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March 22, 2023 at 7:39 am #1205359660
Does anyone know why they didn’t cast Cynthia Erivo as Celie? To me, she’s the logical choice since she has more film and tv experience and she’s obviously played the part on stage.
I think the transition from stage to film can be challenging and that’s really why I will be surprised if Fantasia is even nominated for BA.ReplyMarch 22, 2023 at 7:19 am #1205359635
Gloria Stuart should not have been nominated for Titanic. Leo definitely should have been nominated.ReplyMarch 21, 2023 at 5:52 am #1205358581
I thought she was lead. I thought Chadwick should have been supporting.ReplyMarch 19, 2023 at 12:21 pm #1205357179
Rebecca Hall should have been nominated for SA for The Town. She is the best part of that (great) film.
Sean Penn and Marcia Gay Harden were fantastic in Mystic River.ReplyMarch 17, 2023 at 9:01 am #1205355399
Eddie Redmayne is the best part of the Les Mis movie. Better than Hathaway for me.ReplyMarch 16, 2023 at 6:42 pm #1205354799
Jonathan Majors, Emily Blunt, Anya Taylor-JoyReplyMarch 15, 2023 at 5:20 pm #1205353474
I saw Creed 3. Didn’t love it as much as the prior poster but it’s highly entertaining. Jordan showed real strength as a director and he had moments of very good acting, though I still find him somewhat limited (but incredibly attractive). Tessa Thompson was great as always. The biggest takeaway for me was that Jonathan Majors is the real deal. He steals every scene he is in and is completely mesmerizing as a performer.ReplyMarch 15, 2023 at 4:27 pm #1205353411
Nothing in Oscar history will shock me more than Fantasia Barrino delivering an Oscar-nominated performance in The Color Purple.ReplyMarch 15, 2023 at 10:32 am #1205353067
Worst: BirdmanReplyMarch 15, 2023 at 6:48 am #1205352832
Top Gun Maverick is a horrendous joke of a film and further proof that the Academy should go back to 5 films.
Judd Hirsch is a great actor but had no business being nominated for Fabelmans.
I agree with the prior poster who said that Paul Mescal is overrated in Aftersun.ReplyMarch 14, 2023 at 4:17 pm #1205352383
I don’t understand the hesitancy behind The Color Purple. The original movie holds the record for most nominations without a win! The musical has received three Tonys and fifteen nominations! The major players are Fantasia (Grammy winner and twelve-time nominee), Colman Domingo (Emmy winner and Tony nominee), Danielle Brooks (Tony nominee), and Taraji P. Henson (Oscar and Emmy nominee)! Oprah and Spielberg are producing! It is so Locked with a capital L.
A few years ago, there was huge excitement here and elsewhere for Dear Evan Hansen and Ben Platt I was even excited to see Jennifer Hudson slay Memory in Cats
I’m a huge musical fan so I hope it works out better this year.March 14, 2023 at 9:25 am #1205351908
Some of these movies will be bombs- it always happens. I will put my money on Color Purple (musicals are so tough, film director and star largely untested on big screen) and Maestro (don’t love the feedback from early viewers or the need to make lots of changes, nor the heavy Cooper makeup). I bet Barbie bombs with audiences – too adult for kids and too odd for a lot of adults, plus Gosling looks ridiculous.
I honestly hope I’m wrong about all 3 of these.March 13, 2023 at 10:10 am #1205350647
I don’t think Dana’s take is hateful, but she undercuts her whole argument by saying Not since Joaquin!!!. He won 3 years ago. So it’s not that big a deal to award an actor in a crappy movie.
My personal opinion is that Joker and Whale were miles better than Bohemian Rhapsody. So were Phoenix and Fraser vs Malek.March 13, 2023 at 10:07 am #1205350644
There is nothing woke about a white straight man in a fat suit winning. Butler lost this because of his behavior during awards season. He was a relative newbie running around like he was Daniel Day Lewis and enough voters were over it.March 13, 2023 at 9:45 am #1205350572
I hope Maestro is good. Would make me feel a bit better about Cooper being robbed for ASIB and Mulligan for PYW.
I am a huge Nolan fan so I hope Oppenheimer is as good as it should be. I’m still bitter about waiting years for Tenet.Not now