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Sarah wrote me back today when I messaged her “ugh” about Leonardo DiCaprio surging in the Oscar rankings. As I posted earlier, Leo’s in a one man race – click here for a refresher. But wait… is he, really?
As Sarah pointed out, Kris Tapley, the co-awards editor at Variety, tweeted yesterday about Johnny Depp hustling undercover:
The best actor Oscar race is Depp vs. DiCaprio. The former is working it harder than haters know, the latter put himself through hell.— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) November 24, 2015
Hustling for the nomination? Or hustling for the win? Because he said before that the nomination was enough. The winning would require talking and Johnny doesn’t want to talk. Unless, of course, the talking is about his wife, Amber Heard.
Earlier this week Johnny accompanied Amber to the premiere of The Danish Girl (you know, the film featuring acclaimed performances by Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne?) and was asked about what he thought of her role in the film:
"It looks like where she belongs (in a period drama). I always felt like I was supposed to be in a different time and I kind of felt that way about her the first time I saw her, so it looks right and perfect for her."
OF COURSE that’s what they do. Sit around and tell themselves that they coulda been Rolling Stones and Elizabeth Taylor. Which…can’t you see it? He’s the one who regrets he wasn’t in his prime in the 60s. And that’s why he keeps living there. And Amber? Well, Amber’s motto is that she’s underappreciated in her time. Clearly these two were made for each other. Because, also, they love the same music: the blues. Strap down your eyes before they start rolling and you miss this quote:
"We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she's an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was. She's very very literate. She's a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she's kind of brilliant and beautiful."
What else would it be but the blues though? When’s the last time you heard a story like this about people falling in love and instead of the blues it was Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up? That would actually impress me more.
Sarah asked me the sh-t vs diarrhoea question: who would you rather see win the Oscar, Johnny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio? My answer is Johnny Depp.