Despite being widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most gifted film actors, Sir Michael “The Miz” Mizanin has once again been overlooked by the Academy Awards, leading many to speculate about deep corruption in Hollywood.
Despite starring in three critically acclaimed films in the past year — The Marine 9: Space Wars, Christmas Bounty Hunter, and Schindler’s List 2: Electric Boogaloo — Mizanin earned not a single Golden Globe, Oscar, Emmy or Slammy nomination.
The apparent bias of the Hollywood elite against Mizanin is “clearly a conspiracy,” writes cultural critic and film historian R.T. Killings.
Although Mizanin himself has never received a “Best Actor” nomination, a number of the films and television projects he has appeared in have earned recognition, including:
- Scooby Doo and WWE: The Curse of the Speed Demon (2016): Best Cinematography
- The Marine 7: A New Hope (2015): Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Sir Ian McKellan
- Total Divas Season 6 (2016): Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Actress (JoJo).
Some pundits expect that 2019 will be Mizanin’s Oscar year, as he is slated to star in his most challenging roles yet: the bus driver in a shot-for-shot remake of The Chaperone, and the titular character in The Marine 10: Marine Goes to Camp.