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September 15, 2020 at 2:42 pm #1203708696
I never realized it is just an award for achievement in television, not necessarily in comedy.
I kind of assumed it was a comedy award because of the name and awarding it to Ellen.September 13, 2020 at 10:27 pm #1203704594
Farrah Fawcett gave some good performances. She should have been included. I guess they thought she was too TV.September 13, 2020 at 9:04 pm #1203704510
I think the theory that makes the most sense about Tomei’s win was that people were voting for Emma Thompson in Lead and Tomei was the sole American in Supporting so nationalism won out and they didn’t want to vote for two British women to win. (I know Davis is Australian but people seemed to confuse her as being British too. Jack Palance or whoever wrote the joke he told while presenting clearly thought she was British.)
Not to say Tomei wasn’t deserving. She’s genuinely funny in it and the courtroom testimony is just real classic comedy.September 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm #1203699970
Honestly the only thing that may stop Close is fricken’ Colman again. Not sure why she’s going supporting when she’s the clear female lead of The Father. Especially when she insisted on going lead for The Favourite when it was more understandable to go supporting.
I am glad Ammorite flopped. I can’t take another Winslet campaign and the film looked so cold in the trailer. McDormand is obviously in this strong but her films seems more Indie Spirit and Hammond didn’t seem too wild about it. I am convinced more than ever Best Actress will be either Viola or Michelle. I think Hammond is referring to one of them in his article.
Do we know for a fact that Colman insisted on going lead? Would she have had that much power? I would assume Stone and Weisz probably got to pick their placement first since they were bigger stars. (or did the studio make the decisions?)September 11, 2020 at 1:02 am #1203698484
I wasn’t lying. I guess I misinterpreted what happened. On Watch What Happens Live she was asked about Sweet Dreams by a caller and said something like she was shocked to lose the role since Reisz was her friend. She made it sound like at one point she had assumed the role was coming her way. Maybe not an official offer but it sounded like at some point she was in contention for the part and then it switched. I assumed incorrectly maybe that Reisz had given her some reason to feel that the role would be hers.
I don’t disparage Lange’s work at all. I just thought that Meryl was in the mix somehow for Sweet Dreams and then it didn’t happen. I’m a big fan of both Meryl and Lange. Actually it always seemed like a complement to Lange that she got the role over the directors friend.
Lange on Broadway in Long Days Journey into Night was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen.September 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1203697944
I’m surprised no one has said Chadwick Boseman.
I never really like to predict when no one has seen the film but if in this case the film is good I think he could be a lock.
The tragedy of his death, the social climate of the times, his bravery in still working when he apparently was sick, and the fact that the role he has in the film was singled out for a Tony nomination in the original production makes me think he could be a lock.September 9, 2020 at 8:27 pm #1203696545
well Streep has said that after seeing Lange In Sweet Dreams that Director made right choice. She said in an interview that she doesn’t like her performance in lieutenant wife Bc she didn’t think she did both sides of character well.
She said on Graham Norton that when she hears it she doesn’t think it sounds right. I’m not sure if she meant the accents or just the performance in general. She really hates her performance in Still of the Night. Funny her best (Sophie’s Choice) and worst performances arguably came out within weeks of each other.September 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm #1203695854
Sweet Dreams has an odd history. Meryl Streep was originally promised it by Karel Reisz her director from French Lieutenant’s Woman. Then he suddenly gave it to Lange. I think Streep would have done her own singing. She always seems hurt by the switch when discussing it.
I wonder if that is what has also soured her on French Lieutenant’s Woman. She now says that isn’t one of her best performances.
Lange is very good in it though even if she doesn’t do her own singing.
I wonder if Beverly D’Angelo was ever considered. She did a good job as Cline in Coal Miner’s Daughter. Guess she wasn’t a big enough star.September 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm #1203694175
This is one of those heartbreaking years where there were many possible deserving winners.
Spacek gave maybe the greatest biopic performance/impersonation ever. (and she did all her own singing and sounded just like Lynn. I can’t help but compare all future singer biopics to this one.)
Moore was raw and emotional and cast so against type that it only made the performance more riveting.
Hawn was so funny. Those scenes where she is in basic training could only be done by a gifted comedic actor. (great physical comedy too)
Burstyn was also great in a complex role.
(Rowlands was just ok in my book. I’d have put Shelley Duvall in that slot.)
BTW Wanda’s typo in the first post brings up some funny images. Shelley Winters in The Shining. Interesting!September 8, 2020 at 8:57 pm #1203694158
Shirley MacLaine as Roxie
Rita Moreno as Velma
Frank Sinatra as Billy
Ethel Merman as Mama Morton
Phil Silvers as AmosSeptember 3, 2020 at 8:37 pm #1203685355
yeah many here talk about test screening and amy being more lead but didnt see any.
only tea i got was from this film critic:
Wow Janet Maslin (a tough critic) really likes her:
In “Hillbillly Elegy” Close finally has a role good enough to put her in contention. She’s the film’s backbone, so immersed in her Appalachian character that it takes a while to recognize her. Nothing like her other work. No offense to “The Wife,” but “The Wife” was ridiculous.
Annoying though that she doesn’t answer the posts about whether it is a lead or supporting role. Maybe she doesn’t want to influence the decision.September 3, 2020 at 4:34 pm #1203685072
Have people read reviews of test screenings? Some of these posts sound like people have. Where?
It would be cool if Glenn got lead actress. I’m still not over the last loss!September 3, 2020 at 4:27 pm #1203685064
What category do people think Sarandon belonged in? Lead or supporting?
She famously voted for herself in supporting and was shocked she got a lead nomination. I assume she was campaigned in supporting if that is where she voted for herself.August 29, 2020 at 8:37 pm #1203674413
Why do some people consider Atlantic City a 1980 release? It didn’t play in the US until 81 so that is what the Oscars go by.
I just watched it again when it was on TCM. I’d always wondered about Sarandon’s category placement (the story that she voted for herself in supporting etc.)
I think she is definitely a lead. It seemed to me she had almost as much or maybe even more screen time than Lancaster.
My ranking would be
(and Faye Dunaway should have been a nominee.)