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April 7, 2023 at 6:04 pm #1205382099
Just finished an hour ago. From start to finish, I binged all in one sitting. It’s good. Really really good.
There’s two acts. Ep 1-6 sets the stage with the first few mins of Ep 1 not wasting any time getting to the heart of the plot. Each passing episode the stakes get higher & higher. It just doesn’t slow down. Then we hit the 2nd act from Ep 7-10, with 9 & 10 I think being some of the finest writing I’ve seen in any series. Also be on the look out for the choice of music (throwbacks to the ’90s & ’00s) at the each of episode. It’s funny, emotional and riveting.
Yeun & Wong give stellar performances and will definitely garner Emmy consideration…but I think they’ve got a serious shot at the SAG Ensemble for Comedy. The one acting performance who IMO stole the show is David Choe, who plays Isaac (Yeun’s character’s cousin) and in real life is an aclaimed artist who created the artwork for the opening titles of each episode. I also expect consideratons from writing & directing.
9.5/10ReplyMarch 18, 2023 at 7:23 pm #1205356789
1. Cate Blanchett, “Tar”
2. Michelle Yeoh, “EEAAO”
3. Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
4. Danielle Deadwyler, “Till”
5. Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
6. Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
7. Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”
8. Andra Day, “The U.S. vs. Billie Holliday”
9. Viola Davis, “The Woman King”
10. Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”
11. Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”
12. Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
13. Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”
14. Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
15. Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”
16. Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
17. Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
18. Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”March 18, 2023 at 12:36 pm #1205356463
1. Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)
2. Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
3. Ruth Negga (Passing)
4. Kerry Condon (THe Banshees of Inisherin)
5. Stephanie Hsu (EEAAO)
6. Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
7. Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
8. Olivia Colman (The Father)
9. Ellen Burstyn (Pieces of a Woman)
10. Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
11. Hong Chau (The Whale)
12. Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
13. Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
14. Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
15. Jamie Lee Curtis (EEAAO)
16. Judi Dench (Belfast)
17. Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)March 13, 2023 at 9:17 am #1205350509
Anyone coming over here and asking who JLC is and why she is so “revered” has no business being on a movie forum.
Presuming these posters are Gen-Z’s, I could be wrong – they’d know who she was before EEAAO but unless you’ve lived in the 80s & 90s you wouldn’t have a clue as to the cultural impact she had. But as a teenager watching her movies, I didn’t know she belonged to Hollywood royalty nor did I even know who Janet Leigh or Tony Curtis was until I was in my 20s and got serious with films. It’s why we all need to take a step back and understand the context to her win.
Did she have the best supporting performance? No. But on a personal note, I did smile to know she’s now an Oscar winning actress at her age. She’s doesn’t feel like a Paltrow or a Witherspoon in that she wasn’t privileged in being handed roles that would garner her Oscar attention. She was content on continuing her career, no complaints and this role just found her and that’s something to admire.
*Thanks for correcting me on “Wish” for “Fish”. I stayed up late so I’m not my coherent self this morning.March 13, 2023 at 8:33 am #1205350417
Without JLC I can guarantee you that Michelle Yeoh would not have won the Academy Award. Yeoh stans will agree with me.
Also got to give props to A24’s PR team. Aside from Yeoh’s IG blunder, they were tremendous in promoting the s#!t out of this film. They also had Fraser appear in every media outlet known to man. For Christ’s sake, this guy is on the verge of a nervous breakdown in nearly every interview but for them to pull this off is quite an achievement. They knew what message needed to go out and they executed their objectives beautifully.March 13, 2023 at 7:55 am #1205350349
Like seriously, why is she so revered ? Is it a US thing ? Before Scream Queens, I had never heard of her apart from the Halloween films.
She was huge in the 90s and she was in a lot of movies that I grew up watching as a kid (“Trading Places”, “My Girl” to name a few). My dad’s in love with her, heck ask any dude over the age of 60 and they’ll tell you how smoking hot she was.
