Kathy Bates was incredible in Richard Jewell. In a ideal world, shuzhen Zhao would have also made that top 5 lineup for her incredible work in THE FAREWELL.
I think this nom just means that she would’ve likely made it in at SAG (probably over Kidman) if she were placed in the right category. Her role is awards catnip but I didn’t think she could survive the box office numbers.
Parasite, The Irishman and Joker are two of the most universally acclaimed films with each conquering festivals, critics (real critics not American buzz feed bloggers or pozzed fake news critics) and now the film industry. Fucking hell the three of them got into the Cahiers top 10
I know this doesn't make any sense, but I actually think that maybe last year's nominations were better even with Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody getting a lot of nominations. It's just this year there were no good surprises, imo, and they just nominated the same 4 films (1917, The Irishman, Joker, and OUATIH), it seems in every category. In fact, I believe this is the first time that 4 films have ever all got double digit nominations before, and there's no reason for that even if all 4 films are fair to great, imo.
Also I didn't even think that J. Lo was that impressive in Hustlers, but I think she deserved it over Bates this year. Or they could have nominated one of the Parasite actresses, and definitely nominated Song Kang-Ho in Supporting Actor. It's shameful how Asian actors never get taken seriously by the Oscars, and even more shameful that black actors only seem to get any traction when they're playing slaves.
The only person of color (among many who could have been nominated) got her acting nomination for the epitome of Oscar bait. The Academy will never change.
If it’s a person of color, you really are better off getting Oscar attention playing a slave or a maid. They chose Erivo over Nyongo as expected and funny enough Nyongo’s only other nomination and win was for playing a slave. Fucking sad.