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May 3, 2021 at 11:21 am #1204240844
I think the key difference is that Fonda and Hepburn had sentimental narratives giving them the vote. Whereas Hopkins hasn’t been this good in years and McDormand is the reason why her movie won best picture and its nonwhite female director won best director. Elephant in the room — nobody really likes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It got recognized in the craft categories but had no passion to get people wins in the last leg of the season.
I don’t think you can completely rule out sentimental narratives this time around either. It’s not all that different when they decided to give Hepburn her 4th and then leave Marsha Mason un-awarded for the 4th time. Also, Jessica Tandy and Driving Miss Daisy also gets recalled with the current winners, ironically the supporting actor was a black winner as well that year.
Long story short, the academy is still sentimental for old people and many of us ignored that aspect in predictions. It’s not just Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom because One Night In Miami didn’t get to BP either.May 3, 2021 at 11:08 am #1204240803
She played a real-life figure and based on what I’ve seen from Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bullock nailed the woman’s whole persona. So although some prefered others to win the actual prize, I think calling her acting ‘basic’ and ‘bad’ is still a stretch.
Agree, I don’t think that’s anywhere near “bad acting” at all. It’s not a showy performance and not the best of the year but hardly razzie-worthy many are making it to be.
I would definitely say Helen Hunt & Paltrow did bad acting though.May 3, 2021 at 10:59 am #1204240786
It’s definitely derogatory to dismiss Frances like that but I can relate to the disappointment of awarding a 60+ white female for a third time and a 80+ white male for a second time instead of certain others who were at their first nominations. Both wins recalling On Golden Pond some forty years ago.May 3, 2021 at 10:56 am #1204240779
I kinda thought the score of Soul was like Birdman where it wasn’t that many original compositions…
BTW I’m glad Soul was not a BP or a screenplay nominee because that’s some overrated mess.May 2, 2021 at 11:31 am #1204239424
I can’t be the only person that thinks Penn in Mystic River is one of the best Oscar-winning performances of the 21st Century.
I think you are. I mean, you have Milk at the very least. I kinda don’t even understand why Mystic River got so much Academy attention, was it because they wanted to award BOTH actors’ careers? I love both the novel and the film, by the way.
Regarding DiCaprio, I’m pretty sure there was a narrative of him winning his 5th, there were even jokes about the bear winning instead etc. The Wolf of Wall Street pushed him to the point where even the general public cared about awards for a while. That didn’t happen with a certain actress in the past couple of years who is at her 8th nomination now.
As for Ray, I see the thread got bumped a year after that, but still no arguments why Jamie Foxx is that bad. You guys would honestly put him in the same league as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Jeremy Irons, Sean Penn and Rami Malek?May 2, 2021 at 7:54 am #1204239175
When Mank premiered everyone was on the Seyfried train…May 2, 2021 at 7:52 am #1204239169
Isn’t Leo supposed to play Roosevelt? What’s with this aborted projects and stuff? He is such a diva.May 2, 2021 at 7:44 am #1204239159
Again with the lip-synching… Angela Bassett didn’t sing a single note yet many here act like that’s the best performance ever captured on screen. Lip-synching is only an argument when you dislike the discussed actress.May 2, 2021 at 7:39 am #1204239155
This is an obscure one but Barbara Harris got an Oscar nomination for a terrible Dustin Hoffman movie called Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me. The movie is so irritating and almost unwatchable but she has this little section of the film where she is just great (and nominated for it, quite an accomplishment considering the film she was in.)
I have just suffered through this one and I concur 100%, the movie itself is unbearable and a mess but Barbra Harris is exceptional in it.April 26, 2021 at 10:49 am #1204229394
Oscar voters are becoming less aware of external factors that go beyond the film/performance. How many times did we say voters wouldn’t give Frances McDormand a third Oscar or wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to honor Chadwick Boseman’s legacy? We got a taste of this when Rylance beat Stallone and Colman beat Close but now it’s more clear.
It’s clear that “narrative” is overrated. The Iron Lady & Still Alice are exceptions by now…April 26, 2021 at 7:35 am #1204228776
I’m really torn, Boseman can’t ever win now, but Hopkins also gave one of the most powerful performances I’ve seen in years which so many families can and will relate to. I can consider both of his wins iconic.
Feeling the same way… Really wanted Boseman to win but I’m also glad Hopkins has a “proper” lead win under his belt (that is not some eighteen minutes long).April 26, 2021 at 7:33 am #1204228768
Gotta say the two winners are among the all-time best here.April 26, 2021 at 7:06 am #1204228661
Did I catch it right and they used the trailer footage in the Rolex commercial alongside actual best picture winners?Not now