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January 15, 2022 at 2:13 pm #1204730127
You know, after mulling it over further, I’m changing my tune and predicting The Tragedy of Macbeth to possibly nab a slot in Best Picture. I think you guys are right: its late release and solid reception could give it the momentum it needs. I think the last two places are between The Tragedy of Macbeth / House of Gucci / Being The Ricardos / Drive My Car.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 15, 2022 at 1:55 pm #1204730075
In all categories
In all categories
Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Jesse Buckley), Best Original Screenplay & more
Being the Ricardos
Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design & more
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Best Actor, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Original Score & more
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 15, 2022 at 12:38 pm #1204729882
I saw The Tragedy of Macbeth last night. Visually, it’s an absolutely, jaw-droppingly stunning piece. The set design and cinematography is impeccable, and it felt like a classic film-noir with heavy German expressionistic styling.
But, I don’t think it’s a great film. For some reason, the editing really bothered me, especially in the first half. There were multiple angles that made for quite jarring transitions (esp. during the scene in King Duncan’s tent), and there were a handful of shots I wish lingered longer on the screen. Also, I noticed a few instances where the sound design didn’t match up with what was seen (but this could be an intentional hearkening to cinema of yesteryear). And to address the proverbial elephant in the room, yes, despite the entire cast’s finest efforts, the Shakespearean prose is a mental workout to decipher (which, obviously, is no fault of Coen’s). It’s a v e r y niche film and not nearly as accessible as others in its genre.
My personal opinion — and hope — is that it will garner some very worthy technical nominations (including an easy win for Cinematography and very likely Production Design), plus a director nomination for Coen and a Best Actor nomination (not win) for Washington, but I do have a hard time seeing it as a Best Picture nominee…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 12, 2022 at 8:40 am #1204720092
I could be wrong, but I feel that the the SAG Ensemble nomination gave both Belfast and King Richard a little boost in the Best Picture race, especially given the fact they were nominated over the two other powerful frontrunners of West Side Story and The Power of the Dog. With that said, I do know there’s still a long way to go and it’s pretty much anyone’s game at this point!
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 11, 2022 at 2:37 pm #1204716271
Tom Hanks missing for Captain Phillips is an egregious snub that baffles me to this day…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 11, 2022 at 1:26 pm #1204716024
I’m excited the Oscars will finally be hosted again! Here’s some additional news:
According to sources, Packer and the Academy have started to reach out to big Hollywood stars for the gig, with names like Dwayne Johnson believed to be among those on their wish list. Popular former hosts such as Chris Rock also have been approached we hear though securing someone is proving challenging during the pandemic.
There also is a possibility for the ceremony to have multiple hosts — sources said an idea for three celebrities hosting different portions of the telecast has been floated.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland, the star of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the biggest blockbuster of the pandemic, expressed interest in hosting the Oscars, and THR has learned that the Academy did reach out to him to explore that possibility.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 6, 2022 at 4:02 pm #1204701232
Tom Holland would be a timely choice (and has expressed interest in hosting). Alternatively, I think a few other good options would be The Rock, John Krasinski & Emily Blunt, Keegan Michael-Key & Jordan Peele, John Mulaney, Justin Timberlake, or Steve Martin & Martin Short.
Regardless of who it might be, I genuinely would like to see the Oscars hosted again…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 4, 2022 at 2:47 pm #1204697060
I have a few questions for the people predicting Belfast to win Best Picture.
2. What other awards do you realistically think it could win other than Picture?
1. Because it’s a very good film — less polarizing than other front-runners, and I think most Academy members will place it high on their preferential ballot, even if it might not be their favorite film of the year.
2. Supporting Actor (Hinds), Original Screenplay, and Editing.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥January 4, 2022 at 2:40 pm #1204697045
Very interesting. It sounds a bit like Jojo Rabbit, but happy. Chris Evans is a passable choice, but I think Jean Dujardin would’ve be ideal, if he could quell his French accent. He looks almost identical to Kelly, and he has the dancing skills to boot…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥December 31, 2021 at 10:24 am #1204688877
Great thread! Of the 900+ films I’ve seen, these are the four that have resonated with me the most:
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥December 30, 2021 at 10:23 am #1204687499
@Cosmia @HauteCouture @FreemanGriffin Thank you for the replies! I’m very excited to see it for myself, and I currently have it being nominated for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography (win), Actor, and Production Design. I just have a feeling it’s going to perform well come nominations morning. Cheers!
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥December 30, 2021 at 9:59 am #1204687462
Has anyone here seen The Tragedy of Macbeth yet? It’s probably too niche (Shakespeare + German expressionism) to take Best Picture, but I wonder if its late release will benefit the film below-the-line. I do have a feeling Coen will break into the director lineup…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥December 26, 2021 at 6:34 am #1204679376
@JV Sorry, I didn’t see this until now. Thank you for the info and the links! I appreciate it. Cheers!
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.” 🎥December 25, 2021 at 6:59 am #1204678314
PLEASE add 7 Prisoners in International Film. Really guessed on Documentary here. And vote Passing and Green Knight for everything pls. Thanks.
There are some wonderful documentaries this year that I strongly urge viewing before blind voting. Here are two of my favorites this year:
The Rescue: a fascinating and moving account of the international rescue operation mounted for a young soccer team stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand. It’s made by the Oscar-winning team behind Free Solo. Free to watch on Disney+.
Ascension: shot almost entirely observational-style, it’s a haunting and utterly beautiful portrait of the modern culture of the Chinese workforce centered on pseudo-Western consumerism. It’s not structured like your typical documentary, but instead a collection of evocative, moving, and sometimes heartbreaking pastiches of immaculate-framed life. Free to watch on Paramount+.
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