Welcome to our final installment of Oscar weeks’ Meet The Nominees! It’s been a fun week, and SO exciting to be just over 48 hours away from the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. So let’s get down to it and wrap up our introductions.[singlepic id=343 w=240 h=320 float=left]Our final Best Actor nominee is James Franco, for 127 Hours. Franco plays true-life adventure climber Aron Ralston, who in 2003 suffered a freak accident near Moab, Utah. Hiking alone, Ralston falls into a ravine and is wedged with his arm trapped under a boulder. He’s stuck there for 5 days (hence the title) with little food and water until finally he frees himself in a way that most people wouldn’t have the fortitude to go through. With the brilliant camera work director Danny Boyle utilizes, we get a unique viewpoint that otherwise wouldn’t have shown us the humanity Franco brings to this role.
Next Up: Best Supporting Actor Nominee Geoffrey Rush