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by Okri
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: PGA Nominees
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: PGA Nominees

Guy Lodge pointed out that if 1917 wins, it'll be the first winner since The Departed to win without a festival launch.
by Okri
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: ACE "Eddie" Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: ACE "Eddie" Winners

Senna, a documentary about to race car drivers, also won.
by Okri
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Score
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Score

Fun coincidence: Little Women (1994) was Thomas Newman's first nomination (alphabetically ahead of The Shawshank Redemption!) I do wonder if Thomas Newman loses a bit of credibility (in terms of becoming a story, like you mentioned) because he's kinda repetitive. You can easily identify a Thomas New...
by Okri
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7438

Re: Campaign 2020

a) I don't think he excites enough people. b) I think voter turnout needs to be huge and I'm also not convinced of that (due to a healthy dose of voter suppression). c) I think once he's against Trump, as opposed to the primary, he will be eaten alive. But I'm also not seeing everything, nor am I Am...
by Okri
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7438

Re: Campaign 2020

Sabin, thank-you for your comments. All I'll say is that if Biden is the Democratic nominee, I don't believe that the Democrats will win.
by Okri
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 235
Views: 7438

Re: Campaign 2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/policy-2020/quiz-which-candidate-agrees-with-me/ Which Democratic Candidate do you agree with the most? In a surprise, my top two were Warren and Steyer (15/20). Warren ekes out ahead if I remove the two questions I really felt unqualified to answer. ...
by Okri
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Your best picture ballot

What are 1917, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time.. in Hollywood and Parasite about?
by Okri
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 1436

Re: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement

1. I think if it's Baumbach over Gerwig, the ire remains but the energy is different. 2. Do I think that voters went "I can't vote for Gerwig because she's a women, so I'm voting for Phillips?" Of course not. Do I think that asserting individual preference as somehow exculpatory as opposed...
by Okri
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 1436

Re: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement

I don't think having middlebrow taste and the idea of entrenched racism is mutually exclusive. Especially since middlebrow taste often means films centered on cis/straight/white/male. And while there are definitely years where the idea of "OscarSoWhite" is a reasonable, if unfortunate, re...
by Okri
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 1436

Re: 92nd Oscar Nominations Announcement

I don't think having middlebrow taste and the idea of entrenched racism is mutually exclusive. Especially since middlebrow taste often means films centered on cis/straight/white/male. And while there are definitely years where the idea of "OscarSoWhite" is a reasonable, if unfortunate, ref...
by Okri
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Final Predictions
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Final Predictions

Too lazy to do predictions and I tend to go with hopes way too often anyway, so here are some hopes. a) As little Joker as possible. I really don't want to have to see it. b) Parasite in Production Design and Editing. I've seen it three times and each time I marvel anew at these two facets. c) Kniv...
by Okri
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Final Predictions
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: Final Predictions

Too lazy to do predictions and I tend to go with hopes way too often anyway, so here are some hopes. a) As little Joker as possible. I really don't want to have to see it. b) Parasite in Production Design and Editing. I've seen it three times and each time I marvel anew at these two facets. c) Knive...
by Okri
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Let’s talk about best actress..
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Let’s talk about best actress..

Yeah, I omitted her. I like her in the film well enough, but her performance is easily the weakest element. The film would have to be something I think would win best picture for me to think she could get swept in and I think it is getting blanked.
by Okri
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Fifth Supporting Actor?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Fifth Supporting Actor?

Heh. When I meant I was stealing Sabin's thunder, I actually thought he'd start a thread for best actress. The three-P actors I'm as confident on as you, but Hanks is someone I'd downgrade from lock, specifically because of his recent history, as well as the general underperformance of his film. But...
by Okri
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: 92nd Academy Awards
Topic: Let’s talk about best actress..
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Let’s talk about best actress..

(stealing Sabin's thunder. Sorry dude) If there’s any category where the standard rules don’t apply, it’s here. Being in a film that is broadly a contender helps, of course, but Hollywood doesn’t make those as frequently as they do with films in the other acting categories. Anchoring a box office hi...

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