She starred in one of my all-time favs, “True Lies”. But perhaps her best acting performance is from “A Fish Named Wanda”, which I highly recommend.
IMO she’s a solid actress, highly respected in the industry and generally does great with what she’s given…but she’s a “popcorn” genre actor and not been given more serious, transformative roles that would test her range.
Yes, she’s been born into privilege but anyone that has worked with her will say she’s one of the warmest, congenial movie stars to work with. She shows up to the sets early and usually stays in the sets even after her takes are done to help support her colleagues. Multiply that by a few hundred projects she’s worked in over the many decades…and voila.March 13, 2023 at 7:34 am #1205350307
1. Ke Huy Quan – Best Supporting ActorReply
2. Women Talking – Best Adapted Screenplay
3. All Quiet – Best International
4. Brendan Fraser – Best Actor
5. Daniels – Best Director
6. Michelle Yeoh – Best Actress
7. RRR – Best Song
8. Navalny – Best Documentary
9. Black Panther Wakanda Forever – Best Costume
10. An Irish Goodbye – Best Live Action ShortMarch 13, 2023 at 6:30 am #1205350191
You didn’t, no worries. I’m just tired of seeing the same thing being said over and over again. I actually liked BAFTA doing something different this season (I would have given it to Quan instead of Keoghan though). EEAAO sweeping with the Brits too would have been tedious and Europe’s love for a film war is not surprising considering history and what’s happening right now.
Though I didn’t agree with some of the winners from BAFTA this year I wholeheartedly agree with you and respect that they aren’t afraid to go against the grain. Voters pressured to go with the consensus is antithetical to the spirit of competition. BAFTA has taken strides to be more inclusive (nominating more POCs) but they will prioritize on rewarding their own (UK/Europe, as they should) and will be slow albeit with reluctance to embrace change with respect to “unique” filmmaking.ReplyMarch 12, 2023 at 10:52 pm #1205349680
SAG has 19 correct of the last 21 years for Best Supporting Actress. That’s near DGA level of assurance.March 12, 2023 at 10:35 pm #1205349650
1. A24 becomes the first studio in Oscars history to sweep all 7 above-the-line awards.
2. The Daniels tie Steven Spielberg with the most Oscars. This is their second feature film.
3. Encino Man was the last film Quan appeared before his comeback 20 years later. Also was Brendan Fraser’s first film debut as a lead.
4. All four acting winners tonight were first time nominees. When was the last time that happened?ReplyMarch 12, 2023 at 10:14 pm #1205349588
Cate’s reaction doesn’t sit right with my spirit
I feel a part of her genuinely is disappointed she didn’t win and that the film went empty-handed. But there’s also a bit of relief as well that she’s not the one to spoil Yeoh’s historical win. I can’t be sorry for her…we all know she’ll be back as much as we all know the sky is blue.March 12, 2023 at 10:08 pm #1205349571
Angela Bassett showed her true colors
tonight and I am no longer a fan. Her reaction to losing, poor sport.
Her reaction surprised me. Throughout the whole awards season she’s been outwardly friendly & supportive for all of our nominees thus far and appeared gracious with her defeats in SAG and BAFTA.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that she’s lost my respect but it definitely is not a flattering look for her. What is obvious now is how much losing the Oscar really hurt her but I wish her well.
I can say there’s a long list of very legendary actors that are bigger than her that are still without the statuette yet that doesn’t reflect negatively to their legacy.March 12, 2023 at 9:57 pm #1205349540
ReplyMarch 12, 2023 at 8:58 pm #1205349185
Let us all remember to never underestimate SAG
Has BAFTAs ever went 0/4 in acting? Definitely not since it becamee a precursor.ReplyMarch 12, 2023 at 8:38 pm #1205348963
EEAO has set an Oscars record for most above-the-line wins with 6.ReplyNot now