Zooey the Dreamer
studying theatre directing and obsessed with creative writing, theatre and performance, moviemaking, Fellini, Truffaut, photography, Jung, traveling, Meryl Streep, philosophy, art history and New York.
Jan 12, 2012
Feb 19, 2020
Wait a sec! We know nothing. You are presenting your own assumptions as facts. Saying the directors didn’t want Bong to win is your assumption and is based on the DGA. The DGA and the directors at the Academy are not the same thing! Making such a statement is like saying: Well, non-actors rule the Academy, since Regina King and Olivia Colman…[Read more]
Zooey the Dreamer replied to the topic The SHORTS Thread (Animated, Live Action, & Documentary Short Subject) in the forum Movies 1 week, 2 days ago
I think I’m the only one predicting In the Absence but it’s so good. And the other docs were kind of disappointing.
I remember people here delighting in a possible Meryl Streep nomination. Yes, the film was trash but Meryl was actually the best thing about it. And the Razzies can nominate Anne Hathaway, they can nominate Sandra Bullock. They can nominate Jessica Chastain. They can nominate Dame Judi Dench. But they won’t nominate La Streep.
Birdman was not snubbed by the ACE. And a SAG shutout is a SAG shutout. It can be held against any film. It’s the same like when people insisted the SAG ensemble can’t be held against La La Land. It can. All due respect but ignoring what suits you and offering interpretations as facts won’t make your argument stronger.
Parasite did win the…[Read more]
Yes, but let’s take a look at precursors.
Ali had the Globe, SAG, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice.
Now let’s take a look at major guild wins here (the crucial guilds for an Oscar win – PGA, DGA, SAG, WGA, ACE).
1917 – PGA, DGA (shut out at SAG, ACE)
Parasite – SAG ensemble, WGA, ACE (no snubs)
It’s not the same story where Ali was clearly the…[Read more]
If the actors are presenting alone, they won’t start with an acting category. I can’t imagine a scenario, in which Regina King of Mahershala Ali open the show. I bet Steve Martin or Taika Waititi or even Rebel Wilson will present the first award.
Meryl Streep presented Cinematography in 2017.
Harrison Ford presented Original Screenplay in 2008.
Shirley MacLaine presented Foreign Language Film in 2017.
Barbra Streisand introduced the best picture clip for Spike Lee last year.
Last year, we had a Hollywood Golden Age leading lady presenting Costume Design.
Come on, give us somebody truly…[Read more]
Still no visuals from inside the Dolby? I’m really curious about the stage design. It was about time they selected a new designer, but I’m not sure I like the actual choice.
And in terms of presenters, this list is extremely lackluster. Nearly no Oscar winners, the closest one to a legend is Diane Keaton. C’mon, these are the Oscars. And I’m…[Read more]
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Renee Zellweger – Judy
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
THERE IS S…[Read more]
Zooey the Dreamer replied to the topic Tarantino's "Hollywood" chances were always overestimated. in the forum Movies 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Spotlight won two top guild awards – SAG and WGA. Hollywood has zero. The comparison is far-fetched.
No, please no. We don’t need another Tina Fey who has a mediocre filmography but is presenting year after year after year based on her TV success. I’m already tired of Fey’s constant Oscar presence. I adore Phoebe much more than Tina, but nope. These are the Oscars and I prefer having a legendary actor or writer present the writing awards.
Is 1917 that popular? Imagine a voter knowing that Joker has the Globe. Imagine a voter knowing the composer is a woman. Imagine a voter even knows the composer has scored Chernobyl as well.
Or simply imagine a voter picking 1917 in cinematography, production design (maybe), sound mixing, sound editing (maybe), visual effects (maybe), maybe…[Read more]
Dark comedies have to be funny as well. I had a different issue with it though – it was way too hollow, nothing there. Dark comedies have something to stay. This one does not. The thing is it promises to be much edgier than it is. At its core, it’s a sentimental coming of age story.
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