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by Mister Tee
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: WGA Nominations

Not remotely to cast doubt on Can You Ever Forgive me?, which I admired immensely...but, in retrospect, the fact that this film is centered on a writer -- on, in fact, The Writer's Life -- probably did a lot to win over voters. That it's paired with Eighth Grade's stunning upset makes it feel like t...
by Mister Tee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: WGA Nominations

And the Writers Guild declares war on predictability, picking Can You Ever Forgive Me? for adaptation.
by Mister Tee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: WGA Nominations
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: WGA Nominations

So, this could be just an opium dream, but... We've been largely thinking that, absent The Favourite, Roma was pretty much the only impediment to Green Book winning original screenplay at WGA -- and a weak one at that, since even most Roma fans don't see it as a writing achievement. However...after...
by Mister Tee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Film Editing
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Categories One-by-One: Film Editing

Green Book being nominated here is, along with its PGA win, its strongest credential in the best picture race. But I see no reason to believe it could win the category. Honestly, I wouldn't have considered this a spot where The Favourite would have much chance, either. It's certainly fluidly edited,...
by Mister Tee
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-By-One: Costume Design
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Categories One-By-One: Costume Design

The Buster Scruggs nomination is not only merited on its own, it spares us a chanceless/rote mention for something like Colette. (Of course, it didn't spare us the utterly predictable Mary, Queen of Scots. You're right, dws, about Byrne: it's like everyone doing an Elizabeth movie has her on speed-d...
by Mister Tee
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Cinematography
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Categories One-by-One: Cinematography

Given the VERY limited release Never Look Away has so far received, I may be the only one here who can give an honest overview of this category. The nominees: Cold War (Lukasz Zal) The Favourite (Robbie Ryan) Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel) Roma (Alfonso Cuaron A Star is Born (Matthew Libatique) T...
by Mister Tee
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Bruno Ganz
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: R.I.P. Bruno Ganz

A fine actor, who's probably been more widely seen in those fake-subtitled clips from Downfall than in any of his other excellent work.
by Mister Tee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Whatever the problem was, things seem to be working now. I received an e-mail notification of the response. I got the email notification as well, though it was sometime after the fact. Maybe something was locked that got unlocked. Whatever it was, thanks for working on it and (apparently) fixing it.
by Mister Tee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

b]BTW, Magilla[/b]: Did you get my private message yesterday? I'd have expected a reply by now, since I specifically asked for confirmation you received it. If not, it means something's wrong with either how I'm sending private messages, or how the board is processing them. I have three messages si...
by Mister Tee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Years ago, the Tonys had two awards shows. One, featuring the so-called minor awards was on PBS, the main show followed on CBS. When they eliminated the PBS show, they still presented the so-called minor awards before the main show but they weren't televised, thus the reason for the highlights duri...
by Mister Tee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actress
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actress

This is a category that feels like it wants to be an easy choice but something keeps knocking it off course. Some folks at Awards Watch are touting a de Tavira Upset a la Marisa Tomei. Only the biggest Roma landslide imaginable could make that happen. Whatever you think of the chances of The Favouri...
by Mister Tee
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

As could easily have been predicted -- open rebellion:

https://variety.com/2019/film/awards/di ... 203139473/
by Mister Tee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

So, people have gone through and found that, though Disney-backed films are nominated in most tech categories, miraculously, they have no nominations in cinematography, editing, make-up or live short. (The only below-the-line category without a Disney nominee that survives the purge is doc short.)
by Mister Tee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

FilmFan720 wrote: Tiffany Haddish, Maya Rudolph,


Not to mention these two were the most entertaining presenters of the night.
by Mister Tee
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 89
Views: 1980

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

Disgraceful. Cinematography and editing are, in my mind, the most significant of the techs. (But at least we're airing any category a Marvel movie might win.) I know people are protective of the shorts, but they're the ones you can most label as uninteresting to a mass audience -- if four had to go,...

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