December 1, 2020 at 8:03 am #1203886818
As was Volver, IMO. This may be an unpopular opinion but I think Volver is Almodovar’s best film.
It isn’t unpopular; luckily it’s one of his most praised films. It’s up there for me too. His best is Law of Desire, imo, not sure how popular that one is.December 1, 2020 at 8:08 am #1203886826
Well Denzel won the Tony too, so he couldn’t have been that small lol
Well it’s worth noting that Denzel went fro a different portrayal onstage than Jones, as you can see in these videos of them doing the famous “Who says I gotta like you” scene.
In Jones’ interpretation (the top one) he’s an intensely powerful, frightening figure who easily dominates those around him.
Denzel on the other hand, went for an overtly comedic approach (I didn’t see this production, but from what I understand, he played most of the show like this), likely because he didn’t want to come up short emulating what Jones perfected. I prefer Jones who is just such an absolute force of nature, but Washington’s work here is very unique and daring.
When the film version came out, Denzel went for a performance that was more akin to Jones, likely because he knew this film would be many people’s introduction to the play, and he wanted them to see the main character as he’s intended to be played, rather than a reinventing interpretation.December 1, 2020 at 8:45 am #1203886947
I question the Tony voters’ judgment of late when it comes to famous screen actors, especially after they gave Scarlet Johannson a Tony for a middling to blah performance in A View from a Bridge. I saw her live and didn’t understand how she won a Tony for that stiff performance which got worse when she tried to do Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I thought Brittany Murphy in the 90s production was far superior and natural on the stage. That said, from what I read, Denzel’s stage performance differed from his screen one in a big way, which is pretty intriguing.
I saw James Earl Jones twice on Broadway, one time in You Can’t Take it With You, a brilliant comedic farce of a play with perfect timing. Also, much raunchier and rawer than the sanitized and overly sentimental Capra-directed Hollywood film Best Pic winner. I also saw him in The Gin Game with the brilliant Cicely Tyson (who in her 90s) was doing an accent and was full of energy. She was amazing and he played off of her well. I don’t know what I was expecting but when I heard it was a play about two older people forced to live in a retirement home and becoming friends, I thought it’d be sweet, but it wasn’t….at all…it was actually so…dark and quite a bummer which made it better.December 1, 2020 at 8:55 am #1203886979
The Tonys have a weird love-hate relationship with big stars coming to the stage. There have been times when they’ve benefited from it such as the mentioned Johansson win, but there’s also times when they get completely left out, like how Daniel Radcliffe has been rejected by the Tonys each then he’s come to Broadway, for (mostly) better received performances.December 1, 2020 at 8:56 am #1203886984
To be fair, I think Johansson was better than Radcliffe, at least in Equus (didn’t like the play nor did I think the production was very interesting). I didn’t see the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying but from the clips, I think he was being compared with the original actor, Robert Morse, who was just perfection in the role, and of course Radcliffe would fall short.December 1, 2020 at 8:57 am #1203886986
Betty Gabriel should have won Best Supporting Actress for Get Out.
I would have loved for her to pull a Beatrice Straight and win Supporting Actress with the shortest performance and no nominations at any other award show.December 1, 2020 at 9:00 am #1203886995
To be fair, I think Johansson was better than Radcliffe…
I didn’t see her Tony winning work or him in Equus or How to Succeed in Business, so I can’t really comment on that. I do know his performance in the latter has mixed notices, mostly due to his singing, but I seem to recall he was well received for the former.
I did however see him in Lifespan of a Fact, where he played wonderfully off of Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones. However, he was never gonna get nominated for that as it was a very small show that closed before voting, and his category was incredibly competitive that year.December 1, 2020 at 10:38 am #1203887340
Mission Impossible : Fallout should have been nominated in Picture, Cinematography and Adapted Screenplay.
Editing, Directing, …
Lead Actor: Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)
Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Supporting Actor: Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)December 1, 2020 at 10:43 am #1203887358
Jessica Chastain’s best lead performance is Miss Sloane but that year for Best Actress is so strong (not the oscar lineup) that idk if she would have made my 5 (she’s def on my top 8). I’m glad she got a Golden Globe nod at least.
Director: Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"
Actor: Delroy Lindo, "Da 5 Bloods"
Actress: Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"
Supporting Actor: Glynn Turman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, "Minari"
"Don't be a Republican" - Lady Bird RonanDecember 1, 2020 at 11:07 am #1203887405
Editing, Directing, …
Yep forgot about those categories!
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"December 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm #1203888766
Hilary Swank is going to come back and win her 3rd Oscar.
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