Why Wasn't Jack Black Nominated For An Oscar for SCHOOL OF ROCK?

I just rented the DVD.

Granted, the film was was not Oscar worthy, but Jack Black was brilliant!

That guy is gonna bust out and finally get the credit that is due to him. He is fearless, and he has the energy of John Belushi, and the intensity of DiNiro.

Can’t believe he wasn’t nominated…even as a supporting actor, although he carried that film on his back.

Irony that a Jack Black film was written by Chuck White.


But he was nominated for a Golden Globe, so close enough.

I loved Jack Black in School Of Rock, but I believe the reason why he was so great is that the role was written perfectly for him. The role matches his stage persona so well, that he was naturally brilliant.

Of course, his performance in School of Rock can’t hold a candle to his masterpiece, magnum opus performance in Shallow Hal, the greatest movie of this millennium.

Mike White actually, writer of The Good Girl, Orange County and Chuck and Buck (among others) which is probably where you got chuck from. He rocks.

Jack will probably be nominated when they expand the number of nominees to say, 50. But the awards ceremony will be really long.

I think he should have gotten a support actor nom for High Fidelity.

Comedies are almost never recognised in the Oscars, so it’s hardly surprising. The last comedian to win anything was Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost (1990)

The fact that someone is a comedian has little bearing on whether they win, although if their performance is comedic they often aren’t nominated. However, Jack Nicholson won for As Good As It Gets and Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump more recently than Goldberg.

I think the main reason Black was not nominated for an Academy Award - and he would have had to be nominated for Best Actor - is that he didn’t deserve to be. He was funny, but in a lot of scenes he was a bit too scenery-chewing to be as funny as he could have been. It was good, but wasn’t a great performance.

As to actors not winning for comedies, I would point out to Tapioca Dextrin that he/she is just hopelessly wrong; since 1990, both Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi Dench won Oscars for “Shakespeare in Love,” which was as much a comedy as anything else; both Nicholson and Helen Hunt won Oscars for “As Good as it Gets,” Frances McDormand won an Oscar for a comedic role in “Fargo,” Mira Sorvino won an Oscar for “Mighty Aphrodite,” Dianne Weist won an Oscar for “Bullets Over Broadway,” Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for “My Cousin Vinny,” and Jack Palance won an Oscar for “City Slickers.” Actors in comedies do just fine in Oscar voting.

Yeah, but apart from those 9…

Quite surprising when you see it like that.