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January 30, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203319753
Appreciate the link but I’m not falling for that. C’mon, how can any of you actually believe Parasite has a shot at winning BAFTA? The movie hasn’t even been released there yet? It’s not just the voters seeing the movie, it’s having to compete against 1917 on its home turf. This is one to bet your house on!
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 29, 2020 at 8:15 pm #1203319230
By that logic America sabotaged Portrait of a Lady on Fire by wide releasing it months after the Oscars are over (technically it was France that ruined that film’s chances, but you get my drift).
You’re using an example of a film that didn’t gain traction anywhere. My point is that when it comes to Parasite, UK’s release date is an outlier relative to all other countries. The UK is the only country to have a release date that late! Do you think that’s by accident?
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"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 22, 2020 at 7:19 pm #1203299612
I am looking at the Experts predictions and I see a lot of Parasite for DGA.
Though Mendes is completely deserving to be considered for Best Director, I don’t think there’s enough to put him over Bong. 1917 is a fantastic film heavy-laden with cinematography and technical brilliance…but for me, that’s it. It didn’t pull me emotionally as I would’ve expected nor did it offer a message any different from Dunkirk or Saving Private Ryan. Yes, the single-shot made you feel like you’re there, but I felt in order to get there I needed Deakins’ cinematography. IMO he had just as much of a role in making the film look & feel the way it did as Mendes.
Whereas Bong had a lot more to work with in order for the film to succeed the way it did. For instance, making the humor work in a foreign language, blending different genres to work seamlessly, and infusing social commentary without it being in your face. Every shot & frame I felt had a purpose. The pacing from start to end was perfect. The acting ensemble was incredible…not one character was weak. One after the other, Bong hit it out of the park. It’s why you’re hearing a lot of people calling this film a masterpiece. It’s why Bong is still in this to win, and IMO is the deserving winner.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 21, 2020 at 3:07 pm #1203297398
Y’all are tripping. Parasite over Seven Samurai??? Seven Samurai is one of the greatest films of all time regardless of language. Has to be no 1 for me.
It was tough, bro. But I couldn’t stop thinking about Parasite for months. It just infiltrated my brain.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm #1203293713
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 11:45 am #1203292537
OUATIH is on life support here, if they lose Best Ensemble tonight then they’re shut out of the guilds apart from Brad Pitt. No ACE/Eddie (Parasite won), PGA (1917 won), SAG Ensemble (Parasite or The Irishman), likely out of DGA (between Bong & Mendes) and it’s ineligible for WGA (which will likely go to Parasite for Orig.). The no editing nom will be the prevailing narrative and it will likely end whatever momentum they had before.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 11:30 am #1203292505
Thanks for pointing out that PGA is only producers voting. That’s an excellent point that even I didn’t think much of myself but you’re absolutely right.
Important to note that directors can vote at the PGA if they’re credited as producers. But they cannot have double votes at the Academy as they’re only to vote from only one branch.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203292498
You know, I’ve never viewed BAFTA as a conservative voting bloc. They take more chances than Oscar irrespective of the nationality of the film’s.
Perhaps you could provide examples. Denzel got zero BAFTAs. They call their equivalent of the Academy’s Best Foreign Language Film, the pejorative title of “Best Film Not in an English Language”. There’s a whole movement out there that calls them out for being too white. When I meant conservative, I meant they like to stick to films that are their own. But I don’t blame them and they have every right to vote however way they feel. As a Canadian, I wished we had a CAFTA where we can celebrate our own films. No hate here.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 11:03 am #1203292439
I think 1917’s win took more out of OUATIH than it did with Parasite b/c it needed something to dispel the buzz about it missing the editing nom.
Tonight is a must-win for both OUATIH and Parasite, but OUATIH has more to lose than Parasite…because if ONCE loses tonight its odds will drop from #1 to #3 (depending on whether Parasite wins) in a span of 24 hours. If Parasite loses, it’ll still keep its #3 spot…but if it wins, it will vault to #2 and be the lone contender left to challenge 1917 up until the Oscar night.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 19, 2020 at 10:51 am #1203292403
don’t have answers to what could upset but Gravity (While also being a british film and being a survival showy drama like 1917) still failed to win the BAFTA.
I think British voters weren’t fully embracing Gravity as their own since it was directed by a Mexican and featured two American movie stars.
But BAFTA has a long history of siding with their films over what would be an eventual BP winner:
– 4 Weddings & a Funeral over Forrest Gump in 1995.
– Sense & Sensibility in 1996 over Braveheart (& Apollo 13 which was the heavy favorite)
– Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan in 1999.
– The Fully Monty over Titanic in 1998.
– LOTR #1 over The Beautiful Mind in 2002.
– The Queen over The Departed in 2007.
The only time BAFTA surprised me was last year, when it rewarded Roma over The Favourite…yes, a foreign film beating a British contender (third highest odds that yr if I’m not mistaken) in the super conservative BAFTA. That clearly won’t happen this year, but can you imagine Parasite winning it over 1917 on its own home turf when the movie isn’t even out there yet?
But yes, 1917 will win big at BAFTA, no question about it.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 15, 2020 at 8:00 am #1203285830
Meryl Streep. She’s never presented BP before and she’s not a nominee in any categories this year.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 15, 2020 at 7:52 am #1203285817
Predicting it’ll be Joaquin-Renee-Pitt-Dern, however if there’s an upset that could happen…it’s with Renee not winning and it’ll likely be Charlize.
Predicting the Ensemble category is a tough one. It’s between OUATIH, The Irishman and Parasite. I think the most deserving winner is Parasite b/c of how balanced & stellar each of the cast members are from top to bottom. But the star power is strong with the other two. I’ve got a hunch this will go to OUAITH.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 13, 2020 at 8:03 pm #1203283010
Yes, parasite does have a wide appeal. But don’t think he is incorrect though. Seeems to be the groups he listed definitely pefer parasite over the other 3. Parasite even won best picture from some women and lgtbq critics groups (over actual female led and lgtbq films).
Exactly as you said, the list isn’t just limited to these ppl. Of course, I know Parasite is wildly popular with a lot of white ppl. But you ask a group of Koreans which film they’d root for it’s going to be “Parasite” by a far margin compared to a group of random white folks, that’s for sure.
"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."January 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm #1203282982
1917: War vets, BFI members, BAFTA.
Actually what I find ironic is that war vets are probably the least to watch 1917 b/c of PTSD issues.
Brits for sure would love 1917 but that’s all I got. LOL
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