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February 9, 2020 at 10:21 pm #1203340845
Not sure just yet but I’m certain a lot of people out there don’t like the taste of one film winning two Best Picture awards. It’s different from the way we imagined it, right?February 9, 2020 at 10:09 pm #1203340789
Hype? If there was ever an Oscar’s where I got the feeling the Academy voted for films they hadn’t seen this was it. They couldn’t be arsed this year.February 8, 2020 at 1:42 am #1203334568
I commented on this before, but not on this thread.
I like Timothée Chalamet, but I thought he was very weak in Little Women. I didn’t find him likable or charming, and I don’t think he had good chemistry with any of the sisters except for Saoirse Ronan.
He was even weaker in The King. I don’t completely agree Chalamet was “very weak” in Little Women but he might not have done himself any favors with big name directors and producers who have been keeping a watchful eye on him. I think that’s safe to say. People that believed he was the next Dean or Brando are starting to wonder if he’ll even be in the mix five years from now.February 8, 2020 at 1:22 am #1203334564
Florence Pugh is very overrated.
I’m forced to agree with this. She hasn’t been anything more than passing for all the hype she’s gotten and for those who have gone behind the scenes and listened to Florence do interviews she comes off semi unlikeable and entitled. Nobody thinks Florence Pugh is better than Florence Pugh. Her confidence is taking her places few performers can go but does she have the substance to stay there? Guess we’ll see.February 4, 2020 at 11:53 pm #1203330495
Seeing Joker win Best Picture would probably be the most satisfying thing. People have gone way overboard hating on it. Many of them for the wrong reasons.
Banderas for Actor
Pesci for Supporting
Johannson or Robbie for SupportingFebruary 2, 2020 at 11:58 pm #1203327139
This film has excellent casting. 10/10
Cinderella: Camila Cabello
Fairy Godmother: Billy Porter
Sisters: Charlotte Spencer and Maddie Baillio
Stepmother: Idina Menzel
Father / King: Pierce Brosnan
lmao who casted this US Weekly?February 2, 2020 at 11:55 pm #1203327136
My thoughts are this is a “safe” way for them to give a Latina a studio lead (or so it would seem). It’s also an attempted cash grab. Nobody is trying to add anything to the artform with this one.February 2, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1203326319
No convincing arguments here.February 25, 2019 at 1:22 am #1202792939
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 responsible for Green Book of course..February 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm #1202783392
isnt the Academy still a majority of white old people? I know it’s getting better with the numbers for POC but it still has a loooong way to go, no?
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??January 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm #1202749697
To those who are saying “Poor Glenn”.
Seriously? It’s not only obvious that she will win, she deserves the award. Her performance in The Wife is impeccable, natural and precise. A 10/10 work and she should be praised for it.
Now regarding Gaga, mediocre to say the least. People are mistaking Gaga’s talent in music (which is not that remarkable IMHO) with her supposed talent in acting. First, the music in the movie is questionable. She screams during the entire chorus of “Shallow” and you can hear her voice breaking when she tries to reach the high notes. I understand, by listening to Gaga sing, why Beyoncé was Warner Bros’s first option.
Regarding Gaga’s acting, let’s be honest here – playing a singer with a big nose is not far from her comfort zone. It’s like she’s shooting a biopic, and there’s nothing spectacular about her performance either – her acting is emotionless and lacks charisma. Camera doesn’t love her. I honestly don’t understand the buzz over her acting.
Glenn, you deserve this award. Go get it.
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 where the similarity ends. And for two; you need to watch Muhammad Ali reenact his own life in The Greatest and see how godawful he was to appreciate just how extremely difficult it is – even if Gaga was playing herself which she wasn’t. This post is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on GD to date.