April 16, 2021 at 9:32 am #1204203821
Something tells me we’re still gonna try figuring out who is gonna win days after the show passes
This is gonna be worse than the US election at this point
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 - NomadlandApril 16, 2021 at 9:45 am #1204203837This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 16, 2021 at 10:15 am #1204203927
This race is so bonkers that im not even guessing based on performance, Im just defaulting to the original favorite cuz that makes the most sense at the momentApril 16, 2021 at 12:10 pm #1204204170
After watching all 5 performances, this was one of the stronger years in this category.
Andra Day impressed me by really selling and committing to the role but that film was a mess. It sometimes doesn’t even feel like a movie but one of those scene recreations in some random crime documentary. She would be such a shoe in if the movie was better. This role is the definition of Oscar bait. That reason alone makes me tempted to predict her.
However, I think I am going down with the Viola ship. It’s a better performance in a better film with more support across the board. The transformation is going to wow a lot of people. Her scenes are meaty enough. I know 4 wins for Ma Rainey is crazy but this is an atypical year.
Final prediction: Viola Davis, “MA Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Personal pick: Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman “April 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm #1204204179
A lot of black actors in the Academy will back Day. She’s the underdog. They’re tired of Viola greedy ness. They want other black women to rise and win awards.
the way you trash viola every given chance possible while viola is out there actively using her platform and talking about more chances for black women in films/television series… you make her seem like some awards thirsty creature just because she loves what she is doing, knows she is good at it and wants recognition for her work like her fellow actors who just happens to be whiteApril 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm #1204204181
Is Sundance doing their annual Close-Up (The Hollywood Reporter) roundtable discussions with actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers this year? Or has the pandemic put a kibosh on it??? I would love a roundtable with as many of the 10 actresses nominated this year as possible!!!April 16, 2021 at 12:17 pm #1204204188
Is Sundance doing their annual Close-Up (The Hollywood Reporter) roundtable discussions with actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers this year? Or has the pandemic put a kibosh on it??? I would love a roundtable with as many of the 10 actresses nominated this year as possible!!!
They’ve already done them I think
Oscar winners Emerald Fennell Daniel Kaluuya and Youn Yuh-jung
#StopAsianHateApril 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm #1204204298
I have finally seen Promising Young Woman, wow. Carey Mulligan is absoltely amazing in this film. Even if she doesnt win I think this performance and film will be rembered for a long time, and I hope that The Academy embraces more films and performances like this in the future.April 16, 2021 at 2:46 pm #1204204378
I love it when people make such statements as though their opinion is word. Believe it or not, there are people who just loved Viola’s performance. I know it’s hard for some people to believe, but it is what it is.
Say that shit, Luca! Exactly what he just said, yup!!April 16, 2021 at 2:52 pm #1204204382
Carey was definitely my second choice after Frances. They were both extraordinary on opposite ends of the spectrum. If only there could be a Kate-Babz level tie (like 1969?)
and I know how we talk about “it’s too soon” and “she’ll get one for best picture” but a number of actors have won back-to-back (or almost) in recent years. Mahershala Ali, for example. Christoph Waltz. Why can’t people put greater focus on the performance – the TALENT! – and less on the appearance of their final determinations? (Example: “oh, I can’t vote for AB. I haven’t voted for any black people yet so I must vote for CD instead” even though CD’s performance was vastly inferior.)April 16, 2021 at 2:52 pm #1204204384
A lot of people have implied that Davis’ role is typical Oscar bait. But that’s far from true, at least in terms of black actresses. In the past Black actresses have had to play the “mammy”, strip nude or their characters would have to endure some traumatic level of pain to win, including Davis in Fences. In MRBB, Davis is strong and resilient. She never has to become “weak” or endure trauma to show her vulnerability. *Spoiler* When she comes to the realization that she’s being used for her voice, you can see the vulnerability and the hurt in her eyes. But she never cries or becomes small to convey that emotion. And she manages to display sex appeal without having to get nude, despite her character not conveying typical beauty standards. It’s also very rare that black lgbt women are showcased in a feminine light in film. What she does in this movie is truly a masterclass of acting. Regardless of who wins, she’s deserving of her nomination, and she isn’t just a typical Oscar nominee.
Viola Davis is the Greatest of our time!!!April 16, 2021 at 2:55 pm #1204204388
I’m already used to seeing crazy remarks in the forums. But today I was reading the goldderby article ‘5 reasons why Carey Mulligan (‘Promising Young Woman’) is still on track to win Best Actress Oscar‘ which is absolutely a hot mess. The editor suggests that Davis and Day will split because of the similarities in their roles. When their roles are VERY different, plus they didn’t split at globes. This narrative needs to stop.
Then the editor also says “Also, keep in mind that with Chadwick Boseman looking like a slam dunk for “Ma Rainey,” it’s not as important to also reward recent Oscar champ Davis” 🧐 it’s not important?? A black women could make history a few times over as the second black actress(first if you consider Berry to be biracial) to win best actress and could become the first black actress to win multiple Oscars and the most awarded black actress and one of the first black actresses to win for a non stereotypical role, and that’s not important?? I get the passion for Mulligan, but you can want Mulligan to win without making ridiculous statements.
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