Actually you do. The only argument you are bringing for them deserving to be nominated is their sex and skin color.
I have no clue which shows have been written by female writers and created by female directors. I am sure the HFPA also doesn’t. And maybe that shouldn’t be a factor.
I am actually surprised at the level of hate that people have for a solid list of nominees. I have been following awards shows now for a couple of decades and there has never been a single year where people did not go “awful nominees” (though “disgusting” was rare and frankly, I think the word does not fit here). Of course, there are thousands of…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Who were the front runners going into 1976 Oscars? in the forum Movies 1 week, 6 days ago
Jason Robards, Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch were all expected to win. William Holden had some momentum but people loved Finch. Btw, he died after the voting deadline, so there was no sympathy vote cast.
Beatrice Straight was most certainly an upset, but who was actually the frontrunner? It’s nearly impossible to say as most of the nominated…[Read more]
That’s interesting, thank you for this piece of trivia.
I suppose it has something to do with different values. Europeans appreciate humbleness. Yes, we want people to be ambitious and generous, but at the same time they need to be humble otherwise it rubs us the wrong way. Ullmann probably considered her behaviour off-putting from an European…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Anyone ever see the movie Claudine with Diahann Carroll? in the forum Movies 1 month, 1 week ago
For me it was a rather weird movie – felt a little bit like a failed sitcom pilot with some serious undertones; very uneven and confusing (I wasn’t too sure what the point was). However, I saw it probably 12 years ago, I might appreciate it more now. It might also have been a cultural issue as it felt like an American movie for an American…[Read more]
Diana Ross led quite an aggressive campaign and people were quite impressed with her performance. I am fairly certain that she came in second (though we will never know). Ullmann might have won the Globe, but the Globes were not a big barometer for Oscars back then.
Ullmann third, then probably Tyson and Smith (whose film wasn’t all that popular,…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Did Geraldine Page Come Close to an Oscar Win (until she won in 1985) in the forum Movies 1 month, 2 weeks ago
As mentioned, pure speculation. I think Geraldine Page was in a Glenn Close type of situation where she was respected by her peers but never really liked too much (if I dare say so). Let’s look at her nominations.
1953 Hondo — this is actually quite a weird nomination; I don’t think many people would have given an Oscar to a movie like Hondo…[Read more]
Sam_Malone replied to the topic Who was the favorite in the 2002 Best Actress race going into the ceremony? in the forum Movies 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The race kept changing quite often. Up until the Globes, Julianne Moore was the heavy favourite to win everything. Once the Globes went for Kidman, it all changed. Then Chicago was appreciated more and more and Zellweger was brought into the discussion.
Even though Zellweger won the SAG (very weird in retrospect), there was so much love for…[Read more]