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February 16, 2019 at 5:25 am #1202778152
Those percentages for the animated shorts are exactly the order I put them in as well. While Bao and One Small Step had better animation, I preferred the story, the music, and the voice acting of Late Afternoon.February 16, 2019 at 3:47 am #1202778111
Why are people thinking Skin can win? It was awful! What a terrible winner it would be. It’s interesting how people can see the same films and have opposite reactions. Lifeboat wasn’t very good in my opinion yet someone else thinks it should win, etc.
I find it interesting that people were most uncomfortable at what for me were the best films, End Game and Detainment. Perhaps it’s my Buddhist training, I wasn’t uncomfortable at all!February 15, 2019 at 3:52 pm #1202777857
Just got home from seeing the Oscar nominees for Live Action and Animated Shorts.
Live Action: the best in my opinion is Detainment. It is the best produced, directed, acted, photographed and edited of the five film. The boy who plays John was stunning. The audience I was with was on the edge of their seats. I was emotionally devastated by it. I read the controversy and all I will say about it is that these type of true stories always get such heat. The film is based on the actual transcripts and was stunning. (Ireland)
I loved Marguerite, albeit it was very slight. Two beautiful performances by the two actresses. Quiet and serene, with a beautiful script. (Canada – in French)
Madre (Mother) was a nail-biter but it had no ending and I always feel cheated – is the kid alright? The two actresses and the boy on the telephone all gave terrific performances. I noticed the copyright was 2016? (Spain)
Fauve was interesting but I found the two boys to be brats and not very endearing. It was well made but it didn’t add up for me as emotionally satisfying. (Canada – in French)
Skin – all I can say is I hated this one, everything about it and couldn’t wait for it to end. Just hated it. Blech!
Animated: my favorite was definitely Late Afternoon. It moved me the most, had beautiful music, the best script. This was from Ireland and featured Fionuala Flanagan as Emily.
Bao was really good, with terrific animation – one of the two best in terms of the animation. But the story was weak for me, and the charm wore thin quickly.
One Small Step also had great animation. I’m not sure why I had resistance towards it? In some ways it was probably better written and had equal animation to Bao but Bao was more charming.
Animal Behavior – despite some laughs I was put off by it’s humanizing the animals in the therapy group. The animation wasn’t all that great. It was good but not great.
Weekends – somebody earlier said this was their favorite; it was my least favorite, I really disliked it. The animation was in my opinion awful and I didn’t like the story. Blech!
I am rooting for Detainment, Late Afternoon and End Game to win the short subjects Oscars. I always find these categories impossible to predict! Years in which I have just gone with whatever is first in the odds on here they have been wrong wrong wrong! So this year I am just going with the ones that I honestly think ought to win.February 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm #1202776813
I am convinced that Regina King is going to win. But everybody just predict whoever you think it will be, and whoever is right gets bragging rights! (: (it’s o.k. to be wrong about it)February 14, 2019 at 11:06 am #1202776131
That was a very nice Valentine’s day episode (: Parts of it felt like a Friday cliff-hanger episode (Kate flatlining and Hope drawing her gun on Ben outside the cabin), but parts of it felt like a Valentine’s day episode (John and Marlena, and esp. Will and Sonny! Very romantic!) (:
Glad that Chad got Jordan to give Charlotte back to Abigail but his telling her that he killed her brother was an interesting way to go about it! (Quick thinking on his part, he still hasn’t told Abigail it isn’t true yet!) (;February 14, 2019 at 10:15 am #1202776052
I am actually a bit worried this could be the beginning of the end for Days ): Could this lawsuit be to get some money before the end? It seems like whenever there are lawsuits in daytime it doesn’t go well for us fans.February 14, 2019 at 8:24 am #1202775934
I have always been curious as to why when someone who is innocent of the crime(s) they are accused of then commit new crime(s) while proving their innocence why they then don’t face charges for those new crimes? Ben holding a gun on police officers is a crime, right? Of course Hope has committed crimes too and she is allowed to be a police commissioner! I know: soap logic and real world logic are miles apart! (;
I need for Will to be given better material. I am hoping once this story ends they give him something powerful for the rest of the year.
I have read there will be a new serial killer in Salem? I suppose so that Hope can think it’s Ben again (and again and again)… sometimes things that are posted wind up just being rumors and not true though.February 14, 2019 at 8:18 am #1202775931
I am curious to know if the whole academy membership gets to vote in the short subjects categories or it voted on by committee? Seems to me one would have to see all the nominees to make a worthwhile vote.
I am seeing the live action shorts tomorrow and I am so looking forward to them! (:February 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm #1202775209
I have read that Matt Cohen is leaving GH ): I hope this isn’t so? Anybody know for certain? I suppose he doesn’t have much now that Kiki is gone and bridges have been burned with Ava. I enjoy Griffin very much and would be sad to see him go. (especially since he is one of the few doctors on the show).
This is the only one of the four shows I am really enjoying at the moment. Soaps have a way of bouncing back and conversely going from great to awful in a hurry. Worried about where the show will go once the Ryan story is over. Enjoying it immensely for now though.February 13, 2019 at 8:53 am #1202774569
I am sticking with Regina King. Can’t wait for the 24th to finally get here! (:February 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm #1202773754
Today’s episode was excellent! (: Loved that Jordan is wising up, figuring out that the evidence against Franco isn’t adding up – she still intends to “throw the book at him” but she has ulterior motives. (I do wish Vinessa Antoine were still playing the role, but the new actress is very good too).
While Laura is wrong Genie Francis played the hell out of her scenes today with Franco!
Cameron raising his concerns to Liz was well played, Drew coming over and defending Franco was great.
Always a delight to see Spencer and looking forward to his telling Laura about the election tampering!
Maxie starting to get wise as to what is really going on with Valentin and that it hinges on Sasha… I am enjoying the characters figuring things out!
The show has been the best of the four lately, very enjoyable!February 12, 2019 at 8:25 am #1202773366
This is the category with the most suspense. I am hoping they do it first so that we won’t have to wait for hours to find out who the winner is! (: “Reh”gina (Regina) or “Ray”chel (Rachel)? Most likely one of those two! (:February 12, 2019 at 5:56 am #1202773262
^I am hoping to see them on Sunday. So far I have only seen Late Afternoon, which I love, so I have that tentatively in first until I see the rest of them. I am seeing Live Action shorts on Friday (: So glad they are available where I live to see on a big screen!February 12, 2019 at 4:20 am #1202773193
^Over the years I have learned that nothing is ever a lock in the Short Subjects categories! (; I have noticed that heavy favorites often lose to nominees that are in 4th or 5th place (in the odds) on a regular basis!February 12, 2019 at 4:17 am #1202773185
^so it’s the same as the Daytime Emmys, which then assigns the other pre-nominees all 6’s (not sure if the Oscars just leave the other 3 nominees off completely or do it this way?). Low point score wins.