Cate Blanchett vs. Michelle Yeoh for Oscar
I guess Michelle Williams is out of the running having been snubbed for SAG award. Michelle Yeoh is gaining steam for her great performance in an acclaimed film. Blanchett is overrated and already has two, will Academy give her another?
I am feeling like Yeoh takes the Best Actress Oscar this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 26, 2023 3:19 AM
Michelle Yeoh. Blanchett was great in Mrs. America, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 15, 2023 2:21 PM
I’ve tried three times but find the Yeoh movie unwatchable. I do have a crush on the husband, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 15, 2023 2:24 PM
LMAO at the crackheads who think Michelle Yeoh will win. The Academy is only going to bother nominating 5 actresses as a formality…Cate Blanchett has already won.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 15, 2023 4:44 PM
The Oscars like historic moments. Yeoh's win would be historic and other actors love her. I am sure Nicole Kidman will vote for Michelle.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 16, 2023 3:48 AM
Wrong. When it comes to Best Actress, the woman with the wind at her back always wins. At this point Cate has won the Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and NY & LA Film Critics awards. Michelle will spend this awards season in a distant second.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 16, 2023 4:39 AM
R5 It only matters if Michelle doesn't win SAG or BAFTA. And she'll probably get SAG and we won't know what's up until the night of.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 16, 2023 5:01 AM
EEAAO has momentum behind it, and people voting actually watched the movie. Few Academy voters even bothered to watch the flop Tar.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 16, 2023 5:12 AM
Blanchett has become another Streep - all external, all big, all the time. She’s not beloved in the industry. Michelle will win.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 16, 2023 5:16 AM
Tar is a better film and Cate is a better actress…not that that means anything these days. She’s not at all overrated, OP, especially not in this film. EEAAO is the very definition of overrated. The first hour of that film is excruciating but I did enjoy the last 45 minutes or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 16, 2023 5:32 AM
I think Blanchett is talented but very overrated at times.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 16, 2023 5:38 AM
I loved EEAAO. I saw it in the theater and was captivated from the first frame.
Is "Tar" streaming somewhere? I'll watch it but I already know Cate will exhaust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 16, 2023 5:45 AM
Thank you, r12, but I didn't know it was 2 1/2 hours. I don't think I can do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 16, 2023 5:50 AM
Blanchett should win, but Yeoh seems like the likely winner now. That “Everything Everywhere” was so sloppy, cacophonous, and just dumb should be a disqualifier, but, c’est la vie.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 16, 2023 5:55 AM
I'm actually kind of hoping Yeoh wins. I find Blanchett to be overrated and I'm so tired of seeing EVERYBODY kiss Blanchett's ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 16, 2023 6:59 AM
Blanchett already has two Oscars. Isn't that enough to secure her stature as an enduring talent? Does she even want a third?
Michelle Yeoh has had a long and under-recognized career until now. She's done stacks of kung-fu movies in half a dozen languages (usually doing her own stunts), was the rare Bond girl who outshone 007 himself, brought gravitas to a stinker of a Star Trek series, and now has this honor before her. Giving her Oscar Gold is hardly a diversity pick or handing it over to some neophyte. She's paid her dues the hard way.
