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by Greg
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Documentary Feature
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Categories One-by-One: Documentary Feature

The one I have a hard time seeing emerging as the winner is Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. It's not as emotionally affecting as some of the other nominees, nor does it feel like the timeliest politically, now that the banking crisis is a decade in the rear view. Until the current tech (dot.com 2.0) ...
by Greg
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by One: Sound Mixing & Sound Editing
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Categories One-by One: Sound Mixing & Sound Editing

Does anyone else think that a lot of the confusion between these two categories could be eliminated if they went back to calling Sound Editing, Sound Effects? I don't know why they changed the names in the first place.
by Greg
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Humanitas Finalists
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Humanitas Finalists

What exactly are these awards?
by Greg
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Categories One-by-One: Best Actor

I'd like to point out that in Lead Actress, this is not much of a factor. Jennifer Lawrence was Timothee Chalamet's age when she won her Oscar over Emmanuelle Riva, who was the "overdue" veteran of that year. Tough to call someone an overdue veteran for an American film award when they ne...
by Greg
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: It's Trivia Time
Replies: 60
Views: 1362

Re: It's Trivia Time

James Ivory, nominated for Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name , was not only a work partner, but a romantic partner, with Ismail Merchant. Together, they were co-nominated three times - Ivory for directing and Merchant for producing (Picture) - the same film, for A Room With A View , Howard...
by Greg
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2017 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 93
Views: 2332

Re: 2017 Oscar Nominations

Sabin wrote:Oh really? Michael Haneke is complaining that someone has taken something too far???


I'm not familiar enough with Haneke to really understand what you mean with this.
by Greg
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 482
Views: 15598

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I am assuming there is now no interest in having Trump's military parade retrace the route of the World War II victory parade. Way too close too Wall Street.
by Greg
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Song
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Song

Mister Tee wrote:The only song from a true flop movie I can recall over those years was I Just Called to Say I Love You...but there, you had a genuine luminary in Stevie Wonder, and a song that had got to number one on the charts.


Just a few years earlier "Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday won.
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Song
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Song

This may well be the most thoroughly up-in-the-air category of them all this year -- I could see this prize going in just about any direction. Other than the usually completely up-in-the-air Foreign Film, Documentary, and Short Subject categories, I think Original Screenplay is the most up-in-the-a...
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Visual Effects
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Categories One-by-One: Visual Effects

Because Blade Runner 2049 ... but you can also throw in the fact that the original film is now widely thought to have been robbed in the visual effects and production design categories). Maybe Production Design, but there's no way you can seriously say "E.T." didn't deserve it's Oscar for...
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Mahoney
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: R.I.P. John Mahoney

He could very have gotten nominated for Moonstruck had his role just been a little bigger. "I'm too old for me! That's the problem," is one of my favorite lines in the movie.
by Greg
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2122
Views: 87364

Re: New Developments III

If anyone here regularly checks the Stock Market, you might want to take a deep breath before checking this time.
by Greg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Song
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Song

"This Is Me" has become the self-empowerment anthem of what has become a surprisingly (and to me, unfathomably) successful hit film. . . On the con side. . . the film is truly terrible. . . I have a theory that when an Original Song nominee is the only nomination for a film, that the film...
by Greg
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)
Replies: 80
Views: 5704

Re: List of submissions to the 90th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (coming soon)

I had to say goodbye to a theatre last weekend: the Lincoln Plaza Theatre, an underground sixplex which has sat opposite Lincoln Center since 1981. The only time in my adult life when I went to New York City was when I attended an American Chemical Society convention that was held in the Jacob Javi...
by Greg
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Call Me By Your Name reviews
Replies: 66
Views: 2003

Re: Call Me By Your Name reviews

flipp525 wrote:Like the beautiful actresses who have had to get ugly in order to finally be rewarded with Oscar attention, Hammer will most likely have to do the same (for the benefit of the Academy and some denizens of the UAADB).


For some reason, I'd like to see him do a Karl Marx biopic.

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