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September 25, 2020 at 11:28 am #1203734618
I hate Shape of Water because animal cruelty was unnecessary. It added nothing to the story and character except that now we know GdT hates certain animal species.September 25, 2020 at 11:25 am #1203734591
Didn’t he just star in a similar movie? Also, how’s Apple with awards?September 25, 2020 at 9:04 am #1203733961
How is it easy? if her performance is everything and a bag of chips than she should win her third. She’s good at picking roles and delivering so it makes no sense to hold it off because she won 4-5 years ago if she’s GOAT. Does anyone really vote going “this was so freggin amazing but she would have third and X only has 1 and Y has none so no can’t give it to her even though she is the best”? Only awards forums posters think like that methinks.September 25, 2020 at 9:00 am #1203733943
The Mummy (1999) is one of the best movies ever and I would have nominated Rachel Weisz for Best Actress. The film deserved a BP nomination.
Wait that’s an unpopular opinion? The Mummy is a terrific adventure movie, highly rewatchable, with great characters, awards-worthy turn by Weisz. I lavish the same praise on Mask of Zorro and Pirates of the Caribbean: COTBP (though my personal favorite is DMC).September 25, 2020 at 8:56 am #1203733926
Well I was predicting Black Widow because Marvel makes it in almost every year, even in strong fields. Sonic, however, is a video game adaptation (those usually don’t do to well) and came out early in the year, but now I think it’s a strong contender with almost all the other blockbusters delayed.
True about Marvel though they made it for stuff like Thanos and GOTG which are terrific SFX showpieces. What does BW have going for it in SFX department outside of standard action? But anywya, that’s a moot point now.September 25, 2020 at 8:27 am #1203733817
Let’s continue the trend and get Reese a 2nd and Sarah Michelle Gellar little gold men in the same year.
I’m here for Cruel Intentions shout! What an acting tour de force! Just as good as Dangerous Liaisons. Both movies and casts deserved all the awards. Alas.September 25, 2020 at 8:24 am #1203733805
Do you guys think Sonic the Hedgehog will be nominated for Best Visual Effects now that Black Widow is moved to 2021? I’m going to put it in my Top 5 for now.
Never considered BW to be SFX contender even in a weak year but Sonic should be above BW in SFX anyway. Though Aquaman deserved SFX nom but was snubbed so anything can happen.September 25, 2020 at 8:02 am #1203733715
maybe the reason they are dropping Clooney flick now is that they know it won’t go far. No point saving it for oscars 2022 if it isn’t a contender.September 25, 2020 at 8:00 am #1203733711
Hot take— Frances McDormand will win her third this year, but for producing, not acting.
Hotter take, McDormand will win her 3d (Acting) and 4th (Producing).
She’s coming for 2 wigs. Has the right role and the right movie. I can’t see her lose unless one of Ma/Billie/Aretha performances and movies match Nomadland acclaim. recent win shouldn’t be a problem cause AMPAS awarded quite a few recent winners (Waltz/Ali combo, Inarritu’s back-to-back).September 25, 2020 at 7:49 am #1203733658
Pirates of the Caribbean:COTBP, DMC and AWE. There’s more creativity in there than in what passes for quality entertainment these days (coughmarvelcough). Also, it’s so sexy and mature it’s a wonder that this trilogy came from Disney. Hans Zimmer score is an unsung hero. Terrific characters and beautiful cast, quotable lines, spectacle like no other. Don’t bother with #4 and #5.September 25, 2020 at 7:43 am #1203733633
That’s why I don’t remove Regina King from my predictions. I’m still sceptical about her getting nominated (reviews are solid, but not rapturous), because she would be the first female black director in history. The thing is … Two female directors nominated? Sadly I think it still is too soon for a male dominant directors branch
If there’s a year for that it’s 2021. Also, Liesl Tommy’s Respect hasn’t been seen yet so if reviews are stronger than King’s or very strong, she could get in. But yes, I think it’s smart to keep King as an option for now.September 25, 2020 at 6:52 am #1203733491
I’d say that, right now, clear frontrunners are Nomadland, Zhao and McDormand. No clue about other categories. Zhao has a terrific shot at winning and I think the gold is hers unless a black director (male or female doesn’t matter) gets similar rapturous reception. Oscars 2021 will pay close attention to race, and while Zhao has amazing narrative (second female director to win, first Asian female to win), a woman (Bigelow) and Asians (Lee, Bong) won before while no black director ever did. So if someone (Ma Rainy’s, USA vs Billie Holiday, Respect, etc) gets similar reception to Zhao, it’s their to lose. So until those big guns are unseen nothing is set in stone.September 25, 2020 at 6:44 am #1203733487
Rebecca Ferguson has the best shot because the role is a co-lead with Chalamet so they can fraud her into supporting. The character has the most range so I’d say this is the best acting shot.
Chalamet’s character is a cipher so unless they re-write him considerably, he’d need a very weak Actor field to get in. He does have about 3 big Oscar clips the biggest being near the end of the movie (where I expect part 1 to end based on scenes shown in trailers).
Since supporting field is already overcrowded with all the Chicago 7 boys, it’s hard to see room for Dune boys. if I’d be pressed than, based on the book, Stellan and Bardem in that order. Show stealing roles.
Unless Zendaya’s role is massively re-written, zero chance. The character is just a zealously devoted baby mama. There’s really nothing to Chani than her devotion to Paul. Standard feisty love interest without character arc.July 10, 2020 at 7:17 am #1203579756
POTC:AWE is bloated af (still love it) but production design is glorious and the score, oh the score. All 3 first POTC movies have splended production and score. I still think they are much better than what passes for quality blockbusters these days.