December 18, 2003

pacino over kirk

As if we needed confirmation that the Hollywood Foreign Press is completely out to lunch: Pacino got the miniseries actor nomination for Angels in America instead of Justin Kirk. Pacino’s Roy Cohn was very Pacino – bugeyed, raw, vocal and engaging, to be sure. But Kirk’s Prior Walter was masterful; you couldn’t ask for more subtle, nuanced and emotionally rich acting. His soliloquy address to the continental principalities (“addicted to life”) and the final scene in Central Park will stay with me for months.