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    Jeffrey Kare
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    West Side Story just received 7 Academy Award nominations for:

    Best Picture
    Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
    Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose)
    Best Production Design
    Best Costume Design
    Best Cinematography
    Best Sound

    It was snubbed for bids in Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing, so the movie clearly isn’t winning Best Picture now.

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    Traditionally, Act I of the stage version ends with ‘The Rumble’ while Act II begins with ‘I Feel Pretty’. It makes sense for it to go that way because audiences are usually given a 15 minute break between those two numbers. The reason why ‘I Feel Pretty’ was not included in the most recent Broadway revival that was running when COVID hit was because that production was approaching it as a one-act musical since the story is set over the course of two days. I’ve heard Shereen Pimentel, who played Maria, talk about in an interview with CBS This Morning‘s podcast that had they gone right into a joyful number with ‘I Feel Pretty’ after such an intense moment with ‘The Rumble’, it would’ve been weird.

    Interestingly enough, ‘I Feel Pretty’ almost wasn’t included in this movie.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Steven-Spielberg-Wanted-to-Cut-I-Feel-Pretty-from-WEST-SIDE-STORY-20220224

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    I tried watching this but it just makes me wish i did dancing and singing as a kid and went to theatre school so i turned it off haha. But mike faist was great and is very compelling.

    A little bit of Magic never hurt anybody.

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    I’m predicting an upset.

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    I’m predicting an upset.

    For director? Film? Both? Other?

    The Sunne in Splendour.
    I prefer my roses white

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    Plus, if Emily Blunt couldn’t get nominated for taking on a character that previously won Julie Andrews an Oscar, I doubt Ariana DeBose is going to do so following in the footsteps of Rita Moreno no matter how good she’ll end up being.

    Well, this clearly aged poorly.

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    I finally saw it and enjoyed it very much. Ariana DeBose was fantastic (so happy she won the Oscar). I thought Mike Faist and Brian Alverez stood out as well. America & Officer Krupke were my favorite musical numbers in it.

    On a side note, I was watching a Law and Order SVU marathon and Mike Faist was a guest actor in one of the episodes. He was great in it, too.

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    West Side Story just received 7 Academy Award nominations for: Best Picture Best Director (Steven Spielberg) Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose) Best Production Design Best Costume Design Best Cinematography Best Sound It was snubbed for bids in Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing, so the movie clearly isn’t winning Best Picture now.

    It should have received Editing. The fact that it didn’t is straight out madness.

    Emmy FYC
    -Severance in all categories.
    -Ted Lasso in all categories.
    -The Dropout in all categories.

    -Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Margaret Qualley, Colin Firth
    -Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Yoo-Mi, Sarah Snook, Laura Linney.
    -Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Juno Temple, Sarah Lancashire and Martin Short.

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    It should have received Editing. The fact that it didn’t is straight out madness.

    I think there are two important factors as to why West Side Story didn’t receive an editing nomination:

    1. Of the movie musicals that came out last year, the editors branch was clearly more impressed by the editing in tick, tick…BOOM!. They apparently only had room for one musical in that category.
    2. The snub was probably part of the Academy’s overall feelings about the film itself. While members by and large respected it, they might’ve had similar feelings they had towards 2018’s A Star is Born and 2019’s Little Women with the whole “Why are we doing this again?”.
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    I finally saw it and enjoyed it very much. Ariana DeBose was fantastic (so happy she won the Oscar). I thought Mike Faist and Brian Alverez stood out as well. America & Officer Krupke were my favorite musical numbers in it.

    On a side note, I was watching a Law and Order SVU marathon and Mike Faist was a guest actor in one of the episodes. He was great in it, too.

    David Alvarez
    Wanted him to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
    Truly the unsung hero of this film.

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    I think there are two important factors as to why West Side Story didn’t receive an editing nomination:

    1. Of the movie musicals that came out last year, the editors branch was clearly more impressed by the editing in tick, tick…BOOM!. They apparently only had room for one musical in that category.
    2. The snub was probably part of the Academy’s overall feelings about the film itself. While members by and large respected it, they might’ve had similar feelings they had towards 2018’s A Star is Born and 2019’s Little Women with the whole “Why are we doing this again?”.

    What about the screenplay ? Kushner is a legend

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    What about the screenplay? Kushner is a legend.

    Keep in mind that the writers branch of the academy has had a long love/hate relationship with musicals. Best Adapted Screenplay was the only category the 1961 version ended up losing on Oscar night. Despite The Sound of Music winning Best Picture in 1965, it didn’t even receive a screenplay nomination (and many people consider Ernest Lehman’s script to be an improvement over the original source material). Plus, I remember reading somewhere that musicals only get into a writing category if they’re very competitive for the Best Picture prize. Chicago and La La Land are the two most recent examples of this. Meanwhile, other musicals that received BP bids such as Moulin Rouge! and Les Misérables weren’t recognized for their scripts.

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    Keep in mind that the writers branch of the academy has had a long love/hate relationship with musicals. Best Adapted Screenplay was the only category the 1961 version ended up losing on Oscar night. Despite The Sound of Music winning Best Picture in 1965, it didn’t even receive a screenplay nomination (and many people consider Ernest Lehman’s script to be an improvement over the original source material). Plus, I remember reading somewhere that musicals only get into a writing category if they’re very competitive for the Best Picture prize. Chicago and La La Land are the two most recent examples of this. Meanwhile, other musicals that received BP bids such as Moulin Rouge! and Les Misérables weren’t recognized for their scripts.

    that might help kushner narrative next year in the fablemans

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    That might help Kushner’s narrative next year for The Fablemans.

    I’ve mentioned earlier in this thread that he might have a better shot of winning for that because he co-wrote the script with Steven Spielberg. As we’ve seen in recent years, if the director has also written the screenplay, academy members tend to put their votes there in the writing categories.

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    I’ve mentioned earlier in this thread that he might have a better shot of winning for that because he co-wrote the script with Steven Spielberg. As we’ve seen in recent years, if the director has also written the screenplay, academy members tend to put their votes there in the writing categories.

    The last 11 winners of original screenplay were written or co written by the director

    And 7/11 of adapted screenplay winners were won by the directors too so it has a chance

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