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May 11, 2021 at 5:14 am #1204250508
1 oscar nom that turned into a win. And then after that…nothing.
Is she even a good actress, or has she just chosen the wrong roles?
Will Bruised prove us all wrong…its strange to me that the first black actress winner has never gotten another nom after or significant acclaimed roles.
Most Oscar winners are one and done.May 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm #1204247041
Sure. Chloé Zhao’s direction, not to mention screenplay, had nothing to do with it. McDormand was just great, but you don’t need to minimize the work of others to make that point.
Who hired Zhao sir? McDormand picked and financially backed her collaborator. Her Oscar win for acting is also acknowledgement of this.May 7, 2021 at 9:01 pm #1204246541
I knew the 3rd and 4th win would bring out the pressed haters!
I think McDormand was never on anyone’s radar for the Oscar stat she has. Never losing any of her best actress bids is a lot when it’s 3 for 3. Plus the 4th one for best picture. And getting our first nonwhite female director winner.May 7, 2021 at 8:45 pm #1204246523
I’m quite annoyed how Hollywood keeps shoving Tom Holland and Timothée Chalamet down our throats. The former has no range and the latter hasn’t impressed me since CMBYN. It used to be worse when Lucas Hedges was in almost every prestige film as the son of someone. I just wish Kelvin Harrison Jr. was given more opportunities in the industry. He’s extremely charismatic yet subtle in his acting. In Luce, he can be charming yet downright terrifying playing a great opposite against Octavia Spencer. Waves also showcased an excellent performance of his.
Harrison Jr stays busy. I don’t know what will bring about more public awareness about him. He’s usually in art house stuff and his studio efforts aren’t going to win awards.May 7, 2021 at 8:38 pm #1204246507
That was disappointing to read about. Scarlett Johansson has stood by her support for Allen, even after Me Too. Her flippant attitude towards the whole situation is gross. I’m glad Dylan Farrow called her out on Twitter.
Social media has plenty disdain at the ready for Scarlett so she choices violence every time. Who can blame her for doubling down when those with the critiques are so flippant and demanding. And certainly sometimes completely ignorant of the rationale of people in the artists.May 7, 2021 at 8:27 pm #1204246490
I think many are in hysterics that adding Black members will have their slates resembling Black film twitter advocacy — it won’t. These people won’t likely be American anyway.May 7, 2021 at 12:20 am #1204245533
Colman’s movie was a big deal. And since it couldn’t win the technical categories due to obligations voters had to Black Panther and Green Book. Nor upstage Roma in director they went with Colman assuming others would take care of Close in the end.
A pity vote for a deceased actor without passion for the performance cost Boseman. Especially in the extended season. McDormand’s movie is the best picture and director front runner and she’s the entire reason for that. Also, her category was split multiple ways passion wise. It was an easier path to victory than most of us could possibly assume.May 7, 2021 at 12:14 am #1204245523
No Mo’Nique proved that and her career suffered as a consequence
Her career didn’t suffer over not campaigning during award season. Her negotiations for the studios went left with her manager-husband. Not budging from demands they considered unreasonable. It wasn’t just dollar amount that was the issue. She can blame whomever she likes but her “daddy” set her up to fail.May 6, 2021 at 6:40 pm #1204245382
LMAO!! That post aged terribly.
Not really. Once the precursors sheepishly included her in their slates with the exception of BAFTA which isn’t reflective of their entire voter body this year. And the scare of her Razzie nod before the Oscar announcements — she had a good sense the right person won. The Foster Globe win and the Critics Choice cosign for the Borat starlet were avoiding the inevitable about the category. I think Colman, Close and the eventual winner were what conservative voters bodies leaned to in the final tallies.May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm #1204242409
I love ya because you are a fellow Little Monster but Andra Day was never ever winning for her poorly reviewed film that only got one nomination.
It was improbable she would win having no other precursors except her Globe win. Precursors build momentum for nominees.May 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm #1204241678
Pugh’s Little Women nod is about Midsommar being a no-go for voters.May 3, 2021 at 11:15 am #1204240834
It’s definitely derogatory to dismiss Frances like that but I can relate to the disappointment of awarding a 60+ white female for a third time and a 80+ white male for a second time instead of certain others who were at their first nominations. Both wins recalling On Golden Pond some forty years ago.
I think the key difference is that Fonda and Hepburn had sentimental narratives giving them the vote. Whereas Hopkins hasn’t been this good in years and McDormand is the reason why her movie won best picture and its nonwhite female director won best director. Elephant in the room — nobody really likes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It got recognized in the craft categories but had no passion to get people wins in the last leg of the season.May 2, 2021 at 9:53 am #1204239309
I think you are confused. And pretty wrong, btw. Just two words: Self-Made. She has the respect to happen as a sole nominee if she is visible enough and if there is a campaign. With Luce, there wasn’t any campaign. NEON didn’t campaign.
She literally couldn’t be a coattail for The Help. Also, why didn’t Henson and Monáe coattailed as well for Hidden Figures? It’s not like Ruth Negga was so strong, and there would have been another spot in Supporting Actress. Again, she wasn’t a coattail for The Shape of Water. She’s been literally mentioned by critics, and the European bloc had her back. How can she be compared to Marina De Tavira, a true coattail, who hasn’t appeared anywhere on any lists before the nominations.
It’s so easy to dismiss Octavia and it’s something I’ve been witnessing for a long time. Even when she tied Viola Davis as the most nominated black actress ever, she was never mentioned in the conversations. Get it together, people!
You are her number one fan! I happen to like Self-Made btw despite the mixed reaction to it. I also saw Luce and Ma theatrically knowing these were intended to break her out of the conventional box. The actress who played her sister in Luce was my preferred awards push from that movie. And Ma was just terrible.