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October 25, 2021 at 2:31 am #1204537463
Eh… Will Smith is a pretty weak actor. He’s the most charismatic movie star to ever have a filmography as abysmal as his. But him winning here has nothing to do with race. It’s very obviously more about his Star-Power and Hollywood’s blockbuster debt to him. And, if the Oscars really cared about filling a racial quota (which I think some other Awards-bodies might be), then why did they nominate Gary Oldman over Delroy Lindo? Or Paul Raci over Chadwick Boseman? To me, with the Oscars, I always feel as if they are pretty fair with these things, even during the #OscarsSoWhite era. All the films that do well in the acting categories are ones that do well across the board. Idris Elba and Will Smith would have been their films only nominations… I’m pretty sure it’s the same reason that the likes of Adam Sandler (for Uncut Gems), Ethan Hawke (for First Reformed0 and DiCaprio (for Shutter Island) got snubbed. Gone are the days of the 2006 line-up, which, basically, consisted entirely of sole nominations – Gosling, Whitaker, Will Smith and Peter O’Toole were the only nominations for their films, I believe… and Leo’s film wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. For an actor to get into Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor, they usually need a film that has across-the-board support. In recent years, the only actors who’ve been nominated in Best Actor, without any other nominations, are Denzel for Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Defoe for At Eternity’s Gate. Both of which were filler nominations and never stood a chance in hell of winning.
Three Oscar nominations for three biopics : Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, King Richard. Well, this is clearly playing it safe. Is the character or the actor rewarded?October 25, 2021 at 2:11 am #1204537443
An unabashedly racist post.
But he tells the truth. Boseman’s performance was very weak and overacted and he almost got an Oscar simply because of the racial quota speech and in fact it was by far the worst of the nominees because to tell the truth it was not even the main characther who was Ma Rainey…
I firmly believe that this year Denzel Washington can win it deservedly because he is a great actor and he acts in a good movie playing a terrible character. …but Will Smith has more than proved to be a very bad actor with regrettable roles in After Earth, Geminis,Suicide Squad.. and this movie looks almost like a sequel to Concussion. I agree with what some people pointed out that Idris Elba would have been great in this role. It is a new attempt to rescue his drama-biopic career due to their action movies no longer perform at the box office as they did a decade ago.October 21, 2021 at 12:10 am #1204529514
1. Denzel Washington- Tragedy of Macbeth
2. Benedict Cumberbatch- The Power of Dog
3. Clifton Collins Jr- Jockey
4.Will Smith- King Richard
5. Joaquin Phoenix- C’Mon, C’Mon
6. Copper Hoffman- Licorice Pizza
7. Bradley Cooper- Nightmare Alley
8. Simon Rex- Red Rocket
9. Leonardo Dicaprio- Don’t look up
10. Peter Dinklage- CyranoOctober 18, 2021 at 9:44 am #1204524535
1. Mad Max, Fury Road
2. The Revenant
4 The Martian
6 The Big Short
8 Bridge of Spies
Only two Oscars, one of them for original screenplay, which is rather doubtful considering the basis of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Only Gran Hotel from 1931 had fewer Oscars than Spotlight …October 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm #1204523779
I wouldn’t be so certain, personally. The trailer and what we know about Licorice Pizza seems to show Cooper having the strongest chance for nomination, given his manic, high-energy character who happens to be a real, famously eccentric Hollywood producer many voters may be familiar with, plus the weak field and a possible overdue narrative. Even if he isn’t in it for long, that probably isn’t much of a factor as long as he leaves a big enough impression, since other actors have won for less screentime than Cooper probably has. I mean, sure, it’s possible someone else (Waits, Penn, Safdie) ends up outshining him, or gets nominated alongside him, or LP could garner no acting nominations whatsoever. My point is we just don’t know what’s in the cards for the film until people have seen it. Currently, though, the evidence points to Cooper.
