My apologies go out to Amy Adams (five time Oscar nominee with no wins, so far) and Jennifer Lawrence (three Oscar nominations and one win, so far). Both blew me away in “American Hustle”.
I was pledging my support for them to win until yesterday when I saw “August: Osage County” with fellow Best Actress nominee Meryl Streep and Best Supporting Actress nominee Julia Roberts.
Watching this downer of a movie, I can fully understand how Streep picked up her 18th nomination (three wins, so far) and Roberts got her fourth nomination (one win for “Erin Brockovich”).
The material in this movie adapted from the Tracy Letts’ play is heavy: suicide, oral cancer, infidelity, incest, and inappropriate sexual misconduct with a minor. However, the acting was incredible. In addition to Oscar nominees Streep and Roberts, it also stars past Oscar nominees and winners, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, and Abigail Breslin.
You have to see this movie! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and most of all, you’ll want to scream, “Eat the fish, bitch”! (If you haven’t seen the movie, that’s dialogue from a pivotal scene.)
Re-posted from “Random Friday Thoughts — January 17, 2014