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March 14, 2019 at 7:08 am #1202816126
If Close is overpraised, then what are Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, any of the hot young American women who can cry on cue and people think they are a gift to acting until they age out?
Exactly. Meryl Streep has been getting nominations for merely existing, it seems, in recent years.March 14, 2019 at 7:05 am #1202816121
This thread is still alive? Omg.March 3, 2019 at 11:27 pm #1202803066
Let’s see who wins here, Netflix vs. Spielberg.March 1, 2019 at 6:34 am #1202800092
If it couldn’t happen this year, it never will. And SB will make Bohemian Rhapsody look like To Kill a Mockingbird.
But what if SB is really good movie adaptation of musical? The only problem I see, though, is that, since Academy didn’t award Swanson for this role in the past, it may not want to award Close for musical version of the same role….March 1, 2019 at 4:34 am #1202800011
She’s starring in The Crown yes, but she’s not famous simple as water, btw TC isn’t that much of a hit for that matter… purely awards bait.
It means that her career is not over, like you said it was.
I’m entitled to my opinion which is They Gave it to Colman because they couldn’t deny TF like that… it almost won 0 awards so to keep their credibility after awarding BR and BP all the night, they awarded a justified Oscar ( not that it was necessary since Close would have been a worthy winner too) to Olivia Colman.
I think they gave it to Colman because that movie industry–for some reasons–has something against Close. And Colman herself was really great.
Malek won because of the character he was playing, but was nominated because of the BO hit the movie was…
I think it was a combination of him playing iconic real life person and big BO of the movie.March 1, 2019 at 3:07 am #1202799963
Her career is over after that Oscar (actually it has never started outside from UK.)
She is starring in The Crown, which is popular in US.
we’ve seen that with the Best Actor race… As much as I adore Freddie Mercury, Christian Bale playing Cheney was better than Malek playing the gay icon … yet, Malek had got more support than Bale here… he’s clearly not the best actor (even Cooper and Mortensen were far better than him), he was just playing the kind of character gays tend to like the more.
Malek got Oscar mostly because BR was a huge BO hit and made lots of $$$. Had the movie underperformed, Malek wouldn’t have won. Bale, meanwhile, is better as an actor than Malek, yes, but his movie flopped at BO. Besides Bale already has an Oscar and Academy was not keen on giving him second one, especially Best Actor one, for a role like Cheney.February 28, 2019 at 11:43 pm #1202799845
Hurray! Great news! Looking forward to it! Get it Glenn!February 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm #1202799841
Glenn is obviously held to a different standard than other actors in her position. She has the unenviable task of inventing a new narrative to winning an Oscar.
That’s really brutal. And I mean it really shows that industry holds her to a different standard, cause this season King was able to win Oscar on her first nomination even without a SAG or BAFTA nomination!February 28, 2019 at 1:20 am #1202798619
She is mentally ill and tries to kill herself multiple times in the film(I think it’s twice right?)- she lives pathetically in the past and blindly believes that she is making her screen comeback when it all a lie. Hollywood took her and made her a star and then destroyed her self esteem and threw her into the garbage where barely anybody remembers her. You really don’t think she’s sympathetic?
For me, she is very sympathetic. I always felt sorry for her. But that’s me and we are talking if it is sympathetic for men, for male members of Academy.February 28, 2019 at 12:25 am #1202798578
Is she vulnerable enough? They really prefer a role where the character is dying/sick or maimed in some way. I’m not sure she’s sympathetic enough. And I love the role. But no missteps for Glenn.
She kills a guy. Because he wanted to leave her. Is that sympathetic – for men?February 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm #1202798510
I agree, but it looks like another case where the academy wants to reward a career, before a role. Although I’m not sure because they seem to like it when an actor plays a well-known person who has really existed, so it’s also possible that they just loved the performance.
Academy loves when actors play famous real life people. Besides all British actors who won BA in 2010s won for playing real life people – George VI, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Hawking, Winston Churchill.February 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm #1202798506
It’s kind of funny and sad watching it back and the announcer says “this is the first oscar and nomination for olivia colman”, while glenn sits there after 30 years and 7 nominations still without a win, pipped at the post again, this time by a total newcomer.
And Glenn was also dressed in gold.