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March 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm #1203398701
OMG this is a very sad loss. I will always fondly remember his work on “AMC”, he was one of the finest actors on “AMC” in the early 1990’s. His work with Eva La Rue as Maria was memorable for sure.March 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm #1203379888
Without JT is a possibility, kind of like how BSB continued on w/out Kevin for a few years. But the problem is that JT was basically the lead vocalist of Nsync and by far and away the most popular member of the group. So I’m not sure how popular a reunion would be w/out him.
Although he was always my personal least favorite (I’m a JC guy anyway!)March 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm #1203379886
I would love to see a proper biopic about the early life and rise to fame of Madonna. But I suppose it is unlikely to happen while she’s still living; she’s likely to block any attempt at this.
I would also love to see somebody make a movie about the absolutely bizarre, insane and dramatic life of Marlon Brando.March 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm #1203379883
I was a huge fan of his work. In particular his work on AMC and OLTL. This is very sad. May he rest in peace.February 5, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203331783
My favorite Oscar speech of all-time is Halle Berry. So emotional, genuine and memorable. Halle was truly in her moment of glory!
I think a close second would be when Meryl Streep won for “The Iron Lady” and had a moment of self-deprecation by saying “when they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, “Oh no! Oh, c’mon why? Her? Again?” You know? But, whatever.” (quote from Meryl Streep).
Those are my two favorites!January 31, 2020 at 11:06 am #1203322023
A few names that come to mind as deserving (and possibly long overdue) for an Oscar win:
Brenda Blethyn: Two Oscar Noms (1997-Lead; 1999-Supporting) and no wins. She doesn’t get the same kind of roles she was in the early half of the new century but she’s still a fantastic performer and should be capable of landing a plum supporting role that launches her onto the Oscar stage one more time.
Also in her corner; she’s clearly a well respected performer. She has a Golden Globe (out of three nominations); a BAFTA (out of four noms) and two Emmy nominations.
Ewan McGregor: I can’t believe he’s never been up for an Oscar. He has three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy nominations. He’s still relatively young and works pretty consistently (though likely not in Oscar-bait projects) and likely isn’t really still on the A-List. But he probably should have been nominated by now.
Cameron Diaz: Put her on the next to impossible list. She’s basically retired now and hasn’t acted since 2014. She worked for several decades and never came close to a nomination. Her best shots were likely “Being John Malkovich”, “Gangs of New York” or “Vanilla Sky.”
But she’s only 40-something, could easily return to acting at some point later and become a “late in life” performer. Perhaps she’ll have a Jessica Tandy like career resurgence later in life?
Ethan Hawke: Talk about overdue; Ethan has been working since the late 1980’s and has four Oscar nominations to his name. (two for acting; two for writing) and still works consistently and regularly. He should have been nominated for “First Reformed” and hopefully has time to get nominated again. I have no doubt at some point he’ll be viewed as overdue enough for a win.
Janet McTeer: Still entirely possible with the right role she could win an Oscar. Highly respected, still works frequently and has two Oscar nominations under her belt. Although at 58 time may be running out if it doesn’t happen soon.
Winona Ryder: She needs to grab onto a big, meaty supporting role in a critically acclaimed film to ever get another nomination. Could be tough since she mostly works in TV now and rarely does Oscar-Bait movies anymore.
Kristin Scott Thomas: Hard to believe she only has one previous nomination to her credit. But she probably should have gotten a second nomination by now. Doesn’t seem like anybody is in a rush to give her a second nomination. Of course she mostly works in The UK now and isn’t a huge name stateside anymore.January 31, 2020 at 10:35 am #1203321929
So it’s gonna be a very boring (likely lip-synced) super bowl halftime show right?January 31, 2020 at 10:32 am #1203321923
I am so upset by this news. She was a fantastic and accomplished soap opera actress and I will fondly remember her work as both Alexandra on “GL” and Vanessa aka Proteus on “AMC.” I always looked forward to her scenes and especially on AMC when she would share scenes with Vincent Irizarry or Josh Duhamel. I used to love when Vanessa and Palmer would argue or when Opal and Vanessa would have a disagreement.January 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm #1203319120
But Fiona has only grown as an artist and released some of the best music of this young century. Neither Billie or any other female or male songwriters can touch her.
Maybe true but my point was more about ability to maintain commercial success and remain popular and relevant within the music industry. Something Fiona has not been able to do (or maybe doesn’t want to do?)
In the late 1990’s Fiona was all over the place; a huge bonafide star. She was super famous and by 2006 it was like she had never existed.January 29, 2020 at 5:16 pm #1203319118
That said, in my opinion here are some of the least deserving winners of AOTY (talent aside, these winners are imho not so deserving):
1997- Falling Into You (Celine Dion): By all accounts Celine has a lot of talent as a singer. But this album was not a very good album; was nothing special and frankly should not have beaten Beck, The Fugees, Smashing Pumpkins or the Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack (which in case you weren’t around or don’t recall was a massively successful and influential album)
2002- O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack: This abomination of an album beat out India.Arie’s masterpiece “Acoustic Soul” and also beat out OutKast for “Stankonia”, U2 for “All That You Leave Behind” (and I’m NO U2 Fan, but they would have been a deserving choice) and Bob Dylan for “Love and Theft.”
Both of Taylor Swift’s wins. Taylor clearly has talent, but is she deserving of two AOTY albums? I’m going with no. not in this lifetime. Not when Madonna has never won AOTY, Mariah has never won and Janet has never won. Sorry Taylor you don’t deserve two.January 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm #1203319100
I know Billie is very popular right now, but she reminds me a lot of Alanis Morissette or Fiona Apple. In that they found massive success when they were really young, got extremely popular and influential and I suspect will find it very difficult to maintain that level of success and influence in the long term. She might put out 2-3 more albums and have some success but in the long term I don’t think she’s going to be around 5, 10, 15 years from now. At least not at the same level of commercial success.January 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm #1203319091
I haven’t voted in years, but only because once OLTL and AMC went off the air I basically stopped watching soaps. And I don’t want to skew the voting since I don’t watch any of the remaining four soaps enough right now to be familiar enough to vote in a fair manner.January 26, 2020 at 4:06 pm #1203309589
I liked this past weeks episode. Yhe ASMR part was the best. Will and Grace trying to get their unborn kids into the school was funny, too. I loved their interaction with the kids.
Yes, this was like classic “W&G”. This season has been great; but I’m sad it is the last.
Here is who I wish we could see one last time before the show wraps:
—Molly Shannon as Val
—-Rob & Ellen
—-Blythe Danner as Mrs. TrumanJanuary 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm #1203309554
Bumping this up! So glad to see that you guys from before my time (here on Gold Derby, not soap watching!) gave Tuc Watkins the recognition he deserved! I wonder if his lack of Emmy nominations was because he didn’t submit his name or did the blue ribbon panels make a huge mistake by never nominating him? (;
It could be either, but more likely it has to do with the fact that rarely did the Academy remember “OLTL” when it came to voting. “OLTL” was often considered “the ugly stepsister of daytime soaps.” It had neither the promotion, attention or industry enthusiasm of other soaps. Even among ABC soaps; it was given the least attention and the smallest Emmy campaigns as ABC typically spent most of its time marketing/campaigning for “General Hospital” and “All My Children.”January 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm #1203309217
Sounds like it was pretty much a clean sweep for ABC’s lone sudser this year. and wow, this has to be the first time CBS has been totally shut-out of the Goldies right? In previous years CBS was fairly dominant right?