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January 17, 2019 at 4:06 pm #1202738008
Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris and Willem Dafoe all come to mind for me.
A slight tangent: Carey Mulligan is so overdue her second nomination, she was phenomenal in The Suffragette, Mudbound and Shame.January 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm #1202738003
A left field choice would be Suze Randall; the British nurse who became the first female photographer for Playboy and later made a fortune directing pornography in the 80s/90s. She was interviewed in the documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” and what fascinated me was how eloquently she spoke about how feminism inspired her and how she was desperate to fight the male gaze and create a safe environment for women. In the #MeToo era this could be an interesting story. Claire Foy or Rosamund Pike to play her.March 4, 2016 at 5:23 pm #219619
Best Actress looks like it could be a showdown! There’s Jessica Chastain for Zookeeper’s Wife/Miss Sloane, Viola Davis for Fences if she goes lead (is this still being released for next year?), obviously never rule out Jennifer Lawrence for Passengers, Emily Blunt for Girl on a Train. This could be an onslaught!
Would love to see a year with great female representation. I mean imagine if half the best picture nominees were led by female characters, ya know because they do make up half the population and all. Or maybe god forbid, a female director (Niki Caro? Andrea Arnold?) gets nominated! Or if we’re all high on acid, a woman gets nominated for say score or cinematography (now THAT is the boy’s club amongst boy’s clubs that is the Oscars). How many female writers have we had win again (Sofia Coppolla, the LOTR ladies and Diablo Cody are the only ones who come to mind from this century!)March 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm #220091
This category does occasionally produce very deserving winners; however the only ones that stick out to me in the past 25 years as being deserving I’d say are Skyfall, Let it Go (overplayed but come on guys it was a good song), My Heart Will Go On, Into The West and Falling Slowly from Once. So that’s 5 in 20 years. Most Oscar categories do have a few clangers amongst their winners, but I think it’s very hard to find a category with such a general feeling of discontent over.
Sam Smith’s win has to be one of the worst in this category ever. And this isn’t bias, literally everyone I know who doesn’t follow awards has gone like “How the F!?” when they’ve found out Writings on the Wall won.
Worst snubs and injustices? Have only been following the Oscars a few years, but a few stick out.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Pluth
Lana for Young and Beautiful
Love Me Like You Do (the best song from 50 Shades imo)
Chris Cornell for the Casino Royale song
More retrospectively. Blame Canada so deserved to win! Ditto Bjork for her haunting song (why wasn’t she up for actress too!?!?). And don’t get me started on Dolly Parton not winning!!!
And on another note. What has Diane Warren got to do to win an Oscar!?!?
(I’d give her 3 for Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now, Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing and Till it Happens to You)February 1, 2016 at 10:29 am #212931
We need a solo woman so bad! I’m sick and tired of men doing it.
Susan SarandonJanuary 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm #209757
Oscar Issac – Ex Machina
He’s my choice for supporting actor this year! He owned every second he was on screen. So amazing.
The Danish Girl
I found this better than most of the BP nominees this year. I’d nominate it in addition to where it got in in Production Design, Screenplay, Makeup/Hairstyling, Picture.January 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm #212744
The Oscar picks a bro film, when the year had such strong female-led films (3 nominated and 1 that was probably 9th place)… Nah sounds like typical Oscar to me.
But I do feel this year more than most could end up being a forgettable best picture winner whatever wins.January 27, 2016 at 4:41 pm #212832
I’d say if Bale wins here, and then BAFTA, he’s actually valid competition for Stallone. But I’m not sure that’s gonna happen here.
If Alicia wins, I think she’s getting the Oscar right?
Lead categories are already locked, yawn.January 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm #210475
Lady Gaga seems to be turning people off this season between the Globes and the songwriting controversy. I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Weeknd’s more catchy radio success take it.
The Golden Globes thing was controversial considering that even as a fan of hers, I think she definitley didn’t deserve the win. However the Leo incident was made out of nothing. But I seriously doubt the academy voters pay attention to the twittersphere and gifs etc. Or pay attention to the Globes in general for that matter.
As for the songwriting “controversy”, this wasn’t well publicised and the possible scandal died down as soon as it began. There’s no dishonesty here. Gaga and Warren have said in interviews again and again that Warren did the majority of the lyrics, whilst Gaga came in and changed the lyrics slightly. Gaga gets the sole producing credit on the song herself. Who cares if Gaga and Warren are credited as sharing music and lyrics between them when Gaga did music and Diane lyrics, they both were involved. They probably chose this because they seem good friends and wanted to show that this was a complete collaboration between the two.
I think this is TIHTY’s to lose, because both women live in LA and seem to be campaigning, Warren’s overdue narrative, residual goodwill from Gaga’s performance last year etc. However I think this is a category where an upset could occur considering there’s no consensus pick amongst the nominees.January 5, 2016 at 3:33 am #206391
I’m gonna guess they’re gonna ask some recognisable hot dude in a film on Oscars radar this year but who almost certainly isn’t gonna get nominated himself. So I’m gonna say Oscar Issac. I for one am slowly falling in love with the guy so maybe I’m biasedNovember 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm #131668
When it comes to the Jennifer Jason Leigh buzz, correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t just about every line she says apparently filled with expletives and/or racist slurs. So I wouldn’t rule JJL out just yet, especially since she’ll be pushed heavy, she’s had a good caeer and very overdue a nomination and she’s the only female so she won’t have any co-stars cancelling her out. However I think the nomination will be her win.
Spoilers: Also isn’t her character like the villain of the film? That would explain the smoke and mirrors around her regarding the promo.September 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm #194376
I think almost they’ll go for a recognisable, but not mega star to play Mary.
My choice would be Joanne Froggatt, she seems to be just one of those people who looks extremely lovely and sweet, just what you need for Mary Poppins. Also she’s a Brit, which I think will probably be one of the casting pre-reqs.September 14, 2015 at 5:43 pm #194335
I’m thinking we could see Rooney get lead and Cate double-nominated with Carol in supporting, as her Truth performance seems to be getting more love from the audience than a lot of these tipped performances have.September 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm #190593
This year is crazy, the festivals for the first time in years haven’t provided a consensus frontrunner or even many sure things for nominations.
On the topic of Spotlight, that seems more and more certain to be a nominee, but there usually needs to be support in the actors branch for a BP win… Who could get nominated for this film? The reviews I’ve read haven’t seen any actor being singled out in particular or placed in lots of peoples predictions.September 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm #194244
1. Ellen Burstyn – In The Bedroom
2. Jessica Lange – Frances
3. Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
4. Julianne Moore – Far From Heaven
5. Charlize Theron – Monster
6. Meryl Streep – Sophie’s Choice
7. Judy Garland – A Star is Born
8. Naomi Watts – Mulholland Drive
9. Bjork – Dancer in the Dark
10. Amy Adams – Junebug
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Nicole Kidman – Dogville
Elisabeth Shu – Leaving Las Vegas
Glenn Close – Fatal Attraction
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Annette Benning – American Beauty
Susan Sarandon – Dead Man Walking
Ellen Page – Hard Candy