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on: January 13, 2020, 10:27:20 AM
THE NOMS

Best picture

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman”

“Parasite”

“1917”

“Marriage Story”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Joker”

“Little Women”

“Ford v Ferrari”

Best actress in a leading role

Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

Best actor in a leading role

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”

Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

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 supporting role

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

Best actress in a supporting role

Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Florence Pugh, “Little Women”

Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”

Best international feature film

South Korea, “Parasite”

Spain, “Pain and Glory”

France, “Les Misérables”

North Macedonia, “Honeyland”

Poland, “Corpus Christi”

Best adapted screenplay

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Little Women”

“The Two Popes”

“Joker”

Best original screenplay

“Marriage Story”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Parasite”

“Knives Out”

“1917”

Best animated feature film

“Toy Story 4”

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“Missing Link”

“I Lost My Body”

“Klaus”

Best documentary feature

“American Factory”

“The Edge of Democracy”

“Honeyland”

“For Sama”

“The Cave”

Best documentary short subject

“In the Absence”

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”

“Life Overtakes Me”

“St. Louis Superman”

“Walk Run Cha-Cha”

Best animated short film

“Dcera (Daughter)”

“Hair Love”

“Kitbull”

“Memorable”

“Sister”

Best live action short film

“Brotherhood”

“Nefta Football Club”

“The Neighbors’ Window”

“Saria”

“A Sister”

Best film editing

“The Irishman”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Parasite”

“Joker”

“Jojo Rabbit”

Best cinematography

“1917,” Roger Deakins

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto

“Joker,” Lawrence Sher

“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke

Best original song

“I’m Standing With You,” from “Breakthrough”

“Into the Unknown,” from “Frozen II”

“Stand Up,” from “Harriet”

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” from “Rocketman”

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” from “Toy Story 4”

Best visual effects

“Avengers: Endgame”

“The Lion King”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“The Irishman”

“1917”

Best production design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman”

“1917”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Parasite”

Best makeup and hairstyling

“Bombshell”

“Joker”

“Judy”

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

“1917”

Best costume design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Little Women”

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Joker”

Best sound mixing

“1917”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Ad Astra”

“Joker”

Best sound editing

“1917”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Joker”

Best 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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My Picks / Predics

Pic - Once Upon a Time... / Once Upon a Time...
Actress - Saoirse Ronan / Scarjo
Actor - Leo / Joaquin
Director - QT / QT
Supp Act - Brad / Brad
Supp Actress - Florence Pugh / Laura Dern
Int'l - Parasite / Parasite
Adapted - Irishman / Joker
Original - Once Upon a Time... / Parasite
Animated - I only saw Toy Story so Toy Story / Missing Link
Editing - Parasite / Irishman
Cinematography - Once Upon a Time... / 1917
Prod Des - Once Upton a Time... / Once Upon a Time...
MU - I guess Joker bc they were very nice / Joker
Costume - Once Upon a Time... / Little Women
VFX - Irishman / Avengers
Score - Marriage Story / Joker
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Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 01:00:23 PM
Yearly reminder that the Oscars are always bad and there’s no point getting worked up about it.
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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 02:27:53 PM
Agreed, but just a few quick complaints...

Uncut Gems was utterly robbed, which tells you everything you need to know about how boring and predictable these voters are.

Knives Out should've gotten a lot more love.

Joker leading the pack makes me want to punch things. Joaquin winning for it, and not the other amazing work he put out last decade, is shameful.

Willem Dafoe definitely should be up there for Lighthouse.

1917 is the boring choice and will probably win, and its fine. It's The Artist of this year. The great ones will live on regardless of Oscar attention.

I still think it was a particularly strong year for film.


