December 2, 2021 at 11:52 pm #1204622188
Perhaps it doesn’t help that Dench is in her late 80s and she herself has said she’s been constricted in the types of projects she chooses because of her age but I would really like to see her win a second Oscar in best actress. She gave two of my favourite performances of the century in Notes on a Scandal and Philomena!
Yeah I get that but… I do feel similarly as with Close last year. It’s the film not her. I just didn’t want Close to win for HE and obviously the elation for her very first would be bigger than already-winner Dench. Notes on a Scandal is stratospheric. I quite liked Philomena—honestly loved her in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel too which is…pretty treacly but at least it’s not pretending to be more. Mrs Henderson Presents, Iris… all of it! Just not this one and in this year with a category so stacked and at least 6-7 performances I think would be ingenious wins (Dunst, Negga, Buckley, Johnson, Plimpton, Miura, Hoffman… can’t even remember them all, but basically the first 3-4).
Her first win wasn’t great, I think we’ll get a deserving performance very soon, I just don’t think this one is it? And in any case, I don’t think both are getting in. It’s too stacked.
Picture: Passing, The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter, Drive My Car
Director: Jane Campion, Rebecca Hall
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hidetoshi Nishijima
Actress: Tessa Thompson, Olivia Colman, Kristen Stewart
Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Negga, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Martha Plimpton
Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jesse PlemonsDecember 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm #1204635427
I know everyone hates this movie like the plague, but the everlasting love scene is just so well-done. Seeing that clip gets me a little bit excited to watch. I will be seeing it this week.
"We will always have Paris"December 7, 2021 at 5:17 pm #1204635459
This movie is so boring
A little bit of Magic never hurt anybody.
~ MYSTICDecember 7, 2021 at 10:49 pm #1204636181
Ugh. Wanted to like this movie but it was such a snoozefest. I didn’t really care for the performances either except for Hinds and Dench.December 9, 2021 at 1:29 am #1204639240
THE KING IS WEARING NO CLOTHESDecember 9, 2021 at 1:30 am #1204639242
Both are boring and neither will win BP (mark these words)December 17, 2021 at 8:56 am #1204662398
This was basically a cheap ripoff of Hope and Glory lol
Best Picture: The Power of the Dog
Lead Actress: Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World)
Lead Actor: Simon Rex (Red Rocket)
Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
Supporting Actor: Vincent Lindon (Titane)December 17, 2021 at 1:32 pm #1204663028This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.December 17, 2021 at 1:36 pm #1204663037
So pleased that all 4 adults were nomianted at AACTA, including Dame Judi Dench!!!! So richly deserved! Belfast is a great movie – I know that there are some on here who don’t like it but it is LOVED out there!
I do wish the Oscars had a Younger Performer category for Jude Hill to be nominated in.December 17, 2021 at 1:46 pm #1204663058This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.December 25, 2021 at 8:44 am #1204678435
I really wanted to like this film but come on… the writing is terrible and the directing all over the place.
The acting on the other hand is great, but Dornan deserves a Razzie nomination for this though.
I think the kid should be getting more recognition. Every single scene that he is on works perfectly.December 25, 2021 at 9:03 am #1204678444
The industry is going to eat up this film.December 25, 2021 at 1:23 pm #1204678627
BELFAST is a pleasant film overall…and that is about where it ends.
Aside from Balfe and, to a lesser extent Jude Hill, I don’t see any performances worthy of award nominations.
I feel like Balfe is the only nomination this film should get and even then, I don’t know if she would make my personal lineup. I would still want to see some contenders before making a definitive claim.
Let’s just say as a hypothetical that BELFAST actually won Best Picture. Where would I place it on a ranking of every single winner? I’d probably put it somewhere in the 50s around where I rank THE KING’S SPEECH. It’s just not anything overly remarkable and that former film at least had Firth and Rush.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”
FYC in all eligible categories:
Drive My Car
The Worst Person in the World
PassingDecember 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm #1204678890
Oh my God. One of the most unoriginal and boring film I have seen in a while.
Dench and Hinds don’t have enough screentime for me to even care about their characters/performances.
Balfe and Dornan have nothing to do. And controversial but I liked Dornan more than Balfe.
And lmao for a film called Belfast, you’d think it would be interesting to film more than just a SINGLE street. But no, let’s just film other parts of Belfast and put them in a 2 mins intro montage.
Best Picture : The Worst Person in the World, Benedetta, Dune
Best Director : Denis Villeneuve
Best Actress : Renate Reinsve, Agathe Rousselle, Penélope Cruz
Best Supporting Actress : Charlotte Rampling, Jessie BuckleyNot now
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