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December 26, 2011 at 8:36 am #47386
1- Bob Fosse, Cabaret
2-Jonathan Demme, The silence of the lambs
3- Milos Forman, Cuckoo`s nest
4- Mike Nichols, The graduate
5- John Ford; The grapes of wrath
6- John Huston, The treasure of Sierra madre
7-John Ford, The quiet man
8- Joseph Mankiewicz, All about Eve
9- Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather part 2
10- Elia Kazan, On the waterfront and John Schlessinger, Midnight CowboyDecember 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm #47380
1- The Godfather
2-One flew over the cuckoo´s nest
3- The silence of the lambs
4-The Godfather part II
5- Midnight cowboy
7- All about Eve
9- It happened one night
10- Million dollar baby and On the waterfrontDecember 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm #47377
1- Jack Nicholson, One flew over the cuckoo´s nest
2-Anthony Hopkins, The silence of the lambs
3- Daniel day Lewis, There will be blood
4- Marlon Brando,The godfather
5- Daniel day Lewis, My left foot
6- F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus
7- William Hurt, Kiss of the spider woman
8- Sean Penn, Mystic river
9-Marlon Brando, On the waterfront
10- Gregory Peck, To kill a mockinbird and Ray Milland, The lost weekendDecember 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm #47376
1- Meryl Streep, Sophie´s choice
2- Elizabeth Taylor, Who´s affraid of Virginia Woolf
3- Vivien Leigh, A streetcar named desire
4- Liza Minelli, Cabaret
5- Holly Hunter, The Piano
6- Shirley Booth, Come back litlle Sheba
7- Sophia Loren, Two women
8- Charlize Theron, Monster
9- Marion Cotillard, La vie en rose
10- Jodie Foster, The silence of the lambs
Louise Rainer, The good earthDecember 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm #47113
Clint EastwoodDecember 20, 2011 at 6:41 am #46460
If the blind side was nominated everything can happen!!!!December 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm #46329
Michel Piccoli in We have a PopeDecember 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm #45055
While there maybe a lot of mystery left surrounding who will get slots 4-5 in this category, I do think this will ultimately come down to Viola vs Michelle. I know that will piss off some Streep fans but it’s probably going to be the case.
Streep has several problems that in my opinion will keep her from winning. One, like always, she will always be up against a competitior whose highly respected and has YET to win an Oscar. Bullock, Winslet, Sarandon, MacLaine, Bates, etc. She will come against two this year, Davis and Williams. Two, her films generally never do that well nomination wise. Outside of Streep, The Iron Lady is looking at maybe one-two more additional nominations. The Help/My Week With Marylin will likely earn a lot more. Three, Streep has won 2 BFCA awards, 2 Golden Globes, and a SAG for her film work the last 5 years. That could mean that it is less likely they will support her this year which could really hurt her chances. And four, the critics haven’t really rallied around her. And she’s playing a conservative icon in a town run by liberals. She has a lot working against her here when it comes to a win.
If Streep is ever to win again she will need to have the clear cut best performance of the year ala Sophie’s Choice or be in a huge box office hit that the Academy embraces with a huge score of nominations like Hepburn was for On Golden Pond and MacLaine for Terms of Endearment. Or be in a catgory where the top competition is made up of previous winners. None of the above so far..
As for Viola Davis, she can afford to lose the Critics Choice but she has to win the GG Drama. She has to win one of them and for one big reason. Her speech. If Viola gets up there in front of a TV audience to give an acceptance speech, the Oscar is hers. Her speeches are commanding, passionate, and emotional. Many frontrunners have sealed the deal with their acceptance speeches and I have a feeling Viola would as well. If she loses both the BFCA and GG Drama and can’t give that great speech, well her greatest asset will never make it to voters consciences before Oscar night. I think there is a chance she loses both. The BFCA may pass her over for Williams and the GG could go for Streep.
Besides the prospect of giving a great speech on Globe night, Viola is entering the race with a huge advantage. The Help will likely have a higher domestic gross than any of the other 4 nominees- COMBINED. People going to see your movie in droves can almost single handidly help you past your competition- Just ask Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and a host of others.
