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by OscarGuy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: The Best Picture Formula Ramble
Replies: 27
Views: 335

Re: The Best Picture Formula Ramble

Here are some of your answers: http://www.oscars.org/about/becoming-new-member/branch-requirements - individual requirements to be added to each branch http://digitalcollections.oscars.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15759coll4/id/14474 - An archive of the 2015 Academy bylaws, not likely that much has chang...
by OscarGuy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 29
Views: 559

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

Don't count on Dems to vote to expel. As a loose cannon, Moore does more harm to the Republican Party and its agenda than a traditional Republican (Alabama's governor) appointing another traditional Republican to fill Moore's vacated seat. That's a reliable vote for McConnell. Moore would become abo...
by OscarGuy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

I think it's unfair to lump Stronger in with Breathe. While the latter was derided for being one of a dozen better disability-as-inspiration films, the former was quite well received. Stronger's at 96% (7.7/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and 76 at MetaCritic. It made 10 times the amount Breathe made at the ...
by OscarGuy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

I see little mention of Michelle Williams for The Greatest Showman. I know the film hasn't been seen and everyone believes it will be a turd (I think it looks like it might be spectacular). Jackman is often mentioned as a Best Actor contender, but Williams who has four nominations so far and was nea...
by OscarGuy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

It's amazing to me that Christopher Plummer, star of one of the all-time most successful films, The Sound of Music, isn't a bigger name than star of a couple of minor Oscar nominees that weren't that big of hits.
by OscarGuy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

If Lauren Bacall couldn't in the same role, I doubt Pfeiffer will in this one.
by OscarGuy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

If the music branch can ding a song for not being written for the film when it was never published, but written years before, then Moonlight certainly qualifies as an adaptation. Whether his play had been previously produced or not doesn't mean that he didn't try and therefore, I totally understand ...
by OscarGuy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: The New British Boring
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: The New British Boring

Why is Michelle Dockery on this list? She's hardly an ingénue having been working for over a decade and being 36 years old.
by OscarGuy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Since her performance was being hailed sight-unseen, it smacks of a pre-campaign for her by getting her in the competition before anyone had seen the film such that she seemed like a guaranteed nominee even if her performance wasn't great.
by OscarGuy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13276

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I want him to be impeached and removed from office (the first president to suffer that ignominious defeat, then live long enough to see history shred his record and put him down as history's worst president. Let him know just how much of an abject failure he was. To see thee rest of his family sent ...
by OscarGuy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Precious, Wolf of Wall Street brought her attention, but Suicide Squad is why she's suddenly recognizable to everyone. She was also in the Tina Fey flop Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, cameo'd in The Big Short (the bathtub scene), the flop Legend of Tarzan, and will be in this year's releases I, Tonya, Goodb...
by OscarGuy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 243
Views: 5800

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

To follow up on Precious' comment on per screen. Here are the films with higher per screen averages this year (than either or both of these): The Big Sick ($84k) The Battleship Island ($59k) The Beguiled ($57k) Ingrid Goes West ($45k) Beauty and the Beast ($41k) Wind River ($40k) Kedi ($40k) >>> Vic...
by OscarGuy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 235
Views: 7336

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

I loved her in both, but I don't see much emotional range difference between the two. Every performance is different by technical definition, but the story arcs and the way the character addresses each are certainly similar.
by OscarGuy
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 235
Views: 7336

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Octavia Spencer's second nomination proves that they'll nominate her even for giving the same performance (see also Christoph Waltz).

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