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January 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm #1203278394
There’s a reason why barely anyone watches Critics Choice anymore lmfao.January 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm #1203278372
Did y’all expect anything less? These are a shitshow. Pundits think Hollywood is winning Picture so this is what they give it. Lol I can’t. Poor Parasite and Bong Joon-ho having to SHARE a win.January 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm #1203277104
Critics Choice are not actual critics. They are full of pundits and journalists who vote based on who they think will win the Oscar, not what they actually believe was the best. They throw a couple of curve balls in below the line categories but that’s it. Renee will be the winner.January 11, 2020 at 10:33 am #1203275580
Someone brought this up; with the exception of four instances, every NYFCC Best Director winner has had their film nominated at the Oscars in any way, shape, or fashion. That can bode well for Uncut Gems.January 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm #1203274608
Y’all are setting yourself up for disappointment with the Lupita predictions.
She got nominated at SAG and won critics awards, so what? Critics are irrelevant, especially for genre movies, just ask Toni Collette.
Since the merge with AFTRA, SAG is more populist and open to genre movies. This is the same body that awarded Emily Blunt for A Quiet Place and gave Black Panther Best Ensemble. Of course she was going to get nominated.
Her only other major nomination was BFCA, which nominated 8 actresses. I think Erivo and Awkwafina are both ahead of her.
I think a lot of you overuse this. Critics matter-and don’t matter-to a certain extent in a race. You say critics don’t matter “because Ethan Hawke/Toni Collette” (neither of them made any of the precursors and Collette certainly didn’t dominate critics like Lupita has) but they mattered for Olivia Colman and Regina King. This is the exact same argument I saw last year when it came to Regina King “because Laurie Metcalf/Allison Janney” when y’all failed to realize that Janney won because she was S-H-O-W-Y and just as, if not more, respected than Laurie Metcalf.
Did critics not help Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele get directing noms in spite of them missing the Globes and BAFTA? Did critics not help Regina King ultimately overcome those odds and break stats while pushing the narrative of her being in the career for over 30 years and deserving of her win? Did critics not have a part in influencing Olivia Colman (along with the showiness of her performance and strength of The Favourite) as victorious? Did they not help Mark Rylance?
Critics usually don’t have that much influence when it comes to major wins but they most certainly can matter when getting a nomination. Why do you think Antonio Banderas is happening in spite of the BAFTA and SAG snubs? Passion matters.January 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm #1203274586
The thing is AMPAS didn’t have enough time to react to the backlash BAFTA received for its all white nominees.
I’m not talking about the backlash. The rumblings of two WOC in the category has been known for a while now. BAFTA noms might have impacted the voting more, but it doesn’t change what was already known.January 10, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1203274408
Oscar Predictors Awards on Sunday where they pick everything but their actual critical choices!January 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203274386
Lol this is why I feel like Lupita makes it on Monday. Only thing she needs are enough #1 votes and she has the exact type of performance to gain those.January 10, 2020 at 9:54 am #1203273904
Her and Awkwafina actually tied at Georgia for the win but Lupita won cause in their rules, in case of a tie, the winner is picked by who had the most points during noms.January 10, 2020 at 9:17 am #1203273833
Lupita wins Georgia Film Critics, her 26th.January 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm #1203273277
Is anyone else a bit weary on Charlize? I was underwhelmed- by the movie and performance. And I don’t see it as the lock or living up to the buzz (expectations were super high). I wonder if voters might feel the same. I actually thought Kidman and Gretchen Carlson was the more interesting story.
Charlize is still most likely in but I just feel Renée, Scarlett, Saorise, Awkwafina, Lupita ana Cynthia have more going for them, including passion behind their films/performances.
Yeah she was just okay in a lackluster film. Last time the voting was in this much of a time constraint was in 2012, which had very unusual snubs like Ben Affleck, John Hawkes, Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino etc., I’m not brave enough to predict a snub for Charlize though.January 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm #1203273240
Lupita wins Hollywood Critics Association and the Alliance of Women Journalists. That’s 25 wins overall so far.January 7, 2020 at 12:56 pm #1203269216
Those “anonymous” ballots repeatedly mentioned how “everyone and their mother is voting for Glenn Close” so they just went for Olivia Colman since they thought it wouldn’t change anything. I think a lot of voters did that and a part of the reason why Colman won.