January 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm #137112
Very quiet on the ad front this week – the only BP contender taking sizeable ads in the LA and NY Times is Philomena, pushing hard to get into the race for the win.January 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm #137114
Why bother make these threads? We all know who’s going to win both awards (it’s Gravity)!January 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm #137115
“We all know” – really?
I take it you are new to following Oscar races.January 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm #137117
4) 12 Years A Slave
8) 12 Years A Slave
10) American Hustle
1) Alfonso Cuarón
2) Alfonso Cuarón
3) Alfonso Cuarón
4) Steve McQueen
5) Alfonso Cuarón
6) Alfonso Cuarón
7) Alfonso Cuarón
8) Steve McQueen
9) Alfonso Cuarón
10) David O. Russell
In my opinion, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET should win Best Picture (although GRAVITY winning is great!) and Cuarón take Best Director 🙂
January 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm #137118
Finally got around to watching the directors roundtable. It was fascinating to see the likes of Greengrass, O. Russell and Daniels all show Curaon & McQueen so much respect.February 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm #137119
Is Gravity really going to take BOTH sound awards?
Sound mixing seems like a safe bet because that one in the past few years has gone to the huge-scope films (Les Mis, Inception) but sound editing doesn’t really have a trend or a certain “type” of film that it goes to. I could see Captain Phillips getting its due there.February 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm #137120
Actually, sound mixing has trends. Films about music and films about inhospitable enviroments/catastrophes tend to win. This gives an edge to Gravity and Inside Llewyn Davis.February 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm #137121
I was talking about sound editing. I mentioned the trends in sound mixing.February 3, 2014 at 6:34 pm #137122
Sound mixing is given to the best mixing of sound with picture (a.k.a the best incorporation of sound into a film), so it makes sense that big visual epics and musicals win here.
Sound editing is for the best use and management of sound and sound effects, so movies with gun fights and explosions (and occassionally heavy gusts of wind and moving parts in factories/on robots) are the bait here. So I actually think Captain Phillips is a safe bet for that one. Maybe Lone Survivor.February 3, 2014 at 6:34 pm #137123
Oh, sorry. Yeah, sound editing doesn’t have much a trend. Action tends to do well here, but not always. The winners also seem to be more concept driven than on mixing.
Either way, Gravity is really the frontrunner for both categories.February 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm #137124
I don’t know, Captain Phillips feels like the kind of movie that wins here, and has to win something overall. But then again I’m oredicting Hustle to go 0-10 so I guess Phillips can go 0-6.February 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm #137125
I was thinking about this awhile back. It might be easy to forget, but there is no sound in space. I would not be at all surprised if Gravity loses both sound categories. In fact, I suspect it will if it loses the top prize, though I don’t think that’ll happen.