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by The Original BJ
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

Franz Ferdinand wrote:The shortlist for the music categories on the Oscar website is nice, but it omits the actual songwriters - an impressive list of performers.


You haven't listed the songwriters either, though -- that's a list of the performers of the songs. (Some of them are ALSO the songwriters, but not all.)
by The Original BJ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

From what I've been reading, Girl would have been a Twitter war waiting to happen, so its omission from the foreign shortlist may be a blessing for the Academy. The list as is features far more prominent candidates than we usually see. Mister Tee, Is the issue to do with the gender of the actor pla...
by The Original BJ
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Burning reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Burning reviews

Burning is a movie that feels almost impossible to discuss effectively without getting into spoiler territory, so I'm just going to warn everyone who hasn't seen it not to read any further until you've had a chance to see the movie. SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT INCLUDING SPOILING THE ENDING OF THE MOVI...
by The Original BJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

Only one out of the three submitted songs from ASOB survived (the obvious one)... I’m pretty sure A Star is Born ONLY submitted “Shallow.” No... they submitted three... https://observer.com/2018/10/a-star-is-born-submit-three-original-songs-oscar-consideration/ There seems to have been a change in ...
by The Original BJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Short Lists for Multiple Categories
Replies: 26
Views: 395

Re: Short Lists for Multiple Categories

HarryGoldfarb wrote:Only one out of the three submitted songs from ASOB survived (the obvious one)...


I’m pretty sure A Star is Born ONLY submitted “Shallow.”
by The Original BJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Boston Society of Film Critics Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Boston Society of Film Critics Winners

flipp525 wrote:The first group to cite the excellent Brian Tyree Henry for his performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. Great news! He’s been on my wishlist since I saw the film.


He could actually have seriously been in the conversation were 40% of the spots in his category not hijacked by leading actors.
by The Original BJ
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 165
Views: 10011

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

anonymous1980 wrote:The film is EVERYTHING anyone wants in a superhero movie.


Define anyone. :D
by The Original BJ
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Motion Picture Story 1949
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Best Motion Picture Story 1949

I happened to complete this roster -- about as bad a lineup as any writing category ever, and one that seriously made me question my interest in Oscar history. It Happens Every Spring has a pretty silly premise, but even if one is willing to not take it too seriously, it just isn't that funny either...
by The Original BJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1105

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

There is a lot of fraud going on. After that initial surge of critics' prizes seemed to give it some real heat, First Reformed is performing with the televised groups at more or less the level I thought it would when I saw it, when I assumed it would just be too tiny to make an impact. I agree Hawke...
by The Original BJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: LA Critics Winners

Would also love to have a spoiler-y "how do folks interpret Burning?" discussion at some point, cause that feels like a movie that could produce all kinds of different takes.
by The Original BJ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Replies: 54
Views: 1105

Re: Screen Actors Guild Awards

I'm going to make a few random predictions, just because SAG is never quite the match for "what everyone thinks will be Oscar-nominated" in every category. One big question I have is whether or not enough voters saw the late releases. Last year, the films that didn't do the festival circui...
by The Original BJ
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: LA Critics Winners

On another note — when more people have had a chance to see Shoplifters, I’d love to start a (spoiler-heavy) discussion on it. I’ve seen it twice now, and it’s the kind of movie where the details of the story are doled out in dribs and drabs here and there — which is to say, I’d love to compare note...
by The Original BJ
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: LA Critics Winners
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: LA Critics Winners

Quite a day for Roma, running away with Best Picture prizes from virtually everyone who handed them out today. To answer your question, Mister Tee, about performers who won multiple critics' prizes without getting a Globe nod... there may be a more recent example, but BOTH Robert Duvall and Julie Ch...
by The Original BJ
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1236

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

Reza wrote All these supposed nods have a strong whiff of Doctor Dolittle from way back yonder though to give it some credit at least Black Panther is far more entertaining if equally popcorn fare. This ignores what a cultural phenomenon the film was. Also that Doctor Dolittle is a crime against ce...
by The Original BJ
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 69
Views: 1236

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

Black Panther is way more likely than not at this point, IMO. Et-tu BJ? In a five-wide field, I don't think it would make it at all. But the spots are there now. The core of the race seems to be A Star is Born, Roma, The Favourite, Vice, Green Book, and BlackKklansman -- not sure I'd say every one ...

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