April 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm #1204204466
Bracco over whoopi for that nothing performance? No thank youApril 17, 2021 at 12:45 am #1204204896
I do not care for Angelina’s win.
This 17 year old (at the time) thought it was the most incredible performance I’d ever seen. I still think she was phenomenal.
Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing
Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.April 17, 2021 at 6:35 am #1204205122
I admire her as the fighter she is, but Hudson’s win is terrible. Her dialogue delivery made me want to cry, and not for the right reasons. Definitely the weakest of the 21st century. The best is obviously Mo’Nique.April 17, 2021 at 7:04 am #1204205148
Renée Zellweger by far the worst winner of the century. One of the worst Oscar nominated performances ever. The director obviously forgot to tell her that Cold Mountain was an actual dramatic movie and not an SNL sketch.April 17, 2021 at 7:22 am #1204205161
Alicia Vikander is a worse winner than Laura Dern. There is nothing impressive about Vikander’s performance in The Razzie Girl that could not be done by another actress. Vikander was category fraud into supporting so I would not mind if another category fraud Rooney Mara won instead.
Michelle (Yeoh, Williams) Oscar campaign manager.
Best Picture: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
Best Director: Todd Field
Best Original Screenplay: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
Best Actor: Colin Farrell
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Ke Huy Quan
Best Supporting Actress: Kerry Condon, Nina HossApril 17, 2021 at 7:27 am #1204205164
Renée Zellweger by far the worst winner of the century. One of the worst Oscar nominated performances ever. The director obviously forgot to tell her that Cold Mountain was an actual dramatic movie and not an SNL sketch.
From Renee starring in TCM The Next Generation with a cross-dressing Leatherface to charming everyone in JM to giving stellar work in Bridget Jones and Chicago to getting an Oscar for Cold Mountain in such a bizarre performance we can’t deny how iconic her 90s and early 2000s were lolApril 17, 2021 at 9:47 am #1204205288
3: Ingrid Bergman – “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)
I mean, it’s not like the Academy owed her a third Oscar. She already had two at this point. So this win really baffles me. I guess they really liked the movie, and wanted to give a major win somewhere. 1974 was filled with baffling acting choices. Art Carney. Ellen Burstyn. And this.
4: Renee Zellweger – “Cold Mountain” (2003)
This is an OBVIOUS make-up Oscar orchestrated by Weinstein. She came SO close to winning for “Chicago” the year before. This was the industry’s way of saying “we’re sorry we couldn’t give it to you for the performance you actually earned it for. But here’s a bone. Just like last year’s win was “sorry we made fun of your face.”
I don’t really remember much about Bergman in Orient Express, but I will say that I think Carney’s win, while unexpected, wasn’t bad… I thought his performance in Harry and Tonto was really genuine… Of course had Gene Hackman been nominated for The Conversation we’d be having another discussion.
As for Zellweger… should’ve been Aghdashloo. Really should have been Aghdashloo.
FYC: Minari for EverythingApril 17, 2021 at 10:18 am #1204205330
1. Helen Hayes (Airport)– Head scratching choice considering not only her meagre performance but also the fellow nominees. Even Maureen Stapleton in the same movie would have been better.
2. Ingrid Bergman (Murder on the Orient Express)– She has one long take in which she is somewhat okayish. The rest of the movie her character’s role was to stay worried and surprised. A truly unremarkable performance largely due to the character being delegated to the background. Valentina Cortese by and far deserved it.
3. Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain)– Not at all a convincing portrayal. Tries to be deep but ends up being so shallow. Love Renee and it wouldn’t have minded if she even won for Bridget Jones. But This?!! Patricia Clarkson was absolutely ROBBED. Her performance is just brilliant. It made me roll in laughter, sadness, anger, bitterness and happiness.
4. Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) – God her singing is blissful and an achievement of major proportions. But we don’t have the Oscars to reward singing! Her acting was really unconvincing and not good. Cate Blanchett was so excellent in Notes on a Scandal. But I’d say one of the Babel actresses deserved it. I’d go with Adriana Barraza for her moving performance.
5. Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind)– They really LOVED this movie for even Jennifer to win and boy it’s undeserving. Helen Mirren was really good in Gosford Park. In fact any of the other nominees would have been viable alternatives.
6. Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential)- Another BAFFLING choice. When you have Julianne Moore giving the type of performance that she gives in Boogie Nights, how can you look the other way and give it to Kim Basinger? Julianne Moore 100% deserved this.
Other mentions: Mira Sorvino, Judi Dench, Eileen Heckhart, Geena Davis, Margaret Rutherford, Marisa Tomei.April 17, 2021 at 10:29 am #1204205348
Whoopy deserved her win. The succès of a good acting relies on how memorable the performance is and whoopy is iconic in this role. You can rewatch her movie again and again you’ll always appreciate her appearance. your list sucks Alicia and Anne also deserved their win
Sally Field should’ve won for Lincoln. She was the role. As a seasoned theatergoer I find Hathaway’s take over the top, melodramatic and I can tell she’s acting. Also crying your way through a beautiful song is not interpreting it. I’m a trained singer and if I’d done that my instructor would’ve yelled at me.April 17, 2021 at 11:55 am #1204205646
Sally Field should’ve won for Lincoln. She was the role. As a seasoned theatergoer I find Hathaway’s take over the top, melodramatic and I can tell she’s acting. Also crying your way through a beautiful song is not interpreting it. I’m a trained singer and if I’d done that my instructor would’ve yelled at me.
Sally Field was a bore in Lincoln, she could literally play that role in her sleep and it wouldn’t have made a difference. Hathaway pretty much nailed her big song, and she was pretty convincing in the movie.
FYC 2022 Emmys:
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Sandra Oh in "The Chair"
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Joo-ryoung in "Squid Game"April 17, 2021 at 3:47 pm #1204206362This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.April 17, 2021 at 6:34 pm #1204206540
Helen Hayes – Karen Black should have easily won that year.
Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”April 17, 2021 at 10:26 pm #1204206718
Almost every winners from 2010’s are terrible. To makes matter worse, it’s the performances that were losing/ignored in favor for those mediocre ‘winning’ performances. Here’s my personal ranking, from worst to best (not really the best lol).
Worst of the worst
10. Laura Dern, Marriage Story (should’ve won: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell or Cho Yeo Jeong, Parasite OR Taylor Russell, Waves)
9. Melissa Leo, The Fighter (should’ve won: Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom)
8. Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (should’ve won: Isabelle Huppert, Amour)
7. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood (should’ve won: Laura Dern, Wild)
6. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (should’ve won: Cate Blanchett, Cinderella)
5. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (should’ve won: Marina De Tavira, Roma)
4. Allison Janney, I, Tonya (should’ve won: Betty Gabriel, Get Out or Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread or Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird)
3. Viola Davis, Fences (should’ve won: Naomie Harris, Moonlight or Margaret Bowman, Hell Or High Water – lol)
2. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave (should’ve won: Scarlett Johansson, Her)
1. Octavia Spencer, The Help (should’ve won: Sareh Bayet, A Separation) – this got the number one not because the performance were great or whatever, just because this is the only performance that I liked best.
Real winners ranking of 2010’s:
1. Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
2. Marina de Tavira, Roma
3. Sareh Bayet, A Separation
4. Naomie Harris, Moonlight
5. Scarlett Johansson, Her
6. Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
7. Betty Gabriel, Get Out
8. Isabelle Huppert, Amour
9. Laura Dern, Wild
10. Cate Blanchett, CinderellaApril 18, 2021 at 1:23 am #1204206812
Vikander definitely hasn’t capitalized on her Oscar win. Her choices when it comes to films have been meh recently.April 18, 2021 at 2:19 am #1204206850
Vikander definitely hasn’t capitalized on her Oscar win. Her choices when it comes to films have been meh recently.
To be fair Tulip Fever, Euphoria, The Glorias, Light Between Oceans etc were all baity offers on paper. Not her fault they all flopped. At least she tried something different with the Tomb Raider franchise also, she’s been flooded with offers which have just been a string of disappointments, her post-Oscar career is bizarre. I think I’m the only one who loved her winning performance, despite the category fraud.
Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
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Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)Not now
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