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Atypical: The only acting win I’ve seen so far is Patricia Arquette‘s, but just in general, it’s vey cool to see winners like Timothy Spall, Marion Cotillard (WOW!), and J.K. Simmons win here. I thought for sure that “Birdman” would get at least one win, most likely Michael Keaton, which would be very deserved. I’m glad to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel” make it in Screenplay. Ralph Fiennes would have made a great Lead Actor winner as well. Richard Linklater for Director? Interesting. “Boyhood” for BP, then? Now it feels like Oscar season has really started!
ETPhoneHome: It certainly feels that way. I expected the Boyhood wins, but expected more for Birdman. They did spread around the wealth otherwise, and it’s definitely a solid list of winners. I’m guessing there are going to be quite a few people watching The Immigrant tonight.
ibbster: These are really winners I would have expected much more out of LA. It’ll be interesting to see where they differ. Boy did those NY critics really make up for the embarassing Best Film winner last year!
FreemanGriffin: Thrilled!!!! (: BOYHOOD!!!!! (: Richard Linklater! (: I really hope he wins the Oscar as well! I need to see Mr. Turner and Two Days, One Night, particularly hoping that Marion Cotillard makes it into the Oscar race. Too soon for me to change any predictions. Wondering If Darius Khondji can get a Cinematography Oscar nomination? Thrilled, too, that Citizenfour won Best Documentary.
Eddy Q: None of these wins are particularly surprising to me, but many of them are deserving. Timothy Spall you could see coming considering the group’s love for Leigh films in the past, and I’m not shocked they didn’t go for Julianne Moore. Gravity got snubbed just like Birdman last year, so I wonder if that indicates a dislike of obviously showy/virtuosic films among the voters.
FilmGuy619: Nice that Boyhood won big. The biggest surprise, though, is without a doubt Birdman getting shut out. It was also nice that J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette got some love. I even liked Marion Cotillard‘s win, despite not seeing her films yet, since she could finally score a second Oscar nomination.
MarcusJamesDixon: I will admit that I teared up at the big death at the end. I really didn’t think they’d do it. I mean, why promote Emily Kinney to the main credits on The Walking Dead, only use her in three out of eight episodes, and then kill her off? Unless the promotion to the main cast was to throw us off? Hmm.
24Emmy: Poor Beth. She was one of my favorites. Pretty sad character death. I didn’t think she was going to last this long, but alas she’s gone now. Emily Kinney was tearing up on Talking Dead too.
moviefan61794: Admittedly, Beth was never a favorite character of mine, but I agree with everyone else who said she stepped up this season. I’m sad, but not entirely heartbroken, to see her go. I read a post-mortem with TVLine, and she was also very emotional when speaking to them. That makes me appreciate Kinney and her craft because there was very clearly some strong passion there. I can’t say I was too shocked because this show usually amps up screentime and character development before a big death, but how it happened…pretty sudden and ultimately very sad.
ThemeParks4Life: Good episode. Beth’s death was expected after giving her so much screentime ala Herschel last season. I’m curious how long after the events of this episode Morgan arrived at the church, could it be flashforwarding far ahead?
TomHardys: Rosamund Pike is an absolute lock for a nomination and the official dark horse of the race.
Sasha: Yes, yes she is. And honestly now that I’ve seen “Still Alice” I’m more than sure that Rosamund Pike has given the best performance of the year (male or female). I know she’ll lose that Oscar but I still hope she can win GG and/or BAFTA. She just has to win something televised and I’m gonna be one happy camper.
AMG: Saw The Theory of Everything today. I don’t get why people were questioning whether Felicity Jones should have gone Supporting. I thought she was more of a lead than Eddie Redmayne, and I actually kind of preferred her to him. She gives a very honest and emotional performance that isn’t over the top. SO worthy of a nomination, and I wouldn’t begrudge her the odd win at a critics awards.
FcoB: I think Marion Cotillard just got herself into the Best Actress game. Independent Spirit nomination (The Immigrant) + New York Film Critics Best Actress (for both The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night). Her work in Two Days, One Night was called by critics as one of her best (I’ve seen it and she is mesmerizing), but since it’s a French language film, her performance in The Immigrant stands a bigger chance.