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February 27, 2021 at 6:48 am #1204064414
Then she went to the first day of rehearsals and Sissy Spacek was playing it so seriously like her life depended on it. She went home and told her husband I don’t think this film is meant to be funny and slightly adjusted her performance.
I seem to remember Laurie saying she did a take where she went all out and hammed it up (I think it was the scene where she starts hurting herself in anxiety over Carrie going to the prom) and De Palma said something like “What are you doing, you’re going to get a laugh.” Of course that had been exactly what she’d been going for so she immediately had to re-adjust. She might’ve felt embarrassed at the time because when she’d first read the script she’d thought it was bad, before her husband had suggested it might be satirical or a black comedy–which in a way it was. I relish how Laurie willingly enters into De Palma’s world of camp and frenzy, yet she is able to pull back and allow us to see how hurt and threatened her character is and how it motivates her actions. In brief moments she almost seems like an ordinary mother, concerned for her daughter.February 27, 2021 at 6:15 am #1204064364
Rylance is not happening, not even if he somehow gets a BAFTA nod. He needed SAG.
I don’t think he’ll get in, but it isn’t the lack of a SAG nom that bothers me; the main issue is that it’s almost impossible for two actors from the same film to be nominated in the same category unless both have decent precursor runs (Woody Harrelson missed the Globes for Three Billboards, but did score SAG and BAFTA noms). Either the consensus around one actor takes him all the way, or there’s a ‘replacement’ at the last hurdle (Paul Scofield over John Turturro for Quiz Show, Michael Shannon over Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals). A couple of months ago I thought maybe Rylance could displace Baron Cohen, but now I think the buzz surrounding the latter is too strong.February 26, 2021 at 4:56 am #1204062463
Odd how the Globes stood up to Borat and stopped that fraud but let the others slip thru.
I think it was a campaign decision by Amazon to submit for the Comedy Actress category, where Bakalova had an easier shot at a nomination and win. The HFPA merely agreed to it.February 26, 2021 at 4:48 am #1204062451
Colman could win in an open category but there isn’t always this overriding reason why actors are nominated twice at the Globes. I mean, why wouldn’t they nominate her for both roles? Even someone not intending to vote for her to win either category might still have supported both her nominations. And I doubt the HFPA would lose sleep over Colman going empty-handed this year when she’s won three Globes in such a short space of time.February 25, 2021 at 2:55 pm #1204061721
Precursors that actually matter. We all know that the critics awards don’t really matter. Where’s the Globe nod? Where’s the Sag nod?
Matter in what sense? I’m not talking about relevance to Oscars, that was never part of my point.
Lol, but if Lindo got all those nods, you’d be calling him brilliant and amazing.
People already are so the point is moot.February 25, 2021 at 2:27 pm #1204061677
Amazing how he keeps missing all the precursors. Da 5 Bloods is a bad movie. Deal with it. Even when it got into Ensemble and Supporting Actor, your precious Lindo couldn’t get in.
My point seems to be lost on you. You’re demonstrating a off-putting habit of mocking people for liking stuff you don’t like, as if your judgment is somehow sounder than everyone else’s. If you want to use an argument from authority, then Lindo won both the NYFCC and NSFC awards. But that’s actually beside the point.February 25, 2021 at 2:07 pm #1204061659
Top 5 supporting male
Anton Walbrook – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
George Sanders – All About Eve
George C. Scott – Dr. Strangelove
Seymour Cassel – Faces
Joel Grey – Cabaret
Top 5 supporting female
Judith Anderson – Rebecca
Kathleen Byron – Black Narcissus
Setsuko Hara – Tokyo Story
Angela Lansbury – The Manchurian Candidate
Piper Laurie – Carrie
I can’t help noticing how antagonistic my female five are, with one major exception.February 25, 2021 at 1:04 pm #1204061547
I vote for Bakalova because she would be safer for a nomination if she was campaigning in lead.
With Andra Day receiving solid-to-great personal mentions in most reviews, I don’t think that’s the case anymore. In lead categories prestige bait tends to win out over irreverent comedy.February 21, 2021 at 1:06 pm #1204053165
Lot of Mike Leigh actors come to mind here, given how much he fleshes out every single character’s backstory with the actors in his rehearsal process.
For example, Sally Hawkins in Vera Drake, Karina Fernandez in Happy-Go-Lucky, Imelda Staunton in Another Year, Dorothy Atkinson in Mr. Turner, etc.
I think Atkinson has a little too much screentime to count here, but she’d have easily made my supporting actress lineup that year.
Sticking with Leigh’s films, I’d also add Peter Wight in Naked.February 20, 2021 at 8:36 am #1204051691
Not American Beauty and Parasite being mentioned here……
American Beauty seems to be tarnished by the recent revelations about Kevin Spacey, whose character’s… um, preoccupations… now feel even more unsettling. But this doesn’t affect how I view the film overall.