Oscars 2018

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visual effects longlist

Alien: Covenant
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Justice League
Kong: Skull Island
Life
Logan
Okja
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Shape of Water
Spider-Man Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Thor: Ragnarok
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Justice League

This the Henry Cavill 'stache coverup job?

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Apes ftw. A pretty amazing showcase for how far cgi has come.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:18 (two months ago) Permalink

This the Henry Cavill 'stache coverup job?

― Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.),

I thought this was the Henry Cavill sexuality coverup job

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

also, we neglected the Governors Awards

“It is a big event, very serious,” Varda said, receiving an honorary Oscar for her six-decade filmmaking career as a feminist trailblazer and a French New Wave pioneer. “But if I have to choose between serious and lightness, I choose lightness.” With that, Varda grabbed the hand of presenter Angelina Jolie and began an impromptu dance to the jazz music playing in the ballroom, her distinctive, two-tone pageboy haircut shaking as she shuffled.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/WyiAGbahDwc

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/governors-awards-2017-oscars-harvey-weinstein

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink

while Angelina Jolie's distinctive monochrome ex-husband looked on

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I hope Ladybird is up for editing

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

wonder how many of 2018’s nominations will be accused of sexual harassment between now and then

Dic Space has been contacted for comment. (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Or how Casey Affleck is going to handle presenting Best Actress.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

imagine being the writer for that segment

hoping he will absent himself

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 20:57 (two months ago) Permalink

from this mortal coil

Dic Space has been contacted for comment. (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:06 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm picturing the prompter just displaying [good luck pal]

Simon H., Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Foreign finalists:

Chile: A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio
Germany: In the Fade, Fatih Akin
Hungary: On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi
Israel: Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz
Lebanon: The Insult, Ziad Doueiri
Russia: Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Senegal: Félicité, Alain Gomis
South Africa: The Wound, John Trengove
Sweden: The Square, Ruben Östlund

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 15 December 2017 14:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Is there still that side committee that rescues one not-horribly-embarrassing film to secure a slot in the rundown? Can't remember how that's worked in the past, but this year's slate looks to be brimming with pap.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 15 December 2017 14:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Damn, I was really hoping Zama would make it in.

Simon H., Friday, 15 December 2017 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

How so more than usual?

Frederik B, Friday, 15 December 2017 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

In that even the vanguard selections here are things like The Square.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 15 December 2017 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I guess there's the possibility that Loveless is "the one." I haven't seen it yet.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 15 December 2017 14:46 (two months ago) Permalink

BPM missing, no surprise

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought it had a shot, but evidently this year's committee was feeling extra antediluvian.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:11 (two months ago) Permalink

I wondered where Sacred Deer was until I remembered that only the delivery was foreign.

Simon H., Friday, 15 December 2017 15:12 (two months ago) Permalink

The inclusion of things like On Body and Soul, a Fantastic Woman and Felicité seems a bit more daring than usual imo. Or at least business as usual. I don't think it's worse than it always is. Except that Denmark isn't on there for the first time in a while.

Frederik B, Friday, 15 December 2017 15:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Here we go:

'Florida Project' producer accused of sexual misconduct
By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Florida Project" producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a dozen anonymous women and is stepping down from his company June Pictures.

Duncan in a statement Friday disputes the allegations, calling them either distorted or demonstrably false. He accuses rivals of "taking advantage of the news climate" and trying to undermine his financial prospects.

The Hollywood Reporter detailed accounts from multiple women alleging various kinds of misconduct on or around film sets ranging from inappropriate suggestions to kissing and groping without consent.

Alex Saks is taking sole control of June Pictures in Duncan's absence.

In addition to "The Florida Project," considered a candidate for best picture at the Oscars, June Pictures produced Paul Dano's directorial debut "Wildlife" and "Book Club," with Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Saturday, 16 December 2017 02:28 (two months ago) Permalink

get that song oscar to fuck, jesus.

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:04 (one month ago) Permalink

is there a fee for getting on a longlist?

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

gotta be Dunkirk for score, no one else should even bother showing up.

piscesx, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I listened to the first 10 songs

"U.N.I"
Ed Sheeran glop. Has a speed rap portion that reminds me of "One Week".

"Love and Lies" - Band Aid
garbage indie pop collaboration. has some fred armisen involvement.

"If I Dare"
too many different sections. sounds like it was created by committee. something vague about girl power.

"Evermore" -- B&tB
Disney formula song, still aiming for that Whitney Houston moment. Lyrics seem to be about the beast being a stalker.

"How Does A Moment Last Forever" -- B&tB
Barely exists in the film. Has a longer Celine Dion version that suuuucks.

"Now or Never" - Bloodline: Now or Never
unrelated to the halsey song with 44M views on youtube. also unrelated to the netflix series. cheesy dance song with a horn hook. no chance.

"She" -- can't find it

“Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” from “The Book of Henry”
Stevie Nicks! Too bad it sucks. the type of inspirational glop the academy likes.

