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by Heksagon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography

They do sometimes. But not very often, and (I believe) usually only when the competition line-up doesn't have any really strong contenders to begin with.
by Heksagon
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography

I'm usually the person who doesn't think that Academy likes to give awards just because they think someone is "due", but this time, I do think they will give the award to Deakins. He's the best know cinematographer of the last decade or two; he has a ton of nominations without a win; he's ...
by Heksagon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2122
Views: 87351

Re: New Developments III

It was bound to happen sooner or later, considering the stock market was ridiculously overvalued thanks to the Fed's trickle-down policies - I mean, the QA policy.
by Heksagon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 709

Re: DGA Nominations

I can still see Nolan winning the Oscar, though. I don't. DGA and HFPA have each nominated Nolan several times in the past, while this is his first directing nomination for the Oscars. Also, Nolan is exactly the type of star filmmaker whom the Globes love to award. If neither one of them actually a...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

That is technically true, but it is my impression that, by convention, the statuette was usually considered to go to the film's producer.
by Heksagon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

Agnes Varda got an Honorary Oscar and is nominated for a competitive one the same year. How many other people have done the same? Off the top of my head: Saul Zaentz received the Thalberg award the same year he is up for, and won, Best Picture for The English Patient and Harold Russell got an Honor...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

Neil Paterson, who won the screenwriting Oscar for Room at the Top, played soccer for a year at the Scottish Second Division as an amateur. He supposedly had an opportunity to turn professional, but opted to pursue a career in sports journalism instead.
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

There are several Oscar nominees who have been involved in amateur sports at various levels (including Icarus 's Bryan Fogel this year), but I can't find anyone even of Olympic participant level. Robert Stack won the U.S. Championship in 20 gauge skeet shooting in 1936, that's the most impressive am...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

I can think of a number of pro athletes who tried their luck in acting, but I don't think any were good enough to get Oscar nominations. Budd Boetticher was a professional bullfighter before getting an Oscar nomination for writing a screenplay for a movie about bullfighting. Ron Shelton, who directe...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1281

Re: It's Trivia Time

Kobe Bryant is the first black person to receive a nomination for an Animation (either Short or Feature).

I believe Hoyte van Hoytema is the first Dutch person to receive a Cinematography nomination. I think Arjen Tuiten might be the first Dutch person to receive a Make-Up nomination also.
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Which Nominees Have You Seen?
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Which Nominees Have You Seen?

Nominees I have seen:

Dunkirk
Icarus

Yeah, that's all. No wonder I don't post a lot anymore. I'll try and see at least a few more before the awards are presented.
by Heksagon
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2210

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Three Billboards seemed to be doing great ... until Best Director was announced.

Agnès Varda lands her first nomination (for Documentary) the same year she gets an Honorary Award.
by Heksagon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Marriage

Congratulations, great to hear this.
by Heksagon
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!

The correct answer to the tie-breaker question is 8. Only Heksagon got it right so he earns a bonus triple points for that. Oh, nice. I said to myself, surely no one will overestimate how many times the subject will be brought up. So I checked what was the highest number anyone has suggested and ad...
by Heksagon
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!
Replies: 33
Views: 957

Re: Golden Globe Predictions Contest!

Here's my predictions, without seeing any of the films, as is my tradition in recent years. Picture - Drama: The Post Picture - Comedy: Lady Bird Director: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Actor, Drama: Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour Actress, Drama: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water Actor, Comedy: James Fr...

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