I don’t really go into this “old White men” in the Academy stuff but it seems pretty clear they’re still the biggest and most influential voting body within the Academy. I believe it was them who went against The Wife and reflexively Glenn Close this year. Can you imagine how close that story must have hit home for some of them??
They’re also…[Read more]
I hate this premise (above) that White people generically vote for White people and Black people will generically vote for Black people (or any other group). People are endorsing and worse yet normalizing racial supremacism when they assert this, hope you know.. I don’t know anyone who actually does this. Nobody. Why do so many people talk like this??
I have Close winning this but your assessment of what Gaga achieved in ASIB is ignorant if not laughable. Her acting is “emotionless and lacks charisma” huh? Are you making this all up in your head?? And what you’re saying about her playing herself is ridiculous. For one; Gaga is nothing like the character Ally. Yes, both are singers but that’s…[Read more]
Very surprised to see A Star Is Born plummeting in the odds and it appears that everyone is abandoning it like rats from a sinking ship.
I’m unchanged. A Star Is Born is still my pick for Best Picture.
Aameson replied to the topic What Films Have You Watched Recently? Thread (Part I) in the forum Movies 5 months ago
Beale Street and I was extremely underwhelmed. The performances were flat and sounded like line readings in almost every scene. The film had no gravitas or spirit whatsoever and that’s a problem because I think that is what Jenkins was going for. It wasn’t a bad movie but it wasn’t awards worthy either.
Close and The Wife have one major thing going against it. Most people haven’t seen it – including the majority of SAG voters.
Almost everyone has seen A Star Is Born, conversely.
I can only speculate but I think this is going to hurt Close with SAG and help her with Oscar.
Simply because of Black Panther’s genre (which has been completely off limits to the Oscars historically) and it’s relative place within the pantheon of films in it’s genre, including the superior Infinity War which also came out this year – which was (also) totally ignored.. That’s befuddling to say the least, to anyone objective.
I’m going with Bale. Not sure why he hasn’t been discussed more during this awards season. What he did in Vice was unbelievable. It’s one of if not THE more transformational performances I have ever seen. I’m still not even sure if that was actually him.
Aameson replied to the topic Top 10 favourite Best Picture nominees of the 2010's ? in the forum Movies 5 months ago
In no order:
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
A Star Is Born
On camera but that’s her in life as well.
Publicly, a good example I can think of is the time Blunt did ‘Lip Sync Battle’ for television with (Oscar Winner) Anne Hathaway. Juxtapose those two women in that moment. Watch it.
For all the fuss over the ‘Popular Oscar’ nonsense this year it is AWFULLY CONVENIENT Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody were nominated, yeah? I’ll bet $100 the show’s producers are anticipating better ratings this year..
That’s a funny thing to say when Regina King is about win and – all these women have been nominated or won in the last period of time..
Taraji P. Henson
Mary J. Blige
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