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October 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm #1202342094
Rami Malek wins BA for “Bohemian Rhapsody” while Patrick Stewart gets into BA for the first time with “The Kid Who Could Be King” & “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” gets nominated for CinematographyOctober 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm #1202346515
Let’s see if Sunset Boulevard starts actually getting off the ground. If it lands a director and moves into production, the Academy might well wait another year to bestow the Best Actress prize upon Close. If, however, Sunset looks unlikely…
For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis, please visit me at The Awards Connection!October 29, 2017 at 3:48 am #1202356561
Hoping for Sissy Spacek in Old man and the gun….. She really deserves more than 1 oscarOctober 29, 2017 at 3:51 am #1202356625
I’m hoping for Sissy Spacek!October 29, 2017 at 6:02 am #1202358851
Natalegend will snatch glenn’s wig next yearOctober 29, 2017 at 6:04 am #1202358890
natalegend will snatch glenn’s wig next yearOctober 29, 2017 at 6:21 am #1202359275
I am really hoping some oscar love for annihilation and Natalie
Especially for Natalie i cant believe she has 3 nomination she deserves betterOctober 29, 2017 at 6:33 am #1202359610
Would love it if Saoirse Ronan wins for Mary Queen of Scots. And if chamalet continues his awesome form a win for him in Beautiful Boy.
Or george mckay gets nominated or wins for his role as Hamlet in Ophelia. He was great in Captain Fantastic.
Oscars 2018 shall be the time for new generation of actors to shine.October 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm #1202379874
Best Actress (Emma Stone)
Best Actress (Rachel Weisz)
Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman)
Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Best Original Screenplay (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara)
Best Production Design (Fiona Crombie)
Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
Best Makeup & HairOctober 30, 2017 at 9:30 am #1202397788
Now: First thing first, if anyone thinks it’s silly to predict next year’s nominations when this year and awards cycle isn’t over yet, hey! people do it with actual politics, and in most cases as policy. So let’s have some fun.
First is the Amy Adams situation, if her role in Backseat is Supporting, she’s fucking winning it. However, I have the impression that this might fall as a bit of a category fraud and her role might be more lead. Still.
Second it’s Sony Pictures Classics releasing a new film version of The Seagull, starring Annette Bening as Irina, Saoirse Ronan as Nina and Elisabeth Moss as Masha. If it turns out good and not seen as a by-the-numbers adaptation, we could be seeing two things: Bening getting another best actress nod (back to that in a minute) and Saoirse pulling the rarely seen double coup of a Best Supporting Nod and a Best Actress nod for Mary Queen of Scots. There’s also a shot for Moss, but Masha isn’t as prominent a “supporting role-fitting” role as Masha (one could say Nina is a lead character too, but for the Academy it’s always either or).
And here’s where it gets fun: If SPC manages to get both Glenn Close and Annette Bening nominated, we could have a clash of the unjustly overdue. Throw in a Saoirse on her potential fourth or fith (or if voters fuck it up this year, third) nod and it’s beyond crazy. Hell, if Amy Adams runs as lead actress and gets nominated too… I pity the voters.
Oh, and other potential Best Actress nominees could include Felicity Jones playing Shield of Modern Democracy Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns (I’m even gonna call it now: Comedy Actress GG), and for god’s sake, let’s not underestimate Viola Davis (and the whole cast) of Widows, the return of Steve McQueen (the director, not the actor, though both things happening at the same time would compensate for 2016).
Also not to be underestimated, A Wrinkle in Time, across the board and Ava DuVernay in particular. Woman made the transition from indies to mid-budget to blockbuster the proper way and don’t be surprised if she knocks things out of the park with it.
[Apologizing beforehand if this post get’s repeated in this thread, posting has been very iffy lately so I might do a fuck up]October 30, 2017 at 5:11 pm #1202398160
This thread already makes next year’s actress races feel more insane than this and last years’ were.
The world is really gonna give us Adams, Bening, and Close competing to earn their dues; Kidman and Davis fighting for much deserved second trophies; a Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic; Mary Poppins with Blunt, Streep, and Walters; double Ronan; Foye playing support in a Chazelle biopic of Neil Armstrong; Chastain, Portman, Bates, and Sarandon in the stellar ensemble of Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut; palace intrigue films featuring Ronan, Stone, and Weisz; a BELL JAR adaptation featuring Fanning and Arquette; Witherspoon, Winfrey, and Mbatha-Raw in a WOC-directed fantasy drama; and leading turns from Blanchett, Portman, Mara, Ridley, and Lawrence? All in one calendar year? And there’s still more that I haven’t heard of yet?
How am I supposed to make year-in-advance predictions out of this??
I feel BLESSED and STRESSED already.November 18, 2017 at 1:23 am #1202414067
Do you think Kit Harington might get an Oscar nomination for The Life and Death of John F. Donovan?