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  • AMG
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    I’ll be honest – I did not take any notice to who posted about weights, I just called it as I saw it. I’m not joining in any open season on any person, and I do not agree with any kind of such behaviour.

    I appreciate the BMI post was meant in defence of the casting choice. I could have tweaked my post away from BMI to more broadly around weight.

    Those who feel like it is their right to criticise an actresses weight are who my post is aimed at, not anybody else.

    Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)

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    Rachel615
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    Given that they are still filming, is there any concern that the movie won’t be completed in time for its announced release on December 21st?

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    smartypants27
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    This movie will be RESPECT v2 lol.

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    FilmRoyalty
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    First, I was against this with the title alone, but I am now ready for this. Whitney has had so many iconic performances. I hope we have a scene like BR where we can re-live some of those experiences.

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    Milk Money
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    All this talk about Naomi not resembling Whitney, or being thin enough, or pretty enough to play her is super cringe. Can we just base it on the performance alone when it comes out? Let’s judge the performance. Nothing else please.

    When you’re playing a real person, a very famous person, everything is fair game when critiquing esp in the internet era. The look, the mannerisms, the voice, etc. Not just the acting performance. It’s all going to be compared to the real thing.

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    At 5’8″ (173 cm) and 141 lbs (64 kg) Whitney Houston had a BMI of 21.4 At 5’6″ (168 cm) and 121 lbs (55 kg) Naomi Ackie has a BMI of 19.5 According to these numbers, Naomi Ackie is actually thinner than Whitney Houston was. (Although something tells me that this is irrelevant to the haters)

    Whitney was Taller. Probably that’s why Whitney looked thinner in my eyes and the eyes of most people

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    K Olivia
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    This movie will be RESPECT v2 lol.

    It could be. But at least IWDWS has a proven awards friendly director in Kasi Lemmons. She’s managed to squeeze out a couple high profile Oscar/Emmy nominations for her leading ladies: Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) & Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”). This film also has a better release date which is closer to the voting period. Respect was dumped into theaters during the pandemic when most were still staying home.

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    GWalters
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    The trailer for IWDWS is supposedly coming out this Thursday so we’ll finally get a preview of Naomi Ackie as Whitney. It should give a good indication of whether a nomination for Best Actress is happening. 🤔

     

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    https://youtu.be/dvChbli5Ln0 What do y’all honestly think here? I’m baffled at how unmoved I am at this teaser. Where’s the excitement? Where’s the feels? You really need to cut a teaser that’s going to pop when it comes to a biopic, and this wasn’t it. I still have her in as yes it’s only a teaser, not the end all be all, but I am not impressed.

    The Lifetime quality of this truly surprised me, I still think she could get in tho. Also, this will compete with Avatar and Babylon, things are not looking good for it.

    I know resembling the person you are playing is not 100% necessary but Naomi looks more like Brandy than Whitney.

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    BigJay2012
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    while the trailer itself wasn’t great. I actually think Naomi’s PERFORMANCE looks wonderful

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    Gwen
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    I was head over heels for Ackie watching her in The End of the F***ing World. The trailer doesn’t really sell the film well for me but I think she’ll deliver and I root for her to grab some nominations.

    Jodie Comer supremacy

    FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

    Everything Everywhere All at Once in all categories
    Luca Guadagnino for Best Director
    Martin McDonagh for Best Adapted Screenplay
    Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell for Best Leading Actor
    Brendan Gleeson for Best Supporting Actor
    Hong Chau for Best Supporting Actress

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    BigJay2012
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    I was head over heels for Ackie watching her in The End of the F***ing World. The trailer doesn’t really sell the film well for me but I think she’ll deliver and I root for her to grab some nominations.

    I mentioned this in the BA, but its being sold to us the way The Woman King is. Its being sold to the masses, not Oscar experts. So I’m hoping the actual film will be a lot better. Naomi’s performance looks great!

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    kamila
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    Was that supposed to be Cissy Houston??

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    Rachel615
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    I mentioned this in the BA, but its being sold to us the way The Woman King is. Its being sold to the masses, not Oscar experts. So I’m hoping the actual film will be a lot better. Naomi’s performance looks great!

    Exactly. I really think we need to be cautious about relying on trailers too much in making predictions. Based on my initial viewing of their trailers, I thought that Empire of Light could well win BP and that The Woman King would be a major disappointment. My first impressions based on those trailers were, to put it bluntly, incorrect

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    Teaser looked drab and cheap. Big meh.

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