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  • Eddy Q
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    Don’t know if there’s a similar thread, but lately I’ve been fed up with talking about frontrunners and potential spoilers. Bring on the losers! My personal favourites being:

    Mr Turner for Score 
    I cannot overstate this: Gary Yershon’s score for Mr Turner is musically and compositionally the finest of the nominees. That sentimental mush played over The Theory of Everything is the worst, and if it wins tomorrow it will be an insult to the whole history of music, let alone film scoring. If I were to vote strategically I’d vote for Grand Budapest (my second favourite) as a vote against Theory. And this is beside the point, but why would anyone call their son Johann when their surname is Johansson? Like, seriously?

    Inherent Vice for Adapted Screenplay and Costumes
    You know, just occasionally those Academy branches know their shit better than us Derbyites, hence the nominations for Mr Turner’s score and Inherent Vice’s brilliantly wacky costumes which we overlooked in our own awards. (Not me though.) Unfortunately people don’t look at Inherent Vice and think Period! or Fantasy! (although it’s kind of both, lol) so voting for its costumes doesn’t even occur to them. Look again. I’m glad to see support for Anderson’s screenplay on these forums, though.

    Marion Cotillard for Best Actress
    Well, I guess she’s in 5th, though it’s hard to say. To be honest I haven’t seen Julianne Moore yet because of the super-late UK release date of Still Alice, and not being able to have an opinion on her win is kind of excruciating. Oh well.

    Finally, I wouldn’t vote for Steve Carell over Michael Keaton but he deserves better than 5th place. There’s so much more to what he does in Foxcatcher than a fake nose, and the performance is way too creepy to be considered typical transformation Oscar-bait.

    Any thoughts? Does anyone else have a favourite contender in an obscure category that no one else cares about? I’m interested.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Well he doesn’t deserve to win over Keaton but my boy Carell deserves an oscar for this pefoemance.

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    Ghost
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    Nightcrawler for Original Screenplay. If it had more support it likely wouldn’t be in last place.

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    I don’t see how Cotillard would be 5th, though. I think she’s pretty much 2nd or 3rd. I cannot see that situation that a voter would rank her last after seeing the competition.

    Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall in “The Judge”
    – People hate his nomination, because 1). They haven’t seen “The Judge”, 2). It’s not an original piece and it’s true for it characters as well. But if we see it for Duvall’s sad and beatiful performance alone, I think he deserves this nomination and I actually rank him 2nd after Edward Norton. For me it’s always about the performance, not the film, even if I liked “The Judge”.

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    Don’t know if there’s a similar thread, but lately I’ve been fed up with talking about frontrunners and potential spoilers. Bring on the losers! My personal favourites being:

    Mr Turner for Score 
    I cannot overstate this: Gary Yershon’s score for Mr Turner is musically and compositionally the finest of the nominees. That sentimental mush played over The Theory of Everything is the worst, and if it wins tomorrow it will be an insult to the whole history of music, let alone film scoring. If I were to vote strategically I’d vote for Grand Budapest (my second favourite) as a vote against Theory. And this is beside the point, but why would anyone call their son Johann when their surname is Johansson? Like, seriously?

    Inherent Vice for Adapted Screenplay and Costumes
    You know, just occasionally those Academy branches know their shit better than us Derbyites, hence the nominations for Mr Turner’s score and Inherent Vice’s brilliantly wacky costumes which we overlooked in our own awards. (Not me though.) Unfortunately people don’t look at Inherent Vice and think Period! or Fantasy! (although it’s kind of both, lol) so voting for its costumes doesn’t even occur to them. Look again. I’m glad to see support for Anderson’s screenplay on these forums, though.

    Marion Cotillard for Best Actress
    Well, I guess she’s in 5th, though it’s hard to say. To be honest I haven’t seen Julianne Moore yet because of the super-late UK release date of Still Alice, and not being able to have an opinion on her win is kind of excruciating. Oh well.

