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April 27, 2021 at 1:46 pm #1204232117
I finally watched The Father. Not only did Anthony Hopkins deserve this Oscar, but I think this is my favorite movie of the year. I didn’t expect this film to be so good. I wish I would have seen The Father before I voted in the Gold Derby Awards because I would have voted for Hopkins – one of the best performances I’ve seen in a long while – and the movie for best film. The academy got this one right – and I usually disagree with their choices.
Damn, this movie broke me.April 26, 2021 at 5:48 am #1204228414
During the In Memoriam tribute, each person who passed should get equal amount of time on screen. Parts of the tribute went too fast, almost like they were glossing over certain people. Not cool.April 26, 2021 at 4:55 am #1204228245
Besides the no acting clips, my biggest gripe about last night’s awards were the order of presentation. Shouldn’t the last four awards go to Director, Best Actress and Best Actor and finally, Best Picture? I know it’s the same old, same old but aren’t these the top four awards at the Oscars? Next year, why not just start with Best Picture and then end the ceremony with Best Animated Short.
Although I was pulling for Andra Day and Chadwick Boseman, congratulations to Frances McDormand (loved her performance) and Anthony Hopkins (I’m watching The Father this evening).
My favorite presenter was Joaquin Phoenix and my favorite acceptance speech was Frances McDormand when she won Best Actress. Oh, and her wolf howl in the Best Picture speech. Loved it!April 26, 2021 at 4:38 am #1204228181
Show clips, not nominees’ faces. What’s the point if not promoting the nominated films?
My interest in the movies started when I was about ten after watching an Oscar telecast. Going to the movies was just something my family didn’t do unless it was family night at the drive-in when mom would pop a bunch of popcorn and fill a cooler with Shasta soda. And usually, the car speaker wasn’t very clear and us kids played on the swing set instead of watching the movie.
But, after watching my first Oscar telecast, I wanted to go to the movies to see these wonderful films that I saw various clips from. I had to know what these movies were about and who these best actors were. I love the acting clips, the best picture clips, the costumes, the set directions and cinematography shots. The Oscars are about the movies and last night I learned more about the people nominated instead of the movies they were nominated for. Show the clips! Promote the films!April 25, 2021 at 6:26 am #1204220748
Could you please close the Oscar prediction center so I can stop going there and making changes – just kidding!
I woke up this morning and changed best actress to Carey Mulligan – then changed to Andra Day (my favorite) – then went back to Viola Davis. Crazy huh? Love this category!April 23, 2021 at 4:03 pm #1204218074
Such a touch category to call. I keep going back and forth between Mulligan and Day and Davis. My preference is Andra Day because I loved her Billie Holiday, but Viola Davis and Carey Mulligan were also very good as were Frances McDormand and Vanessa Kirby (I rewatched Pieces of a Woman and liked Kirby’s performance more the second go around). And I’ve seen Nomadland three times – for McDormand but more so for the vibe of this film. I love it.
I think I’m going to go with Viola Davis since she won SAG and she did give an Oscar caliber performance. But so did Day and so did Mulligan and so did McDormand and so did Kirby. This is how the Oscars are supposed to be – five stellar performances that any actor could win. Love this category.
What’s a dude to do? Yep. Going with Viola Davis here.April 23, 2021 at 3:55 pm #1204218063
I am inching closer and closer to Anthony…..
1) Those ballots saying “Chadwick will win, but I will vote for Anthony” are telling. This may not be everyone, but it may be enough to topple Chadwick.
Weren’t Oscar voters saying that they knew Glenn Close was winning but they voted for Olivia Colman instead because they obviously loved the performance better. And they assumed Close was locked – like most of the rest of the planet.
That said, I don’t see no way Chadwick Boseman is losing this award. Hopkins has made it close but will fall short. If somehow Anthony Hopkins name is read on Oscar night, I will be more shaken and shocked than when I heard Olivia Colman instead of Glenn Close. And trust me, I was shocked and shaken.
Picking Chadwick Boseman here.April 5, 2021 at 9:16 am #1204179471
What a wonderful moment at last night’s SAG award when Youn Yuh-jung was announced best supporting actress – her acceptance was priceless. If I was a betting man, I would put my money on Youn winning the Oscar. But, these supporting categories at the Academy Awards can still surprise.
I’m not counting out Bakalova or Glenn Close. Bakalova because she seems to have quite a bit of support and Close because I think there are quite a few Oscar voters who want to finally give Close the award. The question is will it be enough? I don’t think so and I think that helps Yuh-jung. And the fact that her performance is so much better. I expect to hear either Yuh-jung or Bakalova’s name called on Oscar night – I’m hoping my ears hear “and the Oscar goes to Youn Yuh-jung.”March 28, 2021 at 7:04 am #1204162350
I picked It Happened One Night – excellent film and one of my favorite best actress wins!
p.s. I would have picked The Wizard of Oz if it would have won instead of Gone with the Wind. Gone with the Wind is great until after Atlanta burns. I understand it’s an adaptation but it gets very ‘soap operish’ in the last half.March 25, 2021 at 9:45 am #1204157632
I always used to say that I found both Godfather movies to be overrated but I actually rewatched both of them (I would prefer to forget the existence of the third one) and I finally found myself in agreement that both were masterpieces.
The problem with The Godfather, Part 3, is it pales to the masterpieces of the first two Godfather films. By itself, it is a decent movie. It just can’t compete with the brilliance of The Godfather and The Godfather, Part 2.
I voted for The Godfather only because I was limited to one vote. The Godfather, Part 2 is a rare sequel that is just as good as the first one and I almost voted for it. Both are masterpieces. I probably picked part 1 for the restaurant scene where Michael begins his journey in becoming The Godfather.March 20, 2021 at 5:31 am #1204146570
Since the expansion of best picture category, all of the best actor winners come from a best picture nominee. Sir Tony has a better reviewed performance in a better reviewed movie. An upset could be in the making in the best actor category. Don’t say it is impossible until the Oscar envelope opens.
I can’t see Chadwick Boseman losing no matter how terrific Hopkins is in “The Father.” Of course, I thought Glenn Close was a given for “The Wife.” So there is always that possibility.
Nah – it’s not happening. Chadwick Boseman will win a well deserved Oscar. In my opinion, he is the one acting lock. Female actor races are not locked in and Kaluuya is almost a lock.
I just wish Chadwick Boseman was still here – hopefully, somewhere, out there, in the spirit worlds, he will know he’s an Oscar winner.March 17, 2021 at 6:11 am #1204140360
I’m kind of sad Burstyn wasn’t nominated. I remember in an article she said she was determined to be the oldest person alive to be nominated at the Oscars to make a profound statement. She never really took off besides her critics choice nomination. She has a fine monologue in the film thats really cheesy and poorly written.
I thought Burstyn’s performance was better than at least two of the nominees. Of course, I haven’t seen the other two. It would have been nice to see her in this fun and hard to predict category.March 16, 2021 at 6:50 am #1204137806
I didn’t know someone named Youn Yuh Jong in a movie named MIRANI nominated. Is her performance any good?
Spell check and do not post before coffee I tell myself again and again. I haven’t seen Youn Yuh-jung in Minari but I hear good things…March 16, 2021 at 5:19 am #1204137616
Youn may win cause it, apart from the quality of her performance, will add to the diversity. BA and BSA will 100% go to Boseman and Kaluuya, two black actors. Youn will be Asian actress who wins BSA. If they’ll go with Day for Best Actress, then they will have 4 POC winners for the first time in history.
I was thinking about that and I think you may be right. Then I got a little sad when I thought about the acting winners photograph and Boseman would be missing. Really sad.