The Banshees of Inisherin
And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to...
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
All due respect for Brendan Fraser, but....
Check out my Instagram review for more thoughts on just how much I haaaaaated this movie. And while Fraser was solid in it, a podcaster I listen to (Linda Holmes with NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour) put it perfectly about his performance: "Brendan Fraser elevated that movie from laughable to bad."
Yes, that is all he did. (And I would even say that he was kinda bad in it - certainly overacting a bit.) And while we all love a good comeback story, I just struggled to believe that the Academy (who did not nominate this movie for Best Picture, as the PGA did and most predicted it would) would reward this film in such a large category.
So I predicted Austin Butler, who I thought was limited by the fact that that film was flashy at the expense of substance. So at least I'm not ALSO bummed that my projected winner lost.
Still sad that Colin Farrell didn't wind up with the year he deserved... he dazzled me in that role. His day will come.
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