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Justin Timberlake Reportedly Starts Oscar Campaign

November 29, 2010 (6:41 am) GMT
The 'Social Network' actor is said hell-bent on getting a nomination at the awards show this year although he has to compete with co-star Andrew Garfield.

After getting success in musical career with boyband , also wants to be recognized in acting. The singer who has spread his wings in Hollywood movie industry in the past few years reportedly eyes a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for his role in critically acclaimed "".

And in an effort to land the nod, Timberlake is said starting his own campaign and seeking advice from former Oscar winners and . "Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign, but Justin is also doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice," a source close to him tells New York Post.

"He's hell-bent on getting a nomination this year even though he has tough competition from his co-star ," the source adds. While representatives for the 29-year-old singer/actor refuse to comment, another source affirms the news, saying "He's doing everything to support 'Social Network'."

To get Best Supporting Actor nom, Timberlake will not only face Garfield but also ("") and ("").

Timberlake portrays Napster founder Sean Parker in "The Social Network" which is directed by "" helmer David Fincher. He is currently shooting "Now" with .

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