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by bizarre
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Best Supporting Actress 2017

A fun race, a fun category and an interesting benchmark of how the Academy's taste in nominees is reverting to a very old-Hollywood style lead actor-character actor binary. I respect Mudbound, and I'm pleased that an actress of colour can get nominated for this kind of role, but my response to Blige...
by bizarre
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actor 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Best Supporting Actor 2017

This was one of the hardest categories to read for the bulk of the season - and ended up being one of the most boring slates of nominees. Oh well. I like The Florida Project a lot, but Dafoe's here on name recognition. He's a solid, warm presence but he's not trying anything new. Jenkins is a good a...
by bizarre
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actress 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Best Actress 2017

This is perhaps the strongest lineup of a decade with pretty consistently strong sets of nominees in this category - with quite a few strong on-paper contenders crowding for a last spot that ultimately went to the least interesting performance of the final five (hi, Meryl). I saw a joke recently tha...
by bizarre
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actor 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: Best Actor 2017

2002 was the first Oscars I followed, and it always seemed like a clear option that the voters would go the underdog route (especially with in a major Best Picture threat) in a field with 4 previous winners (two of them multiple winners) and one first-time nominee. I like Brody's win, he carries the...
by bizarre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actor 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Best Actor 2017

Oldman had this in the bag as soon as the project was announced - notwithstanding the strange anachronism of awarding a hagiographic portrayal of Winston Churchill at a time when anti-colonial narratives are entering the public sphere like never before, Oldman's performance is as loud and superficia...
by bizarre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Screenplays 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Best Screenplays 2017

This year saw a major dissonance between one of the strongest Original Screenplay categories in recent memory and one of the most barebones pools of options in any major category for years in Adapted. In the latter, Call Me by Your Name had this sewn up since its premiere at Sundance over a year pri...
by bizarre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2003
Replies: 23
Views: 4132

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2003

flipp525 wrote:
bizarre wrote:My personal nominees:
2. Catherine O'Hara, in "For Your Consideration"

I assume this was really supposed to be A Mighty Wind?


Yikes, yes it was - I love O'Hara in A Mighty Wind and actually strongly dislike her performance in FYC :lol:
by bizarre
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Picture & Director 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Best Picture & Director 2017

This was an interesting year that was hard to get a real hold on until well into precursor season. That being said, there were few also-rans in the Best Picture race with any real momentum. I'd predicted an 8-film field but was pleasantly surprised to see Phantom Thread surge at the last minute. Als...
by bizarre
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - Keeping Up with Precursor Season
Replies: 28
Views: 1819

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - Keeping Up with Precursor Season

No critics groups have gelled around Stuhlbarg yet, which worries me, and I ultimately think the age handicap could very likely push Chalamet out - though who knows this year.
by bizarre
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - Keeping Up with Precursor Season
Replies: 28
Views: 1819

Oscar Predictions Thread - Keeping Up with Precursor Season

As LAFCA voting is underway, NBR and NYFCC have announced and we wait on Globe and Critics' Choice nominations, the season has entered a new phase. Here are my updated predictions marking the beginning of the precursor whirlwind (* denotes a winner, longlists for the Top 8 categories only): Best Pic...
by bizarre
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 10579

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

I don't think we should expect a Dafoe nod in Lead at LAFCA - Keaton had the screentime of a support performance but his was the closest thing to a central character of that ensemble, and Arquette, whose positioning in that category makes more sense on paper, was in every section of that film. Dafoe...
by bizarre
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 10579

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

I expected nothing more from The Post, honestly. I expect that to be the consensus opinion judging from everything released so far. To my mind these are the only viable contenders in each acting category, barring some major last minute campaigns or SAG tomfoolery: Best Picture SAFE BETS: Call Me by ...
by bizarre
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 10579

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

How can you call me crazy for predicting Robbie to win Best Actress while saying you get a Dallas Buyers Club from I, Tonya and recommending I predict it for Best Picture?
by bizarre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 10579

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

And I do hope Oldman doesn't win. It's certainly one of those situations where the 'preordained' narrative was so strong it stood up to uninspiring reviews, a viable slate of competitors and the performance itself being hammy and crappy. Think The Last King of Scotland but with a Best Picture nomina...
by bizarre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 293
Views: 10579

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Bob Odenkirk (The Post) Early word from the first screening of The Post last night says that only Streep and Hanks have enough to do in the film to warrant awards attention. There also seems to be a “haven’t we seen this before?” kind of response to the film. I see a respectfu...

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