Horn, the amazingly grating star of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" needs to share the honor with screenwriter Eric Roth and director Stephen Daldry. Their simple, unimaginative approach to handling a difficult, quirky character creates the most unsympathetic, obnoxious protagonist in recent memory.
As I say in my review for "The Weekender," the only way we'd get behind Horn's character is if we could push him off a cliff.
Take a bow, young man.
You can read the review of this Best Picture nominee--man, it pains me to type that--here.