Category: The Oscars

Bookie Favourite Rami Malek Wins Golden Globe

Since the Oscar nominations were announced for 2019, Rami Malek was a favourite with the bookies to win Best Actor. The odds of Malek winning his very first Oscar was 5/6, while the odds of Christian Bale winning were 7/4.

Rami Malek’s role in Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury got him the nomination for the Golden Globe’s Best Performance award. He competed with A Star is Born actor Bradley Cooper as well as Willem Dafoe in the Film At Eternity’s Gate. Malek’s toughest competition for the award was Bradley Cooper, although he was the favourite at the bookies from the start.

Bohemian Rhapsody nominated as film of the year

Bohemian Rhapsody was also nominated as the film of the year and was Malek’s biggest role ever. This was true even though Malek has already won an Emmy for Best Drama actor for the role he played in Mr Robot.

Rami Malek scooped the BAFTA awards statue and won Best Actor enjoyed the victory he won a Screen Actors Guild for his Outstanding Performance as a Male Actor. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

It was nothing short from being the most challenging role ever, and actor Rami Malek not only had to mentally prepare for portraying Freddie Mercury but also needed some physical adjustments to transform into the legendary Freddy Mercury successfully. Apart from prosthetic teeth to transform his look, he intensely studied Freddie Mercury, spent time with Queen to nail both the Mercury look and several of his stage habits.

Rami Malek’s speech started off by thanking Queen for all their assistance, and he personally thanked Roger Taylor and Brian May for welcoming him into the Queen family. He paid special tribute to Freddie Mercury, as without him, Malek would not have enjoyed the most extraordinary moment of his life, winning Best Actor. The film that won the Outstanding British Film was The Favourite and not Bohemian Rhapsody, although it did win the Best Sound award.

Malek Nominated for 43 Awards

In total Rami Malek has been nominated for 43 awards and has won 12. He already won the Best Actor award at the British Academy of Film and Television Art Awards, Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody at the Golden Globe Awards and at the Screen Actors Guild Awards he won the award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role. At the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards he won Best International Lead Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Malek won the Breakthrough Performance Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival as well as Best Actor awarded by the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society. At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Malek won the Outstanding Performance of the Year Award.

For those who love Queen, the film is a must-see since no one leaves the theatre without a spring in their step, critics describe the film as exhilarating and highly entertaining. The music by Queen is the core of the film, while a truly fine actor pays tribute to a musical legend.


Christopher Robin Delivers an Oscar-Worthy Performance

Jim Cummings should certainly receive an Oscar nomination for his incredible work in the brand-new Christopher Robin movie. As both Tigger and Winnie the Pooh, the 65-year-old voice actor provided such an affable, rumpled, and sweet life to the thoughtful bear that it actually breaks your heart. The performance delivered by Jim Cummings understands something far more keenly than the film surrounding it. He manages to tap into the veins of melancholy and humour that is pitched at a perfect frequency which will speak to both adult and child alike. His portray of Pooh is an accidental philosopher and agreeable nuisance, offering nonsensical adages in a deliberate, friendly murmur ringed slightly with sadness. You actually want to gently yank Winnie the Pooh from the screen and take him home with you.

Marc Forster as Director

For the most part, Christopher Robin is a fantastic movie that shouldn’t be missed. It’s beautifully directed by none other than Marc Forster, which might seem strange at first until you recall that, in addition to successfully directing Machine Gun Preacher, World War Z, and James Bond, he also directed Finding Neverland. He brings a welcoming art to the Christopher Robin story, borrowing from Spike Jonze, Terrence Malick, Joe Wright, and Ewan McGregor to give the movie a whimsical, elegant glow. Pooh, along with his animal friends, are magnificently subtle features of animation that are textured so carefully that you’ll almost smell the woodsy, cosy mustiness of their fur.

Human Co-Stars

The human co-stars are quite charming too. There’s loads of talking at one stage to absolutely nothing when acting in a film like this one, but Ewan McGregor, certainly capable of such silliness and such stiffness, sells the re-awakening of Christopher Robin quite superbly. He strikes emotional and playful chords that will be accessible to children without adults thinking its cloying. Evelyn, the wife of Christopher, portrayed by Hayley Atwell, further brightens the film with her appearance. She is not featured a lot in the film, but once she appears, she is certainly noteworthy.

The Storyline in Christopher Robin

A sentimental pull is what the movie is all about. You might initially expect an August family movie that will win you over with a bittersweet tale of childhood and the need to grow up. This is present in the movie’s opening where a montage of Christopher’s life is portrayed, but as the movie continues, it starts to reduce itself to something based on not allowing work to get in the way of what truly matters in life. The script, written by Allison Schroeder, Tom McCarthy, and Alex Ross Perry, provides real wisdom about childhood and appreciating the moment you are in.
For a huge Disney movie in summer, the new Christopher Robin is splendidly restrained and quaint. Although it doesn’t follow its own advice by letting the lessons and themes develop more organically instead of guiding the film down a too-familiar family trope, it is undeniable that this is an outstanding movie that shouldn’t be missed.