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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:00 am

dws1982 wrote:Yeah it definitely had that air of failure about it, especially after it opened to what was the worst PSA ever or something (I think another movie "beat" it to that distinction a few weeks later). The story itself is fairly conventional, but it's just alive and exciting and (surprisingly, for me) moving in ways that so few films are. In terms of age, I'm closer to Wes Bentley's washed-up DJ than the younger guys (Efron's character is around 23) here, but its portrayal of that mid-20's conflict over what you want to do vs. what you're "supposed" to do hasn't been portrayed this well in quite awhile. The use of music is just great as well--so few movies blend music and image as well as this one does. I hope this becomes a cult video (or Netflix) hit in the next few years, because I sure think it deserves to.

Don't know if that made much of a case for it, and I wouldn't be shocked if no one here even liked it at all. But it was one of those movies that made me determined to keep seeking out some unheralded films every year, and even some outright "failures".

And for what it's worth, Wes Bentley was a near miss for my Supporting Actor lineup as well.


I haven't seen We Are Your Friends but it sounds vaguely like the 2014 Mia Hansen-Løve film titled Eden which was good but a lesser work of the director.
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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby dws1982 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:50 pm

Yeah it definitely had that air of failure about it, especially after it opened to what was the worst PSA ever or something (I think another movie "beat" it to that distinction a few weeks later). The story itself is fairly conventional, but it's just alive and exciting and (surprisingly, for me) moving in ways that so few films are. In terms of age, I'm closer to Wes Bentley's washed-up DJ than the younger guys (Efron's character is around 23) here, but its portrayal of that mid-20's conflict over what you want to do vs. what you're "supposed" to do hasn't been portrayed this well in quite awhile. The use of music is just great as well--so few movies blend music and image as well as this one does. I hope this becomes a cult video (or Netflix) hit in the next few years, because I sure think it deserves to.

Don't know if that made much of a case for it, and I wouldn't be shocked if no one here even liked it at all. But it was one of those movies that made me determined to keep seeking out some unheralded films every year, and even some outright "failures".

And for what it's worth, Wes Bentley was a near miss for my Supporting Actor lineup as well.

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Sabin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:11 pm

dws1982 wrote
10- We Are Your Friends (Max Joseph)

You are the first person to strongly recommend this film. I thought it was a dud. Can you tell me more about why I should seek it out?
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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby dws1982 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:06 pm

Since 2016 is about over, I guess I should catch up with my 2015 picks.

Best Film:
1- Son of Saul (Laszlo Nemes)
2- Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
3- Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
4- Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
5- Queen and Country (John Boorman)
6- The Big Short (Adam McKay)
7- Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle)
8- 99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)
9- Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
10- We Are Your Friends (Max Joseph)
Runners-Up: 45 Years (Andrew Haigh); '71 (Yann Demange); Creed (Ryan Coogler); Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro); The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie); The Martian (Ridley Scott); Sicario (Denis Villenueve); Testament of Youth (James Kent)

Best Director:
1- Laszlo Nemes, Son of Saul
2- Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria
3- John Boorman, Queen and Country
4- Lenny Abrahamson, Room
5- Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs

Best Lead Actor:
1- Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
2- Andrew Garfield, 99 Homes
3- Zac Efron, We Are Your Friends
4- Geza Rohrig, Son of Saul
5- Jacob Tremblay, Room

Best Lead Actress:
1- Brie Larson, Room
2- Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
3- Blythe Danner, I'll See You In My Dreams
4- Nina Hoss, Phoenix
5- Emily Blunt, Sicario

Best Supporting Actor:
1- Steve Carrell, The Big Short
2- Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs
3- Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
4- Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
5- Sam Elliott, I'll See You In My Dreams

Best Supporting Actress:
1- Nina Kunzendorf, Phoenix
2- Kristin Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
3- Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
4- Sinead Cusack, Queen and Country
5- Rose Byrne, Spy

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1- The Big Short
2- Phoenix
3- Room
4- 45 Years
5- Testament of Youth

Best Original Screenplay:
1- Queen and Country
2- Son of Saul
3- Sicario
4- Clouds of Sils Maria
5- Ex Machina

Best Cinematography:
1- Son of Saul
2- Sicario
3- We Are Your Friends
4- Phoenix
5- Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Editing:
1- The Big Short
2- '71
3- We Are Your Friends
4- 99 Homes
5- Steve Jobs

Best Score:
1- Steve Jobs
2- Sicario
3- Cinderella
4- Carol
5- Queen and Country

Best Production Design:
1- Son of Saul
2- Bridge of Spies
3- Queen and Country
4- Crimson Peak
5- Room

