Sonic Youth wrote:Oh, and if The Big Short wins, I predict people in future generations will call Steve Carroll's omission one of the biggest snubs in recent Oscar history, and wonder how Carroll - whose character and performance is the soul of the film - could have been left off. Today, it's easily explainable, and we can say that at the time it didn't feel like a snub, and a nomination wasn't expected. But in time, history will vindicate him.
I completely agree. Carrell gives the film's best performance and completely nails the role, bringing the audience into the rage without ever alienating them. And to make way in the Best Actor race for something like Bryan Cranston in Trumbo? That was just a very weak movie all around and Cranston gave a performance that I thought bordered on caricature, playing to the absolute last seat in the back of the theater (and perhaps beyond to the refreshments stand out in the lobby).