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May 4, 2021 at 10:58 am #1204242336
I didn’t get LOTR vibes the Eternals shots, but there was Nomadland vibes for sure. Also, I think West Side Story will be much more than what people are trying to make it look. I think it will be a big contender.
Also, Dune will be A tech contender only
I think the LOTR and Eternals comparison stems from the fact that the story spans a 7,000 year journey of characters and the story pays homage to some ancient and medieval stuff while also heavily dwelling on the sci-fi cosmic side of the universe outside Earth.
Chloe Zhao decided to shoot many scenes during magic hour if that’s what you mean by “Nomadland vibes”. She also stated how Terrence Malick inspired her as a filmmaker and she compares Eternals to The Revenant in terms of its process but less gritty in tone.
I do agree with West Side Story’s potential to become a big contender and what’s interesting is that WSS is being underestimated for reasons like “the Academy doesn’t feel the urgency to reward/recognize Spielberg” and “what fresh ideas can he bring to this” when in fact one of the main reasons why people are excited about is bc it is Spielberg’s take on a well-known musical and he will cater to theater fans as well those who are fans of the original adaptation.May 4, 2021 at 2:07 am #1204241853
Pugh’s Little Women nod is about Midsommar being a no-go for voters.
I think she deserved the nomination for Little Women but let’s just say Midsommar helped her get a nomination the same way Ex Machina helped Alicia Vikander’s win for The Danish Girl.May 4, 2021 at 1:16 am #1204241840
Good lord Thomasin McKenzie is literally JLaw 2.0 without Harvey Weinstein
I don’t quite understand the comparison to JLaw but it seems like Harvey Weinsten has become an extension to JLaw whenever somebody talks about her. I’m not even a fan of JLaw but give her a break.May 2, 2021 at 5:36 am #1204239062
Eternals has a good date and director which Endgame clearly did not it was just a popular film. Eternals with it’s clearly formulating campaign’s biggest competition is competition and within it’s own distributer and what it’s clearly prioritising West Side Story and others.
I think no one would be predicting Eternals apart from technicals if Chloe Zhao wasn’t attached to it.
At one point, Eternals chances for awards consideration partly hinges on how well WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier does at this year’s Emmys.May 2, 2021 at 5:30 am #1204239057
Not sure which version of the Don’t Look Up script this refers to (get the impression it’s a newer draft) but…yeah.
Is Don’t Look Up aiming towards a Borat Subsequent Moviefilm route?May 1, 2021 at 3:56 pm #1204238518
I’m still wondering how Adam McKay got an ensemble of A-listers for DLU if the script was THAT bad.May 1, 2021 at 3:20 pm #1204238473
Last Night in Soho seems so overrated already, can’t see it going much beyond techs. Already mourning for Toni Collette, she may sweep critics again and be snubbed due to genre bias. The Academy doesn’t only need to diversify membership based on race but also diversity attitudes to genre.
There’s a number of reasons why Last Night in Soho is being overhyped that’s why it is being predicted to do well.
As for Toni Collette, she has a pretty good chance because it is Del Toro and The Shape of Water got Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer supporting nominations and their roles are not even that baity. Her character in Nightmare Alley is probably similar to Hereditary/The Sixth Sense where she will deal with loss with a good amount hysterics and melodrama.
I don’t if we can classify Nightmare Alley solely into the horror genre if that’s what you are referring by genre bias although I agree the Academy should embrace the horror/thriller genre more often.April 30, 2021 at 1:38 pm #1204236671
Cast of Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux follow-up ‘The Brutalist’ starring Joel Edgerton, Marion Cotillard, Sebastian Stan, Vanessa Kirby, Mark Rylance, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin & Isaach De Bankolé
Described as an epic saga & unconventional love story between two holocaust survivors.April 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm #1204236639
Guillermo Del Toro winning his 2nd Directing Oscar would fulfill the trend of “Three Amigos” having two awards each for Best Director.
For him to win a second award for BD, Nightmare Alley has to be a directorial showcase like The Revenant and Roma or atleast Top 3/frontrunner in Picture.April 30, 2021 at 9:13 am #1204236178
I don’t think Eternals will be a contender. At best it’ll be the first MCU film to win VFX.
I’m not sure with VFX because it was filmed on practical locations so there’s probably minimal of it than what we think although I’m quite curious how it’ll be integrated as compared to VFX-heavy Marvel films that was mostly shot on studio. Maybe the VFX of Eternals will be similar to that of 1917.
On one hand, it is worth noting that the film editor of Eternals is Dylan Tichenor (who also edited Brokeback Mountain, There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread, Zero Dark Thirty)
The score will be from Ramin Djawadi who won an Emmy for Game of Thrones.April 30, 2021 at 9:06 am #1204236168
Is Ridley Scott a threat to win Best Director? He’s never won, has had a pretty iconic (albeit inconsistent career) filled with variety. I was just thinking while I think Hopkins was 100% deserving of winning Best Actor on the merit of his performance, I believe there must have also been some good will in that he isn’t getting any younger either and it could be their last chance to award him. Perhaps, especially if his films in contention are good, it could be Scott’s time?
It depends. There’s also the possibility of him cancelling himself out for both his films.April 30, 2021 at 6:18 am #1204235918
Kevin Feige reveals if he had to say who the lead was in ‘Eternals’ it would be Gemma Chan’s Sersi
(via @Variety | bit.ly/3sYmtyV)
Is it just me or Feige seems to be hinting his interest to score acting nominations (although a long shot) apart from BP and tech noms?
It also helps that Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are in the film.April 29, 2021 at 1:32 pm #1204235299
Watched the first three episodes and wasn’t aware that the third episode was directed by Elisabeth Moss until the end credits. And yeah good stuff, rent was due cause she can direct!April 28, 2021 at 10:54 am #1204233500
Because IMDB usually lists the casts for films still in production using their weird AF metric ‘starmeter’.
Well, Bale and Robbie have a wider filmography if the “starmeter” was partly based on that but I guess its not. Its a bit weird system but thanks for the info 👌