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May 12, 2022 at 9:00 am #1204950052
These categories are a reach
I can see it getting a Best Picture nomination but it’s not a film heavily basking on acting talent or performances! Very akin to Avtar which is a triumph of cinematic experience and technical department.
They are a reach, but Cruise is mentioned as “oscar worthy” in some of the reviews. It seems the movie gives a lot of depth to his character. Teller and Connelly are getting good reviews too.May 12, 2022 at 8:16 am #1204950024
Reviews are out and they are great
Rotten Tomatoes – 43 reviews in – 100% fresh
Metacritic – 34 reviews in – 81 (Universal Acclaim)
If this becomes a huge hit (which seems likely base on pre-sales and box office predictions) I think it will have a huge chance with the Oscars
Very likely – Editing, Cinematography, Sound and Song
Other possibilities – Picture, Directing, Actor (Cruise), S. Actress (Connelly), S. Actor (Teller, Powell), Score.March 29, 2022 at 3:05 pm #1204888737
Aside from Thirteen Lives and I Wanna Dance with Somebody does there even look like a “populist leaning” film in contention this season? I guess one could say Empire of Light but that also looks like an auteur driven passion project.
Avatar 2 for sure. And maybe Top Gun? If it’s really well received? The last trailer looks amazing.March 28, 2022 at 8:53 am #1204885727
I think I can add this one now:
Ariana DeBose – West Side StoryMarch 28, 2022 at 8:47 am #1204885716
Congrats to Ariana, but that Oscar clip is part of the reason I don’t have high regards of her performance overrall.
My ranking of the last 10 winners
Laura DernMarch 28, 2022 at 7:07 am #1204885510
Chastain is not a “BAD” win, but an underwhelming one. Especially with the competition she had.
My ranking of the last 10 winners
1) Olivia Colman
2) Cate Blanchett
3) Emma Stone
4) Brie Larson
5) Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
6) Julianne Moore
7) Frances McDormand (Three Billboards)
8) Jessica Chastain
9) Renée Zellweger
10) Jennifer LawrenceMarch 28, 2022 at 7:01 am #1204885496
both Screenplay wins were the worst of the night
One of the worst screenplay combo wins ever.
About Licorice Pizza, it seems it had critics and BAFTA support, but no so much from the guilds and AMPAS. It was liked well enough to get noms, but it didn’t have enough passion to get wins.
Also, I think PTA is suffering from something similar to Glenn Close. He is not only competing to other 4 candidates, but also to himself and his past work (which is great). I think that if he doesn’t come with another TWBB with that type of reception, he will have trouble winning.March 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm #1204875891
Best in Best Actress Category
2010 – Natalie Portman
2011 – Rooney Mara
2012 – Emmanuelle Riva
2013 – Cate Blanchett (but I have a soft spot for Bullock)
2014 – Rosamund Pike
2015 – Charlotte Rampling (Larson is up there too)
2016 – Isabelle Huppert (Stone is great too)
2017 – Sally Hawkins
2018 – Olivia Colman
2019 – I don’t know. I guess Zellweger or Ronan. Very weak year.
2020 – Carey Mulligan
2021 – Penélope CruzMarch 15, 2022 at 1:32 pm #1204852194
Hoping PTA gets a very overdue win for one of the best screenplays of the year. And haters can keep hating.March 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm #1204850134
Let’s be blunt: if you were rooting for Ariana DeBose to fail, you’re a misogynist, an xenophobe, and a homophobe. There’s no gray area here. There’s nothing about her performance to dislike.
I dislike how badly she speaks spanish in the film, pronouncing several words wrong, when her character is Puerto Rican.
She still is going to win an oscar, but far from a perfect performance in my book.Not now