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Is Frost/Nixon Oscar Bound?

The big screen adaption of Frost/Nixon is such a strong contender for the Academy Awards, according to Fox News critic Roger Friedman, that the question is not if the film will get a nod, but whether Frank Langella (as Richard Nixon) or Michael Sheen (as David Frost) will be nominated in the Best Actor category. “The studio would like Sheen to go for the Oscar in the supporting category so he might win,” Friedman writes. “Sheen, who’s on screen just as much as Langella, wants to go for lead even if he doesn’t win. He feels it establishes him as a lead actor.” Friedman predicts Langella’s “sensational” performance is likely to win out. “It’s a tour de force embodiment, not an impersonation,” he writes.