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August 25, 2019 at 3:11 pm #1203039388
Outside of being the previous winner, Barry grew in popularity/quality in it’s second season, Hader is still incredibly win-worthy, and the competition just simply isn’t there. He’s one of the biggest locks of the night, but in the incredibly unlikely case of an upset, it would definitely be Levy.August 25, 2019 at 8:31 am #1203039025
Can this become Tarantino’s “Departed”?.Scorsese won Director in 2006 for not his best work,now not even his 21st Century best but a great movie though with a brilliant ensemble.Tarantino just like Scorsese have the narrative if not as big as Scorsese.OUTIH is now a critical and commercial hit and still running strong.This is his second last film.OUTIH is the first time QT’s direction overshadowed his writing.He is not only one of the best but biggest Hollywood director working now.Can this be really his moment?Can he win Best Director?
Tarantino has two oscars, Scorsese was Oscarless almost thirty years after his first nomination at the time of The Departed, he doesn’t have the narrative Scorsese did at all.August 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm #1203037902
With the TV landscape being as crowded as it is I don’t see how franchise players (Star Wars, MCU) from Disney+ make awards splashes. Big budget franchise movie attract Oscar winning talent in front and behind the camera all the time, and are rarely considered award threats (Black Panther and TDK are exceptions). I’m not saying it’s impossible, it would just require one of these shows to go in a completely new direction/have an unheard of critical reception for them to be taken seriously in the awards conversation.August 23, 2019 at 11:15 am #1203036364
Last year, The Death of StalinAugust 23, 2019 at 11:14 am #1203036361
Depending on Netflix’s confidence in it (and we’ll know reception in just a week!) i think Marriage Story could for sure go Drama. Manchester by the Sea was kinda hilarious at times, as was Three Billboards and both went drama so as to be taken seriously as top 3 contenders rather than the typical indie-dramedy hovering around 10th place in picture with only a screenplay and acting nomination super likely (The Big Sick, Eighth Grade, 20th Century Women, likely the Farewell this year). Then again I guess Lady Bird still went comedy, so who knows.August 23, 2019 at 8:18 am #1203036114
Norton writing and directing himself as a disabled man in a period piece? The thirst.August 22, 2019 at 10:07 am #1203035057
I mean Sandra Oh is arguably the most overdue nominee this year, owing to her work on Grey’s Anatomy. And Lena Headey is also equally overdue owing to her great work on GOT. However, the same users who are advocating for Headey to win DESPITE her barely having anything to do in Season 8 largely because she is so overdue for a win are CRUCIFYING Oh because she will win largely because of being overdue and not necessarily her performance. They are hypocrites and they don’t apply the same standards to POC as they do to their favorite white actresses like Headey.
Wow…the truth…August 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm #1203034197
. Borstein is completely a different person. I can’t believe it’s Alex Borstein who plays Susie. She deserved her Emmy last year and for that I’ll dismiss her so someone else equally deserving wins.
i love Borstein as Susie and was completely behind her win last year, but “she’s a completely different person” ? Cmon, she was born to play that role, it suits her personality and mannerisms perfectly. And that does not diminish from her performance at all, but a completely different person she is not.August 21, 2019 at 11:40 am #1203033600
Can you imagine this being as good as KvK and ending up sweeping? Basically becoming the next to Silence of the Lambs to win the big 5: Picture, Actor, Actress, Directing, Writing? Sounds too impossible. The world of cinema has changed so much since then that it feels impossible for such film to win Picture and I doubt the direction will be that good. I think ScarJo will deliver in the court scene and she’ll secure a nod in the seemingly barren field of Best Actress, but I think with the appropriate director she could deliver a performance capable of coattail winning. My money’s still on my darling Renée tho.
i was thinking this the other day, especially because all 3 of Driver, Johansson , and Dern are basically considered top 3 contenders in their categories, at least one has to fall off, if not two. It has been forever though since one movie took the two leading prizes and maybe the Academy is nostalgic for that sort of thing.August 21, 2019 at 8:56 am #1203033360
The tone of this was weird, not heavily comedic but not really taking itself seriously either, it almost felt like it was a pulpy thriller or something. I wonder if it was originally supposed to be more comedic but then the critical backlash to Vice handling such serious subject matter with snark made them reconsider what they were going for…but I don’t really get why they would even try to make a story centering on pervasive sexual harassment funny in the first placeAugust 20, 2019 at 12:16 pm #1203032042
It has basically the same nine nominations as Homeland when it won. Both got Series, Writing, Directing, double Lead, Casting and Editing. Homeland‘s last two were Sound Mixing and Theme; Killing Eve has Supporting and Production Design. Killing Eve is facing the most-nominated Drama Series nominee ever; Homeland had to deal with having fewer nominations than all of the other nominated Drama Series of its year.
Wow, can you imagine the film-bro meltdowns if Game of Thrones is upset by a female-centric lighthearted drama with lesbian themes?August 20, 2019 at 11:24 am #1203031942
Renewed for Season 3!August 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm #1203030557
Yes, Joaquin is only win competitive if he gives a career-best performance and starts getting enough press referring to him as a modern-day Daniel Day Lewis. But even Lewis only won for BP nominees.August 19, 2019 at 1:54 pm #1203030495
I’ve only seen a few episodes of Schitt’s Creek, but it seemed to me like Dan Levy was the clear standout, on par with if not greater than Catherine O’Hara. With the show breaking through this year and it’s profile hopefully only continuing to rise, plus Barry likely out of contention, he’s got a real fighting shot at making it in next year, yes?August 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm #1203030480
It’s not gonna matter, and this post is purely due to overthinking and the same thoughts being recycled since nominations, but I think Killing Eve is for sure second in the drama race. It over-performed above the line and got the necessary creative arts nods (casting and editing), and Shaw’s nomination is a small indicator that it has more visibility/support among actors than BCS, This is Us, or Pose. Plus, Phoebe really is the star of the season, the belle of the ball, and though most attention is centered around Fleabag, hardly an interview passes that doesn’t mention her contention in both comedy and drama series. I think there’s also a chance the Academy is behind and thinks the show is still the cool thing to vote for. If it takes any major surprises at Creative I’ll probably predict it at Drama series even though I know GOT is winning, just to put up a fight.