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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:10 pm

flipp525 wrote:Big Magilla, no one is "underestimating" Philomena. It's a nice, quiet, harmless little film. But it's not some sort of transcendent experience. In fact, there's a lot that's simply off about it, including a lot of the Washington, D.C. sequence (that scene of Steve Coogan Googling the name of her son was kind of ridiculous, to be quite honest.)


The scene was phony as was much of the screenplay. It was Philomena's daughter who discovered the identity of her missing half-brother on the internet. The real story can be found here:
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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:12 pm

anonymous1980 wrote:Things are looking grim for Robert Redford.


In my view, things have always looked grim for Robert Redford. He gave a borderline catatonic performance in a movie that bombed in a year with an overwhelming number of Best Actor options. The fact that some people still view him as a certain nominee is basically insane to me, even moreso now that both Her and The Wolf of Wall Street have emerged with such devoted fan bases.

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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby ITALIANO » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:19 am

flipp525 wrote:that scene of Steve Coogan Googling the name of her son was kind of ridiculous



And couldn't he have googled it in London?

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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby flipp525 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:12 am

Big Magilla wrote:Jared Leto in place of Matt Damon for sure; Tom Hanks in place of Bradley Cooper, maybe.

God, let's hope not. He did nothing in that film to deserve a nomination. If anyone, Colin Farrell gave Banks' best male supporting performance.

I really want Joaquin Phoenix to crack into the Best Actor slate. Such unexpected and tender work from him. And, just like Amy Adams, a complete 180-turn from his The Master work last year.

I would love for Sally Hawkins to get a Best Supporting Actress nomination. I think her work is just fantastic in Blue Jasmine. She has the challenge of taking a woman who's supposed to be of limited intelligence and imbuing her with the kind of intuitive street smarts that her sister so clearly lacks. It's a slightly more savvy Stella Kowalski.

Wouldn't it be funny if Julia Roberts ended up being the only nomination from August: Osage County? Is even Oprah safe? Or does she have enough friends in the Academy to keep her afloat?

Big Magilla, no one is "underestimating" Philomena. It's a nice, quiet, harmless little film. But it's not some sort of transcendent experience. In fact, there's a lot that's simply off about it, including a lot of the Washington, D.C. sequence (that scene of Steve Coogan Googling the name of her son was kind of ridiculous, to be quite honest.) Of course, it was going to place well here with the Brits. Cate Blanchett's performance was simply better than Dench's and she'll win the gong in March.
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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:28 am

I've been underestimating Captain Phillips' chances the way most have been underestimating Philomena's. Both are likely to make Oscar's list along with BAFTA's other three plus Dallas Buyers Club; Inside Llewyn Davis; Her; Nebraska and Saving Mr. Banks if ten - if nine, which one is left off the list is anyone's guess.

I've replaced Meryl Streep in my predictions for Best Actress with Adele Exarchopoulos rather than Amy Adams, but either is possible.

Matthew McConnaughey will most certainly replace Christian Bale among actors and Robert Redford, Joaquin Phoenix or Oscar Isaac could easily replace Leonardo DiCaprio.

Julia Roberts is the weakest of the supporting actress nominees with June Squibb likely to replace her.

Jared Leto in place of Matt Damon for sure; Tom Hanks in place of Bradley Cooper, maybe.

Best Director matches the DGA, but Oscar still has some wiggle room with The Coens and Spike Jonze ready to pounce, most likely over Scorsese.
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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby ITALIANO » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:37 am

Meryl Streep IS the weakest of the five - more so in the UK, of course, than in America, but even at the Oscars she could be the one who's left out - if they REALLY like American Hustle, I mean. The BAFTAs obviously loved it.

Best Actor is becoming more and more interesting. At least one of the five selected here will have to go because Matthew McConaughey will replace him. It should be Christian Bale. Someone else could replace either Di Caprio or (less probably) Hanks, It will all depend on how the Academy will react to Wolf of Wall Street, but a race composed of Dern-Ejofor-McConaughey-Di Caprio-Hanks doesn't seem impossible.

Supporting Actor is - after Best Actress - the most boring: Jared Leto in Matt Damon's place and you have the Academy line-up. (And by the way, having Damon, who is in every single scene of that Liberace movie, as Supporting is clearly absurd - thank God the Academy will spare us this).

In Supporting Actress, June Squibb will probably replace either Roberts or Hawkins. I hope Roberts, but then August Osage County will have at least one nominee from the Actors Branch.

