I’m going to do a full breakdown on Whine With Kelly in a couple of weeks, but the Oscar Nominations were broadcast this morning. A few notes to start the day:
Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Actress for A Star Is Born. I’m sort of shocked. Not because she wasn’t good, but I thought for sure the Academy would snub her. Glenn Close will probably run away with it, but this definitely throws a wrench in Cruella’s plan.
The Favourite was nominated for 10 awards. I fucking loved The Favourite. I love period pieces and Emma Stone. Oliva Coleman was in one of my favorite shows of all time, Broadchurch, so I support anything she’s in. Rachel Weisz is also incredible always. Joe Alwyn was in this movie so we’re guaranteed a Taylor Swift appearance. Good news all around from The Favourite.
Roma was also nominated for 10 awards. Netflix’s first Oscar nod. Personally, I just didn’t like Roma. I get why it was nominated. It was a very “Oscar” movie. Normally I like shit like this, but I couldn’t get into it. It will win foreign film, well deserved, but if it wins anything else I’ll be pissed.
Bradley Cooper got the snub for Best Director. Not really a surprise but I love Bradley (and seeing Bradley) so I’m bummed for him. You’ll get em next time, baby.
Beautiful Boy was also snubbed. Also not that surprised now that I’ve had a few minutes to think about it, Timothee Chalamet could’ve been way more fucked up in the movie if we’re being honest, but Steve Carrell was fantastic. Nailed “horribly worried dad who just wants to believe in his son” to a T.
Black Panther is nominated for Best Picture. This will fuck up a lot of the usual nominees hopes of winning, and I truly think it has a chance based on all of the buzz around it. I’m hoping that we’ll get a lot of football style reaction videos if it does win. Imagine Christian Bale thinking about how he had to put on a Dick Cheney fat suit for a year of his life and Black Panther the superhero movie just blows the place up because it was a cool ass movie. Ahahaha. I love it.
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Full List of Oscar Nominations