Justin Timberlake is working in high gear to get nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category in Oscars for his role in the ‘The Social Network’.
A source close to Timberlake, 29, who’s currently filming sci-fi thriller ‘Now’ in Los Angeles with Amanda Seyfried, said that the singer is leaving no stones unturned to get nominated.
“He’s hell-bent on getting a nomination this year even though he has tough competition from his co-star Andrew Garfield,” the New York Post quoted the source as saying.
“Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign, but Justin is also doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice,” the source added.
Timberlake faces competition not only from Garfield but also from Geoffrey Rush, who has played a speech therapist in ‘The King”s Speech,’ and Christian Bale, who stars as the trainer to boxer Micky Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg) in ‘The Fighter’, which opens Dec. 17.
Timberlake’s reps declined to comment, but another source confirmed, “He’s doing everything to support ‘Social Network’.”