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July 3, 2020 at 4:29 pm #1203565556
letting Hamilton compete for Oscars would cheapen the Oscars. Now Beyonce and her film that’s coming out July 10th would also have to eligible.July 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1203565215
I think there’s definitely a narrative for Viola to win lead. Only one black woman has ever won Best Actress and it was nearly 20 years ago. She’s also playing a real life person, with singing, and a role that will show her range.
If the film even somewhat delivers, I think she could easily pull a Renee Zellweger and win.
Renee Zellweger was actually owed a best actress Oscar for her contribution to film in the 2000s. She was at some point one of the big ones. Viola is just hype. No track record. And she knows it that’s why she asks for it every time she acts. It doesn’t even come out genuine. It’s like “look at me yelling and doing my theatrics.” “Give me the award.”July 3, 2020 at 12:24 pm #1203565211
Probably because 50 year old dark skinned black women don’t get the chance be the lead of a film as often as they should. How many films has been in as the lead period, 5? (Help, Lila & Eve, Custody, Fences, Widows)
Viola is still a Triple Crown winner (fun-fact: she’s the only TCA winner to start their awards run in the 21st century) and is absolute bait-fest of a role with Oscar-clip after Oscar-clip.
Taraji p Henson is leading and opening films while doing a hit tv show, Octavia led and opened a film with Ma, Halle Berry is still opening some stuff. Where as Viola is Just doing her tv thing.July 3, 2020 at 12:19 pm #1203565205
I hope not. This needs to stay at the Tonys. Let real films compete for Oscars.July 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm #1203564173
You can’t say someone is a lock for a win when literally nobody’s seen her movie.
It’s Viola Davis. Everyone is obsessed with the idea of her getting a Best Actress Oscar. But she doesn’t have the track record in film to win. She’s made 1 successful film as a lead. She’s a theater Turn tv actress.
The only way she wins number 2 if her film gets a bunch of noms including BP.June 30, 2020 at 4:40 am #1203558420
That’s what I’m saying. JHud will successfully fight for the nod the same way Erivo fought for that 5th spot by riding that campaign trail, but in the end she won’t come close to a win. Especially as a previous winner. She’ll get the nom based on character recognition just like Erivo
Not to mention that her performance will most likely be similar to what she did in Dreamgirls. Mostly based on big musical moments that will overshadow the fact that she’s not that great of an actress. I don’t see them rushing to give her a 2nd
I still think she’ll end up like Felicity Jones. Also, Isn’t Viola Davis also playing a singer? I doubt they both make it in.June 29, 2020 at 8:55 am #1203556999
That Aretha biopic looks terrible. Jhud doesn’t looks or sound like her.June 29, 2020 at 8:50 am #1203556977
Jhud is this year Felicity Jones.June 27, 2020 at 4:48 pm #1203555050
This year Best Actress will be a first time winner.
Amy Adams or Glenn Close
Or one of the others potential first time winners out there.June 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm #1203545229
Best Picture :
- The French Dispatch (Searchlight)
- Mank (Netflix)
- Tenet (Warner Bros.)
- On the Rocks (Apple TV+/A24)
- News of the World (Universal)
- Dune (Warner. Bros)
- Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)
- West Side Story (20th Century)
- The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
This is a good list except Hillbilly Elegy. I don’t think thats getting nominated.June 19, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203542349
He’ll fight for a nomination and won’t win in lead. Netflix will put him in supporting.
He’s also definitely not lead. The movie is a pretty solid ensemble film without a true lead. If Brad Pitt and Mahershala Ali’s LEAD performances were considered supporting, Lindo is *BEYOND* supporting.
This literally isn’t true.
He has more screen time than 66 of the past lead actor winners. It’s probably more than 60% lol.June 19, 2020 at 9:05 am #1203542277
Lindo has more screen time than 60% of the lead actor winners. And will be the longest supporting actor winner if he wins.June 19, 2020 at 7:55 am #1203542090
Screen time data for Da 5 Bloods (2020)
– Delroy Lindo – 1:21:45 (52.45%)
– Clarke Peters – 1:08:53 (44.20%)
– Isiah Whitlock Jr. – 58:12 (37.34%)
– Jonathan Majors – 52:44 (33.84%)
– Norm Lewis – 41:57 (26.92%)
DelRoy Lindo cannot ve submitted supporting. It’ll be the worst category fraud in History.
Netflix has to submit Lindo and Peters Lead. Everyone else supporting.June 18, 2020 at 6:36 am #1203540439
Stewart needs great voicework like Portman in Jackie, Theron in Bombshell etc to make people think she is Diana. She doesn’t have that. She lacks that kind of talent.June 17, 2020 at 3:58 pm #1203539365
Those predicting a lead campaign for Lindo may have a point. With Da 5 Bloods being an ensemble film with several noteworthy performances, it could look like bad manners to push Lindo as supporting at the expense of his co-stars, particularly Clarke Peters and Jonathan Majors (though it’s hard to tell at this stage if they would gain any traction even without having to compete with Lindo).
In my own opinion, Lindo is clearly lead, while Peters and Majors are borderline.
This. Netflix is going to push Majors supporting and Delroy Lindo Lead. DelRoy Lindo could win lead because of Black Lives Matter. The Oscars want to reflect the times and be PC.