Michelle Williams seems to be quietly following a pattern that last years winner Portman followed. She is winning so far the majority of the “minor” critics awards. She could end up winning the most critics awards of any of the nominees. She is a widely respected actress who is on nomination #3. This respect she has is being shown with a lot of those edgy hipster critics giving her wins and nominations for a movie described as “light”. Some call her the best actress of her generation. Her performance is right up the Academy’s alley and it’s getting very strong reviews even if the film isn’t. She is also a young gorgeous ingenue which fits the trend in this category. She will almost certainly win the Globe for Comedy. And if the critical support so far is any indication, quite possibly the BFCA. The only weakness she has? Her film will be a minor Indie hit and not a huge box office success. It will not be nominated for Best Picture and The Help maybe will.
So to me while there is a lot of mystery left for slots 4-5 and Streep I think this is shaping up as a battle between Williams and Davis. I think Williams takes the Critics Choice and GG Comedy. To me the key race right now will be the GG Drama between Streep and Davis. Both need it to have any chance. Streep to stay alive. Davis to be able to give that jaw dropping acceptance speech I think she will give which IMO will catapult her to a SAG/Oscar win. If she loses that GG to Streep, I think Williams goes on to win SAG and Oscar.
Is terrible to read some people think the academy members are stupids. They votes for the best performance no best speech. Stop devalue Streep´s jobs. She made her work better than 99% of us.
And excuse me , my english is so basic.December 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm #42905
Man or muppet is an amazing song. Deserve G.G. and Oscar.December 10, 2011 at 5:58 am #46082
Midnight Cowboy was rated X, before the new rating system was implamented.
Ok, thanks TV12December 10, 2011 at 2:57 am #46080
As the contenders are released and the Oscar race becomes more clear, I though it would be fun and interesting to speculate on what milestones, records, rare feats, and firsts could be achieved with this year’s Oscars.
Here are some starters. Add ones that I’ve missed and feel free to correct me if I misspoke.
– The first time there has been more than 5 but less than 10 Best Picture nominees (this is likely to happen due to the change in nominating procedures)
– If Stephen Daldry is nominated for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, he will have received a Best Director nomination for each of his first four feature films (Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader being the others). I would imagine this is a record but haven’t researched it.
– If Spielberg is nominated for War Horse, he will have been nominated for Best Director in 5 consecutive decades (1970s for Close Encounters, 1980s for Raiders and ET, 1990s for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, 2000s for Munich). I would imagine that’s a record but haven’t researched it.
– If Meryl Streep is nominated for The Iron Lady, she will extend her record of most acting nominations to 17 (her closest runners up remain Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn with 12).
– If Meryl Streep wins for The Iron Lady, she will join the very elite group of individuals who have won more than 2 acting Oscars (Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Nicholson).
– If Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are both nominated for The Help, it will mark only the fourth time in history that one movie generated more than one African American acting nominee (following The Color Purple, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, and Precious)
– If Viola Davis is nominated for The Help she will become only the second African American actress in history to be nominated for an Oscar more than once (the other being Whoopi Goldberg, whose record of two nominations she would tie)
– If Glenn Close is nominated for Albert Nobbs and loses, she will join the elite group of individuals with 6 or more acting nominations without a win (Thelma Ritter, Deborah Kerr, Peter O’Toole)
– If Michael Fassbender or Carey Mulligan are nominated for Shame it will be the first time since the inception of the NC-17 rating that a film receiving the rating scored an acting nomination
– If Vanessa Redgrave is nominated for Coriolanus she will join an elite group that has been nominated in 5 different decades (albeit non-consecutive decades; she was previously nominated in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, but not in the 00s)
– If Cars 2 is snubbed for Best Animated Feature, it will mark the first time since the award was created that a Pixar film was snubbed (in the first 10 years the award was given 8 Pixar films were eligible and all 8 were nominated)
We have to add Sounder, Hotel Rwanda and Dreamgirls to the list of movies that had more than one African-American acting nominee.
I think Midnight Cowboy was rating with NC-17 and received 3 actings nominations. That´s correct?December 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm #44891
I hate factors and everything else. The Academy has treated Meryl Streep like crap for years honoring other actresses when she should have 5 oscars of her own. Enough with the honoring and politics, lets just give them to the most deserved performance.
Bravo!!!November 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm #41584
Best picture: Shame
Best director: Alexander Payne, The descendents
Best actor: Michael Fassbender, Shame
Best actress: Meryl Streep, The iron lady
Best Sup. actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Sup. actress: Carey Mulligan, Shame
Best screenplay: The descendents