Oscar, Director, Emma Stone discussed on All of It
That's clearly not going to happen because he didn't even get a best director nam is also quite rare for a movie to win best picture if it isn't nominated for best director. So that seems like a slowing down of momentum for that movie. Although Gaga and shallow could could still do. Great. Who knows? That was one surprising one. Also, I mean, it's great that Black Panther is in the is in the best pictures, both because it's the first superhero comic book movie to make it in there. Which is something that, you know, fans of popular movies have been waiting for for a long time that probably also signifies, thankfully, the death knell for this briefly floated idea of the best popular film categories, just total ghettoisation just nobody likes that lasted forty eight hours, and this I think will help it to sink further, but the but the sad part about that in the emissions. There is that Black Panther got recognized for no other above the line awards. In other words, tech tech awards and then best picture, but nothing for writing. Very celebrated director at this point. He's made three features and they've all been critical raves and pretty much box office smashes. Yeah. Read. Yeah. Exactly. So so that was a bit odd. So it's great to see Black Panther in there. But it doesn't necessarily feel like that movie's getting recognition across the board the way it deserves maybe because it just came out so early in the year that people aren't thinking about those performances, but I mean, Michael Jordan, he just seemed like a real shoe in for best. Supporting I'm interested in when to actresses from the same movie are competing in the same category. As is the case with the favorite with Rachel Weisz, and Emma stone, historically, does that split the vote or does sort of the narrative decide okay, this is Rachel visors year because Emma one for LaLa land. Yeah. I don't know. I mean, you're probably right that it would be more likely to go toward Rachel Emma in that case. But even the fact that they're in that category and Livia Coleman played the Queen and the favorite is in the best. Actress category speaks to this. You know this little Oscar subterfuge category fraud. Is this is an ensemble piece. They're all leads if anyone's the protagonist of that movie. It's Emma stone's character. She's the one who story we follow but Olympic common ax her face off. Oh, yeah. I mean, I would love to see Livia Coleman get that award. Although I've sort of coming onto glenside now because Glenn Glenn story is really convincing the best. Actress category is super strong. I mean, honestly any of those women richly deserved that award. Okay. I'm trying to get a best s porn Angela way down my list. So it's fine close who else? Glenn Close Olivia Colman. Let me see. I don't have it in front of me either right now just lost. It. Okay. Show Maga and Melissa McCarthy. Yeah. I was so excited to see Melissa McCarthy with with with Bill Murray was called Saint Vincent, Vincent. And she played a hospital worker was her first she was spectacular in that. She's a really good actress, and she can sort of quietly do anything, and that sort of thing about can you forgive me. Is it sort of quietly? Great movie, it doesn't it doesn't clamor. I'm a great directed movie. The way that maybe Rome over the favorite do it. It gets the storytelling job done in this in this beautiful way. And it'd be nice to see her recognized for that. But yeah, like, I say all of those. I mean, they all have incredible stories you lead to upper ratio. A completely unexperienced a kindergarten teacher, you know, he was discovered by quote own and who worked closely with him to create this character. And here she is up for best actress, it makes me wonder to whether she'll go onto act or go back to teaching kindergarten. You know, my guess is Dana Stephen she sleeps movie critic and host of slates culture gabfest podcast, so best actor not really many surprises Christian bale from vice Bradley Cooper from a star is born Willem Dafoe. Oh, turned east gate Rami Malik from bohemian rhapsody and Vigo Mortenson from green book. Well, one little surprising there people would have really liked to see Ethan Hawke for I formed which is maybe the performance of his career, and that movie got recognized only for its screenplay again that may be a case of it's a little too dark for Oscar voters, and it came out very early in the year. I thought Willman was amazing, and it is and people have seen at eternity skate. I hope people now will go and see it. It's a it's a Vincent Van Gogh bio-pic, and and it's a somewhat slight movie in a sense. But but Willem Dafoe devastatingly good in it and best director. And I think it surprises everyone you hear. This Spike Lee has never been nominated for best director before what do you think was different about this time around for him? Yeah. That is one of those strange Oscar facts, he did get a career award if you years ago, but in a way, it was a sort of compensation for the fact that he's been really under recognized that could also be that, you know, he's somebody who like Woody Allen is New York based has kind of held himself apart from the Hollywood community has has sort of verbally disparaged. The Oscars have been somewhat. Mocking about them. In interviews. I think probably the academy does not love him for other reasons having nothing to do with his films. But it really is high time that his body of work was recognized and actually a slate writer Dan Quayle made a made a wonderful argument on the site yesterday for black klansman is best picture. He was looking at all the reasons the sort of historical reasons that the other movies can't win, and there's a certain sort of set of markers. Sometimes that point toward what the best picture award will be including you know, what kind of critics awards it's gotten in what other things it's nominated for and black klansman checked off every one of those boxes, and he was saying what about it? What if that's the dark horse and either black Clint clansman wins best picture or spike wins? Best director, you know. Because of those certainly with the more interesting movies to come out in the air. Oh, yeah. I mean, there's nothing else. Like it. I love it or hate it. It's doing its own thing completely in best documentary. There was one glaring omission. I think everyone was surprised that won't you be my neighbor the documentary about mister Rogers wasn't nominated money. Yeah. Gonna say, well, especially because the Oscars love movies that do really well and are critically acclaimed. And that movie was both. I think it was the most successful documentary of the year. And it may have been the most successful documentary. I'm not going to get the record wrong. If I say it, but it smashed a lot of records in terms of documentary box office and was widely beloved the only reason I can pick. It might have been left off is that Morgan Neville, the director has won his Oscar for best documentary pretty recently with twenty feet from stardom. But it's still seems odd. Not to even have it have it there on the list and finally with something like Roma, which is just so visually arresting, and and has just sort of captured people's sort of a social element of it, and the creative element of it a film like that. Which is so different. How does that usually fair during Oscar season? I'm I'm curious. It's got the most nominations. But I'm wondering if it's just one of those is it a is it a juggernaut is it headed towards the awards, or is it one of those things that people realize I we should recognize this, right, but not necessarily it's going to win. I don't know. To tell. I mean, it's a good candidate for jug or not dumb. You know? It's got it's got the most right has got ten nominations. I believe in it's tied with I can't remember what movie with the favorite for ten. There's all I think there was one thing against it. Which is maybe it didn't get a best editing nomination or something like that. But. Yeah. Is sort of everyone's favorite like when I've been hearing people actually putting down there pools and making their bets they're talking about Roma. But like we say it's at the beginning of the process before all these crazy campaign start to come out, and and there's somewhat of a contingent against Roma possibly as well because it's done. So well is the 'overdogs right before? I let you go any other any other category? You were interested in or something that you think our listeners might be interested in knowing. Oh, gosh. I don't know. I mean, I'm more interested in sending people to movies that maybe didn't make it onto this list. That would still be wonderful important mobile. Okay. Let me think of a few. I didn't come in with any right on my list. But okay. Well, you're never really hear the Lynne Ramsay film. With Joaquin Phoenix is really I think one of the best movies of the year and extraordinary performance from Joaquin Phoenix, and the kind of movie that doesn't get recognized. So so there's one right there. Well, let's go with movies directed by women since they got so little recognized in the in these nominations another was private life directed by tamra Jenkins. The first movie she's made in a very long time. No nominations in is really extraordinary. What else there's got to be destroy shirkers shirkers documentary by sandy tan that is again, not the kind of movie that usually gets nominated for an Oscar. Although there were some pretty obscure docks that made that list like HALE county this morning this evening. So if you can it's on Netflix streaming right now, go see sandy tan shirkers, I won't tell you anything about it. Except that it's just.