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May 7, 2021 at 12:20 am #1204245529
Yes we are all aware BAFTA doesn’t have quite a mind of its own anymore. But this year they didn’t go for the narrative/campaigned performances. (Referring to lead Actor and Actress)May 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm #1204245250
BAFTAs are so americanized nowadays that whoever wins there wins Oscar, with the unique exception of Regina King and I guess Dev Patel who I suppose made sense against an African American non-full sweeper. McDormand would probably have beaten Mulligan still.
I think it’s the other way around with the Academy’s growing international membership.May 5, 2021 at 2:34 pm #1204243917
Also really, most of the Best Documentary and Short Film nominees (particularly this year). I’m actually surprised Time didn’t win.May 4, 2021 at 5:16 am #1204241934
I think Maria is absolutely hilarious in Borat (she would’ve been deserving of the Oscar if Youn wasn’t nominated IMO) and I know she was singled out for praise, but let’s face it the reason the reason the attention in the first place was because of that Rudy scene.May 2, 2021 at 9:13 am #1204239261
No one took Lopez’s spot. The way Magic Mike didn’t register with hot white male strippers, Hustlers didn’t register either. It wasn’t about racism. It was a genre film with mediocre audience ratings and Lopez was a sole contender who couldn’t even sweep critics and missed BAFTA. Her so-called snub wasn’t really a snub if you think about it. We see these types of stories every year with multiple white contenders as well. The Parasite ladies were bigger snubs, but even there, you just gotta admit NEON didn’t know who to promote from the ladies. They couldn’t make up their mind between Park So-dam and Cho Yeo-jeong, so they both missed in the end. There is no excuse for the Song Kang-hoo snub, though. He was the face of the film and he should have happened over Hopkins (I liked him in the film, but he was no supporting). And Kathy Bates acted circles around this category and was a very well-deserving nominee. I think her nomination wouldn’t have been a huge shock to many if her campaign team wouldn’t have fucked up her SAG category submission. Johansson only deserved her mention for Jojo Rabbit, though. She was overshadowed in Marriage Story. Alfre Woodard and Mary Kay Place should have replaced her (and Theron). But I don’t mind her having two nominations at all. She’s been snubbed enough to deserve this number.
Still can’t believe that people were actually shocked that Lopez was snubbed.. I mean, multiple razzie winner starring as a stripper (very Oscar friendly role, yep) who missed BAFTA. Oh yeah she was totally going to get that nomination.May 1, 2021 at 3:13 pm #1204238466
3. The Hurt Locker
5. 12 Years a Slave
7. The Shape of Water
9. The King’s Speech
11. Green Book
12. The ArtistApril 30, 2021 at 9:25 am #1204236199
Speaking of forgettable winners… I almost forgot about Eddie Redmayne’s forgettable performance. Bradley deserved that Oscar (his best performance easily) in American Sniper. The movie’s got problems, but he is outstanding.April 30, 2021 at 9:17 am #1204236181
Colin Farrell should have won for In Bruges in a landslide and he wasn’t even nominated. I will literally die on that hill.
In Bruges is one of the funniest/coolest movies of all time! Just watched it not too long ago… I’ve missed out on some good comedy. At at least Colin got that globe.April 30, 2021 at 8:59 am #1204236159
I don’t actually mind Jennifer’s win that much as I do think the performance works… also the fact that she is horribly miscast in the role actually adds mystery/allure to the character (unlike her horribly miscast role in Hustle). But Wallis, Watts and Riva were much better. Not a winner but I always thought Chastain was very overrated in ZDT. The only memorable thing about that film was the Navy Seal raid scene, which had nothing to do with Chastain’s character.
Several weak ones that come to mind. I don’t hate Bullock’s win (I’m a sucker for “inspiring sports”/family/sentimental films sometimes, and she’s not bad by any means) but she is very weak compared to Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe.
Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady is the definition of too mannered and forced (a problem I have with some of her performances sometimes). Her best scenes in that movie are her dementia/older lady scenes. Viola Davis (despite her problems with the film, it doesn’t change the fact that she was very strong in her role) and Rooney Mara were much more deserving.
Isabelle Huppert deserved that Oscar for Elle. And Amy Adams in Arrival was a lot better than Emma Stone, who I thought was just good, and was overshadowed by her co-star Ryan Gosling.
I don’t think Natalie Portman does anything special in Black Swan. Really I think it just boils down to inspired/good casting especially considering Portman’s rigid acting style.
Surprised it hasn’t been said on here much but Helen Hunt is amazing in as Good as it Gets. Yes the performance is a bit sitcomy, which fits the sitcomy movie but she definitely adds a lot of humor, warmth and charm to the role and the movie itself.April 30, 2021 at 8:47 am #1204236142
Frances deserved all three of her Oscars. Sure there were always women as strong, or stronger in her category but she delivers. And she’s not the “same character” every time. Sorry she didn’t put on 20 pounds or was a crackhead or have big over-the-top melodramatic scenes.April 29, 2021 at 11:42 am #1204235185
American Hustle deserved 10 razzie nominations and wins for Director, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress (you know who they are). The way Jennifer was this close to winning for that terribly acted crap… thank God the Academy didn’t listen to BAFTA that year.April 28, 2021 at 9:14 am #1204233360
These musicals 🤢🤮🤢🤮 Never liked them lolApril 27, 2021 at 12:37 pm #1204231965
Who knows. Back in 2010ish when I started getting interested in the Oscars I remember watching clips of Frances and noticed how different she was from the crowd. Because I didn’t think she would come back so easily… and now here we are two Actress Oscars almost back to back