January 18, 2021 at 11:04 pm #1203990664
Just wanna say that Monique has the best supporting actress performance of the past 2 decades.
It is close between her and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Supporting Actress winners are weak when compared to the Supporting Actor winners like Javier Barden, Heath Ledger, Christoph Waltz in Danjo, J. K. Simmons, etc.January 18, 2021 at 11:29 pm #1203990686
Just finished watching Hillbilly Elegy. It took me ages to bring myself to watch this movie. Every frame were filled with horrible people screaming, cursing, and throw stuff at people, and there’s Glenn Close. I hate myself for thinking about this, but, I got the feeling that she might receive her eighth nom for this wreck, or even a win based on overdue narrative.
Her performance checks almost all the boxes that the Oscars loves to masturbate to, like:
Based on a real person.
A ‘transformative’ performance under unrecognizable makeup.
A strong female character in a cruel world.
A loving but tough grandmother role.
An old woman who loves to gives big speech about life and motivates her loved ones.
Get a sad scene watching her husband dies.
I actually LOVE Glenn Close, and I really like her performance in this awful film. But a nomination is a no for me. Charlene Swankie in Nomadland deserves it more than her. With only 8 minutes of screentime, She gave a subtle, yet heartbreaking performance packed up in a single, long monologue about life that is surely a mesmerizing piece of acting.
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces Of A Woman
Olivia Colman, The Father
For the 5th slot, Could be either – Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm or Yuh Jung-youn, Minari
Should be nominated: Charlene Swankie, Nomadland
Close has the best narrative of all the contenders here, and better late than never to “coming around” to that realization when we’ve been saying such since last year. People here can’t separate a great performance in a film that isn’t great, but thankfully, they aren’t Academy members. It’s not best picture being judged, and many performances have been nominated and won from films that wouldn’t be awarded elsewhere. Ebert famously said that those are the performances that are the most worthy of Oscar consideration b/c they’re the performances with the most “deficits” to overcome. That’s what I expect will happen with Close this year, and I’ll personally applaud it.
And yes, Mo’Nique is the gold standard winner of the past 25 years in this category.January 19, 2021 at 12:23 am #1203990748
This category so boring. Congrats Glenn Close!
On your first Razzie.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"January 19, 2021 at 12:41 am #1203990752
I can’t wait until Glenn Close breaks through with the televized awards and proves people wrong.
A Fervent Believer in the Church of Viola DavisJanuary 19, 2021 at 2:37 am #1203990792
I have now finally taken out Glenn for Dominique Fishback. But I still think she’s 6th at worst.
Lead Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)
Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Supporting Actor: Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Letterboxd: Ray_In_BrugesJanuary 19, 2021 at 4:00 am #1203990818
I’m not buying Glenn getting nominated anywhere apart from maybe SAG. Her winning for such a tank would be an insult to her legacy.January 19, 2021 at 4:26 am #1203990846
Glenn signed up for this project, received a paycheck for it and went on to promote it. I don’t understand how it is up to us to determine whether it’d be an insult to her legacy. This is her career, not ours, so to say that it would be an insult is so bizarre to me, when she’d probably overjoyed to win for this.
A Fervent Believer in the Church of Viola DavisJanuary 19, 2021 at 4:44 am #1203990862
It is close between her and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Supporting Actress winners are weak when compared to the Supporting Actor winners like Javier Barden, Heath Ledger, Christoph Waltz in Danjo, J. K. Simmons, etc.
It’s because the majority of the supporting performances that nominated for actresses are nothing more a standard mother / great man’s wife role.
That’s why Lopez’s run last year was exciting, Ramona is a morally grey character who slowly descends further into anti-hero territory / villain of the film, in the vein of the aforementioned supporting actors. How often are female roles like that even in considered at all? (including lead).January 19, 2021 at 7:37 am #1203991045
I wouldn’t say harshly received films have never received above the line nominations. Just not recently. There was a time when it was pretty common, especially in the supporting categories. My 2 cents on the subject: https://www.nextbestpicture.com/latest/do-you-have-to-be-in-a-great-film-to-give-a-great-performance
But has a film with a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes ever made it into a category like Supporting Actress? Especially in the age of critic reviews becoming a thing that people actually care about? I just don’t see it happening, especially when Close’s biggest competitors for the bottom spots are critically acclaimed and actually winning awards.
I could see Dominique Fishback knocking out one of Youn or Bakalova if her performance receives massive acclaim, but I have a hard time seeing either of those actresses snubbed to nominate a trashed performance in a critically panned movie.
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Director: George Clooney-The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Actress: Viola Davis-Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo-Da Five Bloods
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried-Mank
Best Original Screenplay: Soul
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Midnight Sky
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