Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Keep on Carolling

So today I will freely admit to being preoccupied. With the Oscar nominations coming out tomorrow morning and the growing buzz around Leo & The Bear (aka “The Revenant”), I am seriously starting to worry about “Carol.” It got shut out of the PGA and DGA nominations entirely, and then there was that Golden Globes wins goose egg. Yes, I know it’s probably a silly thing to worry about. But this film has touched so many gay women (and, hopefully, humans in general), that it deserves the recognition. Not to mention, it could use the momentum that was robbed by its ridiculously slow releases schedule. In fact, that’s one of my biggest pop culture pet peeve right now. RELEASE THE LESBIANS, movie distributors.

Perhaps this fretting out loud is a way to soften what could be quite a blow tomorrow. Considering the fact that Oscar voters are 94% white, 76% men, and an average of 63 years old I am feeling rather grim about the chances of all the female-centered contenders (“Carol,” “Room,” “Brooklyn”). Still, there’s nothing much we can do at this point. So why not luxuriate in Cate Blanchett a little more instead? There, now doesn’t that feel better?

EDIT: And, I knew it. Shut out of Best Picture and Best Director. Dammit. Well now I am just actively rooting for Furiosa to fuck shit up.


Carmen SanDiego said...

I don't understand the glacial pace of releasing this movie. What's the matter? Don't they want to make money? The good reviews came out months ago! No one remembers anymore! Dip that movie in hummus and throw it at the lesbians already

Retro on 8th said...

Just saw it last night and it deserves every award. Truly.

Anonymous said...

Nominations for Carol: Best Actress (Cate B.); Best Sup. Actress (Rooney M.); Original Score; Adapted Screenplay; Cinematography; Costume Design.

No Best Picture? No Best Director? Oh fuck you, Academy.

I think Carter Burwell will walk it for that score. That's my only realistic hope, because the Oscars are always a "Wait---WHAT?!" crapshoot.

Anonymous said...

Eight spots for Best Picture and they couldn't give Carol one of them?! Eight of them!
It's ridiculous. I'm so angry but more than anything I'm simply so overwhelmingly disappointed in the Academy. Not only because it is a wonderful (and deserving) film but because a Best Picture nomination could've helped it so much in getting better box office numbers in theaters. Sure, acting nominations will help but Best Picture mattered. As mentioned by the commenter above, truly, Fuck You Academy.