In a normal season of the Oscars, you would be very predictable of the actors who have won so far. Think of last year when only four Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern Paved their way through every award show: the only suspense was whether they could sell us to their surprise as their name was called over and over again.
There are a few acting races this year that I’m already feeling confident in calling – a posthumous Best Actor Oscar for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Chadwick Boseman is pretty much a bargain. I’m keeping an eye on Carrie Mulligan in Best Actress, and Daniel Kaluya is coming strong in the supporting-actor race for his work in “Judas and the Black Messiah”. But there is still an acting category that I cannot make head or tail of. This year’s supporting actress race is for a generous free-for-all, where just about anyone can win.
Those wacky Golden Globes did not help narrow the field, as voters gave the supporting-actress award to Jody Foster for “Mauritanian”, a performance that Oscar did not even bother to nominate. I’m not crazy, though: don’t know what will happen, it’s fun, and I’m impressed that the category’s up-chance chaos has lasted a long time. The Screen Actors Guild Awards may clarify matters when they are presented on April 4, but until the big clue is found, parse the contenders and keep scratching our heads.
Maria Bacalova, ‘Borat Subwendant Movefilm’
Look, let’s know this: not one of this year’s nominated performances made more headlines than Baklova. Encounter him in the hotel room Rudolf W. Giuliani The sequel to “Borat” is given. You can see it, but it is a comedic climax, but the fearless Baklova proved to be completely unavoidable, at every prank of the true Baron Cohen as she was born to have her daughter born. You may feel that the film is realigning itself around its performance and, ultimately, “Bort subventant Movefilm” has a backbone and a soul as it was brought to it by a previously unknown Bulgarian actress.
This is, I think, how most voters feel; Where they differ on whether such a performance can actually be considered Oscar-worthy. An improvisational role in the comedy sequel is without much precedent when it comes to winning an Academy Award, in the role of an improvised role in a comedy Vedic sequel featuring a monkey eating a character and then republican politicians The child is introduced as a bride. (And those are just plot points I can name in a family paper!)
It would be completely beyond Bucklow and “Borat” to win in this category, but hey, 2020 was a strange year for films. Let’s show Oscar that imaginative with a weird win!
Glenn Close, ‘Hillbilly Allegi’
Is one of the five most nominated actresses in Oscar history, and only one of the five who has never won. Isn’t it just time to give him the trophy?
Okay, when Close was nominated two years ago, it was very much an argument. “wife,” And it still did not work. (She lost to Olivia Colman, who is nominated against her once again this year – it’s some real Benning-swag energy, people.) Although “The Wife” had a near excellent, the film was enough passion to put her through. Could not wake up On top, and significant support is even more lacking for the poverty-porn drama “Hillbilly Allegi”, which is currently 26 percent fresh rotten Tomatoes.
Still, I will not count the pass out. There will always be a contingent of voters who only like to physically convert a celebrity to a role, and the rough-and-tumble, wild-eyed Mamav Giving them in such a way that none of their competition can really touch. He may be the only Oscar nominee this year to receive an A. Razi Nominations for the same performance, but voters are liable to see all of the previous: they want to see the act that was put into playing a character, and you can’t accuse close underscription.
Olivia Colman, ‘The Father’
The supporting-actress category is usually where you go to win. First Oscar, not your second: Only four women who were already Oscar-mined have won another in the occasional supporting-actress category, and the last was Diane Wiest back in 1995 (“Bullet Over to Broadway” ) was. Coleman is the only contender in the race with an Academy Award at home this year, so if voters want to spread the money a bit, she won’t be his first choice.
But that recent victory gave Colman at least one advantage: his share “husband” Perhaps she could not be more different from the Queen Queen played in “The Favorite” and to think of those films in concert is to better appreciate Callman’s breathtaking range. He is by far the most sympathetic figure in “The Father”, joining up with Anthony Hopkins and plenty of his ferocious mood swings. You almost want to give him an Oscar because the poor woman has to endure so much!
While the actresses have not had the privilege of winning a second trophy in the race, the men have made a recent play of their own in this category: Maharshala Ali and Christoph Waltz each pulled the supporting-actor twofar in short-term succession. It provides some precedents for an equally respected callman, and so does: “Father” earned six nominations, and voters are clearly fond of it. If they want the film to win Some even On Oscar night, the supporting-actress race is its best bet.
Amanda Seiffe, ‘Standard’
With his role Marion Davis in “Mank” A lot of Oscar’s favorite cans are performed by Sefred Check: he is a pioneer (check-check) playing another entry (double-check) in the best-picture nominee (ch-check) in the field. And while Sefred is best known for comedy, music, and romance, “Munk” proves that he can seriously shine in a prestige drama, perhaps like the you-are-less-meat-career arc that Oscar won. Trumps voters.
Still, it’s a bit strange that Seafried missed out on a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild, which added the young “News of the World” star Helena Zengel At the designated location of Seyfried. The Oscar winner in this category almost always wins first at SAG, and there is rarely a way for any non-candidate: Regina King managed it two years ago for “If Beale Street Talk Talk,” but less. At least he picked up a high-profile, en route to the Golden Globe shown on TV. A win for Seafried would still be entirely within Oscar’s wheelhouse, but that SAG snub is about to keep it in suspense until the final moment.
Yun-jung yoon, ‘minaret’
The actors form the largest branch of the academy, and their guild worked extensively for “Minari”: not only Uni and Steven Yeun Earn nominations there as well, but “Minery” was different from the only best-picture nominee, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, which also earned a commendable SAG nomination for Best Artist. And although “Munk” received more Oscar nominations, “Minari” is a strong film with a representative in the supporting actress category, as it also earned a major screenplay Oscar nomination, removing David Fincher’s film.
Yun’s role as Grandma in “Minari” is riotously funny and a bit heartbreaking – if you love the film, you’ve fallen in love with it too – and the 73-year-old cast has supported all Collected actress-trophies including high-profile, season from critics’ groups Los Angeles Film Critics Association. She was the first Korean actress to be nominated for an Academy Award and could become the first player to win it. Let’s hope Oscar has the good sense to invite his amazing 8-year-old visual partner, Alan s kimAt the ceremony: If Yun wins, can you imagine his reaction shot?