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Michelle Rodriguez On 'The Paperboy': Why Nicole Kidman Won't Be Nominated For An Oscar

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Michelle Rodriguez has strong opinions about Lee Daniels'
Michelle Rodriguez has strong opinions about Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy."

Michelle Rodriguez doesn't think Nicole Kidman will get nominated for an Academy Award for her controversial performance in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy."

But it's not for lack of talent on Kidman's part. In fact, she loved how the film was "always switching up senses."

In an interview with Vulture, Rodriguez said that she "f---ing loved" some of the more outrageous "Paperboy" scenes, especially when Nicole Kidman urinated on Zac Efron.

"One of my friends said, 'She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar for that.' I was like, 'Nah, man. She’s not black!'" Rodriguez told Vulture. "I laugh, but it’s also very sad. It makes me want to cry. But I really believe. You have to be trashy and black to get nominated. You can’t just be trashy."

Based on Pete Dexter's 1995 novel, "The Paperboy" follows a reporter (Matthew McConaughey) who investigates the wrongful conviction of a sleazy inmate (John Cusack) on death row. Efron plays McConaughey's onscreen brother, with Kidman starring as Charlotte, a woman hellbent on marrying the dead man walking.

As yet, "The Paperboy" doesn't have U.S. distribution or a release date. Click through viewer reactions below.

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