Los Angeles – An unrealistic 93rd Academy Award, a stage show televised about films distributed mostly on the Internet, with an Oscar winner on Sunday and director Regina King of “One Night in Miami” met. -Club Set.
“It’s been quite a year, and we’re still dubbing Smack in the middle of it,” she said, referring to the epidemic and guilty verdict in the George Floyd homicide. “Our love of films helped us get by.”
With a little more prologue, the Oscar statuettes were handed over, along with Emerald Fennell, who was the first nominee, winning a Best Original Screenplay for “Promising Young Woman”, a shocking revenge drama. The last woman to win a solo in 2007 was Diablo Cody (“Juno”).
“He’s so heavy and so cold,” Fenrell said of the gold-plated Oscar statue in a snappy speech that he wrote to Zack Morris at the age of 10 in the television series “Saved by the Bell”. “He said write a speech. I’m going to get into trouble with Steven Soderbergh, “she said.
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller won the adapted screenplay award for “The Father”, about dementia’s remains. “Another round” about middle-aged men, who decide to get drunk daily, won an Academy Award for an international feature film (formerly called a foreign-language film). Danish filmmaker Thomas Winterberg dedicated “one more round” to his daughter Ida, who was killed in a car accident in 2019.
“Maybe you’re pulling some strings somewhere,” Winterberg said, fighting back tears.
By going to the ceremony, there was a chance that the night might fall into Hollywood history. People of color were nominated for all four acting awards – a sign that the film industry has implemented meaningful reforms. The academy, which has around 10,000 members, remains overwhelmingly white and male, but the organization has invited more women and people of color into its ranks following intense #OscarsSoWhite outbreaks in 2015 and 2016, when acting nominees all Were white This year, nine out of 20 acting nominations went to people of color.
As expected, Daniel Kaluuya was named a supporting actor to play the role of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah”.
“Brother, we’re out of here!” Kaluia sighed in celebration and credited with Hampton (“What a man, what a man”) before concluding and concluding with Cri de Coir, “When they split and win, we say unite and ascend.”
Hollywood wanted the producers of the telecast to pull off an almost impossible-to-get hat trick. First and foremost, he was asked to design a show that prevented the TV ratings from downright dangerous – celebrating films that, for the most part, have not been widely associated with audiences. The producer team, which included Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”), also hoped that telecasts would be used for jump-start theatricaling, a feat no less trivial when most of the world’s box office habits Been more than a year. Finally, producers were required to integrate live camera feeds from more than 20 locations to comply with coronovirus safety restrictions.
The incident was delayed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, usually due to an apprehension of an epidemic occurring in February. Nevertheless, the red carpet had to be reduced radically and the extravagant parties were canceled.
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For the first time, the Academy nominated two women for Best Director, recognizing Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland”, a bitwatch’s focus on grief and the American dream, and a sexual assault by Fennell for “Promising Young Woman” told about. The other nominated director was David Fincher for “Manc”, a black-white love letter to Old Hollywood; For Lee Isaac Chung “Minari”, a semi-autobiographical story about a Korean-American family; And, a surprise, for Winterberg “one more round.”
Zhao was already taken over by some 60 other organizations for his “Nomadland” direction, including the Directors Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 93 years of Academy Awards, only one woman, Catherine Bigelow, has ever won. (In 2010 Big Hurto was celebrated for directing “The Hurt Locker”) The direction of direction by white men has also been dominating for decades, giving even more meaning to the naming of Zhao, who is Chinese.
Netflix was back in the best picture race.
Netflix received its first Oscar nomination in 2014 for “The Square”, a documentary about the Egyptian revolution. Since then – largely due to the abundant funds spent on award campaigns – the streaming giant has dominated the nominations. It is over 36 this year, more than any other company, receiving 10 with “Munk”, more than any other film.
But Netflix and its fast-paced award campaigners continue to whisper in the end.
Last year, the company’s best picture rested on “Irishman”. It also failed to convert one of its 10 nominations to victory. In 2019, Netflix pushed “Roma” forward. It won three Oscars, including one directed by Alphonso Curon but lost the big prize.
On Sunday, Netflix had two nominees, “Manc” and “Chicago Trial 7.” Those films were contested by Zhao’s “Nomadland”, an entry of Searchlight, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Other nominees for Best Picture were “Sound of Metal,” “Minari,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Father.”
There was nothing ordinary about the broadcast.
Soderbergh was not your Oscar producer, which is why he may be the right choice for this very unusual year. He and Stacey Sher and Jessie Collins zoomed in to their running partners for the event and implemented enough protocols to enable a mask-free environment for Nominee.
In Sunday’s lead-up, Soderbergh referred to the show as a three-act film. Telecast’s writing staff included “Surviving R. Kelly” filmmaker Dream Hampton and veteran writer-director Richard LaGrewenia (“The Fisher King”). The presenters were referred to as “cast members”. These included Zendaya, Brad Pitt and Bong Joon Ho, last year’s winners for Best Director.
The ceremony usually includes performances of five tunes nominated for Best Song. not this year. Who were removed from the main stage and placed on a preshoo, which allowed them to perform in their entirety.
This year, however, the academy decided to award two honorary Oscars during the primary show. (Since 2009, honorary statues have been awarded during a non-relevant banquet in the fall.) The nonprofit Motion Picture and Television Fund, which serves as a platform for aging and “industry” people (actors, executives, choreographers, lighting ) Outlines a nursing home and a village for retirement. Technicians, camera operators) received one. The organization, founded in 1921 by stars such as Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, provides many other services to Hollywood seniors.
The second went to Tyler Perry, who cited the academy as having far more cultural influence than his work as a filmmaker. Perry, of course, began his entertainment career as a playwright. Since ending his popular, nine-film “Madia” series in 2019, Perry has focused on producing television shows such as “Brew,” “Sisters” and “The Oval” for BET. He owns a studio in Atlanta.
The Dolby Theater, which houses more than 3,000 people and has been home to the Academy Awards since 2001, was not the epicenter of the telecast. This year, in the presence of only nominees and their guests, an Art Deco, Mission Revival train station in downtown Los Angeles served as the main venue.