June 24, 2020 at 10:26 am #1203549883
Looking at what international contenders we know now, which could get into the top categories — picture, director, writing and acting.
Why do you think so?
Do you think the voters will recognize more international titles?June 24, 2020 at 10:41 am #1203549903
There is No Evil. We already know how much the Academy loves Iranian films having awarded the country Best Foreign Language film twice in one decade and I think if the annoying orange returns to the White House the film may have some political relevance that could propel it to top nominations (following its win in Berlin).
FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.June 24, 2020 at 5:28 pm #1203550716
If there was justice in the world of movies, it would be PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE in all applicable categories — not just Best Foreign Language film, but Best Picture as well, Director and Writing (Celine Sciamma), and Acting (both Noemie Merlant and Adele Haenel).
As long as I live, I’ll never understand why its distributor — also the distributor of PARASITE — did a 1-week qualifying run of PORTRAIT in 2019 when it already knew that its own PARASITE was an unstoppable juggernaut.
The fact that PORTRAIT will now never be recognized by the Oscars (or even the Golden Globes or Spirit Awards, for that matter — both of which it was nominated for, but lost to PARASITE) is a permanent stain on the Academy’s legitimacy and worth.June 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm #1203550724
Amour, Roma and Parasite all at the same decade. That’s a feat! I think we’ll have again another foreign film nominated for BP, but without Cannes to help is so hard to decide which one will be. I’ll just say to keep an eye on Poland.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!June 24, 2020 at 9:37 pm #1203550898
I don’t expect any foreign films to break through this year, since the 93rd Oscars will be all about huge contenders that got lucky enough to get major studio backing. But there will of course be other foreign nominees and winners in the future, especially with the expanded Best Picture field starting in 2021.
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: Youn Yuh-Jung
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahJune 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm #1203550905
I dont think there is one. Parasite had momentum you could not miss. Did not have to guess anything about it. I have to see a movie come anywhere close to that so far.June 25, 2020 at 2:59 am #1203551006
If anything, maybe Another Round. But probably not. The most that will get is Original Screenplay and Actor.
Director: Jane Campion
Actress: Kristen Stewart
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sup. Actress: Kirsten Dunst
Sup. Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee
Original: The Worst Person in the World
Adapted: The Power of the Dog
Cinematography/Editing/Score/Production Design/Sound: Dune
International Feature: The Worst Person in the WorldJune 25, 2020 at 3:31 am #1203551014
There isn’t going to be one right away. Parasite got its win partially because it had time to ramp up hype – Cannes Palme put it on Oscar voter’s lips, and it had enough time to build up that by the time TIFF came, it had hype and curiosity. This year, for reasons outside of anyone’s control, that cycle just won’t be able to happen.
I think there will be another Parasite this decade, but it is going to take a very well-planned campaign that isn’t countered.
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“Permanent stain”? Somewhat an overstatement, don’t you think? In fact, a darn silly thing to say when the Oscars have had so many idiocies in the past.
Yes, Portrait of a Woman on Fire is a wonderful film. Really excellent. But Parasite is a cinematic masterpiece, with incredible performances, top-of-the-line cinematography, unexcelled art direction, brilliant script. It was a really worthy winner of Best Picture and Best Director. I mean, it’s not as if some incompetent, sub-par film won!
Ketzi, get over it.June 25, 2020 at 4:43 am #1203551046
“Amour”, “Roma” and “Parasite” were easily three of the best films since the millennium. (And I thought “Roma” was robbed!!)June 25, 2020 at 6:40 am #1203551119
I agree. Portrait should have been nominated in some of those categories. It was a really good film.June 25, 2020 at 7:03 am #1203551144This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.Not now
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