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April 30, 2021 at 10:15 am #1204236300
Elisabeth Shue in guest seems like a no-brainer, right? If I were to predict only one nomination for Cobra Kai outside the technical categories, it would be for her.April 27, 2021 at 2:30 pm #1204232184
I think we’re due for an “epic” winning Best Picture. It just makes sense for 2021: celebrate the return of movie theaters.
I have loved seeing more indie films get their love, and hope to continue to see more in the lineups and list of winners each year. But it would be refreshing to see a new Best Picture winner with a scope comparable to Gladiator and Return of the King. Something that can win more than three or four awards and make hundreds of millions.April 26, 2021 at 7:32 am #1204228764
Maybe we were too hard on James Franco and Anne Hathaway.April 23, 2021 at 6:36 am #1204216854
I think Two Distant Strangers and If Anything Happens I Love You are awful. Seeing that they’re both frontrunners is a nightmare.
The Documentary Short category won’t be as bad for me, but Latasha and Concerto are my two least favorites. Hoping for upsets.April 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm #1204216442
I usually don’t care much for the Best Supporting Actress category… I tend to find the majority of the nominees underwhelming year after year. But between Youn and Bakalova (not to mention Colman’s extremely solid outing), I’m finally enthusiastic about where the race is headed.April 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm #1204216419
John Travolta turned down Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks turned down Shawshank Redemption, and Michael Madsen turned down Pulp Fiction. 1994 was almost an entirely different year.April 22, 2021 at 9:37 pm #1204216408
And that’s why British people are built like this darling.
Xenophobia is gross and weird. Don’t be a weirdo.April 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm #1204216341
The only way I can really see myself being into it is if it were animated. I feel this type of musical could lend to an extremely charming and delightful animated film, especially with the right cast. Obviously, you have to get Broadway’s Josh Gad in the lead 😉April 22, 2021 at 8:07 am #1204214921
There should be a ban on voting in categories when you haven’t seen all the nominees. Full stop.April 21, 2021 at 6:41 am #1204212670
Do Not Split perhaps taught me more about the Hong Kong protests in ways that a textbook or series of news articles never could. It felt like the least manipulated documentation, making it also the most immersive.April 19, 2021 at 12:03 pm #1204209664
Opera by several miles. If Anything Happens and Yes-People are terrible, and the other two are fine, but didn’t grab me.April 19, 2021 at 7:39 am #1204209092
Because Film Editing is not that type of category. It is not a throw away random category. It’s like Directing and Screenplay. Pundits look to it to see if your Best Picture hopes went flying out the window come Oscar nomination morning. Now suddenly it is being relegated to just being a tick off vote? Editing wins are normally tied to Sound and/or a whole bunch of techs wins. Either Chicago 7 goes home empty handed (UNLIKELY) or it wins more than just Film Editing. Which is looking more and more likely. Just find the category it is likely to win WITH Film Editing. Then it will all make sense.
In addition to its ensemble (which there isn’t a category for), the editing is the component of the film that has the most passion behind it. It’s not ticking off a box or a “throw away.” People love the editing in that film, and I don’t see why you have to also love the screenplay, a song, etc. for that opinion to make sense. The narrative for Chicago 7 winning editing makes sense, and stats should factor a lot less when most of the Best Picture nominees are slower paced indie films. 2020 was a weird year. Stats will be broken. We’ve known that since NYFCC.
If we care so much about patterns, why not consider the pattern that the Academy likes to award films with “flashy” editing? That means it would be The Father or Trial, and I find another win for either film unlikely (obviously, not impossible).April 19, 2021 at 6:50 am #1204209025
If Husavik wins, I’ll be thrilled.