February 25, 2014 at 6:48 am #143020
During awards season, we get to see the personalities of winners and nominees of various awards shows, and sometimes they can be really great performances by really great people – but sometimes this isn’t the case – we will often see an awful/overrated performance, but that person is actually quite charming, and you find yourself routing for them not because of the performance but because they are great on the red carpet or in their acceptance speeches…
…or sometimes it is the other way around, and the performance is amazing, but the person is smug, arrogant or a jerk, and you find yourself wishing them to fail at awards shows because they are so irritating.
For me, Lupita Nyong’o gave a mediocre performance in 12 Years a Slave, but she is such a genuinely sweet and wonderful person on the red carpet and in her acceptance speeches, I really want her to succeed. Another was Christoph Waltz last year with Django Unchained – while I was unimpressed with his performance (I liked it a lot – all QT fans do, but not worthy of an Oscar win), but his speeches were so smart and funny and he has so much energy and personality, I just wanted him to continue winning awards
On the other hand, Anne Hathaway gave quite an impressive performance, but she was so arrogant throughout awards season. I ended up hating her (as did many). Jared Leto also seems self-obssesed
February 25, 2014 at 7:20 am #143022
I didn’t find Anne Hathaway particularly arrogant in last awards seasons,FAKE is probably the better word to use.
I don’t exactly hate his performance(s),but I’ve never been impressed with Dicaprio in terms of acting,but he seems like a nice and humble guy in his (very few) acceptance speeches lol.
I would never root for him though lmfao.
Julia Roberts could be another example.I don’t think she was anything special in Erin Brockovich but her acceptance speech was hilarious(lol@the crazy laughter) and dressed so well.
Woody Allen is a vice versa to me.I really like most of his films,at least from what I’ve seen,but he certainly isn’t a nice guy.I’m not talking about his relationship with Soon-Yi,that really isn’t anyone’s business,he could sleep with whoever he wants as long as the woman isn’t reluctant or underage.The only people who can judge that are the Farrows,as they were parts of the situation.I don’t like him because he just gives me this “you’re all fuckwits and fucktards who know shits about movies” vibe,that’s not very appealing.And he seems to have a bad temper,ew.
Oh and Melissa Leo too.I liked her in The Fighter but wow,what an attention whore.February 25, 2014 at 9:07 am #143023
Basically everything Jennifer Lawrence has done. They haven’t been bad (well maybe AH), but I’ve just been unimpressed with her performances in Silver Linings and AH, and don’t consider either win worthy, the latter not even nomination worthy, but I can’t deny she is a hilarious and really charming personality. I don’t find myself rooting for her because of it though, if anything I kind of find myself rooting against because I sort of resent the fact that her personality helps her so much in getting the awards (imo, before anyone starts attacking me haha)February 25, 2014 at 9:14 am #143024
While she wasn’t my initial choice, the public persona of June Squibb has me wholeheartedly rooting for her to win. She seems so nice and cheery, especially as a contrast to her role in Nebraska. Also, her “meet the nominees ” segment on Jimmy Kimmel was hilarious.February 25, 2014 at 9:21 am #143025
Matthew McConaughey – I don’t know if it’s the weird accent or his smug face and body language – can’t stand the guy. I did find his performance in DBC very compelling though; would be a worthy win.