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by Uri
Sun May 19, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actor Shouldabeens
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Best Supporting Actor Shouldabeens

And we’re (or at least I am) back to my pet peeve of including/excluding “foreign”, i.e. non-English speaking, films for awards consideration. I remember we had once (Damien was still with us) a discussion about best loved songs from films. And even the most non-Hollywood-centric members of this boa...
by Uri
Sat May 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actor Shouldabeens
Replies: 18
Views: 3033

Re: Best Supporting Actor Shouldabeens

1927 – Alfred Abel, Metropolis 1937 – Erich von Sternberg (*), Grand Illusion 1965 – Jean-Claude Brialy, La Mandragola 2004 – Knut Berger, Walk on Water 2007 – Michel Blanc, The Witnesses 2016 - Dong-seok Ma, Train to Busan 2018 – Steven Yuen, Burning C'est tout? In over nine decades? (* you've got...
by Uri
Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Actor 1972
Replies: 18
Views: 1811

Re: Best Actor 1972

Precious Doll wrote: his character was gay which would have been a big ask for the Academy back then.


Actually, the year before Peter Finch was nominated for playing a gay character in Sunday, Bloody Sunday.
by Uri
Wed May 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Doris Day
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: R.I.P. Doris Day

Doris Day has always fascinated me, since, when it comes to the preforming arts, I’m a big sucker for confidence. Not arrogance, but confidence. And Day was an extremely confident performer. She had it all – the voice, the musicality, the movement, the face, the body (hers was maybe the greatest ath...
by Uri
Sun May 12, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: Lillian Gish: should a great actor be judged by a racist film?

I LOVE Lillian Gish. As I said on many occasions, the highlight of my life as a movie goer was seeing her in the flesh back in 1984. Yet, as much as I want her to be beyond reproach, I do acknowledge that she was a product of her time. There was a second reason Gish supposedly would not marry Nathan...
by Uri
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: New Rules for the 92nd Oscars
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: New Rules for the 92nd Oscars

Precious Doll wrote:But increasing the field to 10 is ridiculous.


It's not about increasing the number of actual nominees from five to ten but adding one more "finalist" to the nine we had in recent years.
by Uri
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Kate Smith

It's interesting you mentioned Vera Lynn - I was thinking of her as some kind of an equivalent to Smith when it comes to "national chanteuses" - both seemed to lack the kind of grand pathos others - like Mercedes Sosa or Amália Rodrigues - had. There was always a safe aspect to them. And p...
by Uri
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Kate Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Kate Smith

one of the most iconic singers of 20th Century music. One of the most iconic singers of 20th Century AMERICAN music. Unlike many other American singers, from Bessie Smith to Beyonce, from Al Johnson to Eminem, who , indeed, became international icons, her appeal never really transcended the US and ...
by Uri
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Actress 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Best Actress 2018

This was a tough year to find five nominees. Why? The Favourite alone offered you three equally - quality as well as quantity wise - valid candidates for best lead actress of the year. I don't have a newly found perspective I didn't have a month ago, when I evaluated the nominees - Colman and espec...
by Uri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1361

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

ITALIANO wrote:I don't see any similarity between the two wins, but ok... :D


It's about having at least one proper result which was unexpected or not certain. Very little to ask for - and yet these outcomes are rarer and rarer.
by Uri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Best Directing
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

I suspect different countries have different rules. As The Barbarian Invasions was Canada's only win it's probably on display at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal. You're probably right - I'm sure that in France - the birthplace of the Auteur Theory - the notion that a film - and the aw...
by Uri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1361

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

But I’d already had my adrenaline shot for the evening, and nothing could take it away. I'm afraid this is all we can hope for now - an occasional - and rare - Casey-Affleck-moment of pure satisfaction to slip through. Cuaron’s win here adds directing to the categories won by foreign-language film ...
by Uri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Re: Trivia

inky wrote: The Guardian has also hailed Rami Malek as the first Best Actor winner of Arab heritage.


Malek is of Coptic heritage. There is a debate whether the Copts are Arabs or not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_identity
by Uri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Best Directing
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

OscarGuy wrote:Denys Arcand does not have the Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions in his possession, so it's definitely not the director's to keep.


But is that Oscar in in the possession of the producer of the film, or is it held in some dark, cobwebby government dungeon?
by Uri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Re: Trivia

Olivia Colman is the third actor who had Meryl Streep as an onscreen mother to go on and win an Oscar, following Rene Zellweger and Leonardo Dicaprio. I wonder if that's kind of a record? Katharine Hepburn played the mother of Jason Robards, Anthony Hopkins and Jane Fonda, but only the first two won...

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