I think so but others would say no. The sci-fi aspect is bizarre, so if you hate weird you may not like it. I enjoyed the family relationships/story and knew going in it would be weird so it didn’t bother me. I don’t like The Matrix but liked EEAAO but I do like Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I would say if you disliked all three that I’ve mentioned skip EEAAO.Is the winner of best picture worth watching? I’m behind on all the nominations/winners. I forgot the Academy Awards was last night too.
To add to this great post, I will say if the more "in-tuned" one is to pop culture and what's been popular in the past ten or so years, the more they'll enjoy this movie at least on the "fun level.I think so but others would say no. The sci-fi aspect is bizarre, so if you hate weird you may not like it. I enjoyed the family relationships/story and knew going in it would be weird so it didn’t bother me. I don’t like The Matrix but liked EEAAO but I do like Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I would say if you disliked all three that I’ve mentioned skip EEAAO.
It really is a movie you think more of as a cult classic than a BP winner, which is why I think some hate it, others love it and some are just meh about it.
Is the winner of best picture worth watching? I’m behind on all the nominations/winners. I forgot the Academy Awards was last night too.
I really loved that the Academy went for a wacky genre film that was essentially about the mother-daughter relationship. EEAAO is one of two films I've seen in an actual movie theatre since March 2020, so I found it extra satisfying for being different than the usual standard Hollywood fare.I really enjoyed the film (even if it wasn’t necessarily my favorite of the nominees) but I do know some people who couldn’t stand it. There is a music video element to some of the editing and I could see some finding it annoying but it also at its core is a moving family drama. I would say you might enjoy it if you don’t mind intentionally noticeable editing.
I do think it’s cool that the Academy gave it best picture considering how many safe choices they have made in the past.
I really loved that the Academy went for a wacky genre film that was essentially about the mother-daughter relationship. EEAAO is one of two films I've seen in an actual movie theatre since March 2020, so I found it extra satisfying for being different than the usual standard Hollywood fare.
Favorite moments: Sarah Polley—loved her since “The Sweet Hereafter” and wanted this win over any other.
His name is Lukas Dhont, and he is the director of a film called "Close", which was nominated for Best International Feature Film.Just checking out the red carpet outfits.
No idea who this dude is, but his outfit reminds me of Plushenko's "Godfather" cos.ume. Red collar, glittery shirt, gloves and everything: https://assets.vogue.com/photos/640e3cc9e3091f7bc4f79673/master/w_1920,c_limit/1473048389
I also think Michelle Williams was the forgotten woman. She carried The Fabelmans. Incredible actress.
I haven't read this thread so I don't know if anyone posted this link/twitter thread with the old & new photos & video clip of Ke Huy Quan and Harrison Ford. Pretty great, I thought.
Nope was a disappointment and top gun Maverick one of the biggest hits of the whole decade or century or more!For all the talk about Cate Blanchette/Meryl Streep not getting their due because they'd already won an Oscar, my fear is that we will not see Asian nominees for a good number of years because Oscar mentality seems to be well, you got a bunch last year, what are you complaining about? It did that with Black actors as well (and if you don't believe me, why didn't Nope get a single nomination? I mean if freaking Top Gun was nominated, Nope sure as hell should have been nominated for something). Look six black nominees! We're not racist! It will be eight years before a high number get nominated again, but hey, we did it once! Oscars seem to be white people, white people, white people with a lot being women, minority one, white people, Year of the Woman where many are nominated but only a handful actually win, white people, minority two, etc.
my fear is that we will not see Asian nominees for a good number of years because Oscar mentality seems to be well, you got a bunch last year, what are you complaining about?
I can't either. Though I haven't seen it. EEAAO is the only nominated picture I've seen.On the one hand I can't believe Top Gun was nominated for Best Picture.
It's now in my top 10 list of best movies of all time.Oh this is the best I am so happy for Michelle Yeoh. Everything Everywhere All At Once is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen and Michelle was phenomenal in it.
I may just try The Whale though!Brendan Fraser - first ever Canadian to win best actor! I have no desire to see The Whale, but once it won best makeup (which received mixed reviews upon its release), I knew he was going to win over Austin.
Ke Huy Quan is just adorable. He is such a ray of sunshine in human form. And between him and Brendan, I seriously need to rewatch Encino Man.
Happy for Michelle (even if I didn't love her dress). EEAAO is the only one of the lead actress performances I've seen, so I can't comment on deservedness, but happy for her.
I have mixed thoughts on supporting actress. Personally, from EEAAO I much preferred Stephanie Hsu to Jamie Lee (in what was basically a glorified cameo). Angela Bassett was good, but it wasn't the world's greatest performance or anything. Kerry Condon was good too.
A lot of fashion duds last night IMO, but my best dressed was Malala. That gorgeous sequinned dress with that hood? Stunning. (and a great lipstick too)
Michelle Williams and Amy Adams are the 2 actresses I feel that way about. Both of them should have won by now.I'm starting to find it criminal that Michelle Williams hasn't won an Oscar yet. It feels like she's either nominated every year, or was just outside the short list. I think audiences & voters are going to start taking her ability for granted.
Yeah but representation for Asian-Americans have been low and acting nominations for East Asians and South Asians are relatively new unless you count those who were white passing.There have been quite a few Asian nominees over the last few years, and several who have won in the very recent past.
2019 was the year of "Parasite" the first foreign language film to win Best Picture, I believe, and multiple wins for it's writer/director, Boon Joon-ho.
In 2020 two Asian actors were nominated for Best Actor and Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress for "Minari. Two Asian directors were nominated that year, including Chloe Zhao, who won Best Director for "Nomadland."
Last year director Ryusake Hamaguchi broke into the 5 to get nominated for "Drive My Car," which also garnered a Best Picture nomination, if I remember correctly.
Representation for African American directors/writers/producers have been far more under-represented, I'd say. And with the Actors/Actresses it's been hit-or-miss with nominations, although 2020 was stellar with 6 black acting nominees, and 9 of the 20 acting nominees being people of color.
Hispanic representation seems to be the least represented with Adriana de Bose (who is half Latina and half African American) the only recent Hispanic nominee/winner that even comes to my mind.