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December 1, 2020 at 1:44 am #1203886428
Yuh-Jung YounNovember 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm #1203878120
I think it’s quite logical to say that Davis and McDormand are locks, while Kirby is not, even if the latter is getting the best critical acclaim of the three actors.
Both Davis and McDormand are in films with a Metacritic score of either late 80s or 90s, and both are likely to be in Best Picture contenders. Not to mention, both McDormand and Davis are past Oscar winners with multiple nominations and are industry veterans. They both also have incredible critical acclaim for their performances. I have also seen Nomadland and can vouch for McDormand’s incredible performance.
Kirby is in a film that is in the 60s for its MC score and is not likely to get in Best Picture. Kirby also isn’t a previous Oscar winner or even nominee and certainly does not have the same industry respect as Davis or McDormand do.
Having said that, I think Kirby is solidly in the 3rd slot for a nomination because her reviews are simply too good to be ignored. And you can never underestimate the Volpi Cup winner. So for me, while I won’t want to call her a lock for a nomination till I see her hit some precursors, she is definitely in the top 3 of my predictions across the board.November 25, 2020 at 8:32 am #1203871918
In Asia, India, middle east and Africa, a very small percentages of people watch movies.
India is literally the largest producer of films in the world and home to the second oldest film industry in the world. The Bollywood erasure!
I know you were referring to international films, but to say that people don’t watch movies in India is ridiculous.November 21, 2020 at 10:46 pm #1203853925
Stats are there to be broken; they aren’t the be-all and end-all. Voters aren’t dumb; they can differentiate between good acting and good editing/directing, so if it misses either one of the latter, that doesn’t mean it can’t win two lead acting Oscars. The more general meaning behind that stat is that a movie does need some sort of across-the-board support if it’s going to win two acting Oscars, which makes sense.
Also Three Billboard won two acting Oscars after being snubbed in directing. So I don’t think you need a directing nod per say, although I do have it in directingNovember 21, 2020 at 10:36 pm #1203853915
she will win the Oscar because the stars are aligned for her”
I said she is coming for the Oscar, which means she is in the best position right now to win and is IMO the frontrunner. That doesn’t mean her position is locked up and no one can overtake her, which is what you are implying I said when I clearly did not.November 21, 2020 at 9:00 am #1203852886
I just read all the reviews for Ma Rainey and the absolute stellar acclaim for Goddess Viola. I feel so vindicated because I was expecting this after seeing the trailer and had even commented here that she is poised to win. But those early tweets discouraged my initial instincts. These reviews however have reinforced them. She is coming for that Oscar as the stars are perfectly aligning for her.November 21, 2020 at 8:40 am #1203852827
2007 too comes to mind. Lead actress was quite up in the air and Julie Christie was the odds on favourite. And supporting actress not many were predicting Tilda Swinton to actually win.November 17, 2020 at 2:29 am #1203842552
The Prom or The White Tiger (there was tea Netflix will push it and the early reactions from critics were great, people are sleeping on that one)
I will echo this. The White Tiger seems like the kind of film that comes out of nowhere. It reminds me a lot of Lion actually, which also came out of nowhere and got in everywhre. I also feel Rahmin Bahrani is too talented to not deliver the goods.November 16, 2020 at 10:34 am #1203840951
She was so deserving that year. I mean the range in that scene alone!
She literally was able to express all of the complex emotions Queen Anne was feeling in a single take without uttering a word (the “stop it” at the end doesn’t count lol). I think this scene won her the Oscar tbh.November 16, 2020 at 2:19 am #1203840281
If we are talking about a performance that was confined to just one scene then
If we are talking about the best single scene of any performance, thenNovember 14, 2020 at 10:56 pm #1203837954
BAFTAs are definitely more anti black than the Oscars, but I think they embrace South Asian talent more because South Asians are a bigger demographic within the UK and so there are a lot more British films and shows with South Asian characters.
Racism comes in different kinds and certain award shows demonstrate those different kinds.
I think you’ve perfectly summed it upNovember 14, 2020 at 10:55 pm #1203837949
Fences got a best picture nomination. Why can’t Ma Rainey do the same? It also has two powerhouse performances just like Fences.
I also echo the sentiment that Viola should stay in lead. Why should she downgrade herself to supporting when she has already swept that category in the past? If she has the performance, she can still win in Lead.November 14, 2020 at 10:36 pm #1203837906
I’m sorry as someone who is half Indian and grew up and lives in the UK I have to laugh at this.
You are half Indian? I didn’t know that haha.
Also Baftas do reciprocate more to Indian actors though. Remember Om Puri randomly getting in for East is East?November 14, 2020 at 5:55 am #1203836269
I don’t know how I feel about The White Tiger. Chopra’s performance is getting some acclaim but it just doesn’t feel like the film is of any significant priority to Netflix or like Chopra’s performance is being as praised to the sky by critics as Kirby or Burstyn’s for her to be solidly in the conversation.
Obviously I could be wrong but that’s just how it feels to me at the moment. Am looking forward to the film though!
Yeah I feel the same way. If Chopra is really good I can see her get in at the Globes, but that will be about it.November 14, 2020 at 3:52 am #1203836153
Maybe I’m just disappointed in her for taking the role of Mary Kom from a Meitei actress,
I actually didn’t like her in Mary Kom at all, I don’t think many folks consider that to be the best of her filmography honestly. For me, it’s her work in Bajirao, Fashion, Barfi, and especially 7 Khoon Maaf that stands out as some of her best.