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January 13, 2020 at 10:39 am #1203281522
Well, after a couple of years of flopping with my GD predictions for daring to predict out-of-the-box, acclaimed performances from POC actors in movies with great reviews and Box Office success, I finally learned my lesson.
Predicting everybody white next year!January 12, 2020 at 4:36 am #1203276380
Alphabetically: Laura Dern (Marriage Story) Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit) Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) Florence Pugh (Little Women) Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
Pretty much this. Any Parasite actress or even our dear Zhao Shuzhen making it seems like wishful thinking, but I hope one of them can break in!January 12, 2020 at 4:33 am #1203276374
I would love nothing but to see Song Kang Ho nominated here, but he’s gotten no precursors so far. I think we’re treating the De Tavira exception as a stat when in fact we don’t have anything that indicates he’s getting in. If he gets in, no one would be fully able to predict it because he’s in a category were the main five contenders are Oscar winning legends (some of them even have two Oscars), so it’s hard to break that line up.
Not saying Song can’t get in because I think he could and would be a pleasant surprise, but it seems more like it’s part of our wish list than an actual prediction.
We don’t have a lot of reasons to believe the Pitt-Pacino-Pesci-Hanks-Hopkins is breakable.January 12, 2020 at 4:27 am #1203276370
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/2020-oscar-nominations-predictions-160008891.html?bcmt=1 “Awkwafina, The Farewell Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story Lupita Nyong’o, Us Charlize Theron, Bombshell Renée Zellweger, Judy” I almost completely agree with this lineup but no way is saoirse not going to be in it. It would be so strange if Little Women get all of the noms predicted by Yahoo and not best female lead.
That’s a fair point, but we’re also predicting The Irishman to take multiple nominations, potentially approach the double digits mark and still, we’re thinking De Niro gets snubbed. Wouldn’t be too weird if Ronan gets snubbed for bigger narratives.January 8, 2020 at 6:45 pm #1203271443
Hello everybody! I think Frances Conroy is going to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Joker but she’s not one of the options. Is there a way to add her? Thanks! Carl
That’s such a good question, Carl!
While we’re at it, can we also add Yakutia Aparicio for Venir in Best Actress?January 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm #1203271402
Queer Film Critics Circle 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT ****BEST PICTURE ****1st Place: Parasite 2nd Place: Marriage Story 3rd Place: Portrait of a Lady on Fire ****BEST DIRECTOR ****1st Place: Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite 2nd Place: Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory 3rd Place: Greta Gerwig, Little Women ****BEST ACTRESS ****1st Place: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story 2nd Place: Awkwafina, The Farewell 3rd Place: Lupita Nyong’o, Us ****BEST ACTOR ****1st Place, TIE, Adam Driver, Marriage Story and Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory 2nd Place: Kelvin Harrison Jr, Luce 3rd Place: Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse ****BEST SCREENPLAY ****1st Place: Parasite 2nd Place: Marriage Story 3rd Place: Knives Out ****BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ****1st Place: Cho Yeo-Jeong, Parasite 2nd Place: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell 3rd Place: Lee Jung-Eun, Parasite ****BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ****1st Place: Song Kang-Ho, Parasite 2nd Place: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse 3rd Place: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pain and Glory ****BEST ENSEMBLE ****1st Place: Parasite 2nd Place: Knives Out 3rd Place: Little Women ****BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ****1st Place: Roman Griffin-Davis, Jojo Rabbit 2nd Place: Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Luce/Waves 3rd Place: Cho Yeo-Jeong, Parasite
Wow these are really good! I’m glad that Leonardo Sbaraglia finally showed up somewhere! I’m guessing these won’t count for MC because it’s a new group, right?January 8, 2020 at 6:02 am #1203270282
The notion of Lopez getting any nomination for not sucking as much as usual is laughable. Remember Enough or Gigli? Maid in Manhattan? It’s not a steep climb to improvement but hardly awards worthy. She has a good awards campaign team, pr and publicists who are making sure she is anywhere and everywhere for exposure. The campaign seems to have been going since mid summer. Hey it got her the GG and SAG noms so it’s working. I just don’t see her getting the Oscar nod she so desperately wants. Maybe some of you insiders can give an estimate as to what a awards season campaign costs, who pays for it, how many people are involved etc… it’s just curiosity more than anything. I know spending the $$ means that people like J Lo can be in the discussion.
That’s just your opinion though. The reality is, she has gotten ten critics awards, including one of the TRIFECTA. She’s made it into almost every list of best performances of the year. The critics owe Lopez NOTHING because she’s never been a favorite of theirs. The reality is, she gave an awards-worthy performance, which any capable actress is able to do with the right material, the right direction and the right part, despite their past film history.
