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5 reasons why Wesley Snipes deserves an Oscar nomination for ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

5 reasons why Wesley Snipes deserves an Oscar nomination for ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Wesley Snipes is one of the main reasons for the great reviews that “Dolemite is My Name” is getting. Eddie Murphy stars as Rudy Ray Moore, a comedian who proved the naysayers wrong when he became a film star in the 1970s. Snipes steals the picture from him as D’Urville Martin, the erstwhile director that Moore hires to helm his first film. Here are five reasons why Wesley Snipes deserves a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “Dolemite is My Name.”

1. He is playing against type.

Snipes embraces his camp side to play this character. While he is hilarious throughout the film, he never oversteps into hamminess. Sometimes he doesn’t even need a line to slay the audience. With his bulging eyes and pursed lips, Snipes delivers a wonderfully physical comic turn. This is a far cry from his usual macho schtick and it is a delight to

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