Da 5 Bloods viewers are calling for star Delroy Lindo to win an Oscar for his performance in the Spike Lee film.
Netflix released the latest film from the BlacKkKlansman director last week and the Vietnam War epic has been praised by critics and audiences alike.
Spike Lee’s latest follows four African-American war veterans return to Vietnam to find the remains of a fallen comrade ( Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman ) and also the prospect of some buried treasure.
Amongst the group is Paul (Delroy Lindo) who is struggling with a strained relationship with son David (Jonathan Majors) and is still dealing with the trauma he faced during the war.
As the film goes on and the journey through the jungle sees the group face danger and past secrets, Paul’s sanity appears to slowly unravel.
Lindo has been much praised for his turn as Paul and now many are on social media calling for him to win an Academy Award for his performance.
One viewer of Da 5 Bloods wrote on Twitter: “GIVE DELROY LINDO HIS OSCAR GIVE DELROY LINDO HIS OSCAR GIVE DELROY LINDO HIS OSCAR (I said what I said and in case you didn’t hear it) GIVE DELROY LINDO HIS OSCAR #Da5Bloods “.
Another fan of the Spike Lee film wrote: “Delroy Lindo has always been a great actor, but holy s**t! Paul is the BEST role I have EVER seen him bring to life. Spike Lee never disappoints. Da 5 Bloods is a super good movie. #Da5Bloods “.
Meanwhile, another admirer of Lindo’s work tweeted: “Just finished #Da5Bloods, and it’s incredible.
“Delroy Lindo gives a devastating performance that hits you in a profound way.
“This film feels essential, and I hope Spike gets the proper recognition during Awards season.”
A different viewer of the film commented: “I have to single one one man, though! The MVP; DELROY LINDO gives the crowning performance of his LONG career.
“One of 2020s’ Best, surely. The praise he’s getting isn’t consolation, either. He’s that F***ING GREAT! Lindo has always been a masterclass actor. HIS REWARDS ARE DUE!”.
Finally, one Delory Lindo fan concluded: ” #Da5Bloods is an absolute masterpiece of film. One of my most anticipated movies of the year, and it exceeded my hype by a long shot. GIVE DELROY LINDO HIS OSCAR!!!”.
Well, you heard them Academy, reward the man!
Da 5 Bloods is available now on Netflix.
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