Fun trivia fact of the 1977 race. Herbert Ross directed 7 of the nominated acting performances (Dreyfus, Mason, Bancroft, MacLaine, Cummings, Baryshnikov & Browne) though only one went onto victory.
The seven nominated performances from the one director in the one year must be an all-time record.
Aunt Peg replied to the topic Portrait of a Lady On Fire is being underestimated in the forum Movies 3 days, 1 hour ago
Though I adore the film and my views of it chances with the Academy haven’t changed since seeing it last June – it has no hope with the Academy in any category and France made the right decision not to submit the film even if I consider it the best French film of the year because Les Miserables, which is very good in its own right it my Academy…[Read more]
I would have replaced Bancroft and MacLaine (a Fox film) and replaced them with Duvall and Spacek (also a Fox film).
Back in 1978 I found The Turning Point to be a mildly entertaining soap opera flick but having rewatched it last year for the first time in 40 years must admit I found it more clunky than I recalled. Its an OK entertainment piece…[Read more]
I think Antonio Banderas is a virtual lock for Best Actor. I’d love the LA critics to be even more radical and give all four acting awards (and director) to performances from foreign films.
01. Parasite (Joon-ho Bong)
02. The Nightingale (Jennnifer Kent)
03. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Celine Sciamma)
04. Queen of Hearts (May el-Toukhy)
05. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (Karim Ainouz)
06. Downton Abbey (Michael Engler)
07. Les Miserables (Ladj Ly)
08. By the Grace of God (Francois Ozon)
09. Leaving Neverland (Dan Reed)
Gary Oldman in a fat suit hamming it to the hilt in The Darkest Hours;
Frances McDormand playing a role she has played over and over again except this time without lots of colourful language in Three Billboards…..;
Margo Robbie & Allison Janney (wasted) in one-note broad work in I. Tonya;
Kevin Spacey & Annette Benning (see I, Tonya) in…[Read more]
Aunt Peg replied to the topic 2021 Honorary Oscars: Who should get Governors Awards? in the forum Movies 1 month, 1 week ago
Max von Sydow
Brian De Palma
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award