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February 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm #1203326928
Big Hero 6 also lost out the Annie and the BAFTA (and the PGA) but still won the Oscar. Also, recently, Kubo won the BAFTA but Zootopia won everything else.
I do acknowledge that Best Animated Feature is definitely gonna be a toss up this year, but I wouldn’t put a ton of stock into jusst those two awards to determine the winner. If there’s no overwhelming support backing one film, i.e. in Big Hero 6’s year where Lego Movie and HTTYD2 were splitting precursors, lazy voters will probably still pick the billion dollar Disney film that was still universally acclaimed. Even though it does show that voters are starting to become less lazy in voting for this award.
But who knows?January 21, 2020 at 5:27 am #1203296225
I’d love to hear Michelle Williams’s “Back to Before”.January 15, 2020 at 3:36 am #1203285472
Where would you stand on:
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers
Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth (a film stuntman)January 13, 2020 at 9:26 am #1203281251
Ford v. Ferrari
When Miles pushes 7000rpm at Daytona and wins the race
The meeting scene when Hoffa is pissed off that he had to wait more than 15 minutes.
The Gestapo scene was one of the most tense scenes in a film I watched last year. And this was a comedy!
“Send in the Clowns”
When Jo wakes up to find Beth missing on her bed. Both times.
The argument scene. And both of the spouse’s “ending” scenes where they were singing the songs from Company. Basically, if a character sung Sondheim last year, it was probably my favorite scene in the film. Also true for Knives Out.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Brad Pitt being a bad-ass while high and drunk at Rick’s house. Also his scene at the ranch with Bruce Dern.
That entire scene with the peach was cinematic brilliance — from the writing, to the acting, to the music, to the camerawork. Also, when the housekeeper rings the doorbell out in the rain.
I haven’t seen 1917 yet.January 13, 2020 at 4:59 am #1203279130
– They usually put a one or two cute animal shorts(Kitbull), something emotional about family, usually a sick or dead parent (Hair Love), a comedic one (Hors Piste), and something that’s stop motion (Sister) in this category. I didn’t see Dcera, but it just looked interesting.
Fire in Paradise
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard
– A couple of these deal with natural disasters partially caused by human behavior (After Maria, Fire in Paradise) that would be very timely. They’re also both Netflix. In the Absence and The Nightcrawlers are both “foreign” documentaries about bad governments and they’re also easily accessible. I haven’t seen Learning to Skateboard, but it reminds me of last year’s winner, Period. End of Sentence. It also seems light-hearted.
Miller & Son
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window
– After last year’s slew of depressing shorts about kids being involved in or committing atrocities, I wanted to nominate more light-hearted things. Because of this, Nefta Football Club and The Neighbor’s Window feel like locks. Brotherhood and Miller & Son are more serious but they’re also topical. I also saw Little Hands, but didn’t enjoy the storytelling that much, and Sometimes I Feel Like Dying was too much of a slog to sit through and felt like I was watching a feature-length film.January 10, 2020 at 4:47 am #1203273505
I don’t recall ever seeing someone sweep this many critics awards and then not do well with the big ones.
Ethan Hawke (29 awards, highest in BActor category) – no Oscar nomination
Toni Collette (11 awards, 2nd highest in BActress category) – no Oscar nomination
And that was just last year.January 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm #1203271165
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood – A-
American Factory – B+
And Then We Danced – A
Apollo 11 – A-
Avengers: Endgame – B
Captain Marvel – B-
Dark Phoenix – D
Detective Pikachu – C-
Dolemite Is My Name – A
Downton Abbey – B
Dumbo – B-
Farewell, The – A-
Ford vs. Ferrari – B+
For Sama – A-
Frozen II – C-
Honeyland – C+
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World – B+
Hustlers – B
I Lost My Body – A-
Irishman, The – B
It: Chapter 2 – B-
Jojo Rabbit – A
Joker – B
Judy – B-
Klaus – B+
Knives Out – A-
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – C+
Lion King, The – C
Marriage Story – A
Missing Link – B-
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – B-
One Child Nation – B+
Pain and Glory – A-
Parasite – A+
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – A
Rocketman – B
Shazam! – B
Spider Man: Far From Home – B
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – C
Toy Story 4 – B+
Transit – A-
Two Popes, The – A
Us – B
Zombieland: Double Tap – BJanuary 8, 2020 at 6:34 am #1203270331
If Eddie Redmayne can be nominated for The Danish Girl the same year he wins a Razzie for Jupiter Ascending I don’t think Star Wars is going to matter.
If Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore could both win Oscars during a voting period where Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, respectively, were playing in theaters, I think Adam Driver is going to be fine.January 7, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203268904
DGA likes to nominate directors who work with first-time child actors (see: Garth Davis for Lion) that may or may not translate to an Oscar nomination.
Weirdly, the Oscars like nominating them, too. Especially if they show up literally nowhere else and in favor over a “sure” nominee (see: Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild over Ben Affleck, and Lenny Abrahamson for Room over Todd Haynes or Ridley Scott).January 4, 2020 at 6:49 pm #1203260442
Whoa. I was Top 6 in this leaderboard?? How random. I think that’s the highest rank I’ve ever gotten. Also, it seems the most anyone got was 5/7. Best Director and Actress really came out of nowhere, it seems.January 4, 2020 at 6:40 pm #1203260428
While I’m excited for whatever happens with this, the material is definitely gonna be difficult to translate to film. The best parts of the musical are Alison talking back in time to her father or reacting to things her younger self did (“Changing My Major” and “Telephone Wire” come to mind). Also, the part where her house disappears as she’s trying to remember a painful memory is especially moving.
Sam Gold as a director, I don’t know. Sometimes, he produces things like Fun Home or A Doll’s House, Part 2. But sometimes, it’s King Lear.December 30, 2019 at 6:36 am #1203253922
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Call Me By Your Name
And Then We Danced
A Fantastic Woman
Pain and GloryApril 30, 2019 at 9:40 am #1202874189
Whoa. I actually got 6th in the leaderboards. Wasn’t expecting that. I guess my biggest risks I took were Gideon Glick for Featured Actor, Ain’t Too Proud for Director, and Ruth Wilson for King Lear.
Still, no one could have predicted the TKAM snub for Best Play and Glenda Jackson not being in the Top 6 of her category.