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October 30, 2020 at 4:55 am #1203810955
The thing is Sunset Blvd, if finally made, could end up being worse than Hillbilly Elegy. The Broadway adaptation didn’t get good reviews to begin with and its musical film will inevitably be compared to the 1950 version that many consider to be a masterpiece. So HE could be Glenn’s last chance.
However, it would be marvelous to see an actress they overlooked for so long winning two Oscars in a short period of time, and in her 70s no less. But for that to happen, assuming she wins for HE as expected, Sunset Blvd needs to be a really strong film, maybe like a top-tier BP nominee. It has potential to do well at the box office, but it won’t likely be a critical darling.September 15, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1203708745
I dont know if Mirren has been nominated for a Tony or West End
She won Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. She’s the only actor who has completed both the American and British Triple Crowns of Acting.August 31, 2020 at 2:27 pm #1203678401
Glenn Close stars as Faye Dunaway during the time that she played Katharine Hepburn in a one-woman play called ‘Tea at Five’ in Boston before she was fired.
According to https://nypost.com/2019/07/24/faye-dunaway-fired-from-broadway-bound-tea-at-five/, scenes in the film should include:
– Her behavior was unsettling at an early photo shoot. Someone gave her a salad for lunch and she threw it on the floor. She was watching her weight and said the salad would be better on the floor than in her hand.
– She was frequently late for rehearsals, sometimes up to two hours. She refused to allow anyone to look at her during rehearsals, including the director and the playwright. Although she had the script for six months, sources claim she was never able to learn her lines. During the run of the play at Huntington she was fed lines and blocking through an earpiece. One source says, “98 percent of the play came through the earpiece.”
– While in rehearsal she left what one production source called “troubling, rambling, angry” voicemails to the creative team during the middle of the night. She also insisted that no one wear white to rehearsals because it “distracts me,” she said. When she was rehearsing on stage at the Huntington no one was allowed to move in the theater because that also distracted her.
– As she was rehearsing, she began to lose weight. She looked so emaciated that a production member called Dunaway’s former assistant for advice.
– Over the last weekend of June she had a full on “Mommie Dearest” meltdown and demanded that staffers at the Huntington Theater get down on their hands and knees and scrub the floor of her dressing room.
– She allegedly threw mirrors, combs and boxes of hairpins at the staff of the theater. She also pulled gray hairs out of her wig because she wanted to play a younger version of Hepburn than the playwright had written.
– The July 10 performance was canceled moments before curtain because Dunaway slapped and threw things at crew members who were trying to put on her wig. Enraged at the cancellation, Dunaway began “verbally abusing” the crew. They were “fearful for their safety.” The producer knew they had to fire her when they had to cancel the July 10 performance because she physically and verbally abused several production members.July 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm #1203581590
There are other narratives and trends that help someone win an Oscar on a regular basis. And Oscars seldom go to the right work/performances anyway. At least with the overdue narrative, it tends to go to the right person.June 13, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203531780
Jayne Houdyshell is reprising her Tony Award-winning role in The Humans. Like The Father, this film adaptation is directed by the playwright himself. If the film turns out to be really good and A24 gives its full support, she could be a surprising threat in supporting actress.April 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm #1203452156
Robert De Niro was actually nominated as a producer for The Irishman.
Is Anthony Hopkins currently living in Malibu, California? It’s not like he has to fly across the Atlantic to be there. And he looks very healthy. Maybe he didn’t want to sit through those boring hours of the ceremony anymore. He didn’t attend the Emmy when nominated for Westworld either. It’s interesting to see whether he’ll attend if he becomes the frontrunner for his performance in The Father.
Glenda Jackson once presented the Oscar to Art Carney, but famously never attended as a nominee. However, she attended the Tony when she was nominated for Macbeth and won for Three Tall Women since those plays were still running when the ceremony took place.February 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm #1203356724
Is Michael J. Fox set to reprise his role from The Good Wife this season? That could be the show’s first acting nom.April 11, 2017 at 5:33 am #1202063163
Cynthia Nixon is an Oscar away from the Triple Crown and EGOT. She has A Quiet Passion this year, but it seems to go nowhere.April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm #1202061661
Kevin Spacey only needs an Emmy to complete the triple crown. Been trying to win for a while now. If he can’t win for House of Cards, maybe a guest spot on an Emmy-darling TV show will do the trick.
Glenn Close has a film coming out this year, but looks like she’s never gonna win an Oscar.June 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm #188701
Co-lead for me.December 19, 2014 at 11:53 am #338210
Was Richard Jenkins submitted as lead or supporting at GG? I am under the impression that he is snubbed in a lead actor category at GG, and a nod for Bill Murray in supporting is irrelevant to Jenkins’ snub.
The Mini/Movie lead actor at GG was so competitive with the two True Detective guys in the race. Even Emmy Winner Benedict Cumberbatch couldn’t get in and become a double nominee, which HFPA loves to have. But the good news is those five actors getting in before Jenkins will not be eligible at 2015 Emmy. So he’s safe at the Emmy. And it seems he is a frontrunner at this point. Will there be any baity lead actor roles coming up within the eligibility period?
And Bill Murray should easily get nominated in supporting at the Emmy based on his name and lack of competitions. I hope Cory Michael Smith gets nominated too. In a wide open race like this, AHS could have 2-3 supporting actors getting in.November 6, 2014 at 9:12 am #338198
Even though it had a great conclusion, I wanted to see another chapter of Olive after that life-changing event. Episode 2 remains the best episode for me, but episode 3 and 4 were also very good. Lisa Cholodenko’s directing was overall wonderful.
Frances McDormand even stepped up her game in the latter two episodes. Richard Jenkins was not much of a co-lead and should go supporting, but there is a real supporting actor Bill Murray who didn’t have anything to do until the last half hour. And is Ann Dowd under contract to appear in most HBO productions? She’s everywhere these days, but her role here was so trivial.
Cory Michael Smith would make a very worthy nominee, maybe even winner, in supporting actor. Sadly, he is an unknown actor who won’t likely get nominated.November 4, 2014 at 1:29 am #338191
If I remembered correctly, Ann Dowd appeared briefly in a funeral/wake scene and a wedding scene. She said hi to Olive and then disappeared.