That is our question of the day in podcast episode #110 Oscar Nominations 2021!
We would love to know your choice! We share our thoughts along with our picks for best actress, best actor and best film. We loved so many films and performances, it was kind of hard to choose. Tune in to see how many we get right!
Did you catch the Oscars on Sunday? There were some things I missed, but for the most part it was very well done. I loved the intimacy of the show and venue and thought they should consider it again for another year. The speeches moved me and some made me laugh. How about Youn Yuh-Jung and her flirtation with Brad Pitt? She was hilarious and gave an amazing performance in Minari.
Laura Dern wore a beautiful feathered Oscar de la Renta dress while presenting the best supporting actor. She was so sincere and perfectly introduced each nominee while capturing the essence of their performance. Daniel Kaluuya won for "Judas and the Black Messiah. She thanked Kaluuya for his "extraordinary commitment and your endless research." She added: "I have been listening to you speak of your inspiration in Denzel Washington's performance in 'Malcolm X' and just to say how grateful we are for the inspiration you gave us, with not only the role, but the words you shared and the reminder that you can't murder freedom. Thank you." Daniel Kaluuya went on to give a powerful, heartfelt speech and then dropped on us, his mom's sex life, which made be burst out with laughter.
Glenn Close like you haven't seen her before.....I don't think...... Haha.
They had music trivia and she had impressive knowledge on the song "Da Butt" and proceeded to twerk on national television!
Can I just say, Regina King was stunning? Beautiful and elegant. She was the perfect person to lead off the whole Oscars event, she was so poised. Also, congratulations to her on the One Night in Miami nominations!
Tyler Perry wins humanitarian award and gives powerful speech with all the lessons his mother taught him, including to refuse to hate. It was amazing to see generosity and his efforts highlighted during the ceremony.
Over the moon thrilled for Chloe Zhao and Frances McDormand!!! We loved Nomadland!!! Special shout out to Chloe for making history as being the first Asian woman and woman of color, to win as director!
Too many people gone too soon in the memoriam and twitter reminded us they missed a few.....Naya Rivera and Jessica Walter.
What I missed from the Oscars was seeing clips of the movies, montages and hearing the nominated songs. I look forward to those in future telecasts.
All in all, it was a great night of TV about film! We hope you will check out our podcast and enjoy the films and performances as much as we did.
Diana & Brooke