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Jul 02 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Gold Medal Mamas

Jason Adams fromMNPPhere trying to think cold on a 95 degree day in New York City - let's step back in time then to the cool months of this past winter,known around these parts as Awards Season,and onto the ice,for it is Margot Robbie's birthday today and we never did a "Beauty vs Beast"forI Tonyaif you can believe it.I'm a little shocked myself that we never had 'em duke it out.So here,in one corner we have Tonya Harding (Robbie),who fits this boxing talk like a glove,and in the other corner her mother LaVona (a statue-snatching parrot-wearing Allison Janney),who...is also perfectly comfortable existing inside this metaphor of the boxing ring.

PREVIOUSLYLast week's contest also tackledan antagonistic mother-daughter duowithDolores Clairborne,and it was Dolores herself came up on top with a whopping 80% of your vote.SaidW.J.:

"That film is a flat-out masterpiece,no joke.Awe-inspiring,fully realized performances all the way around,stirring cinematography and visual effects that stand the test of time.Glad to see it get some love."

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Laurie Metcalf should have won.(And if anyone were going to beat her,it should have been Lesley Manville.) It's Tonya for me.

July 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Team Tonya - because Margot Robie wasn't awarded an undeserved Oscar for her performance as Tonya ((unlike Alison Janney as LaVona).

July 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Neither they are both caricatures of the worst acting kind,why Janney had to get an Oscar is beyond me,damn collective thinking.

July 2,2018 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Justice for Laurie!At the very least,Allison Janney should not have swept the televised awards while such a beautiful performance went unrecognized.The fact that she even won the Independent Spirit award of all things disappointed me.That organization has no right to claim they have any independent spirit whatsoever.

July 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike M.

And Bafta too when Manville was right there..

July 2,2018 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Allison Janney deserved that Oscar.Period.
But I'm Team Tonya!

July 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterSTFU

Team Nancy.

July 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

Unfortunately these mothers exist in real life,but in the movies they are irresistible,especially when played without fear by actresses like Allison Janney and the writers show what they really are.The Oscars love them too (Piper Laurie,亚博主页Mo'Nique,Angela Lansbury,Shelley Winters...- one of my favorites,however,did not even get a nomination in a movie with nominations,Leopoldine Komstantin as the dangerous mother / mother-in-law in Hithcock‘s Notorious).I adore Margot Robbie - I haven‘t noticed a leading actress for a long time,I‘ve found the supporting actresses lately more interesting - since Nicole Kidman a leading one didn‘t call my attention so much.I vote for Janney but either one of the two who win will be great.

PS: Recently I took Pinocchio's The Blue Fairy off my list of terrible mothers.When I saw the animation for the first time at the age of seven,I was left with a very bad impression of her (because of the magic she put in his nose and because she never showed up again)
and I always thought she was somehow the character's mother.

July 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterFeline Justice

I can't vote for Lavona.Lesley Manville should have won.

July 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterGin

Feline -- amazing P.S.

July 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Voting for LaVona because Tonya keeps trying to rewrite her history.About half the stuff in the movie has been proven didn't/couldn't have happened.I'm tired of people trying to change their history to make themselves the hero or more sympathetic.There is too much of it right now.

July 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

Nathaniel: ♥♥♥♥♥

July 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterFeline Justice

Ugh how did Janney win?

July 4,2018 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

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