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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:02 am

I'm not so sure about the eligibility of Dallas Buyers Club and Her. BAFTA rules state:

"In order for a film to be considered for a BAFTA nomination its first public exhibition must be displayed in a cinema and it must have a UK theatrical release for no fewer than seven days of the calendar year that corresponds to the upcoming awards. A movie must be of feature length and movies from all countries are eligible in all categories, with the exception of Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut, British Short Film and British Short Animation which are for British films only."

This is somewhat confusing in that they nominate films that haven't yet opened in the U.K. but will have opened and played 7 days by the time of the actual awards. Neither Dallas Buyers Club and Her will have been exhibited in U.K. theatres until February.
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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:38 am

I looked it up. Dallas Buyers Club and Her were both indeed eligible. I guess either not enough people saw it or they simply didn't like them across the pond.

Things are looking grim for Robert Redford.

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Re: BAFTA nominations

Postby mlrg » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:29 am

quick thoughts:

- Biggest snub might be Michael Douglas in lead actor for Behind the Candelabra
- Leonardo di Caprio might have a shot for an oscar nomination
- It's looking very shacky for Meryl Streep
- Was Dallas Buyers Club eligeble?
- Very interesting set of foreign language film

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BAFTA nominations

Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:12 am

The 2014 BAFTA Award nominations:

BEST FILM
12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
AMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
PHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson
PHILOMENA Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope
RUSH Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan
SAVING MR. BANKS John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
THE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
COLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) Good Vibrations
KELLY MARCEL (Writer) Saving Mr. Banks
KIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) Kelly + Victor
PAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) For Those in Peril
SCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) Shell

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
THE GREAT BEAUTY Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
METRO MANILA Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier
WADJDA Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

DOCUMENTARY
THE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer
THE ARMSTRONG LIE Alex Gibney
BLACKFISH Gabriela Cowperthwaite
TIM’S VERMEER Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Alex Gibney

ANIMATED FILM
DESPICABLE ME 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
FROZEN Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Dan Scanlon

DIRECTOR
12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueen
AMERICAN HUSTLE David O. Russell
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul Greengrass
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Martin Scorsese

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
AMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
BLUE JASMINE Woody Allen
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
NEBRASKA Bob Nelson

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 YEARS A SLAVE John Ridley
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Richard LaGravenese
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Billy Ray
PHILOMENA Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Terence Winter

LEADING ACTOR
BRUCE DERN Nebraska
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 Years a Slave
CHRISTIAN BALE American Hustle
LEONARDO DICAPRIO The Wolf of Wall Street
TOM HANKS Captain Phillips

LEADING ACTRESS
AMY ADAMS American Hustle
CATE BLANCHETT Blue Jasmine
EMMA THOMPSON Saving Mr. Banks
JUDI DENCH Philomena
SANDRA BULLOCK Gravity

SUPPORTING ACTOR
BARKHAD ABDI Captain Phillips
BRADLEY COOPER American Hustle
DANIEL BRÜHL Rush
MATT DAMON Behind the Candelabra
MICHAEL FASSBENDER 12 Years a Slave

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
JENNIFER LAWRENCE American Hustle
JULIA ROBERTS August: Osage County
LUPITA NYONG’O 12 Years a Slave
OPRAH WINFREY The Butler
SALLY HAWKINS Blue Jasmine

ORIGINAL MUSIC
12 YEARS A SLAVE Hans Zimmer
THE BOOK THIEF John Williams
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Henry Jackman
GRAVITY Steven Price
SAVING MR. BANKS Thomas Newman

CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 YEARS A SLAVE Sean Bobbitt
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Barry Ackroyd
GRAVITY Emmanuel Lubezki
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Bruno Delbonnel
NEBRASKA Phedon Papamichael

EDITING
12 YEARS A SLAVE Joe Walker
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Christopher Rouse
GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
RUSH Dan Hanley, Mike Hill
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Thelma Schoonmaker

PRODUCTION DESIGN
12 YEARS A SLAVE Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
AMERICAN HUSTLE Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Howard Cummings
GRAVITY Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard
THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

COSTUME DESIGN
AMERICAN HUSTLE Michael Wilkinson
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Ellen Mirojnick
THE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Michael O’Connor
SAVING MR. BANKS Daniel Orlandi

MAKE UP & HAIR
AMERICAN HUSTLE Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
THE BUTLER Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
THE GREAT GATSBY Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

SOUND
ALL IS LOST Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
GRAVITY Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
RUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
GRAVITY Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
IRON MAN 3 Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
PACIFIC RIM Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel Sumner
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
EVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor
I AM TOM MOODY Ainslie Henderson
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

BRITISH SHORT FILM
ISLAND QUEEN Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim
ORBIT EVER AFTER Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles
ROOM 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner
SEA VIEW Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
DANE DEHAAN
GEORGE MACKAY
LUPITA NYONG’O
WILL POULTER
LÉA SEYDOUX


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