William Hickey received his only Oscar nomination for playing Don Corrado Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor.
It is a performance much like Jack Nicholson's where I guess they were trying to be funny. After all Prizzi's Honor is suppose to be a comedy even though I never really detected very much of it. I think Hickey's whole routine with acting like he basically is dead is suppose to be funny but it just comes off as strange and not funny. Hickey technically is not horrendous though he has some moments which focus on him, where he does an okay job. When he is commanding his men, he method is bizarre but it technically goes in line with the movie even if what the movie is trying to do does not really work. He technically is just going along with the film's odd attempts at comedy and I guess he tries his best, but the effort is wasted.