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    New wave of Hollywood actors & stars are thanks to nepostism. Most are from Hollywood families or from the American / British upper class.

    Do you mean actors like Lily Collins and Zoe Kravitz? I have nothing against Collins, but it took her more than a decade to get her “big break” with Emily in Paris. I thought she was good in Mank, and I would say that Fincher directing her helped contribute to her performance. I’m curious to see Kravitz as Catwoman. I personally thought she was the weakest actress in Big Little Lies. I know High Fidelity got great reviews but I haven’t seen it yet.

    Cara Delevingne is a great example of nepotism. She’s from an upper-class family, and the main reason she became successful in modeling is because one of the key figures at Conde Nast is her godfather.

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    Dude doesn’t even know who Al Pacino is. I have no hopes for his career.

    is this true?! That’s a real worry

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    Timothée Chalamet’s Beautiful Boy snub was glorious.

    Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.

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    Cara Delevingne is a great example of nepotism. She’s from an upper-class family, and the main reason she became successful in modeling is because one of the key figures at Conde Nast is her godfather.

    Pretty much every English actor has had either a nepotistic or class privilege advantage (ie privately educated upper class)

    The only recent big name English stars I can of without one of these are Dev Patel & Daniel Kaluuya (ironically, both Skins alumi)

    Emmys FYC: Alan Tudyk in “Resident Alien”, Billie Piper in “I Hate Suzie”, Ego Nwodim in “Saturday Night Live”, Kaley Cuoco in “Harley Quinn”

    “Dickinson”, “P-Valley”, “Pose” & “Superstore” in all categories

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    Pretty much every English actor has had either a nepotistic or class privilege advantage (ie privately educated upper class) The only recent big name English stars I can of without one of these are Dev Patel & Daniel Kaluuya (ironically, both Skins alumi)

    Riz Ahmed is from a working class family from North West London and went to a selective independent boys school through a scholarship.

    So he’s another one haha.

    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’ve come the conclusion that some people really haven’t watched many of Viola Davis’s performances. She does not give the same performance over and over.

    Same thing as with Frances people are just looking for stupid reasons to hate. And they can’t find anything else to criticize that wouldn’t be offensive so they default to the good old “same role in everything, no range” argument

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    I’ve come the conclusion that some people really haven’t watched many of Viola Davis’s performances. She does not give the same performance over and over.

    This.

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    Pretty much every English actor has had either a nepotistic or class privilege advantage (ie privately educated upper class) The only recent big name English stars I can of without one of these are Dev Patel & Daniel Kaluuya (ironically, both Skins alumi)

    And Skins did open casting calls. An advertisement for that method of casting if ever there was one.

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    Riz Ahmed is from a working class family from North West London and went to a selective independent boys school through a scholarship. So he’s another one haha.

    I think there’s an interesting point here about confidence. Speaking specifically about the UK, kids who go to private schools are instilled with a level of confidence and ‘you can do anything you want’ mentality that just isn’t there for other kids.

    It’s very rare that you see a working-class kid who went to a public school or comprehensive that breaks through like Ahmed has. Only one I can think of off the top of my head is John Boyega.

    Even in the US most actors come from a certain degree of privilege. To use Bradley Cooper as an example – he doesn’t come from an acting family but his mum worked for NBC and his dad is a stockbroker. The only ‘big’ working class US actor that immediately comes to mind is Adam Driver – but like Ahmed, he got opportunities via his education.

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    Adam Driver is a boring actor who tries too hard to be interesting.

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    I feel the Assistant, NRSA et. al got the exact amount of niche attention they would get in a normal year

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    The female Girls cast members all come from rich and privileged families. Dunham’s parents are famous artists, Allison Williams is the daughter of Brian Williams and Zosia Mamet’s father is David Mamet. Jemima Kirke’s father is a famous English rock drummer. Kirke and Dunham are childhood friends, and both attended an expensive and elite school together in Brooklyn (Saint Ann’s School).

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    #1204243307

    Ryan Reynolds is a truly awful actor. If it weren’t for Deadpool’s success, he wouldn’t be as in demand as he is now.

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    #1204243309

    Ma Rainey deserved no nominations

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    #1204243739

    On the subject of nepotism in English actors, one that springs to mind of being the opposite case is Samantha Morton. They don’t all come from privilege

    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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