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September 12, 2020 at 8:58 am #1203700829
I concur that Field of Dreams is a terrible nominee. It’s basically tv movie material.September 12, 2020 at 2:07 am #1203700370
https://twitter.com/VanityFair/status/1304136193408479233 looks like Kate Winslet’s shameless oscar campaign has begun!
God, she is horrible. I always forget she is the thirstiest!September 12, 2020 at 2:02 am #1203700365
Bumping for some appreciation of Goldie Hawn & Steve Martin in Housesitter, what a great comedy and performances!September 12, 2020 at 1:56 am #1203700357
Roger Ebert called it though and predicted Tomei for the win.
A legendary prediction!
Cross Creek is such a well-made movie, both actors deserved their nods, just like the score and the costumes. Steenburgen should have made it in, not a fan of Educating Rita at all.September 12, 2020 at 1:54 am #1203700355
Chances of Dune after the trailer?September 12, 2020 at 1:50 am #1203700351
Is Rango any good though?September 12, 2020 at 1:48 am #1203700346
Best picture: 1987, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2011 & 2018.September 12, 2020 at 1:46 am #1203700344
Will Madonna and Whitney compete?September 12, 2020 at 1:45 am #1203700342
An interesting one. I note some people are claiming racism and that may very well be true to some degree. After all we don’t know the real personal views of voting members. However, I think that ones of the primary reasons that Denzel Washington has failed to gain any BFTA nominations is that his Oscar nominated films don’t really resonate outside of the US, or more so Europe in general. His action films over the years have been huge amongst all international audiences but films like Glory, Malcolm X, Hurricane, Fences simply held little interest to international viewers. Fences for a small intimate drama did excellent box office in the US (nearly $58 million) but died internationally (just under $7).Cry Freedom was nowhere near as popular in 1987/88 as expected, Roman J. Israel, Esq was barely released outside of the US and Training Day was seen as little more than an action thriller. A hit with audiences but a no-goer critical outside the US. Even something accessible as Flight did much better in the US than in the rest of the world. I do think the perception of Denzel Washington as being a great actor differs from within the US to outside of the US. He is held in high regard in the US but not near as much outside.
I think Denzel definitely suffers from a weird filmography. He seems to be in basically only two types of movies and like you said the non-action films are not something that would gain a proper worldwide audience, while those action thriller movies make him seen less serious…September 12, 2020 at 1:42 am #1203700336
Would have voted for The Favourite ladies as well, but from this list it’s The Help and it ain’t even close.September 12, 2020 at 1:38 am #1203700334
Haven’t seen Private Benjamin but I love the other four. It’s surely my fav performance of Burstyn.September 12, 2020 at 1:32 am #1203700327
Well at least she finally acknowledges her has-been state, something she’s been denying for the last decade.
It’s also ironic she does this after Elton, conidering the early 2000s when he was pressed she was still successful.