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re: Congrats to Tony Winner and now 3-time Oscar Winner (for acting) and 1 for Producing Frances McDormand
Posted by: mikem 01:11 am EDT 04/26/21
In reply to: re: Congrats to Tony Winner and now 3-time Oscar Winner (for acting) and 1 for Producing Frances McDormand - DistantDrumming 12:31 am EDT 04/26/21

It also made things particularly awkward for McDormand, since she gave a speech as one of the producers of Nomadland and then was on stage again 5 minutes later as Best Actress, which she was not expected to win. So she gave a very brief speech for Best Actress, and then Anthony Hopkins wasn't there for Best Actor, and then it was over. Very abrupt ending.

The whole show was weird. Isn't the point to celebrate movies? But no clips with sound of any film except for the specialty film nominees until the last fifteen minutes of the show. No clips for any of the acting nominees, no montages of why we love the movies, no presentation of each Best Picture nominee until they smashed them all together at the end. It felt like a more boring version of the Golden Globes.

Glad to see some Broadway veterans win awards. I haven't seen Nomadland or the film of The Father, but I saw the play of The Father during its Broadway run and found it very moving. McDormand was really bad in the revival of The Country Girl, but then really great in Good People a few years later. But then everyone was kind of bad in The Country Girl for some reason. Looking at ibdb.com, it seems that Hopkins hasn't been on Broadway again since Equus 45 years ago.
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