Oscars 2021

Not much to say this year. The Oscars happened, I watched them. I won the office Oscar pool, second year in a row. Generally speaking I wasn’t offended by the winners. And that’s that. Onto the next.

For what it’s worth thought, these were my favorite performances and directors of the year:

First Tier:

Aubrey Plaza

Barbara Sukowa

Carey Mulligan

Carrie Coon

Frances McDormand

Gina Rodriguez

Han Ye-ri

Jasna Đuričić *

Levan Gelbakhiani

Nicole Beharie

Paul Raici

Steven Yeun

Second Tier:

Christopher Abbott

Clarke Peters

Dianne Wiest

Essie Davis

Helena Zengel

Jennifer Ehle

Jude Law

Kate Winslet

Katherine Waterson

Maria Bakalova

Olivia Colman

Olivia Cooke

Riz Ahmed

Vanessa Kirby

Viola Davis

Ben Mendelsohn

Third Tier:

Amanda Seyfried

Anthony Hopkins

Anya Taylor-Joy

Bukky Bakray

Candice Bergen

Colin Firth

Delroy Lindo

Eliza Scanlen

Haley Bennett

Jasmine Batchelor

Julia Garner

Julia Luis-Dreyfus

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Lesley Manville

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Lily Collins

Mia Wasikowska

Molly Parker

Noomi Rapace

Sarah Gadon

Valerie Mahaffey

Wunmi Mosakui

Zazie Beetz

Directors:

Chloe Zhao*

Filippo Meneghetti

Heidi Ewing

Jasmila Žbanić

Kelly Reichardt

Lee Isaac Chung

Levan Akin

Mona Fastvold

Sean Durkin

Shannon Murphy

*Who’d I’d have given trophies to.

xx

JB