13 years ago,
on this day (January 24), Johnny and Vanessa Paradis attended the 80th Academy
Awards (Oscar Awards) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
day, he was nominated on the category “Best Actor” for his role as Benjamin
Barker/Sweeney Todd, but the winner ended up being Daniel Day-Lewis for his
role as Daniel Plainview in “There Will Be Blood”…
This event also marks Johnny’s third and last nomination for an Oscar after the
nominations for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2004 and as J.M. Barrie in “Finding
Neverland” in 2005.
Johnny and the Oscars: A love and hate story…
“I don’t want to win one of those things ever, you know.” ~ Johnny Depp for the BBC at the London Film
Festival’s Black Mass (October 11, 2015)
As we know,
no matter how hard Johnny work, there’s always someone belittling and ignoring
his efforts. Although we don’t know, and neither Johnny really shows how he
feels about it, we do feel a disappointed when he is not recognized, like when “Black Mass”, which was praised by the audience and critics, had any nomination for an Oscar…
In the other hand, Johnny already explained in 2015 that he is not so interest in such awards for at least two reasons: First because he “doesn’t want to talk” – As we
know, Johnny is so shy that he rather not give long speeches onstage when not in
character – and, later after he answered: “The idea of winning means that you’re in
competition with someone and I’m not in competition with anybody. They gave me
one of those things, like a nomination, two or three times. A
nomination is plenty.”
Although being an honor and always thankful for the nominations and recognitions, Johnny also
always said that he is not competing to be better than anyone. He’s just doing
his part and working hard, no matter if recognized or not….
down, yes, I think it would be amazing and well deserved, Johnny win an Oscar someday, but just for his attitudes and way of thinking he already got my “proud award”.