Friday, September 09, 2005

Will Charlize Win Another Oscar?

When Actresses Play Ugly, originally uploaded by laurajswisher.

I wanted to post this entry the other day, but I needed to supply photographic evidence to bolster my argument, and that proved to be way too technically challenging to my Photoshop skills. Never mind that this is an extremely easy thing to do.

So last weekend I saw the movie The Constant Gardner. Good flick.

What caught my eye, however, was a preview for the film North Country, about a woman who "wanted to make a living" but, instead, "made history." It stars Charlize Theron as a heroic woman who wears a lot of flannel and has flat hair. Also, she's one of the few female workers in a mostly-male work environment: a mine.

Naturally, she gets harrassed, attacked and is shunned by her fellow workers. Will her spirit be crushed, or will she stand up for herself and try to get another Oscar?

If you've been following the Oscars over the past five years or so, you'll notice a trend: beautiful actresses who ugly themselves up for a part, tend to win awards.

Let's review:

Hilary Swank + fake penis = Oscar
Halle Barry + no makeup = Oscar
Nicole Kidman + large fake nose = Oscar
Charlize Theron + bad skin and murderous tendencies = Oscar
Hilary Swank + man sport = Oscar

Will Charlize be able to parlay a dingy jumpsuit into another Oscar?

You tell me.


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Vert said...

-laughs- It seems like everything went ugly after Gwyneth Paltrow won for "Shakespeare in Love." That was a pretty good film too. I don't know. It's too early. Some studios like to release Oscar contenders at the end of year. Besides, I've seen mostly action flicks the entire summer.

I'm going for the underdog, no pun intended. I think a new person will win this year. A new star will be born. Okay, they're already alive, but you know. The person gets fame and a bowl of handpicked M&M's.

Butternut said...

Charlize was really really impressive in Monster, so I gotta give her props for that one.

Charlize is also rediculously good looking. Even more than... Laura*.

I just saw "Million Dollar Baby" and I gotta say, meh. I wasn't impressed. Obviously there was a lot of hype surrounding this movie by the time I saw it, but I didn't think anything special about any of the performances.

Halle has nice berries but she's a scary scary drive you over with the SUV and not say sorry kinda woman. Mild talent but only when she gets to break down and let her psycho out.

Oscars are crap, by the way. Good movies don't win, only slow paced dramas about fatal disease and mental illness do.

* My opinion is subject to change if I ever get to find out what Charlize's personality is like. Or if she's bad in the sack.

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