If you have nothing nice to say, Mr. Oscar Voter, then say it's better to say nothing at all.
Hollywood can be a tough, rough and sick business. Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is finding all of this out in real-time as anticipation builds up for tonight's Oscars.
The Hollywwod Reporter (via Shadow And Act) recently published one "anonymous" Academy Award voter's "brutally honest" take on this year's Oscar noms. We second the question posed by the influential movie blog, saying, "What type of sick individual could hate on the Beast of the Southern Wild star?"
The post, which is quite lengthy, found the hidden Oscar voter taking umbrage over her the enunciation of her name. "I also don't vote for anyone whose name I can't pronounce. Quvez---? Quzen---? Quyzenay? Her parents really put her in a hole by giving her that name -- Alphabet Wallis."
If this voter or director wanted to really deliver some influence with his comments, it would make sense for him to choose something that she obviously had no control over. "The truth is, it's a very sweet but immature performance from a 9-year-old. I've directed children. They probably did a thousand takes and put the best ones together."
Funnily enough, this is probably something that he wouldn't say about Jodie Foster when she was a young budding actress. We'll find out tonight who wins what! Be sure to check out the latest in our Oscars coverage by following us on Twitter.
Props: Shadow And Act