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Meanwhile six-time nominee 'Little Women' only won one award, for costume design, in an awards ceremony that featured numerous onstage comments praising the work of female directors.
The 2020 Oscars marked another disappointing awards ceremony for the team behind Netflix's Martin Scorsese-directed mob drama, The Irishman. After being shut out at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, the epic, decade-spanning and decade-in-the-making story starring Robert De Niro and Oscar nominees Al Pacino and Joe Pesci failed to win any of the 10 Oscars for which it was nominated.
Still, Scorsese got a few shout-outs from the stage, with Chris Rock and Steve Martin mentioning the film and the director in their monologue and best director winner Bong Joon Ho taking a minute to note how, as an aspiring director, he was particularly inspired by Scorsese, comments that prompted the Academy Awards audience to give Scorsese a standing ovation.
Meanwhile, other top nominees had a relatively disappointing night, with six-time nominees Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story and Little Women only taking home one award each. Little Women's prize was arguably the lowest profile award of those one by Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story, only taking home the prize for best costume design. It's poor showing was somewhat ironic given that a theme throughout the show was praising the work of female directors, like Little Women helmer Greta Gerwig, despite the fact that none were nominated for best director again this year. Jojo Rabbit won best adapted screenplay while Marriage Story's Laura Dern won the best supporting actress award she was expected to take home
While Once Upon A Time in Hollywood won two awards, for production design and best supporting actor Brad Pitt, writer-director-producer Quentin Tarantino didn't win any of the awards for which he was nominated including high-profile prizes best original screenplay, best director and best picture.
Similarly, 11-time nominee Joker only won two awards, for best score and best actor Joaquin Phoenix, high-profile victories but a significant drop, numbers-wise, from its leading spot among nominated films.
Also while Parasite was predicted to do well at the 2020 Oscars, with the best picture race shaping up as a battle between the Bong Joon Ho film and Sam Mendes' 1917, many pundits expected 1917 to win best picture or for Mendes to win best director, if not both, particularly after 1917 won the top prizes at the BAFTA Awards last week, in the middle of Oscar voting, after winning the top prizes at the DGA Awards and PGA Awards. And while 1917 won three awards, all were in technical categories.
Other multiple Oscar nominees that were shut out included Harriet and The Two Popes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
The Golden Raspberry Awards – which must have, at one point, been an enjoyable thing to someone, somewhere – are back, and the organization has once again chosen the most obvious and frankly boring choice for its top prize. Director Tom Hooper‘s Cats was the big “winner” of the night, taking home a total of six Razzies, including the Worst Picture of the year prize. Eddie Murphy also won a Razzie – but his win was actually a positive thing. Read on for the full list of winners below.Razzie Awards 2020 Winners
Worst Picture The Fanatic The Haunting of Sharon Tate Cats Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Actor James Franco, Zeroville David Harbour, Hellboy Matthew McConaughey, Serenity Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood John Travolta, The Fanatic and Trading Paint
Worst Actress Anne Hathaway, The Hustle and Serenity Hilary Duff, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Francesca Hayward, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Madea” Rebel Wilson, The Hustle
Worst Supporting Actor James Corden, Cats Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Joe” Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral as “Uncle Heathrow” Seth Rogen, Zeroville Bruce Willis, Glass
Worst Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, Dark Phoenix Cassi Davis, A Madea Family Funeral Judi Dench, Cats Fenessa Pineda, Rambo: Last Blood Rebel Wilson, Cats
Worst Director Fred Durst, The Fanatic James Franco, Zeroville Adrian Grunberg, Rambo: Last Blood Neil Marshall, Hellboy Tom Hooper, Cats
Worst Screenplay Andrew Cosby, Hellboy Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Danial Farrands, The Haunting of Sharon Tate Lee Hall and Tom Hooper, Cats Matthew Cirulnick and Sylvester Stallone, Rambo: Last Blood
Worst Screen Combo
John Travolta and Any Screenplay He Accepts Any Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs, Cats Sylvester Stallone and His Impotent Rage, Rambo: Last Blood Tyler Perry and Tyler Perry or Tyler Perry, A Madea Family Funeral Jason Derulo and His CGI-Neutered “Bulge”, Cats
Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel Dark Phoenix Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rambo: Last Blood A Madea Family Funeral Hellboy
Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property Rambo: Last Blood Dragged Across Concrete Hellboy The Haunting of Sharon Tate Joker
The Razzie Redeemer Award Will Smith, Aladdin Keanu Reeves, John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and Toy Story 4 Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
The Razzie Redeemer Award seems strangely out of character for this awards show because of how it honors positivity instead of wallowing in the cinematic muck of each year, but since Murphy didn’t earn an Oscar nomination for his work in Dolemite, I’m...
