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Oscars 2024 | Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan could make history with Maestro



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With Netflix’s “Maestro”, Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan can achieve a rare feat and add their name to a very restricted group in the history of the Oscars.

Described as “a towering, fearless love story that chronicles the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). In a love letter to life and art, ‘Maestro’ is, above all, a moving epic portrait of family and love.” “Conductor” is the second film in Cooper’s career as a director and is now available on Netflix.

Premiered in Venicethe reception was positive enough to catapult the film into the race to the Oscars, being the priority from the streaming giant in season.

To interpret BernsteinCooper went through a lot of transformationsomething that tends to be quite attractive when talking about awards, let them say Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) or Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody“).

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Furthermore, Cooper has gained great admiration in recent years, standing out with 9 Oscar nominations. Of these 9, four are for their performances in “Guide for a happy end” (2012), “American Coup” (2013), “American sniper” (2014) and “This is how a star is born” (2018). Additionally, he was also recognized for producing not only these last two projects, but also “Joker” (2019) and “Nightmare Alley – Alley of Lost Souls” (2021).

For your remake 2018, Cooper also won a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and was highly rated for Best Directorending up being surprisingly ignored by Hollywood Academy.

With a strong narrative and an eye-catching transformation, it is natural that the actor is seen as one of the greats favorites to the statuette. However, it is still behind Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”) which holds the advantage according to bettors GoldDerby.

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Despite all this, it is important to highlight that the biggest compliments they ended up being directed at Carey Mulligan, who plays the conductor’s wife. Previously named “Another Education” (2009) and “A Girl with Potential” (2020), Mulligan is back in the race and there are those who believe that the pair can actually win.

However, even with the acclaim on his side, Mulligan is only in 3rd place in the GoldDerbybehind Emma Stone per “Poor Creatures” (1st) and Lily Gladstone per “Flower Moon Assassins” (2nd).

If the duo manages to win Best Actor It is Best actressCooper and Mulligan would make history, as this is a rare phenomenon that has happened seven times in the history of the Academy, with 1998 being the Jack Nicholson It is Helen Hunt (“Better is impossible“) the last example.

If this were to happen, the two actors would join a restricted group that also includes: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert (“It Happened One Night”); Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”); Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway (“Network – Scandal on TV”); Jon Voight and Jane Fonda (“Coming Home”); and still Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”).

It is worth noting that two of the three times that Bradley Cooper competed for Best Actor, his female co-star (Jennifer Lawrence / Lady Gaga) was also nominated for Best Actress, and Lawrence ended up triumphing. When he competed in Best Supporting Actor per “American Hustle“, also Christian Bale It is Amy Adams were nominated in the main categories.


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The first trial by fire for the “Maestro” duo will be on January 7, 2024 with the ceremony of Golden Globesthe first television precursor of season. With the separation between Drama It is Comedy/Musical, Carey Mulligan will not face Emma Stone, seen as the Oscar favorite. Bradley will have his first direct confrontation with Murphy, who has been leading in critics awards.

Netflix’s bet also competes in Best Drama Film It is Best Directorbut it is not expected to triumph in any of these, given the favoritism of Christopher Nolan and his “Oppenheimer”.

And you, do you believe that Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan can triumph at the Oscars?

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