That actor is Catherine Keener. The character she portrays in “Brand New Cherry Flavor” is the kitty-loving, curse-casting demon-witch known as Boro. And according to a recent Reddit appreciation thread from u/AmericanBornWuhaner, the actor’s work in “Brand New Cherry Flavor” is one of the series’ standouts. Said thread is titled simply “Let’s appreciate how awesome Catherine Keener was playing Boro,” with the O.G. poster promptly following up their original with a sub-post stating, “Watching Boro was so much of the series’ entertainment.”
Seems they were really not alone in their adoration of Keener’s scene-stealing turn in “Brand New Cherry Flavor” either, with u/LeafyEucaliptis posting of the actor, “She is so charismatic. I don’t know how it’s possible for a human being to be so charismatic honestly.” That post was followed by one from u/Novel_Brilliant stating, “She’s incredible and I loved her in this,” and another user soon piled on the Keener love with, “Agreed, I loved watching her performance. I always got intrigued when she appeared in a scene, thinking something wild is about to happen.”
Indeed, Keener’s mere presence in a “Brand New Cherry Flavor” scene all but ensured some truly twisted stuff was about to go down. And when it invariably did, u/Bebedoris felt Keener looked amazing every step of the way, claiming “Also she looked incredible with her boho witch outfits. She rocked the powdery face and blue lipstick so much.” Still, anyone who’s seen Keener at work in the series knows her impact goes beyond costume and make-up-induced vamping. Of course, coupled with Keener’s boundless talent, and obvious enthusiasm for playing the outlandish character way over-the-top, those elements helped Boro become a character you simply could not look away from. Clearly “Brand New Cherry Flavor” fans didn’t want to.
The Academy Reinstate Oscars Requirements For Theatrical Releases For 2023
With theater operations restarted at one-hundred percent capacity, the time for streaming releases making it big at the Oscars is ending. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reinstated its requirements for the films to have a theatrical release to be eligible to contend at the 95th Academy Awards. In order for any film to make submissions to Oscars 2023, it must have a theatrical release within the calendar year 2022. Like the previous two ceremonies, Oscars 2023 won’t allow films that went straight to streaming due to theaters being shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will also remove the Academy Screening Room as the valid release venue for any films to contend.
The press release from the Academy states:
However, the Academy has announced that the studios will have an option to release their submissions in six U.S. metropolitan areas, continuing the decision from the previous year. The six areas will be – Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. The requirement will apply to both General Entries and Documentary Categories.
The press release also confirmed that the ceremony’s eligibility criteria would once again move to consider films in one full calendar year. Oscars 2023 will view movies slated to release between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Earlier, the Academy extended the calendar year to March 2021 for 93rd Academy Awards while shortening the release date criteria for the 94th Oscars to a period of nine months (March 2021 to – December 2021).
Due to the pandemic, the audiences’ idea of viewing films changed significantly, allowing several streaming releases to get far better recognition as theater operations struggled. But with the previous trends in film releases returning, the Oscars is again getting back to its previous screening and selection methods; thus, making theatrical experiences the same escape from reality they used to be.
The Documentary categories have received a name change and will now be called Documentary Feature Film and Documentary Short Film. The studios will be required to show their films contending in Sound categories to the Sound Branch members prior to the films’ releases. Furthermore, the Academy has restricted the number of Best Original Song submissions from a single film to three.
Earlier, the Academy moved up the date of the ceremony to the second week of March, which is two weeks earlier than the previous year’s function.
Academy also announced the submission deadlines for several categories:
The Bones Character Fans Agree Was Cast Perfectly
While Brennan may be a genius when it comes to bones, that isn’t to say that other characters are dispensable. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) is an instrumental character in every episode of “Bones,” providing scientific know-how when it comes to bugs and botany. Fans on Reddit love the glee that Thyne brings to the role and wouldn’t want anyone else.
“I think Hodgins’ character was cast perfectly by Thyne,” commented Redditor u/PiscesReader. “Whenever he does his silly experiments or finds something interesting nature related, he expresses such an excitement that really embodies [the] character.” The characters of “Bones” are often defined by a passion for their specific talents. The whole team that works at the Jeffersonian is there because they love what they do, and have varying degrees of expertise. Many fans noted how the ensemble is important to the series.
“I agree, TJ Thyne is perfect in this role. He’s such a brilliant character actor in ‘Bones,’ the type where if you removed him, a good part of the working dynamic/atmosphere of the show would crumble,” noted u/watercolorsandink. Personal dynamics are significant in the series. Whether it’s romantic relationships or long-lasting friendships, “Bones” lives and dies by the characters in the crime lab. Hodgins’ cutting humor is delivered expertly by Thyne — added to his conspiracy theories and “Bones” provides a unique character that fans cannot live without.