Awards shows are in the midst down all the great movie work of 2017 to a pathetic, overhyped few. Before that happens, let’s appreciate some of last year’s finest achievements that those retired academy voters might forget to acknowledge.
We’ll start with some of the great performances by lead actress es. There were a lot, and they all can’t get nominations. So I’m listing some who will and some who probably won’t. Do my criteria go any deeper than the idea superb performances don’t need awards campaigns to validate them? Perhaps.
So, yes, we’ve acknowledged that Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan were perfect in “The Post” and “Lady Bird,” respectively, just as we respectfully expect them to be all the time now. And Frances McDormand was as expectedly disrespectful force of nature spewing out all of that unnatural “Three Billboards Outside Wherever It Was” dialogue.