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January 18, 2023 at 3:54 am #1205250271
The reason why animated movies rarely get Best Picture nominations is the Actors. They’re the biggest voting group at the Oscars and they probably don’t want to consider voting for movies that they might consider don’t have “real acting”. The directors also seem very against even nominating a director for an animated movie, probably because they don’t consider “giving notes to animators” the same as being on a “real” film set.
Animated movies should get the recognition at the Oscars that they deserve. Soul should have easily been a BP nominee in 2021. Easily. No questions asked. Especially with 10 nominees, 1 of them should be animated if there’s a great animated movie that year (which very often there is).January 15, 2023 at 1:15 pm #1205244958
Top Gun will be the winner. It’s the easiest choice. Remember, Oscar voters aren’t critics. They don’t have to watch movies to write reviews. I don’t remember the last time a blockbuster with the quality of Top Gun, loved by critics and audience, and with a potencial nomination in directing was nominated for BP.
I remember. It was last year. Dune was loved by critics & audiences, had much better chances than Top Gun of getting a nomination in directing and was actually nominated for Screenplay. Dune even won the 2 awards that Top Gun looks most likely to take home (Cinematography & Editing), plus 4 additional ones. And it still was not even among the top contenders for Best Picture.January 12, 2023 at 11:11 am #1205239236
Crazy, they went for 2 StarWars shows. Is Obi-Wan happening at the Emmys? It got DGA & now this.January 11, 2023 at 1:55 am #1205234498
I don’t get why anyone at the moment would believe in a Top Gun win for Best Picture. We’ve got 3 films that have gotten much stronger wins & nominations anywhere else in Banshees, Fabelmans & EEAAO, who are in a tight race for the Oscars. We can talk again about Top Gun winning if they get a DGA nomination or manage to get a Screenplay & Director nomination at Oscar Nominations morning, but right now, there is just nothing to suggest Top Gun is winning.January 10, 2023 at 8:59 am #1205230441
I don’t know if it’s really The Mandalorian vs. Andor for a nomination. I think it would be foolish to believe that The Mandalorian got into the category in 2020 & 2021 just because “There was nothing else”. It had the most nominations at the 2021 Emmys, it was probabaly the show most likely to win if The Crown hadn’t dominated that year. So unless there is a major drop in quality for Season 3, The Mandalorian is definitely getting into Best Drama Series again.
And Andor is performing much better at the moment than any show that could throw it out of the 8, tbh. If the sure Top 6 for this category at the moment are BCS, The Crown, HOTD, The Last of Us, Succession & The Mandalorian, who would there be to deny Andor the nomination?
The Boys aint happening if we look at the winter awards, The Handmaid’s Tale is out too. Am I missing someone? Probabaly. But even then, as well as Andor is doing right now, I think a double StarWars nomination is closer than ever (granted The Mandalorian doesn’t drop the ball with Season 3)January 1, 2023 at 12:11 pm #1205217851
Why are we talking about how “Hollywood & The Oscars are out of touch with audiences” in a year where Top Gun: Marverick & Avatar: The Way of Water (aka the 2 highest grossing movies of the year) are both surely getting a Best Picture nom?
If there was ever a year to make that argument, this year isn’t that year. Not to mention that with Glass Onion, there’s another movie, that has been watched by a lot of people, which looks to be in contention to grab the 10th spot & with Everything Everywhere a mutltiverse-action comedy is in top contention for the Best Picture win.December 7, 2022 at 1:45 pm #1205182089
What do you guys think the chances are of Andor getting a nom for Best Drama Series now? The Critics Choice nom is definitely a nice indicator of it being seen and considered by awards shows and it’s placing very high in the Metacritic’s aggregate for the End of Year lists. Is there a path for it? Or will 2 StarWars shows just never happen?
It seems like current contenders for a spot seem to be Better Call Saul, The Boys, House of the Dragon, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale & Andor, with Succession, The Last of Us & The Mandalorian still to come out. So that would mean that Andor is atleast in the Top 9 contenders. Or have I missed any big ones? Probably.
