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Rank the Academy Nominations

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Posted on April 25, 2021 at 01:56:00
RGA
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2021 Oscars - I am getting this in just under the wire. Nomadland is the heavy favorite to win this year and I ranked it last place out of the 8 nominated films. So I'll be way way off this year - but I rarely pick the movie Hollywood picks. So here are my picks. Out of 5.

8) Nomadland ***
7) Mank ***
6) Judas and the Black Messiah ***
5) Promising Young Woman ***
4) Trial of the Chicago 7 ***
3) The Father ****
2) Minari ****
1) Sound of Metal ****

I was surprised I liked Sound of Metal - seemed like less hype on this one.

 

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Why Pieces of a Woman and White Tiger..., posted on April 25, 2021 at 04:54:34
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Aren't nominated I'll never know. If Vanessa Kirby doesn't win best actress then the moon really is made of cheese.

 

RE: Why Pieces of a Woman and White Tiger..., posted on April 25, 2021 at 05:12:44
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I think White Tiger was released in 2021 so it may have missed the deadline. Perhaps has a chance for next year - although January releases often get forgotten.

Shia LaBeouf probably killed The White Woman's chances to get anything. He's radioactive in Hollywood at the moment I believe.

 

I ain't seen "Pieces," yet, but it's obviously a highly dramatic role. Those are usually, posted on April 25, 2021 at 06:41:40
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hard to resist and most viewers appreciate them more than nuanced performances such as that of Frances McDormand's in, "Nomadland." Not a judgment, just an observation: chewing scenery always wins over thoughtful.

 

RE: Why Pieces of a Woman and White Tiger..., posted on April 25, 2021 at 09:02:22
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Yes on the Shia observation. Also, the mom paying him off so that he would leave seemed like a script misstep. That didn't deter me, however, from marveling at Kirby's performance.

 

RE: I ain't seen "Pieces," yet, but it's obviously a highly dramatic role. Those are usually, posted on April 25, 2021 at 10:13:58
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I get that...I liked Nomadland a lot and I love Fraces McDormand. Most of Pieces of a Woman reminds me of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence with Gena Davis. Trust me...I'm not frequently swayed by the overdramatic vs subtle performances. I would vote for Kirby in a Stanislavski minute.

 

Gonna watch it, soon! Tks. nt, posted on April 26, 2021 at 10:53:31
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I tend to agree, yes, they were very rank. Nt, posted on April 26, 2021 at 18:57:16
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:-) NT, posted on April 26, 2021 at 21:26:29
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RE: Rank the Academy Nominations, posted on April 29, 2021 at 11:57:22
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I have only seen Promising Young Woman and Sound of Metal. I did like Sound of Metal. I thought is was a worthy candidate.


 

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