When you watched James Franco's electric, elevating, perhaps Riff Raff infringing performance as enigmatic rapper-criminal Alien in Spring Breakers, were you thinking "Oscar nomination?" Well the film's distributor was.

A couple of days ago A24 made clear through their twitter account that they seriously intend to campaign for Franco to get a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his film-saving work. We don't see firearm fellatio and rousing Britney Spears renditions winning the Academy over, but stranger things have happened. Just in case, Riff Raff: start retaining counsel buddy.

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