January 15, 2020 at 12:11 am #1203285376
Oh boy, this season is really, really dull so far. To be honest, I have no desire to see nearly any of the contenders and I’ve only seen Little Women which was good but I still prefer the 1994 version.I don’t care about war films so 1917 and JoJo Rabbit are out, Joker looks terrible, The Irishman looks like the same old same old Scorsese film,Once Upon A Time In Hollywood looks like the same old same old Tarantino film, Marriage Story looks pretty contrived, and I couldn’t care less about Ford and Ferrari. Call me negative and close minded but this season feels like a dumpster fire. And most of the races aren’t that exciting either.January 15, 2020 at 12:36 am #1203285399
Maybe actually watch those things? I can positively say you are very off base with certain films, like Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story.January 15, 2020 at 12:44 am #1203285412
I personally really enjoyed Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women and Parasite.
Joker and 1917 were middling for me.
Didn’t care for The Irishman, Ford V. Ferrari or Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
So overall this was a mixed year for me. The only film I would have been really enthused about getting nominations/wins this awards season was The Farewell and that didn’t happen.I strongly recommend giving some of these movies a chance though…January 15, 2020 at 3:41 am #1203285475
I’ve gotta admit… I hopped into this thread expecting a takedown of homogeneous categories and predictable races with at most 2 viable winners rather than an “all of these movies don’t appeal to me” rant.
I mean, it’s a pretty bad year (for compelling awards – not movies as a whole) when Visual Effects seems like the most unpredictable dart throw category right now.January 15, 2020 at 5:34 am #1203285569
I think this might be the most stellar year for Best Picture nominees in a long time. I’ve seen Joker, Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari, Marriage Story, and The Irishman so far and thought all of them except The Irishman were fantastic! 4 of those films are in my Top 5 of the year. You really should actually see these movies before making any brash judgements about them. At least give Parasite a try: it’s my favorite movie since Fury Road and almost everyone who’s seen it loves it.
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
Best Screenplay: Soul
John's Best of 2021
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Direction: Nomadland
Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Fishback
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahJanuary 15, 2020 at 5:39 am #1203285578
I have to agree with the title that THIS OSCAR SEASON IS BORING AS HELL…………I hope we see some upsets because there has been a lot of SNUBS this seasonJanuary 15, 2020 at 6:10 am #1203285624
I love five of the BP nominees (1917, Parasite, Little Women, Marriage Story and Ford v Ferrari) – love 3 of the 5 Actor nominees (Driver, Banderas, Pryce), all 4 of the actresses I have seen (haven’t seen Erivo), 4 of the 5 Supporting Actors (everyone but Pitt), and everyone but Dern – there are some truly GREAT nominees! The problem is that the winners are terrible this year, at least for me, which makes it a dull awards season. Hoping for miracles and upset winners!January 15, 2020 at 6:18 am #1203285626
Hoping for some upsets at the BAFTA but otherwise it has been boring as hell
Director: Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland"
Actor: Delroy Lindo, "Da 5 Bloods"
Actress: Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"
Supporting Actor: Glynn Turman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, "Minari"
"Don't be a Republican" - Lady Bird RonanJanuary 15, 2020 at 6:22 am #1203285630
-The Best picture lineup is really great and better than last year.
-The best actor lineup is better than last year
-The best actress lineup is not as good as last year but solid.
-The supporting actor lineup is better than last year
-The supporting actress lineup is terrible.
The winners are mostly terrible (Renee, Dern, and Pitt).January 15, 2020 at 6:27 am #1203285635
This season is the best since 2016 when Leo won for the revenant.January 15, 2020 at 6:29 am #1203285638
A lot of the movies and performances are great but from what we’re seeing all four Acting categories are going to be sweeps, which is incredibly boring.
Still pulling for a few upsets!January 15, 2020 at 6:31 am #1203285642
Disagree with the content of the main post. To summarize what others have said, the race is dull but the movies are excellent.
Side note, certain large categories like best Picture, Director, Screenplays, Editing are still exciting. It’s the acting races and certain locked up techs (cinematography, sound, etc) that make it more predictable.
Top 3 Films of the Year: Parasite, The Farewell, OUATIHJanuary 15, 2020 at 6:52 am #1203285693
Speak for yourself. I loved this Oscar season. So many auteur driven films and indie gems. Loved the nominations as well. A year where Brad Pitt and Joaquin Phoenix win competitive Oscars? Come on!January 15, 2020 at 7:07 am #1203285741
The acting categories are boring as hell this year (which usually are the most fun).January 15, 2020 at 8:02 am #1203285834
Oh boy, this season is really, really dull so far. To be honest, I have no desire to see nearly any of the contenders and I’ve only seen Little Women which was good but I still prefer the 1994 version.I don’t care about war films so 1917 and JoJo Rabbit are out, Joker looks terrible, The Irishman looks like the same old same old Scorsese film,Once Upon A Time In Hollywood looks like the same old same old Tarantino film, Marriage Story looks pretty contrived, and I couldn’t care less about Ford and Ferrari. Call me negative and close minded but this season feels like a dumpster fire. And most of the races aren’t that exciting either.
You haven’t watched any of them, you numbskull. That’s why it’s boring to you.
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