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December 1, 2020 at 10:22 pm #1203888820
”Candice Bergen is phenomenal in Soderbergh’s Let Them All Talk. Her best performance in years.”
Who are you quoting?
It would be cool to see her win. Her only nomination is for Starting Over. She is quite funny in that. The singing scene is priceless.November 29, 2020 at 10:14 pm #1203883938
I think Davis would have gone lead for Fences so that she’d have the record as the first African-American woman to have 2 Best Actress nominations.
IMO she should have gone lead for Fences anyway. She’d have beat Stone. Probably not if she had won for The Help but since she didn’t I think she could have easily overtaken Stone. I guess she got screwed once by going lead for a borderline lead/supporting role so she picked the safer route with Fences.November 29, 2020 at 6:11 pm #1203883410
It’s bittersweet… Doubt’s my favorite performance of Meryl Streep but Penelope just lost for Volver and I do not think she’d have another chance at winning, it was now or never so I’m happy with how things played out that year.
Regarding Kate, both she and Meryl were Weinstein’s girls however I feel like the whole Hollywood and especially him were more interested in making her a first time winner than Streep a 3rd-timer. Oh, and he wanted her to win a lead actress Oscar, that’s why she got the nomination there in the first place.
But wasn’t she mad at him for messing up her chance at winning for Revolutionary Road? Recently she has talked about how she purposely didn’t thank him during her speech.November 29, 2020 at 5:10 pm #1203883275
This is one of the oddest incidents in recent Oscar years. The Academy actually went against the advertising, denied the category fraud and nominated her in lead. She really wanted to be nominated in lead for Revolutionary Road and I think was even mad that The Reader was released the same year.
I guess if she had been nominated in supporting things would have played out like at SAG with her taking supporting and Meryl in Doubt winning lead.
I don’t know what would have happened if she had just been nominated as lead for Revolutionary Road and not at all for The Reader. I guess she still would have won based on the Globe win but Revolutionary Road was not a well liked film.November 28, 2020 at 7:06 pm #1203881264
I think Amy Adams got ignored for Arrival because she had been nominated so many times people just assumed oh everyone will vote for her, I’m going to vote for an underdog I really like.
It’s an odd omission since Arrival is the only film people will argue that Adams actually could have won for….with all her actual nominations she was usually considered to be in 4th or 5th place.November 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm #1203878653
I think Streep was considered the favorite with Keaton a close second. Streep won the Globe and LAFC. Keaton (and Faye Dunaway, Mommie Dearest) were runnersup at NYFC and NSFC. Glenda Jackson and Marília Pêra won those respectively so the precursors were all over the map and not too decisive.
It is interesting to think how this year reverberates right up to this year’s awards. If Streep had won she probably would have still won the next year for Sophie’s Choice since the reviews were that good. She’d have then had her three and be tied with Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman for women with three Oscars. I doubt she’d have then had enough support to become the first four time winner for The Iron Lady since it had mixed reactions.
SO! Then Viola would have won for The Help. Then what would she have done with Fences? Would she have still gone supporting? Or would she have gone lead to break that record of being the first black women with two Best Actress nominations. Would she have still won? If she had then she probably wouldn’t be in the mix this year for a win again.
1981 was kind of a pivotal year for the most awarded list.November 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm #1203875852
The odd thing is more people are talking about this movie than any of the ones that received good reviews.November 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm #1203874066
The thing to note with these two performances though are the fact that Tucci’s performance was pretty acclaimed and he was nominated at the Globes, SAG and BAFTA for it too (I don’t think Close will get in at BAFTA). Blanchett was reprising the role that caused her breakthrough and it was a beloved role.
Blanchett also had that great speech something like “I command the wind” or something about the wind. They played that on LA radio and TV constantly. I always felt a lot of people didn’t even see the film but heard that speech and just assumed she must be good in the film as a whole and voted for her.
I think they played that clip at the Oscars too and Blanchett winced after it.November 25, 2020 at 7:25 pm #1203873833
Thompson (I think since she was getting screenplay and had just won Best Actress voters felt she had had enough—-plus there was some buzz that she was miscast and too old for the role and that Carrington was the film she should have been nominated for)November 25, 2020 at 5:28 pm #1203873637
She was a solid 3rd place. So many performances won without SAG nominations. And we know SAG are not much fans of Foreign Language Films, they snub ’em all the time.
Actually I think only Marcia Gay Harden, Christoph Waltz and Regina King are the only people to win an Oscar without a SAG nomination first but you are right she was probably third. Streep and Watson weren’t happening.November 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm #1203873611
It’s clear that people spreading this news HAVE NOT SEEN THE INTERVIEW. Some people above are saying Popcorn with Peter Travers is a podcast? LOL It’s a talk show on ABC. This shows how dumb people are and they are ready to believe whatever they read on a viral tweet. Embarassing.
It’s a podcast and webcast on the ABC website and app its not a talk show on ABC.November 25, 2020 at 5:17 pm #1203873604
Montenegro wasn’t even nominated at SAG so her chances of a win were very slim.November 24, 2020 at 5:22 pm #1203868663
Sasha Stone has been tweeting a lot about the political stuff related to the film:
It is not surprising that so many on the left are using the film –THE FILM –#HillbillyElegy as yet another way to attack Trump and Trump supporters. It is a FILM.And a story about a guy who escaped a town crippled by poverty and heroin addiction, made something of his life 1/4
Ordinarily this would be celebrated, regarded as a great success that someone could manage that, as it would be from any other perspective the left approved of. But the hatred is so deep, so profound that it covers everything. 2/4
You don’t have to kill off art to make a point about politics. And guess what? You don’t have to be a good puritan all of the time and make sure your viewing list is pure and righteous. You are allowed, on occasion, to misbehave by venturing into forbidden worlds. 3/4
You might hate the movie anyway. You might think the story is “beneath” you. But it’s a true story and a worthy story. I found some catharsis in it, coming from abuse myself. You won the election. Now it’s time to be decent again. After all, is that’s what you fought for? 4/4November 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm #1203868386
the interview:November 24, 2020 at 3:29 pm #1203867695
what was the political element of this film?
Anyway, Close is still getting nominated for this. Adams? Probably not, but this is definitely not Razzie worthy for me.
Some people think the reviews have been so savage because the author of the book is a conservative in real life so the reviews have a political bias.
(Don’t know if this is true, haven’t seen the movie, read the book and I don’t know much about the author. Somebody told me he was on Tucker Carlson’s show yesterday discussing that the reviews may have been inspired more as personal attacks on him than the film.)