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Vincelette: I heard it too many times, that Amy Adams is always just a filler-nominee at the Oscars, and I disagree a lot. What do you think? I think the Adams haters are just trying to make her look like some kind of filler-Lamy, who’s not overdue at all. I think she is.
GhostOrchid: I’m so allergic to the word “filler”. Filler nods? Ending up in a top 5, when in every year there are hundreds of films released is quite an achievement. Do you really think Academy members go through their lists and think: “Oh, I have four actresses that I’ll nominate… but what to do with the fifth spot? Does Meryl Streep or Amy Adams have a film out? Yes? Okay then!”
ibbster: I have to say I’ve always agreed with the camp that Amy Adams, since Junebug, has only gotten nominations on the coattails of a larger, more loved ensemble cast and Big Eyes last year only proved it further to me. I’ve always though it was weird that she gets a free pass for lazy name-check voting while people constantly bitch about Meryl’s nominations. Not to say that it doesn’t apply to her sometimes, too (moreso in the 90s with noms like One True Thing or Music of the Heart), but I think it’s arguably more applicable in this case.
AMG: American Hustle she was definitely either fourth or fifth to win, with Streep the only question mark that year. I did prefer Adams over Leo in a The Fighter though, and thought that she should have won that year.
Mrs. Doolittle: She only deserved her nominations for Junebug and the Fighter. The rest of the nominations she had no business being nominated for. She did absolutely nothing noteworthy in the Master and Doubt, and she was awful and hammy in American Hustle. I am very glad the Academy wised up not to have her take another deserving spot at the Academy Awards this year for that dreadful Big Eyes film.
Eddy Q: It may be that Adams’s films/co-stars helped her to get nominations more than her performances, but that doesn’t have any bearing on how deserving she was, which for me she was every time except for Doubt. For each nominated performance she had the reviews to support it, as well as major critics awards for Junebug and The Master.
TomHardys: I don’t care for her in Doubt but she was pretty great in The Fighter and The Master was so excellent that even if she indeed rode the coattails of that movie who cares? It’s not like it’s an unworthy performance. Quite the contrary. May I remind you she won several critics awards in the beginning of the season and was perceived as a possible frontrunner at the time before Anne Hathaway came along? Come on you guys.
Djoko: I have to say I LOVED LOVED LOVED Something Rotten! I thought it was such an amazing show from top to bottom. If I start talking about all the aspects I loved about the show I would have to go on and on. After seeing Fun Home last week I have to say my vote would easily go to Something Rotten! for best musical. I just loved everything about it.
SamEckmann: Wolf Hall seems to be a case of differing tastes between Americans and Brits. It was a bonafide smash in London. I think it will do fairly well here, and should still get into the Best Play category, but it seems like it wont become a juggernaut with American audiences the way it was across the pond. And Djoko you MUST see Hand to God. It’s just too good. Steven Boyer is going to give Alex Sharp a serious run for his money. Easily one of the top shows of the season.
adamunc: Gigi appears to be marketing to the teen girl and the mother/daughter segment, so it will be interesting to see if they can draw enough of the Wicked-type crowd to survive. Hudgens’ name may carry them through the summer school breaks. Finding Neverland will probably draw more of the younger kids and their parents (though from what I’ve heard, I don’t know that it’s really tailored to them), so Gigi doesn’t have any other real new competition in their target audience.
Anthony: I have to throw in my two cents on Something Rotten. I could go on and on but all I will say is I have never left the theatre on such a joyous high than I have with this show! I recommend it highly and think it will be a strong contender for awards. I think it’ll end up being an apples and oranges battle with Fun Home. However what do I know? I thought Catch Me If You Can would battle Book of Mormon and we know how that turned out.
ThemeParks4Life: I’ve watched the first 2 episodes of Daredevil, and it’s excellent so far. The slow reveal to Kingpin is a nice change of pace.
jackjackisback14: Three episodes in, this would be on my list for Best Drama.
Tye-Grr: I’m loving the series so far. I’m five episodes in, and it’s terrific. That hallway fight in episode two that was done in one continuous shot was awesome and reminiscent of ‘Oldboy’. Charlie Cox is fantastic as Matt Murdock/Daredevil (not to mention he’s hot as hell), and the supporting cast is aces. Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Rosario Dawson are particularly great.