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Old 01-23-2019, 08:48 AM
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The last several Best Pic winners have been genuinely great movies (Moonlight, Spotlight, 12 Years a Slave) or at least distinctive enough that they seem likely to be remembered (Birdman, Shape of Water).
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:51 AM
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Judging the value of a movie by how many times you've seen it is the philosophy of a Golden Corral regular
The Rock is the greatest movie of all time, then.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:17 PM
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My actual complaints with this year's nominees:

(1) lol how did beohemian rhapsody get nominated, what an embarassment

(2) Kind of sad that Roma will inevitably take best foreign film because it had more widespread distribution stateside and is nominated in so many categories, because Koreeda is great and this could have been his year. (Have not seen Shoplifters yet because . . . who has, honestly.There are not many screenings! But, I would be shocked if it's not amazing.)
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:33 AM
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I have very little opinion of the Oscars (I think the last time I actively watched them was when Return of the King won some stuff), but this thread is making me kind of glad that my breakup happened *before* we were thinking of seeing Bohemian Rhapsody, if it's really as much of a mess as everyone here is saying.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:36 AM
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I have very little opinion of the Oscars (I think the last time I actively watched them was when Return of the King won some stuff), but this thread is making me kind of glad that my breakup happened *before* we were thinking of seeing Bohemian Rhapsody, if it's really as much of a mess as everyone here is saying.
It's less the quality of the movie itself and more Bryan Singer himself.

Just . . . read the room, Oscar voters.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:41 AM
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Oh.... oh, somehow I'd been out of the loop and completely not connected the fact that he directed that film. Welp. Retroactively glad I didn't spend money on it, though I feel bad fro Rami Malek who by all accounts is awesome.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:34 AM
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I almost get the Bohemian Rhapsody affection, because while it is a bad movie, it is a bad movie made about some really good music and you walk out the theater not as disappointed as you should be because you just spent two hours listening to Queen.
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I almost get the Bohemian Rhapsody affection, because while it is a bad movie, it is a bad movie made about some really good music and you walk out the theater not as disappointed as you should be because you just spent two hours listening to Queen.
Yes, but I could just put on some Queen music at home and save myself the drive and the ticket cost.

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Old 01-25-2019, 07:06 PM
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It's less the quality of the movie itself and more Bryan Singer himself.

Just . . . read the room, Oscar voters.
It can be both
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:36 PM
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https://twitter.com/THR/status/1095084405117370368

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Academy president John Bailey announced that cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup/hairstyling honors will be handed out during commercial breaks at this year's #Oscars
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...breaks-1185505

Good riddance! What has "cinema-too-grafy" ever done for film?
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:11 PM
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Wow, even less reason to ever watch the fuckin' oscars
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:18 PM
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Editing???!!!
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:37 PM
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Maybe they were just embarrassed by that viral BoRhap clip, especially because... it will win. (I dunno)

Anyway, yes, stupid. Cinematography, too? Weird.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:10 AM
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Editing???!!!
Yeah, this one is tragically ironic.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:16 AM
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Maybe they were just embarrassed by that viral BoRhap clip
Here it is, for anyone interested.

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Old 02-14-2019, 04:44 PM
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Here it is, for anyone interested.

Man, I dunno, I think the editing in this scene is pretty strong.

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Old 02-14-2019, 05:55 PM
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After reading Boots Riley's evisceration of BlaKkklansman, I'd really rather not see it honored for anything.

From what I've heard and read, Roma should win BP anyways.

Also if Spiderverse does not win best animated feature we riot.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:22 PM
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I mean, if the Academy itself is going to such lengths to devalue its own awards (and they plan to "rotate" this year after year, by the way, and they're obviously going to subject only the technical categories to it) is there really any point anymore in paying attention to the results?
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:29 PM
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The results are primarily interesting as a reflection of what The Academy thinks. If that doesn't interest you, then there was never a reason to pay attention to them.

That's a separate issue from whether or not the ceremony itself has ever been interesting or worth paying attention to, which is probably mostly a reflection of how into pageantry and musical numbers you are. It's not for me, but I get why someone might enjoy it.

For me, I'll continue to be mildly curious about the former (what movie makers think about themselves, something I can read in list form in a minute or so after it's all over), and continue to ignore the latter (the ceremony itself), so it doesn't really change how much attention I'll be paying, personally.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:11 PM
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I have pretty much zero interest in "what The Academy thinks" because I don't really find the opinions of what a collection of ancient, bigoted, rich, white guys in LA thinks is in their industry's best self interests is really all that insightful or interesting or useful. The Academy Awards exists for the sole purpose of promoting and perpetuating Hollywood as a thing.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:07 PM
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They’re not doing this anymore. So happy for all the filmmakers and media twitter people I follow, with whom I have one-sided parasocial friendships.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:19 PM
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When Cuaron won director it gave me hope. But nope, Oscar voters are still gross.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:25 PM
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Maybe they should be applauded for going more than a decade between actively bad movies winning best picture. They shouldn't
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So... Green Book won.

Countdown to internet S#!4storm in 5, 4, 3, 2...
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I feel like there must be a stinker year pretty soon to balance things out
(Still happy for many of the downballot winners, though. Here's a full list.)

edit: Hahaha looking at the list the live ceremony would have practically been a horror movie.

"Oh, cool, historic and deserved wins by black women for production and costume design for Black Panther, and Regina King in supporting actress. Everything is fine"
"Wait . . . Bohemenian Rhapsody got . . . Film Editing? Something . . . something feels . . . not quite right."
"Well, Mahershala Ali won, but that's fine. It's Mahershala Ali. He's great. Let's nto overthink this."
"Good god . . . Screenplay??? For Green Book? Oh no. Oh noooo. Help, someone!!!! It could win! It could really win."
"Whew, Cuaron got director. Maybe we're probably safe and in the clear."
The zombified embodiment of Green Book leaps out of your TV, snapping your neck and devouring your brain with one bite that shatters your skull with a satisfying crunch.

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Old 02-24-2019, 08:34 PM
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When Cuaron won director it gave me hope. But nope, Oscar voters are still gross.
Roma winning Best Foreign and Cuarón winning Best Director were immediate signs that they were going to go with the self-congratulatory Best Film option.

Also, why praise a film that actually speaks from, and of, racism, segregation, and oppression, as presented by the very people who live those experiences day after day, when you can reward a film where a white savior learns about these things from his one black friend?
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:30 PM
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It could've been worse. It could've been Bohemian Rhapsody.


On the bright side, Into the Spider-Verse won, so there's some common sense left somewhere in the academy.
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Yeah, they did give Best Picture to, charitably, the 6th best movie nominated for Best Picture. (I haven't seen Vice)
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On the bright side, Into the Spider-Verse won, so there's some common sense left somewhere in the academy.
It's the best movie among those nominated, sure. But I don't give the academy's voters this much credit when when things like Sony's well funded Oscar campaigns, Marvel's popular cache, and the Academy's complete disregard of the category make it more likely that the other entrants didn't stand a chance.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:46 AM
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I'm in it for the upsets at this point, so huzzah for Olivia Colman.
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