The glitz, the glamor, the red carpet – we’ve all come to love the Oscars, no matter what kind of traffic disaster the ceremony causes in Hollywood. But what many people don’t know is that, behind the scenes of the award show, actors and producers lobby and campaign for those statues as if they were running for office.
This year, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] gets to join in, as he pushes for a trophy for his performance in The Social Network.
“Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign,” according to a source, “but Justin is doing things his own way, attending Academy screenings and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice.”
Timberlake would not be the first pop singer to get an Oscar nomination, though it’s arguable whether [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jamie Foxx[/lastfm] is a pop singer who acts or an actor who sings.
We want campaign ads. Like this one (watch all the way to the end):
Did you see The Social Network? Do you think Timberlake deserves an Oscar nod for his work? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: Vulture/New York]