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May 28, 2023 at 4:08 pm #1205443804
Daveed Diggs is also rumored as Ben Grimm/The Thing but I don’t think that ANY of these names have yet been confirmed for FF roles.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 3:36 pm #1205443780
There have also been rumours of her approaching retirement soon that have been circulating for quite a few years now and I feel like her (already great) stature within the industry has grown as a result of her work in TV so I can see a potential narrative developing and her getting in if enough people see it.
You may well be right, but Lange already has two Oscars, and even if she gives a nomination-worthy performance (which I would expect), even with a pending retirement, I don’t know that there will be a strong enough narrative to secure her a nomination to get her a third one before a number of others (especially Bening this year, and Close if she ever gets another great role, but also Adams, and maybe Bassett, Pfeiffer, Weaver, and Williams, and possibly Ronan and Mulligan) win their first, or before Viola, Regina and Lupita win in Lead.
(BTW, I saw Lange’s Tony winning performance in LDJIN, and while she was indeed great, neither I nor any of the three people I saw it with who had all also seen the 1988 Broadway production thought that she was anywhere near as extraordinary as Dewhurst had been in the role.)ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 2:48 pm #1205443729
5. Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Have you read anywhere that LDJIN is confirmed for release this year? I haven’t seen any publicity for the film or pundit speculation about Lange getting a nomination this year. I tend to think that Winslet, Mulligan, Portman and Stone are all more likely than Lange to get one.
On a personal level, as much as I respect Lange’s acting, (and Ed Harris’s), I saw Colleen Dewhurst play Mary opposite Jason Robards’s James on Broadway in 1988, and while I’ve seen a LOT of theater in the last 50+ years, Dewhurst and Robards gave the most memorable performances in these roles that I’ve ever seen in any production of any play. I’m sure she’ll be truly great but I can’t imagine anyone else being as incredible as Dewhurst was as Mary; it’s hard to believe the role wasn’t written with her in mind.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 2:29 pm #1205443721
There will be serious outcry. No way is Keoghan supporting Elordi. It’s a Purple Noon/Talented Mr Ripley dynamic.
I don’t think it will happen but they could decide to pull a “Mass” and run everybody in Supporting; it wouldn’t be the first time there was an outcry.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 11:13 am #1205443642
The movie that cate blanchett had at Cannes this go around. Is she a contender for that?
Probably not. The New Boy is currently 62 on Metacritic and 64 on RT. Plot summary- “In 1940s Australia, a nine-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy is taken in at a remote monastery, run by a renegade nun.” I doubt this “Blanchett in a wimple” pic will gain awards traction.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 8:43 am #1205443562
Post Cannes 2023, I can see that:
being contenders in best actress
To me, Binoche would be a pleasant but very surprising serious contender. In particular, as far as the Oscars are concerned, I’ll be extremely surprised if there winds up being more than one serious Best Actress contender in a non-English, or largely non-English speaking role. I know that the number of international AMPAS members has increased in the last five years, but I would still be very surprised if this happens.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 7:31 am #1205443517
Oh I’m aware it is eligible to be submitted by South Korea. I was more commenting on there being a strong chance that Past Lives isn’t submitted by South Korea in favour of a homegrown production whilst I’d be surprised if the UK at the very least don’t submit The Zone of Interest if Poland doesn’t seeing as each of the last six UK entries were other critically acclaimed films not in the English language that were submitted by the UK because they were eligible and couldn’t be submitted by anyone else. And so in this scenario if The Zone of Interest ends up being a contender for International Feature I think Glazer could reap the benefits and land a director nomination as the ‘international director’ whilst Song’s path could I imagine be somewhat similar to say Lee Isaac Chung’s path for Minari as directors of critically beloved American indies exploring the lives of first and second generation Asian émigrés. Obviously all of this is hypothetical and I didn’t notice that the user you originally quoted said Glazer had the international director slot locked up “for sure” (which I do of course disagree with seeing as above all else it is only May) but I can see how Glazer could get the distinction as an “international director” (which is something that I think some awards watchers, including myself, don’t realise is so idiosyncratic every time there’s a discussion talk about the academy’s recent tendencies to recognise international arthouse films in the director race – last year we saw a highly regarded Swedish filmmaker get in for an English language production over an unknown German director for a German language feature that was a bigger Best Picture contender) over Song.