    Finally, I wouldn’t vote for Steve Carell over Michael Keaton but he deserves better than 5th place. There’s so much more to what he does in Foxcatcher than a fake nose, and the performance is way too creepy to be considered typical transformation Oscar-bait.

    Any thoughts? Does anyone else have a favourite contender in an obscure category that no one else cares about? I’m interested.

    Yes, actually I hoped for the Razzie consideration. It’s easily the worst performance of the year. He has tons of friends among actors, I guess.

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, even though Keaton was better.

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    Mr Turner for Score 
    I cannot overstate this: Gary Yershon’s score for Mr Turner is musically and compositionally the finest of the nominees. That sentimental mush played over The Theory of Everything is the worst, and if it wins tomorrow it will be an insult to the whole history of music, let alone film scoring. If I were to vote strategically I’d vote for Grand Budapest (my second favourite) as a vote against Theory. And this is beside the point, but why would anyone call their son Johann when their surname is Johansson? Like, seriously?

    Well, that escalated quickly. Jóhannsson’s score is a good composition even if for you is just “sentimental mush”. To me the weakest are Interstellar and The Imitation Game. The Grand Budapest Hotel have superb moments but overall it’s not that brilliant.

    I would be happy if Yershon, Desplat or Jóhannsson win. All deserving.

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    Agree with Eddy Q on both of Inherent Vice’s noms. Was the first thing I thought about when I read the thread title. Those might be the only two for me.

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    Nightcrawler in Original Screenplay and Song of the Sea in Animated Feature.

    In denial about Marion Cotillard. I find comfort in thinking she’s not (likely) in the last place. 

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    I would say Rosamund Pike. She’s probably in last place as the only nominee for a film expected to reap multiple nominations including Best Picture.

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    It’s hard to tell what is in last place, but going off nominations alone, I would say Selma in Best Picture. It deserves better, especially since I’m fairly certain American Sniper is NOT in last, where it should be. I didn’t hate the film, but it doesn’t deserve to be up there when something like Nightcrawler could have been a great inclusion in the lineup.

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    [quote=”Wilkomirsk11″]Mr Turner for Score 
    I cannot overstate this: Gary Yershon’s score for Mr Turner is musically and compositionally the finest of the nominees. That sentimental mush played over The Theory of Everything is the worst, and if it wins tomorrow it will be an insult to the whole history of music, let alone film scoring. If I were to vote strategically I’d vote for Grand Budapest (my second favourite) as a vote against Theory. And this is beside the point, but why would anyone call their son Johann when their surname is Johansson? Like, seriously?

    Well, that escalated quickly. Jóhannsson’s score is a good composition even if for you is just “sentimental mush”. To me the weakest are Interstellar and The Imitation Game. The Grand Budapest Hotel have superb moments but overall it’s not that brilliant.

    I would be happy if Yershon, Desplat or Jóhannsson win. All deserving.[/quote]

    Well it’s not like Johannsson’s score is inept; he knows how to score a film, and the work he did for Prisoners I found pretty decent. It’s just I find the ToE score has no real aesthetic value at all, with very little melodic or harmonic interest. It doesn’t embellish the film, it smothers it, and even its more subtle moments are hardly better than what you hear on an average BBC drama. I was admittedly hyperbolic in my initial post, but to me this score represents some of the worst tendencies in film scoring today. 

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    Song of the Sea could very well be in last place for Animated Feature, but it’s just about my favorite film in the category (though I haven’t seen The Boxtrolls).

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    Mr. Turner for Score
    Mr. Turner for Production Design
    Mr. Turner for Costume Design
    Nightcrawler for Original Screenplay
    Selma for Best Picture
    Unbroken for Sound Mixing
    Unbroken for Sound Editing

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    Selma definitely deserved way more nominations then it got, a Best Picture win would be  a great surprise,  but it won’t happen.  

    I would say Rosamund is probably last as well, but she is fabulous and would make a great winner.  

     

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