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by Sabin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Big Magilla wrote Mister Tee Wrote Speaking of worse-reviewed -- how low do the ratings need to go for Victoria & Abdul before people to stop saying Dench is a hot prospect? Mrs. Henderson Presents did 20 points higher on Metacritic. Oh, come on! Judi Dench was never considered "hot" ...
by Sabin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Oscar Predictions Thread - TIFF to NBR

Precious Doll wrote I still not convinced for The Florida Project aside from maybe Willem Dafoe and a screenplay award. Sean Baker is just too left-field for Academy tastes though I'll be very happy to be proven wrong. My friends who have seen it say that it's an almost great but it's not up the Ac...
by Sabin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

flipp525 wrote "The characters have similarities" is rather different from "she gives the same performance." I didn't say that. I said her nominated performances aren't radically different from each other. And the only reason why I didn't say that about Julianne Moore is she was...
by Sabin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

Well, she's playing a character who struggles with civil rights and is largely defined by her employer's lack of appreciation for the job she does. True, the characters she plays have differences for sure, but there are similarities.
by Sabin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

The Original BJ wrote Not that I think she's a major contender, but since some have thrown her name about as a Supporting Actress possibility, I wanted to note that Universal is currently promoting Allison Williams for Best LEAD Actress for Get Out. Not sure what the reasoning behind this is. No do...
by Sabin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Post-Festival Outlook

Big Magilla wrote Although he's usually the last one I agree with this early in the game, I kind of think Wells has his finger closer to the pulse than most of the prognosticators this year. If so, that's not great news for Judi Dench. JEFFREY WELLS... I saw Stephen Frears‘ Victoria and Adbul (Focu...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Post-Festival Outlook

flipp525 wrote I'm wondering if the paucity of Best Actor contenders might allow something like James McAvoy in Split to slip through the gate-keepers. I doubt it. I think every year, we're going to see something like Captain Fantastic sneak in. I think all young writer/directors should start writi...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2017 Emmys
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: 2017 Emmys

Don't watch enough TV for the Emmys to resonate with me. The only way I could be more pleased to see Lena Waithe win her Emmy for writing is if I could stand that show. I don't watch any dramas aside from a couple of episodes of 'Stranger Things' but I was happy to see Elisabeth Moss win. Despite th...
by Sabin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Post-Festival Outlook

Yep. This is always my favorite post of the year. Thanks, Mister Tee. flipp525 wrote Something keeps telling me that Best Supporting Actress will be a showdown between Allison Janney and Laurie Metcalfe with a dark horse contender no one is discussing seriously yet. If that is the case, I love it. B...
by Sabin
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

Mister Tee wrote And, you know what? -- it's certainly the right year to try it. I'll go into this in more detail in my post-festival thread, but the best actor category is almost entirely open -- only one certainty, and that not an especially outstanding one. Nominations have a way of getting stra...
by Sabin
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Post-Festival Outlook
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Post-Festival Outlook

This year, Steve Carell is playing Bobby Riggs AND a grieving father. That seems like a tremendous year. I think his chances are being a little underrated because it doesn't currently feel like he's one of those actors who gets nominated for everything he does. He probably came VERY close with 'The ...
by Sabin
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

For the past two years, Best Actor has seemed sparser and sparser. I don't know if this is a short trend or a larger trend of the kinds of films that are being made. Could Harry Dean Stanton get nominated for 'Lucky' (a movie I didn't know existed)? Sure. It doesn't seem very likely but he could pos...
by Sabin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: 2017
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 5101

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2017

Ingrid Goes West can't decide if it's a horror film or not. Or rather, it's a horror film when it's convenient. It's more a satire of a culture, but I still enjoyed it. It's a well-structured, brisk film led by strong performances by Aubrey Plaza and Elisabeth Olsen, despite the fact that I'm not su...
by Sabin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 232
Views: 6235

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

I'm telling you. It's going to be Bush vs. Clinton again.

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