Saturday, December 6, 2008


According to many critics and movie-goers, Beyonce may just have her first Oscar nod for her role in Cadillac Records as the notorious but legendary Etta James. 

Beyoncé Knowles could have nabbed an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress. That's how good she is playing it all sexy, sassy and druggy as Etta James, the R&B singer who found the soul in songs like "At Last." Too bad for Knowles that she's only part of Darnell Martin's rushed mess of a movie that jams the story of Chicago-based Chess Records into one incoherent package. Adrien Brody plays Leonard Chess, who started the company in the 1950s with his brother Phil (we hardly see him) to record great blues artists and pay them with Caddys. There's Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker's as Howlin' Wolf, and a lively Mos Def as Chuck Berry. It's all a blur, except for the music. That's workin'."

-Rolling Stone
All I can say is WOW! I'm a Beyonce fan but I'm not delusional. She was never a GREAT actor - she was an exceptional one; she was definitely not bad. I'm really excited to see this movie. I hope she gets the nomination! 

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