Just a good church going southern boy, who always watched the Oscars as religiously as church. One of my favorite places to be is in a dark theater, getting lost in another world for a couple of hours.
Nov 03, 2010
Dec 06, 2019
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December 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm #1203219448
I wonder how many women turned down Misery (and why.)
I know Bette Midler and Jessica Lange did. I’d guess Meryl was offered it too. Surprising (but great) that an unknown stage actress got the part.
(Tons of men turned down the male lead but that’s more understandable since he spends most of the film in bed.)
This site lists people but i never know how accurate the site is. This list sounds pretty reasonable but some of their pages are very hard to believe.
I think the fact that the part was frumpy, unlikable, and, well, a psychopath probably. These days, some would use it as their “Oscar vehicle”. A stage actress like Bates saw the great character underneath it all. I think it needed an unknown and someone willing to let herself get lost in the character.December 5, 2019 at 7:25 pm #1203219426
Agreed, I think these were close races, especially 98. I just think she was in films with less support than her competition. She lost to women who were in the Best Picture winner, while her films got just 1 other nomination. I was pleasantly surprised she won for Misery, though. What an amazing performance that was!!December 5, 2019 at 7:01 pm #1203219376
I think Bates was a VERY close 3rd for Primary Colors. I think Redgrave just squeaked by her because of more love for Gods & Monsters. For About Schmidt, I think she was 4th. I think Streep and Moore were above her.
I loved Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes, but I love Midler in For the Boys too (and I read the book Fried Green Tomatoes and the flashback scene was the heart of the book not present day, but I digress). I do love Kathy Bates and hopefully she will get recognition for Richard Jewell.December 4, 2019 at 1:31 pm #1203217044
Looking at these awards, I must say I’m not too shocked. NY loves making bold choices in the Best Actress category over the past 25 years (Linda Fiorentio, Cameron Diaz, Diane Lane, Hope Davis, Rachel Weisz, Regina Hall). I’m glad to see them go with Lupita in a mesmerizing performance. The love for The Irishman is not shocking either. Could Banderas shock and win the Oscar?November 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm #1203208440
What do you think the chances for Wild Rose are? I got to see the first half on an airplane and can’t wait to finish it. I would love to see Buckley and Walters get nominations.November 14, 2019 at 11:46 am #1203179438
I read somewhere that folks may have been saying Luke not booing.
Happy for Maren, Kacey, and Ashley. American Scandal by Ashley is one of the best songs I’ve heard by anyone in a while. I sometimes listen to it 4-5 times in a row on repeat.
I can’t wait to go back and watch some of the performances. I’m eager to see the opening with all the ladies. Yes, there are a number who could have been included but at least it’s a start. A big standing ovation to the message on Jennifer Nettles’ outfit. I did watch Kacey and Willie and I was moved deeply.November 14, 2019 at 7:55 am #1203179207
So I will be the naysayer (there has to be one in every crowd) and say this was an awful season. I didn’t like the writing, the directing was meh and the performances (outside of Lily Rabe and most of the time John Carroll Lynch) were just no (that’s even with me not taking amateur Gus into consideration). Coven was the last AHS I completely liked. Freak Show had its moments and some very good performances. I turned off Hotel after a few episodes and refused to watch Roanoke and Cult. I had a friend convince me to watch Apocalypse. We are no longer friends (I kid I kid). But this season should mean I’m done again. But I will say, Ryan Murphy just doesn’t do it for me. He’s good at the beginning of things and then it trails off for me. Same with Glee and Popular, so I may just not like his and Brad’s style overall.November 1, 2019 at 8:22 am #1203161866
I have hate watched since most of Freak Show (stopped during Hotel, skipped Roanoke and Cult, went back to Apocalypse out of peer pressure) and yeah, this season is bad. I can’t even enjoy it on a fun campy level. It was good seeing Lily Rabe on last night. It shows how good acting can lift iffy writing. I’m glad that Lily has branched out past just Ryan Murphy projects though.September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm #1203112926
I’m in the middle of episode 3 and stopped (for what I can’t recall. Football game? Dinner? Something at least) and this has some entertaining moments but some moments that play to Ryan Murphy’s worst instinct. It has too much camp to be grounded in reality and too much reality to be grounded in camp, so tonally, it can be a mess at times. Ben Platt is giving it his all and about has flop sweat trying to. Paltrow is good so far, but hoping she has more to do. I think she’s a good actress overall. I’m not sure what show Lange is acting in, but I don’t think it’s the same one as everyone else. Is she doing the drag version of Patricia Arquette in The Act? I’m hoping it gets better but it’s very meh for me right now. At times it plays like a lesser version of Murphy’s “Popular”September 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm #1203078460
I remember reading a thread on Twitter right when Chernobyl came out. The tweeter said just how realistic and true to life the production design was on Chernobyl. Even the tiniest details were true to Soviet life in 1986. I’m not saying it deserves to win over GoT, but I’m just saying it’s not an undeserved win.September 13, 2019 at 11:02 am #1203073136
Predictions for female nominees: (obviously these aren’t all accurate and it’s just my opinion on what COULD happen But also highly probable)
Kacey musgraves 2 noms
* rainbow – country song, country solo
Unfortunately, since Kacey won country album last year, any performances from that album are ineligible in that genre awards (I believe that is still the rule?).
However, she is eligible for general field SOTY and ROTY for it.August 5, 2019 at 12:23 pm #1203011529
^Don’t you mean Sebastian? That was the role Titus played on Broadway and at the Hollywood Bowl back in 2016.
No, I think they mean Ursula. Titus has performed Poor Unfortunate Souls live and some fans were clamoring for him to be cast in the movie as Ursula.July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am #1203000686
I looked to see if this news was on here yet, but didn’t look like it. Thoughts everyone?