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October 4, 2020 at 1:32 pm #1203759312
To be clear, this should include predictions from 2000-2005?October 3, 2020 at 8:29 pm #1203757789
So, about a year and a half ago I asked a question and got very helpful answers (see the last page). Anyway, I’m just wondering if there are records of the experts’ predictions from that time period. I have a plan to watch every Oscar and Golden Globe and etc.-nominated movie, and also the ones that were snubbed or had outside shots, so being provided with the latter would be greatly appreciated.September 30, 2020 at 10:14 am #1203745130
Can folks just stop saying things like “No way <X person you’re predicting> is happening” to each other? With convoluted arguments to back up your claim (no such thing as facts in these predictions), you’re not really proving anything. Just make your predictions and discuss how you see the season playing out instead of engaging in sparring matches, because most of you are just doing to be condescending.
Yeah, it is really tiring. Especially because its ALWAYS about Kirby, and has been for like the last half dozen parts. Kirby has a chance. Leave it at that.
And I’d just like to point out that TotC7 is looking poised to be big, despite your guys’ criticism of the teaser trailer, so Dune has a chance.September 29, 2020 at 8:49 pm #1203743704
Cinema is not always about entertainment, what??? Cinema is an art form that allows filmmakers from all over the world to share unique storytelling and bring it to the silver screen (I really sound like my professor right now lol). If you think cinema should always be about entertainment, then I feel like you misconstrued the true meaning of it.
But entertainment can be found in different ways. Sure, there’s the action of Black Panther and Mad Max: Fury Road, but there’s also the romance of Carol and The Shape of Water, or the inquisitiveness of Arrival and Brooklyn, and the sensitivity of Roma and Lady Bird. The “best picture of the year” should be the film that entertains you the most, regardless of how it does that. It should be the movie you want to rewatch over-and-over. After all, knowing how Romeo and Juliet ends doesn’t make it any less profound (which can equate to entertaining). The rewatchability is key; knowing how something ends shouldn’t ruin the enjoyment of the story. And it’s the enjoyment of a story that should draw you in in the first place.
And, Occult Cherry, agree to disagree.September 29, 2020 at 8:12 pm #1203743609
“Feel the need”? Wolfali said they don’t know of anyone who thinks that. I’m just saying that I do. And I dont get what’s so wrong with that. The HFPA, PGA, and AMPAS all agree with that assessment. It was a very crowd-pleasing movie. The Favourite is just a little too weird and BlacKkKlansman isnt as entertaining. Not that they are not great movies, which I already said they are. It’s just that they are not as entertaining. And that’s what cinema should be about: entertainment.September 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm #1203743549
This is so late, but it’s because I just got caught up. Wolfali, you said you don’t know a single person who thinks Green Book is better than The Favourite or BlacKkKlansman. My dad and I do! I think all three are good, worthy of their nominations. Green Book is just more entertaining to me.September 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm #1203740175
yeah i dont buy sorkin in director either but this is a strange year. Da 5 bloods reminds me of those early acclaimed films that get forgotten during festival hype only to come roaring back. I think it will get key noms in actor, bp, and screenplay.
I’ve seen a few comments like this, and I’m just wondering what some recent examples are.
After seeing the Metacritic score for Chicago 7 i am skeptical about Sorkin in Director, not that it means anything, but it shows that it’s not completely raved and i thought it would be a lot higher. I’ll wait till some precursors to see if i feel he will make it.
And he won’t. Trial is this year’s Green Book.September 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm #1203718078
And can we stop saying panned so much? Ammonite is not panned. It has received generally favorable reviews. Pieces of a Woman is not panned. It has received generally favorable reviews. The Laundromat is not panned. It received mixed reviews. Panned should only be used for films like Dark Phoenix and Cats and Hot Pursuit, that received overwhelmingly negative reviews. MC has 5 distinctions: Universal Acclaim, Generally Favorable Reviews, Mixed or Average Reviews, Generally Unfavorable Reviews, and Overwhelming Dislike. Unless in the latter two, using panned is just incorrect. Start using terminology similar to this.September 19, 2020 at 2:16 pm #1203718059
Well I guess that was silly of me to not check Rotten Tomatoes. I kinda just assumed that if one unbiaded review aggregator had one film over the other than the other “unbiased” review aggregator would also have that same film over the other film. Another example of Metacritic just being the worst.
But MC is a normalized score, while RT is just a percentage of those who gave it a good review. So a 90% on RT could have nine 7/10 reviews and one 2/10, giving it a 65 on MC, whereas an 80% on RT could have eight 9/10 reviews and two 4/10, giving it an 80 on MC. MC is actually much better.September 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm #1203717096
The only Supporting Actor contender I would like you guys to discuss is Lucas Hedges. Hes pretty high in the predictions, but I don’t know… What if it’s a performance like his in Lady Bird or Three Billboards, totally secondary? Just because he’s Lucas Hedges doesn’t mean he’ll get nominated. So, what do you think?September 18, 2020 at 3:26 pm #1203716579
Wolfali, people are probably predicting On the Rocks because it looks like it will perform a la Knives Out. GG Picture nom for Comedy, possibly PGA, not Best Picture, but still maybe get the screenplay nom.September 18, 2020 at 11:59 am #1203715692
Last one I have for supporting actress, Ariana DeBose. I think a win a la Moreno is out of the question, but can she get a nomination? I’m not familiar with the role because I haven’t watched the original film yet. So, could she reap a nomination for a musical performance like Streep did with Into the Woods?September 18, 2020 at 10:29 am #1203715385
According to Variety, Bill Murray is officially being campaigned in Supporting. I think this is absolutely ridiculous category fraud that will hopefully prevent him from winning the category, but I guess rhis means I should start predicting him there. At least this makes things easy: I’ll just swap him and Lindo.
You CAN NOT say it is category fraud until the film is released! I adamantly oppose category fraud, finding it to support the criticism of the Oscars not awarding based on art. But to say that a placement is category fraud before the film is even released is abominable. From the trailer alone, it seems very plausible that Murray is supporting. The only shots including him are also including Rashida Jones, whereas Jones has plenty of shots depicting just her. Wait until the film is released before reprimanding.September 18, 2020 at 8:01 am #1203714925
Okay, different person. Do people think Mary J. Blige is going to happen in Supporting Actress? I wasn’t, and still not, biting, but watching the trailer she does seem to have some presence, and the “find the songs that move you” scene seemed pretty good, actually. After all, she was nominated for Mudbound, and she did hardly anything in that movie – definitely not as much as Holly Hunter did. So…