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April 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm #1204232595
McDormand is amazing in Three Billboards and I don’t get the backlash to her win. McDormand is great in Fargo but Blethyn and Watson were more deserving honestly. I haven’t seen Nomadland yet. As for her win this year, I feel like it was McDormand’s honeymoon period as her first win was so long before her second. And as others have said, the competition wasn’t strong enough to beat McDormand who was the default pick given Nomadland being the Best Picture frontrunner and McDormand’s BAFTA win.April 27, 2021 at 8:54 pm #1204232587
Colman obviously had been gaining steam after BAFTA and I maybe would have gone out on a limb and predicted her if it wasn’t for her not campaigning because of The Crown filming and some family issues. Sony Pictures Classics should have released The Wife in November instead of August because A Star Is Born and then The Favourite eclipsed any chance of her controlling the race through the fall.
Hopkins winning over Boseman was a surprise but I knew it was possible- this season was so crazy though so upsets didn’t have a huge impact although I was surprised that McDormand won again.April 27, 2021 at 7:56 pm #1204232540
Youn winning is still progress after 63 years of no Asian actresses winning an Oscar, don’t discredit that. OscarsSoWhite should be used as a catalyst to make more roles available for non whites that could be played by any race, not as a movement to turn the Academy into a virtue signaling body that only honors actors because of their track record on race.April 27, 2021 at 3:53 pm #1204232318
It’s not only an Academy problem. Racism and white supremacy is present in literally every industry. But if you want to talk about the Oscars, the main problem for black actors is that the roles do not exist for them. It’s starting to change, yeah, but even this year with so many nominations for them, black actors once again were nominated only for playing tortured artists and social activists.
I get tired of everyone framing it as a black vs white issue- what about Latinos, Asians, Middle Eastern, etc? They all have less acting oscars than blacks do. An Asian actress did win this year but she is only the second Asian actress to do so. Hollywood has a BIG diversity problem generally. It’s an across the board problem for all non whites.April 27, 2021 at 3:48 pm #1204232310
I don’t think the it’s the Academy that’s at fault really its more a matter of the roles not being there. However the past decade or 2 this has been changing and there are now many roles for Black performers so they will win lead awards.
Looking back at the Black lead actor nominees Denzel Washington should have won in 1992 for Malcom X rather than his win in 2001 for Training day. Others have been good enough to win in their years such as Morgan Freeman in 1994, Chiwetel Ejiofor in 2013, but the performers they lost to were arguably just as good.
The Best lead actress category is historically more of a mess though, Whoopi Goldberg should have easily won for The Color Purple back in 1985. Angela Bassett could have won for What’s Love Got to Do with It in 1993 even though Holly Hunter was also very good so its not really a huge snub. Gabourey Sidibe was way better than Sandra Bullock in 2009.
Geraldine Page was excellent in A Trip to Bountiful too and it was her 8th nomination- both performances were amazing.April 26, 2021 at 11:08 am #1204229491
I think Mulligan could have won BAFTA if the BAFTAs had decided their acting nominations in the same way.April 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm #1204226256
Hopkins win was stunning but it wasn’t entirely out of left field. I didn’t think Frances would win but she did. Seventh time Oscar has broken with SAG in Best Actress.April 25, 2021 at 5:34 pm #1204223307
3/4 so far- I missed The Father although I came close to predicting it. I thought Nomadland would take it but I guess the documentary feel of the film got in the way.April 13, 2021 at 12:46 am #1204197429
This race is crazy lol!!! I actually think the secret ballots may help us this time.. or not lol.April 4, 2021 at 6:51 pm #1204176790
Eating my hat- Davis wins. Well, this is exciting.March 29, 2021 at 1:46 am #1204163309
Michelle Pfieffer was someone who coasted off her looks-she’s not a very good actress, maybe it’s the quality of the roles I’ve seen her in but I’ve never been a fan of her with the exception of Batman Returns. I get the feeling that nobody really likes Bening or the roles she plays.March 24, 2021 at 11:50 pm #1204157101
Streep was definitely the favorite that year, it was just nobody really wanted her to win for that role. A very Oscar move that THAT was the part they finally gave her another statuette for.
No, Davis was definitely favored. It was a two horse race but Davis was seen as the favorite.March 22, 2021 at 5:39 am #1204150403
Interestingly, either McDormand or Mulligan could be the first Actress winner since 1998 to come from an Oscar-winning screenplay.
This didn’t used to be rare — in both the 1980s and 1990s it happened 50% of the time — but it’s been quite a drought since Paltrow and Stoppard.
The Favourite should have won Best Original Screenplay along with Colman’s win.