A Good Time To Be Robert Pattinson

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A Good Time To Be Robert Pattinson

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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his year’s winner of the Best Actor Oscar ought to be Robert Pattinson. Except, he hasn’t even been nominated.

Tomorrow, when the ceremony begins in the wee hours, we’ll all probably guffaw to the usual delivered-as-anticipated battle between two modern giants of acting, this time in the form of Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis. Both Oldman and Day-Lewis are anachronistic, vintage models in a contemporary setting that roll along the tarmac, laying their own carpet as they go. Not setting the bar, but defining measurement in personal terms. You can’t help but be in awe of the pedigree.

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