I don’t know how people define “international director” but for Oscar Best Director nomination purposes, I tend to think the term refers to directors who do not fairly consistently make films in the English language and do not primarily live and work in a country in which English is the primary language. For these reasons, for Oscar purposes, I don’t really think EITHER Glazer OR Song would qualify for the now somewhat traditional “international director slot. In addition, since Lee Isaac Chung is an American citizen born in Denver, Colorado, and Minari was primarily in the English language, I never thought of him as an “international director” Oscar nominee; in 2020/2021, I thought Thomas Vinterberg filled that role, rather than Chung.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 6:50 am #1205443506
i think Keoghan and stanfield are lead
I think so too but while both actors almost certainly have the roles and now the stature within the industry to be run as leads, category fraud still exists. I’m unsure that firm decisions as to where they will run have been made yet.ReplyMay 28, 2023 at 6:25 am #1205443492
I don’t know what that user meant by international slot but it’s worth pointing out that Glazer’s film could very well be submitted by the UK in International Feature if not by Poland and as a result Glazer could, if nominated for best director, be the international feature director nominee in the race. Meanwhile it is quite possible Past Lives won’t even be in consideration as an international film (apart from at BAFTA) all season as it will probably not be either South Korea or Canada’s submission for international feature and is an American A24 indie that just happens to be partly in Korean. I don’t think it’s a one or the other situation and I think they both have different potential paths to getting nominated (I imagine critics are going to embrace both films in some form regardless at the end of the year).
I don’t (and didn’t in my prior post) disagree. In any case, according to IMDb and Wikipedia, Past Lives is produced (and funded) by CJ ENM Co. and CJ Entertainment, both of which are Korean production companies, along with A24 and Killer Films, which are American companies. Glazer’s film, The Zone of Interest, was produced (and funded) by A24 and JW Films (American companies), Access Entertainment and Film4 (British companies), and Extreme Emotions, a Polish company. I don’t know how much work and funding was contributed by which production companies for either film, but it strongly appears that Past Lives is eligible to be submitted by Korea just as The Zone of Interest is eligible to be submitted by either Great Britain or Poland in the international film category.ReplyMay 27, 2023 at 10:05 pm #1205443363
Zone will get the international slot in Best Director for sure.
If Jonathan Glazer, who is British, qualifies for the international slot in Best Director, then I think Celine Song, who was born in South Korea, raised in Canada, and currently lives in New York, would also qualify for it, and given the critical reception (95 on both MC and RT) and commercial potential of Past Lives, (which is partially in Korean and was co-produced by a South Korean production company), I don’t believe that Glazer has the international slot in Best Director locked up “for sure.”ReplyMay 27, 2023 at 2:03 pm #1205443095
Neon has won the Palme d’ore four times consecutively wow
True but these were all films Neon distributed, not ones they produced.ReplyMay 27, 2023 at 11:00 am #1205442941
Reportedly, Tarantino’s lead actor will be in his 30s and someone he hasn’t worked with before. Another thought: Jeremy Allen WhiteReplyMay 26, 2023 at 1:43 pm #1205442476
Overall, this was a poorly written 2nd season. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great either. Reminded me of Season 2 of Killing Eve in that sense. All of these actresses deserved better.
I recently rewatched the second season of Killing Eve and it was a lot better than I remembered it, but suffered in comparison to the series’ spectacular first season, which was something I don’t recall ever seeing before. (I prefer not to think about Killing Eve’s third and fourth seasons.) I’m wondering if, in five years or so, on a rewatch, I’ll feel better about Yellow Jackets’ second season, which I didn’t hate, but found disappointing.ReplyMay 26, 2023 at 1:33 pm #1205442461
I have seen the Danish film that Last Summer is based on but I can’t remember the name of it? It was quite good and I felt really bad for the boy. The lead actress was fantastic but it was a while back (7 years ago I think?) and I have forgotten who it was! The house was fascinating in that movie and the way it was used was interesting…
The 2019 Danish film upon which Last Summer is based is Queen of Hearts. It was directed by May el-Toukhy and the lead actress is Trine Dyrholm.ReplyMay 26, 2023 at 9:33 am #1205442191
Yes lucky that he auditioned for Titanic and won the role over everyone else that auditioned for it…
FYI. It has been widely reported that Johnny Depp was offered the role of Jack in Titanic but turned it down and that Jared Leto declined James Cameron’s request to audition for the part. (Personally, I’m very glad that neither one were in the movie.)ReplyNot now