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August 19, 2019 at 10:20 pm #1203031091
She was a lead, definitely. As to how that affected Best Actress? Hard to say but I think Baxter could have played a part in making Bette a bit less competitive than maybe she would have been without her. But Holliday was always a formidable contender who I think played a bigger part in denying Davis more of a chance to beat Swanson who would have been the one to beat nowadays. If it was between the two of them, Swanson probably would have won but Holliday was a strong alternative who was the breakout star in a film that also got nominated for Best Picture.July 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm #1202990932
10. PaltrowJuly 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm #1202963631
Oh I forgot it too. Spacey was lucky that everybody was divided elsewhere so he prevailed at the Oscar with a powerful SAG+BAFTA combo. Poor Bening, Swank was her major competitor all along the season that her film’s popularity couldn’t help elevate her.
The BAFTAs didn’t take place before the Oscars back then so Spacey just capitalized on SAG and a lot of love for American Beauty to win over Denzel Washington.July 3, 2019 at 12:43 am #1202960432
Why are you so sure Stegeo?July 2, 2019 at 9:41 pm #1202960260
I think its going to be a black woman next year although Hawkins and Adams could end up being formidable contenders. As for Renee, a nomination seems likely at this point but I doubt she can win. Has Hollywood missed her enough? The film doesn’t look like a big enough Oscar contender either.July 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm #1202959621
A person can nominate in the branch they join plus any branch in which they received a nomination. George Clooney is a member of the actors branch but can also nominate in directing and writing. Everyone nominates for Best Picture.
Does everybody think that is fair? It gives people a bunch of power in determining nominations. I think someone should stick to one.July 2, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202959603
Can you elaborate on this? I may be reading this incorrectly, but are you trying to suggest that white people cannot be frustrated with the oppression that minorities face? Or that the notion of white privilege being prevalent and problematic is not correct?
Again, I could completely be misinterpreting your statements, but your language confused me and I wanted to clarify before I weighed in on the matter.
No, of course white people can be outraged over racism but I have met white people who are prone to attacking you for anything that can be misconstrued as racism. For example, I was explaining that blacks have a different way of singing than white people and other races do with them being able to do a lot of things vocally that white people really can’t do in the same way. That got shut down as racist and part of trying to prove that blacks are inferior to whites based on genetic makeup. I tell my black roommates about it who aren’t the least bit offended partly because they are also performers and know what I’m talking about. I’ve also witnessed this same person correct another person, stating that the term African American is the right term over black. Then later on I hear a black person criticize that term and all of the black people I know don’t care about the term black. It’s this insistence on everything being what a white person thinks is politically correct while abandoning logical thinking and attacking others who aren’t as “woke” as they are as racist that is irritating to me.
As for white privilege, I think there are a lot of factors that people are oppressed by.This notion that white people are always automatically at an advantage over minorities tends to be used to ignore a lot of things such as biases over weight, disability, general appearance, economic status, sexual orientation, etc that affect people of all races. I’m not saying that racism against minorities in situations that wouldn’t affect a white person isn’t a real thing but it’s insulting to be told that you automatically have a substantial advantage over minorities in everything when really that isn’t the case.July 2, 2019 at 3:03 am #1202958843
I didn’t know where to post it so I’ll ask here. Could you guys recommend me some good AIDS-themed movies? I have recently watched How to Survive a Plague and I’m in the mood to watch more of this stuff.
Angels In America is a great miniseries about AIDS.July 2, 2019 at 2:57 am #1202958834
-Bette Davis in Dangerous, Joan Fontaine in Suspicion and Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins are the worst Best Actress winners.
-Jodie Foster in The Silence of The Lambs is one of the most overrated performances of all time.She just found the right role and stole Sarandon´s oscar.Her performance in The Accused was miles better.
-Jessica Lange deserved her two oscars more than Maggie Smith did.
-Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets is the best female comedic performance to win, after Olivia Colman in The Favourite.
-Elizabeth Taylor deserved the oscar over Shirley MacLaine.
-Jack Nicholson was awful in As Good As It Gets and About Schmidt.His oscar for Terms of Endearment was forgettable too, can´t say if it was deserved or not yet.
-Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl did it MUCH better than Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club.
-Neither Dianne Wiest and Uma Thurman deserved to win best supporting actress in 1995.Jennifer Tilly did.
-Bonnie & Clyde is overrated and BORING.
-Sandra Bullock did us all a HUGE favour by winning that damn oscar.Sidibe and Mulligan were never happening which would lead to Streep winning for that horrendous Julie & Julia.
Really? I wouldn’t call Colman or Hunt’s performances super comedic compared to some female Oscar winners not that I don’t like their performances.July 2, 2019 at 2:52 am #1202958830
1. I didn’t like the score to If Beale Street Could Talk.
2. I’m tired of seeing the word stan used anywhere.
3. Bradley Cooper wasn’t that good in A Star Is Born.
4. Family Guy is still a great show- in fact the newer seasons hold up better than the older ones.
5. Goldderby should pay more attention to us in their Oscar podcasts.
6. Cate Blanchett is a bit overrated as an actress.
7. Subtle performances are not always the best performances.
8. Meryl Streep was great in August Osage County.
9. White people getting all offended about racism towards minorities is fucking annoying.
10. White privilege is a myopic, idiotic concept.
11. Big Hollywood stars constantly getting cast in film adaptations of musicals over more talented theatre actors needs to stop.
12. People who don’t respond to threads but look at them enough to have them gather like 81 views are infuriating.July 2, 2019 at 2:02 am #1202958795
I have the same question!July 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm #1202958332
Was Olivia Colman already a member? And Yorgos Lanthimos?June 7, 2019 at 2:46 am #1202926861May 27, 2019 at 2:58 am #1202911971
The Favourite for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy and for Best Screenplay. I get why the Academy went for Green Book for Best Original Screenplay(Best Picture winners almost always win in the writing categories) but there was nothing that special about its script. Why pick it for Best Screenplay of all things?