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December 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm #1202705573
I’ve got to say, I’m just loving the attention Rachel Weisz is getting this awards season. She’s made very fine choices in her career, but recently, she’s stepped up her auteur game, and her natural intelligence has really shined through her filmography, give or take a few non-sequiturs.
I have no hopes of her winning, though it’d be delightful to see (at least the BAFTA, so she can complete her film-acting trophy case, since she’s already nabbed the GG, the SAG, and the Oscar), but it’s nice to see others adore and respect her performance (and her career) in the process.
She’s been my favorite actress since watching her in Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty, and I am one happy fan this season!
Here’s to her grabbing the BAFTA!December 13, 2018 at 4:18 am #1202700055
Grant all the way! He’s been a stalwart character actor for decades, and this role finally gifts him the chance to unspool all the talents he has.
Have not seen Beautiful Boy so I can’t comment on Chalamet’s performance, but the trailer/ads didn’t really show me anything new, performance-wise, from him. I’m more interested in his Henry V and his Little Women role, as I’m not convinced Chalamet can pull off period, BUT, am intrigued to see him try!
The other nominees are just “eh”, but this category has rarely ever anything but that.
Don’t understand the Michael B. Jordan love? But I also don’t get the need for Black Panther to get a BP nomination, as I found it to be just like every other Marvel vehicle, save for the obvious differences. Celebrating diversity is awesome, but as I mentioned in another post on the s. actress thread… At the cost of a better film being nominated, or a better actor?
Just an opinion, anyway.December 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm #1202699872
I’m finding all the acting races very bizarre this year in that they are both as predictable as ever but also curiously different in a way I can’t quite place. It could just be that the SAG Ensemble were so WTF… A group of people seemingly coming together to honor diversity (which is fine, I get it) instead of, well, actual performances. No one in Bohemian Rhapsody is doing awards-worthy work (not even Malek, and hey, just an opinion).
Some of the supporting nominations, in particular, seem very rote, but with SAG, some of the lead ones make sense (the actors love Mortensen, as he’s consistently nominated there).
Anyway, it’s a real oddity this year. I’m just happy Rachel Weisz is back in the awards race… She’s my favorite actress (ever), and having stumbled onto the awards circuit talk when I realized she had a chance at winning the Oscar with The Constant Gardener, it’s nice to see her back (and with a potential BAFTA win after losing it for TCG)!
Bias aside, I also think her to be one of the strongest contenders in her category, albeit very fraudulent due to her co-lead status. But, eh, as long as she nets a win here and there, I won’t complain too much.
Sad that Kidman’s not getting more attention. It’d be nice to see her nominated for Destroyer, which I have not seen. But it’d be such a badass nomination, and a nice way for the Academy to (almost) make up for not nominating her for Birth, which is peak Kidman for me.
Supporting actor race is incredibly boring, also (but rooting for Richard E. Grant, deserving of all the acclaim, and finally getting some dues), so I’m hoping the supporting actresses get some firecrackers going. Wouldn’t mind a 2007 where nearly every awards body let one of the 5 different “final” women win (Ryan/Blanchett/Dee/Swinton).
We’ll see, I guess…March 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm #1202507070
Goes to show what a blah year it was, with so many comments about being able to “live with” the winner.
Here’s to 2018!! Though Lord knows those Chalamet fans are going to be nigh unstoppable and insufferable now… 😉
Oh, and here’s to Deakins (say what one will about BR2049, it is absolutely a hypnotic and stunning visual experience) and A Fantastic Woman, the two most deserving wins of the night!
And to Ivory, that adorable old man who’s been spinning yarns of tender passions and larger-than-life loves, who finally got his bald gold man to go with his near-peerless work. Retire now, before Guadagnino asks for your counsel on those CMBYN sequels!March 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm #1202506916
Imagine the insanity if Margot Robbie wins for I, Tonya…March 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm #1202506910
I am living for how bitter the previous page is for Oldman winning…March 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm #1202506577
I think the pull of awarding Ivory AND CMBYN might be too much for the Academy to NOT give in and give the man the damn statuette. lol
The man is a legend, and he looks like a billion bucks tonight. I wouldn’t be upset at all with the win, and the category was weak as hell all year (save for Logan), so it’s all good.March 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm #1202506490
Sigourney Weaver (who came so close in ’88) and Laura Dern, definitely.
Their body of work is exquisite.
Annette Bening is up there, too, but I’m less enamored with her body of work. Being Julia, The Kids Are All Right, and 20th Century Women are absolutely magnificent showcases for her talents.
That all these three women are classy, intelligent, and independent is really just icing on the cake.
Best performances from each:
Dern: INLAND EMPIRE
Bening: Being JuliaMarch 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm #1202506384
A Fantastic Woman!! Woo-hoo! 🙂
I can’t even be upset right now about all the choices they’re making I’m not behind. I 200% stand behind this one. Way to go, Academy, you at least won’t suck 100% today.March 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm #1202505955
I had Chalamet for the longest time as the pick for Best Actor. I still don’t think he’ll get it, but I can’t help but shake the feeling that I won’t be surprised should it come to pass.
Dafoe, though, I wholeheartedly expect to win. My No Guts No Glory prediction, I guess.March 1, 2018 at 11:54 am #1202503539
Why are you so obsessed with my obsession?
Haha!March 1, 2018 at 9:08 am #1202503400
Eh, Chalamet and Hammer didn’t exude that much romantic chemistry on-screen for it to even be that “creepy” or “squirmy”. Hammer was too self-conscious in his Oliver persona to be able to portray Oliver (he focused way too hard on sounding like a snobby, cocky grad student than actually portraying one); I could see the gears working for the great majority of his surprisingly limited time on screen (though he does much better when he’s not required to speak). Chalamet and the directing/camerawork do all the heavy work here, in particular the framing of shots and the multitude of Chalamet close-ups portraying his longing/desire for Oliver.
A similar phenomenon occurs in The Constant Gardener; Weisz is technically in it for about a half hour to forty minutes, but because she is the crux of the story and its catalyst, and, frankly, because her performance is just phenomenal, she sticks around much longer in our memories and becomes a “lead”. Sadly, Oliver sticks around mostly because he’s the object of desire for a character that’s more fleshed-out, and, despite my own reservations, better-performed.
I don’t know why people get their undies in a jam over this absurdity. The movie’s not even that steamy or provocative. Haha! Good grief…March 1, 2018 at 5:08 am #1202503231
I don’t think Metcalf will be the upset, should an upset in the acting races occur.
Dafoe has always been my pick for Oscar night, and going with my gut, right or wrong, I still believe he will be the name read that night.
Then again, with how mediocre a year it’s been, it could very well be all 4 who have been winning who get the gold dude.February 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm #1202502885
We’ve got several of our own Oscar secret ballots this week now that voting is over. Here is the first one (top 8 categories only for all of these)… http://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/dunkirk-jordan-peele-secret-oscar-voter-ballot-news/
Huh. That Adapted Screenplay blurb is disturbing… I can’t imagine this person is the only one voting for CMBYN/Ivory because he has “nerves of steel” for adapting a story about man/boy love? WHAT? I’m not a CMBYN acolyte at ALL, and I’ve found that to be the most preposterous argument against it ever.
Good gracious me.