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November 24, 2020 at 12:08 pm #1203866124
The power of First Cow shall be unleashed here.
November 19, 2020 at 10:24 pm #1203849390
I thought Nabhaan Rizwan would make it for Mogul Mowgli in Promising Newcomer but it’s not even in the longlist. Riz Ahmed is also out in Breakthrough Producer.November 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm #1203846971
As much as it pains me to say it because he’s such a great actor and we need better South Asian representation, Riz Ahmed will not get in. Maybe he could if he had one movie, but he’s got both Sound of Metal (the one which could theoretically get him a nomination) and Mogul Mowgli (the one he seems interested in promoting but which seems fairly inaccessible to American voters) and so could cancel himself out even if he was in the running. He might get in at the BAFTAs with the six person lineup and their comparatively greater embrace of South Asian focused films.
Riz is promoting now Mogul Mowgli because is his current one, just released, and the most personal to him, so he extra cares for the movie to be seen. But he has done quite some press for Sound of Metal earlier, and will go back to it later and with all. He and his team know what they have. It’s all about timing and the Oscars still are a long road to go.
Splitting votes won’t happen. All the attention will go to Sound of Metal. But he will win Actor at the BIFAs for Mogul Mowgli and might get multiple nominations there, as Debut Screenwriter and Breakthrough Producer too. I just know.November 17, 2020 at 10:27 am #1203843568
Of course they do, especially the last decade (and they certainly don’t hurt). Every winner since In A Better World has had noteworthy international festival slots and/or award recognition before being nominated.
You are right! It’s better to have them and it sure helps. But they are not a guaranteed advantage. A case could be made of all the recent movies getting major festival mentions and yet not even making it to the short list, or even not generating real awards buzz.
So what I meant is that is not a decisive factor.November 16, 2020 at 6:21 pm #1203841988
Michel Franco serve jury baits. Cheap shocks. That’s why he has an impressive and consistent track at festivals over his career. But his movies has accomplished nothing outside that circuit, they’re not good awards players.
A far superior film from him, After Lucía, was selected to represent México in 2012. Didn’t even make it to the short list. A winner of the Un Certain Regard at Cannes.
Prizes and mentions in festivals doesn’t weight in as might seem at the Oscar race.
The AMACC did a fine, congruent choice selecting I’m No Longer Here. Backed by Netflix, already campaigned with support from Cuarón and Del Toro, winner of 10 Arieles, AND a good movie.
Not even getting into other factors that matter, but to leave it there, New Order is just a horrible movie.
I still think I Carry You With Me was our best bet though.November 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm #1203841947
This is Diane Warren’s time to shine. There’s no undeniable hit and I think she can come through with one of her songs. Io si seems pretty strong.
If this will prevent her to keep throwing generic ballads for every other film that could be a nomination pass AND the Academy eagerness to nominate them, yes please.
Win this and back off.November 15, 2020 at 11:44 am #1203838915
On the ongoing list of songs that won’t get the attention they deserve but should have, I add one of my favorites of the year.
“REAL” by E$tado Unido feat. Stéphanie Janaina from Ema.October 31, 2020 at 1:22 pm #1203813476
José Saramago is just way too complex and inaccessible to get adapted just like that. Blindness is literally one of his most philosophical books. It’s just too complex. Baltasar and Blimunda, on the other hand, would be an amazing adaption with the right director/writer. After watching The Favourite, I think Yorgos Lanthimos would do a phenomenal job.
Lanthimos adapting Saramago is what dreams are made of.October 29, 2020 at 11:34 pm #1203810776
correction: first oscar nomination.
I meant first acting win coming from Fincher movies.October 29, 2020 at 11:26 pm #1203810762
I’d love to see Soul coming from behind to snatch Original. It’s what Pete Docter deserves.
Fifth time’s the charm?October 29, 2020 at 11:21 pm #1203810754
Who would have thought that Amanda Seyfried could get the first acting Oscar for a Fincher movie?
I’m so here for that.October 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm #1203809959
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II > Frank Langella > Mark Rylance >October 29, 2020 at 3:18 pm #1203809953
Yes. Next year or not, it will happen.October 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm #1203809852
If the Academy had more of an edge, could consider “Once Kings” by Riz Ahmed from Mogul Mowgli.
But more often than not it’s quite clear with their Warren, Pasek-Paul, Newman, and so on, they like it bland and chewed.