It's like the nominations of people like Laurie Metcalf, Jackie Gleason, Joan Allen, Judy Davis, and Angela Lansbury. These people are genuine fucking Actors with a capital "A." But they don't mind money for the studios who run these awards, so they never get more than a token nomination and three seconds on the "In Memoriam" when they croak.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 16, 2023 7:22 AM
They will always give the Oscar to a biographical portrayal, especially of a ground breaking woman. Unfortunately, Blanchett.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 16, 2023 10:49 AM
A woman no one's heard about or cares about.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 16, 2023 10:52 AM
The character is not a real person, R17. Tar is not a biopic!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 16, 2023 10:56 AM
Of course the non-white woman is getting it. You’re delusional if you think Kate will take it. lol
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 16, 2023 10:59 AM
You forget that, in media, the only minority is not the color that Michelle is.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 16, 2023 11:07 AM
Tar was pretty contorversial.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 16, 2023 11:12 AM
Blanchett's performance is one for the ages. Too bad Yeoh has to compete with her this particular year.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 16, 2023 4:00 PM
Diversity is code for black only. Bonus points for gay blacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 16, 2023 4:16 PM
After Cate Blanchett Critics Choice speech where she blasted the fact this is a competition, like a horse race. Some voters might pause and say "If she feels that way, I'll vote for Michelle Yeoh
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 16, 2023 4:19 PM
Cate Blanchett will have years and years of good roles in the future, while Michelle Yeoh will not have as many opportunities as her to be nominated again. So if I was voting that would sway my vote to Yeoh.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 16, 2023 4:24 PM
Contrary to popular belief, nobody has ever lost an Oscar based on speeches they’ve given during the run up to the main event. Cate Blanchett is actually the queen of bad speeches and it hasn’t stopped her from racking up award after award after award.
Michelle Yeoh seems nice enough, but the Academy has no problem denying respected/beloved actresses in the perfect part (Diane Lane, Lauren Bacall, Anette Bening).
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 16, 2023 4:27 PM
R28, the corollary to that is that no one has ever won because of their speeches, either.
There seems to be this idea that once Yeoh wins this or that award, she'll give a speech so moving she'll become undeniable. EEAAO fans said this before her Globes speech but it didn't happen, and I'm sure they'll trot out the same idea if she wins SAG (and as populist as SAG is, that's still a big "if").
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 16, 2023 4:39 PM
Yeoh will get it because she's more of a minority
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 16, 2023 4:53 PM
No, the Oscar will be given to Ke Huy Quan for Supporting Actor and Hollywood will have fulfilled their non-black minority quote. Could you imagine the vitriol coming from Jada if two Asians win? Then, Hollywood can relax and give it once again to one of their own, Blanchett. Yeoh is just the wrong color.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 16, 2023 6:44 PM
[quote] They will always give the Oscar to a biographical portrayal, especially of a ground breaking woman. Unfortunately, Blanchett.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 17, 2023 1:58 AM
Cate blanchett out performed everybody else. She deserves all the awards. Enough with this woke nonsense
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 17, 2023 2:56 AM
Keep telling yourself that, R33. No average Academy member is going to sit through a viewing of that dreadful movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 17, 2023 3:02 AM
Yeoh and Curtis both need to win. EEAAO was a tour de force for all involved.
Better in so many ways than the Korean basement film that won last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 17, 2023 3:12 AM
[quote] Enough with this woke nonsense
Thank you for making the F&F easy.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 17, 2023 3:34 AM
[quote] Are you speaking of Cate,#OscarsSoWhite, Blanchett?
Speaking recently with Vogue, nominee Cate Blanchett talked both about the issues swirling this year’s Oscars, and her feelings on Haynes missing his own shot at Oscar gold.
“I think every year it’s important to remember: A healthy Academy, a healthy industry, is a diverse industry. A monochromatic industry is never creative."
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 17, 2023 4:11 AM
Of course, the usual eldergay racists are making this about black people when this race has nothing to do with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 17, 2023 4:15 AM
[quote]Cate blanchett out performed everybody else. She deserves all the awards. Enough with this woke nonsense.
So funny how racists always conveniently overlook the fact that the best actress Oscar has gone to a white woman every single year except one (the year Halle Berry won), which means for all their carping about "wokeness," it's clear that just being white will greatly stack the odds in Blanchett's favor. That's not to say she isn't legitimately deserving of the award, it's just an acknowledgement of the reality that despite the Academy's noble attempts at diversity and inclusion, for the best actress category being white is still a major advantage and you're delusional if you claim otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 17, 2023 6:42 AM
It's exciting that the race is even competitive.
