There's been some posts recently which talked about liking Oldman "more" when he's subtle and honestly I'm not sure I'd agree .......his best performance to me is very big - The Firm and his astonishing early run 86-90 (Sid & Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, The Firm, State of Grace etc.) were not his "biggest" performances but are noticeable for how marvelously big he goes in each .........at times at least.
Now, putting that aside........and going with the premise that in Mank, he is in (very) subtle mode........how would a win for Mank, coupled with his Churchill turn be seen by acting fans? This will be his 3rd nod.......and I think most would agree he's been under-represented there........his great rival (Day-Lewis) is no longer on the scene.........and you could convincingly make a case for Oldman is the "2nd best" English speaking actor of his entire era behind his rival - US or UK.
People write him off for a win because it's too soon, and that's probably true ........but you never know......and in year as odd as 2020 .......
Post by futuretrunks on Sept 29, 2020 23:07:43 GMT
It wouldn't really change much because Oldman was always someone who should have won 2 or so Oscars in his career. Maybe he gets increasingly good offers in the next 10-15 years? It's kind of on him how he steers his career at this point. Does he target directors or just keep taking on whatever gets offered?
This is closer to what I meant in this thread originally - what if he "overwhelms" in this role?
This was the subject of much pretty funny criticism about random people posting on Twitter (from Hollywood Elsewhere) which of course is dead on target.......but.......... what if "this" is actually "true"? Hmmmmmmm........
We'll find out in a couple days when it screens.... dustpan @dustpan53546212 Replying to @picotipicota6 and @netflix
I actually saw a screener for #mank and I can tell you that there hasn't been a more deserving Best Actor since DDL in There Will Be Blood. Oldman puts on an absolute masterclass that will surely blow minds of the academy and audiences alike.