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February 19, 2021 at 9:08 am #1204049939
For this year, my favorite song by far is “Identical” from On the Rocks. I love it so much, I keep listening to it over and over!
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 14, 2021 at 10:10 am #1204041788
I just completed my nominations. I’m very happy I was able to “spread the love” this year!
One last FYI: please consider The Mauritanian in all categories. Tahar Rahim truly gave one of the best powerhouse performances of this awards season…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 12, 2021 at 9:16 pm #1204039769
Tenet has better Sound Mixing than Editing. I’ve never agreed with people complaining that Nolan movies have “muddled” sound, it’s always plenty clear to me, and the way he is choosing to texture the sound is a smart choice most of the time. The volume and tonality of his characters’ dialogue is more realistic, it reflects the environment and what they are going through, and the overall soundscapes of his movies are more expressive. The only major problem I’ve had with the mixing in his movies is how the very annoying music in Dunkirk was highlighted, and the overall unnecessary loudness in parts of that movie. Whereas the Sound Editing in Tenet, how many truly unique sounds are really there? It’s mainly gunshots and crashes and some other typical gadgets, it wasn’t especially surprising, even if they did a good job of filling in what was required. Compare that to Love and Monsters, which has a bunch of new interesting creature sounds.
What I admired most about Tenet’s Sound Editing was during the inverted parts of the film. To be able to make every sound work coherently and realistically in reverse takes a very skilled set of hands.
I usually quite like Nolan’s sound choices, but I found the Mixing on Tenet specifically made it difficult to hear dialogue. I know it all comes down to personal taste/experience, so I respect your reasoning.
Bohemian Rhapsody winning both Sound categories was the reason I think it’s better to merge them. Most voters clearly don’t know the difference between mixing and editing. You said Tenet has great Editing but messy Mixing. It’d probably be nominated for both categories like Interstellar, which had the same mixing issues.
Yes, you’re probably right. C’est la vie…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 12, 2021 at 7:13 pm #1204039694
Random thought: I really wish the Academy didn’t merge the Sound categories. It’s frustrating that people don’t realize there’s a dearth of difference between the two.
Tenet is a prime example of this. The film had impeccable, jaw-dropping Sound Editing, but had very muddled Sound Mixing. I hope it’ll win the newly-minted Best Sound Oscar for its Editing alone, but it’s sad that another film, such as I’m Thinking of Ending Things for example, won’t be rewarded for its Mixing.
Edit: I forgot it was called “Sound Editing”, not “Sound Design”. My mistake!
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 12, 2021 at 10:52 am #1204039193
Gold Derby Film Awards — FYC
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 10, 2021 at 9:14 am #1204035332
YAY! The time has come. I’ll be posting my FYCs very soon. Here’s to a wonderful Gold Derby Awards!
Edit: I know we’ll most likely have to message Daniel with our minor suggestions, but please consider adding Eurovision Song Contest to Costume Design and Makeup/Hairstyling.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 9, 2021 at 3:47 pm #1204033879
No Greyhound in Visual Effects is a huge snub. I thought it was extremely well done for such a complicated VFX-heavy film. Its only hope now is for a Sound nomination, which I’m predicting.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 3, 2021 at 5:42 pm #1204019153
Does anyone else feel that the Globes might award Animated Feature to Wolfwalkers instead of Soul? It’d be just like last year when they gave it to Missing Link, while the Oscars awarded Toy Story 4. I think it’s a very strong possibility….
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 3, 2021 at 9:24 am #1204017756
Initial winner predictions. DRAMA Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Actress: Carey Mulligan Actor: Chadwick Boseman MUSICAL/COMEDY Picture: Hamilton Actress: Maria Bakalova Actor: Lin-Manuel Miranda Supp. Actress: Amanda Seyfried Supp. Actor: Daniel Kaluuya Director: Chloé Zhao Screenplay: The Trial of the Chicago 7 Animated: Soul Foreign Language: Another Round Score: Soul Song: Fight For You
That sounds about right. Although Foreign Language is really messing with me. I could see either Another Round, Minari, or A Life Ahead winning…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 3, 2021 at 8:58 am #1204017600
One takeaway: I’m so very happy that Helena Zengel got a nomination for News of the World! It was a powerhouse performance. I hope it’ll translate to an Oscar nod as well…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 3, 2021 at 8:46 am #1204017515
Well, I got 1,338/3,978. Not great. This year was so hard to predict! I think I’ll have to update my Oscar predictions now. I have serious doubts in Da 5 Bloods, Sound of Metal, or Malcolm & Marie (unless Zendaya gets a SAG nod tomorrow.) Mank seems to be coming in strong. I have much more confidence in The Father, Pieces of a Woman, and Promising Young Woman. Even The Mauritanian might garner a nod or two!
But, I think we can safely rule out Jared Leto for the Oscars, right? Right?
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 1, 2021 at 2:16 pm #1204013228
…News of the World [score] is too bland, and I don’t trust the Minari music here. A weak year for the category.
I’d have to respectfully disagree with you here. I thought the score was absolutely wonderful and complimented the film very well. James Newton Howard is a respected veteran in the industry, and with the somewhat sub-par field this year, I feel he’ll be a frontrunner. Even critics circles are nominating the score.
With that said, I don’t think he’ll win the Oscar. I’m convinced it’ll go to Reznor & Ross for either Mank or Soul.
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”February 1, 2021 at 2:05 pm #1204013220
I’m surprised that Mank‘s original song “(If Only You Could) Save Me” is disqualified. It was quite obscure in the film, so it was probably a bit of a long shot, but it was a very good song. Even though I wasn’t nearly as much of a fan of Mank as others here, I’ll most likely be including the song on my Gold Derby Awards ballot…
My username is an acronym of “Quiet On Set! Lights, Camera, Action.”January 30, 2021 at 4:16 pm #1204010177
I also believe Neon acquired something? Am I right?
Yes, they purchased the animated documentary Flee for somewhere in the seven figures. They could possibly position it to make a play for Animated Feature next year. It’d be a unique nomination, for sure…
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