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September 21, 2019 at 10:24 pm #1203091654
True. Whoopi gave one of the best dramatic performances ever in The Color Purple but never did anything that powerful after that. The charming but overrated Ghost was nowhere near that level
She was great in little seen The Long Walk Home (1990).September 21, 2019 at 8:20 am #1203090658
I wonder where A LOT of people would be if it weren’t for personal reasons. Could Lindsay Lohan have grown and prepared herself to be in Room? La La Land? It’s an exaggeration and it’s ridiculous I know, but why not? It’s not like those girls *started* out being so much better than Lohan was. The host of VH1’s Charm School has an Oscar, and Jennifer Lopez is getting buzz, so…
I think had Linday Lohan not got mixed up with ‘the wrong crowd’ she could have had most of the roles that the equally talented Emma Stone ended up playing. Lindsay Lohan’s decline has been a crying shame for a young woman with so much talent to offer. A real crying shame.September 21, 2019 at 8:18 am #1203090650
Emily Lloyd is the biggest waste of talent for me. What a career she could have had if she hadn’t turned down Pretty Woman.
I think Emily Lloyd has some health issues which short circuited her promising career. Might have even been something like a fear or appearing in front of a camera or something like that. Such a shame.September 21, 2019 at 7:39 am #1203090529
She gave two of the greatest performances in the late 1970’s/early 1980s in Yanks (1979) & Cutter’s Way (1981). Whilst both films received generally favourably reviews, and stellar for her personally her career never took off. She was supposed to star in All Night Long (1981) with Gene Hackman but was replaced by Barbara Streisand simply because Babs wanted the role I think. Not that it really mattered because the film was panned and tanked and hasn’t improved with age.
Ms. Eichhorn was also impressive in the 1984 film Wild Rose. She has worked steadily over the years but mainly in TV and small roles in minor films.
I really thought back in the days of Yanks & Cutters Way that she was headed for great heights but it sadly never happed.September 20, 2019 at 7:33 am #1203088624
I think Allen Leech, Robert James-Collier & Maggie Smith all deserve Oscar nominations. Michelle Dockery too whilst I’m at it.
I just wish a lot of the other actors had more to do though – personally I’d love another series rather than a film because a hell of lot more can be covered in about 9 hours than a 2 hours film.
Frankly, the film could have gone on another two hours for me because as it was it flew by too quickly at two hours – I could have remained to watch more for hours and hours. Like the entire series not a minute is wasted.September 20, 2019 at 7:27 am #1203088601
One of my all time favourite actors. I named one of my cats after him: Monty.September 19, 2019 at 4:38 pm #1203087581
Wasn’t Pakula’s first choice Liv Ullmann? Maybe he’d been considering her a while beforehand, don’t know if he decided against it or she turned it down.
Yes she was. Apparently Goldie Hawn wanted to do the role which seems implausible but you never know.September 19, 2019 at 12:40 am #1203086079
Does anyone know if Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, which won the Golden Bear at Berlinale this year, is eligible to be Israel’s official submission? It’s a co-production between France and Israel and is in both French and Hebrew. Since it’s not on France’s shortlist, I’m wondering if Israel could submit the film, or if it’ll have to sit the Oscars out.
No, I’m afraid Synonyms is not eligible. The reason for this is that Israel have what is known at the Ophir Award and the winner of this is want that submit for this category. Synonyms is not in the running for the Ophir so will therefore not be submitted. In some ways a shame because its a good film but then I haven’t seen any of the films submitted for the Ophir so I can’t draw any comparisons. Having said that I couldn’t see the Academy selecting Synonyms – a bit too out there for them I would think.September 19, 2019 at 12:37 am #1203086073
Let’s all be real here Parasite is gonna win the award. It’s already second runner up at tiff which guarantee a win. Roma was second runner up last year too and won. It seem like Roma parasite may even get nominations outside foreign film hell all the goldderby experts are predicting it. Pain and glory and portrait of a lady on fire stand no chance. Let’s just stop pretending pain anglory and portrait of a lady on fire are gonna be upsets because they are not. Just say the truth and give parasite the award already and call it a day. Y’all are dramatic over this. Also don’t give me the bullshit excuse “but Korea never gets nominated burning was snubbed”. Y’all know Parasite is gonna be Korea first nomiantion AND win. Neon is already trying to campaign for best picture nomiantions anyway so they don’t give a shit about their other film portrait of a lady on fire. Neon ain’t gonna compete against themselves they don’t have enough money to campaign for two films so they gonna choose the more Oscar friendly one which is parasite over portait of a lady on fire
Really curious if you have actually seen Pain & Glory and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which shouldn’t even really be in the conversation at this point because France has yet to announce their submission.
