This year’s Oscar nominations were announced by The New York Times, and in their opinion, Gibbs should be nominated for Best Actor.
Hollywood is paying attention to Freddie Gibbs, another rapper who made the transition from the recording studio to the big screen. Although Gibbs’ lyrics have long been appreciated in hip-hop, he made his acting debut in Down with the King last year.
The film focused on rapper Money Merc (Gibbs), who grows discouraged by life as a celebrity. He left the metropolis and ultimately discovers his calling in a little community.
The New York Times published an article this week titled “And the 2023 Oscar Nominees Should Be…” that featured their suggestions for this year’s nominations. Unexpectedly, Gibbs was among the contenders for Best Actor.
The rapper merely replied, “Bruhhhh,” to a tweet that was forwarded about the piece. It would be absurd to see my name next to Daniel Kaluuya, he added. I have a tonne of work to accomplish. Several of Gibbs’ colleagues praised him for the recognition.
Other NYT candidates included Jafar Panahi, Franz Rogowski, Kaluuya, Viggo Mortensen, Benjamin Voison, and Kaluuya.
Gibbs stated that he could relate to the struggles of his character in an interview with Paste Magazine in August 2022.
“I can share some of those same thoughts,” he continued, “and I can identify with Mercury’s pain and the things that he was feeling coming from the rap game.” “
“I’m not going to claim it was simple to play Mercury since I don’t always share his viewpoints, but there were some aspects I could bring into the role because I’ve experienced them in my own life, such as conflict with other rappers and being estranged from your children.
Observed the movie Down with the King? See the movie’s trailer up there.