BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: John Hawkes in 'The Sessions'
As a polio victim, imprisoned in his own body and looking for physical love before he dies, Hawkes’ heartbreaking work here comes off as if he actually contracted the disease. The fact that the Academy failed to nominate Hawkes for Best Actor doesn’t mean his performance is not worthy. It just means the Academy is wrong. Chances of winning: It’s an honor just to be nominated.
Source: Fox Searchlight