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November 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm #1203880247
Biopics tend to be popular at the Oscars, particularly biopics about singers in the Best Actress category (including just last year’s winner Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland).
The article literally says Viola is the frontrunner, Kirby and Mcdormand are not winning and Andra is THE dark horse.
That’s just that person’s opinion. It’s no more relevant than the opinions of the users of this forum. And the fact that somebody won just last year for starring in a singer biopic is actually a big challenge for Day. Two singer biopic roles winning back-to-back? Extremely unlikely. It didn’t work for Taron Egerton. He didn’t even get nominated for an Oscar, despite the fact that he was playing a beloved music icon and the film was a box office smash.November 28, 2020 at 11:09 am #1203879985
Not people dropping volpi cup winner Kirby playing mother who lost child off the cliff for Zendaya playing kisses with Denzel’s talentless son for a basically filmed play. On another note, we definitely need some Day reviews kicking in, because this race sits with no solid frontrunner at the moment and it’s boring.
We have a very clear frontrunner and that’s Kirby. She actually won an award for her performance. None of the other contenders have won anything for their performances. When the other awards start pouring in during the next couple of months then we can have a better idea of how the race is shaping up. But even then, I wouldn’t put too much stock in critics’ awards. Last year’s winner (Zellweger) didn’t win any of the “Trifecta”. All she won was the NBR and few regional critics awards, and yet she still won the Oscar. Not to mention that the Volpi Cup is awarded by people in the industry.November 28, 2020 at 10:27 am #1203879876
Update: Fernanda Montenegro says she would’ve give the Oscar to Cate Blanchett
That’s awesome, and I agree totally! That was Cate’s best performance. She was still in her 20s at the time, and for her to deliver such a strong performance at a young age was quite impressive.November 28, 2020 at 8:56 am #1203879664
Jessica Lange’s best actress win has my favorite backstory ever. The movie was filmed in 1990, the director later died of AIDS, the studio went bust and the movie was shelved for a few years…until it was finally released in 1994, and Lange wound up winning an Oscar for it.November 27, 2020 at 8:11 pm #1203878741
I would’ve given Meryl a third Oscar for Out of Africa (she totally carried the film on her shoulders) but Geraldine Page was fantastic and nuanced in The Trip to Bountiful. I don’t see Page’s Oscar as a “career Oscar” at all. That was a masterclass from a veteran actress. So she deserved her win.
Hilary Swank rightfully won for two groundbreaking female roles: playing a transman and a female boxer.
Jodie Foster did not deserve either of her wins, but Sally Field did deserve both her wins.November 27, 2020 at 7:53 pm #1203878706
Ew Kirstie Alley (racist trump supporter) , why use her as example. Stop embarrassing Kirby.
That’s narrow minded. Being a Trump supporter is not synonymous with being a racist, and Kirstie previously voted for Obama. Besides, Kirby is going to need all the votes she can get.November 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm #1203878627
By the way, the actress Kirstie Alley (who happens to be a member of the Academy) tweeted that she’s been watching The Crown. I think she’s still on season 2. She actually mentioned Princess Margaret in one of her tweets! So who knows, perhaps she might feel inclined to vote for Kirby in POAW when the time comes.November 27, 2020 at 7:02 pm #1203878595
LMAO! Glenn’s controversial comments about Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar have become a good form of publicity for both Glenn and Hillbilly Elegy. Here’s an article from today that mentions those comments AND Hillbilly Elegy. https://people.com/movies/glenn-close-gwyneth-paltrow-oscar-win-awards-season/November 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm #1203878518
Not saying she won’t get in or win but I had no idea who Andra Day was until like two months ago. I mean I had heard of Rise Up because when it was released it was used in a tonne of shows over here (gosh it was so annoying when it essentially became the anthem of BBC evening dramas) but I had no idea who sung it and I highly doubt people who don’t follow music have either.
Seriously! People on here want to claim that Kirby isn’t well-known, but I doubt most of the public has ever even heard of Andra Day. I’m sure a lot of people have heard Andra’s song (especially when played in commercials and whatnot) but I doubt they know who sings it. And even if some people know her name, she’s basically just a one-hit wonder.November 27, 2020 at 6:15 pm #1203878495
The movie itself is rather boring and overlong, but it’s got a MAGNIFICENT performance from Emily Watson. So I guess I…love it for her performance.November 27, 2020 at 2:39 pm #1203878161
This article by Matt Neglia came up on my feed. Considering what we’ve been talking about throughout the last 8 pages of the thread it’s an interesting read for everyone when it comes to the race (regardless of who you think is winning). https://www.nextbestpicture.com/latest/the-academys-history-with-the-ingenue-in-best-actress
Sasha Stone listed POAW as one of the top 10 BP contenders. I trust her judgment because she has actually seen most of the films that are up for Oscar contention. She also has Shia Labeouf as a “strong contender” for the best supporting actor lineup.November 27, 2020 at 10:23 am #1203877649
The Lee Daniels worship on here is ridiculous. Between Precious and The Butler, he directed The Paperboy which was a box office bomb. The Butler despite being Oscar bait and having a famous cast didn’t get any Oscar nominations.November 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm #1203875669
I actually think that the controversy over Glenn’s comments about Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar is inadvertently serving as a form of publicity for Hillbilly Elegy LOL. There’s been several articles about the controversy already. Look at this particular article about the controversy — at the end it says “Hillbilly Elegy is on Netflix now”.November 26, 2020 at 9:34 am #1203875234
Stop with this false narrative that Pieces of a Woman is inaccessible. Its subject matter is pretty timely. I can even see it making BP line-up. And Kirby’s no newcomer. She’s exactly what this category was created for. To award new rising female stars. She’s in two huge franchises. She’s young and pretty. She’s also talented. Academy members are gonna embrace her. That Volpi Cup win helps her. She’s #1 priority for Netflix. They’re gonna shower HFPA members with gifts. But even without them she’s a lock to win GG. As for people claiming Viola should go supporting. Why should she? Yes, her role is supporting
I agree with what you said about Kirby. I too believe that the movie may actually wind up with a BP nomination, especially since it’s got Netflix behind it. I honestly think that the naysayers will be surprised. It doesn’t matter if some people on here consider Kirby a “newcomer”. This performance might actually wind up being considered undeniable. As for Viola being supporting, by going lead she would be taking away a spot from a genuine lead performance.