Every year there’s a big film that underperforms come awards time, and this year it’s beginning to look as if it might be The Post. Despite starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and being directed by the great Steven Spielberg, it won no Golden Globes (it was nominated for six) and failed to secure a single nomination either for the Baftas or the Screen Actors’ Guild awards, which are handed out tonight.
Gary Oldman is one of those actors you could walk past in the street and not recognise – he has a quiet, unshowy ordinariness that not only allows him to disappear into the parts he plays but also does a very good job of deflecting public attention.
As a result, if I try to conjure an image of what the off-duty Oldman looks like, I struggle.
It’s perfectly possible, even quite likely, that we will see better examples of film-making this year than Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World. But I doubt we will ever see a better example of film remaking. Consider the extraordinary logistics.