Nieuw in de bioscoop deze week: #Loving (★★★★). Over een blanke man en Afro-Amerikaanse vrouw die in 1958 besluiten te trouwen, maar dat wettelijk niet mogen in hun thuisstaat Virginia. Ons oordeel over dezw nieuwe #JeffNichols film: “Een sterk, ingehouden drama dat dicht bij de Lovings blijft”. Ook genomineerd voor een #Oscar voor Beste Actrice (voor #RuthNegga). Verder is er #Sieranevada (★★★★), een bijna 3 uur durend Roemeens drama over een familie die samenkomt om de laatste eer te bewijzen aan de onlangs overleden pater familias. Laat je niet afschrikken door hoe lang hij is: wij vonden de film “geen moment saai of vervelend”. Voor meer recensies, bijv. van #Hetdoetzozeer van #HeleenvanRoyen, ga naar vpro.nl/cinema
Who will win: Emma Stone ('La La Land')
Who should win: Emma Stone
Dark horse: Natalie Portman ('Jackie')
Should have been nominated: Amy Adams ('Arrival').
In recent cinema, the importance of female roles, and the amount of films with leading female characters has increased exponentially when one looks at the past. Just 10 years ago the Best Actress award was regularly an award for the actress that served as the counterpart to the actual main character, the man. In the past few years, the Best Actress race has regularly been just as - and at times more - interesting as the race for Best Actor, thanks in great part to the talent of the industry's actresses being given the spotlight in empowering and complex roles.
After winning virtually every award thus far, Emma Stone's stunning performance as Mia Dolan in La La Land is heading for a La La Landslide. Stone gives a performance that during the musical numbers reflects the tone and style of the Golden Age, and then throughout conveys the dejected 'just floating' spirit of a dreamer coming to terms with reality. It's in her expressions and body language. Where she succeeds most is in making you fall in love with Mia. She fills the role with infectious humour and quirky charm. Thanks to her chemistry with Ryan Gosling on-screen, the two shine brighter than they could alone.
Just behind Stone, Natalie Portman's performance as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie could win. Portman becomes the First Lady with her accent and affectations, but also hones the character within, rather than being just another biopic performance lost in impersonation.
Now, how, in God's name, did Amy Adams not get nominated. Did Meryl Streep REALLY need a 20th nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins? Adams gave one of the best performances of the year. This becomes even more evident upon watching the film a second time and realising that you are watching an entirely different performance.
What's wonderful is that all 3 actresses I've mentioned are the main characters in their respective films, not simply the main female character, and all 3 films were considered to be among the best of the year.
5. Isabelle Huppert (Elle) I hate this movie! It is misogyny cloaked in “feminism”. It was just a movie about awful people, but she acted well. Her acting was the only good thing in the movie. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. IT IS TERRIBLE.
4. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) This was a cute movie, but it was fluff. Of course, Meryl Streep was amazing in it. Yet I feel that she was only nominated because she is Meryl Streep. Believe me, I love her so much and her speech at the Golden Globes this year was so inspirational (if you haven’t watched it you should). I just feel that she shouldn’t have been nominated for this role.
3. Natalie Portman (Jackie) She be good.
2. Ruth Negga (Loving) This story is incredible. Ruth was a beautiful piece of the puzzle. She did really well.
1. Winner: Emma Stone (La La Land) I loved her in this. Emma had a great energy on screen and I really enjoyed her character. Her dancing was incredible; sadly her singing did need a bit work. I commend her for deciding to sing Audition live, because that is what made that song so wonderful. She was good and out of these performances she deserves to win. #oscar#oscars#oscarpool#oscars2017#actor#academy#academyawards#award#awardseason#elle#isabelhuppert#merylstreep#florencefosterjenkins#jackie#natalieportman#loving#ruthnegga#lalaland#emmastone
"Loving" (2016 - Raindog Films). . Civil rights stories have always moved me. If that's your case too, stop doing whatever you're doing and take a look at this beautiful love story sadly shadowed by Virginia state's laws banning interracial marriage in the 1960s. Based on true events, this is the drama Mildred and Richard Loving suffered after their illegal marriage and the state of Virginia banished them for 25 years, leading to the landmark case Loving v. Virginia (1967), which repealed all laws banning interracial marriage in the US. One of the greatest love stories I've ever seen, and the last movie which made me cry. #loving#ruthnegga#joeledgerton#jeffnichols#civilrights#interracialmarriage#movie#moviereview#instamovie#film#filmreview#instafilm#review#reseña
At this year's 89th annual Academy Awards, some Actresses and Actors will be doing some double duty on the big night. Here is a look at some of them Oscar winner #JKSimmons and the acting chameleon #MichaelShannon are bringing it once again in their films. Simmons stars in an animated feature film and something magical, while Shannon has taken a more dramatic tone in one biographical movie, and a sleeper hit that is wrapped up between a mystery and a love story.
