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September 19, 2016 at 11:27 am #1201924997
When people will stop trying to quantify the unquantifiable? Simply, there is no “Best Actor” or “Best Actress” most of the time. Yeah, occasionally we get that, but for most of the years, it is just the most popular or the one who didn’t win before, or the usual choice. Simply, that is why we speak of award narratives etc.
That said, Smith over Headey win wasn’t tragic as people may assume. Heady was interesting, she did more than a solid work, but unlike Dinklage in the first five year, she wasn’t good enough to put all the Thrones love in her favor. Vote splitting worked its magic, especially in this threeway.
What I personally believe is a travesty is Thrones winning writing… How can episode with so little dialogue and incredible plot hole size of Atlantic be awarded for writing? Fan service strikes again…September 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm #1201924522
AMAZING… CONGRATS, TATIANA… RICHLY DESERVED.September 18, 2016 at 7:42 pm #1201924500
I am sorry that Rhys lost, but I am so happy for MalekSeptember 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm #1201924479
Come on Americans… You can do this… 😀
I really hope for Rhys and RussellSeptember 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm #1201924474
After Kit presenting the award with an attempt of comedy, I can say that it was the wisest decision not to give him anything. I swear to God, I would have preferred Dinklage winning for the same boring thing than Harington.September 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm #1201924459
This was EPIC… Upset of all upsets…September 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm #1201924427
Well, if GoT can win for writing, so can Dame Smith for “Downton Abbey”. Plus, Lena Headey not coming was a huge telling. This was Downton’s farewell present.September 18, 2016 at 7:12 pm #1201924392
“Battle of Bastards” was a beautifully acted, brilliantly directed episode with amazing elements. That said, it had a huge plot hole size of Atlantic and it was such a poor fan service…
I would have preferred to see “The Force Awakens” winning at Oscars than this…September 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm #1201924043
Nothing trumps Clarke and Harington in their respective categories… In the era like this, with such talent on TV, to award one (or God save us, both) of these would be truly a shame.
Writing win for Game of Thrones. The nomination itself is stretching the logic and I do hope that writers in the Academy are smarter than to award people who can’t write ONE organic dialogue in entire season.
Regarding Maggie Smith… I really don’t care much about it. Yeah, Season 6 of Downton wasn’t as good as expected/should have been and her character didn’t have much to do, but it would be an appropriate good-bye to one of the most memorable characters in the past 5 years.September 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm #1201924030
Is it streaming anywhere? For us who live outside US? Thanks 😀September 7, 2016 at 10:46 am #1201918495
I don’t like the idea of getting famous actors into Game of Thrones cameo roles for the sake of it because it reduces the show to the ‘popular culture’ extravaganza that prioritises talking points over quality.
Wait a second? Game of Thrones IS NOT pop culture extravaganza? Their desire to surprise fans cut quite the number of corners when it came down to logic and characterization. It was all about “WOW” factor. The only thing that surpasses Game of Thrones in that department was last year’s Star Wars. Now, that was one huge fan service, through and through.August 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm #1201913456
I have to say that, save Chris Rock’s monologue, the last Oscars were rather dull in my opinion. Perhaps Jenny Beaven’s win was something nice, even though I wasn’t rooting for her. But, I feel as if audience wanted to be anywhere else but there, given all the controversy.
Some great moments from recent years…
1. Cate Blanchett’s speech… I think that the greater the actor/actress is , the more attention they pay to their colleague’s work (same can be said for Moore’s 2015 win). Even though I think that her SAG speech was hilarious, there was a gravitas in her Oscar speech that truly touched all the right notes in my book.
2. Patricia Arquette (featuring Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez). The way Streep and Lopez reacted to Arquette’s call for equal pay should be remembered. And we kind did. It was one of the best memes post-Oscars last year.
3. Marion Cotillard (featuring Cate Blanchett’s reaction). Don’t know what was more impressive. Her winning for that brilliant performance and emotions she poured in her speech, or the way Blanchett showed that she could never be called a sore loser by anyone.
4. Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt with Meryl Streep. Ah, the Oscar Streep never got. During presenting the Best Costumes, the joke between three actresses worked like a charm.
5. Songs sometimes can be impressive. Lady Gaga this year, Selma song last year, the entire Adele Dazeem thing.
6. Hosts can be really hit or miss (nothing new, I know). Ellen was great, Chris Rocked dealt with hot potato in a classy way with minimum of misses. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were also amazing. Whoopi, too. Billy Crystal. Those are the greats in my book.August 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm #1201908139
Cate Blanchett… I can’t stress out how much I cheer for her 😀
Taraji P. Henson
Blake Lively (this one I can’t understand…)
TEMPORARILY OFF THE LIST:
1. Leonardo di Caprio – due to Internet and that Oscar
2. Tom Hiddleston – that beach photo I knew I shouldn’t have clicked on to see
3. Jennifer Lawrence – same as Leo… Internet is ruining the people for me.June 18, 2016 at 2:52 am #1201852645
Julianna Margulies, perhaps?June 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm #1201852396
As said, there were a lot of wins, but by God, none was more head-shaking than last year’s GoT win for writing. The line Academy decided to award, in all its wisdom, “You want a good girl, but you need a bad pu**y” Seriously? This was the best writing of entire year? What have they been watching? Castle?