markwahlbird replied to the topic People who would have won Oscars if they category frauded to supporting in the forum Movies 2 days, 7 hours ago
Robin Williams for The Fisher King and Bruce Dern for Nebraska are two co-lead Actors that could have been argued down to Supporting and likely would have done much better against relatively weak winners.
Also, Annette Bening for American Beauty easily would have won if she had frauded, even against Jolie.
What films do you think would have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature if the award had been introduced in 1990 instead of 2001? Going by U.S. release date on some of these that were released in other years. Here’s what I think might they have been:
- Chicken Run
- The Emperor’s New Groove
- The Road…
markwahlbird replied to the topic Actors With 3+ Oscar Nominations, All As Real-Life People in the forum Movies 1 week, 1 day ago
Christian Bale I think does fit after all, on the same stipulation that Theron and Pesci had performances as real-life people but with different names as them.
Bale joins Rush with a 4 for 4 record, nominated for Dicky Eklund, Irving Rosenfeld (based on Mel Weinberg), Michael Burry, and Dick Cheney!
markwahlbird started the topic Actors With 3+ Oscar Nominations, All As Real-Life People in the forum Movies 1 week, 3 days ago
This is just something I’ve been thinking about recently, wondering if there are any other actors other than these who have three or more acting nominations, all of which were for portrayals of real-life people. Here are the ones I could come up with, but there are probably others, as I didn’t look into this too much.
(Not looking at actors with…[Read more]
markwahlbird replied to the topic 2021 Oscars: Predict one nominee for every category! in the forum Movies 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Picture: Da 5 Bloods
Director: Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch
Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, Nightmare Alley
Supporting Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite
Original Screenplay: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Adapted Screenplay: News of the World
Animated Feature: Soul…[Read more]
markwahlbird replied to the topic Which actor is going to join the 3-times winner club soon? in the forum Movies 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Not only is Denzel going to win his third probably pretty soon, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up overtaking Hepburn/Nicholson as the second-most nominated actor of all time. He’s pretty close, and the Roman J. Israel nomination shows that he’s probably on par with Meryl in terms of getting nominated for even smaller/lesser…[Read more]
Here’s my early set of predictions so far:
Da 5 Bloods
The French Dispatch
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
West Side Story
In the Heights
On the Rocks
Red, White, and Water
NEXT IN LINE:
markwahlbird replied to the topic Who will be this year's "out of nowhere" nominees? in the forum Movies 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Painted Bird in International Film (and maybe Cinematography, in an even longer shot)
Aside from Actor in a Comedy, Supporting Actor, and Foreign Language (all 5/5) and Actress in a Comedy (3 for 5, with Dever/Wu over Blanchett/Feldstein), I got a pretty solid 4/5 across the board. I had:
- Little Women over Two Popes
- De Niro over Bale
- Nyong’o over Erivo
- Hustlers over Dolemite Is My Name
- Johansson over Bening
Not since the 2nd Academy Awards has there been a Best Director winner not nominated for Best Picture. This will likely never happen again, but what do you think are the closest times this has come to happening in the past? I think there are a few cases that can be made for some coming in third place or even second (not including occasions such as…[Read more]
markwahlbird replied to the topic ALTERNATE OSCARS HISTORY: What if 10 nominees for Best Picture began in the 00s in the forum Movies 4 months ago
This is an exercise I’ve spent a lot of free time contemplating, if my long and pre-prepared response didn’t give that away already.
- Almost Famous
- Billy Elliot
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Erin Brockovich
- Wonder Boys
- A Beautiful Mind
- Black Hawk Down
markwahlbird replied to the topic Actors who were nominated after a multi-decade gap. in the forum Movies 4 months, 1 week ago
Fonda wasn’t an acting nominee for 12 Angry Men, just producing. He actually would have the widest gap solely between acting nominations: 41 years between The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and On Golden Pond (1981)
Just wrote up some veeery long and very rough lists for the acting categories, gonna put them here.
NOTE: Some of these might not end up being 2020 releases, and there might even be some on here that are already confirmed as later releases and I just missed that. Anyway, here they are!
– Daniel Kaluuya, Jesus Was My Homeboy
– Bill…[Read more]
markwahlbird replied to the topic Where did Robert De Niro place in his nominations? in the forum Movies 4 months, 2 weeks ago
1990 I actually think he was either 3rd or 4th – Costner was 2nd, and 3/4 was probably a very close race between De Niro and Depardieu, who was playing a larger than life, very capital-a Acting role (which had already won another actor the Oscar forty years prior) as well as being in Green Card, which won him the Globe for Comedy, that same year.
markwahlbird replied to the topic 2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Song (Help compile the contenders list) in the forum Movies 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Got to see an early screening of Clemency and there was an original song that played over the credits that was pretty good… don’t remember the title though, and haven’t been able to find it anywhere online
markwahlbird replied to the topic Oscars Last Place: Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor in the forum Movies 5 months ago
Dafoe/Viggo was tough for me to pick, but even though Dafoe is easily the better performance, I doubt enough people saw it to vote him over Viggo. See previous comments for Redmayne. Eastwood I think was 5th because people wanting to reward him could easily vote for him in Director, and while I could see arguments being made for Depp or Cheadle,…[Read more]