Manchester By the Sea
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A Man Called Ove
20th Century Women
I’ve said this before and it needs to be said again. Katharine Hepburn won 4 Academy Awards (which is a solitary record) and she never attended a ceremony or campaigned in any way. And they weren’t all in the early part of her career. Kate won her 4th Oscar in 1981. I HATE that The Oscars have become both a popularity contest and an annual exercise in “Who do we owe this year?” Here’s my soapbox about both the great and the overrated this year.
Shafted for TWO great performances was Janelle Monae. Wonderful in Moonlight and scene stealing in Hidden Figures. It's shocking that she didn't get a nomination for Supporting Actress.
Because I am watching the Indie Spirit Awards right now, I have to say that I LOVE that Molly Shannon won for Best Supporting Actress for the very affecting Other People. Justice for a tiny little indie and an actress who can do both comedy and drama.