“Buddy’s Business” from “Brawl in Cell Block 99”
O'Jays. retro but i like it. in the style of those great blaxploitation songs where the lyrics recap the plot.

“The Crown Sleeps” from “The Breadwinner”
a soft song with 'ethnic' touches. not bad actually.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:07 (one month ago) Permalink

get that song oscar to fuck, jesus

Sad to find that there isn't a song on the longlist called "Fuck, Jesus."

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 04:19 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

uh oh!

https://www.slantmagazine.com/house/article/2018-oscar-nomination-predictions

(re the intro, as if i need another reason to hate figure skaters)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 January 2018 20:46 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Have you seen his butt?! Up there with the best inline skaters, it is.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

They're just the worst kind of queens imho.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

(worse than the ones complaining about Phantom Thread being 'closeted')

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

They're just the youngest kind of queens, is what you're saying.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

so swishy in her satin and tat

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

idk if this is the place to talk about phantom thread but that movie was fucking incredible

treeship 2, Saturday, 20 January 2018 06:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

We have a Phantom Thread thread that needs some livening up.

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Saturday, 20 January 2018 06:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

So will Jonny Greenwood sneak into the score category?

http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/2018/1/20/final-oscar-predictions-in-every-single-category.html

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 January 2018 16:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is PTA ever going to win an Oscar for writing or directing

flappy bird, Monday, 22 January 2018 17:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Nominations going live as I type

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

woah at Mudbound's Rachel Morrison being the first female DP to get a nom

Simon H., Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmk if Sean Price Williams gets in

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So will Jonny Greenwood sneak into the score category?

Yup!

Baby Driver got in for editing, the only thing it deserves really

Simon H., Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

god they've divided nomination announcements in half. We gotta await another couple minutes for the big ones.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Leslie Manville! Mary J. Blige!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Octavia Spencer this generation's Thelma Ritter.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ugh – Christopher Plummer and Three Ebbings dudes in Supporting Actor. Nobody from Call Me By Your Name.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Greenwood in for score

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

has anyone seen any of the non-Square Foreign Pic nominees?

Simon H., Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oprah?

piscesx, Friday, 26 January 2018 03:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh hell yeah

flappy bird, Friday, 26 January 2018 03:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

people talking about awards season shit before 10am pic.twitter.com/CE52AJFPtZ

— Michael Lieberman (@michaelagrammar) January 26, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

saw 3BB last night, I liked it far more than I was expecting to after having seen all kinds of backlash against it, from along the lines that Alfred painted to Rebecca Solnit who thought it was an unfair caricature of the South and cops (!!!). the characters in it are nuanced and have more than one side, certainly; I don't think it really excuses anything they do; and at no point is anyone ever really 'good' or 'bad' except for probably Woody. I don't think you're supposed to think well of McDormand and Rockwell going off to do what they think they're going to do at the end. Dunno.

Anyway I don't think it'll win; it's was fine but hardly best picture material. It's certainly no In Bruges!

akm, Sunday, 28 January 2018 16:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/25/shape-of-water-oscars-paul-zindel-similarities

In both stories, a female cleaner works a night shift at a lab and falls for an aquatic creature that is the subject of mysterious science experiments. Both women develop a relationship by bringing food to the animal and dancing with a mop in front of the tank to the tune of a love song.

The two cleaner characters both learn to communicate with the creatures, and both labs are involved in secretive military operations. The protagonists both discover imminent plans to kill the creature, and both labs mention “vivisection”.

Both women also devise plans to rescue the animal and release it to the sea by sneaking it out in a laundry cart. In Let Me Hear You Whisper, named after a song lyric that the laboratory plays for the dolphin, the creature repeatedly says “hamper” to the protagonist, Helen, to encourage her to get a laundry cart.

Both women are friends with another janitor who helps them – Danielle in one version of Zindel’s work and Zelda in Del Toro’s film, played by Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for an acting Oscar alongside Hawkins.

There are also major differences in the two stories. In The Shape of Water, the main character, Elisa, is mute and communicates in sign language with the creature.

Helen speaks, but does reference muteness when discussing the dolphin’s inability to talk to the scientists, saying: “Some human beings are mute, you know. Just because they can’t talk, we don’t kill them.”

The Shape of Water also has another significant character: Elisa’s gay friend, played by Richard Jenkins. There are further substantial differences in the endings of the two works.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Sunday, 28 January 2018 18:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I usually watch any BP nom, but should I bother with Darkest Hour?

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A nothing of a movie that assumes its scaffolding is supported by one performance.

