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April 25, 2021 at 8:51 am #1204221121
I know a lot of people think I’m cuckoo or over doing it but from what I’ve been taught, calling out such comments is the first step to erasing such mentality.
Again, I didn’t say anything racist. Andra Day will not read that, nor would she give a damn if she did.April 25, 2021 at 8:44 am #1204221100
Day-Lewis has a wider voice, accent and general character range, although Hopkins is far more naturalistic.
As someone above said, for most of Day-Lewis’ post 2000s work, you can feel the performer-y element in his work even though he is extremely method as an actor and wants to live and breathe his characters. Hopkins has a more classical feel as a performer, tends to find truth in his character from the people/things around him and his character’s personal circumstances rather than full on transforming into his character like DDL does.
DDL’s performances in the 20th Century were a lot like Hopkins’ in general in a lot of ways – more understated and naturalistic.
Depends on what you want really – both are among the greatest actors ever, and both give two of the greatest performances of the 21st Century (There Will Be Blood, The Father).April 25, 2021 at 8:37 am #1204221078
I don’t need a racist like you or wattswhatever to tell me if I’m ‘okay’ or not.
You need help from someone close to you to see that not everyone you encounter is a racist. Especially when they don’t regard a Black actress’s work as superior to a White one.
And this is coming from someone who likes both Andra and Viola. The latter deserves a win, sure. But what I’m saying is that these two don’t deserve it more than Mulligan.April 25, 2021 at 8:20 am #1204221051
Ignoring racist retorts is nothing new here and that has everything to do with the owners being white.
There’s the answer to my question – you’re not okay.April 25, 2021 at 7:49 am #1204220967
Reported. Waiting to see if any action is taken or the white folks here will ignore it like they usually do.
What does this have to do with the owners being white? You okay?April 25, 2021 at 7:18 am #1204220861
If Hopkins wins, casual film fans and people who really aren’t that well acquainted with films in general (or who haven’t seen “The Father”) will be coming with pitchforks to the Dolby Theatre and/or Hopkins’ Malibu estate. Fuck that noise. Hopkins flat out deserves this wins. It would be up there with Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master” not winning or Mickey Rourke getting robbed back in the day for “The Wrestler”.
Funny thing – Boseman actually does deserve to win. But Hopkins deserves it way more.April 25, 2021 at 7:13 am #1204220844
It will be a crime if Andra Day wins lol
I think there is an equally compelling case for both Davis and Mulligan winning, but Mulligan (in my opinion of course) gives the better performance so that’s where I’m going with my prediction. Simple but justified right?April 5, 2021 at 6:21 am #1204179030
…why is Viola Davis even nominated for her performance, let alone winning major awards? Her deceased costar is far better than her in this film and should be the only one getting the awards. Actors branch were on the good stuff when casting their ballots, and most likely will be for the Oscars lolMarch 24, 2021 at 3:22 am #1204154654
If Hopkins does attend it will be extremely surprising. He’s known to be very unfazed by awards in general. I hope he does. His all-time great performance, even in a little clip, deserves to be highlighted, win or no win.March 24, 2021 at 12:12 am #1204154551
Although I think Hopkins gives his best ever performance in “The Father” and one of the top five or ten in the 21st Century, Chadwick Boseman is most certainly not undeserving of a win for this film. There’s a reason he’s in this category and is the frontrunner for a posthumous victory – he gave a great performance and people recognise that.March 22, 2021 at 8:13 am #1204150598
I hate to have to say this, but posthumous nominations and of course wins are extremely rare. Posthumous Oscar wins for acting are posthumous wins not merely because of the person’s passing, they have to be great performances hands down. It’s obvious Hopkins, who is a proud yet personable man himself (and who is simply put the best actor in this category) isn’t campaigning and attending awards events out of respect for Mr Boseman. That goes for the remaining 3 nominees in Ahmed, Yeun and Oldman. They all know the inherent respect in Hollywood that Chadwick Boseman had and always will have in spite of his tragic passing.
Now I say this as gently as possible: had Chadwick not died, there would obviously be a lot more competition for the win. As it is now, it’s clear that none of the other nominees really want to promote themselves or campaign at all because they know that it would be in poor taste. Boseman’s record the season isn’t like, say, Heath Ledger’s was back in the day. Ledger was about as close to undeniable as one could get, and he cleaned up almost every single award, whereas Boseman has always had strong competition from Ahmed, Hopkins and the unnominated Delroy Lindo. Boseman might have not even gotten nominated let alone win. Say he did get nominated, he might very well have won in a much tighter category where first place votes would fly different places left and right.
But I think that if we were looking at the Oscars marathon through a sphere where Boseman was still with us, I think we would be feeling his chances held back by the film underperforming at the Oscars in this hypothetical timeline (“Ma Rainey” missing BP and Screenplay).March 17, 2021 at 4:25 am #1204140275
Viola Davis is a great, dare say fantastic actor, but she has a rather limited range. She doesn’t vary the types of characters she portrays at all. Most of them are pretty similar to herself. It’s surprising really.March 15, 2021 at 7:51 am #1204133837
I’m really starting to wonder if Mads was close to getting into Best Actor
In my opinion he would have richly deserved it but the category as it is, is actually extremely good in general. Better than Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress in my opinion, and just shy of Best Actress.Not now