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July 6, 2020 at 10:20 am #1203570347
Definitely a make up Oscar which sucks because he was so much better in Dog Day Afternoon and the two Godfather films. Denzel Washington, hands down, gave the best performance that year. Actually, one of the best performances of the decade!June 25, 2020 at 5:36 am #1203551076
I’ll think I’ll rewatch it today. It’s been awhile.June 20, 2020 at 6:26 am #1203543418
Jamie Foxx might win his second Oscar for playing Mike Tyson.
From the list you provided, I would say Christian Bale although he should already have his second Academy Award. And in a just Oscar world which doesn’t exist, Al Pacino and Joaquin Phoenix should already have bookends.May 10, 2020 at 6:19 am #1203474187
I just watched Netflix’s “The Half of It” and really enjoyed this simple coming of age story. It won’t even make a blip on the award’s radar, although I thought Leah Lewis was excellent and wish I could predict her. I also liked the actor Daniel Diemer – he was very believable as a the flustered, crushing on the pretty girl who was out of his league, high school jock. I loved how the relationship between Ellie and Paul played out.
Just had a fun time watching this film which I could predict it for something, but I know that would ring hollow.May 5, 2020 at 6:59 am #1203464190
What a hoot of a show. Flower dancing and trips to dreamland – what’s not to like. I can’t say I loved “Hollywood” but I did really enjoy the ride. Winding roads, bumpy gravel and potholes.
It reminded me of the time I hitchhiked to Chicago and got picked up by a couple of hippies who turned me on to my first joint. I was eighteen and got high and paranoid and was on cloud nine all at the same time.
The only thing missing was Mabel Normand references.April 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm #1203446194
Lord of the Flies, A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye were my three favorite books in high school. I read Catcher on my own since my high school thought it was inappropriate.
Glad to see a new film version of Lord of the Flies in the works as it has the potential to be beautiful with Guadagnino directing. I like hearing this.April 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm #1203444100
It’s got to be Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine. The man did absolutely nothing special in that movie to deserve the award, let alone the nomination.
Then I guess Michael Caine in Cider House Rules, he wasn’t bad but all the other nominees were far more deserving. Wasted award.
Good old political Oscar raised it’s head when Alan Arkin beat the well deserved Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls”. I don’t blame Murphy for exiting early that evening.April 23, 2020 at 1:26 pm #1203444091
Mahershala Ali in Moonlight would have to be up there for the sheer nothingness of the role and nothing more than a passable performance.
I personally liked Ali’s performance in “Moonlight” but it’s his win for “The Green Book” that irks me – not that it wasn’t a solid performance, it was as a co-lead, but Richard Grant gave such a moving performance in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and should have won the supporting Oscar. The last scene with him in the bar speaking to Lee for the last time broke me. Can I ever forgive Oscar for this one? I’m trying..April 16, 2020 at 6:26 am #1203429851
Just finished season 3 of “Ozark” and thought it was excellent on many levels. I just love Ruth – the award to the actor who uses the word f@ck the most goes to Julie Garner. I’m assuming the way it ended, there will be another season 4 with the left twists. Definitely could be another excellent season if written right.
Up next in my isolation – “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C.J. Walker” with Octavia Spencer – very excited to watch.
p.s. I tried the “Tiger King” but couldn’t get halfway through episode 2. A train wreck I had no problem looking away from.April 7, 2020 at 10:25 am #1203414232
“The Departed” although you can make the case for “The Irishman” “Silence” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Something about “The Departed” that I really love – watch it on a regular basis.April 7, 2020 at 6:07 am #1203413796
Jodie Foster. The Academy got this one right!April 7, 2020 at 6:05 am #1203413793
The Oscar nominees for Best Actress of 1981 were:
Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond – WINNER
Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Marsha Mason, Only When I Laugh
Susan Sarandon, Atlantic City
Diane Keaton, Reds
All five of these actresses gave Oscar worthy performances in my opinion, with my personal favorite being Diane Keaton since I adored “Reds” and she was terrific in it. But, Faye Dunaway should have definitely been in the top 5, replacing Marsha Mason (who was excellent as well as her co-stars James Coco and Joan Hackett). Excellent year for women in film.March 26, 2020 at 6:33 am #1203394943
I can’t believe that aside from Berry, only three WOC came more or less close to winning (Goldberg, Bassett and Davis, with Davis probably coming the closest). This is legit sickening how women of color are constantly overlooked while Hollywood stays rewarding some of these pretty white girls for mediocre performances. Ugh
I wonder how close Gabourey Sidibe came to winning a Lead Actress Oscar for “Precious”. In my opinion, she was so much better than Sandra Bullock, who I do love but just didn’t think she was Oscar worthy in “The Blind Side”. I guess Hollywood was more interested in giving their box office draw an award over the better performance in 2009.