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January 17, 2020 at 11:42 am #1203289517
Is next year going to be the year of Frances McDormand? I sure hope. I mean you know she’ll kill Lady MacBeth in “MacBeth”, she’ll bring her signature whimsy to “The French Dispatch” – I mean she rocked Miss Clavel in “Madeline”! Finally, Nomadland. She could fraud to supporting for MacBeth and get the double noms.January 14, 2020 at 12:15 pm #1203284236
It’ll be Gerwig and Baumbach.January 14, 2020 at 5:56 am #1203283481
I think it’s less they didn’t vote for them because they’re Asian or African American or other ethnicities, it’s because they don’t prioritize their work. If you have a screener for “Joker” and “The Farewell” I think the former is the one that will get attention. It’s only films like “Parasite” that spend an entire year generating buzz off of Cannes where they might shrug and say “oh, I’ll check this out”. Otherwise I just don’t see international cinema getting the focus it deserves in the American award system. Lupita in “Us” I’d argue was mainly genre bias. Yet, it isn’t a good look that the majority of times a person of color is nominated – let alone wins – is when they’re playing an oppressed character ESPECIALLY when there are other performances where they’re not oppressed that are very much deserving of attention – Octavia Spencer in any of her nominated performances vs. “Luce” being a good example.January 13, 2020 at 5:52 am #1203279824
ZHAO SHUZHEN should be winning. ZHAO SHUZHEN gave the performance of the year. ZHAO SHUZHEN deserves better.January 12, 2020 at 5:02 pm #1203277743
Neither Gerwig or Baumbach will makes directing, but they’ll both win screenplay as consolation.January 11, 2020 at 8:31 pm #1203276001
Burning toast in the toaster.January 11, 2020 at 8:29 pm #1203275999
Can people point out where they believe the edits to be? In an earlier post I thought one was as they exited the mineshaft, but didn’t know if others caught that distortion.January 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm #1203275995
Since Renee is winning because she played Judy, I’d like Liza to accept the award on her behalf.January 11, 2020 at 4:15 am #1203275196
Rambles: It was technically amazing. I didn’t get invested in the story, though. It felt very impersonal not like I was right alongside him. It’s also very episodic by nature because you’re following the journey from one crisis to another. The production design and choreography/direction of what happened when is unmatched and should win all these categories like MMFR. I don’t know if it will. Also George MacKay was good and it’s a very physically demanding role, but I don’t think he sold the emotional nature of it – but maybe hollowness is the point. I wish they would’ve just cast relative unknowns everywhere because Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Richard Madden all took me out of the narrative. Finally – was the first edit as they exited the mineshaft? I couldn’t tell if the screen shifted because you were coming out from underground or it wasn’t a seemless edit.January 9, 2020 at 7:00 am #1203271981
It’s all about SAG ensemble at this point in my opinion.
If OUATIH wins then it’s sealed.
If Parasite wins then it’ll take Picture and could take Director.
If The Irishman wins then it’ll take either Picture or Director.
If Jojo Rabbit wins then I have no idea what’s gonna happen, but would lean towards 1917 taking Picture and Director.
Thinking it’s gonna be OUATIH.January 7, 2020 at 11:04 am #1203268917
OUATIH will take Picture if “Parasite” loses SAG.January 6, 2020 at 5:26 pm #1203267006
Sam and Fran deserved their 3 Billboard Oscars.January 6, 2020 at 11:42 am #1203266432
I know we want this to remain exciting, but truly the 4 acting categories, original song, and foreign language film are all going to repeat at the Oscars. I don’t necessarily want that to be the case, but I think the televised award season started off dry last night and will just get further into a drought. Picture, Director, and screenplay have some interest in seeing what’ll happen – but the 6 categories mentioned at the top are done deals.January 6, 2020 at 5:23 am #1203265758
Why for Renee who was probably the biggest “sure thing” of the night have such a bad speech? I think the reason Glenn swept the televised awards is because her GG speech last year was so so good. Arguably Olivia then wiped those from memory with her endearing and jolly Oscar speech. But “welcome to the family reunion” for a self imposed industry break was a dumb way to bill herself when at least 50% of the reason she’s winning is who she plays and that is saved for a last minute sentence or two as the music plays… dumb move in my opinion. Speeches at precursors are truly auditions for the Dolby.