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March 18, 2021 at 4:38 am #1204142658
Best Supporting Actor has seen double noms in 3 of the last 4 years. (Three Billboards, Irishman, Judas & Black Messiah). However, when was the last time before this recent trend started in 2018?
Godfather Part II in 1975. it was a triple nom too.February 6, 2021 at 8:48 am #1204026760
Every year it boils down to a two-horse race —- it doesn’t seem disagreeable that it’s already Nomadland v.s. Trial of Chicago 7
Though every year there is also that “dark horse” contender w exponential momentum creeping up behind these two up until ceremony day itself (Joker, Bo Rhap, Get Out).
it’s Promising Young Woman for this year. Anyone disagree?June 7, 2020 at 11:09 am #1203520510
Natalie has always been ideal but it’s gotten too late to play the younger Audrey.
But Rooney TOTALLY looks like Audrey. She’s become selective with her roles but she’ll definitely want this to be her career performance. It’s good since she’s not yet TOO recognizable as herself to play Audrey, which might be the issue with Natalie.June 6, 2020 at 6:08 am #1203518955
Here’s a simple yet perhaps divisive choice: Leo DiCaprio for Don Vito..
C’mon it just makes the most sense! He has the 40 y/o age of Don Vito in the prequel; the ability to mimic the accent; the jaw and the physique of a middle-aged Brando. And the biggest factor why Leo would do this is, of course, is for legacy. Seriously! This is Vito Corleone, a role played by the greats (Brando and De Niro). It makes sense for cinema to see Leo next; it makes sense for Leo to do it for himself next. He’s definitely become more selective with roles ever since the Oscar win, and this is definitely something he would want to be his next career-defining performance.
Alternatively: Mark Ruffalo
When I first saw Ruffalo with a caesar-cut hair in Spotlight, I thought to myself – holy shit, he sorta resembles Brando’s look in Julius Caesar (1953). Also, Ruffalo has a closer height to Don Vito, and the soft voice that really matches De Niro’s and Brando’s voicing of the character. Does he deserve to fill in the shoes of the greats? I’d say he does. He’s not as proven as Leo, but this can be the one to prove it.May 2, 2020 at 1:56 am #1203458440
Realistically, Bale could be a two-time Academy Award Winner by now
The Academy could have definitely voted to give Bale his second rather than giving Rami his first. Nothing can convince me that Rami gave the better performance objectively.
He could have been nominated in 2001, maybe take the slot of Ed Harris to be along with Crowe, Hanks, Bardem and Rush but Crowe would still win that year.
I also wouldn’t have nominated him for The Big Short. Would have given that nom to Steve Carrell from that cast instead.April 28, 2020 at 3:27 am #1203451047
HUGE PTA fan here (spot my DP as Rollergirl from Boogie Nights) my all-time favorite, I really follow his work :>
Here’s my list:
1. There Will Be Blood
2. The Master
These two consecutive works took his art to a whole new level. His style went from the exuberant pacing and dynamic camera movement (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) to a more sombre, character-driven style of storytelling. Plainview and Freddie are undeniably the deepest characters he has created thus far and his visual literacy in directing really went top since these films.
MY PERSONAL FAVORITE movie of all time. It just gives everything to you on a screen. The prologue justifies its mess that what if everything just happens altogether by chance? That’s the point of cinema and how it allows for ambitious ways of storytelling like this; that yes, wouldn’t have worked elsewhere.
4. Boogie Nights
Other fans would argue this as the #1 and rightly so with the atmosphere by the many characters that really takes you on a ride that adds magic to one of PTA’s rather simpler stories.
5. Phantom Thread
6. Punch Drunk Love
7. Inherent Vice
8. Hard Eight