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by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Kaye Ballard
Replies: 0
Views: 10

R.I.P. Kaye Ballard

by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

Never Look Away has to be the single most surprising nominee in my years of Oscar-tracking. Although, like others say, it's less surprising when you see Caleb Deschanel's name as the cinematographer. I didn't realize it was even eligible outside of Foreign Film. I see Sony Pictures Classics has put...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

What about the nominations presention? I thought it was way more classy than last year I thought Najiani and Ellis Ross milked the too-early-in-the-morning joke way too much. What I saw of them I thought was just great, although to be fair I had to cut them off early as the technician had arrived i...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

I Bacall's two husbands and Plowright's one were both dead when they were nominated. Not that he didn't look like he was, but was Robards really dead when he made Magnolia? I was just about to correct that! Bacall's first husband was dead and she was long divorced from her second when she was nomin...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

I was going for first nominations, although I did forget about Tandy's second.

I was also going for the second spouse to have been married to the other at the time of his or her nomination. Bacall's two husbands and Plowright's one were both dead when they were nominated.
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

In fact, I'm still in the mode of "Shallow for song is the only category I'd bet the rent on". We'll see if that changes over the next few weeks. I would think the biggest shoo-in has to be Roma for Foreign Language Film. Thanks, Greg, for using the proper term - "shoo-in" - if ...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

Unless I'm forgetting someone, Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross now hold the record for the longest stretch for acting nominations between spouses - 51 years, breaking the 45 year record of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy that had held for 28 years.
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

HarryGoldfarb wrote:Apparently, The Favourite is the 20th film with three nominated actresses. The Help was the last one, while Gone with the Wind was the first.


Yes, but All About Eve had four. Will there ever be another?
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

I think if more people realized that the cinematographer of Never Look Away was Academy favorite Caleb Daschenal, the nomination would not have come as such a surprise. It's his sixth nomination. His first was for the Hollywood grandfather of First Man , The Right Stuff . He lost that one to Sven Ny...
by Big Magilla
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 57
Views: 831

Re: Reactions

The only thing I got completely right, aside from Foreign Language Film, was saying that First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk were the two most vulnerable of the ten almost unanimously predicted Best Picture nominees. Black Panther , which I said was the third most vulnerable did ok, but not as ...
by Big Magilla
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 792

Re: Final Nominations Predictions

BEST PICTURE Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite First Man Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star is Born Vice If less than ten, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk and Black Panther are the most vulnerable in that order. BEST ACTOR Christian Bale, Vice Bradley ...
by Big Magilla
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: PGA Winner
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: PGA Winner

I think the main reason Green Book is doing so well in awards season is the pushback against the pushback. The criticisms against the film have been so over the top that its supporters are basically saying "enough is enough". It may be simple, but it's not simplistic, nor is it insulting t...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Nick Redman
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: R.I.P. Nick Redman

I always enjoyed listening to his commentaries which were among the most knowledgeable and informative out there. Fittingly, his last commentary was on the Blu-ray of Ford's The Last Hurrah.
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Nick Redman
Replies: 2
Views: 69

R.I.P. Nick Redman

The Oscar nominated documentarian was the man behind Twilight Time, the boutique Blu-ray company responsible for the release of hundreds of films that might not otherwise have seen the light of day in the format. He died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was just 63. Obituary here: https://var...
by Big Magilla
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Nominations Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: The Nominations Announcement

I don't know if I'll be able to watch it either way this year. I'm having my annual heating maintenance between 8 and 12 am on Tuesday. If the guy comes early, I will be in the basement watching him instead of the Oscar announcement. It's an appointment I had to make three months ahead of time so I...

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