Who will be among the nominees?
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Garrett Hedlund - 'On the Road'
Pro: Taking on Dean Moriarty is a titanic task by anyone's measure and Garrett Hedlund slid right in and found the right notes. He brought all the allure, enigma and charisma to the character readers of the great novel would have expected and there's always something to be said for surprising the audience. Not many saw this coming.
Con: But the movie is tiny and IFC Films will likely have a difficult time muscling it into the conversation. Reaction has been interestingly split since Cannes so there isn't a huge wave of passion pushing it along.
- Kristopher Tapley