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

awesome! all downhill from here

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I've considered bringing a cutout to class tbh

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

well but here the other nominees noticed the difference *RIMSHOT*

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I said bring a cutout, not a cutup.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink

on a relevant note, see the Rip Torn thread

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

im waiting for that hollywood reporter (?) annual series where they get people in the academy to speak anonymously and candidly about what they voted for, those are always the best

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe they'll tell us that they always thought McCartney a shirty basset and who fucked Marlon Brando in a washing machine.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:45 (one week ago) Permalink

*shitty bassist, but I like how auto correct assumed I meant Shirley Bassey

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:45 (one week ago) Permalink

xp I thought you were calling Melissa McCarthy a shirty basset

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink

xxp pffffft lmao

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:47 (one week ago) Permalink

the Beatles Derangement Syndrome itt is so wild & inexplicable when it's easily the least interesting or controversial bit in either of the QJ interviews

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:48 (one week ago) Permalink

im waiting for that hollywood reporter (?) annual series where they get people in the academy to speak anonymously and candidly about what they voted for, those are always the best

isn't it always the same grumpy asshole with terrible taste?

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Lol maybe but it is reliably hilarious

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink

isn't it always the same grumpy asshole with terrible taste?

― Simon H.,

somebody dig up Ernest Borgnine

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Or Morbs.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

heyyyyyyyyyy now!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

I agree, that was beneath me.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

who let jeffrey tambor in here

adam the (abanana), Friday, 9 February 2018 01:44 (one week ago) Permalink

a forgiving tranny?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:53 (one week ago) Permalink

iirc he's the one who needs forgiveness

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 02:53 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i read the news

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 February 2018 03:21 (one week ago) Permalink

front page of the new york times

flappy bird, Friday, 9 February 2018 04:48 (one week ago) Permalink

[url=https://www.thedailybeast.com/confessions-of-an-oscar-voter-why-i-loved-three-billboards-and-dont-get-get-out?ref=home]Michael Musto[/i] talks to the usual Anonymous Voter[/i], whom he should have set on fire:

Best Actor?

It’s absolutely Gary Oldman. Ironically, I’ve seen Darkest Hour five times and have absolutely enjoyed it five times. The only reason I don’t think it will win Best Picture is because it’s too safe. The Shape of Water is very slick, but there’s no risk involved in Darkest Hour.

What about the supporting categories?

[For Best Supporting Actor], for me, it was a toss-up between Sam Rockwell [for Three Billboards] and Willem Dafoe [for The Florida Project]. I’m going for Sam Rockwell for the same reason as Frances McDormand. He was pitch-perfect. He had to straddle the line between monster and hero, and he did it perfectly. The Florida Project was one of my favorite movies of the year. I was disappointed it did not make the list [for Best Picture]. I thought Willem Dafoe was absolutely perfect in bridging the gap between seasoned actors and newcomers.

But Rockwell win win?

Oh, yeah. Unfortunately, because Florida Project did not get [nominated for] Best Picture or even screenplay, I think the chance of Dafoe has gone way down.

Your thoughts on Daniel Day-Lewis’ swan song, Phantom Thread?

I liked it, but it’s definitely something where the whole is a lot better than the sum of its parts. You had to sit through this excruciatingly slow film to appreciate the ending and find the film really good, while Three Billboards and The Shape of Water and most of the other nominees were enjoyable from beginning to end.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:37 (five days ago) Permalink

Oh Fuck Yes

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:39 (five days ago) Permalink

Love this guy. Full disclosure- I haven't read a word of this yet

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:39 (five days ago) Permalink

Will The Shape of Water win the most awards? Dunkirk?

I hope it’s not Dunkirk. Between Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, I didn’t understand Dunkirk. It’s a fine battle picture, but it’s very, very confusing. They constantly switch between night and day. I wasn’t familiar with Dunkirk in my history, and I didn’t know it’s in France. And they never explained it.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:41 (five days ago) Permalink

I mean jesus.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:41 (five days ago) Permalink

It's set in Dunkirk, Montana.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:41 (five days ago) Permalink

Three Battles Outside Dunkirk, Montana

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:44 (five days ago) Permalink

lmao i know, i love it

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:44 (five days ago) Permalink

You'd think the French the locals were speaking might've been a tipoff.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:51 (five days ago) Permalink

As if Americans can identify French vs. say, Klingon

Vinnie, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:22 (four days ago) Permalink

The baguette and Hamburglar turtleneck are always a tip-off

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:32 (four days ago) Permalink

Has anyone who is not an Oscar voter seen Three Billboards

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:01 (four days ago) Permalink

The Florida Project” was too controversial, too dark and edgy

"Controversial" = Lord Soto's million-strong Twitter campaign turned the tide?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:02 (four days ago) Permalink

xp yeah it did pretty well

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:29 (four days ago) Permalink

lol i like that another academy member is on record re: the sound editing / sound mixing categories: "i don't understand what they are"

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:35 (four days ago) Permalink

iirc, the editing is about the quality of the post production stuff (sound f/x, dubbing, etc.) and mixing is about the quality of the film as it sounds in the theatre. Gearhead stuff that matters not to 99.999% of the populace.

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:39 (four days ago) Permalink

I mean, I've actually taken legit classes in Film Audio, and I still had to stretch for an answer.

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:41 (four days ago) Permalink


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