Luca Giliberti is a Contributing Writer, movie and television lover, and an awards fanatic. He earned bragging rights by coming in second at predicting the 2018 Emmy nominations. He jumped up and down when Viola Davis (“HTGAWM”) won her first Emmy, cried tears of happiness when Darren Criss (“Versace”) won his, and shouted “Praise be!” when Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) finally received hers. He will never forgive Oscar voters for denying Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) Best Lead Actor at the 2018 Oscars – one his all-time favorite performances. Oh, and he’s still waiting for Lena Headey to win that Emmy for “Game of Thrones.” He loves Viola Davis and won’t apologize for wanting her to win every award.
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January 16, 2019 at 10:55 am #1202736482
A Quiet Place: A
A Star Is Born: A
Beautiful Boy: B
Black Panther: B-
Crazy Rich Asians: A-
Eighth Grade: A
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: A- (unpopular opinion)
Love, Simon: A-
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FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 16, 2019 at 3:52 am #1202736029
So I wonder who will steal Supporting Actress from Headey again this year. It better be someone really, really deserving. Headey will finish GOT not having a single Emmy statuette. It’s just beyond ridiculous, I don’t even know what to say anymore.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 16, 2019 at 3:46 am #1202736026
Yeah you 100% cannot judge Comer if you’ve only seen one episode
Yeah, so I’ve heard. But it’s not like she’s even getting recognized for this. Oh is going to take SAG pretty easily I think, but I don’t think she’ll win the Emmy if we have Roberts, Colman, and Wright in the conversation. That said, I don’t see the Crown being eligible.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 16, 2019 at 3:40 am #1202736021
I have only seen the pilot of Killing Eve, so I probably can’t judge, but nothing about Oh and Comer made me jump up and down. They were both great, but not outstanding. What Moss did in season 2 was, once again, unbelievable. Her performances in “June,” “The Last Ceremony,” and especially “Holly” were outstanding. And if people don’t think she’s subtle, then please watch “June” again, where she practically has to rely on her eyes for the first 15 minutes.
She should also be winning her first(!!) SAG award this year, but she won’t. The same like the cast should be winning Best Ensemble, but they probably won’t.
And what makes me more mad than Moss being not sweeping, is Yvonne not sweeping. Seriously, did people watch “The Word?” I mean, WOW.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 16, 2019 at 2:24 am #1202736005
I wish some people here would take Glenn’s words at Critics’ Choice to heart: she talked about how the world, especially the entertainment industry, loves to pit people against each other. I wholeheartedly believed her when she said how much she dislikes that. Maybe some people here need to stop the Glenn vs. Gaga fights. Enough is enough, honestly.
In a way, I am excited for this Best Actress race to be over. Discussing it has become nearly impossible because some people (on both sides!!!) are so overtaken by their emotions that we can’t even have a normal discussion anymore. Hopefully, we don’t have this next year.
Be happy that your fav is even nominated. My fav, Davis, is not nominated anywhere. I am still sad about that but I am not complaining about it anymore nor am I attacking almost every other actress in this category. I can assure you that while both Glenn and Gaga want this Oscar, they aren’t fighting about it.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 16, 2019 at 1:29 am #1202735990
It’d be up by a large margin. Trust Gaga, A Star is Born and Black Panther
I honestly don’t think that even ASIB, Black Panther, and Bohemian Rhapsody will get people to tune in. The Oscars are dead, and I can’t imagine the ratings ever going back up. They have no host this year, which will turn even more people off. The Academy needs a new president, ASAP.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 15, 2019 at 12:49 am #1202734739
I haven’t seen a single one of the frontrunners’ performances, but do people really want Amy to win for “Vice?” Next year, she has “The Woman in the Window,” which sounds like Oscar bait to me; it’s an exploration of anxiety, she said in the Variety interview with Kidman. I am rooting for her of course, because she’s overdue and I ADORE her, but this may be King’s only moment to get that Oscar (of course, that’s me just guessing). I seriously hope SAG gives us a shocker.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 15, 2019 at 12:43 am #1202734736
This fifth slot is really insane, sorry for bringing that up so many times. Let’s run down all the potential candidates:
Emily Blunt: IMO, she’s absolutely going to get this slot. Poppins underperformed at the BO and critically, but Blunt is still riding that wave of support for her, see her dual SAG nods.
Yalitza Aparicio: Roma is a huge threat to win BP, and she could ride that wave of support. But she underperformed at the televised awards, and to an extent with critics groups as well. Her reaction to Close and Gaga winning was… strange, but she’s new to the business, so I don’t see how anyone could blame her for reacting like that.
Toni Collette: Personally, I never bought this. Hereditary is just not going to get any nominations, the movie is way too divisive and not in the Academy’s wheelhouse at all.
Nicole Kidman: Destroyer is gaining more traction than I anticipated. Nicole is working it, presenting at every award show. If she’s lucky, she could really get in. Such a damn shame with SAG though.
Viola Davis: I am not going to pretend like her getting in over Blunt at BAFTA is nothing special, because it is. Does it mean anything? Probably not, but she’s most likely lingering in those 6-10 spots. Widows could get 1-2 nods at most, but Viola could also be the movie’s sole nomination.
Rosamund Pike: That Globe nod is quite random, as deserving as she may be for that movie. I don’t feel like anyone has seen this movie, and she’s not one of those name-check nominees.
I honestly don’t believe that Kulig, Roberts, and Ronan stand a chance at all.
Very strong possibilities:
- Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
- Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
- Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
- Viola Davis (Widows)
- Toni Collette (Hereditary)
- Rosamund Pike (A Private War)
- Julia Roberts (Ben is Back)
- Saiorse Ronan (MQOS)
- Joanna Kulig (Cold War)
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FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm #1202734157
That’s an actress. She pulls it off. Kidding aside, those ties were BS. Marketing at their best. They handled the whole speech section terribly, removing her from the stage. For any person that is just disrespectful.
I didn’t like the ties either, but I liked how the four actresses handled it. Trying to get Glenn off the stage was the worst part of the entire night. I felt so bad for her.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm #1202734109
glenn’s reaction to gagas win https://www.instagram.com/p/BsoM7gml-v3/
Aww, that’s so lovely. I just adored how Amy & Patricia and Glenn & Gaga were so grateful for those ties. Amy handled it the best, she better win her own SAG award though.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm #1202734015
Colman went back to the UK one day after the Globes to continue shooting the Crown. I totally get why she wasn’t there.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm #1202734010
I just watched the ceremony. What a hot mess. Wheoever directed the ceremony needs to be fired ASAP.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 13, 2019 at 11:26 am #1202731768
Why exactly is Emily Blunt not making it again? Because of the BAFTA snub? That snub did hurt but I still don’t see how she doesn’t make it with GG, 2 CC, 2 SAG nods.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best ActressJanuary 13, 2019 at 11:10 am #1202731747
I don’t think I have even seen 20 romantic movies in my short life, but Call Me By Your Name is by far the best one so far. I have seen the movie four times now, and I am just blown away by it every single time I watch it.
FYC Oscars 2019: Viola Davis (Widows) - Best Actress