February 19, 2020 at 8:10 pm #1203353077
Here’s a to the Oscar nomination surprises and wins that you actually did call. This year, I called a few surprise nominations; the one I’m most proud of is calling Jojo Rabbit for Editing. One surprise nomination I’ll always be proud of is predicting Mel Gibson’s Directing nomination for Hacksaw Ridge. What are yours?February 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm #1203353091
Not exactly calling it but I had a huge gut feeling that JLo wouldn’t make it since October but I never listened to it even after she got snubbed at BAFTA because when I suggest it on other sites I got a lot of drags so I wasn’t confident in pulling that off ugh.
I should’ve listened to my gut.February 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm #1203353101
I mean… do the big parasite wins count?
the jlo snub has been brewing since the minute her hype started, I just couldn’t find someone convincing enough to replace her, I liked bates’ performance enough to be happy for her nomination but not so much that I’d predict her to get passion votes, and scarjo did nothing for me in jojoFebruary 19, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203353111
Mila Kunis for Black Swan for Supporting Actress. I knew that she would not get nominated because she did not deserve it.February 19, 2020 at 11:13 pm #1203353211
Buster scruggs getting in for original song. Haha
And I already had Malek as my winner even before the Globes.
I just love movies. And awards.February 19, 2020 at 11:19 pm #1203353217
Also when I refer to snubs and surprises, at least in terms of wins I’m referring to genuine upsets. Stuff like Parasite for Best Picture and Casey Affleck for Best Actor were fairly close calls.February 19, 2020 at 11:43 pm #1203353229
And as for surprise nominations, how many of you called Marina de Tavira for Roma, or Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, or Tom Hardy for The Revenant, etc?February 19, 2020 at 11:52 pm #1203353240
I predicted Ana Paquin’s & James Coburn wins correctly (all those years ago).
Also, Catherine Deneuve’s nominated for Indochine.February 20, 2020 at 1:25 am #1203353289
2017 noms – Robbie & Kaluuya, Logan & I, Tonya in editing (all at 100/1 odds)
2017 wins – The Solent Child & Icarus wins
2018 noms – Christopher Robin in VFX
2019 noms – Screenplays for Joker, Two Popes & Parasite (at 100/1 odds)
2019 wins – Bong in directorFebruary 20, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1203354095
I refused to predict Jlo until she showed up on SAG noms but then knew she was done after BAFTA. I had a feeling her diva antics and general absence of respect for her material (music and movies) would bite her in the ass. You can’t erase decades of critically panned ventures with one performance that is nowhere near Oscar bait
Best Actress - Viola Davis, Frances McDormand
Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
Best Supporting Actor - Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman
Best Picture - Nomadland
Best Director - Chloé Zhao
SAG Ensemble - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Cinematography - NomadlandFebruary 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm #1203354517
I knew Apollo 11 was going to be snubbed because of Won’t You Be My Neighbor last year, but I still predicted it because I had no idea what else would be nominated.
Also knew that 1917 wasn’t getting an Editing nom. The fact that so many people were predicting it after Birdman was foolish.
And of course I called the Parasite Best Picture win, although that wasn’t a huge surprise since Parasite was a solid 1nd and had a lot going for 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 Messiah
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