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September 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm #1204432321
I’m at Telluride. Waiting in lines. Bumping into old friends 🙂 It’s lovely
For everyone I’ve spoken to, Dunst is the frontrunner here. It’s almost hard to believe this moment arrived! 🙂August 29, 2021 at 1:17 pm #1204423095
I suspected Olivia Colman will be the dominant force of her film. Had she not been such a recent winner I would predict the win for this easily. I do have to wonder if Buckley playing a younger version of Colman’s character can detract her chances since a lot of supporting nominees are often lauded for their strong chemistry with the lead playing opposite against each other. And well it’s physically impossible for Buckley to play opposite of Colman because she’s the younger character of her. I appreciate your insight on Dakota’s character, Coltrane! At the moment I think I will trust Dakota to churn a good performance and she is more likely to be nominated than Buckley for the sharp contrast between Johnson and Colman. The both of them will have intense scenes together that will ooze radiance. Reminds me a lot of the Ronan and Pugh endearing dynamic producing nominations for both of them.
My pleasure! Again, I would certainly caution against taking me too seriously, for I am often very wrong.
For instance, I was surprised to see the test reactions to “Spencer,” but I am delighted by them!August 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm #1204423078
I would perhaps caution against the idea that either supporting lady is a certainty.
Primarily because Olivia Colman is so breathtaking, she dominated my thoughts even when surrounded by a wonderful ensemble, including Dakota and her adorable daughter. I am predicting both myself, because it’s early, but I wouldn’t want my opinion to affect yours too much!August 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm #1204423049
Oh, so many smiley faces. Must restrain myself.August 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm #1204423047
I got a lot of my tea from our DMs, Coltrane lol
Yes, indeed. 🙂
I read the screenplay first, which was lovely. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a talent. I’m tentative to say too much, but I will be betting highly on Olivia Colman 🙂 From the films I’ve seen to date, anyway.
It’s true that Dakota Johnson’s part is bigger. She is hardly a reserved character, showy and fun, rather! She was obviously cast with her strengths in mind. Both her and Jessie Buckley are wonderful. I can’t say who is more likely. Buckley gets pivotal moments. Johnson gets a whole canvas! In my personal opinion, Johnson is perhaps more likely. Not because she’s better, but as a woman and mother, she’s a sharp contrast to older and younger Leda.
That is just my opinion 🙂 If I’m honest, after watching the film, we conversed only about Colman. I don’t know how others feel.August 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm #1204423000
I wanted to spill something about “The Lost Daughter” because I’ve seen it 🙂August 27, 2021 at 3:03 pm #1204420214
Hullo! Will Kodi Smit-McPhee be added?August 26, 2021 at 10:03 pm #1204418645
Prematurely pouring one out for the inimitable Kirsten Dunst 🙂August 25, 2021 at 8:38 pm #1204416478
I’m certainly glad they made a decision one way or the other for Dunst at least on Gold Derby 🙂August 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm #1204403183
Ah the TikTok-to-movie star pipeline. My god I feel so old.
I don’t mean to be presumptuous of your age at all. I’m turning 70 in a week and had to ask my grand-daughter if there were TikTok users who were famous.
That’s how little I know, but happy to learn, ha! It’s great to be old. Things are better here!August 18, 2021 at 1:03 am #1204401971
Based on the book—Rose is a lead character. Totally. Again, this is just something that became a lot clearly to me on the 2nd read. She’s integral to what the book is saying, she’s the spark, she may actually have the most screen time. She has separate relationships with Phil, George, Peter, Lola throughout, and the relationship with Phil is the most prominent story. I can’t say too much because I don’t want to spoil it, but I think Rose & Phil are the beginning, middle and end of the plot, and Rose’s journey is what makes the story start to become more surreal and layered.
This is mostly correct 🙂 No need to diminish Phil per se, however. He motivates the title of the book.August 18, 2021 at 12:59 am #1204401960
Film Twitter seems to largely predict Dunst will sweep the awards in supporting.
Do check out the replies from awards pundits.
I have some info on The Power of the Dog but suffice it to say I do not see any reasonable explanation for Dunst in Supporting, other than convenience.August 16, 2021 at 9:27 pm #1204400107
Article about Soggy Bottom: https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/08/16/mgms-lion-sleeps-tonight-as-respect-falters-flag-day-scores-poor-reviews-but-soggy-bottom-story-mystery-solved-exclusive He said he spoke to two people who said the early cuts were very enjoyable.
From the above on Soggy Bottom:
Cooper’s character is named Gary, for a reason: his story is modeled on that of producer Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks’s very successful producing partner. Bradley Cooper plays a producer modeled on Jon Peters, the former hairdresser turned Barbra Streisand lover and producer who was played by Warren Beatty in “Shampoo.”
Goetzman is one of the liked people in Hollywood. He’s had a string of successes with Hanks and their Playtone company. starting with “Band of Brothers” and “That Thing You Do!” But few know his story of being a child actor and working in films like “Yours Mine & Ours” with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball; or “Divorce American Style” starring Dick van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, and Jason Robards, written by Norman Lear and directed by Bud Yorkin three years before those two hit it big with “All in the Family.”August 12, 2021 at 9:06 pm #1204394537
It is sad that maybe we won’t have another Woman of Color win for Lead Actress this Century.
Indeed. History will not look kindly on the fact that performances as breathtaking as Nicole Beharie’s in Miss Juneteenth, Helena Howard’s in Madeline’s Madeline, or Alfre Woodard’s in Clemency, to name but a few. In a most just world, Taylour Paige would be in the conversation for Zola. It’s the ghettoization of Black breakout actors.
Alas. I hope to remain cautiously optimistic that performers like Halle Berry or Tessa Thompson can indeed win if not this year then the next, or the one after that.