You blew it, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As talented as Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, and Joaquin Phoenix are, the nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role should have included the United States Congress for its astonishing performance in Fiscal Cliff Fiasco, a mash-up of the thriller and horror genres. As I watched Congress’s virtuoso display of the theatrical arts, I felt a range of emotions: outrage, sorrow, fear, but mostly utter disbelief. You have to hand it to an actor when he can make you feel so deeply, especially when the script is so lousy; after all, the outcome of the picture was clear from the beginning.
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