You are wrong. The supporting roles in this film play very brief roles and intentionally only play off each other to develop the story of the protagonists. I see more possible recognition for the 2 main characters, especially her.October 17, 2021 at 10:52 pm #1204523776
I wish the two protagonists of Licorice Pizza would end up nominated for best actor and actress. Every day that passes I see it more likely.This year’s awards are going to be a race for survival and the last one to be released may take the big piece of the pie.October 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm #1204522451
“”Yesterday I had the opportunity to see the film chosen by Spain for the Oscars “The Good Boss” and I was really surprised. A very acid and cruel comedy that ends with one of the most impressive and dramatic shots in the history of recent cinema. Hopefully it will be released in the USA and the academics will have the opportunity to see it because the story, the dialogues and the character building deserve it. Parallel Mothers has not had half as good reviews as this film and in Spain it will surpass Pedro Almodovar’s film at the box office. Javier Bardem plays one of the roles of his life and you don’t know whether to love him or hate him. It contains easter eggs
and metaphorical messages about class struggle and intergenerational inheritance. Bittersweet .
<p style=”text-align: right;”></p>October 14, 2021 at 7:58 am #1204518449
1- Flee- Neon (Denmark)
2- The Mitchells and the Matchines- Netflix (USA)
3 Raya and the Last Dragon- Walt Disney (USA)
4 – Belle- Gkids (Japan)
5 The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf – Netflix (USA)
6. Encanto – Walt Disney (USA)
I hope that this year Pixar (Luca) will definitely be left out of these awards. They have been giving them the award for many years, in many cases unfairly.October 13, 2021 at 11:01 pm #1204518043
What day are the winners of the national board of Review announced?October 12, 2021 at 8:41 am #1204515181
I wonder how actors & studios will react. This feels like a pathetic attempt to quickly bury the controversies they went through and make it look like they really reformed.
I said it in other threads, but just to be clear. The Globes this year won’t have any relevance on the Oscar race, no will care about them. This is just the HFPA’s pathetic and desperate attempt to try to stay relevant.
I don’t understand the controversy. Can you explain it?
Awards with 70 years of history be controversial just now when the Oscars’ ratings are at rock bottom. If they consider something racist, they can change the name of the president’s house 🙂October 12, 2021 at 8:18 am #1204515127
Greatest director Oscar’s Comeback (most years between nominations) :
10. Carol Reed (1950-1968) 18 years
10 . King Vidor (1938-1956) 18 years
10. Sydney Lumet (1957-1975) 18 years
8. David Lean (1965-1984) 19 years
8 Otto Preminger (1944-1963) 19 years
6.Sam Mendes (1999-2019) 20 years
6. Joseph L.Mankiewicz (1952-1972) 20 years
5. Mel Gibson (1995-2016) 21 years
4 Roman Polanski (1980-2002) 22 years
3. Jane Campion (1993-2021) 28 years ?
2. Kenneth Branagh (1989-2021) 32 years ?
1. John Huston (1952-1985) 33 yearsOctober 11, 2021 at 11:45 pm #1204514605
Golden Globe (Just because something is not broadcast on TV does not mean it does not exist) :Smith /Garfield
Bafta : Cumberbatch
Oscar: WashingtonOctober 11, 2021 at 1:51 am #1204512701
Japan selects (to the shock of probably no one): Drive My Car, https://www.sankei.com/article/20211011-FNXSUHMR6RKG5GHRKOIFXUP6VQ/
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy/ Guzen to sozo is a much better movieOctober 9, 2021 at 3:12 am #1204510322
3. The Power of Dog
5. The tragedy of Macbeth
1. House of Guccy
3. Last Night in Soho
4. Nightmare Alley
5. Green Knight
3. Licorice Pizza
4. Nightmare Alley
5. The Power of Dog
1. Nightmare Alley
2. French Dispatch
4. West Side Story
2. Tick, tick …boom!
3. No time to Die
4. The Last Duel
5. The Harder They Fall
3. Nightmare Alley
2. The Power of Dog
1. House of Guccy
1. The Harder they fall
1. French Dispatch
1. The Tragedy of Macbeth
1. Last Night in Soho
1. West Side Story
1. Licorice Pizza
1. The Last Duel
1. No time to die
1. Green kNight
1. Tick, tick…boom!