Is this a fool’s hope or can Andor actually make it?November 14, 2022 at 9:21 am #1205150920
Let’s hope this will get the Andor Sweep going. The show deserves a bigger viewership, but more importantly for this forum, it deserves Emmy noms. Like come on, Skarsgard, Gough and Serkis should have absolutely zero problems getting their acting noms. This show should easily get writing and directing noms. Easily. Kind of weird to think that The Crown will probably get a lot more nominations than Andor, even though it hasn’t been half as good recieved. But hey, that’s awards show for you.November 5, 2022 at 11:52 am #1205142673
I will just again try my best to get some kind of ‘Andor’ campaign started. An incredible show, that surely would be a front runner in a lot of categories if it aired on HBO. Andor should be a lock in every single tech category, and easily get a nomination for it’s writing and directing. Especially the writing is top-shelf stuff. And I can’t believe the acting gets overlooked as well. Andy Serkis should probably be the front runner for Guest Actor after the latest episode. Denise Gough & Stellan Skarsgard should be in the conversation for a spot in the Supporting categories. Andor is top-level filmmaking that really has something to say. It’d be a shame if the Emmys couldn’t recognize that.October 27, 2022 at 10:04 pm #1205135028
That might have been true with a much better singer. There’s nothing emotional or effective about her vocals here.
You seem to not like Rihanna very much (which is fine and I’m not someone who is a Rihanna fanboy or anything close to that at all), but there is nothing wrong here about her vocal performance, any professional musician or music producer will tell you that. If the song doesn’t get nominated or doesn’t win, it won’t be because the vocals in the song are bad (because they aren’t).October 27, 2022 at 9:54 pm #1205135018
“Lift Me Up” is a lot better than “Hold my Hand” in my opinion. Just has an emotional aspect to it that Gaga’s song doesn’t. Yes, it’s very simple, but for me it’s also very effective. Especially as it will be the last thing people hear after a very emotional film is done, I think this has much higher chances to win. Do Academy voters even remember “Hold my Hand” at this point?October 19, 2022 at 2:25 pm #1205126250
Where’s the Andor love? Like seriously. It’s a phenomenal show. Every aspect of that show is worthy of Emmy attention and somehow it’s getting none. Andor should be an easy shoe-in for all the technical nominations (and even there is somehow not in the discussion), and Supporting Actor nominations should be discussed. It’s making me sad how little Andor is even able to get in the conversation when most people that see it love it.October 4, 2022 at 9:06 am #1205106680
This year is an embarrasment of riches in this category, espeically for genre entertainement. That one can make a prediction with 4 genre shows on it and still miss The Mandalorian, Andor & Rings of Power shows how competitive this year truely is.
I kind of feel bad for Andor, it seems to be a show everyone who sees it really likes and a show that has amazing acting performances from everyone (Andor could probably just fill up the entire guest actor categories, and we’re only at episode 4) and is technically really well crafted, yet will probably be entirely ignored. It’s weird how there is no awards buzz for it despite it being very highly rated (on many sites almost equal or higher than HOTD). Strange. Atleast to me (Someone who very much enjoys the show).October 2, 2022 at 12:53 am #1205104677
Andor should be a major contender for the below the line categories. It should have absolutely no problem getting nominated for Cinematography, Production Design, Costumes, Score, VFX & the Sound categories. Argubly should be in the winning conversation for Production Design, Cinematography, Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes & Casting.September 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm #1205097887
The Mandalorian season 1 didn’t have anywhere near as much momentum though at this stage of the race (outside of support from the television critics).
The Mandalorian Season 1 came out in November, HOTD is gonna be done by then. Hardly a fitting comparison. I’m pretty sure The Mandalorian missed eligibility for all major winter awards, with the first season releasing new episodes until Early January.
House of the Dragon was likely able to build an early lead on Andor due to it’s release date and a lead on The Rings of Power due to being better recieved. I think we’re gonna see over time which of these 3 shows will become a major contender and the others will probably (as far as awards chances are concerned) fall away.Not now