I know not everybody would like it, and that you really hate her, but that review...
It has to be one of the most biased reviews I’ve ever read. The critics and public acclaim for both the film and her acting is there.
I even would say in your attempt to not like Gaga in the film you didn’t understand the film at all.
And, obviously, in the event she’s nominated for an Oscar, it will be for lead female.
It’s nothing to do with Gaga. I’m a big fan of cinema and TV, and have spent a large portion of my live working in TV and film production. Gaga is not her character, and I clearly stated that my issue was with how the character was written and directed.
I don’t actually think Gaga did anything within the film that forced her to really excercise and demonstrate her acting ability, but that isn’t her fault. She certainly did what was required - which is why I said she was adequate.
But proving she has some acting talent doesn’t mean she was shockingly brilliant or anything like that - which is why I’m surprised at how she was directed: I thought Bradley would have demanded more of her. There’s never a moment where she really gets to show us how talented an actress she is and equally there’s never a moment where it ever appears she’s out of her depth - but that doesn’t necessarily mean her performance is Oscar worthy.
As for not understanding the movie... I am a huge fan of all versions. This isn’t the first one, and I suspect I understand this version a lot more than you
In terms of Oscars... the lead imo is very clearly Bradley Cooper. I think Gaga would have an easier time if they submit her for supporting actress, especially as this year is supposedly Glenn Close’s year (Oscars are very political - you have to campaign for the win).
For someone who knows so much about film and TV, you should know (and I’m pretty sure you know) there are male and female categories at the awards...
This movie has a pretty clear lead male character and a lead female character. In fact, the story is about HER. If there was to be a lead character in this film, it will be her, not him. You like it or not.
Of course she won’t win... No need to make her a supporting actress in a movie where she’s the lead character.
And no, reading that review your problem was not only with the character but with her acting. Reading your “review”, it was almost as if it was her fault the character is that way (you think it is) instead of the writers and director...
And I still think your hostility to Gaga won’t ever let you enjoy objectively anything she does.
(In case you’re going to say I’m not objective either, the acclaim for her role and acting has been unanimous, not only from her fans).
Anyway, it’s nice to read different opinions and see how people understood the film... even when you might or might not agree.