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February 12, 2021 at 11:11 am #1204039218
The Trial of The Chicago 7 was an overwrought wretch, yet another reminder that Sorkin can only write and direct a very narrow range of performances.
Mank was terrific and Fincher killed it. A bit jarring for me at first, but I think it’ll hold up really well in his filmography.
Nomadland was better than both and Chloé Zhao will deservedly win Picture and Directing.February 3, 2021 at 5:45 am #1204016270
Love that Vanessa Kirby nomination, her odds at nabbing an Oscar nom too are pretty great. The love for Trial of The Chicago 7 was nauseating, and the Corden nomination made me hurl my breakfast.January 24, 2021 at 7:17 pm #1203999745
Why does it have to be about hating white people instead of giving (often overdue) recognition to many talented actors of color? I think Anthony Hopkins is just about the best actor of our time, but I’m not gonna be hung up if he doesn’t win. I wouldn’t say it’s because they’re punishing white people, either: Hopkins just got nominated and he already won a very well-deserved Oscar. Meanwhile, Lindo’s been repeatedly snubbed for great performances in movies over the years—he deserves his time, just like Hopkins. Boseman was a rising star who gave a fantastic final performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Those are the reasons why they’re being recognized by critics circles right now, not because there’s an angry agenda against white people. If that were really true, then I’d think Viola Davis would be sweeping the awards instead of Carey Mulligan and Frances McDormand. Just because white people aren’t winning everything and we’re seeing more diverse stories—and consequently more diverse award winners—doesn’t mean that white people are hated. Imo it’s just that non-white people are finally starting to be loved. There’s a big difference.January 19, 2021 at 5:42 pm #1203992342
Forgive me if it’s been mentioned already but it’s a bit disappointing that they remembered <i>The Plot Against America </i>and still forgot Zoe Kazan and Anthony Boyle. They were the MVPs for me (closely followed by Ryder who I’m overjoyed to see included).
Just saw the nominations and am thoroughly confused how one could nominate Spector, Turturro, Ryder, and the show for Limited Series without nominating Zoe Kazan. Best performance on the show, and should’ve won her an Emmy.January 19, 2021 at 4:26 pm #1203992265
Acting branch is not touching that movie. If I’m not mistaken, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was the last Kaufman movie to be truly embraced by the Academy.
Not to mention he wasn’t even the director of that film. I’m Thinking of Ending Things is my favorite movie of the year, but there’s no way it’s coming near Best Actress. It has a real shot at an Adapted Screenplay nomination, though.January 13, 2021 at 9:40 am #1203981573
Eh I don’t know; I don’t really buy that because I don’t think it offers a new perspective on dementia. What does it really say about it? I’ve been living with my gma who has had dementia for years now. She is long past the stages of Hopkins’ character’s dementia. Given that, as you say, most if not everyone knows someone suffering with [dementia], what does the film say about dementia that people don’t already know?
It’s a new perspective bc it’s from the perspective of the person struggling with dementia, rather than others watching someone struggle with dementia. Obviously it’s not the first film to attempt something like that (Joker was from the perspective of a mentally ill man too), but with an actor like Hopkins in the leading role (esp since he was a great King Lear) and great writing/directing I’m sure it’ll find more nuances in its depiction of mental illness.January 12, 2021 at 2:03 pm #1203980220
Just saying that SPC has sent a gazillion screeners to SAG (according to images on Twitter) of The Father recently. BAFTA have already seen it and the HFPA have also been sent the screeners. Just because it has low critics visibility it doesn’t mean it won’t ever get any visibility.
