During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell alerts authorities to an incendiary device in Centennial Park and is hailed as a life-saving hero. But within days, Jewell becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, and his reputation and life are ripped apart. Bates portrays Barbara “Bobi” Jewell, Richard’s mother with whom he lives.
Instead of a performance like Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers” getting the nomination, Kathy Bates ended up here with no chance of winning. Laura Dern has the front-runner status and the experts have Bates ranked last. I really wish JLo was here instead.
|1990 (63rd)||Best Actress in a Leading Role||“Misery”|
|1998 (71st)||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||“Primary Colors”||NOMINEE|
|2002 (75th)||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||“About Schmidt”||NOMINEE|
December 13, 2019
“American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell”
Warner Bros. Pictures
(for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images)
Viewed on January 30, 2020
Streamed on MacBook Pro