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December 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm #1202698049
Looking at the, ahem, “Critics” Choice nominees in this category, Collette is the least likely to gain further traction (despite the general Oscar-worshipping of this group, they usually make one or two choices outside of consensus predictions) while the likeliest snubbee to crash in at SAG is Kidman, who reminds me of Denzel Washington last year whom most underestimated until SAG nominations came out, and many even after that. Kidman’s lack of a nom in a field of 7 at CC is most likely due to pundits having underestimated her so far in the season; they haven’t properly realised she’s a contender, so they haven’t predicted… sorry, nominated her. I remember when pundits collectively declared Meryl Streep a non-factor for Florence Foster Jenkins, she was snubbed at CC accordingly and then lo and behold, she got in at SAG over Annette Bening and Ruth Negga and it became clear that she was always getting in, as usual. I wonder if Kidman might be a similar case this year. If Kidman misses SAG though, I think she’s done as BAFTA is unlikely to recognise her for this movie and a lone Globe nod won’t be enough. Kidman is too well respected at this stage in her career to be snubbed at SAG arbitrarily. She even got in for The Paperboy, for Christ’s sake.
unpopular opinion but I feel like Kidman was superb in The Paperboy. Say whatever you like about the movie…..but you can’t deny Kidman’s excellent work there. She’s also deserving for Destroyer. Personally, I’d rather see Kidman get in over McCarthy and Collete. I’m calling McCarthy and Collete because they seem to be in front of Kidman right now and undeservedly so
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm #1202697024
It’s a shame that Amandla Stenberg and Thomasin Mckenzie are being shut out of the awards season. These are two amazing performances. The Hate U Give and Leave no Trace are two of the few films I saw this year that has refused to leave me because of the amazing performances of their leading ladies (the rest of their respective cast were great too). Not even the Golden Globes nominated either of them. Too bad.
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm #1202696979
Why would you think that? It’s likely that both she and Grant will be Oscar nominated. There may also be an additional nomination like screenplay.
because Gaga, Colman, Close and Blunt seem to be locks at this point. The Toni Collette hype is outta this world. Some peep want a horror performance to get in by all means. McCarthy on the other hand seem to be playing an unlikable character that’s serious under-appreciated.
Btw, Hereditary is likely to get one or two below the line nominations like CYEFM….but Kidman is more deserving than both McCarthy and Collette combined
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm #1202696964
McCarthy is likely to hit major precosurs and still miss the Oscar.
As for Colette, appropriately she’s still on the face. It’s still undecided since so many people are pushing her so desperately
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm #1202696949
Glenn Close just won the San Diego Film Critics Circle. Yay
so many critics group. I think it’s way too much. How many critics groups are we gonna hear from till Oscar nominations?
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FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm #1202696925
But I’ve watched it three times already. And with no bias. In fact, I’m a Little Monster myself; I’ve followed her since her performance of Just Dance in the Miss Universe 2007 event. I love Gaga and I do find her very talented as an actress, but I just don’t think that this is the best performance of the year. Not even in the top 5 to be honest, but of course that’s just an opinion and I’m not trying to pass it as a fact. To be fair, I do think it has to do with the writing more than her. I didn’t really know a lot about her character and so, I couldn’t understand some of her choices or where she came from. We knew so much about Jackson, but Ally remained a mystery so the character felt almost one-dimensional to me. She did great with what she was given but what she was given wasn’t great. Credit where credit is due though: she killed the musical performances and she had a couple of scene stealing moments such as the bathtub scene where Jack calls her ugly. I read somewhere that she did some improv in that scene and it really paid off! I definitely think she can be an Oscar winner because the talent is there, I just don’t think this is the vehicle that should take her there. Glenn’s performance was filled with subtle moments and she shines more than Gaga doing so in my opinion. On the contrary, Colman’s character was very showy and loud and she also blew Gaga out of the water.
oh my dear friend you’ve written so much already. I hope your thumb refuses to ache. Maybe you should watch it for the fourth time…..4th might be the charm since you’re a little monster
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 11:59 am #1202696917
Based on what I’ve seen thus far, I believe she gave the best lead performance of the year. Was it 100% perfect, no. But none of the contenders performances were IMO. Gaga’s performance was honest and vulnerable. And there is strength in vulnerability.Furthermore her portrayal of loving someone suffering from alcoholism or mental illness is amazing. The scenes between her and Bradley are outstanding and heartbreaking; and that scene at the end, gave me chills. I felt so much emotion during that performance, her voice and how she physically portrayed those lyrics. I could not take my eyes off her. For that she deserves to win!!!
can we possibly like a comment more than once?
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 9:41 am #1202696676
Nicole Kidman missing at critics choice is just super offensive. Anyway, there’s still Gaga and Blunt
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 9:39 am #1202696671
Of course this is an opinion and in no way I am trying to put any of the contenders down but, I watched A Star is Born for the third time this weekend and I watched The Wife for the first time. How is Gaga exactly better than Close? I know that Glenn’s movie isn’t necessarily fresh but she delivered a powerhouse performance. She anchored her film like the master that she is without necessarily having “loud” moments. She was subtle and had so much chemistry with both Pryce and Slater. Gaga, while she shined in her singing parts and had undeniable chemistry with Bradley, I don’t feel her performance was groundbreaking or even memorable. Partly being on the script; the movie was made to make Bradley shine. He got so much material, while Gaga’s character remained somewhat mysterious and I left the theatre not really knowing Ally or even understanding some of her choices. She did a great job but I’ve seen Charlize in Tully, McCarthy and The Favourite ladies as well as Glenn and they all delivered better performances with more fleshed out characters. I am honestly wondering why her performance is considered the best of the year by many. Again, not looking to put anybody down, but someone please educate me.
like I’ve always said, you have to re-watch the movie (but with an open mind this time) so as to kill this unnecessary bias. Can all the critics bodies be wrong? I think not. Just re-watch it with absolute attention to details. I thought she’d be so loud but she wasn’t. In fact, she shines most in the subtle moments
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 10, 2018 at 9:35 am #1202696665
I have no idea why do you think that. She gave a solid performance. That’s it. In fact, I think that she became a “revelation” just because she wasn’t expected to perform so… solid? I only saw The Wife, A Private Life and Support the Girls so far, and all of their leads actresses are waaaaaaay better than GaGa (Close, Hahn and Hall). And I also do think that there’s no way she will be better than Kidman, Yalitza, Collette, Colman (even tho she’s supporting). I feel like a lot of people are overestimating the power of Gaga. She already will win for Best Song. The Academy will going to fill of good will to give her two statues in one single night.
one man’s trash they say is another man’s treasure. I absolutely adore her performance and the critics aren’t lying on this one. Gaga was phenomenal.
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm #1202695469
Not adjusted for inflation Evita’s budget = 55 million Evita’s domestic BO gross = 50 million It was also PG rated. It’s RT score is 63% while it has a whopping 45 on Metacritic. All of these = critical AND commercial failure.
that makes it 98.9% for Gaga. This is incredibly perfect.
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actressDecember 9, 2018 at 11:58 am #1202695376
Haha agreed! Although I’d personally include McCarthy as well.
excuse me oh. How about the woman who redefined film performances? I’m sure you know who I mean. Any list without her is invalid
FYC Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) and Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) for best actress