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Critics and audiences are fascinated by how an actor interprets a formidable historical figure, bringing her or him to life on the big screen. Television actors have more leeway but the roles that earn actors awards tend to be quirky and unusual, such as Hugh Laurie in House, Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock, and America Ferrera in Ugly Betty.
Will Ferrell and Jack Black may be correct about comedians not earning accolades on the big screen. However, comedians that step beyond their boundaries, who can stretch the meaning of comedy as well as their acting skills, may land award-nominated
parts. While starring in a film about a man with no arms and legs who sues a major corporation would be surefire way to get noticed, less melodramatic parts may also propel a former comic into Oscar stardom. Quirky and dark comedies are the prime contenders for films that are both funny and Oscar-worthy. Comedians looking to expand into new territory should pursue parts that capitalize on their timing and delivery while minimizing slapstick and predictable antics.
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79th Academy Awards." Oscar.com. Retrieved Feb 26, 2007 at http://www.oscar.com/oscarnight/winners
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