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November 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm #1203179898
After looking, the only instance I could find was Cate Blanchett winning in 2007 for I’m Not There, which was the first year they gave out the award. Since then, no one has been nominated and plenty of films that won the award included performances that should have easily made it? It seems like a legit rule but I can’t find it written verbatim anywhere.
hmm interesting. To be honest that could be an easy cop out for the Indies, I’d much rather the cast be nominated in their categories.
I could see something like Waves or The Farewell also getting the Robert Altman award instead of Marriage StoryNovember 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm #1203179862
I say Marriage Story gets the Robert Altman award. They usually give that to a big cast. Any other contenders to be considered? title should be updated to nominations are on the 21st. I would thing Waves, the Lighthouse, Booksmart, the farewell, Last man in San Francisco, Honeyboy, clemency, the mustang Renee Zellweger gets nom Elizabeth Moss for her smell
will Scarlett be snubbed again do you think? Now, having seen Marriage Story I do think she deserves a nominations at the very least.November 14, 2019 at 6:12 am #1203179043
It’s not even just the showy moments from Driver’s performance that impress me. I loved how he expressed Charlie’s emotions with his facial expressions throughout the movie, like when Bert was talking to Charlie while he was so frustrated, when he was eavesdropping on Henry while he was talking to that woman about what he likes about his mother and father and what crushed me the most was his face when he was holding back his tears as Henry was reading to him. It was just beautiful to see and very well done.
OH GOD YES I didnt say them because of spoilers but the micro expressions killed me. The chin wobble, the looking away in court, Adam when berts telling the joke and the talking to the home evaluator scenes I could go onNovember 14, 2019 at 4:26 am #1203178953
Just came back from Marriage Story. It is hard to articulate how much it moved me. I loved it. My #1 of the year by far even one of my favourites of all time. Baumbach films are hit or miss for me, strangely this didn’t even feel like I was watching a Baumbach film, he has matured so much.
Adam’s acting was far superior than even my high expectations, the acting in the 10 minute fight scene apartment scene alone was astounding. I’ve seen most of his filmography but this was on a different level. His microexpressions to the range of emotions he plays in that huge fight scene was incredible. He has like 4 Oscar scenes that could be used on the reel. I know its subjective blah blah blah, but so far it’s clearly the best lead male performance I’ve seen this year, in a long while actually. If he wins best actor which I think he should, I don’t think people who have seen his performance in MS would protest the win. The performance is deserving.
Scarlett was pretty good I didn’t think her monologue particularly oscar worthy but she was great in the fight scene. Adam’s acting still edged her out but she did hold her own. She’ll get a nom but I wouldn’t be surprised or disappointed if she lost. I think Laura Dern’s monologue fell victim to overhype, I wasn’t overly impressed by it to be honest. I didn’t realise I was listening to the monologue until it was over. I’ll still root for her though because its still the strongest performance in her category that I’ve seen.
As well as the acting, Baumbach’s script a star, the acerbic lines hit like a tonne of bricks and the comedy played very well during my screening he knows how to cut scenes for maximum humour effect. Although to be fair, his directing was not flashy at all, so I could totally see him missing out on a directing nom in favour of bigger names and showier directing.
A Best Picture win is on the table, I don’t think you should underestimate how well this will connect with voters particularly with the themes of family/art/divorce/hollywood etc. If us, mainstream audiences felt emotionally invested which my cinema did and had various age range from teens to grandparents, then I’m sure it will hit on a harder level for those who have lived through that similar experience.November 14, 2019 at 2:28 am #1203178889
Just saw Marriage Story. Scarlett should be safe for a nomination. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised or disappointed if she doesn’t win.November 14, 2019 at 2:27 am #1203178887
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7. MirrorNovember 12, 2019 at 11:47 pm #1203177066
Still not sold on Zellweger, I really don’t believe her comeback narrative is strong enough to differentiate her from the pack. If Close couldn’t do it with a 7 time losing steak, up against 2 first time nominees then I don’t think Zellweger can too.
It feels like there’s a groundswell of support for Charlize, who is working the circuit more with lifetime achievement awards etc and she’s also more likely to get a bp nom for Bombshell to since she’s a producers.
As for Scarlet, that remains to be seen, I don’t think the critics will support her as much as her costars but if the globes nominate her twice for MS and Jojo I think that bodes well for her Oscar. The compressed award season means there’s even more weight on the how the globes turn out, and less time for voters to watch screeners which means they’ll have to prioritise seeing big across the board contenders over films like Judy.
Luckily for Scarlett and Charlize, they have late release dates that will ensure their films have continued relevancy, Judy came out way too early and it doesn’t have the strong backing from companies like Netflix to spend $$ on campaigning.
For now I think Charlize will take it but, if the academy really goes for MS which I think they will because ultimately it’s an actors showcase about a LA vs NY hollywood divorce which is an incredibly common occurrence in hollywood. Then, I could see Scarlett winning. Despite the fact that I don’t like Scarlett irl, netflix have the capacity to build a robust narrative for her and it would top off a huge year for her being the biggest paid actress in hollywood, starring in the highest grossing film of all time and one of the most critically acclaimed film of the year.November 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm #1203175123
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Time to ask this thread another Netflix question – is it worth watching Marriage Story in the cinema? I definitely had a worse experience watching The Irishman in cinemas than I would have at home. This is shorter though.
Apparently it’s quite funny so it’s always nice to have a communal atmosphere of laughter in the cinema.
I’m seeing it in cinemas on Thursday here in AustraliaNovember 9, 2019 at 10:08 pm #1203173040
If the academy go full out with Parasite, does anyone think it’ll be nominated for best score? I think it would be deserving the score is operatic yet tense I loved it!November 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm #1203172999
In the Netflix race (aside from Driver–who I do think is a lock for the nomination of the Netflix bunch), I just have a feeling that it’s: Pryce, Murphy and then DeNiro. I don’t know why, but I’m just not feeling the DeNiro buzz for some reason. Pryce just feels like he’s got this more than the others–enough that if anyone takes the Oscar over the supposed “two-man race” between Driver and Phoenix, I think it will be him. And Murphy just seems like a legit comeback story more than Sandler which just doesn’t seem to be catching fire the way many thought it might. Eddie appears to have stolen that thunder.
I think all of them have an equal chance it all comes down to how hard they campaign I think that’ll differentiate them.
I also don’t understand the whole “they won’t nominate 4/5 actors from netflix films”. Voters aren’t looking at the ballot thinking oh I won’t vote for ____ because I already voted for 3 netflix actors.November 9, 2019 at 5:59 am #1203172224
Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that Joker has the visibility but with the film being polarizing, genre bias still being a thing (y’all don’t like to hear this but it should be considered) and credible sources like Anne Thompson saying this film didn’t sit well with the AMPAS voters she has spoken with then I can see the film getting shut out of Best Picture being a possibility.
I wonder if Joker gets snubbed in bp how that’ll be interpreted. Is it a signal of the genre bias and divisiveness of the film or does that solidify Joaquin’s oscar as all the residue love for Joker will be streamlined to him.