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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 03:17:56 PM
i know it’s not you guys, but there is a general consensus among Safdie fans that Uncut Gems isn’t their strongest. i was worried it’d be just me but no it’s common. frankly Uncut Gems noms wouldn’t have elevated the platform and would have in fact fit in perfectly well along with other boring and predictable noms


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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 03:27:04 PM
I actually agree. Much as I love Uncut Gems and Good Time, I still think Heaven Knows What is their strongest. Not sure how many others would agree, but it's my truth.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 03:36:32 PM
I'm just slightly less disinterested in the Oscars this year than last.  (Last year was awful.  I literally didn't even watch the ceremony for the first time.  Ever.  In my life.)  I think there was only one or two films last year I was interested in, and this year there are 3 or 4 or 5 I could work up a little thrill for a win.  Jojo, Irishman, Toy Story 4 were the nominees I responded the most positively to.  Ford & Ferarri and Hankies Mr. Rogers were mostly entertaining...   (No noms for "Maiden" or that nut butter raptor, tho.) 

I've been yelling at Oscar choices since "The Artist", I think. 

A few this year I haven't seen yet (1917, Little Women, a few others.)  So many I found overrated:  Hollywood, Gems, Pain, Marriage, Parasite.   Finally watched Joker.  Thought it was mostly...OK.  I guess I went into it with a "show me" attitude after all of the praise and vitriol it received.  Wasn't as good as the praise, nor as awful as the outrage.  [shrug] 
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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 03:46:49 PM
in the big picture your support of nut butter raptor was essential and meaningful


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Reply #7 on: February 07, 2020, 03:29:17 PM


(There's even an Easter Egg in there directed right at me. )
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Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 09:07:42 AM
I'm fairly happy overall with how the evening went. As predicted, Brad won, and it was pleasant - not surprising but definitely not certain - that Parasite won as much as it did.

But my God, was that the worst Oscar show in recent memory or what? It was extremely tedious and unentertaining. This show desperately needs a host, and ideally one that loves cinema and wants to celebrate it - and even cinema beyond the current year's highlights. Recently, it seems the show is way too interested in social media moments, it needs to course-correct and become unabashedly a celebration of movies beyond all else. Billy Crystal used to be great at this, but he's way too outdated these days as was evidence by his last turn. But when Steve Martin showed up at the start, it made me think that maybe him and Short hosting together might be a way to go. Hopefully next year's show will move to the new Academy Museum's theatre, and that'll give it the shot in the arm it needs. But my God... The show reeked of desperation to be inclusive and diverse after all but 1 best acting nominees was white, it was painful too watch. And FYI, those shots of the audience jamming to Eminem did nothing to decrease the idea of #oscarssowhite. Any why was Eminem there anyway? There was already too much live music performances. Next time, just make it a medley of the best song nominees and please leave it at that. Make the focus movies. Make it fun. The In Memoriam segment was also awful this year, they skipped through everyone so quickly, and the whole thing was broadcast of a camera looking at the screen. It all felt very rushed, sloppy, and disrespectful. A horrible show, but at least I'm satisfied with who a bunch of the awards went to, given the nominees.
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Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 09:18:35 AM
If Bong hadn't won Big, it would have been the most dreadful ceremony of the century so far, yes. He brought life to a zombie.
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Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 09:26:29 AM
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Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 09:31:23 AM
 :)
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 09:59:19 AM
At least we can all forget 1917 now
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Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 09:58:32 PM
At least we can all forget 1917 now

Thank god for that.

Overall I think the awards were about as good as you can except from an Academy that gave best picture to Greenbook last year. Parasite sweeping and making history like it did was a fun watch. JP gave an earnest but nonsensical speech, but Brad did good. I wish Marty/Irishman had won something.

Holy hell does this show need a host though. Maya/Kristen and Will/JLD were all so great, how much fun would it have been had they hosted throughout.


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Reply #14 on: February 11, 2020, 03:55:45 AM
I thought Janelle Monae was incredible, and loved her “Oscars is so white” moment of rebellion. That and Parasite’s win were the best parts. And Maya & Kristen would be awesome hosts. Or Maya & Will.