Jacki Weaver was startlingly good as a ruthless crime boss in the Australian crime thriller “Animal Kingdom,” for which she received a very deserved Oscar nom. This year, she plays a mousy housewife who is clearly in denial about her obviously mentally ill husband and even more mentally ill son. It’s a fine performance but it’s not nearly as stunning as Ann Dowd in “Compliance” or even Judi Dench in “Skyfall.”
Most Undeserving Oscar Nominations
Here are some Oscar nominees that we wish didn’t get the nod.