January 5, 2016 at 10:39 am #206407
Dear Academy voters,
Please don’t embarass yourselves. Perhaps not everyone is accustomed to being able to read the female gaze, but even beyond that Carol is a work of art that your organization will ultimately be embarrassed by if you ignore its general achievement.January 5, 2016 at 10:40 am #206409
I drink to thatJanuary 5, 2016 at 10:41 am #206410
A film about women and the LGBT experience that actually resonates with its audience and community. The first to do so in a very long time.January 5, 2016 at 10:44 am #206411
Apart from being the closest thing to perfection we’re likely to ever see in our lifetime, Carol ticks so many boxes in what is desperately needs in the film industry right now–stories about female identity, about gay identity, about female gay identity, written by women, starring women, etc.
It’s a shame that 4/4 guilds so far have left it off of their top honors of the year. It’ll be a travesty if the Academy follows suit.January 5, 2016 at 10:59 am #206412
*GoldDerby prayer circle assembled*January 5, 2016 at 11:11 am #206413
Joining in the prayer circleJanuary 5, 2016 at 11:24 am #206414
I’m wondering – are the Guilds more or less white-male-dominated than the Academy?
These snubs for Carol remind me of another 50s-set film, The Master, in 2012 – that was my first year as a GoldDerby member and I remember slightly dying inside when The Master consistently missed guild after guild including the Art Directors, just like Carol. I have some faith that Carol, being a passionate love story, will be able to bounce back at BAFTA and Oscar the way The Master, a more confounding and less conventionally satisfying film, could not.January 5, 2016 at 11:45 am #206415
I am just disgusted by the industry’s lack of support for this film. Praying the Oscars remedy the guilds’ horrible snubbings.January 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm #206416
I’m in the prayer circle.
This movie is top notch and if the Academy doesn’t recognize it it’ll be the most embarrassing thing to happen in a while.January 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm #206417
COME ON, Academy! Don’t screw this up. Please!January 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm #206418
I am discouraged by today’s PGA nominations.
This year the overwhelming majority of the leading actress candidates (Blanchett, Larson, Mara and Vikander) appeared in critically acclaimed films scripted by women writers that addressed sensitive issues in gender politics – lesbianism, transsexual history, and sex slavery. And the PGA ignored them all while recognizing a male driven drama about pedophilia. Safer choices of women driven films addressed science fiction and immigration.
Meryl Streep and others have been loudly saying that women’s films will never have an equal footing till there is an equal number of Hollywood executives and film critics who are female. Without them to set trends and recognize meaningful quality to a female audience who will pay at the box office, the myth persists that movies about serious issues to women are without value.
Today’s list of nominees is simply another example that will continue a movie release calendar of nine months of films for adolescent males and those who continue to perceive themselves as adolescent males. Those of us seeking a film the caliber of Room or Carol will need to wait till winter when a few quality projects seeking Oscar recognition are released.January 5, 2016 at 10:04 pm #206419
*Looks up to the heavens in prayer circle*January 5, 2016 at 10:19 pm #206420
Yes. Please nominate Carol! Don’t snub LGBT movies and Todd Haynes again!January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am #206421
I won’t get my hopes up before the DGA announces, even with the ASC and the WGA. Far From Heaven had both precursors and it’s one of my favorite films and a gorgeous film and the Academy managed to snub it not only the major categories. It managed to snub it for costume design, which was a crime.
Category by category:
Best Picture – I think it’ll get into the final eight or nine. It’s the film that benefits from # 1 votes. It’s bound to get some, isn’t it?
Directing – I really don’t know. As I said in another thread, I’ll predict him even the DGA snubs him. The things is that the DGA always has been extremely populist and far more testosterone-driven than the directors’ branch at the Academy. Sadly, even if Todd makes it, he won’t be in the top 3.
Actress – I expect at least one nomination. It all depends on how strong the support for Charlotte Rampling and Tomlin/Theron is. At this point I’m predicting two best atress nominations, but I could imagine a scenario, in which Blanchett misses. And I can’t really imagine Mara in supporting.
Adapted Screenplay – NYFCC winner, WGA nominee. But the Globe/Critics’ Choice snubs were terrible. If it misses adapted screenplay and something like The Revenant gets in, I’ll be furious. But I have faith in the writers’ branch, so I’d say it’s safe.
Cinematography – I can’t imagine it missing here. And the Academy owes Lachman.
Film Editing – No shot, really. The branch and the guild are all about the show-offs. They need to be reminded that when they work on a movie, their goal is to tell a story as precisely and as well as possible, not to be showy and self-important, but whatever..
Music, Score – I can’t imagine it missing here. It’s a possible winner. That theme was perfection.
Production Design – I want to write that I can’t imagine it missing here and a week ago, I couldn’t. But this snub by the guild did hurt. I’m still predicting it but a win seems to be impossible. Their loss.
Costume Design – Oh, she’s getting in. I want her to win for this one.
The worst scenario I can imagine is picture, actress, cinematography, music, costume design. The best possible scenario is best picture, directing, screenplay, two nominations for actress, cinematography, score, production design, costume design – 9 nominations.