March 13, 2021 at 12:03 pm #1204117447
Welcome back to another round of love or loath. We have Meryl Streep this time for her oscar winning work in The Iron Lady. While I feel the film was ok at best I truly felt that Meryl deserves her win for this performance. She so thoroughly owned the role of Margaret Thatcher and was unbelievably excellent in the movie so I do love her oscar win. I still wish she would have won for some of her other performances, such as The Devil Wears Prada and Adaptation to name a few. Sp what do you think do you love or hate her win?March 13, 2021 at 12:15 pm #1204117495
My dislike of the film is one thing but I just did not take to Streep in this.
It also hurts that in her lineup she wasn’t even the best and, per usual, there were other performances that I found far better that were snubbed:
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
Kirsten Dunst, MELANCHOLIA
Olivia Colman, TYRANNOSAUR
Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Having said all of that, I still think it’s a shame Streep won her third for this and not for a much stronger earlier performance (particularly A CRY IN THE DARK although that year she had to contend with Glenn Close’s deliciously evil performance).
Who would I have given it to in her lineup? Probably Rooney Mara but I could’ve supported a Davis win quite easily. Despite the issues of that film and also Davis’ own reservations, she did a lovely job with what she was given.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”March 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm #1204117511
Viola Davis >March 13, 2021 at 12:21 pm #1204117536
It also hurts that in her lineup she wasn’t even the best and, per usual, there were other performances that I found far better that were snubbed: Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Kirsten Dunst, MELANCHOLIA Olivia Colman, TYRANNOSAUR Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Haven’t seen Olsen but it’s absolutely criminal how the first three performances were robbed. All career best performances from each of those performers.
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 13, 2021 at 12:28 pm #1204117568
The perfomance was extremely artificial and hammy as hell. Not to mention, the movie is absolutely atrocious.
Out of the line up, Rooney Mara absolutely should’ve won.March 13, 2021 at 12:54 pm #1204117640This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 13, 2021 at 12:58 pm #1204117649
Huns, the winner this year should’ve been Charlize Theron playing the iconic Mavis GaryMarch 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm #1204117657
Gillian Anderson says hello!
Of the nominees, Rooney Mara was my favorite. But from that year, its Tilda Swinton. Hands down!March 13, 2021 at 1:08 pm #1204117671
Shoulda been Kirsten Dunst for the win. But no matter which way you slice it, that year had some of the most fantastic and exciting performances in recent memory. Frankly, none of the actual nominees really deserved it, except Viola.
Shoulda been Davis, Dunst, Olsen, Swinton, Theron and that still leaves a ton of people out in the dust.March 13, 2021 at 1:14 pm #1204117691
I love Streep in it. I think it’s a brilliant performance.
However, that year I’d give the Oscar Gainsbourg or maybe Dunst. Also adored Yoon Jeong-hee in Poetry, which is not discussed nearly as much as it should be. Swinton, Theron, and Davis were all brilliant too.
watch I May Destroy YouMarch 13, 2021 at 1:31 pm #1204117724
It was watching Gillian Anderson play Margaret Thatcher that made me realise not just how difficult a persona she is to portray but also how close to perfect Streep got. I never would have said I *loved* the performance and probably still wouldn’t but I still think Streep was great.March 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm #1204117839
Her third Oscar should’ve been for her acting masterclass in The Bridges Of Madison County. The best of her Oscar nominated performances in my opinion.March 13, 2021 at 2:08 pm #1204117879
LOVED Meryl in “The Iron Lady”. She was utterly brilliant and deserved her Oscar by a mile.March 13, 2021 at 2:15 pm #1204117911
Not her best performance nor her best case for a 3rd Oscar win, but I thought she was still pretty deserving
Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
Best Picture - Nomadland
Best Director - Chloé Zhao
SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Cinematography - Nomadland
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