There are a lot of ageing actors and actresses in Hollywood at the moment, who are getting the recognition that their years of hard work and dedication, along with the wealth of acting talent deserves. This years Academy Awards has seen a lot of these older stars being nominated for Oscars and it would be great to see some of them landing the prize.
Veteran actor Bruce Dern was nominated for an Oscar way back in 1978 and he has had to wait all this time to get another nod by the Academy Awards. Bruce is nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his role in the impressive movie Nebraska and the movie's director Alexander Payne has spoken highly of his leading man.
Payne told Parade, "He’s the first guy who jumped to mind when I first read the script ten years ago. I thought, “Oh, this could be a good part for Bruce Dern.” Then years went by because I didn’t want to do another road picture, and then the time came to make it, and I still met probably fifty guys his age just for due diligence, but I circled back around to Mr. Dern."
While Bruce Dern is not considered the favourite to win the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, he certainly has an outside chance of walking away with the award. Bruce goes up against Christian Bale (American Hustle), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), when the 86th Academy Awards takes place on March 2.
Who do you want to win the award?