April 26, 2021 at 6:13 am #1204228482
Also one thing I took away from yesterday: Bong Joon-ho will definitely be nominated again, if not win. He literally got a bigger and more epic introduction than every single one of the A-list actors and actresses. They know that he’s a star.
FYC - Oscars 2022:
NINE DAYS in all categories, including:
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Actor (Winston Duke)
- Best Supporting Actress (Zazie Beetz)
- Best Supporting Actor (Benedict Wong)
Letterboxd: Ray_In_BrugesApril 26, 2021 at 6:24 am #1204228530
To always announce Best Picture last.April 26, 2021 at 6:30 am #1204228550
Still a bit disappointed at Carey’s loss but so happy it went to a superb performance delivered by one of the coolest actors working in Hollywood.
This is exactly how I feel!
The thing I’ve learnt (or is more reinforced) is that it’s almost impossible to win an acting award without a strong contender elsewhere unless you sweep. The fact that Marion Cotillard, Olivia Colman and Frances McDormand had upset wins for stronger films proved this theory.
Also never underestimate BAFTA. People were going all out about how they’re “irrelevant” this year but they went 8 for 8 with the big 8 categories. I predicted Mulligan because of the theory about needing a BP nomination (she was probably second) but really I should have predicted McDormand. Especially because I kept telling people they were underestimating the fact that Nomadland has no problem winning Actress in an open field.
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")April 26, 2021 at 7:02 am #1204228647
Campaigns don’t matter, neither do precursors
Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Benedetta (Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor)
Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)April 26, 2021 at 7:05 am #1204228655
We learned that the ghost of On Golden Pond is still here and the academy will always love to award old people. Not that the performances were bad but I do think the GG had it better this time.April 26, 2021 at 7:28 am #1204228741
We learned that BAFTA has more influence on Oscars and Golden Globes has zero influence.April 26, 2021 at 7:30 am #1204228747
Narrative don’t work for you if you’re black.
That’s how I feel. Made no mistake, Hopkins deserved to win, but Boseman had a hell of a narrative and that wasn’t enough for him to win. Almost every year we see white folks winning over more memorable performances, but seems like the same can’t happen with black actors.
what about cinematography? which shot from Mank guaranteed its rare win for as b&w movie, in your opinion?
Mank didn’t look authentic in my opinion. It tried to look like an old movie but still looked like a contemporary film shot in B&W. It should’ve been shot in film.
Nomadland deserved to win and it’s really strange it didn’t.April 26, 2021 at 7:32 am #1204228758
We learned that AACTA is not a precursor. They went 1/7.April 26, 2021 at 7:32 am #1204228766
Minorities can only win in the supporting acting categories. The lead acting categories are for white people only.April 26, 2021 at 7:34 am #1204228772
Glenn and Chadwick had the biggest narratives ever and couldn’t win the Oscar after losing at BAFTA so we definitely know what precursor is the most important.April 26, 2021 at 7:36 am #1204228780
BAFTA + late-breaker is stronger than Globe + SAGApril 26, 2021 at 9:11 am #1204229036
That SAG is less important each yearApril 26, 2021 at 9:37 am #1204229140
Minorities can only win in the supporting acting categories. The lead acting categories are for white people only.
I am a bit confused though. Aside from Halle-Only, 2001-2006 had 3 Black Actor winners in 6 years (50%), then nothing for 14 years.
So what happened there. Is the increasing international presence the awards obsessed keeps touting actually partially responsible for this backslide? I mean, look at Bafta (Ejiofor aside, but they purposefully ignored the existence of actor sweeping Dallas Buyers altogether).April 26, 2021 at 9:45 am #1204229169
Posthumous wins aren’t guaranteed.
Close needs a Best Picture vehicle in the same vain as Anthony Hopkins in The Father to win an Oscar. Being the only good thing in an unseen or critically panned film is only good for a nomination. She was never winning over Yuh-jung Youn in Supporting Actress.
Black actresses will continue to be factors in Supporting but non-factors in Lead. The fact that a biracial woman has the claim of being the only “Black Lead Actress Winner” says enough.
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