Sr. Rose’s Oscar Ballot 2021 (picks and some guesses!)

Sr. Rose’s Oscar Ballot 2021 (picks and some guesses!) April 24, 2021

 

Sr. Rose’s 2021 Oscar Ballot

( Name or title in Bold ITALICS is my pick not what the Academy might do!)

 ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (All deserving!)

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal Fine, deeply felt performance

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom  (I think he will win, though)                                                                                              Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (All deserving!)

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7   (He really can act. As soon as I saw him in this film, I said: Oscar.)                                                                                                                                                                          Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah   (He is mesmerizing)                                                                                                     Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami (wonderful)
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal      (I loved his performance)                                                                                                                               Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah (strong performance)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE  (All deserving!)

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Viola gets my vote)
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday                                                                                                    Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland (She may win)
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm   (I did not appreciate her performance really, nor the film)                                                                                                    Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy (She deserves to win for this performance)
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank                                                                                                                                             Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Onward
Over the Moon (I loved this film)
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon                                                                                                                  Soul (I loved this film for many reasons; life is worth living)
Wolfwalkers

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY  (Means painting with light; Mank could get it but I think News of the World is the best in this category)

Judas and the Black Messiah                                                                                                                                       Mank
News of the World                                                                                                                                               Nomadland                                                                                                                                                                    The Trial of the Chicago 7

COSTUME DESIGN

Emma
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom      (Amazing period costumes)                                                                                                                                        Mank
Mulan (Beautiful)
Pinocchio  (OK, I didn’t see this one!)

DIRECTING  (All worthy)

Another Round
Mank
Minari (Would love Issac to win)
Nomadland (Would love Chloe to win!!!)
Promising Young Woman  (In terms of directing, this had to have been the most challenging but it is not my favorite film – yet it could win)

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE  (ALL ARE DESRVING because they look at the fragility of life and that change is possible. I’d just give them each an Oscar, imho)

Collective (thank God every day for the free press and pray for journalists)
Crip Camp (most powerful)
The Mole Agent (most charming!)
My Octopus Teacher Time (most spiritual and beautiful)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT (I only saw three)

Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation                                                                                                                                     Do Not Split
Hunger Ward (But I think this might win)
A Love Song for Latasha

 

FILM EDITING (All are worthy)

The Father (Because of the complexity of the narrative)
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman                                                                                                                                           Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM (All are deserving; hard call)

Another Round
Better Days
Collective (But this might win; very powerful)
The Man Who Sold His Skin     (what is freedom?)                                                                                                                                    Quo Vadis, Aida? (This could win, too)

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING  (all deserving)

Emma
Hillbilly Elegy (I did not recognize Glenn Close; amazing transformation)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom      (though this could win)                                                                                                                                    Mank
Pinocchio

ORIGINAL SCORE (Anyone’s guess)

Da 5 Bloods                                                                                                                                                                   Mank
Minari
News of the World                                                                                                                                                         Soul – loved this one

ORIGINAL SONG  (Anybody’s guess)

“Fight For You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7                                                                                                   “Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest (But this one could get it; LOL)
“Io Sì (Seen),” The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) ”                                                                                            Speak Now,” One Night In Miami… I really liked this one

BEST PICTURE  (I think Nomadland make win or Minari but my choice is SOUNG OF METAL, sorry all Mank fans, if Mank one wins I will be disappointed; if Promising Young Woman wins I will be disappointed though I am of two minds about this film.)

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah                                                                                                                                      Mank

Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman                                                                                                                                          Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

PRODUCTION DESIGN (All worthy but Ma Rainey caught the era and the Chicago heat so well)

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom                                                                                                                                                  Mank
News of the World
Tenet

ANIMATED SHORT FILM  (I didn’t see any of these, so I’m just guessing here)

Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens                                                                                                                                                         I  Love You Opera

Yes-People

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM  (I didn’t see any of these so I’m just guessing)

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers                                                                                                                                                White Eye

SOUND

Greyhound
Mank
News of the World                                                                                                                                                          Soul
Sound of Metal  (This has to win; the silence was so powerful)

VISUAL EFFECTS

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky                                                                                                                                                            Mulan (Stunning)

The One and Only Ivan                                                                                                                                                    Tenet

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY  (All deserving except Borat; a page too far)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm                                                                                                                                         The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami…                                                                                                                                                    The White Tiger What is freedom?

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY  (All deserving though Promising Young Woman is not my favorite; feeling like Sound of Metal or Minari may take it, but I think The Trial of the Chicago 7 is Sorkin at his best.)

Judas and the Black Messiah                                                                                                                                       Minari
Promising Young Woman                                                                                                                                         Sound of Metal                                                                                                                                                                  The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

 


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