Nomadland flies to the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night but the usual night before leaves the crowd with potential surprise: at the end of a season different from all others, between festivals and the ceremony is canceled. via Zoom, the critics’ judgment is unanimous, Chloe Zhao’s Leone Golden Prize in Venice will win in the most prestigious category, Best picture, unless … the night of the stars does not belongs to “Minari” by Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung, or “The woman of prospect” by Emerald Ferrell. Both are also candidates for director, screenwriter, editorial position and have at least one cast. Zhao was also touted as best director (making story in the case of a victory as the first non-white woman and second woman after Katheryn Bigelow in 2010 for “Hurt Locker”), but it is unlikely that the Chinese will be able to do poker with the remaining two nominations – best script and best editor – will put her on par with Walt Disney for her personal Oscar record for a year: like One critic of “Variety” wrote, juries today “prefer distributing around votes”.
Nomadland, about the nomadic life of retired seniors in the American West, comes to the Oscars after other awards including the Golden Globe and most recently the Bafta Prize and the British Spirit for cinema. independence. And to be exact from Spirit and the Bafta, there are indications that the race between actors and actresses is still open: Chadwick Boseman, the star of “Black Panther”, died of cancer in August. last year at the age of 43, so far. arguably the final, tormented performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, while Spirit awarded Britain’s Riz Ahmed (first Muslim candidate for an Oscar) for his hearing loss drummer role in “Sound of Metal “, and Bafta’s honor goes to Anthony Hopkins for” The Father “: this will be the second statue for the 83-year-old actor of” Silence of the Lambs “. Spirit reopened the game also for best actress: Carey Mulligan of “The Prospective Woman” returned to the track in the three-legged race with Frances McDormand of “Nomadland” and Viola Davis of “Ma. Rainey “, who left Vanessa Kirby (” Pieces of a Woman “) and Andra Day (” Billie Holiday “behind). If so far Yuh-Jung Youn of “Minari” seems confident of being the best supporting actress, “Variety” notes Olivia Colman (“The Father”) ‘s potential return while the male lead will not has the story: Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and Black Messiah”, he will bring the statue home by smashing, among others, his co-star LaKeith Stanfield. The Academy Awards will air on Sunday from Union Station in Los Angeles, with the Dolby Theater used to make personal appearances in the pre-screening including those nominated for best original song: Laura Pausini is running for “Io Si” from Edoardo Ponti’s “La Life in front of you.” There is another Italy competing on Sunday, including Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio on outfits and makeup, while on music by Ludovico Einaudi (also used by Zhao for “Nomadland”) as the background for “The Father” and Monica Bellucci in the cast of Tunisia’s “Leather Man” Kaouther Ben Hania, making it to five international films with ” Quo vadis, Aida? “,” Collective “(also nominated for best documentary film on” My Friends Under the Sea “),” Another Round “by Thomas Vinterberg (favorite) and” Better Days “. HANDLING).
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