Isn’t that exactly the point though? People have been underestimating both Pieces of A Woman and The Father far too early in the race. A lot of critics haven’t seen them, but all the major awards shows will—their performance with critics probably implies very little about how they’ll do at the Globes, SAG, BAFTA, etc.January 9, 2021 at 9:59 pm #1203973447
I rather liked Adams in Elegy, I always like her no matter what she does, and I feel like she is doing everything the script and Howard want from her. The problem is, the script is so desperate to tug at people’s heartstrings that even though I think Adams is nailing exactly what’s asked of her, it nevertheless feels disingenuous. Also, agree that if she didn’t get in for Arrival that she’s not getting in for this.January 8, 2021 at 8:25 am #1203969411
Last year Florence Pugh was doing pretty poorly during the critics awards before Little Women came out. By the end, she was one of the most awarded actresses in the category. Maybe the (impressively successful) release of Pieces of A Woman will result in much more attention for Kirby and Burstyn? Same applies with The Father, although that film’s general acclaim vs Pieces‘ otherwise tepid response obviously favors Colman and Hopkins.November 27, 2020 at 4:15 pm #1203878319
Out of curiosity, have films with reviews as bad as Hillbilly Elegy ever received major nominations? And I mean like, abysmal reviews. I don’t know if there’s any precedence for it, but I feel like Adams and Close aren’t completely doomed yet–that is, I don’t think either is getting in, but at the same time I wouldn’t be too shocked if one does.September 20, 2020 at 8:41 pm #1203724069
Different competition. Garner acts circles around Snook, and with Aduba and Smart is a little more complicated, but to be honest, both had just one good episode.
Disagree about Snook and Garner, tbh I was much more impressed with how Snook stepped up for her bigger role than how Garner’s performance continued to shine in a smaller one. To be fair Snook had much better material in this season than her previous while Garner had the opposite situation. Both delivered, but Snook just had the better season to really show her strengths in the role.
Also, I loved Jean Smart to death but Uzo Aduba absolutely deserved that award. Mrs. America was full of amazing supporting actresses but she stood out with the best performance in the best episode of the season. “She Was Killed By Space Junk” is a great submission, but “Shirley” gave Aduba the ability to display so much raw, heartbreaking emotion that she stole the season for me right then despite how small her role wound up being.August 24, 2020 at 3:24 am #1203664019
I’d want Better Call Saul to take series and writing while The Crown takes directing, so between all the actors I’d say Macfadyen. Cox and Strong are both insanely good but in entirely different ways, it’s much harder for me to choose whereas Macfadyen’s performance as Tom stands out much more to me, even with his excellent costars Braun and Culkin. The accent (particularly its pitch), his brilliant delivery, and his flawless shift between a sniveling snake I despise and a sniveling snake I can’t help but feel sorry for is excellent. His performance is so thoroughly sincere that he easily sells all of Tom’s most ridiculous moments – throwing water bottles while melting down at Greg, slowly realizing that Ravenhead is totally a Nazi, his praise towards “His Majesty the Spinach”, he crushes it all.August 24, 2020 at 3:07 am #1203664009
On the list, Angels In America. Outside the list, Twin Peaks.August 4, 2020 at 1:46 am #1203625643
Alisa Freindlich – Stalker
Nicole Kidman – Eyes Wide Shut
Bibi Andersson – Persona
Ethan Hawke (at the end of the movie) – Before Midnight
Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of The Lambs
Laura Dern – Blue Velvet
Marlon Brando – Apocalypse Now
Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be BloodAugust 3, 2020 at 11:13 pm #1203625515
Lead Actor: Mark Ruffalo, he has the name and the performance. Also, the competition is pretty light.
Lead Actress: Regina King, she’s an awards darling who led Watchmen, which got 26 nominations and is poised as the far and away frontrunner. Blanchett is good, but her character is so unlikeable–at one point, Phyllis looks the other way to let the Klan join her cause. She’s not happening.
Supporting Actor: idk uhh I guess they’ll just name check Parsons? Tim Blake Nelson was the only Watchmen actor who I’d believe could overcome a vote split, but he’s not in the race and there’s three contenders from the show. McDermott won’t threaten Parsons, and Burgess has never won for his role and probably never will.
Supporting Actress: Uzo Aduba. Jean Smart was great, but “Shirley” was a phenomenal showcase for an Emmy darling whose standout episode could not be any more timely. She has the performance, the name, and the narrative to win.