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    Ghost
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if Day won, despite the arguments against she was committed and I thought especially good in her concluding scenes. But, I’m not sure if anyone has mentioned

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    But did anyone else find her nude and sex scenes excessive? I get they are trying to show Billie as someone who found one of her few comforts in sex, troubled childhood etc but what was with one of them in particular synchronised with her song? And where she stripped to prove she wasn’t carrying drugs/a weapon? We know Andra lost weight to play the role…do we need to see the proof again and again? Don’t get me wrong, I love a well directed sex scene and am all for nudity when used well, but why not show anything with her girlfriend? Why only with the men? I wish this movie had been directed by a woman.

    It’s Lee Daniels.

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    Vicki Leekx
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    Lee Daniels loves those overly graphic nude scenes remember the scene that gave Halle Berry her Oscar. “make me feel gooood, can you make me feel goood.”

    I see. Forgive my ignorance, only other film I’ve seen by him is Precious which from memory wasn’t so OTT

    FYC:

    Vitalina Varela, Vitalina Varela (Actress)
    Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh, Possessor/Luxor (Actress, Actor)
    Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, I Care a Lot (Actress, Supporting Actor)
    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)
    Sophia Loren, Abril Zamora, The Life Ahead (Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman (Actress)

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    Shaunie Jean
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    But did anyone else find her nude and sex scenes excessive? Don’t get me wrong, I love a well directed sex scene and am all for nudity when used well, but why not show anything with her girlfriend? Why only with the men? I wish this movie had been directed by a woman.

    The nudity was beyond excessive, exploitative and framed in poor taste. The senseless strip down during the FBI raid was a ridiculously awful scene. Way too much sex which diminished the allure of Billie’s beautiful costumes. Poor Andrea turned in a stellar debut film performance in a poorly conceived film.

    The multiple narrative inconsistencies in Billie’s arc, the vulgar sex scenes, the unnecessary nudity, bad acting partners and the strange queer baiting cowardice will all have disastrous consequences in voters minds for Day.

    A female director would have done a better job for sure! Imagine if like Ava Duvernay had directed Day in this film, of course with a much better script and cast.

     

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    Kirby vs Day for the win.

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    Victor Cruz
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    Hun, the pornographic Monster Ball sex scene actually helped Berry win the Oscar. You know those white old academy members got turned on by that. It will help Day not hurt her.

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    The nudity was beyond excessive, exploitative and framed in poor taste. The senseless strip down during the FBI raid was a ridiculously awful scene. Way too much sex which diminished the allure of Billie’s beautiful costumes. Poor Andrea turned in a stellar debut film performance in a poorly conceived film. The multiple narrative inconsistencies in Billie’s arc, the vulgar sex scenes, the unnecessary nudity, bad acting partners and the strange queer baiting cowardice will all have disastrous consequences in voters minds for Day. A female director would have done a better job for sure! Imagine if like Ava Duvernay had directed Day in this film, of course with a much better script and cast.

    She certainly wasn’t going to get into a Chuck E Cheese…

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    boredandricho (they/them)
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    This category has always been Davis vs. Mulligan – of the two I want Mulligan to win and am predicting Davis!!! This is the envelope opening I am most looking forward to finding out the name inside!!!!

    i am sorry but this category has NEVER been only Davis vs Mulligan. stats literally changed every week, this is a 5 way race and always has been that way

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    Ash
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    Hun, the pornographic Monster Ball sex scene actually helped Berry win the Oscar. You know those white old academy members got turned on by that. It will help Day not hurt her.

    This dosent happen quite often on gold derby but Victor Cruz is correct when those old white men see Andra nude she’s a very beautiful woman they may throw a vote her way.

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    Andra Day feels like the Glenn Close in The Wife of this year. Someone who was always thought to be on the bubble for a nomination, surprises with an upset at the Golden Globes and solidifies their place as a nominee and potential contender to win with a strong narrative. However due to the weakness of her film (with both visibility and the fact that she’s the lone nominee) she’s not as strong a contender as she can be.

