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January 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm #1203998417
Wow Pandora International wins for best nominationsJanuary 21, 2021 at 12:13 pm #1203994903
I simply do not understand why Odom Jr. has the most hyped perfomance of ONIM. It’s beacuse he sings? I mean, he wasn’t bad, but Ben-Adir and Goree were sooo superior, and they all should have been campaigned in Supporting.
The singing is a huge part of it, given his incredible interpretation. Cooke never performed A Change Is Gonna Come live, and seeing Odom Jr. do it is ethereal.
The central conflict of the film is the fight between Odom Jr. and Ben-Adir, and when Odom Jr. finally makes his argument, it’s a beautiful moment.
One of my favorite moments in the film is when Odom Jr. says at 1:27:30, “Maybe, but you were also always so much…more.”
For me, the most hyped up performance should be Ben-Adir who I view as clearly Lead. I definitely went into ONIM thinking about Washington’s Malcolm X, but Ben-Adir more than made him his own. I think the two–Ben-Adir and Odom Jr.–are among the best I’ve seen in their respective categories. I thought Goree and Hodge were also excellent. They all “deserve nominations” in my book.January 21, 2021 at 11:52 am #1203994768
Where has baby pook been? Come back lolJanuary 21, 2021 at 11:51 am #1203994762
I think SBC’s appeal in Shitcago 7 is that he is very relaxed and at ease. He is almost removed from the other actors in terms of the style of the film, which renders him as a kind of uhh emotional guide for the viewer while watching. His accent is Bad, and I detest how they present Abbie Hoffman, but I think SBC was fine here. He had a lot of surprisingly tender moments, which fit in perfectly to Sorkin’s
schemestory.January 21, 2021 at 1:14 am #1203994048
I just watched the new Judas and the Black Messiah trailer and … if Dominique Fishback’s performance is that level of quality throughout the entire film, she 100% deserves to have her name in serious consideration for a nomination. The chills I got at her reading that poem!
I’m expecting her to be absolutely incredible too.January 20, 2021 at 7:10 pm #1203993877
This is one of my three favorite films so far this season. Should be a major player, and I hope it’s being underestimated on this board.January 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm #1203993871
mccarthy > colman > aparicio > glenn = gaga i always use letterboxd years to fill my ballots so my lineup : 1. regina hall – support the girls 2. carey mulligan – wildlife 3. thomasin mckenzie – leave no trace 4. mary kay place – diane 5. emma stone – the favourite
Oh yes, Regina Hall was excellent. Diane was a contender this past year, thoughJanuary 20, 2021 at 11:04 am #1203993330
Does anyone else think One Night in Miami is being underestimated?January 20, 2021 at 12:57 am #1203992725
Methinks Aldis Hodge and Jonathan Majors should be poll options. And, though his body of work isn’t exactly as Leading, Caleb Landry Jones.January 20, 2021 at 12:14 am #1203992706
Aparicio was good in Roma; she was very reactive and open and went about her business, and it is an effortless performance in the most beautiful way. Cuarón used Aparicio really well. Often times the main action is unfolding around Aparicio, like in this scene of her walking down the street, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP8yZL51BwM She herself doesn’t really do a lot in the scene. She simply crosses the street. But she is completely living it, which is a lot easier said than done of course. She’s at ease. Throughout the whole film, Aparicio is used beautifully well by Cuarón. Stylistically, it all comes together immaculately. But given that her role requires little doing and much reacting, I would argue that it is in many ways less of a challenge than Queen Anne, and Close’s and Collette’s characters, among others.
So I think a lot of times people are dismissive of Aparicio’s performance because she didn’t have much to do other than be herself as fully as she could. But that doesn’t mean her performance is any lesser because of that. This distinction is important. Although there are definitely some weaker moments. I think the stillbirth isn’t exactly an honest reaction.January 20, 2021 at 12:01 am #1203992691
My personal preferences in this race thus far:
1. Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami
2. Thomas Bo Larsen, Another Round
3. Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
4. Aldis Hodge, One Night in Miami
5. Eli Goree, One Night in Miami
6. Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods
7. Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
8. Glynn Turman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
9. Colman Domingo, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
(Mark Rylance, The Failure of the Sorkin Propaganda)
10. Matthew Macfadyen, The AssistantJanuary 19, 2021 at 11:40 pm #1203992674
My personal takes, not predictions
1. Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night in Miami
2. Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
3. Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
4. Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
5. Anthony Hopkins, The Father
6. Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
7. Gary Oldman, Mank
8. Steven Yeun, Minari