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May 11, 2021 at 7:16 pm #1204251687
Veteran actor Norman Lloyd, whose feature film credits included 1945’s Spellbound, 1989’s Dead Poets Society, and 1993’s The Age of Innocence, has died at the age of 106. https://deadline.com/2021/05/norman-lloyd-dead-st-elsewhere-actor-1234754280/
RIP 🙁May 10, 2021 at 2:01 pm #1204249690
Tom Cruise has returned his Golden Globe trophies to protest the HFPAApril 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm #1204236834
I take back my earlier comments regarding the make-up job on Kidman. These new photos show that they did a better job than I thought.April 28, 2021 at 1:45 pm #1204233848
Great Gatsby: The Musical.
This is what Baz Luhrmann SHOULD’VE made.April 26, 2021 at 10:49 pm #1204230838
I wonder what lead roles there are that Meryl turned down because they were less baity but their movies ended up more accoladed on the whole.
Meryl was considered for the following Oscar-nominated performances:
Julia (she was considered for Vanessa Redgrave’s role before being cast in a smaller one)
Coming Home (in Penelope Milford’s role)
Fatal Attraction (in Glenn Close’s role)
Working Girl (in Sigourney Weaver’s role)
Thelma and Louise
The Remains of the Day
Six Degrees of Separation
FridaApril 26, 2021 at 12:22 pm #1204229766
When the nominees were first announced, I was predicting Mulligan. I switched to Davis after she won SAG, then to McDormand when she won BAFTA. I then switched back to Mulligan at the last minute when I saw the results of the “anonymous ballots” thread.
In hindsight, I should’ve known better than to predict anybody other than McDormand. The Academy seems to REALLY love her when she’s in a lead role. That’s why she won every time she was nominated in lead, and ONLY when she was nominated in lead. Every time she was nominated in supporting, she lost.
Next time McDormand is nominated (and trust me, there WILL be a next time), I’ll predict her for the win if it’s in lead, and anybody BUT her if it’s in supporting. It will take a truly undeniable lead performance from somebody else, or a truly undeniable supporting performance from McDormand for me to walk back that decision.April 26, 2021 at 11:47 am #1204229667
Riz Ahmed is Brown, the first Muslim man to be nominated at the Oscars. Let’s not club him with the White contenders.
Ahmed is the first Muslim to be nominated in lead, but he’s not the first Muslim to be nominated overall. Omar Sharif, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Mahershala Ali were/are also Muslim, but they were only nominated in supporting.
Meanwhile, Ali is the only Muslim to win an acting Oscar once, let alone twice.April 26, 2021 at 5:05 am #1204228272
All of last night’s acting wins are in the top ten oldest/youngest wins in their respective categories.
Hopkins is THE oldest Best Actor winner ever.
McDormand is the third-oldest Best Actress winner ever.
Kaluuya is the seventh-youngest Best Supporting Actor winner ever.
Youn is the third-oldest Best Supporting Actress winner ever.April 26, 2021 at 4:46 am #1204228212
Anthony Hopkins is now the oldest person to win an acting Oscar, beating Christopher Plummer’s record (which in turn was set following his win for Beginners back in 2012).April 25, 2021 at 8:49 pm #1204226678
Frances McDormand not only has more Oscars than Meryl Streep, but also won more in a quicker amount of time than Meryl. That’s insane.
Time between first and third Oscar wins:
Walter Brennan- 4 years
Jack Nicholson- 22 years
Daniel Day-Lewis- 23 years
Frances McDormand- 24 years
Ingrid Bergman- 30 years
Meryl Streep- 32 years
Katharine Hepburn- 35 yearsApril 25, 2021 at 8:44 pm #1204226599
Frances is now the third person ever to win three lead acting awards. The first was Katharine Hepburn in 1968 and the second was Daniel Day-Lewis in 2012.April 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm #1204226570
With McDormand’s win tonight, this is the first time since 2004 that the Best Actress winner won for a performance in the Best Picture winner.April 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm #1204226526
Categories I got right:
- Supporting Actor
- Supporting Actress
- Adapted Screenplay
- Animated Feature
- Animated Short
- Costume Design
- Documentary Feature
- Documentary Short
- International Feature
- Makeup and Hairstyling
- Original Score
- Visual Effects
Categories I got wrong:
- Original Screenplay
- Film Editing
- Live-Action Short
- Original Song
- Production Design
Total correct: 16/23