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September 28, 2020 at 8:28 am #1203738985
From the trailer I think is pretty clear that Kaluuya is going Lead, Stanfield don’t even say a word in it.
I think the poster tripped me up, but the description on IMDB certainly seems to focus on Hampton. Very interesting supporting role for Stanfield, perhaps he’ll break through to a nomination.September 28, 2020 at 8:16 am #1203738972
Promising Young Woman is getting Best Original Screenplay nomSeptember 28, 2020 at 8:02 am #1203738955
According to Gold Derby odds, 6 of the top 7 Best Actor contenders are British. That means there could be an all British lineup for Best Actor. Has that ever happened before?
Very interesting. Imagine if Sound Of Metal broke out and Riz Ahmed was up there too.September 28, 2020 at 7:13 am #1203738897
If only Warner Bros would tell us if Kaluuya or Stanfield is lead of Judas & Black Messiah.September 23, 2020 at 8:37 am #1203729797
I May Destroy You + Michaela Coel for mini seriesSeptember 23, 2020 at 6:12 am #1203729468
I’m going for LaKeith in lead and Daniel in SupportSeptember 21, 2020 at 1:36 pm #1203726124
Neat. There wasn’t a whole lot of films this year, but the hype was definitely with those films on the board. Still wish TIFF scored some other titles this year. The Trial of The Chicago 7 should have been there, and Mank would’ve been a great fit. Same with Soul, On The Rocks and Judas and the Black Messiah… The Green Knight even feels like a TIFF film.
I wonder if the Oscars had stuck with February if we’d have had more interesting festival picks.September 21, 2020 at 10:56 am #1203725680
I read Netflix are saving Bruised and Malcolm & Marie for next year. Bruised was only a rough cut.September 15, 2020 at 3:49 am #1203707652
Happy to consider Kaluuya getting in Best Actor and Stanfeld in Supporting. I just watched trailer for The Father and Anthony Hopkins will get nominated but I’m thinking it won’t be a film voters want to watch screeners of multiple times. Whereas Judas and the Black Messiah looks very exciting and will be fresh in people’s minds.
Festival season is nearly locked so where would Judas & Black Messiah launch?September 14, 2020 at 1:47 pm #1203706085
Boseman vs Kaluuya for win, Strathairn then Chicago 7 for final two slots. I’m getting the feeling One Night In Miami is too quiet for newcomers to break through with voters.August 31, 2020 at 6:54 am #1203677338
I’m very, very interested in Judas & The Black Messiah. Daniel Kaluuya is a strong contender for either Best or Supporting Actor. Tragic hero + emotional monologues + timely subject matter = Academy catnip. I predict Lakeith will just miss out on a nomination.
Perhaps Shaka King might find an opening in Best Director if the movie takes off.August 31, 2020 at 4:57 am #1203677233
Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan play the trophy wife and daughter of an ailing man (Liam Neeson/Ralph Fiennes) who fight to control his business (criminal?). Could be period drama.
Saoirse is a charming woman scamming stupid Americans in a Martin McDonagh film. Her father (Liam Neeson) arrives from Ireland, disrupting her plans.June 10, 2020 at 3:09 am #1203525019
London will happily take Ammonite and give it lots of press. Possibly a better home for it than Toronto as BAFTA voters will be on the doorstep. It could be released in the US early 2021.
One disadvantage indie films will face is limits on screenings for Academy members. A lot of elderly Oscar voters might not want to risk a Q&A until there’s a vaccine for corona.June 9, 2020 at 7:02 am #1203523289
Amazon will push Annette if it’s released but their other big film is Louis Wain about an artist with schizophrenia. We’ve not heard anything about it for a while but given the subject matter a Best Actor nom for Benedict Cumberbatch is very possible. The director Will Sharpe has just been nominated for an acting BAFTA for Giri/Haji.June 5, 2020 at 6:01 pm #1203518249
Despite the Cannes selection label, I don’t think Ammonite will go far or will be a big hit awards season wise if released this year. Too small and insignificant in an year in which blockbusters and the big established auteurs will be prioritized because of the whole pandemic situation going on.
I don’t think Ammonite will be a huge money earner but there will be appetite for a grown up period drama alongside Dune and West Side Story. Winslet and Ronan won’t have anything else to promote and the director Francis Lee is super excited to share it. They could get a splashy premiere at London film festival in October without anyone having to hop on a plane.