Tim [spall] could well be nominated and not win because Hollywood films tend to win.
spall says that, faced with the contradictions in the research, they created an amalgam of them.
spall spent two years training to paint in preparation for the role.
"chip of stone," mid-15c., from Middle English verb spald "to split open" (early 14c.), from or related to Middle Dutch spalden, Middle Low German spalden, cognate with Old High German spaltan "to split" (see spill (v.)).