UNDERRATED: Michael B. Jordan in 'Fruitvale Station'

Now that Oscar season is entering its Olympics break, let's consider why this young actor who rose to fame on "Friday Night Lights" didn't receive a lead actor nod for his role in the dramatization of the life of the late Oscar Grant, shot by a transit cop at an Oakland BART station in 2009. Jordan captured a complex, conflicted human who deserved a far better fate, and he did it without scenery-chewing or campy costumes.

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Now that Oscar season is entering its Olympics break, let's consider why this young actor who rose to fame on "Friday Night Lights" didn't receive a lead actor nod for his role in the dramatization of the life of the late Oscar Grant, shot by a transit cop at an Oakland BART station in 2009. Jordan captured a complex, conflicted human who deserved a far better fate, and he did it without scenery-chewing or campy costumes.

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