It can be argued that Tom Hanks is our greatest, living, American actor. I mean, let me just lay a few titles on you: “Forrest Gump,” “Cast Away,” “Philadelphia,” “Apollo 13,” “Sully,” “Captain Phillips,” “Saving Private Ryan,” the “Toy Story” movies, “Bachelor Party”…
Okay, I’m just kidding about that last one.
Certainly it can be argued that he is among our most beloved. I mean, who’s mom doesn’t love Tom Hanks, right?
Speaking of beloved, has there ever been anyone more beloved than Mr. Rogers? So when you combine the beloved Tom Hanks portraying the beloved Mr. Rogers, it HAD to be great.
And “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is.
So, it came as no surprise to see that Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar for this performance. Here’s the shocker tho.
Did you realize that this 6-time-nominee/2-time-winner HAS NOT been nominated for an Academy Award in nearly twenty years?
What? TWO DECADES? Really?!
Yup, not since 2001’s “Cast Away” (he was ROBBED that year-btw-should have won easily) has Tom Hanks been at the Oscar Ceremony with stake in the game.