There are always some big surprises and sadnesses on the morning of an Oscar nomination, and awards strategists try to mitigate them. Well, it seems there were quite a few shocks.
Here are some of the major cynicisms and surprises Hollywood is talking about on Tuesday morning.
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Angela Bassett boosts Marvel
There are 30 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Angela Bassett has been nominated for her performance to this day, breaking the mold by winning Best Supporting Actress for her grieving Queen in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. There are no known actors. Bassett was nominated for playing Tina Turner in 1994’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, and currently has a small cast of black female actors, including Whoopi Goldberg, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. Joined the group and has received multiple nominations.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Woman King” has been completely barred from Oscar nominations. This was a shocking turn of the well-reviewed blockbuster that many once predicted would nod Viola Davis to best actress as leader of fierce agogy, best picture. Nod to one of the best directors. A black woman has never been nominated for best director. Unfortunately, this year there were no changes.
Women Banned From Directorship
We should have seen this come after the Directors Guild and Producers Guild chose films directed exclusively by men, but the Academy has a different make-up. Campion and Chloe Zhao), there was hope that the members might admit that a woman happened to be behind the camera this year.
Candidates included Prince-Bythewood, “Woman Talking” Sarah Polley, and “After Sun” Charlotte Wells. Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sorrow) is one of five directorial spots from James Cameron (Avatar: Path of Water), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis) and Joseph Kosinski (Avatar). I don’t think anyone expected to win one. “Top Gun: Maverick”)?
Andrea Riseborough’s campaign paid off
This year was a reminder that actors often appreciate their performances, whether they’re in a non-movie performance, or a movie around it. Awards campaigners and strategists have been working all year to narrow the playing field for nominees, but there was a last-minute twist this year. It seems to have sprung up for Andrea Riseborough for her performance in Unsuccessful Indie. “To Leslie.”
She was nominated after Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many others praised her performance as a single mother in West Texas Seeking Redemption.
Best Actress Shockers
Riseborough wasn’t the only surprise in the mix: Ana de Armas was also nominated for the generally less well-received “Blonde.”
This was probably more expected after she topped with a Screen Actors Guild nod, but the biggest shock came from Davis in “Woman King” and Daniel Dead for her universally praised performance as Mammy Till. The complete exclusion of black women from the category, such as Wyler. – Bradley in “Till”.
At least one of these spots was featured by Michelle Williams in “The Fabelmans.”
some international surprises
There is always an oversight in the international features category. After all, why are there only five candidates representing the whole world?But one of this year’s big surprises for him was Park Chan-wook’s critically acclaimed romantic movie “His Noir Movie”. Decision to Leave” was excluded from Korea.
The ‘Babylon’ dream came to an end today with Damien Chazelle’s ode to the bleak days of silent cinema being nominated for just three categories: costume, music and production design. The $80 million movie has grossed less than $30 million at the box office to date and has split critics, but this could also be its own origin story that will be re-evaluated in the years to come. There is also Even “Ishtar” is now a cult classic.
Paul Mescal joins actor race
Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” may have topped many critics’ best of lists, but it didn’t get much love from the Academy. The happy exception is Paul Mezcal, who entered the best actor race with his heartbreaking performance as a single father on vacation with his 11-year-old daughter.
“RRR” has only one nomination
SS Rajamouli’s three-hour maximalist action epic ‘RRR’ looked like a potential Best Picture nominee, but the beloved Telegu film is the best of MM Keeravaani’s ‘Naatu Naatu’. It received only one nomination for Best Original Song. It did not qualify for the international film category as India submitted another film.
Diane Warren Inn, Taylor Swift Out
Speaking of best songs, Switfies is still upset that her short film wasn’t shortlisted, but on Tuesday, Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing” was taken from the original song’s race. I got another hit when I was locked out. Diane Warren, however, received his 14th nomination for another song from a movie you’ve hardly heard of (in this case, “Applause” from the movie Tell It Like a Woman).