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    Debbie Reynolds was also in heavy contention for “Mother.” I’d say she was sixth. Sentimental vote for an old time favorite.

    Courtney Love screwed up and tried for lead when supporting would have been a sure thing. (Maybe to compete with Madonna or knock Madonna out of the running? Remember their infamous live MTV interview where Love threw a shoe at Madonna and Madonna accused Love of being on drugs. It’s on youtube. Entertaining.)

    Streep wanted Keaton to get in over her. She had picked her for the role. She had her FYC advertising cut back and Keaton pushed more. (I’ve read that she was even considering or was advertised in supporting at first but I’m not sure that source is accurate.)

    Odd year in a way. The way they spilt The English Patient Women is odd. I kind of remember Binoche having a bigger role. Scott-Thomas doesn’t seem especially happy when Binoche wins. Doesn’t even turn in her seat to acknowledge her as she passes.

    I was rooting for Debbie Reynolds to get nominated for Mother. Another question would be who would have Courtney Love knocked off if she were nominated for Supporting Actress?

    Juliette Binoche – The English Patient – WINNER
    Joan Allen – The Crucible
    Lauren Bacall – The Mirror Has Two Faces
    Barbara Hershey – The Portrait of a Lady
    Marianne Jean-Baptiste – Secrets & Lies

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    They did Madonna dirty. Evita is one of her better film performances. If I had to rank her Top 5 roles:

    1. Evita
    2. A League of Their Own
    3. Dick Tracy
    4. Desperately Seeking Susan
    5. Dangerous Game

    She is awful in every single one of them.

    Regards, Patti

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    Madonna was great in Evita. She was robbed of an oscar nom.

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    Is this account run by Patti LuPone?

    But did “Patti LuPone” lie?

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    She is awful in every single one of them.

    Regards, Patti

    Swept Away is Oscar worthy caliber of Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice.

    FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION DARLING.
    Tessa Thompson, Lead Actress for PASSING
    Ruth Negga, Supporting Actress for PASSING
    Charlotte Rampling, Supporting Actress for BENEDETTA
    Martha Plimpton, Supporting Actress for MASS
    Arawinda Kirana, Lead Actress for YUNI
    Kathryn Hunter, Supporting Actress for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

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    I saw Evita for the first time during quarantine and gosh, what a mess. Didn’t like the movie at all, I personally don’t enjoy musical that are singing from beginning to end, and the songs in Evita are just not that memorable, and I really didn’t like the fact that Madonna can’t pronounce a single word in Spanish correctly, I’m latin and it was painful.

    Madonna, I adore you with all my heart, but it just wasn’t good.

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    Damn straight Madooner should have been nominated. She is an embarrassingly awkward and superficial actor when the role is not right for her, but her performance as Evita is the glue that holds the messy and tedious thing together.

    Madge is a staggeringly charismatic performer, and Evita Peron is a bombastic and ego-driven role – a perfect match for Maddy’s larger-than-life superstar sensibilities. The emotions are colossal, the gestures are grand, the aplomb overwhelming, and yet she balances out the megalomania with a sense of intimacy and subtleness.

    It’s clear that she loves to play the character and commits every fiber of her being to it. It’s equally clear that we’re watching a star giving a performance rather than an actor acting, but who cares when the performance is so dedicated. Too bad the movie doesn’t live up to its star.

    As a whole, I find the Evita era one of the most uninspired chapters in Madonna’s mostly visionary career, but seriously, the performance is everything.

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