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January 20, 2020 at 11:48 pm #1203296041
The question is Why didn’t Pan’s Labyrinth win best foreign language film despite winning in three other categories?
That was during a time when there’s a rule that only Academy members who have seen ALL the Foreign Film candidates in special, designated screenings can vote in the category. This rule has resulted in quite a number of upsets in this category. And again, a lot the members who have time to do this are usually old and white so they have a largely specific taste.
Apart from Pan’s Labyrinth, there’s Amelie which despite being nominated in multiple categories including Best Screenplay still lost to No Man’s Land in Foreign Language. Pretty sure both of these would’ve made it to Best Picture if they had the expanded slate in their respective years.January 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm #1203291287
Since it is for fun, let’s go for it.
The rich family
Jake Gyllenhaal – The Husband
Michelle Dockery – The Wife
Thomasin McKenzie – The Daughter
Archie Yates – The Son
The poor family
Willem Dafoe – The Husband
Laurie Metcalf – The Wife
Elle Fanning – The Daughter
Patrick Schwarzenegger – The Son
Annette Bening – Former Housemaid
Bill Camp – Former Housemaid’s Husband
I think if you HAVE to remake Parasite in America, race and racism should be layered into the story to justify the remake. One of these families should be cast with people of color.January 14, 2020 at 10:04 pm #1203285216
Meryl Streep.January 9, 2020 at 6:40 pm #1203273101
For those trying to predict this, out of nowhere surprise nominees are nominees little to no precursor support that pop up in the nominations list. They come in three forms that sometimes overlap:
1. COATTAIL NOMINEES – These are nominees from a Best Picture or a Best Acting front-runner that were brought along for the ride. These nominees make sense since voters were already watching the films and they voted them in.
Past examples: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Marina de Tavira (Roma), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Possibilities this year: Song Kang-ho and Cho Yeo-jeong (Parasite), Anna Paquin (The Irishman), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).
2. THE RESPECTED VETERAN – Voters sometimes vote for who they know and who they already like. “Oooh! So-and-so is great in this! I love him/her.”
Past examples: Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah), Laura Dern (Wild).
Possibilities this year: Alfre Woodard (Clemency), Alan Alda (Marriage Story), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is My Name)
3. THE LATE BREAKERS – Nominees from films that were on the hunt for a couple of nominations and are on the bubble but when nominations came out, the Academy liked the films more than expected bringing in some surprise nominations along the way.
Past examples: “City of God”‘s nominations, Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) and Benh Zeitlin for Director.
Possibilities this year: Nominations in various categories for “Uncut Gems”, “The Farewell”, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”.January 7, 2020 at 12:13 am #1203267476
Cynthia Erivo is British so her missing BAFTA isn’t a good sign for her Oscar nom.December 30, 2019 at 7:02 pm #1203254565
John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is one of the best, more awesome things on Netflix right now. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. It definitely deserves all the Emmys: Pre-Taped Variety Special, Directing, Writing, at least two nominations in the Original Music & Lyrics category, Choreography and, I’m not kidding, Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie for Jake Gyllenhaal. I’m not 100% sure if he’s in it enough to qualify since he appears for like maybe 6 or 7 minutes but he is friggin’ hilarious. He would be a deserving nominee.December 16, 2019 at 4:11 am #1203239311
I’ve seen 15 of the entries (17 if you count the two films that were disqualified). The ones who will getting my top five vote would be:
1. South Korea
5. JapanDecember 16, 2019 at 12:59 am #1203239181
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
A FANTASTIC WOMAN
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY
STRANGER BY THE LAKE
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLORDecember 15, 2019 at 9:50 am #1203238289
The first ever Oscar nominated performance directed by a woman happened way back in 1930 when Ruth Chatterton got a Best Actress nomination for a film called Sarah and Son directed by Dorothy Arzner.November 22, 2019 at 3:41 am #1203196771
When was the last time a foreign film was nominated for score? I think it’s been an EXTREMELY long time. Which is why I’m not predicting Parasite in this category.
The last time was Pan’s Labyrinth so it wasn’t THAT long ago.
My current predictions for Score:
Ford v. Ferrari
1917November 20, 2019 at 9:08 am #1203192238
It is getting in for many technical categories.
“Three” (VFX, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing) is not “many”.November 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm #1203189430
Of course this could all radically change when the precursors start, but I’m 80% sure the Best Picture lineup will look like this:
Ford v. Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
With the following films with a chance to either get enough votes for the 9th and 10th spot or supplant any film listed above should it falter: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, The Farewell, Harriet, Joker, Pain & Glory, Queen & Slim, Rocketman, The Two Popes.November 19, 2019 at 10:21 pm #1203189330
Because this is a highly competitive year and 8 nominees is not a lot in a highly competive year, lets say The Irishman, Marriage Story, and Two Popes all make it in, that leaves the last 5 spots divided between:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Joker, The Farewell, Ford v Ferrari, Little Women, Bombshell, Pain & Glory, and more longshot nomination possibilities with Rocketman, Queen & Slim, Endgame, and Richard Jewell.
Frankly to me at this point, the first 7 films I listed all feel more likely to me than The Two Popes because of Netflix. But who knows, The Two Popes does look like the very standard safe biopic (Darkest Hour, Hidden Figures, The Theory of Everything, Ray) that the Academy loves to nominate. But all of those movies had successful box office runs, which The Two Popes will not have. And it will also be suffering do to Netflix running bigger campaigns for Marriage Story and The Irishman. All of A24’s Best Picture energy is going to be on The Farewell on the other hand. While Warner Bros. is going to be pushing Joker like wild.
Do you live in an alternate universe where Parasite isn’t even a thing?