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by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Motion Picture Story 1938
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Best Motion Picture Story 1938

This is a pretty uninspiring roster. (One that really didn't need to be expanded to 6 nominees.) The Academy had a serious soft spot for Deanna Durbin movies during this stretch, and it's an enthusiasm I don't share. I found Mad About Music close to intolerable -- a silly plot line, made even less f...
by The Original BJ
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Final Oscar Predictions
Replies: 24
Views: 837

Re: Final Oscar Predictions

BEST PICTURE Arrival Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight BEST DIRECTOR Damien Chazelle, La La Land Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Pablo Larraín, Jackie Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Denis Villeneuve, Arrival BEST ACTOR Casey Affleck, Manchester by th...
by The Original BJ
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Pre-Nominations Thumbsucker
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Pre-Nominations Thumbsucker

To start with the acting races, I see all four categories as being somewhat unique in makeup at the moment. Supporting Actress strikes me as the one with very little wiggle room at all. Four of the performers -- Davis, Williams, Harris, Kidman -- seem very strong to me, in the kind of roles that you...
by The Original BJ
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar Factoid Help
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Oscar Factoid Help

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs received its Original Score nomination in 1937, but didn't receive its special award for Walt Disney until the next year's ceremony. Street Angel was one of three films for which Janet Gaynor won Best Actress at the inaugural Oscars, but then received Art Direction an...
by The Original BJ
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Changes to Nominations Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Changes to Nominations Announcement

I always kind of liked the spontaneous moments of reaction captured by the live nomination announcements. The cheer throughout the room for Beauty and the Beast's historic Best Picture nomination. Salma Hayek's reaction to Penelope Cruz's Best Actress nomination (and then her hilarious annoyance at ...
by The Original BJ
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: 2016
Topic: Silence reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Silence reviews

We're basically at polar opposites on this one. To me it's not just the movie of the year, but easily my favorite Scorsese film. I actually had a hunch that you would be a big fan. I'd love to read your thoughts whenever you find the time. More than any movie this year, this one provokes the dual r...
by The Original BJ
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominees
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: DGA Nominees

Even though my top choice (Pablo Larraín) unsurprisingly didn't make it...I'm pretty content with how this list shook out. I think four of the nominees are clearly worthy, and the weakest nominee (Davis, by me) is a clear cut above Ford and Gibson in my book. Hacksaw Ridge, in particular, took a big...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: DGA Nominee Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: DGA Nominee Predictions

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: PGA Nominations
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: PGA Nominations

2016 has shown itself to be a year when all precedent went out the window, so I guess a Best Picture nomination for Deadpool would hardly be the most insane thing to happen this year. But I keep coming back to the stat I've pointed out in other years, that Marvel movies have consistently under-perfo...
by The Original BJ
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: ASC Nominations
Replies: 2
Views: 78

ASC Nominations

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for “Lion”
James Laxton for “Moonlight”
Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC for “Silence”
Linus Sandgren, FSF for “La La Land”
Bradford Young, ASC for “Arrival”
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: PGA Nominations
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: PGA Nominations

In most years since the Best Picture expansion, Oscar has found at least one seemingly artier film -- A Serious Man, Winter's Bone, The Tree of Life, Amour, Selma, Room -- to swap in for PGA contenders. (2013 is the only year you couldn't make that claim, unless you think Philomena is a lot hipper t...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 701

Re: BAFTA Nominations

CAN NOCTURNAL ANIMALS PLEASE JUST GO AWAY?! :) Original, why do you hate this movie so much? I wrote in my review the things I disliked about it (as well as, to be fair, elements that did impress me). It's not even my least favorite contender -- I think Hacksaw Ridge is far worse. But, for all its ...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: BAFTA Nominations
Replies: 33
Views: 701

Re: BAFTA Nominations

CAN NOCTURNAL ANIMALS PLEASE JUST GO AWAY?! As if to prove Mister Tee's point about this year being La La Land, Manchester, Moonlight, Arrival...and then some other stuff, here comes BAFTA with precisely such a lineup. I, Daniel Blake feels a lot like old school BAFTA, back when they weren't trying ...
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: ASC Predictions
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: ASC Predictions

Might Hell or High Water show up here as well? It's made a pretty decent showing so far this season, and the Texas landscapes are a crucial element of the film.

It feels to me like Arrival, La La Land, and Moonlight are sure things, and then...two other movies.
by The Original BJ
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Producer's Guild of America Predictions
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Producer's Guild of America Predictions

Arrival
Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

R.I.P. Jackie.

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