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July 2, 2022 at 11:56 am #1205002336
Joel Stoffer nomination next year?June 14, 2022 at 7:35 am #1204983043
I’m guessing Goldstein is the category’s frontrunner (I don’t believe it’s Shalhoub)? Do you think Winkler’s win-competitive?May 30, 2022 at 1:14 pm #1204967585
It makes me just a little sad that Alex Borstein is going to be overlooked this year— I’m not even sure she’s top 3. I get that she has her share of wins already, but I feel like her work in Maisel season 4 is some of her best, and should be in best of the year conversation.March 27, 2022 at 11:14 pm #1204884610
I knew a guy who got drunk threw a drink at the bar manager at an awards ceremony in my community and he got banned from the theatre. It seems they finally eased up on the ban, but it has kept him from ever coming back.
That’s throwing a drink at a bar manager. Will Smith walked onto a stage during a ceremony and committed and act of assault. I agree that taking the trophy away would open up an unneeded can of worms and series of controversies, but they should definitely never invite him back.March 27, 2022 at 4:27 pm #1204880256
I can’t believe I’m nervous for the Oscars. In addition to not caring for the nominees AND in addition to eight categories not being recorded live, I have a feeling it’s going to be a trainwreck, a snooze-fest, or both. Most years I’d be excited to see Bruno performed live (remember Belle and Be Our Guest?) but the reputation the Oscars have brought onto themselves makes me think it’s going to be embarrassing. And how are they going to address Ukraine in a way that feels appropriate? To me the only way they can mention it (or not mention it) without me being frustrated is if they talk about how they’re donating a butt ton of money.March 27, 2022 at 10:22 am #1204879124
Never gonna happen, but I definitely just imagined Villeneuve’s snub backlash and a tech sweep manifesting in a Dune Best Picture win, aka the biggest BP shocker in years. But I’ll admit that’s 100% wishful thinking and not a legitimate prediction.March 26, 2022 at 4:37 pm #1204877835
Is Bestia removed on YouTube? And is there a link to the Dress? Those 2 are the only ones I haven’t seen yet.
The Dress is available on HBO Max, and Bestia is on Vimeo On Demand (as is Ala Kachuu, which I had to find on my own– for whatever reason, no “where to watch” article I’ve come across indicates this).
The only short I haven’t found is When We Were Bullies. Anyone know how I can watch this before the ceremony? I’d hate to drive to another city to buy a ticket to a shorts package for one short. It’s ridiculous that they’re waiting until after the ceremony for an HBO Max release.March 25, 2022 at 12:26 pm #1204875853
I got a message for Shorts TV, who was supposed to release all the nominees in packages on the 22nd. This is what they said:
“Hi, unfortunately they’re delayed this year because the signed contracts and media came in late. The films are currently being processed by the streaming and cable pay-per-view platforms, but we’re not sure when they will push them live yet. Hopefully soon but it may be after the ceremony this year. The online release will only be live action and animation (minus Robin Robin) due to available online film rights. We will announce it on our page as soon as we know it’s live.”
I was so excited, because this was going to be the first year that I would have seen every nominated film before the ceremony. Is that still going possible for me to do (without extensive traveling)?March 24, 2022 at 11:55 am #1204873874
Chastain is the only one to win two televised awards, the BAFTA winner isn’t nominated, and BAFTA gave their support to Tammy Faye in Makeup and Hairstyling, which is a good sign. What’s not a good sign is how many places Cruz has missed (there’s a reason she hasn’t been “tested”). I really like the performance, but she couldn’t even bag a win at the Goyas.
For what it’s worth, I’m pretty indifferent about the winners this year, because I’m not all that enthusiastic about most movies on the ballot. But I’ve been burned so many times by not following the precursors, so I don’t know why I’d start here because of anonymous ballots. I feel like I remember those being misleading last year, but maybe not.March 24, 2022 at 11:40 am #1204873835
Can someone explain to me why people aren’t overwhelmingly predicting Chastain’s win? She seems like such a major frontrunner, so I’m curious where you think she’s lost momentum in the past few weeks (the most important weeks for voters).March 21, 2022 at 12:16 pm #1204864872
TPOTD is a film in a downsize turn. It lost almost EVERYTHING related to the industry, and even in cinematography it lost with the group with the biggest crossover of AMPAS voters.
I’m not saying that TPOTD is still the obvious frontrunner, but let’s give the movie a little credit for the awards it’s won with the industry: the BAFTAs for Picture/Director and the DGA for Director. It wasn’t eligible for WGA, it never lost that award, just as I didn’t lose the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s not nosediving– it’s underperforming.March 21, 2022 at 12:01 pm #1204864833
Man, seeing all these examples makes me wish we got “out there” nominations every year, especially in genre films. I’m tired of all the coattail Best Picture actors getting nominated. Give me Hugh Grant in Paddington 2, Toni Collette/Alex Wolfe in Hereditary, Lupita Nyong’o in Us, Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems, even Jim Carrey in Sonic the Hedgehog! At least we got Maria Bakalova last year.March 14, 2022 at 3:14 pm #1204850258
I hear some people are predicting it, so I’ll mention that the last time a film won only Picture and Director was You Can’t Take It With You in 1939.
I wouldn’t bet against POTW losing Picture or Director, so I think we need to accept that it will likely take Adapted Screenplay with it. If not, get ready for a cinematography win, a Smit-McPhee surprise, or a huge editing upset. Oh, those last two sound silly? That’s why I have to pick POTD for Adapted.March 12, 2022 at 9:04 pm #1204843559
So many people have been saying movies from the 21st century, but I think some of those early Best Picture winners (before the industry had any clue what a “good movie” even meant) are the most dreadful. Cimarron, Cavalcade, and The Broadway Melody are easily among the worst ever. Of course, there are a couple of gems in there, like It Happened One Night and even Grand Hotel was a pretty interesting melodrama.Not now