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November 18, 2019 at 7:29 am #1203184774
What if they push Brad Pitt to lead? That’ll make a lot of sense to me. But it seems they’re tired of going against studio’s category choices
I’m not sure if it will but I would love it if this happened. Unless he pulls a Catherine Zeta-Jones (which is unlikely in today’s precursor climate) he would allow someone else to start their sweep. But if there’s a huge early push to reward him they would probably have mercy, they obviously didn’t care about Portman last year lol
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FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 18, 2019 at 7:08 am #1203184730
Kaluuya was deserving nominee but he wouldn’t have had made it if it weren’t for allegations against James Franco who won GG Comedy that year.
Washington would have missed, Kaluuya made every precursor and was in a BP-nominated film so he would have been safe
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 18, 2019 at 7:01 am #1203184681
After rewatching Closer, I can say that Clive Owen and Natalie Portman losing respectively to Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby and Cate Blanchett in The Aviator was sort of a mess and both of those performances are overrated
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1203183711
Tbh Menzies was my MVP for Episode 1
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm #1203182667
I wish, lol.
What are your thoughts on the Criterion Channel?
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm #1203182429
Nicholson had one of the best runs of any actor ever from the late 60’s to the late 80’s. All of the other actors are incredible but I’m not sure they could have done what he did with Five Easy Pieces, which I honestly think is one of the best performances of all time.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 16, 2019 at 11:32 am #1203182202
OUATIH lol, everything since then has been pirated
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm #1203181440
I just checked it out and i got scared just reading the plot summary. She deserves more visibility.
It’s a seriously wacky movie, great throwback to the great Italian giallos of the 60s/70s. A24 botched the fuck out of its release though, I don’t think she’ll get any attention at all this season which is a shame.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm #1203181417
Local stan here to tell you that as far as female horror performances go, Marianne Jean-Baptiste deserves attention for her performance in In Fabric. Fuckin rollercoaster of a movie, all of you should go see it.
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 15, 2019 at 8:22 am #1203180719
Tbh I would see Ford v Ferrari appealing to primarily steak eaters and there are sooo many other films vying for their attention that I’m holding off on major categories for now but I can see it doing really well below-the-line
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 15, 2019 at 7:09 am #1203180651
I was just joking around about Sasha’ s fierce nature. Have you ever noticed anyone successful at trying to intimidate her? I think I just misinterpreted your meaning, as I was saying she would be fiercer about the support she gave.
I could be totally off-base but I do trust her industry insight as she was making cogent arguments for Colman when she was seen as incredibly unlikely. She did constantly flip-flop on whether WTSU or Chernobyl would sweep, but she’s gotten enough right for me to appreciate her. Since I feel so in the dark about who’s truly capable of taking it all the way right now, I want some of that same insight; the last thing I remember her saying is that people in the industry were calling Renée a lock for a win and that Alfre likely wouldn’t happen, I wonder if she feels the same way right now.
She was also stanning Mary Kay Place which increased my love for her tenfold, lol.
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FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 14, 2019 at 9:28 pm #1203180243
It’s a lot harder to analyze these earlier races since precursors weren’t as influential and a lot of it was putting your ear to the ground and listening to see who had the most buzz at the time.
-Who knows in ’72, I think all The Godfather men vote-split anyways so he likely wasn’t too far off from Caan or Duvall wherever he placed. I want to say 3rd because he was unknown at the time, but he had considerably more screentime than the other two so it’s anyone’s guess.
-For ’73, I would say 50/50 2nd or 3rd based on what I’ve read of that race (which is fairly limited so I could be wrong), Pacino and Nicholson did have some goodwill going into that night and both were considered strong possibilities as they were both up-and-coming popular actors giving baity performances. I don’t remember hearing about any specific passion for Redford’s individual performance, but he could have very well been a beneficiary of The Sting’s popularity. I think given his competition that Jack Lemmon was considered a slight upset? Again, someone correct me if I’m wrong.
-For ’74, I want to say strong 2nd but Carney comes off as somewhat of an upset as well so Pacino probably vote-split with Nicholson once again. Godfather Part II was huge that year and he would have made sense as a beneficiary of that sweep, then again Chinatown was as well.
-’75, I would say solidly second. I would say he was in a similar position as Nicholson despite his persona where he was building up a repertoire and earning the respect of Academy members, Nicholson had the edge only because his film was so undeniably big that year. Had Cuckoo’s Nest not been there, I think there would have been a narrative of it being his time after coming so close so many times as Nicholson had. Matthau already had his career Oscar.
-’79, I want to say 4th or (maybe) 5th, Hoffman was once again the beneficiary of a sweep and Peter Sellers likely got his fair share of overdue votes. I want to say Scheider third as it was obviously a popular film, and between Pacino and Lemmon I have no idea. Both come off as name-checks with considerably less passion than the contenders, but I’d like to think voters would have been pensive to give Lemmon a third Oscar so soon so Pacino makes sense.
-’90, I know very little about this race but Davison won the Globe so he makes sense as second. After such a long gap between nominations I want to say Pacino was officially in overdue territory, even though it’s not a great performance he was probably solidly third.
-’92, he had to be 4th or 5th, maybe only slightly above Paymer. Imo he should have won here instead of in Leading though lol
FYC: Mary Kay Place in DianeNovember 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm #1203179915
hmm interesting. To be honest that could be an easy cop out for the Indies, I’d much rather the cast be nominated in their categories. I could see something like Waves or The Farewell also getting the Robert Altman award instead of Marriage Story
Their voting pattern is pretty inconsistent, I mean Suspiria won last year so they might find Marriage Story too mainstream. But it really does scream “ensemble” sort of like Moonlight and Spotlight did, so maybe? Idk, we’ll see. This website will be a mess if it doesn’t win and ScarJo gets snubbed again lol.
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