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For Your Consideration: The William Hurt Honor


Dear Nathaniel,

In lieu of gifts this holiday season, I wanted to campaign for the inclusion of a new category in the Film Bitch Awards called:

The William Hurt Honor.

For those scene-stealers whose roles are too large to be cameos, and who really have no purpose in their respective films other than to just show up and have a fuck ton of fun.


And this year, You can honor the man who made us laugh immorally in a morality play.

The man whose strut puts drag queens to shame.

The man cool enough to have the Stones introduce him everywhere he goes.

He might show up to the party, but don't worry:



He's on the list, baby girl.

With love, 


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Far and away the best part about A History of Violence, but he's only in there for like...10 minutes.

"Jesus, Joey..."

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

John Goodman, FTW!

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSquasher88

Love this category idea but kind of disgusted by the choice of the first honoree. I can handle (and occasionally even enjoy) Goodman showboating any day, but that final scene in the hotel room was so, grossly off-putting, mostly due to the writing but also in large part because of Goodman's playing of it, full of the wise-ass mannerisms that are the trademark of Goodman's worst performances. The growing likelihood of a Goodman nomination is giving me serious anxiety. Is Oscar seriously going to leave Dwight Henry and Matthew McConaughey out in the cold for this unremarkable, self-absorbed performance?

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Hurt totally deserved his nomination.

By the way, Nathaniel were are your 2011 Best Actress and Best Actor in Limited or Cameo Role? You even askedf or our choices!

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

he was all kinds of wrong in Coyote Ugly.

Who can forget him dancing on a bar next to Tyra Banks ?


November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

#1 with a bullet for me is Matthew McFadden in Anna Karenina.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianZ

i cant think of a better person for this type of category. hes just someone to treasure. perfect choice!

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpoppy

Are you taking FYC's? Cause Jennifer Kumiyama in The Sessions (the therapy host who loves her a good...toy) seems like a good match.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

Here, here! Though I may retitled this to the Thelma Ritter Honor. And Goodman would be deserving (He also could have been deserving last year).

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

Can we nominate retroactively? Bill Nighy in Love Actually, which happens to be on my TV at the moment.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDusty

@Austin: Love the Thelma, but more often than not she served a purpose in her films. Goodman was a tonal oddity in a film with quite a few.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeau

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