Oscar nominations announced
Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:41 PM
This is a year when I wish they could give out two best actor awards. Undoubtably it will go to Jamie Foxx, but Don Cheadle's performance in Hotel Rwanda simply cannot be ignored.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:00 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:23 PM
As for the other nominees in the category, I've never consider DiCaprio a competent actor, much less a great one (the Globe, IMO, should have gone to Cheadle). I love Depp, but I don't think this is his year. Haven't seen Million Dollar Baby, so no comment on Eastwood.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:51 PM
There are always worthy performers and movies that don’t get nominated, but this year the omissions are particularly glaring, I think.
I liked “Ray” and I liked Foxx in it, but I won’t say Hewuzrobbed if he doesn’t get it. Old Fashioned, you are right -- I admit that I'm getting turned off by the tub thumping and the fact that Foxx is acting like a jerk. Sure, he was fine, but no better than others in that category (alas, many of them weren't nominated).
Best Supporting Actress: Where is Regina King (for “Ray”)? Where is Meryl? Either one of them could eat Natalie Portman for breakfast. Sheesh.
I'm prepared to defend DiCaprio. His performance in "The Aviator" didn't work, but it was because of his ineradicable boyishness, not a lack of acting chops. (Voice lessons might be in order, Leo.)
Delighted for Kate Winslet. I'm rooting for her, which means she'll probably lose.
Eastwood did not deserve a Best Actor nomination, but it helps to remember that the Oscars are also a kind of popularity contest, or election, and that may play a role here, no pun intended.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:56 PM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:13 AM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:45 AM
Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:36 AM
I'm disappointed that Uma wasnt nominated for Kill Bill. She kicked ass!
Also that "Control Room" wasnt nominated for Best Documentary.
I am however glad that Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman werent nominated AGAIN.
Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:53 PM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:41 AM
It's quite ironic coming after his Saturday Night Live appearance, where there was a skit where he played himself. His driver didn't know who he was, and kept going on and on about Foxx winning the Golden Globe (Giamatti was also nominated in that category). In his portrayal of himself, Giamatti is quite upset and frustrated by not winning. BUT, at least he got nominated!
Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:48 AM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:30 PM
In my very humble and uninformed opinion, if Clint Eastwood was going to get nominated in acting for Million Dollar Baby, it should have been for supporting. That would have paved the way for either Giamatti or Bridges in the Best Actor category.
I haven't seen Ray yet, but I would bet on DiCaprio. The movie was overly long, however. Where are the editors?
Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:02 AM
Much as I love Kate Winslet I'm rooting for Annette Bening.
Vera Drake hasn't played here out here in the cultural boonies ( I happened to see The Sea Inside while out of town recently), has anyone seen it?
Posted 28 January 2005 - 10:22 AM
The real mystery movie for me is “Being Julia.”
In my very humble and uninformed opinion, if Clint Eastwood was going to get nominated in acting for Million Dollar Baby, it should have been for supporting.
It will sometimes happen in Oscarland that a supporting performance is nominated in a leading category, and vice versa. Jamie Foxx, for example, had a co-starring role in “Collateral,” not a secondary one, and yet there he is. Usually this has to do with studio politicking – a performer who has no chance at Best Actor might win as a Best Supporting, depending upon the circumstances.
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