Simmons voices one of the characters in #Zootopia that is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.
In addition, he also co-stars in the uber popular #LaLaLand. #LaLaLand, the movie musical, has dominated 13 #Oscar categories: Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actress for #EmmaStone and Best Actor for #RyanGosling; as well as Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design; two songs in the Best Original Song category, and Best Music: Original Score; Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Cinematography.
Meanwhile, Shannon similarly is starring in two #Oscar contenders. Shannon is nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for #NocturnalAnimals. And he also co-stars with #RuthNegga and #JoelEdgerton in the biopic #Loving; Negga is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Good luck to all of the nominees. The Academy Awards night is on Feb. 26 at 7pm Eastern Time only on #ABC. It will be hosted by #JimmyKimmel.
Very excited to be attending the media preview for tonight's special showing of Loving, an incredible true story that has to be seen up on the big screen. Every frame looks completely polished and Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton make the perfect couple. Huge thanks again to @triggerworld and @eone_anz for this one.
On to the two lead acting races: Best Actress, like it's supporting counterpart, is another done deal. The nominees were a mystery until the last minute because anyone from Amy Adams (eventually snubbed) to Emily Blunt had been in the precursors.
But ultimately Loving's Ruth Negga and Elle's Isabelle Huppert eked into a category also dominated by Natalie Portman for Jackie, Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins, and the surefire winner Emma Stone for La La Land.
Stone has won every single prize since losing the Critics' Choice to Natalie. She's unbeatable. Negga's performance is too quiet, Huppert's too controversial, and Streep's too quirky. And no, her political grandstanding against Donald Trump isn't going to put her on top, it in fact may hurt her.
Anyway, Portman's performance is in a movie that did not resonate as much as one would have liked.
The truth is the Academy loves going for the young ingenue in this category. Jennifer Lawrence triumphed over Emanuelle Riva, for example. And while some point to the year Marion Cotillard beat Julie Christie, but that year the situation was reversed. Marion WAS the young ingenue.
The question that we will debate after is whether this will hurt or help Emma's career? So many young actresses, from Lawrence to Reese, see so many speed dumps after an Oscar given too early.
A 89ª edição do Oscar está chegando. Será dia 26 de fevereiro (domingo) às 21h na @tntbr. Qual é o seu palpite para o prêmio de melhor atriz?
* Isabelle Huppert - Elle
* Ruth Negga - Loving
* Natalie Portman - Jackie
* Emma Stone - La La Land: Cantando Estações
* Meryl Streep - Florence: Quem é Essa Mulher?
Loving es una película fantástica, creo que la han querido vender como una especie de "drama judicial" cuando en realidad es una de las historias de amor más lindas que he visto. Escrita y dirigida por Jeff Nichols, Loving es una cinta alejada de toda pretensión, con una fotografía, diseño de producción y vestuario fenomenal. Las actuaciones de Joel Edgerton y Ruth Negga son formidables, Edgerton no consiguió la nominación al Oscar, pero Negga si. 2016 fue un año con varias películas de temáticas raciales de las que sin lugar a duda Loving es la que se siente mas honesta de todas. #loving#joeledgerton#ruthnegga#michaelshannon#jeffnichols#89thoscars#mejoractriz@theacademy@ojocritico
Continuando con la semana de los premios de la academia, hoy les presentamos las nominaciones a #MejorActriz entre las que están:
Isabelle Huppert (Elle) Natalie Portman (Jackie) Emma Stone (La La Land) Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) Ruth Negga (Loving)