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
Apr 13, 2021
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February 22, 2021 at 9:07 am #1204054384
1981 could be a year with a high age average.
I’d guess it holds the record (not sure though) for the oldest group of acting winners. All of them were in their late 50s or older.
1981 was a good call, but it is still only 130. 1991 was 106. Yeah, those supporting actors last year put up big numbers hahaJanuary 13, 2021 at 10:42 am #1203981783
I loved this episode as for it’s writing, acting, directing. I didn’t love it in the flow of the show. If this had been a standalone movie, play, etc., it would have been flawless. I am just not a fan of episodes (in pretty much any show) that are fully about non-regular characters. There was that episode of The Walking Dead with Morgan’s backstory and that episode of Forever (that Maya Rudolph show) about “Andre and Sarah”. It did propel story but not enough to warrant an entire episode. Same with this one. I would have liked to have seen SKB & SKW integrated more into the story. I watch the show for the regular characters. This one did integrate Randall more than other shows that have used this device, but I think it could have been integrated more into the flow of the show. I know this is a me thing though and probably nobody else has these thoughts and that is fine.
But it was a very well done episode overall. I do agree with Atypical that there were many unanswered questions about her family. That’s why I think it would have made a wonderful film. Expand that narrative and fill in the blanks.
I do worry if the focus being on a guest character would hurt it in awards season. I think this is different than Memphis because that episode was about Randall & William. This was about Laurel with a guest appearance by Randall.January 7, 2021 at 1:18 pm #1203967965
WB campaigned her in Lead for Batman.
Which is a shame. With Tomei winning for a wonderful comedic performance in My Cousin Vinny, how competitive could Pfeiffer have been in supporting with that critically acclaimed role. She was the ones who got the notices in that role. The ironic thing is she could/would have taken Tomei’s spot? But yeah, Love Field was always going to be more of the Oscar bait film, although with it being released by Orion, maybe WB wasn’t sure if/when it would be released. But once Emma Thompson started cleaning up, they could have moved Pfeiffer to a supporting campaign and being competitive for a win.January 7, 2021 at 11:35 am #1203967719
I know it’s between her 2 nominated performances, but Mask really should be a part of the discussion on her great performances. Would she have won? No, but she truly deserved a nomination. But lack of one did help propel the narrative for her win in Moonstruck.January 6, 2021 at 7:04 am #1203965642
I’m sad that Lauren Graham won’t be on this season, but I had heard that was a possibility. I thought she did great in her role last season and I loved the interplay between those two characters and that mentorship.
I was so glad to watch it last night and it had a great mix of comedy and drama. Jane Levy continues to knock it out of the park and Mary Steenburgen is just a national treasure.
I laughed, I cried, I felt. My dad is going through dementia and the lockdown just made it so much worse losing his routine, so watching last season was very difficult. But also it inspired, so that’s nice. I’m glad Zoey didn’t lose her gift because the musical numbers are spectacular. Welcome back Zoey!January 4, 2021 at 8:21 am #1203961392
I’m not convinced it was either of them. I think it easily could have been Gabourey Sidibe from Precious. She did win the Independent Spirit award and didn’t really miss nominations. Also, Precious winning the Adapted Screenplay Oscar showed wider support than just Mo’Nique. I think it was very close among those 3. I think Mirren was definitely 5th, but 2-4 was very close. Nobody really took the lead overall. Streep won NY and Globe and Mulligan won NSFC and BAFTA. But then you have Sidibe with the Spirit and many breakthrough performer wins in a film with multiple Oscars.January 3, 2021 at 5:55 pm #1203960506
Atypical, I’m glad you loved the twist and presentation but I didn’t. I agree with your lip sync assessments though. I don’t get some of the winners. Plus the way they presented the twist was very disjointed and confusing. I think I get what they were going for but I don’t think they were entirely successful in it. I do disagree that Call Me Maybe isn’t a good lip sync song, I think the tons of self made videos of it proved that wrong. They were also wrong that Fancy wasn’t a good lip sync song. But I missed the challenges and I missed getting to know more about the queens. So far, all I know is Tina Burner annoys me.December 31, 2020 at 6:19 am #1203954573
I think out of that list, the two vulnerable ones would be Bates and Cotillard. Bates won in a competitive year where Huston, Roberts, and Woodward all had wins/buzz. Cotillard split honors with Christie along the way. Neither of them were an assured win. Leigh and Taylor of course were way before all this, but as iconic as their roles were, I couldn’t see them losing. Theron, once her buzz took hold, wasn’t losing either.December 30, 2020 at 7:10 am #1203952805
It’s curious for sure. I guess they didn’t remember the Oscars changing rules 6 years earlier bc of Barry Fitzgerald. Also who knows, maybe “Born Yesterday”‘s studio pushed/paid for it. It is the Golden Globes after all. If that wasn’t the case I can’t understand why they let it fly.
