Who will be among the nominees?
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Ezra Miller - 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'
Pro: He's a spark in the movie and never overreaches. His performance in last year's "We Need to Talk About Kevin" had many thinking he could leap onto the scene with a nomination, and though that didn't happen, everyone knows exactly who he is in the wake of that film's success. And amid all the scene-stealing humor, he gets some emotional beats to play in the film, showing dynamic range.
Con: But as noted about the film in the past, it could just skew too young for the Academy to relate. It's currently still expanding but it hasn't really caught fire either. Summit has seen success when they really go after something, but how much can they dedicate to a campaign?
- Kristopher Tapley