Despite that Parasite (in my personal opinion) is superior to Pain & Glory the fact remains that Pain & Glory is more Academy friendly than Parasite. Go to page 8 on this thread and read my post because I’m not going to bother repeating any Pain & Glory is a real threat to Parasite winning (what I personally believe it should).
Certainly, at this stage it is Parasite’s to loose so to speak but a win for Parasite it still far from certain at this stage in the middle of September. Parasite has strong competition from Pain & Glory and potentially some other films as well. We really need to see how things play out during the rest of the year.September 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm #1203083588
That would have worked if “Parasite” didn’t get that enormous hype and buzz in Telluride and Toronto (Even reaching a runner-up placement). Right now, it’s the most successful (Non English or French speaking) Palme d’Or winner at BO in France and people (Including AMPAS members like Ava DuVernay, Guillermo Del Toro, Adam McKay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Darren Aronofski) are praising the film and Bong’s direction/writing.
That’s true but Almodovar is beloved by the Academy and Pain & Glory is regarded as his best film since Volver.
Almodovar will be competing for a director & original screenplay spot directly with Bong. They could both make it, or just one of them or neither of them.
Also, Almodovar’s film deals with an ageing film director – very Academy friendly and whilst its acclaim is not at the level of Parasite its more than enough to get it some nominations including a lead actor for Antonio Banderas.
Whilst Parasite is playing very well at festivals which are largely attended by film lovers its yet to be really tested in most non-Asian countries. Its success in Frances is very encouraging of course and its win in Cannes would have helped that but it hasn’t really broken out to general audiences in some other non Asian countries (Russia, Australia, New Zealand – respectable box office but far from breakout status).
For a general audience reaction (i.e. not film buffs) the reaction to Parasite is mixed – some have problems with later parts of the film.
Of what I have seen of the submitted films in this category I would vote for Parasite easily and I personally prefer it to Pain & Glory which personally I don’t think lives up to its acclaim aside from Antonio Banderas’ performance.
Hopefully, Parasite will sweep all the critics awards and continue to build momentum but its win at this stage if far from a sure thing. The favourite at this stage – yes, but not vulnerable.September 17, 2019 at 12:33 am #1203081649
The French Shortlist:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
No mention of Ozon.
Typical of the French. The Ozon film would have made for a real three way contest between Pain & Glory, Parasite & By the Grace of God.
I really shouldn’t complain because Portrait of a Lady & Les Miserables are better than By the Grace of God but neither stand a chance against the other two.September 16, 2019 at 1:42 am #1203079499
Why france hasn’t announced their selection yet????
First they select a shortlist (3 to 5 films) which they haven’t done so yet but it should hopefully be in the next week or so.
They have until the end of the month to announce their final selection.September 14, 2019 at 1:21 am #1203074082
All 3 are leads and equally important to the story. And you can have three leads all of the same sex in a film. To think these days people squabble over lead or supporting in cases like this mystifies me. Years back there was no squabbling over Crimes of the Heart (Keaton/Lange/Spacek) or The First Wives Club (Hawn/Keaton/Midler). They were ALL leads just like the three LEADing ladies of The Favourite.
And whilst we are on the subject DiCaprio & Pitt are co-leads! Just like Heath & Jake were.
I’m sick to death of this dumping leads into supporting to get an Oscar nomination at the expense of a true supporting role.September 9, 2019 at 2:44 am #1203064830
1. Robert De Niro
2. William Hurt
3. F. Murray Abraham
4. Robert Duvall
5. Daniel Day-Lewis
6. Dustin Hoffman
7. Henry Fonda
8. Ben Kingsley
9. Michael Douglas
10. Paul NewmanSeptember 6, 2019 at 1:46 am #1203060358
Just realised Ms. Lynley’s passing has already been posted.