Since Boseman will be in lead, maybe. I can’t wait to see Dance—then we might really know. But for now, I think Odom Jr. is, somewhat disappointingly, the frontrunner. I didn’t love the film, though (I thought it was just good), and I still have to see On the Rocks (and Da 5 Bloods).
David Walters replied to the topic The Best Best Picture Nominee of Each Year Since Expansion in the forum Movies 1 month, 1 week ago
2009: The Hurt Locker (haven’t seen A Serious Man, District 9, or Up in the Air)
2010: The King’s Speech (The Social Network and Black Swan are a close second and third, respectively; haven’t seen 127 Hours)
2011: Hugo (haven’t seen War Horse)
2012: Amour (one of my favourite films of all time)
2013: Nebraska (Dallas Buyers Club is a close…[Read more]
David Walters replied to the topic The Worst Best Picture Nominee of Each Year Since Expansion in the forum Movies 1 month, 2 weeks ago
2009: Inglourious Basterds (have not seen A Serious Man, District 9, or Up in the Air)
2010: Winter’s Bone (have not seen 127 Hours)
2011: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (I actually liked this movie, but it is still the weakest of the ones I have seen; have not seen War Horse)
2012: Life of Pi
2013: American Hustle
2014: American Sniper
Adam Driver, Marriage Story (have not seen Pain and Glory or The Two Popes)
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet (have not seen Judy)
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (have not seen The Two Popes)
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Christian Bale, Vice (have not seen At Eternity’s Gate)
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
1995 (so probably some repeats, and in no particular order):
A Goofy Movie
Dead Man Walking
Honorable Mention as the only other film from 1995 that I have seen but didn’t like much: Clueless.
I need to catch up on films from my birth year.
Here I suspect I am in the minority again, but I love Jojo Rabbit. It is the film from last year that I have seen the most, and it makes me happy every time. Honey Boy deserved more awards attention. I should mention that I haven’t seen Judy yet. Marriage Story and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were both just-misses in Picture, and I should…[Read more]
Sorry, I fell behind! I hope it’s okay that I’m posting my winners so late. I am loving the updates to the old ceremonies! It always annoys me how they covered multiple years in the beginning with the eligibility period…
I tried to right category fraud in this year, but I had to nominate Chalamet. I love all the mentions of Tyree Henry! He was…[Read more]
Coco was a film that was made for me. I had to give it Best Picture. I cry every time. I have not seen Call Me by Your Name yet, but I am planning to soon. I absolutely love all of my winners, though. I think this is the first time where every single category had a different winner for me (granted, it is only the main categories).
I am a fan of La La Land, but I tried to spread the wealth. Queen of Katwe is such an under-seen gem. This was a very good, very diverse year for film!
La La Land – WINNER
Queen of Katwe
The Birth of a Nation
Manchester by the Sea
I could not find room for Tangerine or Grandma anywhere (I am treating The Witch as a 2016 release). Richard Kind was barely surpassed by Lewis Black for Inside Out, and I wish I could have included Phyllis Smith. Lembit Ulfsak was also a just miss for Tangerines. I didn’t love Bridge of Spies (good but not great) or The Big Short, and I felt the…[Read more]
Edited to include The Babadook; thank you @Sab227 for that reminder! How I forgot to include this film, I will never know. (Well, actually, it’s because I’m using Wikipedia’s “2014 in film” as a jumping off point, but how they didn’t include it…) I love love love The Babadook. Also edited to include Riz Ahmed, as I just completely forgot him,…[Read more]
2013 was another great year for movies! Steve McQueen was my most notable just miss here (also Joaquin Phoenix and Margo Martindale). I really didn’t like American Hustle, but loved Jennifer Lawrence in it.
I love The Way Way Back, and wish I could have given it more love, but Nebraska and Dallas Buyers Club are both incredible…[Read more]
Sorry I’m late! Here’s my 2012 list. What a great year; many more tough choices. However, Amour is one of my favourite films of all time, and thus an easy choice for Best Picture. 2013 I will post separately.
Amour – WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Master (runner-up)
Silver Linings Playbook
Once again, I have a Picture/Director split, because this was a great year. Admittedly, I cheated a little bit giving it to The Trip, because it is originally a TV series, but it is too good. Steve Coogan is absurdly underrated (though admittedly I didn’t like Alan Partridge that much). Rickman was my third place; almost my runner-up. As other…[Read more]
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