Monday, January 31, 2005

Awards, nominations and then some….

It’s funny how I follow these events like am personally involved. It’s even worse that I’ve discovered that in 99.99% of all times there seems to be some external factor playing in. Rarely does whomever I want to win win…rarely does the most deserving one win…

Or am I just paranoid?

Now we have 2blacks nominated….do u see Don Cheadle winning surely. I support the brother...but it always seems that you need a few more nominations before u walk away with one. Now for Jamie Foxx he also so deserves that award….but he’s black and the problem is he also has been nominated in supporting actor category. Now as it happens in Oscar’s, to add insult to injury he may actually win for ‘Collateral’ and not for ‘Ray’-the fact being, that he deserves an Oscar…but they will not give him the main one…not so soon after denzel

Morgan Freeman is also someone who has waited for a long time to win…and it wouldn’t be surprising if he finally won, albeit in that category.

You say am being paranoid. But surely do u think Denzel deserved an Oscar for ‘Training Day’ (or better yet to lose in ‘Philadelphia’ or ‘Malcolm X’)
Or u think it was his time to get it? Or time for the blacks to get it? You have all watched ‘Monster’s Ball’….Halle Berry is a great actress but she sure as hell didn’t deserve the Oscar FOR that movie.

Sure there have been winners who were nominated the first time and won…Adrian Brody, Geoffrey Rush, Kim Bassinger, Gwenyth…but if u look at there performances in comparison to whom they were nominated with …my point will have been made.

Now, you have seen actors like Johnny depp, Renee Zellweger, Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Edward Norton, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon… etc all get snubbed. Very deserving, very talented….I don’t know what voters look out for. Or who they are…. but something never is quite right.

My theory and conclusion:-if you are a really good actor you will have to wait to wait to win it!!! The fact that you don’t win it means that you actually deserve it


Blogger Mshairi said...

It will be a crying shame if Jamie Foxx gets the Supporting Actor Oscar for Collateral and not Best Actor Oscar for Ray which I suspect will be what happens. I agree with you about some fine actors who have never received the Oscar - Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, etc. The Oscars are confusing - it seems that one can get one due to their body of work over the years rather than one specific movie.

2/01/2005 3:27 PM  
Blogger M said...

I hear you! Much as I'm a Denzel fan Russel Crowe was the better actor. And as for Halle Berry winning that was a complete farce. It's as ridiculous as Steve Seagal winning!

2/03/2005 4:38 PM  
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2/03/2005 5:19 PM  
Blogger Deno said...

Your right Nick..the black factor is HUGE. The politics invovled in the 'rating-by-your-peers' thing are mind blogging. Denzel's oscar was the token gift to black actors ..nothing more. Still cant believe sidney poitier Is a bila.


2/06/2005 5:28 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I shall root for Morgan Freeman in ANY category. Damn hata wakitaka kumpatia best black actor in any movie he's ever made.

(Yeah, so I have a certain ka-fixation with the man. I'm dealing with it.)

I also didn't get why Halle won for Monster's Ball. I think it was the shag that did it. Definitely. Definitely the shag.

2/11/2005 11:08 PM  

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