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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.January 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm #1202749694
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.January 26, 2019 at 4:03 pm #1202749673
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.January 26, 2019 at 3:52 pm #1202749665
For me it’s PTA by several lengths. The Master, There Will Be Blood and Phantom Thread, alone, are of an unequaled pedigree to anything any of the other great directors of this era can lay claim to.January 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm #1202749580
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.January 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm #1202744949
I really like Blunt but I would like to see her in a truly vulnerable role, preferably in a film that’s not aiming to be a block buster.
It’s there waiting for her and when she does she’ll take home the gold when it happens. That’s the beauty of her situation.January 22, 2019 at 3:57 pm #1202744935
I am beyond tired of people bitching about Black Panther when the dumpster fire known as Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated. Why is everyone so pressed that not even nearly the worst nominee in the lineup got nominated?
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.
Also, probably because almost everyone saw Black Panther and most people missed or avoided Bohemian Rhapsody and can’t speak on it..January 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm #1202744875
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.January 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm #1202744850
In no order:
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
A Star Is BornJanuary 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm #1202744825
I’m curious, do you mean on or off camera?
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.January 22, 2019 at 1:32 pm #1202744772
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..