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February 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm #1202769551
That could potentially be another advantage Weisz has over Stone, other than having just won BAFTA and winning Oscar less recently. Weisz is, if anything, the less contentious of the two “supporting” placements. I personally think The Favourite is a three-lead film but an argument for Weisz as supporting is at least more understandable than for Stone, whose campaign for supporting is actively ludicrous. Some voters who are critical of category fraud may not have such a hard time buying Weisz as a supporting actress in comparison to Stone.
Voters do not care about category fraud lol unless they really feel like doing something about it. Lange, Geena Davis, Goldberg, Sorvino, Binoche, Harden, Connelly, Zeta-Jones, Weisz, Hudson, Vikander, and Viola Davis can all be considered leads in their films and they won.February 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm #1202769556
I believe we are all just going to have to wait until the envelope is opened to find out who wins in this particular category! We have made valid arguments and counter-arguments and now we all just have wait until the 24th and see what the academy does in this category. I will be happy with four of the nominees winning; predicting isn’t the same as saying that others aren’t deserving of the award. I predicted two acting winners last year that I didn’t think were deserving at all, so whether or not you think someone deserves to win doesn’t mean that you can’t predict them to win. Two more weeks to go until we all find out! At least there is suspense in this one category, right? This has been the oddest category this year, where all the rules and stats have been ignored!February 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm #1202769561
Weisz had the least amount of screentime between the 3 Of them. I am a huge advocate of rightful category placements but let’s please move on from this. I don’t think people won’t vote for her because they think she is lead. Mahershala is much more lead then Weisz is and he is a lock for the Oscar in supporting. I still think King is the front runner but let’s not act like Weisz isn’t a threat.
I mean Colman literally said in her speech that they are all leads and she doesn’t understand why Rachel and Emma are supporting.February 10, 2019 at 4:37 pm #1202769579
So? It’s not going to change anything at this point.February 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm #1202769667
Can we please stop acting like Amy has a chance?February 10, 2019 at 5:26 pm #1202769779
I’d agree with you Pulp but the fact that Vice did so well with the Academy makes me a bit hesitant about saying she has ZERO chance of winning but that doesn’t make me want to change her out of fourth place.February 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm #1202770153
You said we should move on from category placements. How can we when the lead actress in the film clearly isn’t ‘moving on’ from it? I do agree that it’s not a particularly important factor (which is one of the reasons I’m predicting Weisz) but it’s still a factor.February 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm #1202770327
Can anybody whose seen King tell me how much screen time(not by the minute lol!) she has? If it’s a very brief performance I don’t know if she can pull it off.February 10, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1202770396
Can anybody whose seen King tell me how much screen time(not by the minute lol!) she has? If it’s a very brief performance I don’t know if she can pull it off.
For me it’s not about the screen time Regina King has in “If Beale Street Could Talk” but about how she humanizes Sharon Rivers in her search for justice. I just recently saw this movie and I loved King’s supporting performance – it melted beautifully into the film’s message. If Beatrice Straight can win for her brief “Network” appearance (deservedly), than Regina King should have no problem – she was way better than Straight. And Straight deserved her Oscar.February 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm #1202770441
You said we should move on from category placements. How can we when the lead actress in the film clearly isn’t ‘moving on’ from it? I do agree that it’s not a particularly important factor (which is one of the reasons I’m predicting Weisz) but it’s still a factor.
I was saying people should move on from it being a factor for Weisz not getting votes. I don’t think that’s really how the Academy votes as we well know.February 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm #1202770603
I didn’t have a stopwatch but I would say Regina King has about 20 minutes of screen time in Beale Street, and she utilizes her screen time beautifully! (: imo she would be a very deserving winner if she does win on the 24th.February 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm #1202770784
wait until the envelope is opened
on the 24th
I will be happy with four of the nominees winning
I predicted two acting winners last year that I didn’t think were deserving at all
Two more weeks to go
she would be a very deserving winner if she does win on the 24th.
thank you so much for reminding us again and again (and again) who you would be happy to win for, who you wouldn’t be happy to win for, that predicting isn’t the same as preferring, and most importantly, that the envelope opens on the 24th!
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