Give Pennywise an Oscar, please

Nadine Darling, the author of She Came from Beyond (which you should definitely read) took to the internets today to argue that Bill Skarsgard deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance as Pennywise the Clown in IT: Chapter 2. We at Couch Thing tend to agree.

So, you might ask, after asking me to please stop rifling through your garbage after chili night, what would it take to make the Oscars not boring and actually maybe briefly exciting and cool? Well, I'm glad you asked, but first of all is this chili garbage for everyone or just family? Ok, my bad. So, anyways, Bill Skarsgard needs to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in It Chapter 2.

You can read her well-reasoned, deeply nuanced argument here ( and you definitely should read it). To summarize, for those of you too lazy to click, she tells us that Skarsgard is deeply talented, and uses the full breadth of his skills to bring an amazing range of emotion to a horror movie baddie.

She points out that he hasn't just rested on being handsome, and taken rom-com leading man roles, but rather digs into the deep, weird, offbeat realms of film.

So, instead of simply collecting comical bags of money with big dollar signs on them for being handsome, Bill Skarsgard shook a fist and bellowed, "NAY!" to the mighty Zeus and his Minotaur dad and decided to take the role as the evil clown Pennywise in It chapters 1 and 2, directed by Andy Muschietti, which entails a lot of running around terrifying children and drooling, two things that are v hard to pull off when you are that good looking, believe me, I know. (I also want to state for the record that Bill and the rest of his good looking family have a lil doohickey over the last 'A' in their surname but I can't do it because I'm a million. You're fucking lucky I'm not trying to type this shit on a Light Brite tied to a fax machine.)

Anyway, read the article and then call your Senator and demand that Bill Skarsgard be given an Oscar for It: Chapter 2, you cowards.