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December 10, 2019 at 6:12 am #1203228698
I’m not talking about the film itself, I’m talking about all the Joaquin vs Adam discourse lately. It seems like some users are Beetlejuice, say Joaquin or Adam three times and they’ll suddenly appear, so I vow to do the same for Place.
Is this even a question? My girl Mary Kay Place. Pulls off an upset win at LAFCA and maybe like 3 people commented on it, she deserves better.
Everyone go on Hulu and watch her movie, I’m going to be an annoying stan for her from now on as karmic revenge for all the Joker mess lately.
Thank for you sharing that “Diane” was available on Hulu. I’ve watched it twice now and Mary Kay Place definitely deserves recognition for her tender, weary worn and heartbreaking performance. (Thank you Los Angeles). I’m not going to be an annoying stan (but power to you), because Place is one of three actresses that I’m cheering for this award season – thus far. I still have a few movies to see. But, I would love, LOVE to see her get SAG and Oscar nominations (even though deep down I know she won’t.) Thanks again.December 10, 2019 at 5:52 am #1203228667
Woodard has the reviews, legacy, and respect from peers to get a nomination. I think her being snubbed by the Critic’s Choice and Golden Globes could possibly help her.
I haven’t seen “Clemency” so I can’t speak to the performance, but I have been a huge fan of Alfre Woodard since forever. Curious, I did a quick search this morning for a look at her award history.
She has an impressive resume with multiple Emmy, SAG and Image awards, a Golden Globe and and Indie Spirit award. When it comes to the Academy, she only has one nomination for Cross Creek. Just one Oscar nod from way back when.
Like I said, I haven’t seen “Clemency” but I hope if she’s as good as some of the reviews I’ve read, that the Academy voters give her consideration, instead of checking the box. Like I started, I’m big fan of this remarkable actress.
But the next inmate in line for the needle, convicted cop killer Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge) — a quiet man who draws birds and comes to life only when his lawyer comes to visit — shatters the warden’s composure. And once the waterworks start, her sobs (and those of several other characters) flood the rest of the film, nearly all of them shot in static close-up with the light hitting their tear droplets just so. If Woodard is hoping for her overdue second Oscar nomination after 1983’s “Cross Creek,” she’s got a decent shot with this excruciating character arc. Yet, the actress is even better in the scenes where Bernadine simply gets drunk, even if she still can’t talk about anything but work.December 9, 2019 at 9:25 am #1203227121
Not a fan of the horror genre, but I decided to watch “Us” on HBO. I had to stop the movie to find out if that was really Lupita’s creepy voice when Red was introduced. I wondered if someone else was doing the sounds like Linda Blair in “The Exorcist”. So I looked it up on the internet and yes, she did do all the vocals. Wow, excellent acting. She was amazing – I can see why Lupita’s getting all the praise.
Back to this damn horror movie.December 9, 2019 at 8:00 am #1203226905
Just viewed “Diane” on Hulu and Mary Kay Place definitely deserves some Oscar consideration, but I know it’s not happening in a million years. I’m not saying she’s my favorite this year, but she’s definitely up there. Kudos to LA Film Critics for recognizing this beautiful, dreary performance.December 9, 2019 at 7:48 am #1203226850
I want to applaud the LA Film Critics for selecting Mary Kay Place as “Diane” for best actress. I just watched it on Hulu (I couldn’t find the post, but thanks to the person who shared that it was available on Hulu). I loved Mary Kay Place’s performance. So many beautiful moments. Dancing drunk to the jukebox. Breaking down outside the bar. The table scene with her son and his religious friends.The ending broke my heart. Broke my heart. What a stellar capture of Diane by Mary Kay Place. A performance that will be better than a few of the Oscar contenders. I can’t say it was my favorite of the year, but it’s definitely in my top 5. One final comment. When I pulled it up on Hulu, the date was 2018. Confused why Mary Kay Place is being honored for 2019 awards. But, I’m happy she is.
It reminded me of Molly Shannon in “Other People” a few years back which I thought was one of the best of the year, but her performance pretty much went unnoticed.December 8, 2019 at 8:21 pm #1203225508
No Actor and Actress in Comedy this year? I am really disappointed at no Woodard and even moreso at no Egerton. This really hurts their Oscar chances. Nothing for The Laundromat or The Report makes me wonder if they are “too political” for the awards bodies this year. And it really does look like a supporting actor lineup of former nominees is increasingly likely. At least the supporting actress categories is more welcoming to newcomers. The big question for me is whether this is the beginning of a strong Little Women reception or isolated attention from this awards body.
