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June 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm #1204284242
Greta Gerwig is phenomenal as an actress when Baumbach lets her indulge in her idiosyncrasies (Greenberg, Frances Ha) and she also has serious acting chops independent of him (20th Century Women). I can’t wait to see her act again!
Greta deserved an Oscar nomination for that.May 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm #1204251270
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris will be released in March 2022.
So that leaves Belfast, Last Night in Soho and The Northman. One of those will be Focus’ main push (if not two like when they had Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread, maybe Last Night in Soho and The Northman?)
Man, I hope Isabelle Huppert will have a baity supporting role in this.May 10, 2021 at 7:28 pm #1204250170
They will block each other lol I want someone new to win. Two years in a row and I’m still waiting. That said I need Madame Cotillard to have as many nominations as possible
I think Cotillard is great, but I’d love to see the Academy rewarding someone due; whether they are due for a first nomination, like Kirsten Dunst OR due for a first win, like Toni Collette.
Spread the wealth, Academy. Although I liked the last 2 lauded actresses, I was particularly heartbroken this year for Mulligan (even if McDormand is my favorite actress). It was bizarre to see her table in almost complete dark when her name was announced. I assume Carey won’t want to work with Soderbergh 🙂May 10, 2021 at 7:19 pm #1204250162
I would love to see NBC broadcasting a new awards show.
“The Snubbed Awards” – rules would be:
– critics and industry could vote (a mix between Critics Choice / SAG / WGA and DGA voting groups)
– they would vote for performers / writers / directors snubbed (including nominations) at the previous Oscar. Therefore, it would be the LAST event of the awards season.
Or maybe they might sign a contract with Razzie Awards.May 10, 2021 at 2:25 pm #1204249758
Viola Davis didn’t deserve a nomination for Lead Actress in Oscars 2021.May 9, 2021 at 5:36 pm #1204248570
McDormand is a legend and proves that you don’t have to do those awkward roundtable talks or go to idiot late night shows (like imbecile Colbert calling Isabelle Huppert, the french Meryl Streep).
She’s above all that and I’m proud of it, as a fan.May 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm #1204248565
Cate Blanchett – Nightmare Alley Charlotte Rampling – Bernadetta Tilda Swinton – Three Thousand Years of Longing Ann Dowd – Mass Frances McDormand – The Tragedy of Macbeth Isabelle Huppert – Joan Vera
Rampling was robbed back in Oscars 2016, but I believe she has a supporting female performance to Virginie Efira in Benedetta. Her role anyway looks like a juicy one, but I’m afraid the sexual theme will not play well with the Academy (just see Mulligan this year).May 4, 2021 at 12:44 pm #1204242469
Love this list as they are all so deserving, but I can’t decide between these two. Dunst was snubbed badly for Interview with the Vampire which would have been an iconic career boosting and rare nomination for a horror movie. Blunt has shown more versatility in her career so far than many recent Oscar winners, unfortunately she’s never been in a Best Picture nominee. Once she has this fortune she should finally be locked perhaps even for a win.
Dunst was snubbed badly for Melancholia. If was nominated that year, she would me more deserving than Meryl Streep.May 1, 2021 at 8:18 pm #1204238716
Last Night in Soho seems so overrated already, can’t see it going much beyond techs. Already mourning for Toni Collette, she may sweep critics again and be snubbed due to genre bias. The Academy doesn’t only need to diversify membership based on race but also diversity attitudes to genre.
Hereditary says hello to Nightmare Alley.
Having just watched “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”, I think Collette was great in her supporting turn in the film. I hope she overcomes the bias like she did in “The Sixth Sense”.April 28, 2021 at 5:44 pm #1204234150
The way Frances doesn’t play the game of constant promotion (appearing in artificial late night interviews) makes all her 3 wins a lot cooler.
Answering another thread user, the fact Frances McDormand didn’t play a real person in Nomadland, doesn’t reduce her value. I preferred to see Mulligan winning this last Sunday? Yes. However, better seeing McDormand winning a 3rd than seeing Davis winning for a bordeline supporting performance (it smells like fraud category like Rooney Mara in Carol). I’d be ok to see Day winning too because she was the sole good aspect of her film (and she TRULY sang. And she was the LEAD of her film).
And it tires me too much to see lazy people claiming that McDormand repeats her characters along her films.April 28, 2021 at 5:23 pm #1204234123
All I want is for next year to finally see Kristen Stewart getting her first nomination and Toni Collette to finally win. The latter esp. is the most overdue working actress. Yes, I said that. I do think she’s the most overdue with an impeccable film career from the mid-90s. Muriel, The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, Japanese Story, The Hours, In Her Shoes, Little Miss Sunshine, Hereditary, Knives Out, I’m Thinking of Ending Things…not to mention a bunch of indies like The Dead Girl, Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger, The Way Way Back….the fact that she is not an Oscar-winner is really upsetting.
Well, she was a critics darling during the 2018 season (along with Colman) despite that grade D in Cinemascore, but suffered due to genre bias (as Lupita would pass thought the following year).April 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm #1204232526
What was the most recent film to win the top prize at Cannes, and go on to win the Oscar? Is Cannes still relevant?
A small koren movie did this back in 2020.
And yes, Cannes is still relevant, and more entertaining than Oscars. Also, it does reward better (both picure and acting). I’d love to see my idol McDormand getting out a bit of her American bubble and getting to win at trifecta festivals (Berlin / Cannes / Venice) like Julianne Moore did.