- Apr 19, 2007
- MBTI Type
- Instinctual Variant
Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog,” a revisionist Western that uses a careworn genre to examine toxic masculinity, dominated the Academy Awards on Tuesday with 12 nods, the most of …
Probably the most interesting selections are in the acting categories, although most are as expected.
For example, Jessica Chastain in "Eyes of Tammy Faye" -- I think she was considered a dark horse. I would have been happy to ditch Nicole Kidman off that list; Kidman did fine in the role and I don't have issues with the film casting, but nothing really stood out to me (aside from maybe JK Simmons) in that film. I also found Nina Arianda (as Vivian Vance) more interesting on screen.
Encanto is going to win Best Animated Feature. I don't think it deserves it, but I will not be surprised when it wins.
Happy to see Nightmare Alley pick up a few nods for production design, costuming, etc.
With the noms, I generally feel like they're all in the same boat as me -- I missed most of the films, so the voting is either for films someone saw and liked (versus having a clearer sense of the actual field) or just hearsay that influences the results. ("Oh, everyone likes [this performance], so I will watch it too and like it, even if I had watched it in a vacuum it might not have stood out to me.") The ideal would be for people who attach themselves to a category (I think they have to identify themselves in a certain category) would see as many of the potential films as possible in that given category before voting.