92nd Annaul Academy Awards (nominations)

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  1. Colin

    Colin Well-Known Member

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    Although I take the Oscars with a grain of salt, I must admit there are quite a few surprises this year, especially with a deadpan comedy like "Jojo Rabbit" and a foreign language thriller like "Parasite" scooping up some many noms. I would also like to point out that Roger Eggers "The Lighthouse" was snubbed with the exception of a nomination for best cinematography.
    So what are your thoughts and what do you think will win.

    **Winners are in Bold Red**

    Best Picture
    "Ford v Ferrari"
    "The Irishman"
    "Jojo Rabbit"
    "Joker"
    "Little Women"
    "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
    "Marriage Story"
    "Parasite"
    "1917"

    Best Director
    Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman"
    Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
    Bong Joon-ho, "Parasite"
    Sam Mendes, "1917"
    Todd Phillips, "Joker"

    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Antonio Banderas, "Pain and Glory"
    Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
    Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
    Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker"
    Jonathan Pryce, "The Two Popes"

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Cynthia Erivo, "Harriet"
    Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"
    Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women"
    Renée Zellweger, "Judy"
    Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
    Anthony Hopkins, "The Two Popes"
    Al Pacino, "The Irishman"
    Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"
    Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"
    Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"
    Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"
    Florence Pugh, "Little Women"
    Margot Robbie, "Bombshell"

    Original Screenplay
    "Marriage Story"
    "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
    "Parasite"
    "Knives Out"
    "1917"

    Adapted Screenplay
    "The Irishman"
    "Jojo Rabbit"
    "Little Women"
    "The Two Popes"
    "Joker"

    Best international feature film
    South Korea, “Parasite
    Spain, “Pain and Glory”
    France, “Les Misérables”
    North Macedonia, “Honeyland”
    Poland, “Corpus Christi”

    Documentary Feature
    "American Factory"
    "The Edge of Democracy"
    "Honeyland"
    "For Sama"
    "The Cave"

    Animated Feature
    "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
    "I Lost My Body"
    "Klaus"
    "Missing Link"
    "Toy Story 4"

    Cinematography
    "1917" - Roger Deakins
    "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
    "The Irishman"
    "Joker"
    "The Lighthouse"

    Film Editing
    "The Irishman"
    "Ford v Ferrari"
    "Parasite"
    "Joker"
    "Jojo Rabbit"

    Production Design
    "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
    "The Irishman"
    "1917"
    "Jojo Rabbit"
    "Parasite"

    Visual Effects
    "Avengers: Endgame"
    "The Lion King"
    "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
    "The Irishman"
    "1917"

    Costume Design
    "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"
    "Little Women"
    "The Irishman"
    "Jojo Rabbit"
    "Joker"

    Original Score
    "1917," Thomas Newman
    "Joker," Hildur Guðnadóttir
    "Little Women," Alexandre Desplat
    "Marriage Story," Randy Newman
    "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," John Williams
     
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    And get ready for a month of "OscarsSoWhite" complaints, which will permeate the broadcast. And they have no one but themselves to blame. Awkwafina got a Best Actress Golden Globe, but wasn't even nominated for an Oscar. Granted, the Globes have separate categories for comedy and drama, and none of Awkwafina's (by the way, I do hate that name and hope she becomes Nora Lum again soon) fellow comedy actress nominees got nods either, but it obviously wouldn't have been THAT crazy to recognize her.

    Eddie Murphy and the critically acclaimed Dolemite Is My Name gets shut out too.
     
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will probably win Best Picture. Tarantino never directed a best picture, so why not bloat his titanic ego a little more? I found the movie self-absorbed and irresponsible, but I don't get to vote. If I did I'd vote for Jojo Rabbit.
     
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    I watched the Globes and the Critic's Choice over the past two weekends, so honestly, skimming today's nominations was a little bit YAWN. Same stuff, only narrower, given the notable omissions (including those Paff mentioned above). I imagine the winners will be largely the same too.
     
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    I agree with you about Tarantino's ego, but I'm unsure what you mean by once Hollywood being irresponsible? Would you elaborate.
     
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    POTENTIAL SPOILERS:

    It ended in a way that rewrites history to the director's favor. Once the movie was over I asked myself what Tarantino would do next, a movie where hijacked planes are thwarted and 9/11 never happens? I mean "irresponsible" in the sense that his movie is thoughtless about a tragic event by pretending it never happened. I guess his point was to get people to talk as we are right now, I just don't like the idea of changing history for the betterment of a director. Those murders were too horrible to gloss over.

