She played the kind of role women should aspire to...Jennifer Lawrence just played the girlfriend and AnnE Hathaway the victim.
Oscar feminists should have voted for Jessica Chastain
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/03/2013|
Most of the voters are old, white and male. Go figure!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/02/2013|
Really, if Reeva had one no one would have any backlash right now. I'm a Jessica Chastain Stan but I honestly think its time Naomi Watts wins an Oscar. She's been the biggest star of my dreams for so long
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/02/2013|
I haven't seen ZERO DARK THIRTY, but judging by the Oscar clip of Chastain, she was awfully hammy. Why vote for her simply because of what her character represents?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/02/2013|
HAVE YOU SEEN HOW HOT NAOMI WATTS LOOKED THIS AWARD SEASON?????
Fuck me now
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/02/2013|
The tiny percentage feminists on the Oscar committee probably voted to Riva.
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77% of the voters are male. There probably are no feminist voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/02/2013|
I'm a big Chastain fan but:
1. it wasn't the best performance (Riva's was)
2. the movie's undertones and its depiction of torture didn't sit all that well with a lot of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/02/2013|
[quote]Jennifer Lawrence just played the girlfriend
Not at all, to be honest.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/02/2013|
R8 they were def going for feel good this yeas overall because they passed over How to Survive a Plague and The Invisible War for Searching for Sugarman.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/02/2013|
Lawrence was a male fantasy figure so it is not surprising men voted for her. She's a horny nymphomaniac in love and pursuing a violent out of work loser. Man love that stuff. It is like all the critics who thought Sideways was brilliant because it had a fat crabby writer who had a beautiful blonde fall for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/02/2013|
As mentioned the Oscar voting panel is 77% male and like 94% white. Many are over 50 years old. This explains the massive sexism in the Oscars and Hollywood. Hollywood is a mans world.
This also explains why the average age of female Oscar winners is significantly lower than the average male winner. Straight men rule(and to a lesser extent gay men)
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/02/2013|
[quote]This also explains why the average age of female Oscar winners is significantly lower than the average male winner.
plus women stop getting hired after a certain age.
The gap is so huge though. I was looking at wikipedia and only 3 men have ever won an acting Oscar under 30 whereas most of the female winners seemed under 30. (anyone have an actual number or statistic)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/02/2013|
R13, According to the Huffington post article linked below:
[quote]Women have a much narrower age interval in which they are likely to win an Oscar. Only about one-quarter of the female recipients are older than 39, about two-thirds of the male winners are 40 or older.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/03/2013|
Feminism does not equate with thinking that one's favorite performance is the one by a woman playing the most independent character.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/03/2013|
Of course not, [r15], but "She's a horny nymphomaniac in love and pursuing a violent out of work loser. Man love that stuff. It is like all the critics who thought Sideways was brilliant because it had a fat crabby writer who had a beautiful blonde fall for him."
[r11] hit the nail on the head. Marry me!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/03/2013|
Perhaps people who kneejerk criticize Lawrence's win based on her character from a jaundiced lens of sexual politics might consider what criticism might have met a Chastain win from a similarly rancorous political view.
That it would represent a triumph of jingoism and a projection on how we all want to torture those we see as a threat.
Both views are equally dumb.
Both performances were good.
Riva's was better.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/03/2013|
Jennifer Lawerence gave a better performance, though.
That's not to criticize Chastain, who I LOVE, but Lawerence just had a better written role with more moments to shine.
Emmanuelle Riva gave the best performance of the year, though. But Lawerence was a close second followed by Watts.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/03/2013|
OP, that would be a reason for a feminist to vote for a screenplay, not a performance. Actors don't write the words they say.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/03/2013|
It's funny because Lawrence was WAY too young for her role. A bitter, divorced, cynical women in her 20s? She also looked much too young for Cooper.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/03/2013|
r20, who would you have cast instead of Lawrence? (Not trying to troll, just genuinely curious.)
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/03/2013|
Not R20, but someone like Claire Danes would be great in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/03/2013|
I would love to see Jessica Chastain win an Oscar. Naomi Watts, too. Mostly, what I'd love is for the Oscars to be less a coronation in most categories and more of an actual contest. But there we are.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/03/2013|
[quote]. A bitter, divorced, cynical women in her 20s?
Have you even seen the movie? Sorry, that doesn't describe the character at all. Okay, maybe cynical. But bitter and divorced, definitely not.
I thought she and Cooper had great chemistry.
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