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October 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm #1203784834
People who insist on the frontrunner status of Mank are laughably out of touch. Yes, in any other year conventional award season wisdom alone would seal the deal for Mank, but this is the least conventional year in the Western world since 1945. Giving the top awards to a movie about Hollywood itself would be downright suicidal in this climate, and even the Academy members with their heads furtherest up their asses would realize that.September 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm #1203681228
Also, “inspired by” as opposed to “adapted from” is not a good sign.September 1, 2020 at 11:46 am #1203680270
Sure this one has a finished ending, but how much faith do we have in D&D for interpreting such a distinctively Chinese story? It takes a considerable amount of knowledge and understanding in Chinese history and culture to even read these books, let alone adapt them. Nothing D&D have done has demonstrated such strengths.January 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm #1203282984
Unfortunately I don’t think any of that mattered in the end. Doubtful that it even occurred to most voters that voting for an actor from a South Korean film was even an option.
In the supporting actresses race, I think parasite was hurt by 3 of the actresses all doing too great of a job to have a single “narrative” to push for one nomination over the others. I think had Neon spent money and marketing pushing just one of them they would have had a chance.
1. House keeper has the best and most emotional storyline.
2. Mrs. Park had the most scree time and carried the movie’s comedy aspect.
3. Poor daughter had the meme song, was on the protagonists side of the story, and had a lot of crowd pleasing line.
Supporting actor Song Kang Ho was hurt by most of the other nominees category frauding themselves into the supporting category. Those who were truly supporting were not only A-list, but worldwide household names, which makes it hard to compete.January 13, 2020 at 4:40 pm #1203282673
You guys can analyze each individual case to death but at the end of the day, it’s the pattern that tells the story.
Besides, it’s not like we’ve ever had a shortage of white nominees that are less than deserving, so why does that suddenly matter when it comes to minorities?October 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm #1203129738
There are certain songs each year that are as close to locks as you can get. “7 Rings” is one of those songs.
Ariana will easily get nominations in all three top categories. This has been the biggest year of her career, she’s been one of the most defining artists of the year, it certainly does not hurt that her album was critically acclaimed, and she’s overdue for nominations in the general field.
Yeah sure but one thing working against it that you are missing: it’s blatantly atrocious. Even though the Grammys have never been above rewarding mediocrity, 7 Rings in the General Field would set a new low.August 22, 2019 at 9:04 pm #1203035629
I find it hard to believe that MiguelTwentyFive is an actual Swift stan, and not a blatantly obvious troll.December 27, 2018 at 5:29 am #1202711243
And please guys – stop feeding the trolls, and start using the Ignore function like I do. I can only block the trolls, but not the endless back and forth, because I don’t want to block the users who genuinely have interesting things to say about the Best Actress race. If the admins won’t take action, then let’s please moderate ourselves so that we can bring the thread back on track and have civilized discussions that are actually relevant to the race.December 27, 2018 at 5:19 am #1202711237
Oh, and one more thing:
All of this fighting, bashing, and back and forth hurts me most because it makes this site not look that great. I can’t speak for the site as a whole – I am just a Contributing Writer after all – but I feel bad if someone is visiting this site for the very first time and happens to open up this thread first. If I opened up this thread first, I’d be out of the door in a second. That is indeed sad because some us really like predicting nominees/ winners and discussing our predictions. Talking passionately about some performers/shows/movies is more than welcome, but let’s remain civil. That’s also why I don’t like it when people disliked a movie and try to shove it down people’s throats. At one point, we’ve understood that you didn’t like a movie/show/performer.
Could you please speak with the site administrators and ask them to do something about the trolls? I had to use the Ignore function for the first time just to make this thread readable. Many of the comments in this thread are downright malicious, and would not have been tolerated on any other forums. Some of the posters clearly have no interest whatsoever in contributing to the discussions, but are only here to attack Lady Gaga just for the sake of it. It’s become increasingly difficult to have civilized and productive discussions about the topic at hand, and it’s only going to get worse as the season progresses unless the admins do something about it.December 24, 2018 at 3:18 am #1202709144
The BAFTA’s are more racist than the Oscars. And that’s saying something.
What a preposterous statement. At least BAFTA has nominated multiple Asian actors in the lead categories, whereas the Oscars have continuously ignored them, even when their films received 8+ nominations.December 24, 2018 at 2:23 am #1202709125
Gaga in ASIB made me appreciate Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar win a lot more because it made me realize how much acting Hudson did through song and how she didn’t copy Jennifer Holliday’s incredible Broadway performance.
You are not seriously comparing ASIB(’18), a subdued adult drama, to Dreamgirls, a full-on Broadway musical, are you? No one brings theatricality to stage performances the way Gaga does day in day out, but that’s not what the role called for, and it would’ve been completely out of sync with the tone of the film.
December 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm #1202699919
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You were crying a week ago here hoping ‘Havana’ gets snubbed from Pop Solo. In addition she gets Pop Vocal too (aka her real reward) & committee acknowledging her whole body of work not just ‘Havana’ which many, including you were determined to fully link her to.
Nobody is getting brave. We are cheering on the Academy for stepping on you like the dengue mosquito you are.
You need to take a chill fucking pill, and stop harassing everyone who has a different opinion like a fucking crybaby. No one is going to think any more highly of Havana or Camila just because some unrelenting nuisance on a message board keeps demanding it.December 10, 2018 at 12:41 am #1202696159
No, that is still subjective. “Praying” and “Love So Soft” were better vocal performances than “Shape Of You” just like “All of Me(live) and Chandelier were better than Happy(Live). But we all know how that went.
The difference being that Ed Sheeran was a previous winner in this category and Pharrell was hugely respected by the industry. None of nominees with hits this year are anywhere near their league.
Like I said earlier, vocal competence and industry respect don’t determine the winner, but they are necessities to win this category.December 9, 2018 at 11:11 pm #1202696110
I’d like Camila or Beck to win. One had the biggest hit, while the other has the best song. They make sense as winners.
A Gaga or Ariana win would just come down to the fact that they’re very famous people who are particularly zeitgeisty at the moment.
I don’t know, could it also have something to do with the fact they are by far the most competent vocalists nominated, and gave objectively the strongest vocal performances in the category?