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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Reza » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 am

Mister Tee wrote:There was a sweet, affectionate moment between Cuaron and his presenter, Salma Hayek -- which somehow brought to my mind the fact he'd had his young actors masturbating to her in Y Tu Mama Tambien.


Hilarious. I noticed that affectionate moment and wondered what connection she had to him. Googled them and it seems they are long time friends.

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Postby ITALIANO » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:08 am

Mister Tee wrote:There was a sweet, affectionate moment between Cuaron and his presenter, Salma Hayek -- which somehow brought to my mind the fact he'd had his young actors masturbating to her in Y Tu Mama Tambien.


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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:53 am

mlrg wrote:Has anyone watched the presentation? This has to be the show with the most use of the F word in movie clips ever. It even seems that it was done on purpose.. not that I care but is this bleeped in the US?

Yep, all the F and S words were bleeped, but they let Viola Davis' "balls" comment get by in the Widows clip.

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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:02 am

As Magilla knew I would, I stayed away from spoiler-sites all afternoon and watched the presentation fresh. It was an up-and-down affair, with some results (Ali and presumably Malek) ensuring Oscar dullness, but others -- mostly to do with The Favourite -- livening things up. Colman's acceptance was the highlight of the show: slightly ditzy but wonderfully-humored and utterly winning. Whoever of she or Close ultimately wins the Oscar, we're guaranteed a memorable speech.

We can talk about these acting races in individual threads later this week, but I see both female contests as being unsettled. And it's cheering, after last season's rote quality, that only supporting actor managed to sweep the entire TV round.

Roma took an important step toward a best picture win at AMPAS, but I won't believe in that outcome until the last award on the 24th. Meantime, Spike Lee FINALLY gets a sign that he's a contender this year. Barring shocking news from WGA, he should be set. And The Favourite's win for original screenplay, while hardly shocking, at least represents not-great news for Green Book. If Green Book can be pensioned off at the Oscars with a single Ali win, I guess we can feel we got off cheap.

The below-the-line prizes were terrifically unhelpful to Oscar prognosticators, with the music, hair/make-up and visual effects awards all going to films not even nominated at AMPAS. The Favourite won both production and costume design -- categories where the Broadcasters chose Black Panther, and AMPAS should be torn between the two. Vice -- which lost editing to The Favourite at ACE -- won the overall prize here, suggesting prediction chaos. Bohemian Rhapsody won for sound, but there's no telling if that's more a Brit enthusiasm thing. Roma, at least, got back on track for cinematography, after last night's bump in the road.

There was a sweet, affectionate moment between Cuaron and his presenter, Salma Hayek -- which somehow brought to my mind the fact he'd had his young actors masturbating to her in Y Tu Mama Tambien.

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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Reza » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:42 pm

Both your home grown gals - Glenn Close & Regina King - will win Oscars.

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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:47 pm

It airs on BBC America at 9 P.M. (in a little over an hour). Not sure if I will watch, but Mister Tee likely will. He usually stays away from the news on BAFTA Sunday so he can watch not knowing the results.

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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby mlrg » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:47 pm

Has anyone watched the presentation? This has to be the show with the most use of the F word in movie clips ever. It even seems that it was done on purpose.. not that I care but is this bleeped in the US?

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Postby MaxWilder » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:08 pm

Vom.

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Postby flipp525 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:15 pm

Rami just won the BAFTA.
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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm

The good folks at Vulture have done some of the math on BAFTA acting winners:
https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/oscars-2019-do-british-actors-really-win-all-the-baftas.html

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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:11 pm

Sabin wrote:You mean in 2006?

It's either some Freudian thing or a sign of advanced getting-old-ness, but I made that mistake (substituting 198- for 200- ) several times over the course of the post. I caught the rest in a scan, but that one slipped past.

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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Sabin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:53 pm

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In 1986, though, they got attention for passing on Eddie Murphy (who’d won Globes/Broadcasters/SAG) in favor of Alan Arkin…the man who went on to unexpectedly win at the Oscars. Then, in 2007, they both broke up Julie Christie’s run by picking Marion Cotillard, and pinpointed Tilda Swinton as the supporting choice…both of which selections triumphed at AMPAS shortly after. Suddenly, BAFTA was an integral part of the precursor string.

You mean in 2006?

Excellent post, Tee. 2007 was exactly the year I began to take them seriously as a precursor.

I do expect Colman and Weisz to win. As more time goes on, the performance I think back on from The Favourite is Rachel Weisz's. She is a very curious actor whom Hollywood never entirely figured out how to utilize. She has a very flip quality to her that almost never works in contemporary films. In The Favourite, her presence is essential to maintaining Lanthimos' atmosphere of weirdness. Replace her with anybody else and the film just changes. Emma Stone's role might be more challenging but Rachel Weisz's presence is paramount.
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Re: On to BAFTA

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:27 am

Mister Tee,

That was a great post that summed up the BFTA's, particularly for someone like me who really doesn't pay that much attention to them in any historical context. I notice want they nominate year to year but thats about it.

I remember back in the 1970's/early 1980s watching them on TV. If anyone ever thought that the Academy Awards presentation was bad the BAFTAs were there to show you are a far worst version of any Oscar show.

Of course with no internet back then, the only way to gage reaction to the awards was from letters to editors of various British film magazines of the era.

My most notably memories were the scathing criticisms of the omission of Sally Field for Norma Rae. One of the funniest comments were from someone complaining of Maggie Smith being nominations for her performance in Death on the Nile for 'looking jock in mens clothes'.

I've always felt and still do that the BAFTAs should stick to British films only, pretty much as the Caesar's from France, GOYAs from Spain, etc. But they are what they are.
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