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FYC- The two Agatas in Ida (Trzebuchowska and Kulesza)

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  • FilmGuy619
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    After doing my own little FYC post for Essie Davis in The Babadook, I figured i’d shine a light on a few more actresses that I would love to see get recognized in this year’s Oscar race: Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza in the Foreign Language Film contender Ida. After finally seeing that film, I was so floored by their performances and how they play off one another with Trzebuchowska playing the titular guarded nun who undergoes a silent dramatic arc and Kulesza as her alcoholic aunt with a lack of a filter. In the midst of all this talk of it being a weak year for actresses, these two performances, along with Essie Davis in The Babadook, as well as other great performances like Marion Cotillard in Two Days, Night and Jenny Slate in Obvious Child, all prove otherwise.

    Nominations:

    Trzebuchowska:
    European Film Award for Best Actress

    Kulesza:
    Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
    European Film Award for Best Actress
    LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress (WON)
    Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
    San Francisco Film Critics Circle for Best Supporting Actress
     

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    Jake
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    Oh, they were great but I thought Agata Trzebuchowska is good as she is. Her inexperience worked fantastically well with the role of introverted, shy young woman who needed to be stoic to embody that spiritual life was the only one she did know up to the point of her young adulthood. Playing calm and subtle did help the film, more expressive actress wouldn’t work but she was more the vessel of Pawlikowski and right face for the part than anything else. I am not denying her anything but she won’t be Best Actress Oscar nominee. 

    Kulesza, on the other hand, is slightly category fraud which I’m all into buying as the film is less about Wanda than Ida and has plenty of moments without her. In my mind she’s still leading but not as much as Julia Roberts in “August…” or Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”. She was powerful, devastating and in full control of this nuanced performance playing very complicated, rich character. It will be hard but not impossible for her to get nominated.

    The best shot outside of Foreign Film is, in my mind, Cinematography nod as this is the part that is the most responsible for the film’s success.  

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    zordon
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    Thank you for starting this thread!

    I very much agree that both Agatas deserve more recognition. Trzebuchowska actually has no chance of being nominated to Oscar (they didn’t submit her and her performance is too quiet), but Kulesza can definitely be a nice surprise on January 15th. But like I wrote in another thread, despite winning and being nominated for couple critics awards she’s nowhere to be found on predictions lists. Glad someone is trying to change that.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Even though Agata Kulesza is a co-lead, I’m fine with her competing in supporting. She definitely has a better shot there and it seem US critics all peg her as one. But I won’t get my hopes up.

    Anyway, great film. Two fantastic lead performances. Beautiful cinematography, some just like picturesque postcards. I loved how camera didn’t move until the final scenes. It worked well for this film.

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    FilmGuy619
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    Thank you for starting this thread!

    I very much agree that both Agatas deserve more recognition. Trzebuchowska actually has no chance of being nominated to Oscar (they didn’t submit her and her performance is too quiet), but Kulesza can definitely be a nice surprise on January 15th. But like I wrote in another thread, despite winning and being nominated for couple critics awards she’s nowhere to be found on predictions lists. Glad someone is trying to change that.

    You’re very welcome. I encourage other people to start their own FYC threads for performances and films that they feel are getting sadly overlooked. I would say do it soon because nomination ballots start opening very soon and nominations are announced next month. But let your voices be heard!

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    Yakob
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    All the yes to Agata Kulesza.

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