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  1. Parodied on Saturday Night Live this weekend (along with other movies like it):
  2. Best Actress is really all over the map. The Golden Globes, Critics Choice, SAG have different winners, and none of those winners are nominated at BAFTA. Suppose Kirby wins there, then all the nominees come into Oscar night with a televised precursor except McDormand, who's in the Best Picture frontrunner, which never hurts a person's odds. A third Best Actress win for her doesn't seem like the most likely thing, but it's an extremely unusual year, so... Best Supporting Actress isn't as scattered, but it's not like the Actor categories where sweeps are happening so far.
  3. I actually think the Emmys have had the opposite problem from the Oscars in recent years, that there are too many shows scattered across premium channels/streaming and it's been hard for the general public to keep up. But the experience of watching TV hasn't been affected as drastically by Covid as moviegoing--if anything, it gave it a boost (more time at home)--so it would make sense that the Emmys ratings drop wasn't so bad. A big part of awards coverage is the fashion, the red carpet experience, and there is some of that depending on the nominees/presenters, but it's just not the same with Zoom and social distancing. So even if the movies were popular and well known, that element is missing and that audience is gone. It's just a tough year for the Academy, I'm not sure how much frame rate and aspect ratio changes are going to help the telecast.
  4. Maybe, but there have been breakout TV events since Covid (Tiger King, The Queen's Gambit, Bridgerton, to name a few) and a series takes up even more of a person's time than a movie. The Emmy ratings also sucked this past year, but you didn't get the same lament that "there weren't any new TV shows" like you did with the film world.
  5. Bad news for awards shows, if direct-to-streaming is the future of most contenders in the years to come: No one's watching the awards shows because they've barely heard of any of these movies. Are they "too small" in scope or do they just seem "not real" somehow? It would be interesting to know how these stats would compare to the last few Oscar seasons. Franchises and sequels have built-in recognition, from before. How much does a theatrical promo campaign/release add to general awareness of a movie? Even stuff like the weekend box office reports would get the name of a movie out there and kind of advertise it for the weeks to come, and for the home market. So much of awards publicity is about the long game and a movie going straight to streaming can be the opposite of that
  6. It's been measured and Daniel has slightly less screentime than LaKeith, so... Also, Chadwick is very likely to win in lead, so if you can get away with a Supporting placement and also improve your odds for the gold...
  7. Is Glenn finally going to win an Oscar via Zoom for a movie under 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? LMAO Music, really? The HFPA really could have just let Promising Young Woman be a comedy. Mulligan might just go all the way in Best Actress. She'll probably get the Globe. Who knew voters were eager to make sure Leto isn't a one-nominee wonder? Even Warner Bros didn't seem to think they had an awards contender on their hands... Is it really going to be The Trial of the Chicago 7 as our Best Picture? It feels like a Globes Drama winner, at least.
  8. Watched both, the Wendy movie was good (for Lifetime) but rushed, while the Salt-N-Pepa movie was too long (three hours w/commercial breaks!!) and more obviously limited by its budget. Also, pretending Spinderella was barely part of the group wasn't cute. Lifetime has a Mahalia Jackson movie coming up, too. I wonder if BET is going to open up the purse strings for all the Black music legacy acts who want a biopic but don't rate the major movie studio treatment, or does BET just keep ceding that audience to Lifetime...
  9. Lots of Twitter outrage right now about Minari only being eligible for Foreign Language Film and not Best Drama. The Golden Globes rules don't allow "double dipping"--a movie can only compete in one "Best Picture" sort of category (i.e. a movie can't be in Animated Film and Musical/Comedy, unlike the Oscars, where documentaries/international/animated films can also go for Best Picture). Minari is more than 50 percent not in English, the HFPA's threshold for whether a film is foreign language or not. But of course people don't care about that, they just see a movie happening in the US being viewed as "foreign" when the country doesn't have an official language. So, this ruling is being viewed "America" treating Asian-Americans as the "other", again. Even though the Golden Globes are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, so the members aren't even American themselves, and it's not like they see being foreign as a bad thing... But I do think, if your movie awards show wants a separate category for movies that (mostly) aren't in English, maybe just call it that. Many countries have multiple languages spoken, so who is to say what is "foreign"?
  10. It will boost the concessions, which the theaters keep and make most of their money on, anyway. Ticket prices vary wildly across the country. I live in a place where some multiplexes had $4.50 to $6.00 matinees for first run movies pre-pandemic, that is a lot less than the ArcLight for example. That Playmobil movie had discount tickets, but it was a promotional thing by the studio eating the costs. When the subscription model started here, there was a question of how much studios would get back per ticket. Are the contracts with the studios and theaters ironclad on a floor for ticket prices? If not, then LOL, gimme some 1920s movie prices. Can't wait for the first chain to say "See all 17* WB movies in theaters for less than 1 month of HBO Max!" Hehehe. *Hasn't one movie already been removed from the 2021 WB schedule and it's only been 2 weeks since the announcement? How many will it be, in the end?
  11. More locations were open, you had drive ins during the summer, an animated movie like this loses less visually vs a made-for-IMAX spectacle like Tenet. Studios were afraid families would avoid theaters and pushed most of them off to streaming. There might have been more reluctance early on from parents, but maybe by July/August that wasn't the case?
  12. It never would have happened but maybe The Croods 2 should have been the movie to "reopen theaters" this summer instead of Tenet...
  13. When I saw the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, I thought the most ridiculous thing about it would be the bad Irish accents, but apparently not, LOL.
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