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The ‘Wallflower Syndrome’ Award Goes to ‘Short Term 12’

A year ago, I published a couple of pieces for Variety on what I called “The Wallflower Syndrome,” named in honor of 2012’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and describing films that weren’t getting the awards consideration they deserved, in large part because they didn’t have the right pedigree, or they simply weren’t loud enough to grab people’s attention.

Wallflower Syndrome plagues Oscars

More musings about the Oscars and the Wallflower Syndrome

This year, I’m making “Short Term 12” winner of my just-formed 2013 Wallflower Syndrome Award. It’s a wonderful movie, with an absolutely superb performance from Brie Larson, that really should be seen and considered with the best film work of the year.


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  1. KT

    Sorry for your teams lost Jon but all hope isn’t lost and now hope is restored a bit in SoCal

    • Bumsrap

      Above is picture of Puig and Kemp at Lakers game with Kemp still on crutches.

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