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by MaxWilder
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Song
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Song

I'll never forget the Best Original Song debacle two years ago. Lady Gaga performs "Til It Happens to You" and everyone watching is transfixed. It's a powerful moment. Of course she'll win. Then the presenters come out and the Oscar goes to that Sam Smith abortion from Spectre. (He then ha...
by MaxWilder
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominations
Replies: 28
Views: 865

Re: DGA Nominations

Well, that's dispiriting. I thought The Shape of Water was fine but hardly exceptional; its front-runner status baffles me. I'd prefer any of the four other director nominees, but this 'race' seems anything but. :|
by MaxWilder
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 63
Views: 1624

Re: It's Trivia Time

Has no one won on his/her birthday?
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 63
Views: 1624

Re: It's Trivia Time

My bad! The present tense threw me off. Can we delete that?
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 63
Views: 1624

Re: It's Trivia Time

Considering the Academy does not credit the producer specifically with the nomination or the award That is not true. If the best picture award weren't for producers, the Academy wouldn't have set a limit, post- Shakespeare in Love , on how many producers could be nominated for one film. If you go t...
by MaxWilder
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Art Directors Guild Nominees
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Art Directors Guild Nominees

Sabin wrote:So, if a movie is set in 2049, it's science-fiction. But if it's 2029, it's contemporary. So bizarre...

Two words: flying cars.
by MaxWilder
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: London Film Critics Circle Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: London Film Critics Circle Awards

Paddington 2 is a massive critical hit: 88 on metacritic, comparable to most of the BP nominees, and 100% on RT. (Unlike Lady Bird, it's not going to have its score knocked down by some sexist loser looking to make a name for himself. :roll: ) It shouldn't be confused with children's fare like Ice A...
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Why would Streep be interested in the parts played by Melissa Leo, Jackie Weaver or Laurie Metcalf when she gets to play lead roles in a lot of mainstream films. The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook aren't mainstream? They made lots of money, earned a total of 15 Oscar noms and won three (includ...
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

She doesn’t appear in Oscar nominated films because there aren’t any she could be in. That's a bold statement. Off the top of my head, she could have played the Melissa Leo or Jacki Weaver parts in The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook. How about Laurie Metcalf's part in Lady Bird? Metcalf is 62,...
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Why even bother having two sound categories if the nominees are just going to be exactly the same? No one even knows the difference between them as it is! It doesn't help that they're so unhelpfully named. Sound editing used to be sound effects editing. Now voters are left to disentangle 'editing' ...
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Reza wrote:Which is kind of sad considering Nolan is far better a director and certainly more deserving of the nomination than either Peele or Gerwig.

Dunkirk was his 10th film, he gets blank checks for budgets, he works in entirely different genres. This is not a useful exercise.
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Sabin wrote:Christopher Nolan getting nominated for Best Director after his multiple "snubs" would be the news of the day any other year. Now, it's barely a blip. People are talking about Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele.

Ah, OK. Good point. P.S. Come on, not even Inception? :(
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

"BIG NEWS! CHRISTOPHER NOLAN NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR!" is the headline of zero hot takes. I'm not getting the sarcasm (blame sleep deprivation). I think casual observers will be surprised that it's his first nom as director. It wasn't even guaranteed, given the newer and hipper compet...
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 63
Views: 1624

Re: It's Trivia Time

Uri wrote:And, of course, Plummer is the oldest nominated actor ever for the youngest nominated performance ever.

Do you mean the most recently filmed? You could be right but that seems hard to verify.
by MaxWilder
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2522

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

For me the greatest outrage is another pointless nomination wasted on Meryl Streep. There are officially only 4 available slots per year. Sorry, ladies. Very happy for Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. I was a fan of theirs before The Big Sick and now they're Academy Award® nominees. I'm bummed f...

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