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January 12, 2021 at 3:24 pm #1203980312
With Houston, Soul finally has gotten a Best Picture nomination from a critics group. But can Soul prevail as a BP nominee at the Oscars without critics groups?
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESJanuary 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm #1203975460
I would remove the distinction between Best Actor and Best Actress at the Oscars. The categories would be “Best Leading Performance” and “Best Supporting Performance,” each with 10 nominees.
However, I would change the voting system so that Academy members have multiple votes. Acting nominees would have to hit a certain percentage of the vote to win… which means there could be multiple winners!
And if no nominee hits that threshold, then Oscars are awarded to the top 2. So there would be a minimum of 2 Oscars awarded per acting category— maybe more!
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESJanuary 4, 2021 at 7:01 am #1203961273
”You can’t crush a soul here. That’s what life on Earth is for.”
(now that I think about it, there are so many wonderful quotes from Soul!)
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESJanuary 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm #1203960522
I too saw Nomadland… and while I understand comparisons to Moonlight, I don’t think we’ve seen a story as naturalistic as Nomadland win Best Picture before. Not to say it can’t be done— it’s a very likeable movie for even the most impatient viewers. DGA and PGA feel very possible but not sure about WGA or SAG.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESJanuary 2, 2021 at 8:14 am #1203957793
Will SOUL be eligible for Best Original Score at the end of the day?
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm #1203948672
So far not a great showing for Soul.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 27, 2020 at 2:11 pm #1203948221
I’m actually okay with Director’s for animated movies not being eligible for nomination. The “direction” in an animated film pretty much happens entirely through the script and animation of a film: it’s very different from live-action direction. And the directors receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature along with the producers, unlike the Academy Award for Best Picture which goes solely to the producers, so the direction of an animated film is credited through that award as well. I also feel very strongly that “Cinematography” is not a category that animated films should be eligible for, since there are no actual cameras involved in the making of an animated film; unless, of course, you’re using a technique like stop-motion or motion-capture, but there films are very rare and have never won Oscars anyway.
Couldn’t one argue that the “direction” of a live action film is mostly through the script and acting? Even if animation direction mostly involves script and animation, the director oversees ALL of it.
Also, digital cameras are used in the cinematography of an animated film. The same principles apply, just not with a tangible camera. In fact, in animation, there are usually two DPs- one in charge of layout and another one in charge of lighting. AVATAR and GRAVITY both won Best Cinematography. How much of that was done with “real” cameras?
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm #1203946703
I would say THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE. Not that the film adaptation was bad, but the book was fantastic and deserved better. I understand HBO is developing a miniseries based on the book, and I hope it’s good!
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm #1203945338
Soul is happening in BP, barring any disastrous voting glitch.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 25, 2020 at 11:46 am #1203945037
2019 — Rocketman was being worked to death by death, every baby was kissed and every hand was shaked. It was predicted to got get four additional nominations on Oscar morning (Actor, Costumes and Sound x2). Even after flopping it can still itself “Academy Award winning Rocketman”.
The snubs of Rocketman last year are still absolutely shocking to me. Under any other studio, Rocketman would have easily gotten into Actor, Costumes, Makeup, Sound x2, and possibly even Picture and Editing.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 23, 2020 at 2:03 pm #1203942510
It’s a little frustrating that you can make a film that’s 86 on MC and 97% on RT or better and still not be in the discussion for Director because you’ve made an animated film. I’m talking about Soul of course. I wonder if a day will ever come that an animated film director will get a nomination.
VERY. If Soul can’t do it with these reviews, I worry.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIESDecember 23, 2020 at 7:28 am #1203941846
Minari is an American film, set in the U.S., by an American filmmaker with an American star. It’s absurd that it’s being moved out of Best Drama to Best Foreign Language film. MANY, many Americans speak a language other than English as their primary language. I suppose this locks up the Best Foreign Film globe for Minari, but I hope that the HFPA reconsiders this classification. It would be “unAmerican” not to do so. This move really is unbelievably offensive, and IMHO, the HFPA members who made this decision should be ashamed of themselves.
I believe the category is called Best Foreign LANGUAGE film. Has nothing to do with where it’s made, just has to do with the language.
I don’t disagree with you that Minari should be considered in Best Drama. I think animated films should also be considered in the Drama or Comedy/Musical categories. It’s a clear attempt to ghettoize seemingly less “prestigious” films and appease the major awards players.
FYC: Soul in ALL CATEGORIES