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    How meaty is Glenn’s role? Amy’s? Is there a lot to work with?

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    Go read about the book’s reception and you’ll see why this film probably will cause controversy and won’t get anywhere near an Oscar. It was a bad idea to release it in 2020.

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    Go read about the book’s reception and you’ll see why this film probably will cause controversy and won’t get anywhere near an Oscar. It was a bad idea to release it in 2020.

    Ron Howard said on an interview for Variety, that he decided not to focus too much on the political side but rather on the family and how the Appalachian culture influenced their lifes. He was also asked if the movie could be screened at White House and he said no. So I don’t think the movie will be THAT controversial.

    FYC Emmys: Helena Bonham Carter (Drama Supporting Actress), Olivia Colman (Drama Actress), Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh (Drama Actress), Fiona Shaw (Drama Supporting Actress), Zendaya (Drama Actress), Alexis Bledel (Drama Guest Actress)

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    Close is doing the baitiest de-glam since Alfred Noobs so if she wins that win’s gonna be mocked forever. It’s a literal please-gimme-oscah. Good for her cause she deserved it for Dangerous Liasons and Fatal Attraction but, yeah, this is the most desperate kind of role, maybe a half-step below Noobs and Danish Girl (Redcaropet role) on Desperation Scale.

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    I’ve never read the book, but I plan on reading it hopefully later this year. I also may be reading Killers Of The Flower Moon as well, since that will be Martin Scorsese’s next film.

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    I also may be reading Killers Of The Flower Moon as well, since that will be Martin Scorsese’s next film.

    Great book

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    I’m not doing the Glenn thing this year. They will not award her. They couldn’t care less to have her onstage.

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    I’ve read the book, and depending on what take the script has, Glenn should have some pretty good material to sink her teeth into…..

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    Did “Four Good Days” get a release date? There are only a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, mixed for the film but positive for the two actresses.

    Don’t know if it is a big enough film to get awards attention but it would be cool if Close bounced back with double nominations.

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    Did “Four Good Days” get a release date? There are only a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, mixed for the film but positive for the two actresses.

    Don’t know if it is a big enough film to get awards attention but it would be cool if Close bounced back with double nominations.

    I think Four Good Days was too much of a mixed bag to push for a double campaign. I think keeping it simple with Close by going supporting for Hillbilly will be enough.

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    what kind of role will Amy Adams have? a lot of people are predicting her in lead actress so I imagine her role in the book is quite big?

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    what kind of role will Amy Adams have? a lot of people are predicting her in lead actress so I imagine her role in the book is quite big?

    I started it but haven’t finished yet because I’ve been busy, maybe this week I’ll have time.

    Anyway from what I’ve read, Glenn’s role a lot more prominent than Amy’s and has a larger influence on the author of the memoir (the main character of the movie I guess). But, as I have said on the predictions thread both roles are extremely baity. Glenn’s playing a crazy grandmother and Amy an alcoholic mother.

    People are saying Adams will go lead because of early screenings but in the book at least she feels more supporting than Close’s character. (However, I have to mention that from the actors they cast as JD and his sister, it feels like this is going to take place during the time period where Amy’s character does the most.)

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    Netflix won’t intrude on Close’s supporting campaign / coronation by having Adams also in supporting.

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    Netflix won’t intrude on Close’s supporting campaign / coronation by having Adams also in supporting.

    Definitely, and like I said, the mother is a big part of the time period they seem to have chosen so I can see how they could campaign Adams in lead.

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    Netflix won’t intrude on Close’s supporting campaign / coronation by having Adams also in supporting.

    Adams is also one of the nicest people in Hollywood, so I’m guessing she’ll be fine going lead to let Close win.

    Let’s Go Bucks

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