Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Caitlyn Jenner is 10 Years Too Late to Influence Oscars: Felicity Huffman Had Oscar Nom for “Transamerica”


The big talk today is that Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn will somehow help this fall’s Oscar movies with similar themes. But it’s 10 years too late for that. Felicity Huffman was nominated for Best Actress in 2006 for “Transamerica.” It might as well be Caitlyn’s story. A great movie. But the director Duncan Tucker never did another film. Maybe someone knows what happened to him. Huffman should be making movies now but she took off in “Desperate Housewives.” Now she’s starring in “American Crime Story,” for which she should get an Emmy nomination.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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