I sadly haven't seen any of these so no clue, Oscars tend to like really deep-moody stuff (The English Patient), so not sure I'd like the winner anyway. I hope the winners really did a great job, I'm a little cynical over all. I feel it's very political, what happened with Frozen (all the votes where done by people who never saw the other films ) kinda make me lose all faith in it. I will never know if it was the real winner or not now...
I don't care...the oscars suck. It's disgusting that absolutely NO black people have been nominated this year, again. It's despicable that Halle Berry is the only woman to have won an oscar ever and that was in 2002. Only two more black women have won Academy Awards, the first being in 1932. Not a great track record considering some of the magnificent performances by black actresses.
I didn't watched much movies this last year (no money :C), so I have no clue or much input on this no black nominations issue... I don't fully understand what the issues is. Is there some really notable performance that should have gotten a nomination that totally out beat the actors that are getting them or it's just a issues with just not liking the ratio?
All I know was a few years ago when frozen won best animation that was majorly only because the voters never saw ANY of of the other choices or tried to. I wonder if that's happening the voter are not really seeing all the movies and performances... and the producers are rushing though to get a 'show' out
Halle Berry isn't the only woman to have won an Oscar, actress have their own categories. On the issue of black woman not getting Oscars, it's not despicable they aren't winning more, sadly as their roles are often not strong ones, makes sense the performances are weak. The real issue is that they are not getting leading roles more. On that the Oscars are the bad guys. Have to look at the movie producers and more important the mover goers.
iI know women have separate categories...that has nothing to do with it. 6 Amazing Women of color have won an Academy Award: Hattie McDaniel - Best Supporting Actress Gone With The Wind, 1939. Whoopi Goldberg - Best Supporting Actress Ghost, 1990. Halle Berry - Best Actress Monster's Ball, 2001. Jennifer Hudson - Best Supporting Actress Dreamgirls, 2006. Mo'nique - Best Supporting Actress Precious, 2010. Octvia Spencer - Best Supporting Actress The Help. 2012.
It has nothing to do with weak or strong performances, Al Pacino won an award, (I forget which movie) over Denzel Washington for what was one of his weakest performances. Academy members pick who is nominated and then all members pick the winners. Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures. And 94% of them are white. It has absolutely nothing to do with movie goers whatsoever. Anyone who thinks there is no politics involved is being naive. For example Halle Berry's performance as cat woman was extraordinary and so was Leonardo Di Caprio in The Aviator and many more of his movies.
"It's despicable that Halle Berry is the only woman to have won an oscar ever and that was in 2002" You must have misspoke then, it was off so that's only why I spoke up.
I don't follow why you think strong/weak performance have don't anything to do with it. I have never seen anyone win who did a poor job or were in a poor quality movie. At least in my life time. Denzel win in 2001 was an incredible performance, as well that's years performance by Halle. I highly recommend you watch 'Training Day' again. Ethan Hawkes was a sweet character but nothing to Denzel he carried that movie so hard. Alonzo Harris owned that city and district and Denzel let you know it. (I like seeing Denzel as the hero/good guy more tho)
As for Al Pacino winning, it was 1992, Al Pacino for 'Scent of a Woman' over Denzel in 'Malcolm X'; the other nominations were: Robert Downey Jr. in "Chaplin", Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven", Stephen Rea in "The Crying Game". Most I have not seen 1992 was kinda before my time lol. But while Al's performance sadly are over all on the weak side the role he had in 'Sent of a woman' was stronger. The movie as a whole and some key performance were stunning. Can I say he was better then Denzel Washington?, for me it's too tough to call, at least equal. However 'In training day' so, so much better then any scene Al did in a sent of a woman.
Cat woman was a poor quality movie, poor lines ect. Doesn't matter how well she worked with that she had, she still had too much dumb things to do. A bad director will kill a great actor and greats director 'might' be able to get a bad actor to be 'ok' but they still will hold back the work. It wasn't going to win anything. Summer 'fun' movies next to never get awards as they are more then not poorer quality and lack depth ect. Go watch 'Monster's Ball' then rewatch 'Cat woman', you'll see which Halle Berry role and performance is stronger. I loved her as Storm in the X-men movies but... well same thing.
As for the Aviator, amazing film but I can't really say Leonardo was better for best actor that year then then Jamie fox who won.
Movie audience very much play a part in what movies are made and what actors and parts there are, they are the people that need to appeased as they are the ones with the money. What roles are available to actors and who are favorites are effected by what the movies companies and producers 'think' will rake in the most. Right now a lot of English actors are getting top picks. Black actors are limited from within the movies business, and good roles are effected. Oscars aren't the bad guys in 'what' roles there are. Only thing you can blame them on if they stupidly over look a performance ect or are unfair biased ect. I haven't seen really any of the movies that came out this last year. So I don't know what may or may not have happened, if black roles were out beat or were just as good and over looked for some reason. Beasts of no nation, might be being snubbed by politics against Netflix... I wouldn't be suppressed if they aren't a little miff they they are moving into their 'sacred' monopoly of the golden Hollywood. I haven't seen it yet but I've heard it's one of the best films this year.
I very much agree with you on 'Movie audience very much play a part in what movies are made and what actors and parts there are, they are the people that need to appeased as they are the ones with the money.' My point was they have no say whatsoever in who wins an academy award. And I have to say I'm not really up there on the latest movies either.
True, audiences aren't the ones voting at the Oscars, but at least they are effecting what roles that are available to be judged. I never intended to say the Oscars judge aren't infallible, 'just' if there aren't strong enough roles/performances that's not on them.
I've been looking for as much info as I can on this years nominations, to try to find out what's going on but information is slow coming. First thing I looked for is if there a restrictions on how many 'nominations' can be in each catagory. I have yet to find if there is a hard rule. Seems there is a limit but no one stating it. How the Oscars work seem to be as secret.
I keep hearing that the issue is there aren't any black nominations but not anyone saying they should definitely be the winners tho.. Too much subjective complaints then anything clear, not even any objective comparisons that the nomination are poor quality/less deserving then what beings left out. Maybe more info will come out after the Oscars.
It depends what genres you like. Room is a fantastic film about a mother and her little boy who is born and raised in a small locked room that for him is the whole and only world he knows. Not until later we learn that they are held captive in this room and how it came about. The Revenant is very brutal but well done. The Martian is a very different kind of Space movie, practically without action elements and aliens. It tells the witty ways of an astronaut on how to survive on Mars all alone for years. Bridge of Spys is a spy movie based on historical events. No action either but well played and directed.