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December 31, 2021 at 12:04 pm #1204688985
I really believe Olivia is the new Meryl (during the 80’s), in the sense that she will be nominated for almost every of her major roles. She’s just fascinating to watch.
I don’t know. Colman isn’t that much into externally transformative acting in the way Streep is. For example, I can imagine Streep actually doing an Italian accent if she played Leda in the film, and that kind of acting is relatively easy to measure objectively, when compared to the more subjective elements of acting, and so it’s easier to reward. A huge reason as to why Streep amassed so many nominations can be explained by her talent for accents, which no other American thespian has been able to match.December 28, 2021 at 10:58 am #1204683567
Meryl was surprisingly meh
Between this, The Laundromat and The Prom, who would have thought Netflix would have manifested Streep’s flop era?
I think maybe the film might’ve been better received stateside if it came out during Trunp’s presidency, if just for how cathartic it may have been. For all its faults, the Biden administration have made some efforts towards addressing Covid and climate change.December 28, 2021 at 10:36 am #1204683507
I don’t begrudge her the payday, but I don’t see that making this movie is a sign of her getting back to her independent film roots.
On the other hand, getting a pay check of this amount for one film gives her the financial stability necessary to pursue less profitable independent films. A lot of actors take cash jobs to fund the small movies they’re more interested in.December 28, 2021 at 9:54 am #1204683414
Jennifer Lawrence took time off in 2018-19 from acting in order to raise awareness about financial corruption in politics, and is a board member of RepresentUs, an organisation focused on that same area. Since DLU explores the corrosive link between money and policy making (even if it doesn’t always do it well), I can imagine she felt genuinely passionate about the movie’s message, and that kind of commitment can make your performance better than it otherwise would be.December 27, 2021 at 3:04 am #1204681093
Prince Williams not being a fan of the umpteenth spectacularization of her dead mother struggles and feelings would be absolutely normal and legit, especially in this case where the whole movie is totally about that with Diana being portrayed as a lunatic.
I think a lot of non Brits here are overestimating how much sway Prince William has over BAFTA creatively. He’s more akin to a royal patron, and while he may have some input on matters of governance, his role is mainly a PR thing, and any influence he has on what is awarded would be minimal. Stewart and her film could flop at BAFTA (or do very well) but it won’t be at the hands of the Prince.December 26, 2021 at 2:35 am #1204679155
Didn’t Blanchett bail on the project due to Sorkin’s involvement? I think while she could’ve done an excellent job, she could only be competitive for a win if the film was absolutely amazing. You don’t win a third Oscar for a middling movie unless you’re Meryl Streep and Blanchett wasn’t seen as overdue for 30 years of amazing work.December 23, 2021 at 10:40 am #1204675752
For reasons unknown Jessie Buckley and Martha Plimpton didn’t get the traction they needed this awards season for their superb performances. They both are top five and they both gave raw and beautiful performances as all too real mothers dealing with issues surrounding their child/children.
Mass seems like a non event at this point so that explains Plimpton.
Regarding Buckley, her doing Cabaret in London means she’s not really free to go on the campaign trail and that definitely impedes your chances. Moreover, whilst I haven’t seen the film, the amount and types of raves Colman is getting indicates that her performance really dominates, so potentially her costars are getting overshadowed a bit?December 1, 2021 at 1:15 pm #1204617924
What could possibly help Zegler, and West Side Story as a whole, is the inherent narrative that comes with Sondheim’s legacy, made even more potent in the last few days. This is a reach but given that the industry already seems to be embracing Zegler this may push her over into a nomination?November 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm #1204592776
For any Irish members, there is a strong chance that Balfe, Buckley and Negga all get nominations in this category. It would probably be the first time a country that wasn’t the USA or the UK occupied 60% of the nominations for a category.November 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm #1204591039
Do we think that Buckley playing Sally Bowles on the West End for the next few months (I think until March?) will help or hinder her nomination chances? It’s an iconic role but being tied to London and performing all those shows might mean she’s not going to campaign that heavily for The Lost Daughter?
She may not get an Oscar nomination but she’ll certainly get an Olivier one.October 23, 2021 at 9:41 am #1204534203
I’m very curious now to see if industry awards continue to embrace Jessie Buckley, or if there’ll be more of a split with Johnson, or if they both get dropped completely. Solely based on the trailer however, I was most compelled by Johnson and hope she can build up some steam with the precursors.
I think an advantage Buckley has is that she’s probably got the more prestigious resumé as a thespian. There is probably a greater desire to reward her with a nomination than exists with Johnson, and Iris demonstrates that two actors can be nominated for playing the same character in the same movie.October 16, 2021 at 11:13 am #1204521924
I hope Comer stays lead. I’m sick of borderline performances automatically reverting to the supporting category and leaving no room for the truly supporting actors.
Besides, the optics of Comer being put in supporting when the plot concerns the violation of her character’s body and reputation will be problematic. When it comes to the movie’s themes, she has to be put in lead.September 19, 2021 at 10:58 pm #1204473658
Given Corrin not winning for one of the most buzzed about breakthroughs or Rodriguez not having a historical win (which people are likely to get even more upset about considering how white the overall acting Emmy winners were), or even the notion of Moss being a more deserving winner that some will feel, is it possible that Colman’s Emmy win sparks some kind of backlash against her?September 13, 2021 at 1:21 pm #1204457788
Emma Stone played Billie Jean King in a film that got solid reviews post her Oscar win and didn’t garner an Oscar nomination. Chastain, good reviews or not, is not guaranteed a nomination for a film like The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Nothing about it looks undeniable.
Apparently Stone herself wasn’t into campaigning in back to back wins and was happy to not push the film especially after its box office was poor and the year turned out to be really competitive for best actress.Not now