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    smurty11
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    Allison Williams deserved recognition for her work in Get Out. Mindblowing that she missed out on a Supporting Nom.

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    Mad Max: Fury Road did not deserve the awards buzz it got. It was just another movie. This review encapsulates my opinion: https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Clever-touches-enliven-two-hour-Mad-Max-6263383.php

    I absolutely agree. It’s a good movie but in my opinion, the story is not very strong. 80% of the scenes are car chase scenes and after an hour, it got a little boring.

    FYC Decade Awards: La La Land (in all categories)

    FYC: Big Little Lies, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Reese Witherspoon

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    I understand the Academy’s bias against genre movies, no matter how well-executed (horror, coming-of-age comedy, action), since their story and construction are less original by nature. So all the more power to films like Get out or Parasite which were embraced by the Academy.

    I do not understand why Lady Bird is that much more highly praised than other well-made high school comedies like Edge of Seventeen or Booksmart, which are much funnier than Lady Bird. Admittedly, those other films don’t have Laurie Metcalf.

    Moody action movies with little plot/dialogue (Revenant, Mad Max, 1917, etc.) are simply more boring than faster-paced action movies.

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    I absolutely agree. It’s a good movie but in my opinion, the story is not very strong. 80% of the scenes are car chase scenes and after an hour, it got a little boring.

    I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but in my opinion one of Fury Road’s biggest strengths is the simplicity of it’s story. Not getting caught up in copious amounts of background lore or tangential plot lines or overabundance of characters allows the film to be very streamlined, and focus on subtle world building (the type that asks more questions than answers and leaves you wanting more), great characterization (Nux’s search for validation, Max finding something to fight for, Furiosa looking for redemption but running away from it) and strong themes (feminism, acceptance, and finding your place in the world) that don’t feel preachy.

    Academy-Award winners:

    Parasite: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay

    Joker: Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix

    Jojo Rabbit: Best Adapted Screenplay

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    Gabriel Guarin
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    If your movie is able to get a nomination at SAG, then the late release explanation/excuse that people use for why it didn’t get a certain nomination is instantly invalid in my books. They simply chose not to nominate said movie in a certain category; that’s how I feel about The Revenant missing SAG Ensemble.

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    Shallow is boring and a bad song, would have liked All the Stars to win but that was never happening unfortunately

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    Big Hero 6 was a really good film and good Oscar winner. I think it’s underrated because it’s been overshadowed by Frozen and Zootopia, and because it won over How to Train Your Dragon 2 (which I also liked) and The Lego Movie (which wasn’t even nominated).

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    I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but in my opinion one of Fury Road’s biggest strengths is the simplicity of it’s story. Not getting caught up in copious amounts of background lore or tangential plot lines or overabundance of characters allows the film to be very streamlined, and focus on subtle world building (the type that asks more questions than answers and leaves you wanting more), great characterization (Nux’s search for validation, Max finding something to fight for, Furiosa looking for redemption but running away from it) and strong themes (feminism, acceptance, and finding your place in the world) that don’t feel preachy.

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    Exactly. Mad Max not being story-driven doesn’t negate the pure filmmaking achievement it is

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    M: The Original
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    Shallow is boring and a bad song, would have liked All the Stars to win but that was never happening unfortunately

    Outside of her horn making sound in the middle of the song it isn’t special.

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    I’m not complaining, as I believe Bong Joon-ho was an absolutely incredible and extremely deserving winner, but I still think that Sam Mendes was the most deserving director that year. However, I acknowledge that it’s close, and while I preferred Mendes, Bong is still fantastic and earned his Oscar.

    With the exception of Mad Max’s year, I probably would’ve voted for Bong every other year this decade.

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    Shallow is boring and a bad song, would have liked All the Stars to win but that was never happening unfortunately

    Always Remember Us This Way was the best song in the movie, but they wanted to honor the duet.

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    I’m not sure whether or not this is unpopular, and I’ll admit I haven’t seen the entire movie, but from some clips I’ve seen, the dialogue in Green Book is so contrived, particularly coming from Shirley: “They were wrong to treat me that way and you paid them for it.” “That is not great at all, that is embarrassing.” Maybe it’s just me, but lines like these feel very amateurish.

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    It’s not a bad thing that many technical category nominations end up being BP nominees, because one should consider not the difficulty of the craft, but rather how much it overall enhanced the quality of the film.

    So for example, the Lion King’s visual effects may have been the most difficult / impressive for all I know, but it really didn’t enhance the quality of the film so it shouldn’t be rewarded. 1917’s VFX was probably less difficult, but it really helped the film.

    Similarly, FvF’s car race editing was great, yes, but I personally feel Parasite deserved it because its editing singularly made the film’s pacing immaculate.

    Same goes (to a lesser extent) to performances: Great performances in mediocre biopics (Imitation Game, Iron Lady, etc.) should be less frequently recognized. While their performances went a long way to make the film serviceable, they didn’t really transform the quality of the film.

    On the flip side, Emma Stone should’ve gotten an Oscar nomination for Easy A (her best performance to date). That’s a performance that truly elevated the quality of an ok film.

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    I’m not sure whether or not this is unpopular, and I’ll admit I haven’t seen the entire movie, but from some clips I’ve seen, the dialogue in Green Book is so contrived, particularly coming from Shirley: “They were wrong to treat me that way and you paid them for it.” “That is not great at all, that is embarrassing.” Maybe it’s just me, but lines like these feel very amateurish.

    This shouldn’t be an unpopular opinion. I wouldn’t have given Green Book any of its wins but Original Screenplay pissed me off the most. It’s the reason for most of the film’s problems.

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    I’m not complaining, as I believe Bong Joon-ho was an absolutely incredible and extremely deserving winner, but I still think that Sam Mendes was the most deserving director that year. However, I acknowledge that it’s close, and while I preferred Mendes, Bong is still fantastic and earned his Oscar. With the exception of Mad Max’s year, I probably would’ve voted for Bong every other year this decade.

    Nah, Bong or Scorsese should have won.

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