How much should Oscar watchers read into Sunday night’s 28th annual Critics’ Choice Awards results?
One school says “not much.” Ultimately, Critics’ Choice Awards are determined by the Critics’ Choice Association. The organization is made up of approximately 500 broadcast, radio and online critics and entertainment journalists, primarily based in the United States. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an organization of about 10,000 people from all over the world who actually work on film. So the overlap is zero.
But another school of thought suggests that the Critics’ Choice voter choice is still a possibility. impact Academic members who are currently voting to determine the Oscar nominees and will continue to vote until Tuesday, showing a tendency to do so, especially as organizations get bigger and younger (more voters are busy with their careers and don’t have time to watch as many movies as older voters), rubber stamp their selection of award groups that precede them.
It is here my Five points for the Critics Choice Awards.
1) Brendan Fraser got the adrenaline shot he needed
for his transformative performance in whaleFraser got a lot of love at fall film festivals — but his film itself wasn’t well received (it was 66% on Rotten Tomatoes), and perhaps not by chance, by the end of the year, his buzz was on the rise. He went unnoticed at the major critics awards and lost at Gothams ( toof Daniel Deadweiler) and the Golden Globe Awards (to Austin Butler for Elvis). And after the Globes, many people I spoke to felt the emotion and momentum shifted to Butler.
But Fraser won Sunday and made the most of his moment in the spotlight. We like to vote for people who we think really appreciate our support, so we notice it). Darren Aloofnoski Thanking him for bringing him back from the “wilderness,” he said, “It took me 32 years to get here,” and told those who were struggling, “May you too have the strength to rise and go to the light.” “Hopefully, good things will happen.” – All I see is that he put in the time and unlike some of his competitors to get another shot like this It’s an effort to remind people, in the most subtle way possible, that things may never happen.
One thing to keep in mind is that while seven of the final ten winners of the Critics’ Choice for Best Actor earned their corresponding Oscars, two of the three were Fraser’s was the sentimental choice of the critics, as inMichael Keaton for birdman When Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) then lost to a non-sentimental choice at the Oscars (Eddie Redmayne for all the theories When Anthony Hopkins for fatherRespectively).
2) All at once, anywhere It was clearly the critic’s choice
Almost seven weeks after winning the Gotham Award for Best Feature Film and less than 24 hours after winning the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award tar), All at once, anywhere It proved to be a clear favorite of CCA. (There are 14 industry-leading Noms, three more than any other film, so this wasn’t exactly shocking.)
The female protagonist, Michelle Yeohlost the best actress tarof Cate Blanchettand the film itself lost its best ensemble and best comedy Glass Onion: A Knife Out Mystery, it still has five wins, three more than any other film. Best Screenplay Award, Best Editing Award, Best Supporting Actor Award (Ke Huy Quan), which was the surprise winner of the best director (Daniel Kwan When Daniel Scheinertaka “Daniels”), at which point it was almost certain that it would also win Best Picture.
Of the last 10 Best Photo Critics Choice Award winners, only five have won their corresponding Oscars (Boyhood, la la land, Rome, once upon a time in hollywood When dog power I couldn’t repeat it all), and consistent with these numbers, we can see that things are going either way. everywhere everything The best pictures at the Oscar race.
As was the case with last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner coda (Incidentally lost the Best Picture Critics Choice Award dog power ), which has an underdog side everywhere everything (an unlikely blockbuster-turned-indie) and the people who worked on it (who faced adversity throughout their careers but still look lovely) make it impossible to disagree with them.
not like codahowever, everywhere everything A challenging and polarizing film that could pose a problem with the preferred (ranked choice) voting that the Academy takes for the Best Picture Oscars. Even if only slightly Older people tend to get lost in the multiverse and still have a disproportionate presence in the academy.
But if the academy does No to do everywhere everything, so what do you go for instead?Looked favermans Also Top Gun: Maverick But the only ceremony with priority voting is the PGA Awards. That means we won’t know until February 25th how or if priority voting will affect their chances.
3) Quan and Bassett appear to be locked
when Troy Kottlefor which he won last year’s Best Supporting Actor (and Oscar) coda, took the stage on Sunday night to announce the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress. It was a reminder of what a slam dunk looks like, in fact Kotsur won nearly every honor she was eligible for last season’s awards from start to finish.
In my eyes, the woman he gave the Critics’ Choice Award to Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverof Angela Bassettand the Best Supporting Actor-winning man, everywhere everythingof Ke Huy Quan, looks like a slam dunk too. Like Kotsur, they give very strong performances and also have a compelling story that’s no different from his own. They’ve been through ups and downs and bullshit they never had to endure. But they survived and thrived.
That’s pretty hard to resist, and it’s hard to imagine anything or anyone that would derail Oscar’s trajectory.
4) Critics Choice Globe Winner Tank
Less than a week after swooning at the Golden Globes — another awards show where journalists decide the winner — Inishelin’s Banshee went 9-0 (plus its two male stars were both MIA due to COVID) and favermans It was 11 to 1 (only won Best Young Actor/Actress) Gabriel Lovell) at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Also on the show The Critics’ Choice of Disappointment: Babylon 1 vs 9 (best production design), Elvis 7 to 1 (best hair/makeup), Avatar: Path of Water 6 to 1 (best visual effect) and Top Gun: Maverick It was 6 to 1 (best cinematography).
5) Be careful RRR
RRRthe Indian period musical action thriller that has proven to be a huge phenomenon around the world, has brought home something impressive. 2 Critics’ Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Song “Naatu Naatu” won corresponding Golden Globe Awards and helped the film win the LA Film Critics Association Award for Best Music/Score. It’s the same song as
Please do not make any mistakes: RRR It is in serious Oscar contender — not for best international feature film (India actually ruined the dog by submitting another film), but certainly for best original song and possibly best picture (guaranteed Remember that there are 10 slots and the academy has never been a more international organization) and the best directors (SS Rajamouli It has already won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director.
RRR is distributed in the United States by Variance Films, the same company behind it. please drive my car, a Japanese film nominated for Academy Awards for photography, direction and screenplay, in addition to Best International Feature last year. And the same die-hard publicist who handled the film’s awards campaign said, Josh Hartanianavailable RRRof.
On Saturday, I witnessed first-hand the enthusiasm of dozens of Academy members for the film at Ross House, the Mount Olympus screening venue. Like them, I braved the terrible rain just to be there. Unlike them, I did not attend the screening or post-screening reception with Rajamouli and his cousin/composer/”Naatu Naatu” songwriter. MM Keeravanibut recording a podcast with Rajamouli to post on Monday.
As the sound guys were getting ready, they noticed that the film was approaching the “Naatu Naatu” show-stopping sequence, so they delayed the start of the dialogue by a few minutes so they could see the audience’s reaction. I asked Rajamouli if I could have one. He happily agreed, so we sneaked into the back of the theater.
What does this mean RRR Will it be nominated for Best Original Song as well as Best Picture and Best Director, like the Critic’s Choice Awards?But especially in movies Can not I wouldn’t be surprised if it was nominated for an Oscar for Best International Feature, or if either or both were nominated.