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December 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm #1203893306
Finally finished- just going to kind of word dump my general thoughts, but I kind of wish I would have commented by episode. Overall I think this is my favorite season so far, partially due to the more recent subject matter and the faster pacing. I think Olivia was much better this season and really settled into the role. It’s really unfortunate Bonham Carter didn’t win for season 3, but I have to say she really stole every scene she was in in season 4 and her performance in The Hereditary Principle was good enough for the win in my book, but I can concede that with Corrin and Anderson in the mix that ship has likely sailed. Personally Anderson would be my pick to win- I think she really settled into the role and it was such a convincing transformative performance I would love to see her industry rewarded again after all these years. Corrin was fantastic as well, and I have a feeling she has a much better shot at sweeping for this simply given how much screentime she had, playing such a beloved character, and giving a solid breakout performance. I wish Menzies had more to do, I really found him underutilized this season. I also think Doherty is fantastic and would love to see her in other roles. As for O’Connor I wouldn’t be surprised if he is snubbed again, especially given that his character is so unsympathetic this season, but I thought he was really amazing as well. It was also nice to see Foy, I just wish she would have had a little more to do.November 12, 2020 at 10:25 am #1203831952
Also, Anderson’s not overdue as she already has an Emmy. Her win was a long time ago, but I still don’t think overdue are the right words in this scenario.
Agreed not overdue- I was going to say maybe a “comeback” narrative instead of “overdue,” because she hasn’t fully been in the awards conversation for some time, but she has been delivering consistent and impressive work since The X-Files so not sure if that narrative works either. Regardless, I really do hope she’s fully in the conversation for this and I can’t wait to see her performance. All of the clips so far I’ve seen have been a total transformation, and most reviews seem to be really positive even if some people find it divisive.October 14, 2020 at 6:37 am #1203777431
Both Close and Adams looked incredible.October 9, 2020 at 8:53 am #1203768666
Dern’s Oscar was wholly engineered on it’s time.
Agreed, but I also think this was one of those instances where she almost had the Oscar from the moment festival buzz started and even once the movie came out and people saw the performance the narrative was already there. There was all those articles “she has a scene-stealing monologue” and “she got a standing ovation,” etc.
I don’t think she could have done more with the role so this is no fault to her, but I am sad her Oscar win isn’t for something more deserving because we know she has the chops. I know this is an unpopular opinion but I preferred her in Little Women.September 24, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1203732714
I choose Laurie Metcalf. I’ve seen her on stage multiple times where she is “home” and in her element and it was transcendental, but her in Lady Bird is something I’ve never really seen from her before. She really made you feel for a character that easily could be unlikeable, and I also thought her performance was really relatable- as someone who also grew up with a hard-working, sometimes overbearing mother but at the end of the day just wants what is best for her children and cares too much, it really hit home for me. Perfect balance of being over-the-top and subtle. Definitely one of my favorite performances of all time.September 20, 2020 at 6:01 pm #1203722062
Do we know how many other shows in history have swept all 7 major categories? So happy for Schitts!September 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm #1203718085
1. Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
2. Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
3. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
4. Naomie Harris, Moonlight
5. Sally Hawkins, Blue JasmineSeptember 16, 2020 at 10:48 am #1203710204
I truthfully don’t see Hudson winning her 2nd Oscar out of 2 nominations for playing a role that doesn’t seem very much a stretch for her, ie her heavily relying on her vocal chops again. She’s an amazing vocalist but I don’t think her Oscar win has aged super well, at least among pundits, and maybe this is too niche but I do feel like her missing out on a Tony nomination (and her reaction afterwards) doesn’t bode well for how she is currently perceived. I think she is likely to get a nomination, though. I just don’t see a path for her to win but of course anything is possible.September 15, 2020 at 7:56 am #1203707866
My top 10 of the remaining 15-
1. Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
2. Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
3. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
4. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
5. Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
6. Amy Adams – The Master
7. Marina de Tavira – Roma
8. Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
9. Jessica Chastain – The Help
10. Florence Pugh – Little WomenSeptember 12, 2020 at 7:56 am #1203700674
I love Alison Janney and her performance was deserving but she shouldn’t have swept for that. Laurie Metcalf literally (imo) gives one of the best supporting actress performances OF ALL TIME in Lady Bird.
I’ve rewatched Lady Bird twice since this Oscar season and I completely agree. It’s the definition of what a supporting role and performance should be. Definitely one of my all time favorites.September 12, 2020 at 7:52 am #1203700668
I hope this movie flops completely. Winslet decided to come out with her apologies right when her movie premiered. B*tch you not getting oscar this year. Ronan is always just there, like never the best. I’m waiting for her to have a role that will blow people away. Until then stop giving her nominations.
While I’m excited for this movie, I can’t help but be bothered by Winslet’s timely apology. It comes across as disingenuous. And I love Ronan but I agree she shouldn’t win until she is undeniable and I’ll be surprised if this movie is that vehicle for her.September 8, 2020 at 2:04 pm #1203693399
From this poll I would say Elisabeth Moss. Not included in this is Michelle Williams (likely because she doesn’t have a confirmed upcoming movie putting her in serious contention), but I think her clean sweep for Fosse/Verdon and her “overdue narrative” will put her in serious conversations next time she has the right role.