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February 22, 2020 at 4:32 pm #1203356876
#10 – I’m still wondering what was so wrong for GONE GIRL to miss Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Editing nods
I loved Gone Girl and wish Julianne Moore had won in a different year so that Rosamund Pike had a chance. She deserved so much more recognition for it.February 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm #1203354208
Should’ve won: Urban Contemporary for Self Titled Should’ve lost: Urban Contemporary for Everything Is Love For the most part, her 20+ wins are well deserved.
Agreed that the win for Everything is Love is probably her worst.
The fact is that after letting Jay go 0 for 8 the previous year the panel felt like they needed to give The Carters something and deliberately stacked the category in their favor. I mean, Janelle Monae had been nominated for all her previous albums but is then suddenly snubbed the year she breaks into the general field? That’s no coincidence.February 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm #1203352735
-Rami Malek winning best actor over any of the other 4 nominees.
Cooper really deserved that award, but old white people love Queen.
Even as someone who loves Rami’s other work, Bohemian rhapsody’s wins are as close to objectively flawed as you can get with the Oscars. It wasn’t the best in any of its categories and shouldn’t have even been nominated beyond ActorFebruary 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm #1203352470
Funnily enough, I topped my workplace Oscar pool while missing Bong in Director but some others who don’t follow the season closely actually predicted him (while not even necessarily having Parasite in Picture!)
Mendes basically just became the Russell Crowe of the Director category and I doubt we’ll see anything like it again for a while, but I can’t help but wonder if I would’ve gotten Bong right if I hadn’t followed the stats so closely.February 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm #1203349052
I voted Parasite without a question, though they’re both worth watching. What I find a bit of a shame is that Roma got two acting nominations but Parasite got none with a much stronger ensemble (probably just the power of Netflix campaigns).
Even though Song Kang Ho almost never would’ve won, he would’ve been a wonderful surprise choice in a boring Supporting Actor lineupFebruary 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm #1203345937
Do you think the Directors branch might be automatically biased against actor-directed movies starring the directors because they see them as ego trips, hence why Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper got snubbed, but Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, and Mel Gibson, none of whom starred in their own movies, were able to get nominations?
Not sure of the snub reasoning, but I’ll take any chance I can get to say that Affleck and Cooper should’ve been nominated in Director. That was some classic elitist bsFebruary 9, 2020 at 8:03 pm #1203339791
So since Life of Pi the Director winner has almost always matched Cinematography.
The two exceptions are Roger Deakins’ winsJanuary 23, 2020 at 2:06 am #1203299885
1. Two Popes was boring. I’m happy for Pryce but man, what a boring movie. 2. Knives Out deserves more than it’s one nomination.
Neither of these should be unpopular. Two Popes was boring and baity and I think the latter quality is the only reason Netflix pushed it over Dolemite Is My Name.January 20, 2020 at 2:44 am #1203294465
Right now predicting 4 each for Parasite and 1917:
Parasite – Picture, Production design, Editing, International
1917: Director, cinematography, Sound x2
I have Once in Supp Actor and Screenplay only
I’m excited to be having so much trouble in the tech categories. Costumes is a big one where I honestly could see any of the 5 winning
One more thing – the only time Cinematography and Director have split in the last 7 years was when Roger Deakins won for Blade Runner (I think Shape of Water was still nominated in the category). It would be funny if Bong won Director and left Deakins as the only exception to this stat since he’s almost certain to win againJanuary 20, 2020 at 2:35 am #1203294456
4. Little women
6. Once upon a time
7. Marriage story
Haven’t watched Ford v Ferrari yet
I saw 1917 and last week and thought it was my favourite until the SAG win for Parasite made me far happier than I’d expected. BP should be very close between those twoJanuary 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1203291080
The only two times the PGA winner has not won the Oscar recently there was a concerted backlash against the winners: The Big Short and La La Land
What was The Big Short backlash? I can’t remember and assumed it lost BP because not everyone liked its styleJanuary 18, 2020 at 1:51 pm #1203291071
I actually rewatched Spotlight two weeks ago to check if it was as good as I remember. It was, though I’d have nominated Keaton over Ruffalo. I love Fury Road too but Spotlight would’ve been my second choice