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October 21, 2019 at 3:00 am #1203145501
I believe that the Joker-Phoenix topic is incredibly fascinating. On one hand, there is a great actor who can almost be considered overdue for an Oscar, next to that, his performance is well-received and his film is a box office hit. On the other hand however the film itself is a bit divisive (59% on Metascore, 68% on Rotten Tomatoes) and Phoenix is not necessarily your typical charming media personality who would campaign for the win. In fact, if I remember correctly, he had already expressed a negative opinion about awards shows. Of course, there are performances that are undeniable – even after his comment, he was nominated for an Oscar (The Master), which is proof that the voters are voting for a great turn even if someone criticizes the system. A few years have passed since then – the question is how much Phoenix has changed? Will he campaign or will he speak against himself again? Because Adam Driver is a likable figure who has been making good films for years (Paterson, Silence, BlacKkKlansman etc.) and people love him. He’s sure to do the important campaign rounds, so I can’t help but wonder that while Joker is really impressive, Driver will prove to be a more sympathetic choice for the prize.
Also with Driver, he has had very well respected directors like Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese giving him acclaim, with Scorsese even popping by his Telluride tribute just a few months ago calling him the finest actor of his generation, which says a lot. To top it off with him possibly sweeping critic awards and campaigning, it’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the next few months.October 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm #1203145242
The draggings in hereOctober 20, 2019 at 5:02 am #1203144457
There’s a HUGE possibility that Avengers: Endgame won’t even make it in when it was acclaimed and is literally the highest grossing film of all time. Making a shit ton in the box office isn’t a guarantee for a nomination lol.October 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm #1203144131
Okay so assuming if …Hollywood goes Comedy, I kinda don’t get why everyone thinks Pryce will win over DiCaprio? I mean I know he won multiple Globes already but the HFPA love Leo and they seem to have a good reception towards …Hollywood so I’m thinking maybe he’d win if it goes Comedy.October 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm #1203144115
The Academy had Glenn Close (with 7 noms), Amy Adams (with 6 noms) and Bradley Cooper (with 7 noms) all lose to people who were nominated for the first time ever JUST THIS YEAR. Yes, it may help Joaquin if he pushes that narrative but can we stop acting like having 3 Oscar nominations in 20 years is being severely overdue and hard to deny?October 19, 2019 at 6:22 am #1203143510
Darlings, I say it just in case your delusion hasn’t disappeared (which obviously hasn’t).
Nobody’s being delusional for discussing someone possibly winning in October for an award show that’s gonna take place in February because we literally don’t even know what’s gonna happen in the next few months lol. This is literally a predictions thread, stop dismissing people as if it will take place tomorrow.October 19, 2019 at 5:21 am #1203143474
Darlings, no way is Joke losing that dildo. His ass is just too baity and over the top. The Oscars won’t resist to award him. Nose is not winning for getting divorced. As I said before, there aren’t the 70s.
We get it.October 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm #1203143076
Having seen Marriage Story. Let me tell you, you’re in for a surprise if you think that. Intentionally, Adam’s character in the beginning of the film has his emotions suppressed and is mostly blindsided by the divorce hence not a lot of baity acting. But, as the film progresses Adam’s range is stretched and stretched.
Definitely, it’s quite the opposite for Scarlett imo. I felt like she was stronger in the first half then the latter.October 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm #1203142967
Netflix snapping this yearOctober 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm #1203142957
I just feel like people are 100% sold on Phoenix and think they’re is no way he’ll lose because his film is out right now and Driver’s isn’t. After seeing both films, I can see a scenario where either sweep but I’m leaning towards Driver.October 18, 2019 at 3:03 am #1203142197
Having just seen it last night, I think I significantly prefer Driver’s performance to Joaquin’s (and I even like Joker more than I did Marriage Story). Driver has all the scenes in this to be considered a real threat for the Oscar (I am concerned for ScarJo however). I would say wait for the movie, because the trailers do not show you the incredible range Driver possesses. Until this point, I always thought of him as a fine (but not necessarily top tier) actor. But now I can see clearly what all these auteur directors obviously did when they cast him. Adam Driver is one of the best working today. Whether this translates to Oscar all depends on whether Joaquin starts sweeping or not, but I really hope we get a race because both these guys are incredible. Personally, Driver is better.
My thoughts exactly, well said.