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October 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm #1204526888
Definitely feels like this year’s lineup will include 3 or 4 nominees who were previous Oscar winners before. I have: Stewart Colman McDormand Gaga Kidman Stewart and Colman are self-explanatory. If the acting branch nominates Washington, I imagine they will go for McDormand too. She shared a Macbeth quote in her Best Actress speech—practically telling the academy to watch her film. Think Gaga will get nominated if House of Gucci makes money in the box office. It will be her reward. Not sure where the notion of waning buzz is coming from. Gaga is the second buzziest after Stewart. Kidman is playing a beloved Hollywood icon and the acting branch loves Sorkin performances. Recall Chicago’s SAG ensemble win and Winslet winning at BAFTA for Steve Jobs. Don’t think there is any room for Chastain anymore if Kidman can fulfill that basic showy transformation biopic slot. Blanchett is just a huge question mark since Nightmare Alley’s post-production has been somewhat messy. Sadly don’t see Thompson getting in due to competition and Netflix will have difficulty getting 2 actresses in I feel. Feeling least confident about Cruz missing since the Volpi Cup is incredible for her chances. At the same time I think she will miss if her film doesn’t reach enough visibility as her competition.
People are melting down about “Gaga losing buzz” bc her movie is coming out later, but I think that will be an overall advantage to her. Oscars aren’t till March.October 19, 2021 at 11:18 am #1204526741
Real reviews aren’t even out and y’all are already declaring Eternals DOA. lol
At least wait until the real reviews, and not just a bunch of vague tweets, come out…October 13, 2021 at 5:13 am #1204516885
a couple of these read like troll reviews. the 97/100 seems hopeful tho but honestly I’m not really trusting any of these as real.October 11, 2021 at 1:45 pm #1204513783
I’m hesitant to predict Squid Game. I just feel like it won’t be remembered, as there will probably be 3-4 other Netflix phenomenons between now and the beginning of June.October 11, 2021 at 11:41 am #1204513463
I’d imagine we’d start hearing more about this once Gaga finishes her Vegas shows in early November. ASIB burned out too quickly, so I’m hopeful that if HOGs a contender, they try to avoid that and play their hand later. Remember, Oscars aren’t till late March so there’s a loooonggg time between now and then. Anyone getting press right now will have a lot of momentum to keep up for 5-6 months.October 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm #1204506091
Thoughts on Nightmare Alley / HOG opening at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures? Will be interesting to see if this becomes a good spot to debut films…
Any other films going this route?
Also the BradGa reunion lolOctober 5, 2021 at 8:22 am #1204503387
Chloé Zhao’s ‘Eternals,’ From Marvel Studios, Gets Early Film Festival Premiere in Rome https://variety.com/2021/film/news/eternals-marvel-rome-premiere-italy-1235081150/
First Marvel movie to get a festival premiere? hmmm…..October 4, 2021 at 3:45 pm #1204502308
Yet again, we find ourselves in an award season where Gaga looms large over the conversation. It’s fine hypothesizing, but to go so far in either direction (AKA she’s winning every award!!!! or She’s a horrible actress and the movie is awful) is so stupid at this point bc no one’s seen HOG yet. Let the work speak for itself when it comes out, (this message applies to all performances and movie’s too, but since Gaga is the hot topic right now and likely will be for a long time, it’s worth specifically emphasizing with her.)October 3, 2021 at 3:44 pm #1204500424
On what planet would this show disappoint? they’re coming!!!October 3, 2021 at 3:40 pm #1204500418
Fleabag’s sweep feels so surreal, like I’m not even sure it really happened lmaooOctober 3, 2021 at 12:09 pm #1204500113
Gucci seems to be missing out on a lot of festivals. If it doesn’t premiere in Rome I don’t even know how Gaga can be a possibility. There has to be pretty serious buzz for her to be nominated in a competitive year.
Gucci shot and finished so late, it never tried to make any festivals. And it’s not like it needs publicity or early acclaim, it has a massive A-list cast and is highly anticipated.
Your logic makes no sense. If it’s good, Gaga’s a contender.October 2, 2021 at 8:06 am #1204497965
Gaga’s “Do I Love You” is stunning, I hope they submit for Pop Solo bc it could easily win.September 29, 2021 at 4:31 pm #1204493229
**Spoilers for the finale of The Other Two season 2 ** I keep thinking about the finale and I have to say that I really like how when the show leans into more heartfelt moments with its characters it doesn’t suddenly compromise its tone and become a drama. It quickly makes light of those moments whilst maintaining the genuity of the depiction of its characters. The last seven pages of that script were filled with depth but there were moments that were quite laugh out loud funny. For example the stakes rose and interest was elicited as to where the thread was progressing when we were told of Cary’s choice to abandon his family and shoot his film project but it was quickly followed by Curtis’ hilarious moment on the gay minute and not a single moment felt out of place. This show shouldn’t work but it just somehow does and to spectacular effect.
I think that’s a good point. I just rewatched 201, and like 30 Rock, a rewatch was helpful bc of how dense this show is. I just loved the scene when Cary and Brooke were sitting outside the Fusion restaurant (that’s not racist!!) and Chase comes out to congratulate Cary on the boyfriend. It was so warm and genuine it almost made me tear up. But after Chase and Brooke left, Cary smiles, and says to himself out loud “I have a boyfriend” and then a split second later a passerby calls him the f-slur. For some reason, the arrangement of that scene was so genuine, and warm but that ending is so darkly funny, it brings you back to the comedic elements. Altogether, I think that scene and what you emphasize make this show really special.