June 11, 2016 at 11:20 am #1201849599
What potential Oscar contenders that haven’t already been screened yet to critics and audiences do you secretly want to see become strong contenders?
For me, here’s a few:
A United Kingdom: I think Amma Asante who did Belle with Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a very promising director and I would love to see her try to accomplish what Ava DuVernay couldn’t and be the first black woman to be nominated for Best Director.
The Girl On The Train: Just so I can hear the words “Academy Award nominee Emily Blunt”
Silence: Always love a good Marty movie.
How about you guys?June 11, 2016 at 11:31 am #1201849600
I would be quite thrilled to hear Best Supporting Actress nomination to Tyne Daly for Hello My Name is Doris. I think Daly is one of our greatest living actresses.June 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm #1201849692
Nick Offerman landing an Oscar nom for The Founder would be fantastic.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1963) – It’s a Meh, Meh, Meh, Meh CategoryJune 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm #1201849697
Oh, that would be so awesome. Ron Swanson an Oscar nominee?! That’d be sweet!June 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm #1201849699
Despite feeling more agnostic about Whiplash than most others, I’m actually really rooting for Damian Chazelle to knock it out of the park with La La Land. I don’t doubt that he has the talent and energy to pull off a project like this, and it’s been ages since we’ve had a really great original film musical. These kinds of projects can go either way, therefore I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but the composer is Justin Hurwitz, who I believe contributed some original music to Whiplash, so it sounds promising.
Also I want Silence to be one of Scorsese’s masterpieces. I will not settle for mere spectacular efficiency here!June 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm #1201849701
I really want Love and Friendship and Everybody Wants Some Screenplay nominations. Also would love if Isabelle Huppert managed to get an Oscar nomination this year and if Brazil’s Aquarius got a Foreign Language Film nomination. As for the rest, let me watch the movies first.June 12, 2016 at 7:51 am #1201849893
This year has a chance to run away with the musicals. Sing Street and La La Land could both do very well witht the right momentum, especially with Sing Street’s acclaim. I want them both to take home trophies.June 13, 2016 at 10:07 am #1201850356
Isabelle Huppert, the one and only. Sonia Braga, Kirsten Dunst, everything Silence related, Moonlight (specially Barry Jenkins and Naomie Harris) and Casey Affleck.June 13, 2016 at 10:09 am #1201850361
Welcome homeJune 13, 2016 at 10:18 am #1201850364
In answer to the topic thread:
Three words: La La Land
Three reasons: Chazelle. Stone. Gosling.
*mic drop*June 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm #1201851101
Silence, The Birth Of A Nation, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Girl On A Train, Fences, Manchester By The Sea and La La Land all have a big shot I thinkJune 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm #1201851220
Fences, a third Oscar for Denzel, his second for Best Actor, and Viola Davis expanding the Best Actress category being the second nonwhite actress to win the category.
Would not mind a Best Director nomination for Paul Verhoeven.