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by Uri
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Best Actress 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 438

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: 1269

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: 328

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: 1269

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: 1060

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: 328

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: 1060

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...
by Uri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Best Directing
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

OscarGuy wrote:That's a tradition that only started in 2014, but even the Academy rules specifically state that it's accepted by the director, but goes to the country of origin.


Still, the director gets to keep it. Moshe Mizrahi had the Oscar France supposedly won for Madam Rosa in his apartment in Tel Aviv.
by Uri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Trivia

17 days - that's what makes this year only the fourth time since the establishment of the supporting categories that both winning actresses are older that both winning actors - Ali is 17 days younger than Colman. It happened before in 1955 (Mangani and Van Fleet vs. Borgnine and Lemmon), 1978 (Smith...
by Uri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Trivia

Mahershala Ali is the first actor in 26 years, and the fifth over all, to win twice for performances featured in best picture winners. He joins Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Gene Hackman in this very respectable club. He is the first "person of color", i.e. black, actor...
by Uri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Actress
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: 91st Oscars: Actress

She was nominated the year Peter O'Toole lost for the seventh time. She was nominated the year Geraldine Page lost for the seventh time. I guess Close would have a much better chance at winning this year had she not been nominated.
by Uri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stanley Donen
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: R.I.P. Stanley Donen

I last watched this in 2012 and here are my notes on it: The Grass is Greener (Stanley Donen, 1960) 5/10 Chic drawing room (literally) comedy with four huge stars. Kerr, married to Grant, falls in ''love'' with visiting tourist Mitchum. Simmons is the best friend who adds to the confusion. Extremel...
by Uri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Picture
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Picture

I remember reading that on one of the flights back to the US from Frances Spike Lee was looking pretty despondent and Sally Field who was a member of the jury went up to him and rubbed his shoulder and said 'I tried, I really tried'. She does have a very certain way with words, very certain, our Sa...
by Uri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Stanley Donen
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: R.I.P. Stanley Donen

At the other end of the spectrum, though, he made some of the most awful films all time. Kiss Them for Me , Once More, with Feeling , Surprise Package , The Grass Is Greener , Staircase , The Little Prince , Lucky Lady and Blame It on Rio are virtually unwatchable. Aren't you a little harsh with Th...
by Uri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Damien Bona in the NYTimes
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Damien Bona in the NYTimes

He is greatly missed. I wonder if he would have been able to update the book - I'm afraid the crop of Oscar films in recent years might have kill any such motivation in him - not a single nun in sight, I'm sorry to say.

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