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January 7, 2021 at 11:59 am #1203967763
My two cents:
1. Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
2. Sophia Loren – The Life Ahead
3. Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy
4. Frances McDormand – Nomadland
5. Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
I don’t get why Loren’s performance is not in the contest conversation circles. She was f—ing amazing. In my heart she’s the winner already. But I just hope for a nomination.
Number 2 in my book is Viola Davis superlative (as usual) performance. Her Ma Rainey is definately Oscar worthy.
And about Frances McDormand this year… I don’t get the fuss (but probably is because I don’t get the ratings of “Nomadland”, maybe beause I’m european and that actual idiosyncrasy of the film escapes me? Don’t know why but to me is a forgetable film to say the least), she has had way better roles to work with. She does here what she can with “Nomadland”. Her perfomance remembers me to what Antonio Banderas did with “Dolor y gloria”, she embodies the role naturaly, not doubt about it… but everything in the film incuding the characters on the scrip seemed bland to me. Sorry 🙁January 7, 2021 at 11:45 am #1203967735
1. Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
2. Anthony Hopkins – The Father
3. Gary Oldman – Mank
4. Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
5. Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
In my personal subjetive opinion Hopkins’ performance was a little step above Boseman’s, BUT since Boseman was SUPERB also and sadly in no longer with us. I think it would be a nice tribute to his art if the Oscar goes to him.January 7, 2021 at 11:36 am #1203967723
In this crazy year, I’ll go with:
1. Olivia Colman – The Father
2. Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
3. Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
4. Amanda Seyfried – Mank
5. Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
My bet is… a 2018-19 deja vú: Colman Vs. Close and the Oscars doing it again.February 10, 2020 at 12:23 am #1203341046
Darling, forget about it.
I think it would be hard to win for a role that somebody already won for.
I’m gonna go with pretty much zero. Especially with this year’s competition.
None.He won´t even get nominated.
Mamma miaFebruary 6, 2020 at 1:44 am #1203332390
My personal picks:
2001: Donnie Darko
2003: The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King
2004: Million Dollar Baby
2006: Little Miss Sunshine
2008: Gran Torino
2009: AvatarJanuary 31, 2020 at 8:25 am #1203321718
“Troop Zero”: 5 out of 10 stars. Great artistic direction, great photography… and superb supporting performances by Viola Davis and Allison Janney… that’s the thing. Their quaility acting deserved a better storyline and a better script for them (actually after watching the film, the audience might feel that exploring the material behind the past friendship of this two characters… could have been way more interesting than the actual main plot).
And “The Good Liar”: a 5 out of 10 too. Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are great as always and the plot is juicy, but at the end, it has so many crazy and meaningless twists that losts credibility.January 31, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203321695
Scarlett Johansson (in any category) or Joe Pesci. But highly unlikely.January 31, 2020 at 4:21 am #1203321329
2010: 127 Hours
2011: The Artist
2013: Dallas Buyers Club
2016: A United Kingdom
2017: Wonder Woman
2018: Mary, Queen of Scots
2019: JokerJanuary 30, 2020 at 2:28 am #1203319549
Is difficult to place what’s considered “unlikable”, since winning actors of the Oscar usually portraits characters with lots of dimensions and nuances. So I will go for the characters that are presented to us as “villians” since the 90’s:
For Best Actor:
For Best Actress:
For Best Supporting Actor:
For Best Supporting Actress:
January 26, 2020 at 7:53 am #1203305947
This has been a pretty weak year… compared to the previous one with such good-to-great films (“Campeones”, “Thi Mai”, “El autor”, “Handía”, “La llamada”, “El Reino”), so I’m really fine with Almodovar’s film recieving all the accolades (deservengly so considering the “quality” of this year).
Honestly, I only liked one spanish film of 2019: “Lo dejo cuando quiera” and it wasn’t even nominated for a single thing considering is a genre film of pure spanish comedy.January 23, 2020 at 10:45 am #1203300425
The George Lucas prequel “Star Wars” Trilogy is way better than the Disney Trilogy. Kill me.
January 23, 2020 at 10:37 am #1203300396
I don’t see it happening in the near future. His future proyects don’t look too promising. And if he couldn’t get a nomination for such a juicy and baity role, I don’t see him getting a nom for his near future proyects than seem much less interesting.
My personal opinion is that he’s a promising raising star, he has room to improve and mature as an actor… and then is when he’s gonna get a nom I think (I’m not gonna lie, about this generation and their paths as actors… I follow with more interest the likes of Miles Teller, Freddie Highmore, Ansel Elgort, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Evan Peters, etcetera).January 23, 2020 at 10:13 am #1203300346
Antonio Banderas – La piel que habito & The 33
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
Adam Driver – Blackkklansman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes & The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Match Point
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Charlize Theron – Monster & Tully
Renée Zellweeger – Chicago
Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan & Big
Anthony Hopkins – Silence of the Lambs
Al Pacino – The Godfather trilogy (I can’t decide, he’s perfect in each film)
Joe Pesci – Godfellas (and a guilty pleasure: I adore him in the “Home Alone” bilogy and I’m not ashamed to say it. I’m a 90’s child)
Brad Pitt – Fight Club & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kathy Bates – Misery & Primary Colors
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies (TV)
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of ScotsJanuary 22, 2020 at 12:10 pm #1203299149
The best performance? Have you seen Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse? I bet you haven’t. That’s the best performance of the year, not a low-quality Heath Ledger impersonation.
That’s your personal opinion. To me Phoenix’s Joker is the best one (I really can’t compare a supporting performance with a leading one. Ledger was the best supporting Joker in history and Phoenix is the best leading one), to me he gave the best performance (male or female) of the year (his moments in screen are pure gold whatever they are of Joker or of Arthur Fleck), to me the sequence of the year is the one of the total transformation of Arthur in Joker in the Late Show with DeNiro’s character, memorable.