    Yet at the same time I praise a comedy about Nazi Germany, but that movie at least didn't rewrite history. The Nazis still lost. Ah well. It's all about opinions.
     
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    Blech. Ultimately time and time again Academy members have shown if there's one thing they love most it's themselves so a POSITIVE film about Hollywood is a shoe in. So I suspect Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will win based on its title alone. But I hope Jojo Rabbit runs away with it!

    As an animation fan I see this as once again the Academy stacking the deck in Disney's favor. Academy members are notorious for voting whatever their grand kids say. With no real thought on selecting a film by its own merits; the antithesis of what this is suppose to be - filmmakers recognizing the best at their craft. And with only one Disney film in the mix it has little competition in that regard.

    Add to that Lion King is up for "Best Visual Effects" here but "Best Animated Feature" for the Golden Globes is telling: it can't be both.

    I have similar thoughts. I found it more demeaning to the victim's family; you can't undo all that suffering and will probably just bring it back. But as far as I'm aware really only Bruce Lee's wife Linda Lee raised any objects to the movie. And ultimately her complaint was that any negative trait is objectionable.

    But then again I rather enjoyed the alternate history presented by Inglorious Bastards. And it's fun to see the Manson family "get theirs" too.
     
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    I think the real problem with lack of diversity in these award shows really comes down to them being tinsel town circle jerks. Rarely does anything outside the Hollywood studio system gets nominated. Just look at Chang-dong Lee's "Burning" from last year, that easily - for my money - could have been nominated in every major category, yet it didn't even get nominated for best foreign language feature.
     
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    updated with the winners. Glad to see Bong-Joon Ho win the big one. Fingers crossed there is hope that Park-Chan Wook can do the same before the decade is out.
     
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    or Hong-jin Na
     
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    The Oscars are tonight. Not even worth starting a new thread for.

    Honestly, most of this year's nominees were tedious.

    I loved both Promising Young Woman and Sound Of Metal. Give them all the awards.

    I thought Minari was a very good movie, but not one I'd ever revisit. Same goes for Another Round.

    Other than those (and Love And Monsters, which got a VFX nom)... YAWN!

    Obviously, I'm rooting for Emerald to win Best Director, but I will be okay with Chloe Zhao winning. I'll just pretend it's a belated award for her outstanding film The Rider from a few years back. Nomadland didn't do much for me, but to be fair The Rider is so good that whatever she did next was bound to pale in comparison.

    I'm trying to decide if I even care about watching? I'll probably DVR and just fast forward through it.
     
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    Considering the unique set of circumstances, the Academy really had to get creative with the selection this year. I've only seen half of the films nominated for best picture - "Sound of Metal", "Trail of the Chicago 7", "Promising Young Woman", and "Mank" - with "Sound of Metal" easily being my favorite out of the bunch.
     
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    Pfft.

    Zero interest. I think what finally did it in for me was when Tobe Hooper died and that year they deemed TCM worthy of inclusion in their icons of film montage as if Academy members had anything to do with its independent production when in fact that stayed a million miles away from it in 1974. Then when it came time to remember those that passed Hooper was nowhere to be seen. The guy who gave us TCM (which the Academy wants to take some kinda credit for), went to Hollywood only to be chewed up and spit out after he made them a spare million or two, was now completely disregarded by the Academy. :rolleyes:

    I'm not even a TCM/Hooper fanboy and it rankled me.
     
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    Hmm. I didn't even know the Oscars were on. And I'm usually one to watch each year.

    But after hearing the reviews. Guess I didn't miss much.
     
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    I shut it off halfway through and watched Cthulhu Mansion instead.

    The Independent Spirit Awards were fun. I liked that they recognized great movies that were too beneath the Oscar snobs like Miss Juneteenth, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, The Half Of It, Dick Johnson Is Dead, First Cow, etc. Plus, it had better winners than the snooze ones the Oscars chose.
     
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    I forgot the Oscars even existed.

    Almost sat though the entire show ONCE, back in 2003, and then realized, why I never bothered to watch the damn thing.
     
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    Glad to see it going the same way as corporate news media and becoming less and less and less relevant as it becomes more and more and more political. :)
     

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