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January 29, 2017 at 9:04 pm #1201998726
Oh brother! My very favorite performance of the year by an actor vs. by very least favorite performance by an actor in 2016. I get it: Affleck gives terrible speeches, has a scandal going on, and is not actively campaigning – HOWEVER: his performance deserves to win.
Then there is Washington, who has won 2 Oscars already. He plays a patriarchal monster, truly one of my least favorite characters ever – (yes, villains can be the best and deserve to win; Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine played a very unlikable character yet she deserved to win. It’s an acting award). Washington gives a hammy overdone performance. I saw James Earl Jones on the stage in the role of Troy and while I disliked the character just as much I loved Jones’s performance. He was helped by great chemistry with Courtney B Vance and Mary Alice in particular. This was missing from the film version due to Jovan Adepo’s lackluster performance.
The race is clearly between these two. I prefer Garfield, Gosling and Mortensen to Washington. I am still hoping Affleck wins a much deserved Oscar next month.January 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm #1201998732
Agreed, and this is coming from a guy who is a huge Denzel fan. This simply isn’t close to his best work, while Affleck’s performance stuck with me for days. After tonight I’m inclined to think Denzel has it locked but idk, I think there is going to be a lot of pushback from the academy from people that don’t like the stagey performance and also those that don’t want him to join the legendary 3 actor club. He’s a lot like Leo, polarizing people like them have a lot of friends, but also a lot of enemies, as evidenced by BAFTA.January 29, 2017 at 9:13 pm #1201998733
I do think Casey is locked for BAFTA so maybe that swings the momentum back in his favor, but either way this is the most and probably only close race come Oscar nightJanuary 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm #1201998738
Denzel is winning. I think that Casey is rubbing people the wrong way and would much rather give Denzel his third than Casey his first.
FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)January 29, 2017 at 9:19 pm #1201998742
Here’s the thing he only has one for leading actor so another isn’t gotta hurt and give me a fucking break the academy loves theatrical or flashy performances afflecks performance is too subtle to win get the fuck over it he is winning
Language pleaseJanuary 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm #1201998750
Denzel aleady wonJanuary 29, 2017 at 9:24 pm #1201998752
i still think affleck will win the oscar considering the sag voting block includes a lot of theater actors, many of whom probably voted for denzel because he starred in a film adaptation of an iconic play and won a tony for the same roleJanuary 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm #1201998755
Denzel will prevail. Just look at how the crowd reacted when his name was announced.January 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1201998761
The crowd reacted great for Stallone last year too lol. So has an actor ever swept the critics awards and won CC, Drama Globe, and BAFTA, but lost the oscar? That’s what we’d be looking at here.January 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1201998762
Denzel is winning this 🙂January 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1201998763
This useless thread was only created by a predictably reactionary OP to prop up one nominee while shamelessly denigrating another one. Hope it gets closed promptly.January 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm #1201998781
This useless thread was only created by a predictably reactionary OP to prop up one nominee while shamelessly denigrating another one. Hope it gets closed promptly.
And the Constance wu Casey bashing thread is okay?
Yes. That’s actually news. Not this trash.January 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm #1201998785
I think SAG was Denzel’s career so far award as he hadn’t won one yet. Obviously not an advantage he has with Oscars. Despite AMPAS’s new members SAG is still a much more diverse organisation than AMPAS Last year AMPAS couldn’t find one film with people of colour in a field of eight whereas SAG found two in field of five. Idris Elba won two, OITNB won three ensemble awards, The Help, Hidden Figures, Viola over Meryl, Lupita over much more famous and ensemble winner Lawrence. SAG often goes for diversity when AMPAS doesn’t.
Casey is locked for BAFTA who give out awards the day before Oscar voting opens. I don’t think the international AMPAS members respond to Fences the way Americans do. This is clearly a tight race but I still think Affeck has the advantage.
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