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January 18, 2020 at 10:22 pm #1203291608
Picture goes to 1917January 13, 2020 at 6:07 pm #1203282832
Not only that but Rocketman as a whole got shutout. They probably didn’t nominate it because of Bohemian Rhapsody last year but Im still shocked that it underperformed
Rocketman got a song nom.
So, what may have happened with Egerton? Wasn’t he like doing double duty campaign-wise? I mean, it’s kind of weird that the thirst only paid off to Erivo, and not Taron or JLo.
Came out long ago, not a priority must watch (bottom of the screener pile), musical biopic exhaustion. It’s one thing to invite 80 HFPA members to your birthday party, but I doubt even Elton could foot the bill for 8000 academy members.January 13, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203281271
It irks the hell out of me the way Joker gets dismissed as a movie for bitter white men. The character resonated with me more than any other has in a long time, and I’m neither white nor male (bitter I’ll claim). I won’t deny there’s a certain subset of asshats who’ve hitched their wagon to this movie, but the media plays a part on that for their over the top scaremongering and negativity.
Im neither white nor male either and I’m still baffled that it seems to escape all the Joker detractors that the biggest pieces of shit antagonists in the movie are all *gasp* rich white men! Murray Franklin, Thomas Wayne, the corrupt cops, the Jordan Belford stock bros, they all white dudes!January 13, 2020 at 7:31 am #1203280856
I didn’t expect Marriage Story to fizzle out like it has. It is this years A Star Is Born and Dern will be it’s token win
The writings been on the wall for MS for a few weeks now even before the Globes. People just didn’t want to acknowledge it.January 13, 2020 at 5:33 am #1203279439
People seem to be forgetting that JLo, fairly or unfairly, had a shitty onset rep for a very long time. She treated below the line crew like garbage. Maybe she’s changed but you can’t ignore her history. Her rep has followed her for years.January 13, 2020 at 5:27 am #1203279337
Damn I just switched out Bates, had her the entire season til Saturday.
Always knew JLo was never getting in.January 7, 2020 at 8:53 am #1203268395
And as a Driver fan I feel like all I read lately is Joker/Phoenix fans shitting on Adam Driver and his performance and going nyeah, nyeah, nyeah, hahahahahaha! And it’s not very nice. I love Joaquin Phoenix. I’ve been a fan of his forever. I thought he was brilliant in Joker, and I don’t like being “against” him, but my God, the arrogance and pettiness and sheer shittiness of so many Phoenix stans and how they are talking about Driver is just NOT cool. (And I feel your pain about The Last Jedi–I adore that film and will never understand the issues people have with it.)
Driver hasn’t even been a part of any discussions I’ve engaged in regarding Best Actor. I just dislike the attempts by some to smear Phoenix as another Affleck or Oldman as a means of boosting their fave.
Adam Driver will have his day, just not this year. It sucks for his fans, I get it. As a Timo stan, I was really pulling for him in 2017, even against all sense and logic– but at some point you gotta accept the (near) inevitable.January 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm #1203267010
The were able to overcome that because their bad behavior was years ago. Also Casey gave the best performance of the decade, something that was truly undeniable, and Oldman benefited from a very weak field and the general public seeming him overdue.
Lol what? The allegations against Affleck came out only six years prior. He is just very, very fortunate to avoid MeToo by a year.
Affleck and Oldman were accused of actual sexual and physical assault against women while Phoenix… gave a snotty backstage interview? Way to downplay VAWAG. What exactly is his bad behavior?
2017 was one of the strongest lead actor competitions of the decade, save maybe Denzel. Any year with a DDL performance alone can’t be called “very weak” and Chalamet and Kaluuya are two of the major acting discoveries of the 00’s. It’s fine if you wanna rewrite history because you don’t want Joaquin to win, but at least make the arguments somewhat plausible.January 5, 2020 at 11:39 pm #1203265458
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Franco was a different case. He had accusations leveled against him during the beginning of the Me Too movement, and even then, Elton John is more likely to inspire voters than Tommy Wiseau. Taron’s win was huge. He beat fellow Oscar contenders Murphy and DiCaprio, the latter of whom was in one of the biggest films of the night. It would’ve been very easy to give Leo the win, but they went for Taron. I think he’s getting in, quite deservingly if I might add.
And the other four actors I listed? Were they a different case?
Taron has been campaigning for almost a year and part of his team’s strategy was to get him noticed by the Globes as a springboard for the Oscars. Which hey, that first part— it worked! But at the same time it’s far easier to shake hands and sway the votes of 80 people than the thousands in the Academy.
Y’all need to reread. If he gets in, great. I’m not knocking him, I have him in sixth. But those thinking he’s going to WIN cuz Rami did it, the people I was addressing, are delusional.January 5, 2020 at 11:21 pm #1203265439
Um when was the last time an actor who won B.A at the Globes missed the nomination at the Oscars? It’s unlikely to happen. Let’s stop with the delusion.
Um, James Franco all of two years ago. Before that Paul Giamatti in 2010. RDJ in 2009. Colin Farrell in 2008. SBC for Borat in 2006. Want me to keep going?January 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm #1203265419
You guys underestimated the shit out of Taron Egerton. I had him #1 from the start. He could be the Rami Malek of this year.
We had a Rami last year. We’re not getting two in a row.
The nom, if he gets it, is Taron’s reward. Still think he’s gonna have to knock down Bale and possibly DeNiro to get there.