Best Costume Design:
1- Brooklyn
2- Queen and Country
3- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
4- Macbeth
5- 99 Homes

Best Sound:
1- Son of Saul
2- We Are Your Friends
3- Sicario
4- Ex Machina
5- Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing:
1- Sicario
2- The Martian
3- Inside Out
4- Ex Machina
5- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Best Makeup:
1- Mad Max: Fury Road
2- Phoenix
3- Mr. Holmes
4- The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
5- Macbeth

Best Visual Effects:
1- Ex Machina
2- The Martian
3- The Walk

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby mojoe92 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:27 am

Best Picture:
Mad Max: Fury Road- Winner
Trainwreck
The Hateful Eight
Youth
Carol
Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

Supporting Actress
Rachel McAdams- Southpaw
Jane Fonda- Youth- Winner
Jennifer Jason Leigh- The Hateful Eight
Marcia Gay Harden- Grandma
Kristen Stewart- Clouds of Sils Maria

Actress
Charlotte Rampling- 45 Years
Lily Tomlin- Grandma- Winner
Rooney Mara- Carol
Amy Schumer- Trainwreck
Sarah Silverman- I Smile Back

Actor
Bryan Cranston- Trumbo
Will Smith- Concussion
O'Shea Jackson Jr- Straight Outta Compton
Tom Hardy- Mad Max: Fury Road
Jacob Tremblay- Room- Winner

Supporting Actor
Colin Firth- Kingsmen: The Secret Service
Tom Hardy- The Revenant
Emory Cohen- Brooklyn
Sylvester Stallone- Creed- Winner
Jeremy Piven- Entourage

Director
George Miller- Mad Max: Fury Road- Winner
Paulo Sorrentino- Youth
Charlie Kaufman- Anomilisa
Ryan Coogler- Creed
Sean Baker- Tangerine

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Precious Doll » Fri May 27, 2016 4:33 am

Updated selections….

Film

1. Carol
2. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
3. Tangerine
4. The Lobster
5. Tale of Tales

Director

1. Todd Haynes, Carol
2. Sean Baker, Tangerine
3. Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales
4. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
5. John Crowley, Brooklyn

Actor

1. Fabrice Luchini, Courted
2. Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man
3. Colin Farrell, The Lobster
4. Tom Courtney, 45 Years
5. Alex Jennings, The Lady in the Van

Actress

1. Cate Blanchett, Carol
2. Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
3. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
4. Mya Taylor, Tangerine
5. Rooney Mara, Carol

Supporting Actor

1. Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
2. Kevin Corrigan, Results
3. Liev Schreiber, Spotlight
4. Michael Keaton, Spotlight
5. Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Supporting Actress

1. Kye-su Kim, Coin Locker Girl
2. Mailes Kanapi, From What is Before
3. Sidse Babette Knudsen, Courted
4. Noni Hazlehurst, Truth
5. Regina Hall, People Places Things
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Postby criddic3 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:41 pm

BEST PICTURE (Top Ten)

1. Brooklyn
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Carol
4. Straight Outta Compton
5. Bridge of Spies
6. Inside Out
7. Mr. Holmes
8. The Hateful 8
9. Sicario
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST DIRECTOR

John Crowley, Brooklyn
F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton
Todd Haynes, Carol
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

This is the first directing nod for Mr. Miller. He was nominated for writing Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and for the animated feature Happy Feet (2006). This is his first win. Spielberg holds the record for most directing nods, as this is his 9th nomination here. He won for Schindler's List (1993) and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001).

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Ian McKellan, Mr. Holmes
Will Smith, Concussion

DiCaprio won this category for Titanic (1997). Smith won for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). McKellan was nominated for Gods & Monsters (1998). Cranston and Jordan are new. Jordan's solid work elevating the Rocky spin-off Creed wins the category!

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Blanchett is on her 3rd Best Actress nomination. Everyone else is new. Ronan's delightful, subtly complex performance as a young immigrant torn by a choice between two lives is our winner.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Dano was previously mentioned here for There Will Be Blood (2007). All others are first-timers. Elba edges out sentimental favorite Stallone.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful 8
Laura Linney, Mr. Holmes
Sarah Paulson, Carol
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Winslet is on her fifth supporting nod, having won this category for Hamlet (1996). Linney was mentioned for The Truman Show (1998).
Veteran Leigh takes the prize.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies
The Hateful 8
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mr. Holmes


BEST FILM EDITING

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Creed
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST MAKEUP

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Danish Girl
Maggie
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful 8
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

""Feels Like Summer" — Shaun the Sheep Movie
"One Kind of Love" — Love & Mercy
"See You Again" — Furious 7
"Simple Song #3" — Youth
"Writing's on the Wall" — Spectre

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies
Cinderella
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST SOUND EDITING

Ant-Man
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Straight Outta Compton
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens


BEST ANIMATED FILM

Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Song of the Sea
When Marnie Was There


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Fencer (Estonia)
Goodnight Mommy (Austria)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
The Tribe (Ukraine)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Amy
Best of Enemies
Going Clear : Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
What Happened, Miss Simone?


AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (Voted on by the public): Mad Max: Fury Road

TALLY:

Mad Max: Fury Road = 11 noms/ 4 wins
Carol = 9 noms/ 0 wins
Bridge of Spies = 8 noms/ 0 wins
Brooklyn = 6 noms/ 3 wins
Star Wars: The Force Awakens = 6 noms/ 3 wins
Straight Outta Compton = 5 noms/ 0 wins
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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:57 pm

BEST PICTURE
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
The Look of Silence
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mistress America
Phoenix
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Room
Spotlight


BEST DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes, Carol
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Roy Andersson, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Michael Caine, Youth
Matt Damon, The Martian
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Jacob Tremblay, Room

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Mya Taylor, Tangerine
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Rachel Weisz, Youth

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Alex Garland, Ex-Machina
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve, Josh Cooley and Ronnie del Carmen, Inside Out
Noah Baumbach, Mistress America
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Charlie Kaufman, Anomalisa
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Emma Donoghue, Room

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:37 am

Having now seen almost all of the nominees in the major categories I'll post my first selections of the best of 2015. I must say that this is one of the worst years for cinema ever though if my acting lists were not to change at a later date I'd still be happy with the selections. Based on year of release in country of origin.

Film

1. Carol
2. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
3. Tangerine
4. The Lobster
5. Tale of Tales

Director

1. Todd Haynes, Carol
2. Sean Baker, Tangerine
3. Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales
4. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
5. John Crowley, Brooklyn

Actor

1. Colin Farrell, The Lobster
2. Tom Courtney, 45 Years
3. Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
4. Guy Pearce, Results
5. Peter Sarsgaard, Experminenter

Actress

1. Cate Blanchett, Carol
2. Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
3. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
4. Mya Taylor, Tangerine
5. Rooney Mara, Carol

Hate leaving out Cate Blanchett in Truth, Melissa McCarthy in Spy & Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine

Supporting Actor

1. Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
2. Kevin Corrigan, Results
3. Liev Schreiber, Spotlight
4. Michael Keaton, Spotlight
5. Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Supporting Actress

1. Kye-su Kim, Coin Locker Girl
2. Mailes Kanapi, From What is Before
3. Noni Hazlehurst, Truth
4. Regina Hall, People Places Things
5. Rose Byrne, Spy
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Postby Reza » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:27 am

OscarGuy wrote:Reza posted period(s). I countered with an exclamation point. I don't know what mlrg was doing, whether he was playing along with what I was doing or if he was just confused about what was happening. I don't honestly know what Reza was doing, though.


I apologise. I twice tried to edit my post but it screwed up so I deleted the content and posted a full stop :)

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby mlrg » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:32 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Reza posted period(s). I countered with an exclamation point. I don't know what mlrg was doing, whether he was playing along with what I was doing or if he was just confused about what was happening. I don't honestly know what Reza was doing, though.


I was playing along :D

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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:44 pm

Well, I'm caught up.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:31 pm

Reza posted period(s). I countered with an exclamation point. I don't know what mlrg was doing, whether he was playing along with what I was doing or if he was just confused about what was happening. I don't honestly know what Reza was doing, though.
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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby Sabin » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:05 pm

I had some trouble with Mistress America. The upstairs/downstairs farce angle felt labored and unsuccessful but props for trying on Baumbach's part. I felt pretty wearied of Gerwig's schtick, but Lola Kirke and Matthew Shear were real finds. I might prefer While We're Young as a whole but I liked the parts of Mistress America more. Matthew Shear is going to have a wonderful career.

What conversation just happened below between Reza, OscarGuy, and mlrg?
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Re: 2015 Oscar Shouldabeens

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:19 am

Sabin wrote:Best Supporting Actor
5. Matthew Shear, Mistress America


Sabin, so happy to see this on your list. I watched the film yesterday (twice actually!) and found it hysterical. I wondered why I hadn't heard anything about Shear in the film...he is one of many highlights in the film!
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