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January 13, 2020 at 8:01 pm #1203283005
Thrilled for Banderas.
I’ve been a fan of Leo since Gilbert Grape but, in this crazy competitive year, he would not have been in my top 5. I actually loved OUATIH and felt he was really good but I still would put Murphy, DeNiro and Pattinson ahead of Leo (in addition tor the 4 other nominees). And I haven’t seen Sandler or 1917 so…
I feel bad for Taron in the sense that it must suck to be snubbed after being shortlisted for everything else. But I’d rather have one of the men I listed above nominated than him anyways. Maybe it felt too close to Bohemian? I do think Taron and Rocketman would have been much more deserving than Malek and the mess that was Bohemian rhapsody. Not even close.January 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm #1203277827
Praying to the Oscar gods for Banderas.
A small part of me thinks Sandler could play spoiler here. Sadly at the expense of Banderas. I just think he has sone momentum and it timed perfectly during voting week.
Wouldn’t it be something if:
Joaquin is winning this so those last couple of slots is the only thing to debate.January 9, 2020 at 10:05 pm #1203273255
Is anyone else a bit weary on Charlize? I was underwhelmed- by the movie and performance. And I don’t see it as the lock or living up to the buzz (expectations were super high). I wonder if voters might feel the same. I actually thought Kidman and Gretchen Carlson was the more interesting story.
Charlize is still most likely in but I just feel Renée, Scarlett, Saorise, Awkwafina, Lupita ana Cynthia have more going for them, including passion behind their films/performances.January 9, 2020 at 6:43 pm #1203273104
I try not to get too invested since there is so much politics in these awards but I’ll be so gutted if Banderas does not get a nod (forget the nod, I think he deserves the trophy!). Hands down, my fave performance of the year and just a beautiful, tender performance.
That being said, I still predict he slides in. Although I think Pryce and Egerton did great work, if only one can get the nod, I hope it’s Antonio.January 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm #1203269267
Phoenix and Driver are the only two I’m 100% sure will be nominated. I think Leo will most likely be a nominee too but for some reason, I’m not 100% there – more like 80-85% lol. He’s in a better position than the others that are fighting for a spot though (I’m not sure he deserves to be but that doesn’t matter).January 5, 2020 at 7:07 pm #1203263452
This is starting to feel like crap shoot. C’mon Banderas!January 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1203262848
Wow. You’d think JLo was a slam dunk here. How the hell did the campaigners screw those one up?!?January 4, 2020 at 11:25 am #1203259843
So happy for Banderas – that is an impressive achievement. I have yet to see uncut gems, 1917 or dolemite, but banderas is my clear favourite this year. Kudos to the major critics groups for not letting the industry forget Banderas. There will be no excuse if they snub him.December 28, 2019 at 12:14 am #1203252099
Is there any chance Banderas can pull a Huppert and take Drama Actor at the Globes?
I know. Wishful thinking with all the love Joker and Marriage Story got across the board but Pain + Glory seems to have more support than Elle, is directed by the much respected Almodovar and it’s Antonio Banderas – an international star (which HFPA usually drool over) playing against type.
This is the scenario I’m most hoping for.December 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm #1203241205
My bad! I remembered Cold War but forgot about Roma. Lol. Yes, the directors branch nominated two foreign films last year.December 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm #1203241137
I, too, am concerned for Banderas after that awful SAG snub but I still think he can sneak into the Actor race.
He does have a some things in his favur:
1. This is an Almodovar film. He has fans in the Academy and industry and is very respected. He’s won foreign language picture before; he’s won screenplay and has been shortlisted for director. He’s also directed Cruz to best actress for volver. Voters will be interested to check out the film, especially considering the reviews and major awards it has picked up. Half the battle is getting voters to watch.
2. This movie is so personal and intimate. And I have a feeling a story about a gay film director reflecting about his life, his struggles, his sexuality, his ego, will resonate with industry.
3. I think this movie will translate well via screener and home viewing. It may even help it since it is so personal.
He’s not a lock but I still think there is a legit path to a nomination. I was initially hoping a path to win but I think that ship has sailed.December 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm #1203241061
I have the same feeling that Almodovar is a strong contender for that 5th slot but that might be influenced by my personal bias since I 100% believe he should be in the lineup. It’s a beautiful film and he tells such an intimate, personal story in such a vivid, colourful way. It’s really masterful.
That being said, Gerwig, Baumbach, Waititi, Mangold and the Safdie Bros are right there too. And you know, we can only have one foreign language directed film in the race, eyeroll (I mean, seriously, Pain & Glory should be a contender in several categories but it feels like Hollywood quota can only handle one foreign pic and that love is going to Parasite (richly deserved IMO).
But right now, I’m sticking with Pedro to make it. C’mon directors branch.December 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm #1203234276
Winona Ryder, Little Women (dir. Gillian Armstrong)December 11, 2019 at 7:50 pm #1203232817
Winona Ryder, Heathers
Christian Bale, American Psycho
Johnny Depp, Ed Wood
Matt Damon, …Ripley
Claire Danes, Shopgirl
Brad Pitt & Juliette Lewis, Kalifornia