New Year’s Eve sees two last-minute entries into this year’s Oscar
race: Defiance and Good. Though both films feature Academy-friendly
players (Defiance director Ed Zwick also helmed Glory and Blood
Diamond, while Good star Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor
last year), they’re long shots at best.
Best Supporting Actor, Liev Schreiber
Indie stalwart Schreiber is certainly the standout of the film, but
except for its inclusion on the NBR top 10, it hasn’t gained any awards
Best Actor, Viggo Mortensen
If The Road hadn’t been pushed to 2009, Mortensen might have had a shot
a repeat Best Actor nomination. But not for this overloud, stagey drama.