Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A winning formula

As an addendum to yesterday's Oscar nominations post, I thought I should pass along this information just sent from Fried Rice Thoughts New York bureau chief, Mis Hooz.

Don't get too attached to the other Best Actor nominees, if you're not a fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman. According to this formula and schematic from Encyclopedia Hanasiana, it's almost certainly assured that Hoffman will take the award for his portrayal of Truman Capote.

Consider that last year, playing famous people (Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn) received most of the acclaim. And this year, playing gay people has proved successful for several actors (Felicity Huffman, Heath Ledger, the aforementioned Hoffman). So if you're playing someone famous and gay, well, how can you beat that combination?

Sorry, Heath - but you can't fight science.