January 19, 2021 at 6:15 pm #1203992374
I may be the only one on this site who hasn’t seen A Star is Born yet
On Amazon Prime in the UK!
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"January 19, 2021 at 6:49 pm #1203992403
1. Olivia Colman (so great she was able to pull off the win! over Closer’s due narrative)
2. Glenn Close
3. Lady Gaga
4. Melissa McCarthy
5. Yalitza Aparicio (Toni Colette’s spot)January 19, 2021 at 10:00 pm #1203992622
What a weird year…my brain says Colman, my heart says Aparicio. The last two are pretty interchangeable. Close gave me about half of what I needed out of that performance, and Gaga gave me what I needed in one sense, and didn’t in another lol.
Personally, I wish it looked like this:
1. Kim Min-hee, The Day After
2. Juliette Binoche, Let the Sunshine In
3. Regina Hall, Support the Girls
4. Emily Browning, Golden Exits
5. either Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline or Isabelle Huppert in Mrs. HydeJanuary 19, 2021 at 10:42 pm #1203992653
I’m really surprised that people on GoldDerby hate Aparicio’s performance. I thought it was delicate and beautiful. However, McCarthy gave the performance of her career and really should have gotten a lot more recognition.
My personal line up would have been:
1. Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
2. Carey Mulligan, Wildfire
3. Toni Collete, Hereditary
4. Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
5. Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U GiveJanuary 19, 2021 at 11:25 pm #1203992672
My rank is:
Yalitza AparicioJanuary 20, 2021 at 12:14 am #1203992706
Aparicio was good in Roma; she was very reactive and open and went about her business, and it is an effortless performance in the most beautiful way. Cuarón used Aparicio really well. Often times the main action is unfolding around Aparicio, like in this scene of her walking down the street, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP8yZL51BwM She herself doesn’t really do a lot in the scene. She simply crosses the street. But she is completely living it, which is a lot easier said than done of course. She’s at ease. Throughout the whole film, Aparicio is used beautifully well by Cuarón. Stylistically, it all comes together immaculately. But given that her role requires little doing and much reacting, I would argue that it is in many ways less of a challenge than Queen Anne, and Close’s and Collette’s characters, among others.
So I think a lot of times people are dismissive of Aparicio’s performance because she didn’t have much to do other than be herself as fully as she could. But that doesn’t mean her performance is any lesser because of that. This distinction is important. Although there are definitely some weaker moments. I think the stillbirth isn’t exactly an honest reaction.
FYC: Michaela Coel and Rosamund PikeJanuary 20, 2021 at 3:32 am #1203992796
Oh this race will never leave GD’s history. Peak of award season me thinks. The wild this forum took that year.
5. ColmanJanuary 20, 2021 at 5:25 am #1203992872
People hating on Yalitza’s performance maybe because it was too subtle for their taste. But for me, her work in Roma were beautifully heartbreaking, complex, and haunting.
My predicted lineup that year:
Glenn Close, The Wife
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Lady Gaga, A Star Is BornJanuary 20, 2021 at 9:56 am #1203993190
Aparicio was definitely the worst nominee. It didn’t help that Roma was extremely mediocre and self contemplating.January 20, 2021 at 10:23 am #1203993251
Roma showed me how much I was getting tired of the B&W long take gimmick, the film was all about that. If Yalitza deserved to be nominated, then JDW should be in for Tenet, they’re just props in the film, the laziest way of “acting” you can get. Anyway, Olivia rightfully won Best Actress over Glenn and the rest.January 20, 2021 at 12:01 pm #1203993405
Yalitza and Marina are the only saving graces of that shit-hole that is Roma wbkJanuary 20, 2021 at 3:28 pm #1203993681
mccarthy > colman > aparicio > glenn = gaga
i always use letterboxd years to fill my ballots so my lineup :
1. regina hall – support the girls
2. carey mulligan – wildlife
3. thomasin mckenzie – leave no trace
4. mary kay place – diane
5. emma stone – the favouriteJanuary 20, 2021 at 5:02 pm #1203993767
I forgot about Regina Hall in Support the Girls! She was also great, definitely would make my top 5January 20, 2021 at 5:23 pm #1203993795
1. McCarthy – Usually not a big fan but damn she was good!
2. Colman – Really Supporting but whatevs…sis deserves her Oscar
3. Gaga – The most iconic performance of the line up.
4. Aparicio – Hopefully we see more of her. She was really effective.
5. Close – I HATED The Wife! So glad she lost for this terrible movie.
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👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)January 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm #1203993871
mccarthy > colman > aparicio > glenn = gaga i always use letterboxd years to fill my ballots so my lineup : 1. regina hall – support the girls 2. carey mulligan – wildlife 3. thomasin mckenzie – leave no trace 4. mary kay place – diane 5. emma stone – the favourite
Oh yes, Regina Hall was excellent. Diane was a contender this past year, though
FYC: Michaela Coel and Rosamund Pike
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