Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Additions to Oscar and Gilded Age Lists

Benedict Cumberbatch
in The Power of the Dog 
which leads the 2022 Oscars noms with 12.
The Oscar nominations came out last week and I've seen eight of the ten Best Picture nominees thanks to streaming services. It looks like for the first time, I might be able to see almost ALL of the nominated films in ALL of the categories including International Film, Animated, Documentary and the Shorts. iTunes, Netflix and Amazon have many of them available, so I will feel like real insider on March 27.

Oscar Nominees/Buzzed Movies Seen:
West Side Story (in the actual cinema, Kaufman Astoria on a Monday afternoon, we were the only ones in the theater)
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
tick...tick..Boom! (Netflix)
Don't Look Up (Netflix)
Passing (Netflix)
Being the Ricardos (Amazon)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple Plus)
CODA (Apple Plus)
Belfast (iTunes)
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max)
Dune (iTunes)
King Richard (iTunes)

Gilded Age cast

Episode 4 of The Gilded Age just aired on HBO and the series has been renewed for a second season. I recognized one of the exterior street scenes  from Troy, NY when we used to have a house upstate and would drive there on the way to Albany. Here are more Broadway people on the series:

Tony winners/nominees/Broadway people on Gilded Age (Episode One--Four):
Van Rhijn/Brook Household: 
Christine Baranski (2 Tonys for The Real Thing, Rumors)
Cynthia Nixon (2 Tonys for Rabbit Hole, The Little Foxes)
Louisa Jacobsen (Meryl Streep's daughter)
Simon Jones (most recently in Trouble in Mind, also played King George V in the Downton Abbey movie)
Debra Monk (Tony for Redwood Curtain)
Kristine Niesen (Tony nomination for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

Russell household:
Carrie Coon (Tony nomination for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Morgan Spector (Drama Desk nominee for Russian Transport, HBO's The Plot Against America)
Michael Cerveris (Tony Award for Fun Home)
Celia Keenan Bolger (Tony Award for To Kill a Mockingbird)
Douglas Sills (Tony nominee for The Scarlet Pimpernel)
Patrick Page (Tony nominee for Hadestown)

Scott Family:
Denee Benton (Tony nominee for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812)
Audra McDonald (6 Tony Awards)
John Douglas Thompson (Obie/Drama Desk winner for The Iceman Cometh, Tamburlaine)

Old Money Society figures:
Donna Murphy (2 Tonys for The King and I--1996, Passion)
Kelli O'Hara (Tony Award for The King and I--2015)
Katie Finneran (2 Tonys for Noises Off, Promises, Promises)
Ashlie Atkinson (The Ritz, Spike Lee's Black Klansman)
Claybourne Elder (currently in Company)

And in next week's episode:
Nathan Lane (3 Tonys for Forum, The Producers, Angels in America)

People without Money:
Bill Irwin (Tony Award for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Linda Emond (Tony nominee for Life X 3, Death of a Salesman, Cabaret)
Michael Countryman (Drama Desk winner for The Open House)

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