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July 14, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1203585802
I wish The Wife had been released a year earlier. (It was ready and fresh off great reviews from film festivals.)
I think she’d have stood a good chance at winning since Frances McDormand was on her second Oscar and Glenn had none.
(Although the problem with The Wife is probably the title. Lots of men probably saw the name and thought chick flick and through the screener away.)
The Wife wouldn’t have derailed none of the women who made the final five in 2017. 2018 was surprisingly wide open. And the early front runner status for Gaga definitely helped Glenn’s case as an alternative.July 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203585537
Resistance? Stalemate? LOL Academy nominated Glenn 7 times(including for stuff The Wife, Albert Nobbs and The Natural). They LOVE her.And I guess she knows it too. Same for Amy Adams. Academy clearly loves them.
That’s respect not love when you’re a multi-nominee without ever winning.July 14, 2020 at 7:22 am #1203585201
There’s a small but observable minority who would have voted for Adams in The Master, myself included. She even won two of the main US critics awards for it.
I still don’t understand their resistance to her? Giving her a supporting win would have killed this stalemate they have themselves in.July 14, 2020 at 7:20 am #1203585195
Let’s be honest, even if The Report did and Bening made it on Oscar nom morning and was Dern’s actual competition at the Globes instead of Lopez, she would not have beat her. Bening, in all honestly with her awards luck, will probably never win an Oscar. Her best bet was 20 years ago for American Beauty and I don’t see it aligning for her like that again. Dern was on a roll these past couple of year’s and there was really no way she was losing this year, especially the year of Renata breaking the internet. And imo, she was by far the best winner out of this year’s bunch, though that’s up for debate.
Who do you think the Academy is more resistant to: Bening or Close? I think both are strong possibilities in the next few cycles.July 13, 2020 at 6:56 pm #1203584733
It’s the Coronavirus era. Anything can get nominated. Now that every movie is getting postponed and postponed, shouldn’t Da 5 Bloods be a frontrunner?
Don’t forget that early 2021 releases will also qualify for the 93rd ceremony. There are plenty of titles industry professionals can’t wait to view in their home and throw accolades at (The French Dispatch) for example.July 12, 2020 at 6:49 am #1203582323
This tbh. I adore Dern and glad she has an Oscar but it really says something about competition when her closet / only all season long was a Razzie favourite popstar that would’ve been her film’s sole nomination.
I really willed Kathy Bates as a nominee. But the Academy fucked me so hard after the Close defeat.July 12, 2020 at 6:38 am #1203582314
Judy Davis losing was odd. She was the favorite going in. People later thought that all the Woody Allen controversy hurt her BUT two years later Diane Wiest and then Mira Sorvino would win for Woody Allen films so they clearly weren’t boycotting him.
Sexism from the male voter bloc. Davis played a ball buster. She was the most unpleasant character from the nominees. Whereas Tomei was the hot chick, the youngest of the nominees, and the lone American.July 11, 2020 at 3:58 am #1203580956
I hate the overdue narrative, Peter O’Toole and Alfred Hitchcock are the perfect example that the Academy doesn’t care if you’re a genius. The Academy is about the momentum, if the stars alienate you’ll win an Oscar definitely.
O’Toole was able to lose on his final nod because they had already given him an honorary. Where those were still presented on the broadcast with a formal presentation.July 11, 2020 at 3:56 am #1203580953
People always talk about who is overdue for an Oscar and few years ago I found an interesting article where Samuel L. Jackson was quoted that nobody is overdue. The Academy doesnt owe anything to anybody. And I kinda agree. Being nominated is huge honor itself and being invited to celebrate best in cinema is huge honor. But Academy should not apologize to anybody for not being voted best(Honorary Oscar is kinda apology). After all, winning an Oscar is luck. I know that sadly overdue factor really exist.
Whats your view on overdue factor? Should it exist? Which ,if any, actors, directors, writers etc are overdue in your opinion?
Shocking he says this but he also believes Martin Landau won because he was overdue which isn’t true for anyone who has seen Ed Wood.July 9, 2020 at 9:37 pm #1203579327
Could you edit your post to properly reflect the correct spelling of her name? Alfre!July 7, 2020 at 11:11 pm #1203573256
The Farewell would’ve broken through had A24 given it a proper Oscar friendly release date. As I’ve heard from people that have seen it, Minari will be a massive player.
An early release date benefited The Farewell to even be in the conversation. But the Academy selected the one Asian title they would seriously consider across the board.July 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm #1203573123
I remember being surprised Redgrave got in. People love that performance but it never really did much for me. I didn’t think others would vote for her.
Charlton Heston was open about denying Redgrave a vote because he was scared of what she might say were she to win. But he did like her performance.July 7, 2020 at 5:17 pm #1203572978
First look at Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges (and Tracy Letts) in French Exit
Pfeiffer is serving. She’s coming!
I’m so enthusiastic about this! She needs her overdue with Close.July 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm #1203572905
It is hard to figure out what happened with Passion Fish. She was high up on the list of prospective nominees. The Academy saw the film since Mary McDonnell got in.
Woodard did show up as a runner up at the LA Film critics award in lead so maybe that confused voters where she should be placed. Although just the year before LA gave Mercedes Ruehl Best Actress and she went on to win supporting almost everywhere else.
I haven’t seen the movie in a long time. Not sure how long her screen time is and if she belonged in lead or supporting.
It’s a co-lead role in Passion Fish and her campaign in supporting was wholly strategic. I blame either Tomei and Plowright because the other three nominees feel unmovable.