He sings. He acts. He suffers. He does it all in Tom Hooper’s bloated, overwrought adaptation to the hugely popular Broadway play. The role is filled with all the flash and razzamatazz that Academy voters love but is his performance really better than, say, John Hawkes in “The Sessions” or Bill Murray in “Hyde Park on Hudson” or Jean Louis Trintignant’s masterful turn in "Amour"?
Most Undeserving Oscar Nominations
Here are some Oscar nominees that we wish didn’t get the nod.