Cine Stuck: Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas Announce Oscars Nomination 2021 - No Surprises, Some Disappointments

"Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ announcements of the Oscar’s nominations were more exciting than the nominations themselves," muses Subhash K Jha in his column CINE STUCK.

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Cine Stuck: Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas Announce Oscars Nomination 2021 - No Surprises, Some  Disappointments
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ announcements of the Oscar’s nominations were more  exciting than the nominations themselves. Priyanka  gave the  list her  full Bollywood treatment. Sadly some of the nominations are rather undeserving. At least three of the Best Picture nominations—Mank, Judas & The Black Messiah and Sound Of Metal - do not deserve to be nominated. And while Minari, an American film in the Korean language, is a  wonderful film I think it is being given the same American Dream embrace by the Oscars as the overrated Parasites last year.

I won’t waste my time disputing  the Best Actor nominations, because Chadwick Boseman is  getting it for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with Anthony Hopkins’  blessings. So shall we move on? 

The Best Actress category is a  tough nut to crack this year. Every nominee is a beaut. My favourites being Vanessa Kirby in Pieces  Of A Woman and  Carey Mulligan  in Promising Young Woman. But how  could they  leave  out Rosamund Pike’s insanely wicked  performance in I  Care  A  Lot? Maybe  because it was  insanely wicked?

I hunted for ‘grandma’ Youn Yuh‑jung and ‘grandson’ Alan S. Kim  from Minari in the nominations list. Aren’t they the  backbone of  Minari? Honour the deserving films, by all means. But please make sure the awards go to the right people.

And now  for our own Adarsh Gourav’s exclusion from the Best Actor nominations. It was only to be expected. The Oscars snub Indian connect because films from Korea, China, Iran even Romania are ahead of us. 

Isn’t it apt that a film about an underdog got royally snubbed , except for the nomination  for Best Adapted Screenplay? 

 


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