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by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 477
Views: 15366

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I hadn't thought about the NRA being brought up on RICO charges, but that would be icing on the cake. The end of the NRA and the GOP as we know them at the same time. One couldn't hope for a better outcome.
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions
Replies: 33
Views: 969

Re: BAFTA Nominations & Predictions

I stayed away in order to watch this on BBC America without knowing what the winners were. A few minor surprises, but no major ones. A few observations: Joanna Lumley made a great host. Selma Hayek made the best presentation saying she was there in this year of the woman to honor the men or somethin...
by Big Magilla
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Academy Members' Brutally Honest Ballots

Another one. This one isn't as infuriating as the others. They didn't say who this person was but I suspect it's an editor since he (or she) said a lot about it. Well, that and the fact that the headline literally says "Editor thinks..." And nothing else other than Picture and Score. Actu...
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 477
Views: 15366

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Of course this is the Fox headline:

"There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
by Big Magilla
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor

I, too, finally caught up with Roman J. Israel and found to my surprise based on all the badmouthing the film has gotten, that I liked it. I found the first half riveting. I didn't like the direction it took in the second half, but I didn't find it confusing. I thought this was Denzel Washington's b...
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1276

Re: It's Trivia Time

James Ivory, nominated for Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name , was not only a work partner, but a romantic partner, with Ismail Merchant. Together, they were co-nominated three times - Ivory for directing and Merchant for producing (Picture) - the same film, for A Room With A View , Howar...
by Big Magilla
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 199

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

The answer is a big fat NO!

Ruth Chatterton is the first performer to have received an Oscar nomination for a performance directed by a woman way back in 1930!

The film was Sarah and Son. The director was Dorothy Azner.
by Big Magilla
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC
Replies: 20
Views: 199

Re: Oscar-winning performances directed by women or POC

The list seems to be complete, but the list of non-winning nominees isn't all that expansive. This is all I could think of: Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee) Jane Alexander, Testament (Lynne Littman) Lauren Bacall, The Mirror Has Two Faces (Barbra Streisand) Sandra Bullock, Gravity (Alfon...
by Big Magilla
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2186

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

The witch hunt aspect of it is in finding everyone guilty as charged without knowing the facts and burning them in the fire of public opinion.
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2186

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

I wonder why I thought is was Disney. It's actually part one of two 30-minute films. They could have strung them together and released it as a feature instead of as two shorts.
by Big Magilla
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2186

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

This one should be a non-starter. The incident occurred years ago, was highly publicized at the time and put to rest. Who are these 13,000 troublemakers who signed the petition? Obviously not Academy members, or at least not all of them. The Academy only has about 6,000 members. Kobe Bryant's love l...
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2186

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

When did this nonsense start? Bryant was given a prominent spot in the Academy luncheon picture just last Monday. There's no grounds for recision of a nomination here. If voters don't want to vote for him, they don't have to. If he wins and they want to sit on their hands or boo, that's their privil...
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design

By the way, Sandy Powell is the designer for Mary Poppins Returns which is all but guaranteed to put her in the running next year. Jenny Bevan has Marc Foster's Christopher Robin , also for Disney, in which Winnie-the-Pooh and friends come alive to put joy back in the life of the grown Christopher R...
by Big Magilla
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design

While that's true, much noise was made on the internet at the time that double nominee Sandy Powell, who was on her 11th and 12th nominations, already had 3 Oscars while Jenny Bevan who as on her 10th nomination hadn't won since A Room with a View. That said, I doubt it was much of a factor in Bevan...
by Big Magilla
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: R.I.P. Jóhann Jóhannsson

A posthumous nomination and win is not out of the question. He has three yet to be released films in the can. Ironically, one of them is Mercy about the mysterious death of sailor Donald Crowhurst, played by Colin Firth, in a film directed by The Theory of Everything's James Marsh.

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