I had immediately thought of Barry Fitzgerald too haha. But, as you said, it was the Golden Globes so who knows what the deal was 🙂December 30, 2020 at 6:05 am #1203952746
Can we talk about how Judy Holliday was nominated in BOTH drama and comedy for the same role for Born Yesterday? Wowowow. I know that can’t happen today but I’m surprised they let it happen then lol.December 30, 2020 at 5:47 am #1203952721
Which other categories were you wondering about? I love the movie Grease and there was a summer or two when I would watch it at least once every week or two, but I would only have given it the nod it got, along with one for the title song (especially after Barry Gibb was ignored the previous year for Saturday Night Fever) or You’re the One That I Want. I’m not sure why they were ignored. I would have also looked at costume design for them. But with Grease being a box office smash, the Academy may have thought the movie wasn’t Oscar worthy. But outside of those 2 categories, I don’t know that I would have nominated it.December 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm #1203951938
Just watched it myself as well. Like many others, there were some good parts and some bad. Murphy’s direction wasn’t as bad as other projects by him. It was fine, and actual a bit too flat at times. I think casting was definitely a problem. Corden is an obvious focus of this. Sometimes he was just bad and unengaged. It led to the ending feeling forced and fake. Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington either needed more to do, or have lesser names in these roles. When you have the 2 of them, you have expectations. But, due to the size of their roles, those expectations weren’t met. However, in their brief moments, they were quite good. Rannels and Key were quite good in their supporting roles. I thought Rannels had the good balance of humor and sass. Pellman was good as the heart of the story and DeBose was strong as the conflicted character. Streep was very good. People forget how funny she can be when she’s able to let loose with a role. The songs are fine (the new ones, meh) and very hummable. The script could have been stronger. I think everything felt so rushed trying to fit everything from a 2.5 hour stage production into 2 hours. I think some of the conflicts could have been played up more. Overall though, a solid entertaining film, but with a few tweaks, could have been much more.December 28, 2020 at 9:02 am #1203949456
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, probably the best non-franchise young adult book-to-film adaptation out there, should’ve been at least nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Logan Lerman), Best Supporting Actress (Emma Watson), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Drop Emma (wasn’t bad, but, no) and replace with Ezra Miller for Best Supporting Actor. He REALLY should have been nominated along with the screenplay. Film and Logan would have been stretches. Miller should have replaced Arkin or De Niro and I would have liked to have seen Perks in screenplay but I doubt they would have bumped any of those 5 nominees. Too bad Beasts of the Southern Wild was adapted and not original. I know it was based on a play but was the play performed? Anyway, Perks was a very underrated film.
Also, Michelle Pfeiffer should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for White Oleander. She wouldn’t have beaten CZJ, but she deserved a nom over Bates or Queen.December 21, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1203937768
Globes will probably give screenplay to Chicago 7 because Sorkin, but Fennell will end up taking the Oscar.
No woman has won the Golden Globe Screenplay award since 2005. Yikes.
Even more yikes, if I counted correctly, only 7 women have won the Globe for Screenplay. All but 2 were solo winners. The first was Helen Deutsch in 1953 for Lili.
1953 – Helen Deutsch – Lili
1969 – Bridget Boland (with John Hale and Richard Sokolove) – Anne of the Thousand Days
1988 – Naomi Foner – Running on Empty
1991 – Callie Khouri – Thelma & Louise
1995 – Emma Thompson – Sense & Sensibility
2003 – Sofia Coppola – Lost In Translation
2005 – Diana Ossana (with Larry McMurtry) – Brokeback Mountain
I do love the connection between the 1988 and 2005 winners 🙂December 18, 2020 at 7:26 am #1203929301
I hope to watch it this weekend. It will be interesting to see, as it is with all stage adaptations, how they open things up. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and hopefully it’s based on nothing more than the quality of the film and performance. I know we all know this, but I like to remind myself of that every now and again 🙂