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May 3, 2021 at 9:18 pm #1204241635
Florence Pugh is younger than Ben Platt, and looks younger than Ben Platt does. Platt wasn’t close to being a convincing teenager in The Politician and that was a couple of years ago now.
Small lie earlier cause I have a last thing to say. Florence Pugh was playing several different ages in Little Women, but she went as young as thirteen. That’s a much bigger stretch then Platt playing eighteen. There are eighteen year olds who look like him. There aren’t thirteen year olds who look like her.
Also nobody was a convincing teen on that show, partially due to casting, but also because of unrealistically older sounding dialogue and overly mature looking costumes.May 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm #1204241612
He’s reprising a role he’s far too old to play, and looks far too old to play, which will probably be distracting. You can get away with it on stage but not on film.
There’s been less convincing teens in recent memory that have gotten away with it. Hell, just look at Florence Pugh last year who was playing way beyond her age range. Few complained because her performance was strong enough to overcome it, and if Platt’s performance is of a similar quality to his Broadway work, he’ll overcome it as well.
Anyway, that’s not the point I’m talking about. What I said was you can’t say dismiss his chances by saying they’ll reward meatier performances when most everyone who saw his original work would agree it’s meaty to say the least. Not to mention we don’t know how meaty the conception is because almost nothing has been seen this early in the game.
And now, I go back into hibernation.May 3, 2021 at 8:09 pm #1204241591
There’s also zero chance he wins the Best Actor category even if he won a Tony for the role, given that Hollywood rewards meatier performances
Except his performance onstage was extremely meaty and he’s reprising one of the biggest and most challenging showcase roles in the Broadway canon which previously earned him through the roof raves. Not saying he’s winning, but the justification that there’s meatier performances is very flawed.April 10, 2021 at 11:09 am #1204189934
But it was one of the most popular Marvel characters and coming off arguably the worst received film in the franchise (at that point).
Both X-Men: The Last Stand and especially X-Men Origins: Wolverine had worse reception than X-Men: Apocalypse.March 13, 2021 at 6:14 pm #1204118349
The fact that Alia Shawkat was never nominated for anything for Arrested Development still pisses me off. Not even when she carried that huge mistake that Netflix did with Season 4 and 5. Hopefully she can make it this season. And Search Party too. Really underrated and overlooked show. It kinda reminds of Lakeith Stanfield in Atlanta. Everybody on the show was nominated, even Zazie Beetz who basically makes a cameo now and then, and he wasn’t.
Shawkat’s situation is different from Stanfield’s. He’s the only actor on his show who hasn’t been nominated yet. Meanwhile on her show, Cross, Hale, de Rossi, and Cera also never got in.March 1, 2021 at 2:40 pm #1204075024
It’s competing for film awards and its lack of buzz is due to the studio doing almost nothing to build up hype before release and completely abandoning it once it started streaming, even though it’s Ryan Murphy’s strongest project this year by far.February 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm #1204038426
The way this is going to face the same went from most acclaimed show of the year and Emmy sweeping team to most mocked show of the year and lucky to be nominated for writing this garbage again team curse that both The Undoing and Hollywood faced…
Don’t know where that thought comes from, this is the greatest story ever told in a game, there would have to be some kind of catastrophe for it to turn out like Hollywood.
Pascal is a great fit. Less sure about Ramsey, but I think she’ll be strong as well.February 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm #1204018801
Jennifer Lawrence will win a second Oscar one day. I think she is an amazing actress. Her film mother is a masterpiece and one of the biggest snubs in film history.
I’ll go in the opposite direction and say Mother is one of the worst films of all time.
All just pretentious symbolism that amounts to nothing of any value.February 2, 2021 at 9:49 am #1204014316
I watched it yesterday and Kaluuya gives the best performance of the year (season). I would say he’s pretty much borderline. Him and Stanfield pretty much have the same amount of screentime, but it’s definitely Stanfield’s story (if that makes sense).
Make me think of Pryce and Hopkins last year. I actually didn’t mind the latter’s supporting placement because it was clear while his role wasn’t much smaller than Pryce’s, the former was the main character.February 2, 2021 at 9:28 am #1204014236
Stanfield has definitely earned more talk than Fishback, but Kaluuya is clearly stealing the spotlight.February 2, 2021 at 9:22 am #1204014213
I haven’t seen the film (even though I’m stanning it LOL) but most of the reviews I’ve seen have said that Stanfield is the real lead of the film after all. Looks like it was a Tom Hanks in A beautiful Day in the Neighborhood situation, just like I suspected.
Yes, I’ve seen a few articles saying so, but real lead doesn’t mean only lead.February 2, 2021 at 9:08 am #1204014192
So for those who’ve seen Kaluuya’s apparently and expectedly excellent work, is he a frauded lead, borderline, or genuinely supporting?February 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm #1204013662
Weird they nominated Shannon for this. He was much more deserving in The Shape of Water the following year and also for 99 Homes – he was absolutely fantastic in that
Well in Shape of Water’s case, unlike Nocturnal Animals where there was noticeable split between those who preferred Shannon and those who preferred Taylor Johnson, pretty much everyone liked Jenkins more.