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Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Okri wrote:I thought Black Swan was the best nominee.

Yeah, but according to some Libatique only deserves to win if it was the best work of his career. Luckily for him, he has done far fewer films than Deakins so there is less to compare against.

Perhaps that is why Pfister won...although I think his work in THE PRESTIGE is his best.




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Postby Okri » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:33 pm

I thought Black Swan was the best nominee.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:32 pm

Jim20 wrote:Couldn't agree more. Deakins' work on True Grit wasn't even close to his best.

I cannot stand this sentiment. When it looked like Meryl was going to win for JULIE AND JULIA, folks around here kept saying "She only deserves to win when she gives a great performance." Next thing you know we have Sandra Bullock winning for THE BLIND SIDE.

The Oscar is not about whether Deakins did the best work of his career, it is about whether he did the best of the year. In my opinion, the answer is yes. I fucking loved INCEPTION, but it did not deserve to win this award.

It is interesting that this is the second year where both the Set and Cinematography Oscars went to films with heavy CGI involved in those two elements. I guess traditional sets and cinematography just cannot compete with the flashier stuff computers can do.




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Postby matthew » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:29 pm

It's a pity. It would be nice to see Deakins win, but not for this film (I think he should have picked up the award for Kundun and Jesse James...)

I would have gone for The Social Network.

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Postby matthew » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:16 pm

Johnny Guitar wrote:A friend of mine posted on Facebook something like, 'Yet again, Academy voters think cinematography means scenery.'

That comment would be even more true if True Grit won...

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Postby Jim20 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:14 pm

Couldn't agree more. Deakins' work on True Grit wasn't even close to his best. 2007's Assassination of Jesse James or 1994's Shawshank Redemption would have been appropriate. He's still the best-working DP today, so there's always next year.

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Postby Okri » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:14 pm

I didn't mind the cinematography for Inception, actually.

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Postby Johnny Guitar » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:13 pm

A friend of mine posted on Facebook something like, 'Yet again, Academy voters think cinematography means scenery.'

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Postby Damien » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:11 pm

Academy voters should not be allowed to vote. Idiots.
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Postby Reza » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:12 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Angela never won an Emmy.

Yes you're right. She's lost 18 times and has yet to win.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:12 pm

I can't see any other category it could win in at this point unless it picks up one of the sound awards
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Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:09 pm

Out of INCEPTION's 8 nominations, I want it to win all of them except screenplay and this one. I was really hoping Deakins would finally get recognized. I guess this means TRUE GRIT is headed for a shut-out.
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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:55 pm

Angela never won an Emmy.
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Postby Reza » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:52 pm

Ok so it took Angela Lansbury and Genie Francis years to win their Emmys. Wonder what Roger Deakins is doing next?

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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:50 pm

I'm happy for Wally Pfister. But goddammit, when is Roger Deakins gonna win?!?!?


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