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
Jan 27, 2020
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January 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm #1203311484
2. Marriage Story
4. Little Women
6. The Irishman
7. Jojo Rabbit
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Ford v. Ferrari
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 26, 2020 at 3:56 am #1203305719
I was hoping for a Bong Joon-ho miracle but I still predicted Mendes would win.
I can understand why he is winning..and I also liked 1917…but it just isn’t common that a film as fantastic as PARASITE actually gets nominated for Best Picture (and yes, I get that it’s my opinion though many on here seem to agree with me).
I’m still holding out hope that PARASITE can actually pull off an Original Screenplay win at the Oscars and that it can essentially SPOTLIGHT and MOONLIGHT its way to Best Picture.
However, if HOLLYWOOD makes a Picture and Screenplay comeback, that will piss me off more than 1917.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm #1203300732
I’ll take “Movie Adaptations That Shouldn’t Exist” for $1000, Alex.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 23, 2020 at 11:02 am #1203300456
As long as Egerton keeps it up, I would think the chances are fairly high that he could get another nomination. Yes, stranger things may have happened but I don’t think this was his only chance to achieve such success. They most certainly should’ve released the movie in September-November and not May…that was a ridiculous move.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 22, 2020 at 7:20 pm #1203299614
Antonio Banderas- Pain & Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio- The Wolf of Wall Street
Adam Driver- Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix- The Master
Jonathan Pryce- Carrington
Cynthia Erivo- onstage in THE COLOR PURPLE
Scarlett Johansson- Lost in Translation
Saoirse Ronan- Brooklyn
Charlize Theron- Monster
Renee Zellweger- Bridget Jones’ Diary
Tom Hanks- Captain Phillips
Anthony Hopkins- The Remains of the Day
Al Pacino- Dog Day Afternoon
Joe Pesci- Goodfellas
Brad Pitt- The Tree of Life
Kathy Bates- Misery
Laura Dern- Inland Empire
Florence Pugh- MIDSOMMAR
Margot Robbie- I, Tonya
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 22, 2020 at 11:05 am #1203299002
Erivo winning would be the biggest upset ever…in more ways than one.
I just don’t see anyone overtaking Zellweger now, even if she somehow lost the BAFTA to Saoirse Ronan…but I am still upset that Lupita Nyong’o missed out along with Awkwafina…and that Alfre Woodard didn’t really gain traction.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 22, 2020 at 11:01 am #1203298998
Well…even as someone who actually really liked JOKER and felt it deserved its Picture nomination, I certainly don’t agree that Todd Phillips out directed Bong Joon-ho or Sam Mendes.
I do think Mendes is still going to win this and the only thing that would make me consider switching my prediction is if Bong somehow pulls off a DGA upset, which seems possible though not super likely.
I would gladly have Mendes win if it somehow meant PARASITE could take Picture and Screenplay. The only thing that would make me livid is if HOLLYWOOD somehow made a comeback to take Picture and Screenplay.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 22, 2020 at 10:45 am #1203298974
I just feel like the consensus behind the fact that 1917 is more of the epic technical achievement will lead it to winning Director…and I would say that Mendes winning Director certainly wouldn’t be undeserved.
HOWEVER…I would be beyond thrilled if Bong Joon-ho took it as that film’s structure and pacing was essentially the poster child of near perfection.
I feel like Mendes will win the DGA but I still just have a strong feeling that PARASITE is going to benefit from the preferential ballot in the same way MOONLIGHT did…but I do think it is very close at this point. I suppose HOLLYWOOD is even still a solid 3rd…even though it shouldn’t be.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 21, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203297875
This is almost impossible due to the unbelievable quality of film that has come from other countries.
Here’s what I came up with:
#4-Children of Paradise
#8-La Dolce Vita
Honorable Mention: PAN’S LABYRINTH
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 21, 2020 at 5:48 pm #1203297764
Best Picture: PARASITE
Best Director: Celine Sciamma, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, US
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE
Best Supporting Actress: Zhao Shuzhen, THE FAREWELL
Best Original Screenplay: KNIVES OUT
Best Adapted Screenplay: LITTLE WOMEN
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 21, 2020 at 11:46 am #1203296894
I honestly would not be surprised if she lost at BAFTA. Having said that, the only nominee who comes from a Best Film nominee is Robbie for HOLLYWOOD and I really, really do not think she could win for that…so frankly, I am still going to predict Dern. However, I could see them going for the other three (sans Robbie for HOLLYWOOD).
Even if Dern were to lose the BAFTA, she will still get the Oscar regardless.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 21, 2020 at 10:49 am #1203296704
Very happy to see PARASITE doing well, particularly with the two very deserved nominations for Song Kang-ho and Cho Yeo-jeong. In Supporting Actress, I would’ve loved to have seen Park So-dam over Laura Dern, but it seems that the latter still has her fans despite the fact that there is barely anything of not to her performance.
Nevertheless, these are certainly more inspired nominees!
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 21, 2020 at 7:08 am #1203296283
I also agree that if they get rid of International, then they should also get rid of the Animated category too…and probably Documentary as well.
However, I would be more worried about these films getting absolutely no recognition at all if that were the case.
I do think more consideration needs to be taken to the quality of Foreign (and Animated) films as many not only deserve to get nominated but often should be WINNING the damn thing…granted that’s just my opinion.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm #1203295297
I’ve always thought this was a fascinating Oscar season.
Back then, the Director snub seemed like a hard hurdle to recover from (unless you were DRIVING MISS DAISY). It was quite shocking when Ron Howard got snubbed along with Ang Lee for SENSE & SENSIBILITY…which were both considered the de facto frontrunners.
While I was still very young at the time, my instinct was that SENSE & SENSIBILITY would still pull it off because it had a Screenplay win on lock and it seemed like Kate Winslet had a strong chance of winning Supporting Actress (which ended up not happening).
BRAVEHEART almost seemed to sweep in like OUT OF AFRICA, gaining momentum with a Best Director win amidst weakening competition.
“The art of making art is putting it together...”January 20, 2020 at 6:40 am #1203294677
It may be slightly based on my own personal bias but I’m switching my Best Picture prediction to PARASITE. Yes, I get that it has major hurdles to overcome but I feel like it is the film that will benefit most from the preferential ballot (even though it lost on such a ballot at PGA) and the fact it seems to have the least divisive support…which still means 1917 will be its biggest competition. I just hope that it winning at WGA without HOLLYWOOD in competition will still lead to an Oscar win but I’m afraid they will want to give Tarantino a consolation prize he doesn’t need (or deserve).
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