    The question is who is the Olivia Colman? Viola Davis has the transformative showy performance yet whilst her film is stronger than Day’s, it also lacks a Best Picture nomination. Carey Mulligan is the celebrated British thespian (like Colman) and her film is disproportionately popular with the British bloc (having won Best British Film over The Father and landing an Original Score nomination at BAFTA) however she hasn’t always been taken for the ride and her performance is more subdued in retrospect to Colman’s. Frances McDormand’s film also seems to be disproportionately popular with the Brits (having landed a Sound nomination at BAFTA and with her having won the BAFTA) but again her performance is quite subdued.

    I’m still predicting Davis and hoping for Mulligan but I’m starting to wonder if McDormand might actually be able to take it. She is in the Best Picture frontrunner and it’s not as if it’s implausible for Nomadland to take 4 to 5 Oscars.

    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")

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    I’m going with Davis in the end. It’s better to prepare for my least preferable scenario than to be disappointed later on. She also makes a lot of sense as the SAG-winner. Not to mention she’s a heavy-campaigner.

    Kirby is obviously out. Day’s GG win feels like ages ago, and she is in a critically panned film. It would be too soon for McDormand, and the voters can reward her by voting on Nomadland. And Mulligan was literally screwed over by her campaign crew (wrong GG category submission) and the BAFTA jury. I wish she’d have the visibility to take this, but I’m kind of done hoping.

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    I’m going with Davis in the end. It’s better to prepare for my least preferable scenario than to be disappointed later on. She also makes a lot of sense as the SAG-winner. Not to mention she’s a heavy-campaigner.

    Kirby is obviously out. Day’s GG win feels like ages ago, and she is in a critically panned film. It would be too soon for McDormand, and the voters can reward her by voting on Nomadland. And Mulligan was literally screwed over by her campaign crew (wrong GG category submission) and the BAFTA jury. I wish she’d have the visibility to take this, but I’m kind of done hoping.

    This is my thinking about it too. btw the Andra Day fans are reminding me of the Lady Gaga fans from two years ago. It truly is Davis vs. Mulligan, with the only other dark horse possibility being McDormand. Day and Kirby are out of the race. I really hope my prediction will be proven wrong and Mulligan winds up winning next Sunday!

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    Piper Halliwell
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    This is my thinking about it too. btw the Andra Day fans are reminding me of the Lady Gaga fans from two years ago. It truly is Davis vs. Mulligan, with the only other dark horse possibility being McDormand. Day and Kirby are out of the race. I really hope my prediction will be proven wrong and Mulligan winds up winning next Sunday!

    I can still see a bit of hope for Day, but I’d be surprised if a newcomer with no career narrative and a critically panned film would be preferred over names like Viola Davis or Carey Mulligan. We don’t really know if she won by 2 or 10 votes at the Golden Globes, but like I mentioned that event feels like ages ago, and as she was snubbed by SAG & BAFTA, her lack of visibility in the 1,5 month is also alarming.

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    I’m going with Davis in the end. It’s better to prepare for my least preferable scenario than to be disappointed later on. She also makes a lot of sense as the SAG-winner. Not to mention she’s a heavy-campaigner.

    Kirby is obviously out. Day’s GG win feels like ages ago, and she is in a critically panned film. It would be too soon for McDormand, and the voters can reward her by voting on Nomadland. And Mulligan was literally screwed over by her campaign crew (wrong GG category submission) and the BAFTA jury. I wish she’d have the visibility to take this, but I’m kind of done hoping.

    This captures so many of my feelings about this category right now. Davis feels like the choice of least resistance.

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    oops my bad

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    Why are people even bringing up Kaluuya in best supporting actress? I mean I know why, but still… wow

    I think you are in the wrong thread. 🙂 Now sink into the floor. SINK. (Kidding)

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