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June 7, 2019 at 2:46 am #1202926861May 27, 2019 at 2:58 am #1202911971
The Favourite for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy and for Best Screenplay. I get why the Academy went for Green Book for Best Original Screenplay(Best Picture winners almost always win in the writing categories) but there was nothing that special about its script. Why pick it for Best Screenplay of all things?May 20, 2019 at 11:41 pm #1202902647
No- Stone’s performance was outstanding and she is an Academy favorite.May 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm #1202902477
I think the Globes very easily could have honored Blunt as they do like musicals a lot. I don’t think Blunt would have made it at the Oscars though.May 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm #1202902466
Stone would only have won an Oscar for The Favourite if she had lost the Best Actress Oscar for La La Land. I pretty much agree with Weisz’s supporting placement although I now don’t think that she should have been delegated to supporting with the other two in lead as it would have minimized her contributions to the film. I think the way they campaigned it with one woman in lead and the other two in supporting was the best/most proper strategy. They could have put Stone in leading and Colman and Weisz in supporting but I’m glad they took a risk and got Colman the Best Actress Oscar.
I have to say that I wish Fox Searchlight had campaigned harder for The Favourite. There were some great ads for it but I just feel that they could have worked harder to get the film recognized. It seemed that they went for a more held back behind the scenes campaign which ended up not paying off as much for the film. I think that if they campaigned more they could have won at the Globes. Considering the diverse creative team behind The Favourite it’s weird that it lost the Golden Globe for Best Musical Or Comedy to Green Book and I also don’t understand how it lost Best Screenplay to Green Book and how Green Book even won that category in the first place.May 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm #1202899197
That’s a completely ridiculous idea. Nobody knows the results of the Oscars besides PriceWaterhouse. And even if it was true why would they decide to pass over Glenn to award The Favourite? The Favourite could have easily been awarded with Best Original Screenplay or some technical wins and that would have been more satisfying to the broader public then Glenn losing which didn’t ignite a huge backlash but in a small group meeting like the one you are describing most likely would not fly.May 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm #1202898980
I can’t just pick one as there have been so many but for me some of mine are:
1. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
2. Notes On A Scandal
3. Spirited Away
5. Get Out
6. 12 Years A Slave
8. Far From Heaven
9. Pan’s Labyrinth
10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
12. Gone Girl
13. Up In The Air
15. CrashMay 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm #1202898977
People need to stop being so confident about Sunset Boulevard- it could really easily be a huge disaster if not done well.May 18, 2019 at 3:08 pm #1202898970
Chinatown and Citizen Kane are great too although I personally find Citizen Kane overrated.
Yep that was one of the Academy’s largest mishaps. The Favourite was robbed of the Best Original Screenplay prize.May 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm #1202898968
Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven, Charlize Theron in Monster.May 18, 2019 at 12:59 am #1202898344
It’s fantastic for her. I hope that she will have a really award-worthy performance just like she did this season but actually win for it.May 18, 2019 at 12:55 am #1202898339
Manchester by the Sea’s screenplay is sooooooooooo stunning, my goodness.
I would say The Favourite and Lady Bird too but…
Yeah The Favourite would easily be on mine too but I guess the Academy’s issue with not honoring Best Picture winners with a Screenplay win as well got in the way of them honoring it.May 18, 2019 at 12:53 am #1202898337
Definitely Get Out. The reason why people hate that screenplay is because it seems pretty linear and straight-forward at the surface and it beat 3B – a great dialogue driven screenplay at the Oscar. But when you dig deeper into it, there are some smart underlying metaphors hidden here and there. And as a whole this screenplay runs smoothly, like there are no flaws, no silly moments like sometimes in 3B.
Get Out has a stunning screenplay. By far one of the most deserving winners.May 17, 2019 at 11:20 pm #1202898260
Difficult to choose a “best” off all-time. Screenplays are so different, with subject matter,style and execution. So you can’t really lump them together to determine an absolute “best”.
With that said, Manchester By The Sea, I feel, is ONE OF THE BEST WRITTEN screenplays in recent memory. It reads like a dream, and translates beautifully onscreen. Stunning!
GET OUT……NO. Just NO.
Why don’t you like Get Out?May 17, 2019 at 12:23 am #1202897308
Why would you find the notion of the split irksome, generally speaking?
I quite enjoy the splits, actually, even if I don’t agree with the ultimate winners, and even if I would not have actually awarded the splits in the first place. I have said this before, but I’d like to explore shelving the BD award entirely and awarding BP to the director anyway; or, at least try something in the vein of the Cannes juries, where Palme d’Or winners are unofficially disqualified from winning their Best Director awards.
Anyway, if I’d had my way:
2010: split, Black Swan, Fincher
2011: no split, The Tree of Life, Malick
2012: split, Zero Dark Thirty, Haneke
2013: split, Her, Scorsese
2014: split, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Linklater
2015: no split, Mad Max: Fury Road, Miller
2016: no split, Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan
2017: no split, Phantom Thread, Anderson
2018: no split, BlacKkKlansman, Lee
Why would you give Black Swan Best Picture and Fincher Best Director? And would you have given Best Director to Bigelow if she had been nominated? I 100% would. Her snub was outrageous.