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by MaxWilder
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Final Nominations Predictions

Our good friend Eric also posted his here. I'll just leave the link but it's worth reading. He makes some good points about John David Washington and Sam Elliott. https://www.slantmagazine.com/film/2019-oscar-nomination-predictions/ Right around the same time, it started becoming apparent that Blac...
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Visual Effects Society Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Visual Effects Society Nominations

What will be in the vfx highlight reel for First Man? The moon scenes are stunning but that’s a static environment. Is there enough there there? The last space film to win this award, Interstellar, had to build a spinning black hole, among other things.
by MaxWilder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1079

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

Say three of the nominees get 45% of the vote: 20%, 15% and 10% (50, 37 and 25 votes), leaving 55% (138 votes) for the other two. There are 18 win/lose outcomes (87-51, 86-52, ..., 70-68) and one tie outcome (69-69); i.e., a 5.3% chance (1/19) of a tie. Shouldn't the win/lose outcomes be counted tw...
by MaxWilder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1079

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

How many voters are there? Three ties in 11 years seems very improbable. Approximately 250. Now that I think about it, ties aren't terribly unlikely with 250 voters. Say three of the nominees get 45% of the vote: 20%, 15% and 10% (50, 37 and 25 votes), leaving 55% (138 votes) for the other two. The...
by MaxWilder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Broadcast Film Critics Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 1079

Re: Broadcast Film Critics Awards

How many voters are there? Three ties in 11 years seems very improbable.
by MaxWilder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

I know, but she might have referred to [Redford] in her speech. I think you're reading too much into this. When you're shocked to win an award, the walk to the podium is a weird experience. Were both Bridges and Douglas on a straight line from her seat to the stage? Moreover, she wasn't giving a li...
by MaxWilder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

I think Max may have omitted that nomination because the film was met with such a lukewarm critical response and tepid box office. Though I felt Close (and McTeer) deserved their nominations but they had a sense of 'filler' to them. You got it, 100/100. I did say her 'last big Oscar-nominated role'...
by MaxWilder
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

Thanks for putting these together!
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

At least in Europe, many under 45 know and respect Glenn Close. In America it could be different, ok. But still how many in the Academy are under 45? It’s the same here: the <45 set certainly knows and respects Glenn Close. She’s just not an icon to them the way Meryl Streep is, despite their being...
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: Green Book reviews
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Green Book reviews

All this handwringing over an innocuous movie when there are more serious concerns we should all have In that case we shouldn't be talking about the Oscars or movies at all. The film is set in 1962. It feels more attune to the time when Sidney Poitier was emerging as a megastar just a year away fro...
by MaxWilder
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globe reactions
Replies: 96
Views: 1361

Re: Golden Globe reactions

Still, what I feel is that - on this board especially - there is rather a sort-of (inexplicable) resistance to the idea of such a great actress finally getting an Oscar I was in that group. I discounted her chances because her performance is in a movie that is pretty much irrelevant. I'm sure it's ...
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Could Linda Cardellini become this year's Jacki Weaver and just roll up on Green Book's coattails? That's...actually a great call. She was mentioned/thanked/praised a few times in those Green Book acceptance speeches, putting her name in voters' minds at just the right time. I can see this happening.
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Precious Doll wrote:If Emily Blunt had just walked away half way during the film never to return I doubt many people would even noticed or cared.

I could be watching Lawrence of Arabia and it would bother me that Emily Blunt was not on screen. Imagine how I felt during Mary Poppins Returns.
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 466

Re: Critics Top Ten Films of the Year

Max, i don’t know how long you’ve tracked him but trust me, whatever has happened to Armond White is truly our loss. His review of A.I. Artificial Intelligence is one of the most important pieces of film writing of the 2000’s. He mattered. He challenged people, and wrote from a place of morality an...
by MaxWilder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: 2018 BAFTA's
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: 2018 BAFTA's

Thankfully we were spared Bohemian Rhapsody in the top category It was nominated for Best British Film. :cry: I don't really know what to say about Margot Robbie continually showing up for nominations. I read she's been meeting-and-greeting. I'd like to scoff but if Margot Robbie even looked in my ...

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