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March 20, 2021 at 12:31 pm #1204147214
1. Karen Black – Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
2. Lesley Ann Warren – Victor/Victoria
3. Carol Burnett – Annie
4. Glenn Close – The World According to Garp
5. Cher – Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
6. Ann-Margret – The Return of the SoldierMarch 19, 2021 at 1:58 pm #1204145580
Cooke was a nothing performance, without enough of a campaign.March 19, 2021 at 1:53 pm #1204145574
Imagine if there were 4 acting categories determined by size of the role and no gender distinction:
Best Sole Lead Performance
Best Co-Lead Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Best Brief PerformanceMarch 19, 2021 at 11:57 am #1204145417
Very unnecessary thread, but anyway:
1. Marriage Story
2. The Irishman
5. Shitago 7March 17, 2021 at 4:40 pm #1204141757
Huh… that’s an interesting viewpoint. Not one I agree with, but to each their own I guess.
How do you not agree with it?
The art of editing a film is a painstaking process, where the duration of every shot, the transition between shots, which shots are selected, how the film is paced, is absolutely essential to not just making it as “entertaining” as possible, but to what the film itself is conveying.
Films like Birdman and 1917 absolutely do not deserve top editing honors. There are hardly any decisions being made about what to actually show and how the film will move. Stitching the shots together in the editing to create a “one take” illusion is just a technicality, not an artistic accomplishment. It’s like the difference in sewing together a totally plain pair of pants vs sewing together an elaborate and expressive gown. Sure, blue jeans need to be sewed together properly and it takes skill, but doing that well does not in itself make you a great costume designer.March 17, 2021 at 2:24 pm #1204141515
The nominations proved that the Netflix bias still exists, even in a pandemic year. Netflix didn’t perform as much different as they did last year.
They didn’t manage to have more than two BP nominees and they had the same number of acting and screenplay nominations. The only difference is that they had more crafts noms, but in a year where streaming was supposed so shine, it wasn’t a spectacular performance.
This makes no sense, they’ve received multiple BP nominations 2 years in a row and a record-breaking amount of total nominations. They are ahead of every other studio. If they don’t win Best Picture it will be because they haven’t yet acquired a movie the Academy loves enough, plain and simple.March 17, 2021 at 2:41 am #1204140219
The following opinion might change slightly depending on wins that happen, but now that we have the nominees, I’ll say:
LEAD: Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand, Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan
SUPPORTING: Daniel Kaluuya, Olivia Colman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yuh-jung Youn, Leslie Odom Jr.
Even if Bakalova sweeps supporting actress the rest of this season, I don’t think she’d make it under a combined system. Also keeping in mind that Colman would not be a winner yet, so there’s more incentive to nominate her.March 17, 2021 at 1:13 am #1204140137
LOL there’s no way SBC is a lead. He’s totally supporting, as was everyone in Chicago 7. It’s like Spotlight, an ensemble picture. Some films just don’t have any leading performance. Judas is not one of those, but Chicago 7 is.
I don’t agree with that assessment of Spotlight, Keaton and Ruffalo are both leads. They have far more screentime than the other actors and dominate the proceedings. Chicago 7 is a more blended ensemble.March 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm #1204138796
1. Promising Young Woman
2. The Father
4. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
5. Sound of Metal
6. Judas and the Black Messiah
7. Trial of the Chicago 7
9. One Night in Miami
10. The White TigerMarch 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm #1204137078
Irony isn’t much fun if it has to be spelled out.
But, like, it’s also true. If* ignoring the current socioeconomic reality of what minority generally means, and when looking looking at a singular slate of nominees. Only 1 nominee out of 5 is “white”. Therefore, why would anyone accuse SAG of having a diversity problem just because they award that film? Multiple individual winners are already not going to be white. Like…March 15, 2021 at 4:26 pm #1204136657
Also I think <i>The Trial of the Chicago 7</i>’s largely white cast winning in a group of majority black and asian ensembles and poc leads would look quite bad.
Why would that look bad? Trial is the minority cast. If everyone else is black or asian, then white has therefore become the minority.March 15, 2021 at 3:43 pm #1204136558
These categories royally pissed me off this year.
After the longlists were announced, I quickly looked at the trailers and synopses and current IMDB scores of them all, and threw up predictions that would have been 4/5 in every category.
Cut to this past week, I watched EVERY film that made the longlists and asked some voters what their favorites were and researched for certain things that might give certain contenders an advantage/disadvantage, and then updated my predictions…and went 2/5 in animated and 3/5 in documentary short instead.
And they snubbed EVERY film (not just in the shorts but across the entire Oscars this year) that had a significant LGBT connection.
😐March 15, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1204136439
The footage they capture in Octopus is quite unique and I like the doc, but yeah it would have been better with less voiceover and shots of him sitting at a table, and the ending strays a bit too much. I’m surprised they nominated this, the branch has quite actively been against these types docs. The Mole Agent being nominated is also strange, it’s a doc that seems like it might just be staged.