The most interesting aspect of this year’s movie awards seems to be the overwhelming support for Sandra Bullock’s performance in Gravity. A role in a surprise women-centric blockbuster will surely lead to a nomination. But some critics have been saying that she will win. The reason, almost universally, is that she carries the film on her shoulders.
In that case, Robert Redford should prevail in the Actors’ category but he doesn’t even appear to be a likely nominee. Now, Bullock has Clooney for company. His role may hardly be around 30 minutes but don’t forget it’s an 80-minute movie. Plus, Redford doesn’t have a dead kid or a father who wanted a daughter (:P).
So, if Bullock wins, Redford should win too. What say?
No, not at all. They are similar but completely different films. Gravity was masterfully directed, with amazing special effects and a brilliant score. All Is Lost did too, but to a much lesser degree.
Neither of them are winning, so it doesn’t really matter.
Bullock was way more incredible in her role than Redford. There’s no comparison.