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Overlooked: Viola Davis, Tom Cruise and all female directors left without Oscar nominations



The day the Academy reveals the Oscar nominees is never without surprises. Although film buffs are looking forward to 11 nominations this year for the repulsive spectacle All Everywhere at Once, there was no lack of indignation over the many deserving ones that the Academy bypassed.

No one was overly surprised that at Tuesday’s announcement of the Oscar nominations, the sci-fi comedy was celebrated with as many as eleven mentions Everything everywhere at once directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and followed by Irish drama with nine nominations each Souls of the island and the German historical epic Nothing new in the West. Favorites Cate Blanchett (Tár) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything everywhere at once) were delighted with the nominations, just as expected Ke Huy Quan (Everything everywhere at once) and Brendan Fraser (Whale).

The Oscars will be held this year March 12 (according to our time, it will already be the morning of March 13), and the celebration will be connected by Jimmy Kimmel.

In some categories, the names of those who were not called resonated louder than the nominees.

No surplus film directed by a woman?After two female directors won the Oscar for Best Director the last two years, this year the Academy did not nominate a single woman in the Best Director category. Many hoped that the big throw would succeed Gini Prince-Bythewoodwho directed the spectacle A female kingor Sarah Polleywho signed a silent drama about the Mennonite community Women Talking. Also, don’t forget about Domee Shithe director of one of the most popular animated features of the year (I, the red panda) and on Charlotte Wellsauthor of one of the most critically acclaimed films this year, After the sun. For good measure, we are still using it Laura Poitraswhich is with the documentary All this beauty and bloodshed paid tribute to activist Nan Goldin.

In the 95-year history of the Academy Awards, women have been nominated for directing only seven times, and won three times: in 2010, Kathryn Bigelow (A bombing mission), Chloé Zhao in 2021 (Land of nomads) and last year Jane Campion (The power of the dog).

The biographical drama was left out of the nominees altogether Tillin which the screenwriter and director Chinonye Chukwu chronicles the life of Emmett Till, an icon of the civil rights struggle; Emmett was convicted and lynched in Mississippi in 1955 based on the false testimony of a white woman who accused him of molestation. Many expected her to be nominated for best role at least Danielle Deadwylerwho portrayed the protagonist’s mother.

“We live in a world and work in an industry so devoted to maintaining whiteness and perpetuating shameless misogyny against black women,” Chinonye Chukwu wrote on the subject yesterday under a post on Instagram.

Top Gun – a nomination for the screenplay, but not for the actorThe summer spectacle Top Gun: Maverick fared beyond expectations in this year’s nominations – it was nominated six times, including for best film and best adapted screenplay – but the face synonymous with the film’s success was left out. Tom Cruise, otherwise one of the industry’s last great movie stars, has a long history of being ignored by the Academy. He has never won an Oscar, although he probably deserved it for his roles in films Jerry Maguire and Magnolia. He has not even been nominated for this award in the last twenty years.

Many predicted that the physically demanding role of the warrior, general Nanisca in the historical spectacle The Woman Queen would bring a nomination Viola Davis. At the same time, it should be noted that Viola Davis was nominated by both the actors’ guild (for the SAG award) and the “British Oscars”, the BAFTAs.

Babylon did not charmTuesday morning turned out pretty badly for the creative team as well Babylon, the grandiose ode to the age of silent film and the golden age of Hollywood, directed by Damien Chazelle. The film, which according to most estimates cost around 80 million dollars, earned only 30 million, and left critics mostly lukewarm. Although the cast is packed with stars like Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, Babylon was ultimately nominated in only three technical categories (costume design, music and set design).

He was not even nominated in the technical categories Nakthe third feature Jordan Peele. Hopes for a nomination for Best Director or Best Picture were optimistic, but it’s still surprising that one of the most visually innovative films of the last year didn’t even get a mention.

It’s hard to be a “swiftie”The fans are also unhappy Taylor Swift: already last month, the short film All Too Well was not shortlisted for the nomination, and now her original song – for the film Where the crabs sing contributed a song Carolina.

Source: Rtvslo

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