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May 14, 2021 at 7:35 pm #1204255700
I think both Taylor Joy and Zendaya have been insanely overrated by everybody. I think they’re good actors and that’s about it. Olivia Cooke is 100 times better than both of them and doesn’t get the same hype.May 14, 2021 at 5:42 pm #1204255619
I meant big as in the scope of award player potential.
It’s not a historical drama. It will be more of a psychological drama based on what Carter Burwell has said
The Tragedy of Macbeth” is being shot entirely on sound stages to give the film a look untethered from reality. “It doesn’t look like Scotland,” Burwell said. “It’s more like a psychological reality. That said, it doesn’t seem stage-like either. Joel has compared it to German Expressionist film. You’re in a psychological world, and it’s pretty clear right from the beginning the way he’s shot it.”May 14, 2021 at 5:10 pm #1204255608
Weird to see how Gillian Anderson and David Duchovony went on different paths in their careers. Jon Hamm/Elisabeth Moss is another example.May 14, 2021 at 4:36 pm #1204255572
I’d rather see a biopic about Kurt Cobain, a guy who supported women and feminism, fan of RuPaul and who called out racist and homophobic fans in a show.May 14, 2021 at 3:20 pm #1204255472
1- The Norhman probably won’t be ready on time
2- I think they believe the movie has box office potential. April release date is great for blockbusters.May 14, 2021 at 3:05 pm #1204255442
The Northman will hit the theaters in April 8 of 2022. So Focus isn’t expecting it to be an Oscar player.
That leaves Last Night in Soho as the only Focus Features movie, since Belfast is going to be a shitshow.May 14, 2021 at 12:57 pm #1204255280
Talking about The Underground Railroad itself. I dare to say that the first episode is better than 90% of the movies nominated for Best Picture this season.
The Underground Railroad, I May Destroy You, The Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown would be strong competition against Watchmen.May 14, 2021 at 12:23 pm #1204255177
I just have severe doubts that they’d prefer to award someone playing a slave owner when Hawke is right there delivering an amazing, loud and baity performance as a famous slave abolitionist.
For a show with no real buzz while The Underground Railroad is right there from the guy who directed two Oscar winning performances in different movies in the last decade.
I think they just vote for the person whom performance they like the most. I don’t think who they’re playing is relevant.May 14, 2021 at 12:14 pm #1204255158
Is Joel Edgerton really going to win for playing a slave owner?
I don’t know if I agree with this kind of logic. People have won for playing villains and son of a bitches characters before. Bryan Cranston, James Gandolfini, Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage, Ann Dowd, Darren Criss, Kevin Costner and the list goes… And the fact that he gets everyone to hates him for his performance should be a reason to praise him, no ?
Edgerton is fantastic so far in The Underground Railroad and the “overdue for recognition” argument could also apply for him.
I don’t know if The Underground Railroad is going to be loved by industry, because it’s kinda weird, experimental and dark. I also think McGregor has the upper hand, but Edgerton could be a real threat if they go all in for TUR.May 14, 2021 at 6:13 am #1204254650
I’m worried about Esposito too. I don’t know if actors care about The Mandalorian that much.
If he was in one less episode of the Season 2 of The Boys then he would be eligible as guest and could win his due there.
I don’t buy Bruhl and Wyatt Russell either for the same reason. Bruhl’s character wasn’t well handled in the show, although I wouldn’t complain if he got nominated because he should be an Oscar and Emmy nominee by now, but he keeps getting snubbed.