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Stop the clock! Andrew Garfield has nabbed his second Best Actor Oscar nomination for Tick, Tick... Boom.
It seems we're living through the best era of Garfield's career: in 2020, he starred in the downright bizarre Mainstream; and a year later, he's starred alongside Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, returned with Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home and forged a career-best performance as Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick... Boom.
That said, the Brit hasn't been short on critical acclaim; look back to 2016 when he got his first Oscar nomination for Hacksaw Ridge, not to mention his turn in Martin Scorsese's underappreciated Silence.
Garfield was nominated for Best Actor alongside Will Smith for King Richard, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog and Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth and Javier Bardem for Being the Ricardos, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio for Don't Look Up. Check out the full Oscar nominations here.
In Netflix's Tick, Tick... Boom, directed by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Garfield plays Larson, the famed playwright behind Rent who tragically passed away before the hit musical really lit up Broadway. The film follows Larson on the brink of turning 30, feeling the pressure of bringing his dream to life while navigating love and friendship.
His Oscar nomination also comes after his Golden Globe win for best performance by an actor in a motion picture musical or comedy. 'I'm just very deeply moved and kind of touched that I get to be apart of this film and to have it received in this way... it's good to be alive. It feels great,' he earlier told Ellen.
Garfield was also nominated for a SAG Award. 'This is the SAG Awards honouring [Larson] and his life and what he stood for, how he lived his devotion to the art of theatre and storytelling,' he told E! News.
this makes me so emotional bc jonathan larson always knew he was going to be the future of musical theatre but he wasn’t there to see it actually happen pic.twitter.com/jluMdpcCJZ— (emo)ry (@schuesterphobic) November 20, 2021
'What he sang about was his artist community, who were all at that time going through this terrible AIDS epidemic and the terrible injustice of the Reagan administration and the tragedy that was befalling this community of artists in New York City and around the world.
'He was a generous advocate [and] revolutionary artist, so I feel like this nomination is really just another way of giving Jon more life. And I find more and more breath to sing more of his song while he can't and I find that deeply moving.'
Tick, Tick... Boom! is available to watch on Netflix now. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 28 at 1am GMT.
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