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October 22, 2019 at 11:57 am #1203147813
For the record, I think Johannson is every bit the equal to Driver in terms of a performance, even if Driver has a little more screen time. As far as “Oscar scenes” go, beyond the big meltdown argument with Driver (that one could say ultimately leaves as Driver’s scene), her first scene in Laura Dern’s office with the single take monologue about why she wants a divorce absolutely qualified in my eyes. It’s been a while since we got Best Actor/Actress winners from the same film (As Good As It Gets, a film much more solely from the man’s perspective than Marraiage Story), but Marriage Story would be a deserving choice.October 19, 2019 at 8:48 am #1203143655
For those lucky people who have seen Marriage Story already. Do you think it can go Comedy at Globes and probably also qualify as Comedy more than Drama.
Definitely a drama, comedy would be fraud of the highest order. BTW, it’s my favorite film of the year so far.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out what Gary Oldman is trying to do in “The Laundromat.”
Easy, Gary Oldman is just doing GoldmemberOctober 17, 2019 at 5:29 pm #1203141825
^ The Farewell is considered an original screenplay even if it’s based on a person’s telling of an actual eventOctober 13, 2019 at 9:07 am #1203134292
I mean, it will at least win Screenplay, and maybe Supporting Actor (though I’m predicting a Pacino upset), but not Picture or Director for sure.
Original Screenplay is extremely competitive this year (as it is most years). Tarantino already has two, I think Baumbach has at least an equally good chance of winning for Marriage Story or Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-wan for ParasiteOctober 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm #1203132878
Sony has a huge slate this year: besides Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, they also have Little Women (Columbia) and Pain and Glory (SPC) which aren’t listed yet. Also yet to see Knives Out for Lionsgate (could be a play for Original Screenplay).September 25, 2019 at 10:57 pm #1203103893
What are we predicting the shortlist will be?
My Guess (the shortlist is 9 films BTW):
-Parasite (South Korea)
-Pain and Glory (Spain)
-Les Miserables (France)
-Atlantics (Senegal) (Has not been submitted yet, I assume it will be and that Senegal is eligible to submit it)
-The Painted Bird (Czech Republic)
-Weathering With You (Japan)
-Honeyland (North Macedonia)
I think those are the 9 favorites right now along with The Chambermaid (Mexico), The Traitor (Italy) and The Whistlers (Romania)-or at least, those are the ones I’ve heard the most buzz and positive response for. There’s always at least one or two out of left field films on the shortlist and field of nominees, not surprising given the odd process for how they’re voted for. Of the 9 I mentioned, one’s animated and one’s a documentary so they’re naturally shakier than the others, same with The Painted Bird which is a brutal film to watch from what I’ve heard.September 25, 2019 at 9:28 am #1203101759
Yeah it’s apparently 3 and a half hours… There’s a trailer out already and it’s premiering at the New York Film Festival which is in like 2 days so they might release another one after that. OUATIH is also like 2 hours 45 mins so that would make it the longest Best picture winner since Gladiator in 2000 (I think, please correct me).
Last 3 hour+ BP winner was Return of the KingSeptember 21, 2019 at 10:36 pm #1203091673
its absolutely in contention for sounds and Score.
Black Panther broke the mold for the Score category (it was the first Marvel score to be nominated), but that was at least unique. I don’t see how Endgame’s score stands out compared to most other Marvel scores and I would be surprised at a nomination.September 21, 2019 at 8:33 am #1203090686
Noone can beat Michael Stuhlbarg who appeared in 3 best picture nominees: Call me by your name, Ladybird and The Post
1) Stuhlbarg appeared in Call Me By Your Name, The Post and The Shape of Water, not Ladybird
2) A handful of other actors have been in 3 Best Picture nominees: John C. Reilly did it in 2002 (Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours), while there were a number of them in the 30s (Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton, Adolph Menjou and Thomas Mitchell)