Aaron Taylor-Johnson won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture for Nocturnal Animals. So, some thought that he had a chance at an Oscar nomination. ATJ didn’t get shit. His Nocturnal Animals co-star Michael Shannon got a nomination, though. ATJ isn’t sad about it. He tells New York Magazine that you won’t find him silently weeping while naked spooning with a fake Oscar statue he bought off the internet. (That sucks because I wish I would find him naked spooning with a fake Oscar statue he bought off the internet.)
AJT tells New York that when his wife, Sam Taylor-Johnson, told him he didn’t make the cut, he let out a long sigh of relief and felt ten tons lighter, because the pressure was off.
“There was relief when my wife told me that I hadn’t been nominated. Coming home from the Globes with an award was brilliant, but I’ve been promoting Nocturnal for six months. As an actor, you prefer to put that kind of energy into something creative. It was good to finally step off the train. You do kind of go, I’m losing my mind.”
He also says that he feels no jealousy toward Michael Shannon and didn’t think Michael was his awards season nemesis:
“Quite honestly, and maybe this is because it’s the first time I’ve been involved in this process and didn’t know anything, I didn’t have any of that. I didn’t feel like, Oh, my PR team and his PR team are rivals. Who can get the best press? Who can get the best gossip about what the critics are really thinking? And Michael’s been a gentleman. He’s only ever congratulated me on my success.”
A good chunk of New York’s article is about how Aaron Taylor-Johnson did not get nominated for an Oscar. Poor Amy Adams. She got straight snubbed by the Oscars and nobody has done a thousand word article about it. But I’m not going to complain about New York devoting all those words to Aaron Taylor-Johnson missing out on a dumb Oscar nom. They came up with a reason to get him topless in a photo shoot, so they’re geniuses for that. Any reason to photograph ATJ’s nipples is a good reason.
I hope they turn this into a weekly series called: Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Not Getting Stuff. I can see it now….
Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Not Getting The Last Available Seat On A Crowded Subway Train (accompanied by a picture of a topless ATJ standing in a subway).
Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Not Getting French Fries With His Meal At Red Lobster Even Though He Asked For It (accompanied by a picture of a topless ATJ sitting in front of a French fries-less plate at Red Lobster).
Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Not Getting A Towel After He Politely Asked A Gym Locker Room Attendant To Hand Him One (accompanied by a picture of a topless and bottomless wet ATJ waiting for a towel in front of a locker room shower).
The possibilities are endless!
Pics: Amanda Demme/New York Magazine