The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards and it looks like the early Oscar buzz Nick Nolte was getting had its merit. Nolte was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Warrior.” In the film, the 70-year-old multiple-time Oscar and Golden Globe nominee played Paddy Conlon, a former alcoholic, boxer, and estranged father of the movie’s two brother protagonists.
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Also nominated for the trophy were 2012 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor winner Christopher Plummer for “Beginners,” Jonah Hill for “Moneyball,” Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn” and Max von Sydow for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.”
Although it’s unclear who the frontrunner of the category is, the fact that an MMA movie even got a nomination is big news as it basically signals that the sport is no longer a fringe one. Hopefully Nolte wins just so we can hear his acceptance speech.
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