Somewhat younger movie lover....I have always loved watching movies and talking about them with anybody who would listen or show the slightest inkling that they may love them too. I am also a huge lover and supporter of live Theatre and think more people in today's society should go see more plays/musicals. I do love being able to talk to and associate with many other arts lovers on this site and am always open for any discussion.
Dec 17, 2011
Oct 31, 2020
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October 28, 2020 at 9:23 am #1203807674
Langella’s character is certainly far from likable in this film. Not sure how anyone could find that possible.
It’s a very one note character but Langella does as well with the material as one could considering how it’s basically him being despicable and nothing else.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 21, 2020 at 11:11 am #1203793964
And believe me, I know some of these had no shot at all.
2009: The White Ribbon
2011: A Separation
2012: The Master
2013: Blue is the Warmest Color
2016: The Handmaiden
2017: A Fantastic Woman
2019: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 18, 2020 at 4:27 am #1203785572
2010: The Social Network (Toy Story 3 is practically tied)
2011: The Tree of Life
2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Selma and Whiplash are very close)
2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
2016: Moonlight (Arrival deserves a mention)
2017: Three Billboards
2018: The Favourite
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm #1203781349
2009: The Blind Side
2010: 127 Hours
2011: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2012: Life of Pi/Les Miserables
2013: Dallas Buyers Club
2014: American Sniper
2015: The Martian
2016: Hell or High Water
2017: Darkest Hour
2018: Bohemian Rhapsody
2019: Joker (though I truthfully didn’t hate any of the nominees…I just thought JOKER was a little overrated and basically buoyed up by Phoenix)
In the end, I knew immediately when I saw this thread that I would gladly call out the horror that was the nom of THE BLIND SIDE…..yuck….
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 15, 2020 at 6:30 am #1203780162
I’m going to list 20 that come to mind:
Marcia Gay Harden
Meryl Streep, KvK
Eva Marie Saint
Dianne Wiest (Bullets)
Catherine Zeta Jones
Maggie Smith (California Suite)
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 4, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203759058
I went for Finch but I certainly have to commend Tracy and Ledger.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 4, 2020 at 11:16 am #1203758969
I certainly don’t think she was the worst winner by any means but she would’ve ranked 4th for me.
Blanchett would’ve been my choice but I also would’ve also gladly supported a Rampling win.
Ronan was worthy of the nomination.
Lawrence’s slot felt like unnecessary filler.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm #1203757536
They have already been said on this thread by other people and I’ve brought it up in the past, but:
The fact that Lupita Nyong’o and Song Kang ho were snubbed when they were far and away better than anyone in those categories was truly laughable. That’s especially true in the former’s case as I don’t think any of the actual Actress nominees should’ve been considered.
Awkwafina, THE FAREWELL
Adele Haenel, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Lupita Nyong’o, US
Florence Pugh, MIDSOMMAR
Alfre Woodard, CLEMENCY
Choi Woo shik, PARASITE
Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE
Tom Hanks, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN)
Song Kang ho, PARASITE
Oh and to add to that, Cho Yeo jeong was an easy victor for PARASITE…and to think she wasn’t even nominated while Laura Dern swept for THAT performance.
I also love the mention of Ralph Fiennes for GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”October 1, 2020 at 11:07 am #1203749249
While Pesci was good in the role (and it was certainly a more subdued portrayal than what he often gave in his other famous performances), I still came out of that movie thinking Pacino stole the whole thing. Any time he was onscreen, the movie had so much life.
Without Song Kang-Ho or Willem Dafoe in the category, Pacino was an easy winner for me.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 23, 2020 at 7:31 pm #1203731077
I do have to say, since it was brought up, that the McKinnon and Baldwin wins in 2017 were certainly more based on politics than the quality.
I love Kate McKinnon but the fact that Judith Light lost for the season 3 finale of TRANSPARENT is simply shameful. For me, that was one of the best slam dunk submission episodes ever.
Baldwin’s win upset me a little less, even though I tired of his impression after the debate sketches…and he stole what should’ve been Titus Burgess’ Emmy.
As for SCHITT’s CREEK, I do think it winning Directing was a bit much. I also feel like the Writing win was deserved but WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is even funnier and I would’ve loved an upset from that show.
Daniel Levy is certainly more of a Lead in the show…especially as the show progressed. I also agree that I can accept the idea of Annie Murphy in Supporting but it does feel like Dan Levy was committing category fraud.
Lastly, it’s a shame that for these final two seasons that the Emmys never recognized Emily Hampshire…especially for season 5 as “The Hospies” and “Life is a Cabaret” would’ve made for truly wonderful submissions for her.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm #1203730752
The first one that came to mind was Sandra Bernhard for THE KING OF COMEDY. Along with her, DeNiro and Lewis should’ve been easy nominations. Honestly, all three of them should’ve been in serious contention to win.
I’ll also second Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette for AFTER HOURS.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm #1203725969
As happy as I am to see the SCHITT’S CREEK sweep, I do have to say that its Directing win was certainly questionable. I knew it could happen, but I still thought that the glitz of MAISEL would pull it off. I also had a sneaking feeling about Murphy but still predicted Borstein. I also agree that it is definitely ironic that Borstein lost for what was essentially her best season…plus her rant to Jane Lynch was superb to the point where I assumed she had already won at that exact moment.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203720907
1. Laurie Metcalf, LADYBIRD
2. Naomi Harris, MOONLIGHT
3. Florence Pugh, LITTLE WOMEN
4. Amy Adams, THE MASTER
5. Michelle Williams, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 20, 2020 at 6:05 am #1203719926
”Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live
This was very much a political statement. I talked all of my friends into voting for him too. Trump will be pissed to see Pitt win for playing Fauci.”
Take the voting rights away from this member.
I hate this kind of thing so much! It was a brief snippet appearance that only got nominated due to the fact it was Brad Pitt and because of the politics.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”September 17, 2020 at 11:59 am #1203713286
1930s: Hattie McDaniel, GONE WITH THE WIND
1940s: Jane Darwell, THE GRAPES OF WRATH
1950s: Kim Hunter, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1960s: Sandy Dennis, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
1970s: Meryl Streep, KRAMER VS. KRAMER
1980s: Linda Hunt, THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
1990s: Anna Paquin, THE PIANO
2000s: Mo’Nique, PRECIOUS
2010s: Viola Davis, FENCES
1940s: Harold Russell, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
1950s: George Sanders, ALL ABOUT EVE
1960s: Melvyn Douglas, HUD
1970s: Joel Grey, CABARET
1980s: Timothy Hutton, ORDINARY PEOPLE
1990s: Joe Pesci, GOODFELLAS
2000s: Javier Bardem, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2010s: J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH
“The art of making art is putting it together...”