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October 28, 2019 at 1:24 am #1203155491
1. Tom Hanks
2. Daniel Day-Lewis
3. James Stewart
4. Marlon Brando
5. Morgan Freeman
6. Cary Grant
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
8. Dustin Hoffman
9. Jack Lemmon
10. Jack NichsolsonOctober 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm #1203155085
1. Meryl Streep
2. Katharine Hepburn
3. Ingrid Bergman
4. Natalie Portman
5. Cate Blanchett
This is quite hard!October 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm #1203155083
Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Billy Wilder, Frances Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, John Ford.October 26, 2019 at 6:46 am #1203153582
For me definitely choosing Jones over Fiennes. His work for Schindler’s List was incredible, menacing and very impressive. He was robbed. Can’t see why the Academy went with Jones.October 26, 2019 at 6:29 am #1203153574
I have a few beefs:
Omar Sharif being snubbed for his soulful performance in Dr Zhivago (while his co-star Tom Courtenay was recognised, I felt they also unfairly ignored Geraldine Chaplin). As much as I enjoy Julie Christie in general, I didn’t care for her performance much so no issue there.
Similarly, James Dean being ignored for Rebel Without a Cause. While his co-stars were noticed, I thought all three were as deserving as each other. A dream of a love triangle.
Considering I am yet to see a better performance by an actress this decade than Lesley Manville in Another Year, I still have issue with that snub (especially as she could have landed in either category).
I still struggle with the concept that Irene Jacob remains without an Oscar nomination, especially as the Academy has been kind to French actresses many times. For me she was win worthy in Red/The Double Life of Veronique.
Dean was nominated already that year for East of Eden, would you rather see him being nominated for Rebel? I do prefer his performance in Rebel over Eden.October 21, 2019 at 2:15 am #1203145489
I too believe she deserved both awards. Both performances are exquisite. If I had to choose, I would choose her performance in GWTW over her performance in ASND. That one truly blew me away. I might be prejudiced though, seeing I saw GWTW more recently.September 8, 2019 at 4:17 am #1203063073
I hope France submits Le Chant Du Loup (The Wolf’s Call), a very entertaining movie with Omar Sy. Not typical Oscar material, but I can hope.September 4, 2019 at 5:43 am #1203057094
Brian Tyree Henry was mesmerizing in If Beale Street Could Talk. He only popped up for a second, but his conversation with the main character is fantastic and Henry completely owns it.
Hans Zimmer’s score for Dark Phoenix is brilliant. It won’t be nominated due to Dark Phoenix’ box office results alone, but it would be definitely worthy of a nomination.August 28, 2019 at 4:28 am #1203044167
Another question tangentially related to Best Animated Picture – will any of these films get in non-Animation categories? Weathering With You is Japan’s choice for Best International Film, while Toy Story 4 could try to repeat Toy Story 3’s Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations.
Interesting question. After receiving acclaim for Your Name, I could see Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You getting in for Best International Film. I however haven’t looked into its competition. Parasite is a shoe-in, but who knows. There might be room for Weathering With You.August 28, 2019 at 4:19 am #1203044151
3 and a half hours. That’s long. This combined with the limited theatrical run is giving me some doubts about its Oscar potential.
Anyone have the stats on the longest BP nominees?
Gone with the Wind (1939) (without music): 221 minutes (3 hours, 41 minutes). With Overture, Intermission, Entr’acte and Walkout Music: 234 minutes (3 hours, 54 minutes.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962): 222 minutes, 3 hours 42 minutes) slightly longer. With additional elements Lawrence was 3 hours and 52 minnutes. If we’re just counting the movie itself, Lawrence of Arabia was the longest, although Gone with the Wind is often mentioned.
After these two movies, we have Ben-Hur (1959) at 212 minutes and the Godfather II (1974) at 200 minutes. Would the Irishman win, it would take fourth place.
EDIT: forgot quote.August 15, 2019 at 1:42 am #1203024714
I’ve just stumbled on this thread and read all pages. Pulp, most of luck in the time to come. Hang in there. You’ve got this.March 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #1202803510
+4 Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice
-2 Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Lining’s Playbook
– 2 Francis McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice (56)
Maggie Smith, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (52)
Kathy Bates, Misery (52)
Holly Hunter, The Piano (40)
Jane Fonda, Klute (34)
Ellen Burstyn, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (33)
Diane Keaton, Annie Hall (32)
Olivia Colman, The Favourite (32)
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (30)
Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs (30)
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (29)
Liza Minnelli, Cabaret (28)
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (28)
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (26)
Jessica Lange, Blue Sky (25)
Natalie Portman, Black Swan (25)
Frances McDormand, Fargo (24)
Hilary Swank, Boys Don´t Cry (24)
Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner´s Daughter (24)
Emma Thompson, Howards End (24)
Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest (22)
Faye Dunaway, Network (22)
Charlize Theron, Monster (21)
Sally Field, Norma Rae (20)
Katharine Hepburn, One Golden Pond (20)
Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (20)
Geraldine Page, The Trip to Bountiful (20)
Jodie Foster, The Accused (20)
Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking (20)
Nicole Kidman, The Hours (20)
Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby (20)
Helen Mirren, The Queen (20)
Kate Winslet, The Reader (19)
Glenda Jackson, A Touch of Class (19)
Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich (18)
Sally Field, Places in the Heart (18)
Jane Fonda, Coming Home (16)
Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God (16)
50. Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets
49. Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love
48. Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
47. Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy
46. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
45. Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
44. Cher, Moonstruck
43. Brie Larson, Room
42. Emma Stone, La La Land
41. Glenda Jackson, Women in Love
40. Julianne Moore, Still Alice
39. Halle Berry, Monster’s BallFebruary 16, 2019 at 12:44 am #1202778064
I’ve been brushing up on my 1939, watching Stagecoach and Gone With the Wind the last two days. I’m very happy to have finally seen these classics.
Regarding both, I happen to accidentally stumble upon Thomas Mitchell many times. He’s a marvelous supporting actor, pulling the best performances out of his costars. I’m glad he won his Oscar for Stagecoach, and I’m also very keen on seeing the rest of his competition that year (already loved Claude Rains’ work in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
The visual effects for Stagecoach are phenomenal for its time, especially some moments during the climax.
It’s the start of a wonderful collaboration between John Wayne and John Ford too, and i’m they made over a dozen films together. Even when Wayne isn’t on the screen, he has a lingering presence. I do believe this is a “must see” Western and I’m happy that I’ve now seen it.
Gone With the Wind is one of the all time classics naturally and I must say I felt embarrassed I hadn’t seen such a piece of art. Leigh is phenomenal, Gable is intriguing, De Havilland is moving and McDaniel is utterly lovable and hilarious at times. The production of this movie at the time it was released leaves me flabbergasted. The scope of this movie makes it very deserving for this movie to be called an epic. Everyone involved in this movie did a fantastic job. It’s a long watch of course, nearly clocking in at 4 hours (I had the version with the overture, intermission and so forth), but it’s absolutely worth it.
Historians call 1939 the best year for movies ever, it’s definitely shaping up to be a fantastic source of perennial classics.