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October 29, 2020 at 5:18 am #1203809084
Do we know for sure Leo is lead and not supporting in Don’t Look Up? Could’ve sworn I read somewhere the film was going to be about two female scientists (Lawrence and Blanchett) but can’t seem to find it…
I believe DiCaprio and Lawrence are playing the scientists, and Blanchett is playing some sort of media figure?October 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm #1203808411
I’m not sure both Nightmare Alley and Soggy Bottom will release next year. Some of the big contenders will be saved for 2022-23 season. It’s just going to be too crowded now that even more movies are being delayed.
I’ve said this before, but there’s just not going to be space in the schedule. It could take a few years to catch up.October 28, 2020 at 11:59 am #1203807968
This looks absolutely appalling… https://twitter.com/RottenTomatoes/status/1321470994402304000
It’s a Bowie biopic that was soundly rejected by the family and features none of his music because they refused permission. It might as well not even be about him.
When is it releasing?October 28, 2020 at 2:38 am #1203807284
I am not too sure about either, tbh… Jennifer’s movie will come out in august which doesn’t really seem like a good date (on the 11th of august, not even the end of)… Blonde is said to be very strange, not your typical biopic and probably not what the academy usually goes for…Ana is also rumoured to have very little dialogue.
Blackkklansman came out in August and ended up with six noms. It makes it harder but it’s not impossible (in fairness BKKK had big buzz after winning the GP at Cannes).
And yeah Blonde is supposed to be super experimental and features almost no dialogue. It’s a biopic but not as the Academy knows it. It could definitely be too weird.October 27, 2020 at 9:44 am #1203805347
Especially the fact he got in for Sniper over David Oyelowo.
There’s a part of me that wants him to just win one so he can cool it with his intense thirst, but I also think there are so many more interesting actors and performances out there than some of his nominations so I’m also happy for him to stay Oscarless for now.October 27, 2020 at 4:51 am #1203804844
Many would argue he didn’t deserve nominations for American Sniper and American Hustle – I would disagree.
Personally I find the fact he got nominated for either of these, never mind both, is ludicrous. I do think he’s getting in for at least one of his movies next year and I agree he’s very charismatic but his open, unabashed thirst for the Oscar is kind of off putting.October 27, 2020 at 4:44 am #1203804832
Early Actor pred: 1. Adam Driver (Annette) 2. Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up) 3. Christian Bale (Amsterdam) 4. Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) 5. Will Smith (King Richard)
I can see this, with potentially Cooper for Nightmare Alley swapped in instead of Bale/Driver. Driver will have the performance (and a lot to do, which the Academy loves to reward) but Carax’s Carax-ness could be an obstacle unless the names involved are enough to get a lot of eyes on it.
David O’Russell is great at getting actors nominations and Bale always has the performance too but I have no idea what Amsterdam is about so that’s why I’d potentially swap him. That and this is O’Russell’s first big film since it came out he’s kind of a creep, which is sure to come up again around awards time.October 26, 2020 at 2:49 pm #1203804024
We don’t even know the context of this ‘good terminator, bad terminator’ line, but it sounds like just some quirky metaphor used by Glenn Close’s character. Did she say it in real life? Is it in the book? I don’t know, but I’m loathe to consider it as evidence of the supposed crappiness of Hillbilly Elegy – not yet, anyway.
Its just a crappy quote. Good, bad or neutral? How is that supposed to be any kind of wisdom?October 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm #1203803746
Netflix absolutely did not prioritise Irishman and Marriage Story equally – they prioritised each in the categories they thought they had a shot in. Like how they didn’t really make any kind of Supporting Actor push for Alan Alda because of Pacino/Pesci and as soon as it became obvious deNiro had no support they went all in for Driver in Lead.
This year they will likely do the same – if it becomes apparent that one or more of their Actress contenders has a lot less support they will drop them and get behind the other/s.October 26, 2020 at 8:09 am #1203803142
I don’t understand the resistance to Denzel Washington? He’s the exception to the rule for Black actors at the Academy. He will win a 3rd and have double digit number for nods. And everyone seems to insist someone else will get their first!
It’s nothing to do with Denzel and everything to do with upcoming projects – Pacino is closer and could get there for Gucci, Blanchett is three away sure but she has a raft of stuff coming up – post Macbeth, which would only take him to nine, Denzel’s slate is a bit unknown.
No one is saying he won’t get there, but it’s not ludicrous to assume that someone gets there first.October 25, 2020 at 5:19 pm #1203802094
Critics are actually extremely open minded. They don’t care about the genre of your movie. If your performance is THAT good, they’ll vote for you.
Yup. I mentioned Adam Sandler elsewhere but he’s relevant here too – he overcame a ton of ‘Adam Sandler only makes crappy comedies’ bias last year because the critics recognised the performance for what it was, which was brilliant, and didn’t take any of that other stuff into account.October 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm #1203801946
This a tough one, but I ended up going with DiCaprio. Since he has probably the most work coming up and a lot of upcoming baity roles for just next year alone. But I wouldn’t be suprised if Pacino or Denzel get 10 first. Since they are much closer to 10 then DiCaprio is, and also have baity performances on the way as well.
Denzel doesn’t have anything coming up super-soon after Macbeth so both he and Pacino can easily be leapfrogged by one of the others who are racking up more projects.
That said, I went with Pacino because there is a path for him to do it next year, even with internal competition from the rest of his cast.