Back in September, PopEater threw Justin Timberlake’s name into the Oscar conversation hat for his role in the highly acclaimed ‘The Social Network,’ and now the pop star seems to have finally gotten the message. Reported last week by the New York Post, Timberlake is in full campaign mode to get a nomination at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, according to a Post source.
“Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign, but Justin is also doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice,” a source said.
Timberlake laughed off our support for him on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘The Social Network,’ but now he’s singing a different tune. PopEater launched a Facebook campaign for him back in September, and the numbers are steadily growing. Join here.
Considering the competition this year for Best Supporting Actor, Timberlake has a decent shot to squeeze into one of the five slots available. There are three virtual locks for this year, including Christian Bale for ‘The Fighter,’ Geoffrey Rush for ‘The King’s Speech’ and Michael Douglas for ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.’ Timberlake has a legit shot to beat out either Mark Ruffalo for ‘The Kids Are Alright’ and Bill Murray for ‘Get Low’ for the remaining two spots.
Originally reported by PopEater.com. Read the original article here.