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
Jul 13, 2020
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July 9, 2020 at 8:50 pm #1203579292
I voted for Run because the writing was horrid. It could have and should have been so much better. It wasted a great performance by Wever on a mess of a script and plotting.
I didn’t vote for The Politician because I haven’t watched season 2. I didn’t vote for Hollywood because I knew it’d be disappointing and that’s what I got. But Ryan Murphy shows usually disappoint me.June 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm #1203558044
I never understood why they never brought her back. Even if she was regular on other shows , she could of guest as others did. She had such a great character. Wonder if there was issue behind scene, it’s not like that show had perfect behind the scene.
My guess would be the filming locations. Raising Hope shot in LA while The Good Wife shot in New York. Martha, being the star, probably could make time as easily. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I loved her as Patti Nyholm. But also, Alicia took on different types of clients the last couple of seasons, so probably it was tougher to write in her character?June 28, 2020 at 8:16 pm #1203556311
– Martha Plimpton, Emmys 2012
Martha Plimpton was NOT a coattail nom. She was fantastic on The Good Wife and should have had multiple noms. Makeup nomination for not being nominated for seasons 1 & 2? Maybe. Coattail, never. Sorry, I’m sensitive about my Martha 🙂June 17, 2020 at 2:23 pm #1203539191
Well, this devolved into anarchy at a much slower rate than I imagined.
I think this could be interesting. Stewart does tortured and introverted well, and folks tend to forget she has won a Cesar award and critics awards for Clouds of Sils Maria.
However, I’m in the Gold Derby minority in that I didn’t love Jackie, so I will be interested in how it turns out.June 17, 2020 at 9:07 am #1203538396
Did anyone watch the animated special? I did and I thought it was good. The writing was very sharp and extremely timely. Rita Moreno is still a superstar, even in animated form.June 12, 2020 at 8:45 pm #1203530562
1. Gilda Radner
2. Molly Shannon
3. Maya Rudolph
1. Phil Hartman
2. John Belushi
3. Dana CarveyJune 11, 2020 at 7:56 pm #1203528952
So very very thrilled!June 11, 2020 at 7:53 pm #1203528950
Jacki Weaver fits the pattern but it really wasn’t out of nowhere. She won at NBR and LA and came in 3rd at the National Society of Film Critics, plus got noms at the Globes and Critics Choice.
The 90s had a few of these that fit the pattern.
Marisa Tomei – My Cousin Vinny (a rare pattern WINNER!)
Mare Winningham – Georgia
Barbara Hershey – Portrait of a Lady
Bruce Davison – Longtime Companion
Michael Lerner – Barton Fink
David Paymer – Mr. Saturday Night
Leonardo DiCaprio – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Brad Pitt – 12 Monkeys
Tim Roth – Rob Roy
Edward Norton – Primal FearJune 7, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203520379
I think Lily would make a great younger Audrey, but James not Collins.June 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm #1203519876
I watched season 4 of 13 Reasons Why. Seriously, WHY! It should have stopped after 1, matching the book (yes I read it). The performers are talented but that writing. I mean Riverdale may even would get embarrassed by it.May 31, 2020 at 8:19 pm #1203510885
I just watched episode 1 and it was more intriguing than I thought. I didn’t know what tone it would take. I liked the tone it took. The family stuff was more somber and the show was looser and funnier. Does Michael Sheen get more during the major’s time in the chair. I think a performance like this could gain some awards traction. I could see it getting a directing nom for Frears.May 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm #1203509202
I just finished it. I like that it was different than season 1 because it was a different story. Monae did a good solid job anchoring the story, but James and Chau were the standouts. I think Monae’s role had a lot of reactionary moments, but when she was driving the action, she was stellar. I loved the bits of Chris Cooper in there as well. The directorial choices weren’t as bold and singular as Esmail’s but I think it worked because things weren’t as conspiratorial as season 1. Yes, Joan Cusack may have seemed out of place but I think it helped set her character apart. Overall, solid season.
I also like that they kept the episodes short again. I watched it in a short amount of time which is great. It didn’t feel padded, it didn’t feel drawn out, there weren’t unnecessary scenes or flourishes. I think too many shows these days try to stuff as much in as possible to the detriment of the show as a whole (aka farmhouse in Run).May 28, 2020 at 7:24 pm #1203506490
Then again, Topol was in his 30s when he first played the role on stage (as well as in the 1971 film version).
Yep, he’s the only main Tevye who was younger, but he could play older. Jake still looks young in the face. Now he’d be perfect for a Little Shop reboot (although Rick and Ellen are perfection so no need) or Sunday In the Park adaptation, maybe Company. Just don’t see him as Tevye. I’m not sure if I have watched the movie all the way through but I have seen a stage production.May 28, 2020 at 2:23 pm #1203506086
No, and if I was going to pick a film to replace it with, I would’ve picked Chasing Amy. The dialogue of that film was incredibly sharp.
I was trying to think what I would have voted as the 5th and I think I’d go with In & Out. It would have been great to back up Joan Cusack’s nomination with a screenplay nod as well.