Oscars 2018

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Oscars 2018

Postby Dr Markus » 23 Jan 2018, 17:14

Best picture
◾Call Me By Your Name
◾Darkest Hour
◾Dunkirk
◾Get Out
◾Lady Bird
◾Phantom Thread
◾The Post
◾The Shape of Water
◾Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best actress
◾Sally Hawkins - The Shape Of Water
◾Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
◾Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
◾Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
◾Meryl Streep - The Post

Best actor
◾Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
◾Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
◾Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
◾Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
◾Denzel Washington - Roman J Israel, Esq

Best supporting actress
◾Mary J Blige - Mudbound
◾Allison Janney - I, Tonya
◾Lesley Manville - Phantom Thread
◾Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
◾Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water

Best supporting actor
◾Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
◾Woody Harrelson - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
◾Richard Jenkins - The Shape Of Water
◾Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
◾Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best director
◾Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan
◾Get Out - Jordan Peele
◾Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
◾Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
◾The Shape of Water - Guillermo Del Toro

Best adapted screenplay
◾Call Me By Your Name - screenplay by James Ivory
◾The Disaster Artist - screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H Weber
◾Logan - screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold
◾Molly's Game - written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
◾Mudbound - screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Best original screenplay
◾The Big Sick - written by Emily V Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
◾Get Out - written by Jordan Peele
◾Lady Bird - written by Greta Gerwig
◾The Shape of Water - screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo del Toro
◾Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - written by Martin McDonagh

Best original score
◾Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer
◾Phantom Thread - Jonny Greenwood
◾The Shape of Water - Alexandre Desplat
◾Star Wars: The Last Jedi - John Williams
◾Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Carter Burwell

Best cinematography
◾Blade Runner 2049 - Roger Deakins
◾Darkest Hour - Bruno Delbonnel
◾Dunkirk - Hoyte van Hoytema
◾Mudbound - Rachel Morrison
◾The Shape of Water - Dan Laustsen
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby sneelock » 23 Jan 2018, 17:21

well, there ARE a few surprises! Academy Award nominated director Jordan Peele! well, whattaya know!
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jan 2018, 17:37

I don't watch anything theatrically anymore, it seems. Let's see... I saw Dunkirk and uh, that's about it!

There's a lot there I like to view though.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Dr Markus » 23 Jan 2018, 17:42

Are we over celebrating Meryl Streep? She does seem to get nominated for everything. I do think she's in the top 3 or 4 best actors working at the minute, regardless of gender.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jan 2018, 17:47

The Great Defector wrote:Are we over celebrating Meryl Streep? She does seem to get nominated for everything. I do think she's in the top 3 or 4 best actors working at the minute, regardless of gender.


People here seem to dis her, but I like most things I've seen her in.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby pcqgod » 23 Jan 2018, 17:48

Might go see 'The Post' or 'Three Billboards...' tonight. I had more interest in the former because of the subject matter, but I read a review somewhere that put me off.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Dr Markus » 23 Jan 2018, 17:49

Matt Wilson wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:Are we over celebrating Meryl Streep? She does seem to get nominated for everything. I do think she's in the top 3 or 4 best actors working at the minute, regardless of gender.


People here seem to dis her, but I like most things I've seen her in.


I don't dis her, just wondering if we're so used to her talents we automatically go "Oscar worthy"!
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jan 2018, 17:54

I'm too lazy to look her up, but I think her oscar nominations now are in double digits.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby sneelock » 23 Jan 2018, 18:05

I think she’s amazing. I might even try to watch “mamma Mia” - THAT’s how much I like Meryl Streep.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Samoan » 23 Jan 2018, 18:53

Streep is not on my Christmas card list.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Jan 2018, 19:00

I'm counting 9 Best Picture nods - I thought there were 10. Or is it there can be UP TO 10, but doesn't necessarily have to be. Does anyone know?
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Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jan 2018, 19:03

toomanyhatz wrote:I'm counting 9 Best Picture nods - I thought there were 10. Or is it there can be UP TO 10, but doesn't necessarily have to be. Does anyone know?



Yeah, it's 'up to ten.'
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Dr Markus » 23 Jan 2018, 19:09

Samoan wrote:Streep is not on my Christmas card list.
I'll never forgive her for playing Thatcher (or the bull Elephant Seal's company for distributing that shit)


Because of the character or because she was shite playing her?
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Samoan » 23 Jan 2018, 19:31

The former.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Dr Markus » 24 Jan 2018, 19:11

Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Jan 2018, 19:42

I'm really happy to see Three Billboards... nominated, even if it doesn't win. I'm a big fan of McDonagh - even saw a couple of theatrical productions here.

Having said that, I haven't even seen it yet and Netflix won't have it available until march. maybe it'll get a theatrical re-release now, though. That happens sometimes when pictures get nominated.
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Postby Goat Boy » 24 Jan 2018, 22:15

Looking forward to Phantom Thread.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Jan 2018, 02:20

So far I've only seen two of the best pic nominees. Working on improving on that in the coming weeks.

"Coco" is my movie of the year so far. It BETTER freaking win for animated feature!
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Postby Snarfyguy » 25 Jan 2018, 15:22

toomanyhatz wrote:So far I've only seen two of the best pic nominees. Working on improving on that in the coming weeks.

"Coco" is my movie of the year so far. It BETTER freaking win for animated feature!

I'm sure it will. Having a six year-old, I've seen more of this year's animated features than grown-up movies and Coco is way ahead of the pack. Ferdinand was pretty good, Boss Baby was disappointing and the other two didn't make a dent in my awareness. Should be a (well deserved) slam dunk for Coco.
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Re: Oscars 2018

Postby algroth » 28 Jan 2018, 21:13

The Great Defector wrote:Are we over celebrating Meryl Streep? She does seem to get nominated for everything.


I recall reading the other day that the last time she was nominated for a performance in a Best Picture contender was 1985, for Out of Africa. I've liked some of those performances since (Adaptation. and The Bridges of Madison County for example), but it does go to show that she gets nominated for just about any ole shite. I don't think she's anywhere that good, but I hear it's also the first time in a long while in which her performance *is* actually worthy of attention (since The Iron Lady at least, if that sort of pantomime floats your boat - also the kind of performance that is likely to give Oldman the Oscar this year unfortunately).

All in all I'm okay with the nominations. I think The Florida Project ought to have received more attention, and The Post and Darkest Hour are probably the only two I have no desire to watch and feel like typical 'prestige' films the most out of the lot. But overall I'm quite content with the nominees. I guess the most gratifying surprise is seeing Logan nominated for best screenplay, which is well-deserved though I also wish the performances would have been recognized too since they were really superb across the board.

I also find it interesting that the whole "fuck the Oscars" mentality has only seemingly grown through the past few years, even when in my mind the Oscars have been rather interesting and sensible for the past five or six years. I would have understood this mentality more during the 90s or early-to-mid 00s, but this seems like a time where they actually seem more prone to getting it *right* instead.