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    Hillbilly Elegy is more of a controversial book, though. I haven’t read it personally, so I have no opinion, and I believe that The Woman In The Window will be the big Oscar movie this year (with a slam dunk Oscar win for Amy Adams) even though people tell me it’s a garbage book-yet, I have a feeling that Hillbilly Elegy will be nothing more than a blip. It doesn’t help that it’s going to Netflix (which is still a shaky foundation for an Oscar campaign) and it’s being directed by Ron Howard and written by Vanessa Taylor (both of whom have been hit/miss- no disrespect). Glenn is the movie’s strongest chance, but it could just trip over itself and fail at the Oscars. I believe that Sunset Boulevard has a better chance for Glenn, since her performance has gotten acclaim on Broadway, but I’m still mixed due to hearing no word since the announcement in February and the director’s lack of experience in directing a film. If Glenn could get a meaty supporting role in an acclaimed director’s project (like Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro) then I believe she can get her Oscar.

    Adams is never a slam dunk. Despite coattail nods, Lead Actress is never a given with her since she only has one of those from 6 nods.

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    I’ve read that too. Supposedly the Gorillas in the Mist marketing was so heavy people were joking you can’t open your mailbox with out seeing a picture of Sigourney Weaver holding a gorilla. As you say it may have created a backlash.

    Plus Davis’ role in Tourist was one of the most sought after roles in a long time. They supposedly auditioned every woman in the business for the part so just be getting the role Davis scored an achievement and gained respect.

    Seriously? I turned that movie off a little more then halfway through as I could not stand how slow it was and William Hurt’s monotone voice could literally put you to sleep.

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    Adams is never a slam dunk. Despite coattail nods, Lead Actress is never a given with her since she only has one of those from 6 nods.

    She was never going to make it for Big Eyes or Enchanted. So Arrival was really the only actual shot she had in lead besides American Hustle.

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    Seriously? I turned that movie off a little more then halfway through as I could not stand how slow it was and William Hurt’s monotone voice could literally put you to sleep.

    Yes. It was reuniting William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Lawrence Kasdan from Body Heat and they were all at the peak of their careers and the book and author were very popular. Davis’ was the only role available so people wanted it. I remember reading an article about the casting. Every actress wanted that role (not the real A-List stars of the time but the people who did Supporting roles.) I can’t quite remember who came close to getting it except for Mary Steenburgen and Barbara Hershey.

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    Hillbilly Elegy is more of a controversial book, though. I haven’t read it personally, so I have no opinion, and I believe that The Woman In The Window will be the big Oscar movie this year (with a slam dunk Oscar win for Amy Adams) even though people tell me it’s a garbage book-yet, I have a feeling that Hillbilly Elegy will be nothing more than a blip. It doesn’t help that it’s going to Netflix (which is still a shaky foundation for an Oscar campaign) and it’s being directed by Ron Howard and written by Vanessa Taylor (both of whom have been hit/miss- no disrespect). Glenn is the movie’s strongest chance, but it could just trip over itself and fail at the Oscars. I believe that Sunset Boulevard has a better chance for Glenn, since her performance has gotten acclaim on Broadway, but I’m still mixed due to hearing no word since the announcement in February and the director’s lack of experience in directing a film. If Glenn could get a meaty supporting role in an acclaimed director’s project (like Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro) then I believe she can get her Oscar.

     

    Hillbilly Elegy will be a big hit for Netflix for sure. No way they would have dared to invest $45mil if had they not been truly confident! And Ron Howard knows what he’s doing. He hasn’t played the Oscar game for a long time and he will definitely prepare for it. Vanessa Taylor also knows what she’s doing . Don’t worry about them. Also the book itself might be polalizing but keep in mind that it’s still a very popular and best-selling novel so the film adaptation surely won’t flop. All it takes is critical acclaim and award season’s buzzes, which I believe in this movie!

    And believe me, as enthusiastic as I am about Sunset Blv, I know the movie will encounter much much more problems during pre-production. So I don’t hold my hopes too high in it yet!

     

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    Why is the book controversial?

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    Why is the book controversial?

    There are claims that the book’s author made some stories up in the book.

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    I was saying this the entire season (but for some reason, in the end even I believed Close would win): Close simply rubs people in the industry the wrong way. And even when everything was in line for her, she lost. Sunset Blvd. will face many challenges, even if it gets made. Close won the Tony, but that’s a different story. In Hollywood, she will be compared to Gloria Swanson, Oscarless Gloria Swanson. Maybe it won’t be fair, but this will be the case. And when it comes to musicals, well, it’s always tricky.

    And once again, the best Close could do is focus on supporting. She’ll win there based on respect. It will be a rather easy win. Leading is a different story and she’ll probably lose. That’s my take.

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    I was saying this the entire season (but for some reason, in the end even I believed Close would win): Close simply rubs people in the industry the wrong way. And even when everything was in line for her, she lost. Sunset Blvd. will face many challenges, even if it gets made. Close won the Tony, but that’s a different story. In Hollywood, she will be compared to Gloria Swanson, Oscarless Gloria Swanson. Maybe it won’t be fair, but this will be the case. And when it comes to musicals, well, it’s always tricky.

    And once again, the best Close could do is focus on supporting. She’ll win there based on respect. It will be a rather easy win. Leading is a different story and she’ll probably lose. That’s my take.

    I can’t believe they literally matched the precursors everywhere but Best Actress.

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    Something not as boring as The Wife, hopefully.

    Lena Headey hasn't got an Emmy for Game of Thrones????? Emmys you need to win her right now!!

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    She probably would have won anyway but its worth noting that Close had no competition when the Tony besides Rebecca Luker in Showboat so that was an easy win.

    Also they really didn’t match the precursors everywhere as things were pretty split this year with the precursors.

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    they really didn’t match the precursors everywhere as things were pretty split this year with the precursors.

    according to precursors Regina King, Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali and Glenn Close were all front runners. Only Close strangely lost.

     

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    according to precursors Regina King, Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali and Glenn Close were all front runners. Only Close strangely lost.

    I mean looking back at it, it is becoming more comprehensible now. Glenn Close vs Olivia Colman a.k.a Overdue narrative vs 10 Oscar nominations coming from a studio who successfully lifted up tons of Oscar winners. It’s not that hard to understand. All the other 3 easily won because they all come from more popular movies among voters.

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    Strangely enough, this whole situation can date back to the 1989 Oscar. Glenn Close vs Jodie Foster a.k.a 8 nomimations + a little overdue narrative vs being snubbed for Taxi Driver. In the end, Jodie Foster strangely won…
    It’s even sadder for Close that she delivered another great performance in Reversal of Fortune but totally ignored by the Academy (they chose to honor Jeremy Irons instead). Like the hell were they thinking…

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    Strangely enough, this whole situation can date back to the 1989 Oscar. Glenn Close vs Jodie Foster a.k.a 8 nomimations + a little overdue narrative vs being snubbed for Taxi Driver. In the end, Jodie Foster strangely won… It’s even sadder for Close that she delivered another great performance in Reversal of Fortune but totally ignored by the Academy (they chose to honor Jeremy Irons instead). Like the hell were they thinking…

    I agreed with everything you just said, but if something, Jodie wasn’t the one to get the Oscar for BSA in 1977, Piper Laurie was actually better in Carrie IMO, also Jodie wasn’t overdue in 1989, she mostly won because of that psycho who tried to impress her.

    And yes, Glenn should have been nominated for RoF.

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