I forgot about Meryl Streep in “The Laundromat”. The first time I watched her performance, I scratched my head. I didn’t get it. Then, thanks to Netflix, I watched it again and I really thought it was a great performance. I’m surprised she’s not even at least on the award radar. She is Meryl Streep. She’s gotten noticed with performances that weren’t as good as “The Laundromat.”December 8, 2019 at 10:08 am #1203223830
From the Academy rules:
“The determination as to whether a role is a leading or supporting role shall be made individually by members of the branch at the time of balloting.”
The studio team decide where to place their chips in their campaigns but they can really only suggest.
Thank you. So I guess it’s the actors that determine the category. I wish the Academy would set rules instead of trusting the voters, but it’s their awards. Thanks again.December 8, 2019 at 8:37 am #1203223354
I would consider this with supporting category, it’s basically every year full of category frauds and people who are clearly co-Leads.
Does the Academy leave it up to the Acting Branch to decide if a performance is lead or supporting? Or does the Academy have guidelines on what is considered Lead or Supporting (which I think they should). Anyone know? I internet researched it but didn’t come up with anything.December 8, 2019 at 8:26 am #1203223327
Can you imagine what hell would be unleashed if for example 8/10 actors awarded in this scenerio would be a men?
It’s very good thing that there a seperate awards for actors and actresses, it would be insufferbale otherwise.
I actually agree with you – Hell would definitely be unleashed. I was part joking and part serious. I just feel every year Oscar worthy performances go Oscarless because of the category restrictions. I wish the academy would revisit how ties are awarded. Instead of having to have the exact number of votes, maybe if second place came within 10 or 15 votes than it would be considered a tie. Just my early Sunday morning thoughts.December 8, 2019 at 8:03 am #1203223298
I like when the critic awards are all over the place and we not seeing the same person winning every award for a particular category.
Why? Because each acting category has more than one award worthy performance.
Best Actor: Driver and Phoenix – loved both performances.
Best Actress: Zellweger and Johansson and Awkwafina – Renee’s Judy has been my favorite until I watched the other two performances. And I think it still is, but the other ladies were also excellent.
I’m watching “US” in the next few day as I noticed it was on Amazon Prime. We’ll see what Lupita Nyong’o brings to the Oscar race.
My letter to the Academy – honor best performances, not specifically Actor, Actress and Supporting performances. I know, I know. It’s never going to happen.December 6, 2019 at 3:07 pm #1203220478
I also waited the whole movie for Dern’s “big scene” and didn’t realize it had already happened. I think she was great and did the most she could have with that material, but this will definitely be a career win and if the movie wasn’t a BP contender she probably wouldn’t be in the conversation. I also agree that people are awarding her here not only for MS but also BLL and LW. But again, I personally wouldn’t have nominated Janney or King in the past couple of years and they both swept. So this category seems to have become a career Oscar category..
I agree. Laura Dern was really good, but not Oscar worthy, imho.
A funny thing happened while I was watching “A Marriage Story.” For some reason, I thought Laura Dern was playing Nicole’s mother. So when her character first came on screen, I thought what happened to her looks until I realized that it wasn’t her, but Julie Hagerty. I thought Hagerty gave the worst, over the top performance, in a film that was brilliant in every other way. What happened to your directing skills on this one performance, Noah?December 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm #1203220460
I really can’t decide so I didn’t vote. I thought both performances were equal displays of outstanding acting.
Maybe when I see Antonio Banderas’ performance, he will be my tie-breaker.December 6, 2019 at 8:12 am #1203219989
Happy to see Julianne Moore (one of my favorite actresses), Wesley Snipes, “Dolemite is my Name” in Ensemble, Rolling Stone Review in Doc, and Baumbach in both director and screenplay.
But no Pacino in supporting with six nominations in that category. And yet Paquin got noticed over Jessie Buckley and Lulu Wang. At first I thought because they were recognized in Breakthrough they couldn’t get recognized in supporting. Then I saw Pugh get in both categories.December 6, 2019 at 7:56 am #1203219956
I just watched “Marriage Story”. Driver definitely gives one of the best performances of the year. What an opportunity for an actor to play a character so well written by Noah Baumbach. I loved this script. The writer really captured two very flawed people going through such a difficult process. I went back and forth from liking and disliking both based on how effectively human they were written. Well done, Noah!
I’ve now seen two terrific, and very different, performances that are both award worthy. Joaquin Phoenix is equally as good as “The Joker”. If I was an award voter, I would have a really hard time picking between the two actors. Two great performances by two actors portraying two different characters so beautifully.
And there is also Antonio Banderas getting raves in “Pain and Glory”- which I haven’t seen yet. Interesting Oscar race shaping up for best actor.