How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The US vs. Billie Holiday
Pieces of a Woman
Promising Young Woman
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Jessie Buckley, I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Kate Winslet, Ammonite
Carrie Coon, The Nest
Jo Ellen Pellman, The Prom
Sunita Mani, Save Yourselves!
Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
See my Best Picture (for Dickie Awards) page for why I love this movie so much (also my Instagram review & follow-up with deeper thoughts!), and to that I will add: Carey Mulligan MAKES this movie work. Viola and Andra are PARTICULARLY incredible in their performances; but this less-flashy role has SO many highwire balancing acts to it, and I just can't applaud what Mulligan did with it enough.