I rest my case from what I said earlier in the day when agreeing with honeyjes.Germangirl wrote:I remember this - it was were Daniel was nominated here
DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE AWARD
So what exactly did they honor Hugh for? For raising the charity money - together with Daniel? - Surely not for his performance, where Daniel was clearly the better man - at least for most of the run. This leaves me speechless..guess he is just not doing enough of this
.......if your face fits then it gets rewarded and sod the quality of the acting.
Hugh was good but Daniel was better. It pays to kiss the right asses, but that's something Daniel will never do.
....but even with the two of them, there are not that many rabid fans to account for either their box-offices receipts or their charity haul. I think a lot of people went out of curiosity - and yes - because it was Wolverine and Bond on stage, but they came out saying "wow".Laredo wrote: Huff didn't pick them , the producers did , and they had rabid fans who went over and over again and would see them read the phonebook.
And the main "wow" was "Damn! Daniel Craig can act!! Who would have thought it!"
......well, no-one.....except those who actually took the time to watch his work instead of watching column inches in the gossip press.
Sorry folks if I sound jaded and angry - I've watched this happen to Daniel sooooo many times over the years. It started with OFITN and it's still happening.
He won't play the Luvvie Game and while his audiences love him, the critics could care less because he won't suck up to them. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, their opinion carries weight with those who hand out the good scripts. Which is why Daniel has had to fight for every one of them, especially in the early days to avoid being type-cast as "a bit of rough Northern totty".
It's a curse that has struck both Chris Eccleston and Sean Bean. Neither of them will kiss ass either and their careers have suffered, especially as both are politically outspoken. I think Daniel learned from early on to keep his politics off the agenda.
What we do have to be grateful for is Daniel's scruples and work ethic. We will carry on getting superb performances for as long as he can walk the boards. He will always give his audiences the best of himself.
It's the critics' loss if they are so far up their own egos that they can't see the quality of the man right before their eyes.