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by FilmFan720
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Production Design
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Categories One-by-One: Production Design

What if we are discounting Passengers here too much? While not a box office smash, it did well enough (and very well overseas) to recoup its budget. It won the ADG Award over more "popular" films like Arrival. It picked up two Oscar nominations when many of us didn't see it getting any, me...
by FilmFan720
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 1963
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

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There was not one, not two, not three, but FIVE nuns in Lilies of the Field – Damien idea of porn, I guess In college, Mason and I wrote a Guide To Times Square Porno Shops for the school newspaper (this was 1977). In the course of our research, I actually did see an amateur movie called "Two ...
by FilmFan720
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Best Original Screenplay
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Categories One-by-One: Best Original Screenplay

Nominees: Mike Mills, 20th Century Women Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water Damien Chazelle, La La Land Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Here is a quietly competitive category, and another one where the precursors won't tell us everything w...
by FilmFan720
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Categories One-by-One: Costume Design

This category is a perfect example of what is making the tech categories so hard to get a good grasp on. By all accounts La La Land, with its record-tying nominations and wealth of precursors, should be heading for a strong sweep. But in so many ways it is unlike the type of film that goes on that s...
by FilmFan720
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Make-up and Hairstyling
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Categories One-by-One: Make-up and Hairstyling

I must admit that this category is baffling me a little bit. I liked A Man Called Ove quite a bit, but I'm perplexed by it showing up here. The transformation of the lead actor into Ove is fine, but unremarkable (and according to Wikipedia, he is the exact age of the character, so there wasn't a lot...
by FilmFan720
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Braveheart is once again the only Best Picture winner without an Oscar nominated actor in the cast (although it does have Mel Gibson, who has nominations and wins but not for acting). It was tied with Slumdog Millionaire, but Dev Patel's nomination changes that.
by FilmFan720
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Besides which Larry Russell actually wrote the score for Limelight , but August Wilson did not write a screenplay for Fences . He wrote the play which was filmed pretty much as he wrote it. If instead of putting his own name on the screenplay for Hamlet and credited it to William Shakespeare, Shake...
by FilmFan720
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

HarryGoldfarb wrote:
FilmFan720 wrote:August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.


Doesn't Larry Russell hold (still) this record?


Yes, you're right. I misread his date of death.
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

August Wilson holds the longest period between his death and a posthumous Oscar nomination in history, getting a nomination more than 11 years after his death.
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscar Nominations
Replies: 57
Views: 1142

Re: 89th Oscar Nominations

Sabin is right that the question now will be, how far does La La Land's sweep extend? Is it the default winner everywhere (save Best Actor, which seems an obvious miss)? Or do voters at least spread the wealth a bit? It is also going to be tough because there are a lot of precursors where it's win ...
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Sonic Youth wrote:
FilmFan720 wrote:Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?


How about Shoah?


It wasn't nominated for an Oscar...
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Is OJ the longest film ever nominated for an Oscar?
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Michael Bay movies now have 17 collective Oscar nominations, which is the most for a director whose films never got an above the line nomination.

Ron Clements and John Musker's movies now have 15 collective Oscar nominations, which is the most for directors of feature animated films.
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Stephen Frears has now directed 8 Oscar nominated performances...all women and no men. That seems like some sort of record.
by FilmFan720
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 40
Views: 772

Re: Trivia

Denzel also becomes, I believe, the 11th person to direct himself to an Oscar Nomination.

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