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February 7, 2021 at 10:51 am #1204028586
Y’all using this thread to discuss directors and aspect ratios is why this thread is hitting 30 parts before the BAFTA nominations are even out…
Is it possible Meryl revives herself with The Prom or Let them All Talk? She managed to get into the 1988 race for Ironweed with no other nominations, and that film attracted more mixed reviews than either of her eligible projects this year. The Academy seems to have a specific fixation for her which could manifest in a nomination if there are only perceived to be 4 solid nominees throughout the season and thus the possibility of a 5th wildcard?February 6, 2021 at 1:51 am #1204026360
Viola Davis is a great actress who is capable of internally transformative work (regarding the personalities and characterisation she gives to her roles) but she’s not great at external transformation (accents for example). So is Olivia Colman.February 6, 2021 at 1:21 am #1204026350
With that said, why is that being discussed in this thread, actually? It’s not like it’s going to affect Mulligan in any way.
I can imagine PYW receiving backlash if Fennell is seen as insufficiently intersectional in her feminism, keeping in mind the overwhelming whiteness of the film (although reading some of what has been said of Malcolm and Marie perhaps that’s a good thing re: Black Talent and White Directors). Also, when you compare PYW scoring 4 globe nominations whilst I May Destroy You was shut out by the same organisation…those less than stellar optics may cloud how people feel about the film, and Mulligan may become a victim of that if people don’t want to reward the film.
I say this as someone who loved PYW and thinks Mulligan would make a great Oscar winner come April.February 4, 2021 at 11:47 pm #1204024224
Looking forward to the three way tie between Davis, McDormand and Mulligan. And Adams and Close being shoehorned in as nominations and the latter possibly as a winner despite actual critics hating their movie and being mixed on their performances.February 4, 2021 at 11:44 pm #1204024219
She deserves so much more than what she has gotten.
Woodard deserves far more acclaim, especially for Clemency, but I have a hard time believing BAFTA of all organisations nominating two African American women for leading actress this season.February 4, 2021 at 11:42 pm #1204024211
Imagine a world where the Academy goes crazy for Minari and nominates Han Ye-ri here. Just imagine.
I think Han’s problem is that she’s probably overshadowed by Yeun, Yoon and even Kim in the same movie. Kirby, McDormand and Mulligan are their films, and while Davis has to deal with Boseman in the same film it’s only one other performer vs Han’s 3, and she’s obviously a much bigger star than Han.February 4, 2021 at 11:21 pm #1204024200
The Favorite > The Wife The Father > Hillbilly Elegy Glenn Close is just not lucky with picking her projects. Olivia Colman doesn’t deserve the hate from some Close fans at all.
Um, I don’t think it’s bad luck to pick a will be panned project when you know it’s Ron Howard directing the adaptation of a controversial memoir by an obnoxious author. That’s just poor decision making on Close’s part. I get why she wanted to tell this story but if you want to be in a well reviewed film you have to factor in a lot of considerations, very few are luck based.
She was unlucky a lot of times in her career regarding the Oscars, but not this season.February 4, 2021 at 11:49 am #1204022521
I don’t think they are comparable. Cotillard was in almost every scene of that movie. And the Dardenne brothers are well respected worldwide.
Also wasn’t the Cotillard nomination kind of an apology for snubbing her for Rust and Bone when she hit all the precursors?February 4, 2021 at 11:01 am #1204022265
I can’t see Lindo missing at BAFTA considering he is British and been snubbed everywhere so far. Expecting him to rebound in time for Oscars
He emigrated from the UK at a fairly young age and never established himself in the British film/TV industry so I don’t think he has a real advantage there. Clarke Peters is the most British in terms of career from Da Five Bloods.February 3, 2021 at 11:09 pm #1204019746
Elisabeth Moss predictions are strange to me. The closest equivalent would be Emily Blunt for The Girl on a Train, but that was at least something that got released not long before SAG voting started. It’s hard to see a groundswell of voters putting Moss in for something that came out so long ago. She’s also disadvantaged with the way balloting works. Amy Adams, there she is early on the ballot, and playing a more traditionally baity role, in a movie that already has buzz for another performance. Also a more respected actress than Moss.
The Invisible Man has much better reviews than The Girl on a Train and Hillbilly Elegy, and despite being a horror film also serves as an important commentary on domestic abuse. Through these lens, Moss is at a comparative advantage when it comes to securing the wildcard fifth slot.February 3, 2021 at 11:06 pm #1204019740
I hope all of you see the similarities between Lupita Nyong’o and Carrey Mulligan, both were in widely seen movies that were supposedly not award voter friendly, both had enormous buzz,both won big at the critic circuit, in fact Lupita won more critics awards than Carrey, but at the end of it all, the white one got in and the black one was shut out. We can now all agree that the argument that a movie or its genre is not voter friendly almost always applies to black performers. For white people as long as it was widely seen ( just like US) you get in Just look at this year, PYW and IMDY are stories cut from the same cloth, IMDY is way stronger though, anyone who liked PYW would have automatically liked IMDY , but these voters like such stories only when they are told by white people Congratulations to Carrey who is about to become the 93rd white woman to win best lead actress
You raise a lot of excellent points. However I would posit that Mulligan won less critic awards only because she has stronger competition from the likes of McDormand, Davis and Kirby. Nyong’o was the undeniable critical favourite, which makes her snub last year really inexcusable. But it’s true that genre films starring black talent have a much harder time than their white focused counterparts.February 3, 2021 at 11:35 am #1204018355
THR reporting that directing categories more diverse than the acting ones. I had kinda expected that to show up at BAFTA, but it happening so early is not a good sign. Oscars So White gonna be back with a vengeance.
Ahmed, Boseman and Davis are locked at this point in the leading categories, and Kaluuya in supporting actor, with others such as Lindo and Youn and to a lesser extent even Rahim being viable nominations.January 31, 2021 at 12:19 pm #1204011130
Their first collaboration went really well so this looks promising.January 18, 2021 at 10:14 am #1203989793
I have a sinking feeling Affleck could derail Ahmed….the conservative remnants of the academy will EAT UP a white saviour movie so we shouldn’t underestimate him unfortunately.
At least Riz got married recently so the last few months have been nice to him in that way.