Will Smith Receives 2nd Oscar Nod for Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith picked up a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film The Pursuit of Happyness when the list of nominees was announced for this years Academy Awards on Tuesday (January 23). Based on true events, Pursuit tells the story of Chris Gardner, a struggling single father and salesman who defies the odds to pursue a career as a stockbroker. Together with his son, played by Smith's real son Jaden, Gardner endures homelessness, eviction, and tax seizure before eventually achieving his dream. This latest nod from the Academy marks Smith's second Best Actor nomination, the first coming in 2001 for his portrayal of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the film Ali.