Kinda late to the party (wake) here. Thank god I waited until now to quickly scroll through all three threads! Y'all are funny. Since I have NO INTEREST like at all of seeing Zero Dark Thirty (don't even get me started on The Hurt Locker again ) ... and seeing as how this group gave Best Picture to The F'artist last year ... this only strengthens my resolve.
That said, there is still a bit to like here! Oddly enough, I have my library dvds of The Deep Blue Sea and Bernie just checked out, and yesterday after seeing Lincoln ( ... Spielberg's still at it), I felt I needed to end the day with something like Bernie. The perfect tonic after that lugubrious history/homework session. Bernie was great ( Linklater remains one of my absolute favorite American directors ), and if I had a vote I'd definitely give Best Actor to Jack Black over DDL ( I mean really, which film would you like to see a second time ?!? ). DDL's like Streep for me ... I always just see him "ACTING" (though at least here it wasn't BIG all-over-the-place like his last Oscar, though still as noticeable). The Oscar's definitely his ... and with THREE he'll be right on par with Walter Brennan, whose vocal cadences he basically stole for ol' Abe.
Sally was good I thought (I have no problem with her or Tommy Lee getting noticed for Lincoln), and so happy that Anne's BRAVE loss of hair has (thus far ) come up empty handed.
I'll probably watch The Deep Blue Sea later tonight, and suspect I will be mightily impressed. In a (yet again) very weak year for lead Actresses (haven't seen Amour yet), I'm clutching at straws in that category.
Glad that The Master and Beasts were stiffed - ugh.
But HELL YEAH to Matthew winning Supporting! Haven't seen Magic Mike yet, but he was wonderful in Bernie (AND The Paperboy and Killer Joe!!), so like Chastain last year, I'd almost have to give him my award ( though what to do with Christopher Walken's career capping Seven Psychopath's performance?!? ) Thank god I allow ties !
I think the huge amount of love for ZDT only helps Chastain, not hurt her.
LOL, these always seem so obvious in retrospect, but, whatever.
The MM mention is amazing. Sally Field, less so.
WE'RE GONNA FIGHT!
This weekend...one last chance to save Halle's career from complete oblivion. Oh, wait...
"...it's already done."
Dead at them snubbing both Lawrence and Hathaway I might start liking New York just for this!!
wtf. These are always impossible to predict. I'm pretty sure I got like, 20 or something in Gold Rush.
70 for me, I'll take it!
Great results from NY, but did anyone have Rachel Weisz as their winner? I sure as hell didn't.
Last five movies seen:
Young Adult (2011) *
How I Ended This Summer (2010) *1/2
Biutiful (2010) **1/2
Iron Man 3 (2013) **
Seediq Bale: Warriors of the Rainbow (2011) **
How important has the NYFCC typically been in the grand scheme of things? I mean, I know it's considered one of the big ones, but what's the precedent for its influence and/or predictive status in the awards race?
I'd like to check if a woman that was part of THR's Actress roundtable and also won on NYFCC ever failed to be nominated?
Weisz HAS to happen.
I do think if she had the strenght to win the Oscar, she'd win this as well. NYFCC hasn't shied away from repeat winners in the past. I still think Lawrence is the clear frontrunner.
I know I've got a big ego, I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though.