April 4, 2021 at 9:56 am #1204175057
Part 5 is now open.April 4, 2021 at 10:28 am #1204175154
I am glad that SBC’s buzz in this category drastically dropped. He has no business being anywhere near a nomination for this performance when he was probably only, at best, the 4th strongest person in his ensemble.
Art is subjective but I just can’t see how anyone could watch any of the other 4 here and then go “Well, SBC blew me away”.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”April 4, 2021 at 1:52 pm #1204175569
SBC benefitted from having 2 films in Oscar consideration. Voters chose the role with more prestige.April 4, 2021 at 3:43 pm #1204175780
Almost time for another trophy for the mantle good sirApril 4, 2021 at 4:08 pm #1204175811
Sacha deserved an Oscar for this
Not thisApril 4, 2021 at 5:58 pm #1204176127
I’m happy Kaluuya is winning
Anticipate "Hold My hand".
Lady Gaga is a geniusApril 4, 2021 at 6:29 pm #1204176422
Congrats to Daniel Kaluuya on his deserved sweep.April 4, 2021 at 7:19 pm #1204177277
Cohen benefitted from people thinking he couldnt act. When he showed a modicum of talent, he profitted.April 4, 2021 at 8:11 pm #1204177769
Post-SAG, Kaluuya is now a lock.April 4, 2021 at 10:03 pm #1204178248
I am glad that SBC’s buzz in this category drastically dropped. He has no business being anywhere near a nomination for this performance when he was probably only, at best, the 4th strongest person in his ensemble. Art is subjective but I just can’t see how anyone could watch any of the other 4 here and then go “Well, SBC blew me away”.
SBC winning anything is a nod of respect from the Academy for the size of his cojones, not necessarily a credit to his acting or contribution to the high arts. And there are many narratives at play beyond merely acting performance as these pages keep reminding us.
Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing
Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.April 5, 2021 at 6:46 am #1204179075
People are polarized on here about their thoughts on Mulligan, Boseman, Davis, Ma Rainey, PYM, Close, etc., but the one thing there seems to be a GoldDerby consensus on is the disdain for The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Sacha Baron Cohen performance. I’m a big fan of both.
Concerning Baron Cohen, I respect all your personal opinions, but I do not agree on the logic that he was only nominated because of Borat or because “people didn’t know he could act.” The latter is especially strange of an assumption, because actors who set a low bar and surprise audiences with a strong outing (Sandler last year, Ferrell in Stranger than Fiction, Rogen in 50/50 or Steve Jobs, and especially Jim Carrey in The Truman Show– a film that otherwise got lots of Oscar love) almost always get ignored. The idea that the Academy loves “comedians that go drama” has seldom been proven in recent years. Despite the echo chamber on these forums that has decided it is an impossibility, there are people such as my self who absolutely saw SBC as Chicago 7’s X factor. In fact, when my family of actors and I watched the movie in October, we all felt his nomination was inevitable. It was special.
You don’t have to like the performance or movie, but the accolades this year demonstrate that there are plenty of people (such as trained actors and critics groups) that have gravitated to his performance, and I can guarantee that there are many GoldDerby members lurking these forums too afraid to say something positive about it. Should he win? I don’t think so. But I’m thrilled to see the nomination.April 5, 2021 at 7:09 am #1204179120
I agree the Oscars don’t give a damn about comedians Oscar hunting the vast majority of the time. SBC is very, very lucky that he got an acting nomination.April 5, 2021 at 8:11 am #1204179228
- Should win: Raci
- Will win: Kaluuya
Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)Not now
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