That said, I'd vote for Cate B. That performance blew me away. Unforgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 17, 2023 7:54 AM
Both got BAFTA noms but the Brits usually award their own and I think Australia is a British commonwealth. The outcome of SAG will be more determinative of what happens Oscar night.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 19, 2023 9:09 PM
^ This would prove what a crock BAFTA awards are. So biased.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 20, 2023 8:22 AM
Michelle Williams made a surprise rebound with the nomination. However, the race is still between Blanchett and Yeoh. Yeoh still has the edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 24, 2023 6:42 PM
Yeoh doesn’t have shit. Cate will win her 3rd Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 24, 2023 6:43 PM
I haven't seen Tár to compare the performances, but I hope Michelle Yeoh wins. Hers was by far the best performance I did see this past year. Plus, her not even being nominated in 2001 (when I think she should have won) has always rankled me.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 24, 2023 6:57 PM
You'd think the Academy would award one amazing and overlooked talent before they'd give a THIRD statue to an established talent, but who the fuck knows for sure?
These are the same people who gave Anthony Hopkins a second Oscar for one of his weaker roles, and gave Meryl Streep her third Oscar for a role people have since come to despise (both of these awards also effectively snubbed fan favorite nominees).
The voting process, especially now that it's gone ranked-choice, rewards mainstream mashed-potato acting. I wouldn't be surprised if Tom fucking Hanks got another Oscar for his recent pig shit movies, only because the real performances couldn't get enough of the vote from the middle.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 24, 2023 7:40 PM
The Father wasn't one of Hopkins's weaker roles, R47. He was fantastic in the movie, and the Academy made the correct choice by voting for him instead of succumbing to maudlin sentimentality because Black Panther died of cancer.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is an awful movie filled with hammy performances. The Academy rightfully rejected it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 24, 2023 7:58 PM
It’s not a lifetime achievement award - how many Oscars anybody has should be immaterial.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 24, 2023 9:50 PM
I thought Meryl was great in "Iron Lady."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 25, 2023 3:19 AM
The fact of the matter is, Tár will likely lose in most every category in which it’s nominated, but as a respected film the Academy will want to award it. Best Actress is the likeliest way to do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 25, 2023 4:29 AM
I loathe that Cunt Blanchett is attempting to pull a Daniel Day- Lewis by threatening to quit acting to nab her third Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 25, 2023 4:55 AM
[quote]R17 They will always give the Oscar to a biographical portrayal, especially of a ground breaking woman. Unfortunately, Blanchett.
By that standard it would be Ana de Arnas.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 25, 2023 7:02 AM
R52 if you could’ve bothered to actually read the referenced quote instead of going into queeny hysterics you would realise that she was joking.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 25, 2023 7:24 AM
R18 if you haven't heard of Michelle Yeoh, I can't help you. Her acting work would merit multiple lifetime achievement awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 25, 2023 2:07 PM
EEAAO has the wind behind its backs, and Michelle will be swept to victory.
Plus, no voter wants to sit through Tar.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 25, 2023 2:21 PM
[quote]They will always give the Oscar to a biographical portrayal, especially of a ground breaking woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 25, 2023 2:26 PM
[quote]Plus, no voter wants to sit through Tar.
People could get away with this nonsense back in festival season, when it was possible that Tar might become a festival favorite that crashes and burns outside of Telluride or Toronto just like Spencer did last year. But Tar has been chugging through the season with a surprising level of support from industry groups that aren't just the highbrow snobs. Field got a DGA nomination, and that group includes a lot of television, music video and commercial directors.
Tar even outperformed The Fabelmans among the notoriously basic tech branches of the Academy, even though Michael Kahn and Janusz Kaminski should have been easy name-checks for Editing and Cinematography. Insisting that voters won't sit through Tar when the nominations clearly show that they did watch the movie and apparently really liked it is just delusional at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 25, 2023 5:41 PM
R47 you're way off. As weak as The Iron Lady is as a movie, Streep's performance was widely acclaimed and Anthony Hopkins was astonishing in The Father
Plus Tom Hanks hasn't been nominated since 2001.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 25, 2023 6:23 PM
Michelle Yeoh better take it.
