Somewhat younger movie lover....I have always loved watching movies and talking about them with anybody who would listen or show the slightest inkling that they may love them too. I am also a huge lover and supporter of live Theatre and think more people in today's society should go see more plays/musicals. I do love being able to talk to and associate with many other arts lovers on this site and am always open for any discussion.
Dec 17, 2011
Mar 29, 2020
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic People who would have won Oscars if they category frauded to supporting in the forum Movies 1 day, 20 hours ago
I do have to say that I love seeing the mentions of Robin Williams as Supporting in Dead Poets Society…I’ve always felt that was the case.
I still think Frances McDormand, despite winning in Lead for it, could also have gone Supporting for FARGO. I still think Macy was the real lead in that movie.
It may have beat Brokeback Mountain but I wasn’t even in love with that movie either.
CRASH was a horrible winner because it was an overwrought film that didn’t even deserve to be nominated anyway.
I recently went back and rewatched several clips from the film and was actually amazed at how much I still cringed at them.
That’s the big thing about CRASH for me. It isn’t just that it beat all 4 of the movies it was nominated against, it was just a horrible overwrought movie all by itself.
Frankly I would’ve voted for Goodnight and Good Luck out of those nominees.
I actually voted for CRASH.
I still found myself at least finding GREEN BOOK watchable (probably wouldn’t think as lowly of it had it not won Best Picture…it shouldn’t have even come close to a nomination. It was a 3 star movie at best.
CRASH may have had strong sentiments but I just found it to be overwrought and a chore to sit through. I r…[Read more]
I seem to agree with many of you. Streep is definitely the most technically proficient actress and maybe even more versatile but there is something so emotional and raw and relentless about Lange.
I definitely feel they were worthy of nominations in 1985. I most certainly would’ve put Cher and Mia Farrow in their places.
I love the Marion C…[Read more]
I ended up going with Phoenix as he had four performances that were first rate: THE MASTER, HER, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, and JOKER.
Bale and DiCaprio deserve mentioning too. I feel like Driver will be the person we most likely are praising come 2029-2030.
I posted a long time ago but I decided to repost as some of my opinions changed and I figured I’d add the past decade along with years I feel confident in selecting a winner so I will be doing 1950-Present.
1950: Gloria Swanson, SUNSET BOULEVARD
1951: Vivien Leigh, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1952: Shirley Booth, COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA
1953: A…[Read more]
Updated! Starting from 1960 based on the nominees:
1960-Jack Lemmon, The Apartment
1961-Maximillian Schell, Judgement at Nuremberg
1962-Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird
1963-Sidney Poitier, Lillies of the Field
1964-Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove
1965-Rod Steiger, The Pawnbroker
1966-Richard Burton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia W…[Read more]
Using just the nominees since 1960:
1960: Jack Kruschen, The Apartment
1961: Montgomery Clift, Judgement at Nuremberg
1962: Ed Begley, Sweet Bird of Youth
1963: Melvyn Douglas, HUD
1964: Stanley Holloway, My Fair Lady
1965: Martin Balsam, A Thousand Clowns
1966: Walter Matthau, The Fortune Cookie
1967: Gene Hackman, Bonnie & Clyde
1968: Jack…[Read more]
I posted on this thread 8 years ago but I figured I’d go ahead and list mine again plus add the past decade and include the 60s as well…and I am sure a few of these will have changed anyway…and I’ll only stick with the Oscar nominees.
1960-Janet Leigh, Psycho
1961-Rita Moreno, West Side Story
1962-Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Can…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Popular films if they were directed by different directors in the forum Movies 3 weeks ago
I’m just curious as to why you’d choose Joel Schumacher for THE COLOR PURPLE?
The others are fantastic choices that I would’ve loved to have seen.
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic If Parasite did not exist, what movie would win Best Picture? in the forum Movies 3 weeks, 6 days ago
I do feel like HOLLYWOOD would’ve ended up benefitting the most from this and it would’ve won Screenplay and Picture.
I do think Mendes would’ve pulled off Director.
The massive nomination count for JOKER is crazy but I don’t think it was ever going to win anything beyond the two it actually did.
JOJO RABBIT is another interesting case because…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Which historical triumph will happen first in the 2020s? in the forum Movies 1 month ago
I think we will finally see someone black winning Best Director, whether that be Spike Lee, Barry Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele, or someone we aren’t even fully aware of yet.
I also hope that an Animated film will be able to overcome the bias and take Best Picture, but I feel like we need to have the quality of the films rise up to the l…[Read more]
I frankly feel Ian McKellan should’ve won for GODS & MONSTERS but Edward Norton would’ve been an easy second place (and good winner) for AMERICAN HISTORY X.
That Roberto Benigni win, which happened in the earliest Oscar year that I followed, has not aged well at all. At the time, even though I was still very young, it did seem like a fun and ins…[Read more]
ArtIsntEasy replied to the topic Gold Derby Film Decade Awards (Nominees on 2/25 at 10:00 PT) in the forum Movies 1 month ago
PARASITE may be the most recent but it got my highest rankings in some categories.
I’m also hoping for strong showings for THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MOONLIGHT, and also shoutouts to TOY STORY 3, THE TREE OF LIFE, HER, and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL to name a few.
This year alone, they outdid themselves honoring PARASITE with its wins but I really wish they had nominated some of the actors as they truly deserved it. It especially makes me sad that this particular performance of Laura Dern netted her an Oscar when Cho Yeo-Jeong, Park So-dam, and Lee Jung-eun were right there.
I still love that MOONLIGHT…[Read more]
3. Annie Hall
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7. Hannah and Her Sisters
8. Sunset Boulevard
9. Pulp Fiction
10. On the Waterfront
Little Miss Sunshine
The Usual Suspects
Thelma & Louise
I do love NEON’s response.
In the end, this is a man I couldn’t respect any less than I already do. Him denouncing it sight unseen (not that it would matter if he saw it) is only a good thing for the film.
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