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Postby The Original BJ » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:00 am

I was off at the movies all day, so I missed the festivities, but here are a couple thoughts:

It's interesting that no one -- here or elsewhere -- is much commenting on the Best Picture choice. What a difference the Academy's new rules make. Last year we'd have been heavily discussing the big step box office dud The Hurt Locker took toward a possible but still uncertain Best Picture nomination. This year, there's no way it misses.

I think the Moreau choice helps Meryl Streep a bit. The less her young rivals establish any kind of critical dominance, the better shot she's got to ride the populist wave (and her career points) to an Oscar.

Here's hoping the NY critics choose Coraline or Ponyo as Best Animation, to continue spreading the wealth among some fine candidates.

District 9 is just the type of film that would make a great Art Direction nominee, but usually loses out at the Oscars to stuff like The Young Victoria.

Not related to LAFCA...but I just learned from another board that Kathryn Bigelow is James Cameron's ex-wife. Am I the only one who didn't know this? Could it be possible that, come Oscar time, Best Director will feature, for the first time, exes competing against each other!!!

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Postby Uri » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:08 am

Hustler wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.

A La Cotillard Do you think? Mmm Hard to swollow

You do know Colitard didn't really win that Oscar - it was Edith Piaf who did and lucky Marion just happened to be there for the ride. Saraphine made the mistake and didn't tour the US in the '50s, so no surprise nomination, let alone a win, for Moreau, I'm afraid, although she's far, far superior to Colitard's competent yet uninspired turn. But what really bugs me is that the European Academy ignored Moreau in favor of that dreadful performance by Kate Winslet.

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Postby Okri » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:41 pm

I misunderstood. Mulligan won the NBR. Now, if you're referring to the big three, New York hasn't announced yet (the online critics were who announced today). So she's 1 for 2 of the big four, or 0 for 1 of the announced big three.

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Postby Damien » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:32 pm

Okri wrote:
Damien wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:A relatively obscure 57 year-old French actress in a film most people have ever heard of about an artist most people have never heard of either seems like a hard sell, but in a year with no clear favorite she could be the fifth nominee we've been been searching for.

And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.

It struck me today after I did my LA predictions that Moreau could be a sleep winner with one or two critics groups, though I didn't expect it to be L.A.

I've seen the film and she is a deserving winner.

And I'm delighted that Carey Mulligan is 0 for 2. I was afraid of a Mulligan sweep this year.

What would the other one be?

National Society, and maybe one of the smaller regional groups showing their independence.
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Postby Okri » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:58 pm

Damien wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:A relatively obscure 57 year-old French actress in a film most people have ever heard of about an artist most people have never heard of either seems like a hard sell, but in a year with no clear favorite she could be the fifth nominee we've been been searching for.

And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.

It struck me today after I did my LA predictions that Moreau could be a sleep winner with one or two critics groups, though I didn't expect it to be L.A.

I've seen the film and she is a deserving winner.

And I'm delighted that Carey Mulligan is 0 for 2. I was afraid of a Mulligan sweep this year.

What would the other one be?

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:55 pm

Instead it's looking like sweeps for Mo'Nique, Christopher Waltz and Kathryn Bigelow.
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Postby Damien » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:52 pm

Big Magilla wrote:A relatively obscure 57 year-old French actress in a film most people have ever heard of about an artist most people have never heard of either seems like a hard sell, but in a year with no clear favorite she could be the fifth nominee we've been been searching for.

And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.

It struck me today after I did my LA predictions that Moreau could be a sleep winner with one or two critics groups, though I didn't expect it to be L.A.

I've seen the film and she is a deserving winner.

And I'm delighted that Carey Mulligan is 0 for 2. I was afraid of a Mulligan sweep this year.
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Postby Hustler » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:51 pm

Big Magilla wrote:And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.

A La Cotillard Do you think? Mmm Hard to swollow




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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:28 pm

A relatively obscure 57 year-old French actress in a film most people have ever heard of about an artist most people have never heard of either seems like a hard sell, but in a year with no clear favorite she could be the fifth nominee we've been been searching for.

And who knows, she may come to Hollywood and charm the pants off the Academy membership and win the whole damn thing.
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:21 pm

Here's the rest of the list:

Picture: Hurt Locker
RU: Up in the Air

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
RU: Michael Haneke


Foreign Film: Summer Hours
RU: The White Ribbon

Animation: Fantastic Mr. Fox
RU: Up

Actor: Jeff Bridges
RU: Colin Firth

Actress: Yolande Moreau - Seraphine
RU: Carey Mulligan




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Postby Mister Tee » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:19 pm

Also:

ANIMATION: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Runner-up: “Up"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Summer Hours"
Runner-up: "The White Ribbon"

Good for Summer Hours. And, finally, someone puts down the Pixar crack pipe.

Moreau may well be wonderful, but when LA picks somone obscure like that, it's generally their way of saying None of the Above to the front-runners.

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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:18 pm

Well, the whole thing's getting hotter and hotter. :)

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Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:14 pm

Cinemanolis wrote:ACTRESS: Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine”

LOL! The Moreau campaign begins here.

It really is marvelous, both the performance and the film.
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Postby Cinemanolis » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:09 pm

PICTURE: “The Hurt Locker”
Runner-up: “Up in the Air”

DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Runner-up: Michael Haneke, “The White Ribbon”

ACTRESS: Yolande Moreau, “Séraphine”
Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
Runner-up: Colin Firth, “A Single Man”




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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:42 pm

Presented in two parts. Part II to be revealed between 2 and 2:30 P.M. PST

MUSIC/SCORE: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, “Crazy Heart”
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Philip Ivey, “District 9″
Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, “Avatar”
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christian Berger, “The White Ribbon”
Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, “The Hurt Locker”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, “In the Loop”
SCREENPLAY: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, “In the Loop”
DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: “The Beaches of Agnès” and “The Cove” (tie)
DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom, “The Anchorage”




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