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Well it is all just about over but the counting, and in fact I would guess PriceWaterhouse accountants have even finished that at this point. What that means is two numbers crunchers out of everyone in the whole world are now looking at every pundit’s predictions, including mine I suppose, and laughing hysterically about how we got it all wrong. Or not. One Academy member called me this week to say essentially this looks to be one of the most predictable years ever. “I think just about everyone is probably going to win their office pool,” he laughed.Shutterstock
He might have a point because the four acting categories appear to be in the bag, at least if we are to go by every precursor show preceding the Oscars that have chosen , in lockstep, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, and Laura Dern . And with all its guild wins, plus the Golden Globes and BAFTA 1917 seems as close to a lock for Best Picture and a possible sweep as we have seen in some time . So the difference in glory or disgrace with your Oscar pool ballot just might come down to who wins Best Live Action Short. A lot of the talk at various parties including last night’s Universal and Focus Features celebration at Spago, as well as today’s Publicists Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton revolved around possible upsets. Are all of the indicators incorrect this year? Can there be a shocker looming Sunday? That would be fun , but don’t bet the condo on it. This is a year where there seems to be some fairly unanimous agreement in terms of those soothsayers who try to foretell what names will be in those envelopes.
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If you want to drive yourself crazy though try checking the various oddsmakers who are out there giving us the book on winners, apparently using whatever data they have picked up by listening to prognosticators. You can actually bet money in New Jersey , Indiana, and the UK , even though technically those two PriceWaterhouse accountants could probably clean up knowing who the winners are already. And while you are at it a lot of the bookies are taking bets on things other than just the winners. For instance you can wager on stuff like the gender of the first presenter on stage Female 2/5 , Male 2/1, Transgender 20/1; How many times Kobe or Mamba will be said 5/6; Presenters who put on glasses before reading the cue card Under 2 1/2 -1/4 – Over 2 1/2 – 5/2; Who will Best Actor thank first Academy 1/1- husband, wife, partner 5/2-director 3/1-mother 7/1- God 10/1; Will “Trump” be said during the broadcast? NO 2/3...
Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a thing — heck, before X-Men and Spider-Man kicked off the current age of superhero blockbusters — Quentin Tarantino had his heart set on making a Luke Cage film. Though it never happened, the director revealed on a podcast that he had grand plans for one of his favorite comic book heroes and even had a specific actor in mind for the titular role.
The prolific writer/director appeared on Amy Schumer’s podcast via The Guardian and explained that he wanted to make a Luke Cage movie between his directorial debut Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. He also explained how that choice caused him to abandon the project after his friends constantly badgered him to choose a different lead.
“Growing up I was a big comic-book collector, and my two favourite [comic books] were Luke Cage: Hero for Hire, later Luke Cage: Power Man, and Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu.
“What dissuaded me … was my comic-geek friends talked me out of it,” Tarantino went on. “Because I had an idea that Larry Fishburne would’ve been the perfect guy to play Luke Cage. But all my friends were like, ‘It’s got to be Wesley Snipes.’ And I go, ‘Look, I like Wesley Snipes, but Larry Fishburne is practically Marlon Brando. I think Fish is the man.’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, but he’d have to get in shape in a big way. Snipes is that way already!’ And I go, ‘F*ck that! That’s not that important! F*ck you, you ruined the whole damn thing!’”
In defense of Tarantino’s friends, Wesley Snipes would later land the role of Marvel’s Blade, which arguably set the stage for the onslaught of superhero films to come, so their judgment wasn’t too far off. Lawrence Fishburne did “get in shape in a big way,” however, and thoroughly proved his action star chops as Morpheus in The Matrix, so the Pulp Fiction director was definitely onto something.
Not to mention, he would’ve delivered a Luke Cage movie that featured the same knack for the Blaxpoitation genre that he showcased in both Jackie Brown and Django Unchained. But if you’re hoping Tarantino might still have a Marvel movie in him, don’t hold your breath. He’s still adamant that his next film will be his last, and it’s probably not going to be for the MCU.
Via The Guardian