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February 9, 2020 at 9:26 am #1203336360
My final predictions!
My final Oscar predictions:
Director: Sam Mendes
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix
Actress: Renée Zellweger
Supp. Actor: Brad Pitt
Supp. Actress: Scarlett Johansson
Adapted Screenplay: Greta Gerwig
Original Screenplay: Bong Joon HoFebruary 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm #1203324405
The WGA win for Parasite helps its chances to win the Oscar and rightfully so for Original Screenplay.
I still think Greta is going to win the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for Little Women.February 1, 2020 at 2:38 pm #1203324030
I’m a voter in the Spirit Awards, third year, and I’m happy with the choices I made. I stuck to my guns and in some of the acting categories, voted for non-Oscar nominees (hint) because I truly felt their performances were the best. So, we’ll see the results next Saturday. I’ll be attending a viewing party at the Film Independent offices, which is a lot of fun!January 29, 2020 at 6:29 pm #1203319157
Greta Gerwig is going to win the Oscar for Little Women in Adapted Screenplay. A woman hasn’t won in this category in 12 years, and she did an excellent job in adapting and modifying the screenplay for today’s audiences.
Jojo Rabbit? Please.January 28, 2020 at 6:03 pm #1203317611
I’ve seen 1917 twice and I spaced the viewings by 4 weeks apart, just to make sure I wasn’t over evaluating the brilliance of this film. Well, upon my second viewing last week, I stand my ground, it is a cinematic achievement in film making. The “video game” analogies make me laugh and shows people’s youthful ages. I trust older voters don’t see 1917 as a video game. If Bong doesn’t win the BAFTA for Best Director, which I highly doubt, I predict that for the first time in a while, 1917 will win Best Picture and Best Director, and deservedly so. The splits between the two categories have become tiring and predictable in ‘spreading the wealth’ strategic voting.January 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm #1203305403
I would say Parasite still has the advantage in the preferential ballot. Producers and Directors will out 1917 on top, but Writers, Actors, Editors, and many more will put Parasite way higher. And everyone will have it in their Top 3. Parasite is the type of film with such universal praise and wide appeal that I find it hard to imagine 1917 gathering more Top 3 votes when all the branches of the academy are taken into consideration.
Parasite is winning International Film. That’s it. If 1917 didn’t exist we wouldn’t be having this conversation. With a film like 1917 winning so much, there’s NO way Parasite will win Best Pic.January 25, 2020 at 11:24 pm #1203305349
I can’t deal with that clown anymore. Had to put him on my ignored list. He doesn’t realise PGA + DGA as a pair have only gone to one non BP winner in the last 25 years and that was La La Land which was of course a very special situation.
His level of delusion is kind of entertaining. LOL!January 25, 2020 at 10:57 pm #1203305241
Greta needed to win the Scripter award to pretty much seal her fate to win the Oscar. Little Women is such a joy to watch, freshened up for today’s audiences but without losing its 19th-century quaintness. She’s going to take home an Oscar this time.January 25, 2020 at 10:42 pm #1203305207
DGA predicts best director, not best picture. Nothing is over for Parasite yet, the same way it wasn’t for Spotlight or Moonlight a couple of years ago.
Once 1917 cleans up at the BAFTAs, winning the Oscars is inevitable. The British are going to support a most British war film over a cool Korean language soap-opera.
This is done.January 25, 2020 at 10:33 pm #1203305186
Congrats to Sam Mendes! I hoped he would win. This is brilliant!January 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm #1203303266
I think Chalamet has the potential to win an Oscar before his 29th birthday if everything was fair. He was outstanding in Beautiful Boy, but AMPAS didn’t want him to be a back to back Oscar nominee at 23, so they snubbed him. They see the kid has the talent already before he’s even 25. With each role, he gets better. He was great in The King too, with several Oscar clip scenes had the film been on any awards radar. I think the downside to Chalamet is that he’s too pretty, he’s an exceptionally good looking young man, with talent to boot, and that’s a threat to the old school older male voters who would rather avoid voting for him until he’s well into his 30s or possibly 40s. I dare think Florence Pugh or hell, Julia Butters may get an Oscar before Timmy, just out of spite.December 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm #1202429645
I haven’t had time to read this entire thread, but I will do so soon. I just want to add that in the past two weeks, I have seen CMBYN 3 times, and attended two Q&As. I absolutely LOVE this film. Even though I’m a straight female, I have always had a special kinship with gay men. I am so impressed with Timothee Chalamet, I just loved Elio, and Armie Hammer’s Oliver was so sexy. With Timothee winning the NY and LA critic’s awards, this positions him very strongly to actually win the Oscar, and he would be a most deserved winner.
I’ll be attending the Palm Springs Award Gala in January, and Timothee will be presented the Rising Star award. This kid has a brilliant future ahead and winning the Oscar will make him the male Jennifer Lawrence.November 19, 2017 at 9:36 am #1202415184
I saw Justice League on Saturday and I enjoyed it! I’m lucky to consider myself a fan of both the DC Comics and Marvel universes and I hold no biases or prejudices against either. So I went in very hopeful as I love Wonder Woman and Batman (The Christian Bale version reignited my love) and I was very pleased and entertained by the film. The audience I saw it with seemed to like the movie very much too. I know what people expect from COMIC book movies, but these are all made up super human characters doing super human things, in unbelievable world chaos scenarios. These are not meant to be Oscar fodder films, or even generate SAG best ensemble nominations. Comic book movies are suppose to be pure escapism where the viewer is suppose to suspend disbelief.
The focus on the Justice League’s box office is another weekly debate that the critics need to heckle about in an attempt to wield power over the masses who have come to rely on critics to tell them whether a film is worthy of their money/time or not. I’m glad I saw it and I would encourage others to see it too.