March 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm #1204165242
I’ve always felt very strongly about Amy Adams, for some reason. For me, she gave her absolute BEST performance in the very first one she was nominated for: Junebug. She shoulda won for that, and she didn’t close to it again until she did Arrival and was snubbed. But the other point is: I genuinely do not think Adams deserved any of her nominations except Junebug (and she shouldn’t have been snubbed for Arrival). She got SUPER lucky because she was in Best Picture contenders one after the other and kept getting coattail nods. That’s honestly the biggest reason I think Amy Adams has never won, and also the reason she racked up so many nominations but someone like Kirsten Dunst who has MANY deserving performances didn’t: Dunst didn’t get lucky enough to be in BP contenders and so kept getting passed over.
Did Adams really deserve ALL those nods? Really? If not Junebug, which of her noms did she deserve? Which do you think she actually deserved to maybe win for?March 29, 2021 at 9:44 pm #1204165253
She deserved Junebug, Doubt, and especially The Master. She was great in The Master, really chilling performance, and I would have chosen her over Hathaway. Obviously she deserved nominations for Arrival and Nocturnal Animals but the rest of her nominations though especially from O’ Russel films was coattails and her nomination for Vice is as coattail as it gets (Goes the same way with Rockwell in it too).
Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.March 29, 2021 at 9:44 pm #1204165255
She deserved all her nods apart from her cameo in Vice. Either Claire Foy or Elizabeth Debicki should have taken her slot.
That being said I’m not too mad because she got that nomination because she should have won for Arrival yet she wasn’t even nominated so it kind of made up for that.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")March 29, 2021 at 9:54 pm #1204165267
In my opinion? She deserved Doubt, The Fighter, and Vice (though I agree with the above that Claire Foy got snubbed), and did not deserve American Hustle and The Master. I’ve not seen Junebug, but seeing as it’s her breakout role I wouldn’t be surprised if I found she deserved that too.March 29, 2021 at 10:02 pm #1204165281
American Hustle she seemed a bit off kilter and had trouble with the dual nature of the role.
I think the rest she deserved. I would have given it to her for Vice. Regina King has been great on TV lately but that Oscar seemed to be for such a standard performance. Stone and Weisz had already won and Adams was overdue and did have some strong moments in Vice.March 29, 2021 at 11:00 pm #1204165338
Amy deserved a nod for Enchanted.March 29, 2021 at 11:05 pm #1204165344
She deserved Junebug, Doubt, and especially The Master. She was great in The Master, really chilling performance, and I would have chosen her over Hathaway.
I can see The Master. It’s a good performance in a great film—I’m agnostic about that nod because it’s on the brink of “OK it was def good enough for a nod vs. there were others that were better but not in BP films.” Both Rosemarie DeWitt in Your Sister’s Sister &
Ann Dowd in Compliance were better imo. Lorraine Toussaint in Middle of Nowhere.
Doubt I don’t understand at all. I completely fail to see what she even did apart from being quiet. To be fair, I find Doubt insanely overrated, I thought Meryl was wayyyyy too much. Viola Davis made the whole film for me. The rest was…mehMarch 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm #1204165348
She deserved all her nods apart from her cameo in Vice.
Yeah, I just don’t see it. I can maybe see The Master, I definitely see Arrival.
Pointblank WIN for Junebug (if anyone hasn’t seen it & is an Amy Adams, please do, because I for the life of me cannot see how any of her other performances are even close to how great she is in that).
Honestly, there were some cringe moments in there with her performances in The Fighter, American Hustle, Vice and Nocturnal Animals (I know she didn’t get a nod for that, just saying). She did nothing in Doubt. I just don’t get it. I’ve rewatched them all lol and still can’t see it. But damn JUNEBUG holds up!March 29, 2021 at 11:34 pm #1204165368
I’ve only watched three of her six nominated performances. But so far, Doubt, American Hustle (everything about this movie is Razzie-worthy at best) and Vice never really impressed me so much. Her snubbed performances like in Arrival or Enchanted, or even Her were far more impressive.
I need to watch Junebug, The Master and finish The Fighter to complete the task.March 29, 2021 at 11:43 pm #1204165380
I’d say she didn’t deserve for Doubt imo. A boring performance to say the least. Nothing spectacular about her character and could be played by any other actor. Rest she fully deserved each and every nod. As for the Fighter, she was much better than Melissa Leo. Jackie Weaver should have won that year though. American Hustle, she completely deserved her nod. Such an iconic performance and much better than Meryl’s HAMMY acting in AOC. She brought in a rare degree of vulnerability that I wanted more of her in the movie.
Junebug should have been a WIN for her (Or Michelle Williams). Such a heartbreaking and poignant performance in direct contrast to what she did in Hillbilly Elegy. I’m one of those who think that she was spectacular in The Master. Bone chilling work especially in the scene where Philip confronts with a non-believer. Her face speaks a whole multitude of emotions. I always think that facial acting is much more difficult than crying. (As much as I like Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables.) And the last scene as well. Can you imagine Reese Witherspoon was going to play that role?? I cannot see anyone else in that role and that’s why its so brilliant.
But there has never been a performance of Amy’s that has completely blown me away. She’s so uniformly excellent but never outstanding and I think that explains why she hasn’t won yet.March 30, 2021 at 2:46 am #1204165447
Well, I think she was “mostly” deserving of her nominations.
* JUNEBUG – deserving, winning material
* DOUBT – not deserving
* THE FIGHTER – deserving, it was refreshing watching her playing against type at the time
* THE MASTER – VERY deserving
* AMERICAN HUSTLE – not deserving for me, she was very fine but I believe she was overrated
* VICE – not deserving
Should have been nominated for:
* ARRIVAL – her best performance to date, topping her turn in JUNEBUG
Could be an Oscar nod vehicle and I wouldn’t mind at all
* BIG EYES
So, for me Adams only deserved 3 of her 6 Oscar nominations, but she should have been nominated for 4 (one more for her performmance in ARRIVAL)
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https://cinemaandpopcorn.blogspot.com/March 30, 2021 at 5:11 am #1204165521
Yes to deserving all Adams’s Oscar nominations, except “Vice.” Replace with “Arrival.”
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