I doubt Frances McDormand watched the Producers Guild Awards tonight. Her movie, “Nomadland,” won. “Nomadland” is set to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I told you last September when I first saw it that this would happen. “Nomadland” is a cut above, something special, an epic poem. It was so nice tonight to see Swankie, a character in the movie and a real person, introduce the film.
Director Chloe Zhao could quite possibly make history as Best Director, and pick up a prize for Editing, too. She should. This is a unique film.
And what about Frances McDormand? I thought she would win Best Actress. But she’s ambivalent, maybe even hostile toward winning a third Oscar. She’s more or less abdicated. A friend of hers told me weeks ago she’d be happy to see someone from the next generation win on April 25th.
The Oscars are a month from today. Voting begins April 15th. Who will win Best Actress? It’s a toss up.