Yes, the campaign behind Jennifer has been monumental, but if you were her studio, wouldn’t you do it too? Not only she’s Latina, she’s a successful global brand who’s never taken quite seriously despite being one of the hardest working entertainers in any industry. You would know that despite having an acclaimed performance with potential for gold, you have to work extra hours to steer the narrative away from your global super-stardom or even your past films. White actresses like Renee Zellweger, despite being gone from Hollywood and coming back to terrible movies until she landed Judy, is also campaigning almost as hard as Jennifer because she knows she needs it. Why do we have to put down Lopez for doing the same thing?January 6, 2020 at 9:14 am #1203266097
Brenda Blethyn in Secrets & Lies Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
These were all when BAFTA was AFTER the Oscars. Can you name an actress that has lost the Oscar with the Globe+BAFTA combination since BAFTA started handing out their awards BEFORE the Oscars?January 5, 2020 at 8:53 pm #1203265033
Or perhaps POC performers just didn’t have the best performances this year… there’s a thought.
Lopez was a frontrunner to take her category. Murphy was right there with an acclaimed performance and a veteran narrative, and that’s just on the film side. But if you think that Dern was better than ANYONE in her category, or that Taron was miles better than Murphy, then I can’t do anything about that.January 5, 2020 at 8:41 pm #1203264916
LOL! I don’t know why she’s considered as “colored.” She’s more white than the brits. And besides I’d never knew any colored Chinese in my life. I would be shock if there is one. #stopbeingracist
Wow, so much ignorance in one post. Being a POC/Minority has to do with the facts that there are less opportunities for people in those groups. There are stereotypes perpetuated by society that prevents these individuals to succeed. They need to work twice as hard for the recognition. Awkwafina IS a minority because first of all, she’s Asian, and that IS a minority group. Second, how many Asian actors have we had winning an acting Globe? Let alone a leading one?
Educate yourself so that you don’t come in here looking like a real buffoon.January 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm #1203264753
14 acting winners between Television and Film. Only two are POC. What an interesting, telling stat.January 4, 2020 at 2:38 pm #1203260186
Stop this nonsense! Y’all rooting hard for Nyong’o now because she has that critics support, before she starts sweeping them, no one took her seriously which means she wasn’t seen as a serious contender (rightfully so). Renée, Theron, Ronan and Johansson all received more acclaim for their performances than Lups, also Lups didn’t have Oscar winning reviews by the time her movie got released. The critics tried it, now that they failed as the media ain’t buying that Lupita BS, since she doesn’t have the winning performance, y’all coming up with these POC things… again. Blame the critics to not have supported Mrs. Woodard, because the hype would have been huge had they gone with her besides she has a winning performance.
Don’t speak for me because I always rooted for Lupita. And I’m sorry, if you’re going to bring up critics, all of these ladies got glowing reviews yet Lupita is the one winning all of the awards, including one of the Trifecta. It’s your opinion that critics tried to push her, but the facts show us that she’s WINNING those awards, and the reason why are just speculations outside of them thinking that she gave the best performance out of the contenders.
Also, isn’t her movie better reviewed than Judy and Bombshell? It’s sitting on a 81 MC score while Judy/Bombshell are below 70 right now, so not only she’s getting more critic awards, she also had a better reviewed movie.January 4, 2020 at 2:15 pm #1203260149
Ronan is probably happening which means I have to drop Awkwafina. Lol the Oscars will never have two POC in this category ever again.
Don’t. Let’s fight the good fight until the end. The fact that it’s not even about wanting two POC actresses here because they are POC, three of these POC contenders (Woodard, Awkwafina, Nyong’o) have more acclaimed movies/performances as well as critical awards (Nyong’o) than most of these nonPOC contenders. Nyong’o alone has more critics awards than all of the contenders COMBINED, yet she’s vying for that fifth spot with the other POCs. It really shows the bias, but I’ll sink with this ship and still predict Nyong’o and Awkwafina here.January 4, 2020 at 6:18 am #1203259323
The first thing you saw when you logged onto Netflix on November 27th was The Irishman. It was advertised front and center. But when you logged in to Netflix on December 6th, Marriage Story was nowhere to be found. Probably because it wasn’t a Scorcese film, but it’s still unfair that film got buried so hard. Also, if we want to talk about flops relative to their budgets, then the Irishman was made for $200 Million dollars. If it was released in theaters it would have been one of the biggest flops of the year.
But we’re just speculating at this point. If any other studio would’ve made The Irishman, I’m sure that the budget wouldn’t had been $200mm. But we can’t say it would’ve flopped or not because we don’t know. What we know is, The Irishman did much better than MS, in a less accessible movie. I’m not sure if MS showed up on Netflix’s main screen but I did get a notification when the trailer was released on Netflix and it gave me the option to save it as well.
MS fits the Netflix audience better than The Irishman, so it really should’ve done better.