Boss Baby is the most infamous one, but I remember The Croods being pretty bad too. It’s been so long since I’ve seen earlier nominees like Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron or Brother Bear but I remember not being too impressed by those either.
The winner I personally like the least is Rango, though I understand it was a weak field (and that my…[Read more]
manakamana replied to the topic What's your choice from the line-up of William Holden's win? in the forum Movies 1 month ago
Brando is actually my favorite performance of these, but I don’t have a problem with Holden’s win and I think Monty deserved it most for A Place in the Sun but he’s beautiful in FHTE as well and should have won at some point.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Too much effort with too little payoff:
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Joaquin P…[Read more]
I would be more for merging the categories into general Female and Male performances. I’m not sure why supporting performances necessarily need their own categories, but if a stellar one stands out as worthy of recognition then it should be able to make a broader gendered category. As for this gender split, as opposed to other categories, it makes…[Read more]
Vivien Leigh, Gone with the Wind
Takashi Shimura, Ikiru
Katharine Hepburn, The Lion in Winter
Albert Dieudonné, Napoléon
Maria Falconetti, The Passion of Joan of Arc
Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher
Isabelle Adjani, Possession
Laurence Olivier, Richard III
Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List
Dirk Bogarde, The Servant
1. Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite
2. Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
3. Ang Lee, Life of Pi
4. Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
5. Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
6. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
7. Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
8. Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
9. Alejandro G. Innaritu, Birdman
10. Alejandro G. Innaritu, The Revenant
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Call Me By Your Name
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Social Network
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Little…[Read more]
Right, the precursors often try to just predict rather than go by the actual performance, which is why the Sylvester Stallones and Glenn Closes of the world wound up crashing and burning once the actual Oscars were announced in favor of the more typical and prestigious and critically respected performances.
Yeeess. I wish they had also recognized Le Saux for High Life but he, Mathonx2 and The Lighthouse alone would’ve been better than that boring ASC list.
Has a cinematographer ever missed a nomination after sweeping the top 3 critics? I already saw that The Master was the only NSFC winner to miss since 2006.
The most generous thing you can say is that the repetitive and shallow material requires him to act out as he does in the film, but I think it’s really hard to argue he’s somehow more “subtle” than Driver in Marriage Story, which is what I was responding to. But to me it’s a schtick we’ve seen Joaquin do better with more interesting material.
Hot and wrong. The only real OTT moment people point to with Driver is the fight scene, which is what makes it effective in that moment.
It’s not even his best moment in the film, though imo.
Joker was shown to general audiences long before Marriage Story and got AACTA noms for Picture, Director and Screenplay (Marriage Story was snubbed in all of those, plus Dern).
The only surge they seemed to miss was Marriage Story’s when doing nominations, with Joker’s buzz petering out now.
The track records are strongest in the Lead categories. The only Actors who won here to go on to lose were Keaton and Ejiofor, and the only Actresses to were Aussies Cate as Carol and Margot as Tonya. They even called wins like Dujardin, Streep, and Colman before others did.
Idk about Saoirse’s chances to win but thre nomination at least seems…[Read more]
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