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January 2, 2018 at 9:14 am #1202453701
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Julia Roberts (Supp Actress – Wonder)November 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm #1202416219
If not counting films that actually won Best Picture:
1930s – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
1940s – The Grapes of Wrath
1950s – Sunset Blvd.
1960s – Dr. Strangelove (close runner-up: Z)
1970s – Cabaret (close runner-up: Chinatown)
1980s – Raging Bull
1990s – Goodfellas (close runner-up: Beauty and the Beast)
2000s – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2010s – Her (close runner-up: Toy Story 3)November 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm #1202416214
1930s – All Quiet on the Western Front
1940s – The Best Years of Our Lives
1950s – On the Waterfront
1960s – West Side Story
1970s – Annie Hall
1980s – Amadeus
1990s – The Silence of the Lambs
2000s – No Country for Old Men
2010s – MoonlightNovember 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm #1202416210
Picture – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Director – Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Actor – Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Actress – Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting Actress – Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Screenplay – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Cinematography – Call Me By Your Name
Best First Film: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Foreign Film: In the Fade (Germany)
Best Non-Fiction Film: Brett Morgan, JaneNovember 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm #1202401485
I’d say that allegations against an actor should be considered when the actor specifically is being recognized, such as with an Oscar nomination or a ‘best actors of all time’ list. (Note that “actor” can be substituted with “director” and so on).
That’s mostly where I draw the line. I think that it’s okay to recognize a film as long as the individual “bad actor” isn’t being highlighted. Blanchett’s Blue Jasmine Oscar win shouldn’t be tainted by allegations against Allen because Allen didn’t give the performance or recieve the award. American Beauty can be placed highly on a list of all-time great films, because Spacey alone is not what made the film great; its screenplay, direction, score, and ensemble are all excellent.
I don’t think I’d include Spacey’s work in American Beauty in any kind of list. But his work in The Usual Suspects and House of Cards…great performances at least in part. Damnit! I hate all this. While focused on reality, I can’t help but feel that this is part of some weird dream.November 1, 2017 at 8:38 pm #1202399965
I think acknowledging achievement in a “best of” list is different than celebrating in with awards. People like the performers you mentioned deserve the former but not the latter.
So we CAN acknowledge the work they did? Interesting. Right now, I’ve had a headache for about 2 days straight. This stuff is just working me up in all the worst ways. I want to acknowledge these occurrences and accusations and honor the victims, but I also want to live my own life…but it’s hard when this stuff is all over the sites I frequent day and night. I’m thinking about giving my love for awards sites up altogether…save for maybe Goldderby…?October 31, 2017 at 8:59 am #1202398772
The personal life of a celebrity is never going to change how I feel about them as a performer. So therefore, I will continue to watch any worthy project Kevin Spacey takes on because of his skills as an actor, not as a human being.
But with House of Cards specifically you’re just watching a creepy power-abusing monster play that exact type of person. It’s not the same as watching Spacey in American Beauty where he’s playing a guy with pedophilic feelings for the underage friend of his daughteeerr… oh right, damn. Actually, f**k the legacy of that performance as well. *shudder*
Are we still good with his work in The Usual Suspects?October 30, 2017 at 6:11 am #1202397574
Hilary Swank. I simply love her. I truly don’t know why. Maybe it’s a Midwest thing. She has such a real style of acting. I want her to go 3 for 3. That would piss of everyone.
I would be pissed off.
Try being happy. Much nicer feeling. Anger is far too persistent in our culture – it’s a disease. Life goes on.October 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm #1202234413
1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
2. Brief Encounter (1946)
3. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
4. Psycho (1960)
5. Annie Hall (1977)
6. The Graduate (1967)
7. Raging Bull (1980)
8. Children of Men (2006)
9. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)October 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm #1202230928
LA LA LAND. I utterly hate it. It’s too pretentious. Although I don’t hate Emma Stone’s performance (or her Oscar win) but seriously I puke every time someone claimed that the movie is good.
There are worse movies out there: Chariots of Fire, Out of Africa, etc… that are worse than La La Land. La La Land is fine. It’s certainly an improvement over Whiplash. But yah, not as good as Moonlight or Manchester by the SeaOctober 5, 2017 at 1:54 pm #1202230915
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