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January 23, 2021 at 2:28 pm #1203997951
Couldn’t disagree more about Amy Adams. I thought the film brilliantly showcased how evil men like Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character do what they do because their wives often enable them or support them in what they do. Her character wasn’t some naive housewife who was clueless about her husband’s true nature. She knew exactly the kind of man her husband was, and in many ways, while her husband was the public face of The Cause, she was often its behind-the-scenes brains. She was the one who often had to persuade her husband to persuade Joaquin Phoenix’s character to either devote himself to The Cause, or leave and never return.
Again, not that Amy Adams wasn’t any good in The Master. It’s just that of all the Best Supporting Actress nominees that year, her performance was the one that I was least enthusiastic about.January 23, 2021 at 11:50 am #1203997755
Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables
Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy in Dear Evan HansenJanuary 23, 2021 at 11:46 am #1203997753
I loathe this nomination. The film as a whole is massively overpraised. The performances were okay, but none of them were Oscar-caliber in my opinion. The other four nominees that year were well-deserved; the fifth nominee should have been Emma Watson for The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
I’d actually bump out Amy Adams. As good as she is in The Master, she didn’t have a whole lot to do nor did she have a big standout moment. A lot of that movie was more focused on Joaquin Phoenix’s character with Philip Seymour Hoffman having the more prominent supporting role. The other four Best Supporting Actress nominees that year to me had a lot more going for them. While Jackie Weaver may not have had a whole lot to do in Silver Linings Playbook (nor did she have a big standout scene either), I still thought she was great in the scenes that she did appear in and didn’t feel unworthy of the recognition at all. She had the most sane character in that whole movie.
As much as I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower, there weren’t really any performances that I felt were Oscar worthy. My personal choice for the fifth slot that year was actually Samantha Barks in Les Misérables. While Anne Hathaway certainly got all the (well-deserved) recognition for that movie, I do think Sam deserved some nominations as well for her performance as Éponine.January 23, 2021 at 5:24 am #1203997329
Legendary television personality Larry King has died of COVID-19 at the age of 87.
https://www.today.com/news/larry-king-veteran-broadcaster-tv-personality-has-died-age-87-t206772January 22, 2021 at 3:05 pm #1203996738January 22, 2021 at 9:32 am #1203996104
Dancer-turned-choreographer Bob Avian has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 83.
After having performed on Broadway in several musicals in the 1960s such as West Side Story, Nowhere to Go But Up, Funny Girl, Cafe Crown, Henry, Sweet Henry, and Coco, he started working as an associate to choreographer Michael Bennett on the original productions of Promises, Promises, Company, Follies, and Seesaw. The further collaborations Bob Avian did with Bennett included co-choreographing A Chorus Line and Ballroom (both of which won the pair Tony Awards) as well as producing the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. His other credits included providing musical staging to Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, and Putting It Together.January 20, 2021 at 4:09 am #1203992839
On last night’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden performed a parody of the song, ‘One Day More’, with several alumni of Les Misérables celebrating the end of Trump’s presidency and the beginning of Biden’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4aTjeCP0LoJanuary 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm #1203992447January 19, 2021 at 6:16 am #1203990959
For her final appearance as Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Laura Benanti performs a parody of the opening number, ‘Belle’, from Beauty & the Beast.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Laura-Benanti-Returns-as-Melania-Trump-to-Sing-a-Parody-of-Belle-From-BEAUTY-AND-THE-BEAST-20210119January 19, 2021 at 6:03 am #1203990931January 18, 2021 at 9:45 am #1203989705
The following Broadway alums who are among the recently announced Critics Choice TV Award nominees are:
Not to mention that the professional tapings of Hamilton and What the Constitution Means to Me were both nominated for Best Movie Made for Television.January 18, 2021 at 8:51 am #1203989493January 17, 2021 at 8:20 am #1203987933
Former record producer, musician, and songwriter Phil Spector, who was portrayed by Al Pacino in a 2013 HBO biographical film, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 81.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9157015/Phil-Spector-dead-81-Jailed-Wall-Sound-producer-dies-COVID.htmlJanuary 17, 2021 at 8:13 am #1203987928
Former record producer, musician, and songwriter Phil Spector has died of COVID-19 at the age of 81.