July 6, 2015 at 7:47 am #189722
Lily Tomlin has several Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy.
With great reviews already in for her indie film “Grandma,” will she complete her EGOT this year? She should at least be a strong competitor for the comedy category at the Globes and Critics’ Choice, so that will help put her on the map.
This would cap off an incredible 12 months that will probably include an Emmy nomination for “Grace and Frankie” and has already seen a coveted Kennedy Center Honors.
An Oscar nod would happen exactly 40 years after her only one so far in her career (“Nashville,” 1975).July 6, 2015 at 8:02 am #189724
If the movie does well, then I’m sensing it could happen. With the possibility of it being 40 years after her previous nod and the chance of her completing her EGOT, the industry might start getting the feeling of “it’s her turn”. Plus, it could be a comeback vehicle for her since this is her first leading role in quite some time. Sure, that whole “it’s his/her turn” sentimentality didn’t help Michael Keaton (sadly), but Tomlin is much older at 75. So she might not have as many more chances. Just hopefully Tomlin’s performance is worthy of a win.July 6, 2015 at 8:18 am #189725
I don’t know if it will be strong enough as a film to get her into the conversation. I like Tomlin, and I like seeing comedic performances in the Oscar mix. It seems like the Actress category has recently always been about career instead of performance. Though I believe that Blanchett and Moore were the best in their years, if it wasn’t for their careers leading up to it, it wouldn’t have been such a sure thing. I could see Tomlin ending up like Emmanuelle Riva in 2012. A woman who has really proven herself with a long career, but for whom the nomination is seen as the award.
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The title of the film, “Grandma”, doesnt do her chances many favours. Will ageist and gender biased Oscar give her a nomination or even a win?
Fingers crossed. I absolutely adore this woman’s works.July 6, 2015 at 9:41 am #189727
Some of the people that have seen it have said it’s great but they don’t know if it is strong enough. I hope it is because it would be exciting for another member of the EGOT familyJuly 6, 2015 at 10:23 am #189728
I’d be over the moon if that happens. This could be her “last chance”.
But I fear the film will be “too light”. I hope to be prooven wrong.July 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm #189729
Lily Tomlin was a contender that when I first heard about I kind of kept expecting her to come and go, but somehow months later people are still talking about her and this movie, so she’s looking like a definite nominated contender. My worry is that the movie itself is too small to really get enough attention. Yes, it happened last year, but it’s actually pretty rare for a lead acting winner to be the only nomination for their movie. The only two to do it in the last 15 years were Julianne Moore, who had another movie to build her buzz (Maps to the Stars) and a major overdue narrative (not that she wasn’t extremely deserving) and Charlize Theron who had like iconic performance of a generation reviews. More than half of those last 15 winners were in BP contenders. So will Grandma build enough buzz to get another nomination? Maybe Sam Elliot or the screenplay could become contenders. But unless that happens I’d be surprised if she actually wins, even though a nom is looking more and more likely. She may be 30 years older, but Lily Tomlin does not have the same overdue status as Julianne Moore or the same attention grabby performance as Charlize Theron.