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Al Pacino Is Giving His Best Performances on the Small Screen, and He Has Been for Years

Al Pacino Is Giving His Best Performances on the Small Screen, and He Has Been for Years
A cinematic tragedy in three sentences:

Al Pacino hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since 1993. Al Pacino hasn’t appeared in a “fresh” feature film that’s grossed more than $5 million in over 10 years. (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) Al Pacino hasn’t starred in a “fresh” feature film that’s grossed more than $5 million in over 15 years. (“Insomnia”)

But don’t worry. This tragedy has a happy twist: In that same time, the iconic star of stage and screen has been delivering impeccable performances filled with nuance and depth to the masses; performances, it could be argued, that are far more focused, affecting, and intricate than the bombastic turn in “Scent of Woman” that won him an Oscar.

Pacino has been absolutely killing it on television.

Yes, television. The medium once thought far inferior to its big screen brother has been embraced by one of its favored sons for decades.
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Love Guru Leads Razzie Awards

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Love Guru Leads Razzie Awards
Mike Myers' comedy The Love Guru is leading this year's Golden Raspberry Awards after scoring seven nominations at the naming and shaming of the year's worst movies.

Funnyman Myers is nominated in the Worst Actor category, and his castmates Sir Ben Kingsley and Verne Troyer also received Worst Supporting Actor nods for their performances in the comedy, about a spiritual healer.

Other actors up for the Worst Actor dishonour include Mark Wahlberg (The Happening and Max Payne) and Al Pacino, who garnered nods for both 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill.

The Love Guru is also up for the Worst Picture Award, competing with M Night Shyamalan's ecological thriller The Happening, Paris Hilton's farce The Hottie and the Nottie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

The hotel heiress gets three nods for her turn in the comedy picture, as well as another Worst Actress nomination for Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Hilton will compete for that gong against Jessica Alba (The Love Guru and The Eye), the stars of The Women (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Meg Ryan), What Happened In Vegas' Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson for both Fool's Gold and My Best Friend.s Girl.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Hollywood on 21 February - a day before the Academy Awards take place.

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