CS Soapbox: Will Joaquin Phoenix win the Oscar as the leader with his Golden Globe?
Did the Golden Globes put a smile on your face? joker Fans? After a surprising number of nominations in key categories, including "Best Film" (drama) and "Best Director" (Todd Phillips), joker Danced home with two statues – for Hildur Guðnadóttir's haunting score and Joaquin Phoenix & # 39; incredible performance as a clown Prince of Crime who defeated the alleged leader Adam Driver for his participation Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Marriage history,
And rightly so.
The driver is incredible in Marriage history, but Phoenix went fully into God mode joker, a movie that wasn't serious about being so good or making $ 1,066,685,454 at the global box office so successfully. No, Phillips’s drama about psychological crime doesn’t surpass it The Irishman or Once upon a time in HollywoodAt least in my playbook, but the Hollywood Foreign Press is just a number joker His prestigious images include reason enough for movie lovers around the world to scream in one chord. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, for continuing to recognize comic films!
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What does Phoenix & # 39; victory mean for his Oscar chances? Well, to put it mildly, he could get what he deserves (email protected)! In the past seven years, every actor who captured the Golden Globe as the best actor in a movie drama won the grand prize a month later. Here is the list:
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Gary Oldman, Darkest hour
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the sea
Leonardo Dicaprio, The revenant
Eddie Redmayne, The theory of everything
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Other statistics: In the eleven years before the list above, the category of the best dramatic actors at the Globes predicted the Oscar winner six times. So the story is definitely on Phoenix's side.
Of course Driver doesn't go away. Also Taron Egerton, who won the globe as the best actor in a comedy or musical, for his excellent portrayal as Elton John in rocket ManHowever, after Malek's victory in a similar musical / biographical role last year, the academy may want to mess things up. Don't count Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is my name), or dark horse (and Globe & # 39; s Snub) Adam Sandler (Uncut gemstones) not yet either.
In short, Phoenix definitely increased their Oscar chances with the win and was able to stand out a bit from the competition should they win the big prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Critics & # 39; Choice Awards in the next few weeks. Although he probably shouldn't start practicing his big speech yet. (Or maybe he should because his Globes speech was … uh … interesting.)
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In any case, the mere fact that a comic film about Batman's greatest enemy has received so much recognition is reason enough to dance around in your underwear. Obviously, this benchmark was made possible by Christopher Nolan's own bat-flick, The dark knight A film that almost failed at the Academy Awards, apart from a posthumous supporting actor statue for Heath Ledger (as if by chance the Joker) and an award for sound editing. This film deserved much, much more, but the academy didn't feel comfortable placing a film about a man disguised as a bat under such prestigious images as Slumdog millionaire. The strange case of Benjamin Button. Frost / Nixon. milk, and The reader, Seriously, when was the last time you saw one of these films?
James Mangolds Logan and Ryan Cooglers Black Panther In the past two years, the chains have been brought up with nominations for the adapted script and the best picture, but there were none to be won either. The nominations themselves were comparable to the kind of pat on the back your uncle gives you to bring him his beer without spilling anything on the floor. (Remarkable: Neither Nolan nor Coogler received a nomination as director, which shows how much the academy really appreciated their efforts.)
ON joker Victory at the Oscars could potentially cross the strange line between comic films and academy voters. God willing, such an event may lead to a superhero tariff driven by authors in the future. In this case, Martin Scorsese should clarify his schedule for the penguin lineage he is about to do.