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November 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm #1201946690
Your thoughts? Right now I have:
1. Silence (only real lock as of now)
2. La La Land
4. Live By Night
6. Billy Lynn
7. Hail, Caesar
8. Rules Don’t Apply
10. Nocturnal AnimalsNovember 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm #1201946718
1) La La Land (since people have seen it this seems the only real lock at this point)
5) MoonlightNovember 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm #1201946759
Silence, La La Land and Arrival are probably “for sures” as of right now. I still think Billy Lynn has a shot despite it’s negative reception and I think Live by Night has a shot because it’s Robert Richardson.
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.November 8, 2016 at 1:59 am #1201946817
Since the turn of the century, only 2 Best Picture winners have won Cinematography – Slumdog Millionaire and Birdman.
For the first four years of this decade, the award went to the film which had the big technical sweep – Inception, Hugo, Life of Pi and Gravity.
Putting into perspective the kind of film which may end up winning?
The main contenders:
La La Land – the front runner
Jackie – seen contender, strong bet
Arrival – seen contender, strong bet
Moonlight – seen contender, if the film is loved by the Academy, they can’t not vote for it here
Nocturnal Animals – seem contender, mildly in the mix, and is visually stunning
Silence – unseen, but hard to imagine it not having great cinematography
Live By Night – unseen, but the trailer looked gorgeously rich
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – seen, is down but not out.
Passengers – unseen, and could surprise
Hail, Caesar – will strongly test the admiration of Deakins by this branch. The cinematography is not memorable, and not on par with the likes of Sicario, Skyfall and Prisoners in recent years.November 8, 2016 at 6:05 am #1201946849
Right now, I’ve got…
1. La La Land
5. Nocturnal Animals
6. The Jungle Book
7. Live By Night
9. Rules Don’t Apply
For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis, please visit me at The Awards Connection!November 8, 2016 at 10:05 am #1201946937
This is quite a competitive category but they are still very insular. So with that in mind, I have predicted:
La La Land (Linus Sandgren 0 Oscar nom)
Arrival (Bradford Young 0 Oscar nom)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto 1 Oscar Nom)
Live By Night (Robert Richardson 3 Oscars wins, 9 Oscar noms)
Hail Caesar (Roger Deakins 13 Oscar noms)November 8, 2016 at 11:05 am #1201946977
There is already an older thread discussing best cinematography, so it may be good to combine these predictions there:November 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm #1201947151
Hail, Caesar?? REALLY??November 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm #1201947193
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.November 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm #1201947211
No I’m saying that’s why he’s being considered.
I'm not perfect, but I keep trying.November 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm #1201947215
^ Sorry I ought to have addressed it more generally rather than specifically to you.
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