February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm #217352
If you had 2 different ways to influence two Oscar categories, what would you do? For the first one you can flat out choose the winner, so pick whatever nominee you feel should win no matter what. For the second one you get to choose a nominee to block so that they can’t win. So choose a frontrunner you feel doesnt deserve it or take out some competition in one of your favorites categories to increase their odds. Im curious to see what everyone says.
For the first one I would have to choose a win for Ex Machina in visual effects. Even though it is one effect, it is vital to the story, to having us get lost in the turing test the same way Domhnall Gleeson did. If the effect fails the story fails simple as that, so lucky for us it was outstanding work.
For the second one I would choose to eliminate Spotlight from the Original Screenplay race not because I think it isn’t deserving, but because without it there Inside Out probably wins so thats where I’d roll the dice.February 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm #217354
1: Mark Rylance for Best Supporting Actor because I want a great understated performance to win.
2: Leonardo DiCaprio for not winning Best Actor, only because I want to see the internet have a nervous breakdown for my own personal enjoyment.February 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm #217355
1. Mad Max for BP
2. Brie Larson, her lack of personality irks me greatlyFebruary 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm #217356
1. Inside Out winning Best Original Screenplay
2. Mad Max winning Best Picture. C’mon Academy, grow some nuts, will ya!February 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm #217357
1. Inside Out wins Best Original Screenplay
2. Room wins Best Picture 😛February 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm #217358
1. The Look of Silence wins documentary
2. Brie Larson is blocked from winningFebruary 18, 2016 at 5:39 pm #217359
1. Saoirse Ronan for Lead Actress
2. “Carol” picks up a prize somewhere, anywhere (sans Lead Actress, obviously)February 18, 2016 at 5:46 pm #217360
1. Ed Lachman wins Best Cinematography for Carol. Not that The Revenant is undeserving, but it shouldn’t automatically be considered the best just because it was shot in natural light and had long takes. Carol’s cinematography was the most beautiful and surprising of all the nominees in how it evoked the gaze and psychology of the characters.
2. Blocking Iñárritu for Director. He really doesn’t need another one, and Miller’s achievement with Mad Max is so much more imaginative and considerably less portentous. (Though oddly I would vote for The Revenant in a couple of categories where Mad Max is a frontrunner, such as Production Design and Sound Editing.)February 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm #217361
1. Room wins Best Picture
2. Sylvester Stallone is blocked from winning.February 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm #217362
1. Sylvester Stallone wins Best Supporting Actor
2. Leonardo DiCaprio is blocked from winning (let the red carpet rampage continue lol)February 18, 2016 at 9:49 pm #217363
Mad Max BD and BPFebruary 18, 2016 at 10:07 pm #217364
If I could influence any element of the Oscars it would be to urge voters to vote with their hearts. I’m sick of consensus voting and wanting to be on the winning team. I want to see shocking winners like when The Pianist won in directing and actor. Voters were drawn to that film and i would love to see that here whether that be the Carol fans rally behind Mara or the Brooklyn fans rally behind Ronan or any other nominee.February 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm #217365
Straight Outta Compton wins Screenplay & George Miller wins DirectorFebruary 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm #217366
If I could influence any element of the Oscars it would be to urge voters to vote with their hearts. I’m sick of consensus voting and wanting to be on the winning team. I want to see shocking winners like when The Pianist won in directing and actor. Voters were drawn to that film and i would love to see that here whether that be the Carol fans rally behind Mara or the Brooklyn fans rally behind Ronan or any other nominee.
What you’d like to see with the Carol and Brooklyn fans, I myself would personally LOVE to see with Ex Machina, The Big Short, and Mad Max fans! 🙂 Even though I think Bryan Cranston easily gave the best performance of the 5 nominees, Trumbo sadly has no Oscar fans. 🙁February 18, 2016 at 10:36 pm #217367
1) George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) to win Best Director, he created the most astonishing visual experience of the year and showed the industry that at age 70 he is still at the top of this game.
2) Tom Hardy (The Revenant) to absolutely not win Best Supporting Actor, I found him very one-note and almost cartoonish, and his accent was distracting. He is easily the worst part of what is otherwise nearly a masterpiece.