SCANDAL Pace (News): Will Kerry Washington’s X factor earn an Oscar nod this season?
November 24, 2012 — Film contributor, Joey Magidson of ScottFeinber.com recently posted an article on this season’s possible Oscar nominees, highlighting the crossover between television and big-screen actors and actresses. Will ‘Scandal’s Kerry Washington receive a nod at this year’s Academy Awards? Magidson had this to say about the Best Supporting Actress category:
The supporting ladies of 2012 have their share of former TV stars as well. Helen Hunt notably made the transition from owning the small screen on Mad About You to owning the big one with an Oscar win for As Good As It Gets, something that could repeat itself here for The Sessions.
Sally Field has won two Oscars already and seeks a third one for Lincoln, but she’s recently been spotted returning to TV with Brothers & Sisters. Another winner with multiple ties to TV happens to be Melissa Leo. She seeks a surprise nod for Flight, but has highly praised work on Treme to comfort her if that candidacy falls short.
Other long shots include Jessica Biel and Judi Dench, with the former notably leaving the show 7th Heaven to focus on films and the latter spending plenty of time on TV before becoming an often-nominated and award-winning thespian. They seek attention for Hitchcock and Skyfall, respectively. The real X factor here, though, has to be Kerry Washington. She’s received good buzz for Django Unchained, and as much as she’s likely to get attention for that film, she’s also gotten plenty of praise for her small-screen work on Scandal.
The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth McFarlane, will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC .
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