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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.May 17, 2019 at 12:19 am #1202897306
Glenn won’t be winning two competitive Oscars in one night if she can’t win a Best Actress race that she won nearly all of the crucial prizes needed to win beforehand. She’ll get one though and hopefully in leading.May 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm #1202897265
The random classical and short song played during Olivia Colman’s win and not the Vivaldi piece that’s played in every The Favourite promo made me believe they don’t know the winner but rehearse the frontrunner so they can nail it.
See how great Bohemian Rhapsody and Shallow sounded during their wins or even Frances McDormand or Patricia Arquette’s in past years, it was like they were waiting for that name to drop the music.
However how weird Beale Street score went during Regina’s win when that was a category with doubts about its frontrunner and nicholas britell did much better pieces for the film.
It’s apparently not random. I don’t remember hearing it in the film but this video has the track that they played(https://youtu.be/vUE6bMxOZpI?t=374) and it is also written by Vivaldi.May 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm #1202897155
I know that a good amount of pundits predicted Lee but I was skeptical- I didn’t care for Life Of Pi so that may have made me biased but it didn’t seem like it had any momentum at all in the major categories while Lincoln, despite not having that much passion in the industry, had the stronger chance of triumphing in the major categories. Life Of Pi seemed like more of a tech awards contender then it was for Best Picture. I still am doubtful that it came in second even with this win. Again, I’m a little biased but I honestly think that sympathy for Brokeback’s loss to Crash seven years earlier and a lot of respect for him as a director in the industry helped him win in Director while in Picture I don’t think the film was that beloved.May 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm #1202896940
No, don’t go!! I mean if you really are feeling bad after stuff has gone on on here that isn’t good but isn’t there anything that we can do? We want you to stay!May 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm #1202895307
That said, I would have given Darren Arofonsky the Best Director win for Black Swan pretty easily given the scope of his vision on that film. All of the nominees are well directed but Black Swan was in a league of its own. Why would you give Black Swan Best Picture and Fincher Best Director?