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February 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm #1202786754
it seems like the consensus this award season and even on this forum is that Weisz was superior, yet I can’t find a reason why.
it really just depends on what you like out of a performance. I did not think Stone was miscast, she was perfect and played Abigail exactly how she should have.
I just found Lady Sarah Churchill’s character the most interesting after rewatches. I left the movie thinking that she was the foundation for the whole story. She kind of had to set the tone in between the two louder performances in Stone and Colman, which I think she did masterfully. Considering Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet were picked to play Sarah before Weisz was, I don’t think it would have worked as well. I can’t really picture any one else playing her.
Her character goes through a lot after Abigail comes into the picture.. she held all the power then is completely sidelined and ends up getting poisoned and a scar on her face and banished from England – it’s a very Oscar worthy arc but it’s the way Rachel played her that sold me. She plays it in a very subtle way, with smart quips and a strong sense of how Lady Sarah really was. I read some article’s afterwords of her real life counterpart and she seemed to play her to exactly who she truly was.
it’s all your personal preference though, I just enjoyed her arc more.February 22, 2019 at 5:09 pm #1202785453
But she flopped on the TV side too. Got overtaken by Pat Arquette and her paper speeches.
Vice might pale in comparison to some of her other nominations but I think it’s compares well to the likely winner Regina King. Amy should been a contender. What happens next nomination if she’s up against another Blanchett-Hathaway juggernaut!
true. that’s probably vote splitting due to some people wanting to vote for supporting actress vs limited series actress. also, people loveee to vote for Patricia Arquette, idk why, but they do. That released at the right time for voters to forget about Sharp Objects.
I think she will get her win, she’s been in too many great movies and is a great ensemble player, and has the capacity to win for a lead role, there will always be another Blanchett sweep-style win but I think if she has the right role, maybe Woman in the Window? she will win. if not this next year, within a couple of years.
i’m sure she finds it funny that she will be a new record holder for not winning, she loves the nom, but I don’t think a win is essential for her. so when it does happen, she will be surprised.February 22, 2019 at 4:43 pm #1202785437
Amy Adams should fire her “team”.
If ever there was a category soft enough to win on nomination #6 it was this one and she totally flopped.
I don’t think it’s her teams fault, it’s Vice for being a divisive movie and her role not being one that people want her to win for. When she has had great roles like American Hustle, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, even The Fighter.. Vice isn’t one worth winning.
1) Rachel Weisz
2) Regina King
3) Marina de Tavira
4) Amy Adams
5) Emma Stone
1) Rachel Weisz
2) Emma Stone
3) Amy Adams
4) Marina de Tavira
5) Regina KingFebruary 21, 2019 at 9:49 am #1202783865
yeah I agree above about not wanting an All About Eve remake, I can see The Women getting remade, but leave the former alone.
I have soo many favorite’s it’s hard to list them, but two underrated actresses that I wish had better roles coming to them is Diane Kruger and Eva Green.
Diane was fantastic in Inglorious Basterds and her two season tv show The Bridge (US Version).
Eva was fantastic in Casino Royale and was incredible in Penny Dreadful on Showtime, i’m still mad she only had one Golden Globe nomination for that because she deserved to sweep award season.
both are getting steady work but haven’t had that Oscar nominated/winning role yet. hope there is more to come from them.February 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm #1202783105
Exactly, I think one of my favorite movies is Amour and I can’t imagine hesitating voting for it in screenplay just because it’s not my native language.
this is why it’s been so hard for Foreign films to even get nominated for Best Picture, let alone win…February 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm #1202782871
just watched Tom Jones on The Criterion Channel…
if that can win Best Picture, The Favourite should be winning easily. granted they are very different films, but that’s a period piece that had a lot going on in it, suggestions of rape, multiple suitors, animal violence, crazy over the top typical period characters. it may have been inventive at the time, but not really anymore.
I’m just hoping that Roma won’t be put too far down on a lot of ballots to make it lose. It definitely would be a worthy winner and break some records too. It will get backlash for being too boring but I think in the long run people will be glad it won.February 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm #1202779887
really love the fact that both of the wins tonight were for Female led movies and one of the screenplay writers is a woman.February 17, 2019 at 6:49 pm #1202779710
Sooo Happy for Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade is a great little movie. definitely watch it if you haven’t, it is on Amazon Prime Video.
now i’m hoping nothing crazy happens at the Oscars bc The Favourite deserves this win.February 15, 2019 at 11:04 pm #1202778019
^ that’s one that I need to rewatch, its been a few years for me too and I don’t remember too much from it. Sicario is where I really noticed Villeneuve. great review, I’ll definitely watch it again!
I finally saw You Were Never Really Here tonight, and wow. a lot to take in, but Lynne Ramsey did a fantastic job. a little slow of a beginning, but I was a little worried it wouldn’t wrap up when there was only 20 minutes left, but it did and I really liked how she ended it. again, not an easy watch at all, a lot of violence, but I thought it was told very well.February 15, 2019 at 10:27 am #1202777378
Maybe since I keep going back and forth between King and Weisz, I should just pick de Tavira – I never even come close in these prediction contest anyway.
I love this category this year.
I love it too, and so funny I was back and forth or Weisz or Adams upsetting at SAG that I even said at one point, “maybe all this worrying means nothing and Blunt is going to win” – sure enough Blunt won. Adams and Stone are definitely done, De Tavira could shockingly surprise though, I don’t count her out.February 15, 2019 at 9:45 am #1202777335
I feel like not seeing the movies in question has allowed me to remain objective about this.
wait you didn’t see them?…
Sorry for the novel but I really think if you look into it, the Stallone and King comparisons end at their precursor runs. King is in a much better position than Stallone when we lost and I still think King is going to beat Weisz.
no problem! love that this can be an actual discussion. I get your points, i’m still not sure if The Academy is going to give out two awards to two actresses that have an “overdue” narrative. So, in either this category or Best Actress I definitely think there will be an upset of the frontrunner. Unless it’s a sweep year there is always a curveball like that.
Even though Beale Street has 3 nominations, The Favourite has 10 which is why I think if it somehow doesn’t win screenplay to Green Book it’s more likely to get an acting win.
yeah Stallone was the sole nominee from his film, which does make it different from now, but a fact that does help Weisz is that the last 3 double nominee’s one of them has won, and winning the BAFTA makes her ahead of Stone now, also hurts Stone for having just won two years ago.
I remember a lot of people liking Bridge of Spies and it was a Best Picture nominee, but Rylance really was out of nowhere, and he did not campaign at all. I actually forgot how much he did not campaign, it’s incredible that he actually won, here is an article about that:
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