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October 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm #1204525388
Spotlight was hands down my favorite to win that year, with Brooklyn not far behind though it was a surprise that got in at all, it wasn’t ever considered a threat to win. In retrospect, Mad Max: Fury Road is obviously the bigger masterpiece, but Spotlight is a fantastic winner. Quiet, subtle (except for Mark Ruffalo). It’s still the best homage to journalism that I’ve seen in the last decade and there have been SO MANY since (The Post!)
This is an absolutely fantastic take. Of course I don’t agree 100%, but that’s where subjectivity lies. But, yes, Spotlight was a worthy winner. Brooklyn was one of the best of the year yet so underrated. And Mad Max: Fury Road was the best (this is where we differ, but barely).
And also here’s my ballot cuz people are doing that (I’m limiting it to what was actually nominated):
Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight, The Martian, Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, Room, The Revenant (wanted to love it, just didn’t, even after three or four watches), The Big Short (didn’t get it, but only fifteen when watched, so maybe a rewatch is in order)
Actress: Larson (idc what shes done since she was still the best in this lineup followed by Ronan and Blanchett)
Supporting Actor: Stallone (Rylance doesnt do anything sorry not sorry)
Supporting Actress: Winslet (your only real choices are her or McAdams because the others are frauders 😊)
Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay: Room
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm #1204521316
Where is Outer Banks?
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 8:06 pm #1204521307
Dune can perfectly be nominated for Sound without Editing, just like Interstellar, Blade Runner 2049 and First Man.
Roma, Greyhound, Skyfall
But… were not talking about it getting nominated. Were talking about it winning… Because, it just is. So then that doesnt work to counter it getting into film editing.
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm #1204521294
The fight has started: Critics Choice President Rips “Vindictive” HFPA Over New Golden Globes Date.
Lol this is just ridiculous. It’s like two different groups of elementary schoolers are fighting on the playground 🙄
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 2:51 pm #1204520901
Balfe and Dunst are unequivocal supporting players in their films right? Most likely one of them will win, so what is the Supporting Actor winner is another category fraud winner? Just like supporting and fraud winning pairs: Janney Rockwell, Youn Kaluuya, King Ali, Davis Ali, Rylance Vikander etc.
Rockwell as lead? Is that a common opinion? Seems awfully weird to me.
(And imma say Davis is supporting yet again 😊)
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 1:51 pm #1204520761
I can’t believe that had 100/1 odds on Jodie Comer and dropped her because of this forum’s ramblings after The Last Duel’s embargo was lifted lol (although thankfully I managed to get her again at 56/1 odds) I would drop Gaga. With how strong her performance is being received and Netflix firmly behind her I think (whilst not a lock) Colman is the closest thing to “safe” in this category after Stewart.
I dropped Stewart, Chastain, and McDormand so I have you beat. My initial lineup when the center opened was those three, Gaga, and Blanchett, and then I dropped all but Gaga for Comer, Cruz (good), Colman (good), and Thompson, just to want them back. I was so impulsive 😭
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 1:43 pm #1204520749
(By likeliness of nomination, not win) 1. Frances McDormand, The Tragedy of Macbeth 2. Caitríona Balfe, Belfast 3. Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog 4. Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard 5. Ruth Negga, Passing 6. Meryl Streep, Don’t Look Up 7. Ann Dowd, Mass 8. Judi Dench, Belfast 9. Toni Collette, Nightmare Alley 10. Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans 11. Rooney Mara, Nightmare Alley 12. Ariana DeBose, West Side Story 13. Marlee Matlin, CODA
The way I initially thought this was a best actress lineup because McDormand and Balfe were the first two names haha
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 8:02 am #1204520134
It’s looking like Cinematography, Sound and Costume Design are the most crowded categories here. There are so many contenders here that feel like shoo-ins, it’s insane.
I’d add production design to the group as well. Regardless, there is a lot of competition in all of the races this year because of all of the delayed films.
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 15, 2021 at 7:13 am #1204520094
So whoever wins sound usually also wins editing, that’s it? I wonder if someone who knows the craft departments could explain what’s the connection, if there is one. Dune for sure is getting sound, VFX and editing, plus it has a good shot at score, cinematography and production design.
I don’t think I “know the craft departments” that well, but I feel like I understand why. The Oscars like flashy, obvious, fast-paced editing. That favors films with a lot of action. Films with a lot of action normally have things like explosions, or guns, or cars, or other loud sounds. Therefore, they go hand in hand.
Here’s the film editing winners since 2013 (bolded are action movies):
Sound of Metal
Ford v Ferrari
Mad Max: Fury Road
As you can see most of the winners are action movies. And how to account for the others? Easy. Music.
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 14, 2021 at 9:30 pm #1204519627
1. Will Smith, King Richard 2. Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth 3. Peter Dinklage, Cyrano 4. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog 5. Clifton Collins Jr., Jockey 6. Joaquin Phoenix, C’mon C’mon 7. Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up 8. Simon Rex, Red Rocket 9. Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos 10. Jude Hill, Belfast Bradley Cooper would be No. 11 – I’m betting on overwhelming Academy affection for Belfast to throw some votes Hill’s way, and am less certain of how much Nightmare Alley will be embraced by Ampas voters, even with Searchlight’s awards machine running on all cylinders.
I’m not predicting Cooper, but he’s definitely top 8, being the lead in a guaranteed Picture nominee. Definitely ahead of Clifton, Simon, and Jude, and probably Joaquin and Javier too.
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 14, 2021 at 9:01 pm #1204519608
If you’re predicting Dune to get sound, which everyone is, then you better be predicting it to get film editing too. It’s happened almost every time in the last decade…
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 13, 2021 at 8:40 pm #1204517931
Because of this thread i just Rewatched Hustlers last night.Jlo as Ramona is just a nuanced and electric performance the she really should have won and the academy wrong for snubbing her.
No. It’s great they didnt nominate her, because in no way was she supporting.
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 13, 2021 at 8:37 pm #1204517928
The Power of the Dog will win at BAFTA. Probably will take Critics Choice as well. But which film will take PGA? I imagine an American centric film such as Nightmare Alley or perhaps…Licorice Pizza or Dune…will win.
I said it not too long ago. I think Licorice Pizza is taking PGA and Oscar.
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