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November 17, 2021 at 10:19 am #1204584260
Thinking about National Board of Review awards coming up. Has anyone thought about whether or not Jodie might have a shot at Breakthrough Performance Award? This would definitely qualify as a breakthrough performance since it’s literally her second movie.November 14, 2021 at 8:06 am #1204578000
This is seriously going to be a blood bath. I can see almost any of the Top 12 on GD in the final five. I really don’t think we are going to know anything more until the precursor awards start. NBR will be telling.
The one I’m still most confident in getting nominated is Stewart. Everyone else I could see making it or getting snubbed…November 13, 2021 at 10:58 am #1204576171
The Last Duel drops on digital on November 30 so more people may see the film. It’ll also start streaming on Disney+ on December 1.
Disney plus only outside of the USA though. However (hot tip) if you have Disney plus in the US and turn on a VPN for the UK, then titles on Disney plus UK appear. I’ve tried it for several things and it worked greatNovember 13, 2021 at 9:39 am #1204576020
I have to say that I’m really curious how many people who frequent these forums have actually seen The Last Duel because I don’t recall many people ever saying that they have seen it, whereas they have done so with other movies…
If that’s true then it’s a shameNovember 12, 2021 at 2:08 pm #1204574788
Jodie Comer deserves more than some names mentioned here. She should be part of this conversation.
She doesn’t get mentioned as much for a lot of reasons, one of which is that I get the feeling a lot of people who post on here haven’t seen The Last Duel…November 12, 2021 at 11:20 am #1204574482
Pretty sure this is only outside of US so probs won’t help much campaign-wise. HBO still gets first dibs on the 20th century holdovers so can’t see Disney putting it up anywhere anytime soon unfortunately
It drops on digital on November 30, so hopefully more people see it.
it might help with BAFTA and the British members of AMPAS (which are many). I’m hoping they send out screeners too. That seems like a no brainerNovember 11, 2021 at 5:51 am #1204571564
My opinion on this is rather simple: a movie as well received as TLD is never a burden. Comer will be more than fine after this. All her three movies this year were a huge win for her, but for different reasons – some commercial, some artistic. Life of an actor in a nutshell.
No doubt. Even if she doesn’t win any awards, this has been a hell of a year for her. And as far as Duel goes, this really helped raise her profile in the industry because lots of directors (like del Toro) have seen it and she has people like Scott, Damon, Affleck, and Holofcener singing her praises. Hoping that turns into great offers for future projects.November 10, 2021 at 7:53 pm #1204570898
Yes, the NBR gala is always held in NYC. So far, only Disney’s animated films (Encanto, Luca etc) have had Q&As with the filmmakers. I hope that changes soon. I don’t know Disney’s policy when it comes to this stuff, but I hope they add events with the cast present. Jodie and Damon are free, and Affleck is shooting a film with Robert Rodriguez that reportedly wraps on November 19.
I didn’t know that about Affleck, thanks. I wonder if they will do some campaigning together since their schedules are freed up. Might as well!November 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm #1204570833
Peeps, literally no one mentioned mulligan over on the other site, let’s stop giving the account made 5 seconds ago purely to rile up comer heads and return to schedule 😌
Lol yes thanks!
Are most of the NBR folks in NYC? I feel like the extra screening might help more of them see it.November 10, 2021 at 6:59 pm #1204570789
Note: I don’t think Mulligan would have improved the BO results. My point was that her past performances, specifically from Suffragette and Promising Young Woman, and her outspoken feminist activism in general would have made her far more believable and personal. Though, I’m sure she could survive this flopping since she’s now an established star while Comer is not. Comer needed this to be a hit. The industry is hard on women, particularly when they’re newcomers.
Did you see The Last Duel, out of curiosity?November 10, 2021 at 6:35 pm #1204570730
Everyone has their opinion lol but I don’t think Carey Mulligan (who I love!!) being cast as Marguerite would have changed the box office performance of this movie at all. I’m sure she also would have been great in this role but Jodie is the single most acclaimed aspect of this film and that’s just facts. If you think Mulligan would have done better—great, that’s your opinion.
ANYWAY glad to hear they added another screening in NYC. Hoping for more screenings on top of that, maybe some Q&As too.November 10, 2021 at 11:47 am #1204569741
I don’t think Erik Anderson even saw The Last Duel. I’ve never heard him talk about it or mention it.November 10, 2021 at 11:20 am #1204569688
Lol at Clayton Davis asking why people are writing it off when pundits like him and so many others (Jazz Tangcay, Erik Anderson etc) already decided for themselves who the nominees were going to be and had Gaga and her movie high on their predictions before the film even wrapped. Sometimes it feels like a popularity contest and not even about the quality of the performances.
It truly baffled me for a while that Clayton Davis had Comer at like #21 or something in his predictions, even after the movie came out. She was like one above Emma Stone in Cruella and behind Marion Cotillard in Annette. Lol what?November 10, 2021 at 10:25 am #1204569569
Interesting article in Variety by Clayton Davis related to Ridley Scott. This quote especially captures a question I’ve been having:
“Perception can be reality, but the narrative that “The Last Duel” is critically divided has occupied conversations surrounding it. However, with an admirable 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, why are many of us writing the 20th Century Studios film off? With standout performances from stars Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck, the two could be one of those seemingly “dead in the water” contenders that come roaring back for the first half of the precursor season”Not now