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Julianne Moore…finally!!!

As predicted on this blog OVER SIX MONTHS AGO…Julianne Moore finally nabs the big prize—for portraying 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin in “Game Change”. So, after coming up empty with 4 Oscar, 3 BAFTA and 6 Golden Globes nominations for her film work(note: she did grab an Independent Spirit award for her stellar turn in 2002’s “Far From Heaven”), Ms. Moore manages to lasso a major trophy by appearing in a cable television movie for HBO. She’s not only phenomenal in the role, but she helped “Game Change” clean up on Emmy night. The film garnered the prize for Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special(Jay Roach), and  Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special(Danny Strong)…all also touted in my “Game Change” review way back in March. Congrats to the victors! Also, after a disheartening pan from me over the summer(being a HUGE Philip Kaufman devotee), HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn” managed only a couple of technical awards(after a much publicized and understandably touted 15 nominations)for its Outstanding Sound Editing and for Outstanding Music Composition(Javier Navarrete). “Hemingway & Gellhorn” unfortunately left me cold…and apparently most Emmy voters felt the same. Regardless…kudos for its pair of wins. And again…Viva Julianne!

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2 comments on “Julianne Moore…finally!!!

  1. Another case of a great actress/actor getting an award for an impersonation rather than a pure acting role. I haven’t seen Game Change yet, and I don’t doubt that she’s amazing based on the trailers I saw, but I get weary of people like Cate Blanchett and even Meryl Streep getting awards for “doing” real people when they do such amazing work inventing characters.

    • Agreed, Brian. And she is amazing in it. Also, there is something to be said for those that manage to transcend pure impersonation…which I believe Moore does here. But I would have loved to have seen her garner Oscars for her past work…in “Boogie Nights” and “Far from Heaven” especially. However, I’m pleased that she’s finally recognized for SOMETHING! ML

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