December 18, 2020 at 11:20 am #1203930203
I am 100% serious when I this, Borat is the hardest acting role on film possibly ever. SBC and Bakalova have to convince actual real life civilians that they are actual people and not just actors playing a role and without breaking character.
This isn’t regular sketch comedy where it doesn’t really matter if you break or a scenes ruined, the entire structure of these films are build on if the civilian people believe these performances, without that you may as well just destroy whatever footage you’ve gotten to that point.
I totally get that, but these types of films and performances tend to be appreciated by critics and move audiences moreso than the actor’s branch of the Academy. Sascha Baron Cohen wasn’t nominated for Best Actor despite winning the LA Film Critics Association when the first movie came out. Even “comedic” performances tend to get nominated when that comedic character has some sort of dramatic or serious scene. If she somehow gets nominated, that would be like a victory right there. Then I can see her winning if there’s that much passion and support for her.December 18, 2020 at 11:20 am #1203930205
Good news for Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Last time a NYFCC screenplay winner wasn’t also nominated for a Screenplay Oscar was Rachel Getting Married in 2008. And the only winner in the last 2 decades to not get any nominations at the Oscars was in 2003 for the Secret Lives of Dentists.December 18, 2020 at 11:24 am #1203930214
Good news for Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Last time a NYFCC screenplay winner wasn’t also nominated for a Screenplay Oscar was Rachel Getting Married in 2008. And the only winner in the last 2 decades to not get any nominations at the Oscars was in 2003 for the Secret Lives of Dentists.
Phantom Thread says hi.December 18, 2020 at 11:25 am #1203930217
Wow really?! Damn… how dumb am I?!
Beach Rats is a pretty unique film, well worth a watch, and I vaguely remember watching It Felt Like Love but not liking it too much.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is somewhere in my top 3 of the year (so far). Very glad to see it get some recognition.December 18, 2020 at 11:26 am #1203930225
Beach Rats is a pretty unique film, well worth a watch.
I vaguely remember watching It Felt Like Love and not liking it too much.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is somewhere in my top 3 of the year (so far). Very glad to see it get some recognition.
I did watch Beach Rats. Really good. I didn’t know it was from the same director.December 18, 2020 at 11:28 am #1203930233
Is it me or is Best Actress always one of the last announced for New York? It always seems so contentious. If I didn’t know any better, then I’d think they’re all having a Gold Derby like debate/fight right now.December 18, 2020 at 11:38 am #1203930251
Since 2010 at least two of the Best Picture nominees here have been nominated at the Oscars. Obviously the timeline is messier this year but I’d say that means one of Promising Young Woman and Da 5 Bloods are getting into Picture (I think the former).
I reckon it could be both… They are easily two of the more acclaimed films this year. And I feel like Da 5 Bloods is getting neglected by some people (evidently not the critics tho lol).
A very annoying young man, who loves cinema. 🙂
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/11higuys/December 18, 2020 at 11:44 am #1203930268
SPECIAL AWARD: Spike Lee for inspiring the New York community with his short film “New York New York” and for advocating for a better society through cinema.December 18, 2020 at 11:50 am #1203930282
You already know I woke up the happiest camper to see Bakalova winning her first trifecta award. I know it’s comedy and jarring, but this is still top-notch acting. Here’s to Maria’s Oscar!!!
watch I May Destroy YouDecember 18, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203930293
And Sidney wins again ❤❤
FYC: Ann Down (Mass)December 18, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203930296
Very, very happy for the support Sidney is getting but I wonder when will critics realize that they can give a bigger push to Talia? Sure, critics are supposed to do their own thing but we know that’s not exactly how it works so why not give some love to Talia Ryder who could land a nomination on a very weak category?
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