I'm kinda tired of Cate's face. Like M, she doesn't know how to make herself scarce, and she's everything, everywhere, all at once.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 25, 2023 6:27 PM
Yes, the nominations for editing and cinematography show a solid level of respect for Tar, not to mention director when some pundits thought Field would be left out.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 25, 2023 6:37 PM
R60 Some of us have an "all-natural" face to endure such exposure.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 25, 2023 7:06 PM
R38 cate always sem to say the right things unfortunately for her she doesn't sound genuine. Nobody believes she is about diversity, or that she admires Viola, or want to work with her. In fact I don't ever remember Cate being in a movie with a diverse cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 25, 2023 8:07 PM
On a preferential ballot EEAAO is in big trouble. I believe reports that many of the older, more conservative potential voters switched off after the first hour (I know I did after the IRS sequence). Therefore the film will get placed either ninth or tenth on quite a few ballots. No way Yeoh wins, as a result. Ke Huy Quan might even lose in a shock win for Judd Hirsch. EEAAO is highly likely to walk home empty handed on Oscar night. And Blanchett wins Best Actress hands down.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 25, 2023 8:15 PM
I kind of think Hirsch was very lucky to get a nom, given that his co-star Dano got better reviews and a SAG nom, but who knows? He could be a sentimental upset winner ala Don Ameche for "Cocoon."
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 25, 2023 8:22 PM
Ke Huy Quan has Supporting Actor locked down, unfortunately. Even if the preferential ballot is fatal to Everything Everywhere's chances to win Best Picture (and as much as I'd like it to lose, I don't think it's going to happen), Quan is still the overwhelming favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 25, 2023 8:44 PM
Two mass shootings in which the assailants were Asian…plus the Golden Globes becoming a superspreader event…
The Academy’s goodwill might be exhausted by the time voting winds down…which doesn’t bode well for EEAAO.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 25, 2023 8:50 PM
I think it's still going to Blanchett this year.
I'd love for it to go to Colin Farrell for Best Actor but it's probably Fraser's.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 25, 2023 8:56 PM
Most Oscar prognosticators have determined Best Actor is the race to watch. The winners for Actress (Blanchett), Supporting Actress (Bassett), and Best Supporting Actor (Quan) are locked up. Best Actor is currently a 3-way tie (momentum has shifted from Fraser, to Butler, to now Farrell).
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 25, 2023 9:08 PM
Judd Hirsch should've won MY Oscar for Supporting in "Ordinary People."
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 25, 2023 9:29 PM
Sorry, Timothy and Judd, but Jason Robards should have won that Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 25, 2023 9:42 PM
R72 Jason had already won two Oscars by 1981. He was a revered stage and screen actor, and everybody knew it. He didn't need a third statue any more than Blanchett needs one this year.
I don't hear anyone taking up for Joe Pesci or Michael O'Keefe (whoever that is) in that year's running.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 25, 2023 9:47 PM
I like Blanchett in Tar except the way she conducted. That didn't look authentic
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 25, 2023 9:54 PM
Tar is a shitty movie. The last 30-45 mins seem disjointed from the entire story. I had no idea what the fuck was going on there.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 25, 2023 10:20 PM
[quote]Two mass shootings in which the assailants were Asian…plus the Golden Globes becoming a superspreader event…The Academy’s goodwill might be exhausted by the time voting winds down…which doesn’t bode well for EEAAO.
Only asshole racists such as yourself would let it affect their vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 25, 2023 10:25 PM
R74= that bitter dyke Marin Alsop
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 25, 2023 10:26 PM
R67, is that what passes for wit and intelligence on GAB?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 25, 2023 11:55 PM
Unfortunately that may describe a substantial subset of the Academy, R76.
[quote]Nobody believes she is about diversity, or that she admires Viola, or want to work with her. In fact I don't ever remember Cate being in a movie with a diverse cast.
She was in [italic]Thor: Ragnarok[/italic] with Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson, and Tadanobu Asano. (Plus Taika Watiti, if his claims of Māori descent aren't BS...)
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 26, 2023 2:26 AM
R79, she was also in Babel, where the whole point of the movie was an international cast who proved that overacting is universal in any language.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 26, 2023 3:19 AM