After last night I'm ready to come out of the closet and say I do, not, get the Michelle Williams love. I think she dresses crap at awards shows, and her little headbands and smug interviews make her look childish and stand offish to me. And what's with her latest accessory these days - Busy Philips in a mu mu!
I liked the opening with actors in the audience speaking, but would have liked to see way more celebrity shots - they kept panning to the same people (and a bit nasty that after each win they kept going to all the losers!), but you could see glimpses of others who never made the broadcast, and who sadly did not stop by E's red carpet coverage. Hopefully the online albums and this week's magazines will give us a bit more.
Lange ... she cannot be rewarded enough for her unforgettable AHS performance
Dujardin ... Oscar is surely his.
Baldwin ... pitch perfect and awesome 100% of the time on 30R
The Best Actress Oscar race.
It's probably now just a two woman race w/Davis and Williams, but I'm not counting Streep out either despite her movie's poor reviews.
Wow, the SAG voters really liked The Help.
I thought The Help was competently acted and made, but it isn't a movie that I plan on ever watching again or using in one of my classes, even when I teach films of the South again in the fall. Viola Davis was the best performance in that film, but she wasn't close to Michelle Williams in my opinion.
Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem
ITA with the headbands; IMO her hair is far too short to carry off a headband. It looks silly. It reminds me of the people who put headbands on tiny babygirls.
Angelina may be known for her gorgeous face but her body has never been that great IMO. I thought she looked nice at the Golden Globes but last night she went back to usual Angelina. She's always had the arms of an emaciated 90 year old; bony arms and claw hands. The way the gown hung emphasized it.
Rose Byrne what were you thinking?
If voters still pity her, I can't see her winning on that basis. She didn't win in 2010, so why now? I'm speaking purely on politics and not actual performances here, but it's looking more and more like it's Viola Davis. Meryl will get a lot of votes of course, but "there's always next time" with her, and I think the days of getting an Oscar for playing someone of the opposite sex have passed - been there done that, even if you are Glenn Close. Haven't heard any buzz on Rooney Mara - sometimes Hollywood likes to award a fresh young face, but I don't think it will be this time.
ETA: Just double checking something in the official rulz. If I'm reading it right, for the nomination process, voting is by members of a particular branch of the academy, which means only actors were part of the process of nominating actors. For the actual award vote though, it's the entire academy. So last night we saw what the *actors* think, but what about all the directors, producers, sound guys, makeup artists, etc?
According to their websites, there are only 6000 members of the Academy, but there are 120,000 SAG members - all eligible to vote apparently.
Last edited by Jenny; 01-30-2012 at 10:41 PM.
I thought Emma Stone was the best dressed. SHe looked fantastic!
It's Viola Davis' second nom - last was for Doubt, for which Meryl was also nominated.
Based on an objective comparison, I think Streep is more deserving of the award, but Davis was pretty great in her own way, and I certainly understand the political motivations behind giving her the nod.
Examples: The French Lt's woman, Out of Africa, Silkwood, Doubt, and I am forgetting the one word title of a movie about 4-5 years ago where she got the supporting actress nom. She was brilliant in both 'Devil' and 'Julia'. She should have won 4 Oscars by now.