Friday, 1 January 2021 – 17:26
ETERNAL ASPIRANT ..
Six times nominated for the statuette, the actress should finally win it with ‘Hillbilly’, by Ron Howard.
At the end of November Hillbilly, a rural elega, one of Netflix’s most ambitious bets for 2020. Directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, it stars the two actresses most unfairly treated by the Hollywood Academy in recent years: Amy Adams, a six-time candidate for the statuette, and Glenn Close, seven times nominated. Neither of the two has ever won it and everything suggests that this project is calculated so that one of the two, if not both, will achieve it. Since Glenn Close is so over the top, we are firmly banking on Amy Adams for the following reasons.
1-At the Academy, it is very popular that beautiful and angelic actresses get ugly and give life to unpleasant characters. She meets both requirements: she appears old and emaciated and plays a red neck (to understand us, a palette from the Midwest) semi-literate, polytoxic, promiscuous, cyclothermic and violent. For less than this, they awarded the award to Charlize Theron for Monster.
2-She is one of the best actresses of her generation, those born in the 70s, and the only one that does not appear in the palmars, which is the case with Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Reese Whiterspoon, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Olivia Colman, Octavia Spencer, Penlope Cruz, and Regina King.
3-The general opinion is that Hollywood owes him one. He should have won as a secondary school in 2006 for his recital in Junebug But it was too independent a production and they preferred to reward Rachel Weisz for the most mainstream The loyal gardener. And he should have won in 2019, in the same category, for his impressive work in The vice of power, but in a year of racial demands, it was time to meet strict quotas and the award went to the African-American Regina King for The Beale Street blues. Does anyone remember that movie and its performance?
4-Due to the pandemic, a huge number of films have been released directly on platforms, so the protagonists of these should not be penalized, which has happened in previous years (with the exception of Laura Dern in Story of a marriage).
5-In a year as strange as this, there is no female interpretation that stands out especially over the others and is the indisputable favorite, as happened, for example, last year with Renee Zelwegger and Judy. And certainly none that is above Amy Adams’s.
6-The negative reviews (not deserved at all, because the film is not bad) received by Hillbilly in the United States they emphasize the softness of Ron Howard’s performance, which gives even more credit to Adams, able to sustain the weight of the film without the support of a great director.
7-The most important of all: because you deserve it.
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