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(Metro)   Skyfall's chances of becoming the first James Bond film to get a Best Picture Oscar nod soared after receiving a Producers Guild of America nomination   (metro.co.uk) divider line 69
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2013-01-06 11:42:03 AM  
Not that I hold the Oscars to any high expectations, but Skyfall was a pretty badass flick at best.  And you know what the Academy is like--Lincoln and Les Miserables will be the sweepers, while Self Important Faux Spiritual Narrative about an Indian Kid In a Boat with a Tiger, Hobbitses, and Batman will take the visual effects awards.
 
2013-01-06 12:06:50 PM  
Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?
 
2013-01-06 12:12:04 PM  

coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?


I think it's up to 10.  They don't have to nominate 10.
 
2013-01-06 12:18:41 PM  

coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?


This year?  Lincoln, Argo, Dark Knight Rises, Headhunters, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Flight, The Grey,  Jiro Dreams of Sushi, John Dies in the End, and The Cabin in the Woods.  That's twelve, and those are just the ones I've seen.
 
2013-01-06 12:28:06 PM  

thamike: coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?

This year?  Lincoln, Argo, Dark Knight Rises, Headhunters, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Flight, The Grey,  Jiro Dreams of Sushi, John Dies in the End, and The Cabin in the Woods.  That's twelve, and those are just the ones I've seen.


Sure, I loved Cabin in the Woods, I guess I meant more Oscar-bait movies. Cabin doesn't seem like it would be nominated. I've assumed that Lincoln, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo will surely be nominated. I'm guessing Lincoln or Les Miz will take it.
 
2013-01-06 12:47:10 PM  

coco ebert: Sure, I loved Cabin in the Woods, I guess I meant more Oscar-bait movies. Cabin doesn't seem like it would be nominated. I've assumed that Lincoln, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo will surely be nominated. I'm guessing Lincoln or Les Miz will take it.


Yeah i figured that, but I just wanted to list some good movies.  John Dies in the End is awesome, but I don't see a wide release happening, which is unfortunate.

I think Flight will be a wildcard for the Academy though.  Lots of recovering alcoholics in Hollywood, and especially the Academy.
 
2013-01-06 12:56:30 PM  
'The easy thing would be to criticize his career now, but our family won't stoop to that level.'

-kris kardashian on daniel craig
 
2013-01-06 01:22:13 PM  
I read they're doing a "50 years of James Bond" segment for the Oscars. I'm thinking this deal is done.
 
2013-01-06 01:29:54 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I read they're doing a "50 years of James Bond" segment for the Oscars. I'm thinking this deal is done.


Yeah, that's all it will get.  Can you imagine the Academy overlooking Les Mis and a biopic of Lincoln based on Obama's favorite book for a pretty good Bond flick?  When the Academy gets that wild, I might start watching the Oscars again.
 
2013-01-06 01:38:21 PM  
That was a pretty silly movie. Nominating it for an Oscar would be a joke, but hey, Diablo Cody has an Oscar for best screenplay.
 
2013-01-06 01:56:31 PM  
This will be "9 Films and Skyfall" for Best Picture?

Glad they expanded to 10 so that a bubble film doesn't get screwed.
 
2013-01-06 02:03:42 PM  
Should get Best Cinematography at the very least.
 
2013-01-06 02:04:47 PM  

thamike: AlwaysRightBoy: I read they're doing a "50 years of James Bond" segment for the Oscars. I'm thinking this deal is done.

Yeah, that's all it will get.  Can you imagine the Academy overlooking Les Mis and a biopic of Lincoln based on Obama's favorite book for a pretty good Bond flick?  When the Academy gets that wild, I might start watching the Oscars again.


Now that I'm thinking about what you said, you're correct. I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.
 
2013-01-06 02:09:42 PM  
I thought Zero Dark Thirty was a shoe in, but having just watched it and not seeing Obummer leading the raid, maybe not.

Still and excellent movie and I love what a little water boarding can do. The CIA's "IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY" make me think they protest too much.
 
2013-01-06 02:12:40 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: That was a pretty silly movie. Nominating it for an Oscar would be a joke, but hey, Diablo Cody has an Oscar for best screenplay.


Yeah but the only other good contender was Michael Clayton and Juno was at least a solid script. Whoopi Goldberg won Best Supporting Actress for Ghost, and that was instead of Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas, .Annette Benning in Grifters, Diane Ladd in Wild at Heart, and Mary McDonnell in Dances with Wolves (another undeserving Oscar sweeper).  The Academy is all politics, but they don't seem to understand that it isn't social recognition that makes the award important.  Having an Oscar is vindication for any demands the artist has from that point on.  It makes a megacorporation out of a person and when that person's award was based on a fortunate fluke or a political decision, it floods the market with suckiness.  See:  Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr., etc.  The late 80s, 90s were particularly rife with this bullsh*t.
 
2013-01-06 02:13:41 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.


Lately, it's been improving, I think (though I still haven't seen The Artist).
 
2013-01-06 02:13:47 PM  
I would add Cloud Atlas to the Oscar nomination list. For Costumes and make-up, it is a real contender as there were five or six different time periods to establish and four to seven different characters per actor. Tom Hanks for Best Actor (I don't think he'll win it, but he played 3 major characters and handful of minor roles, so he'll get a nod). Plenty of potential supporting awards as well: Jim Broadbent, David Gyasi, and maybe Doona Bae.
 
2013-01-06 02:16:19 PM  
And speaking of Oscar grievances, Ed Harris deserves a f*cking life-sized Oscar at this point.  I don't know who he burned, but it's a crime the way they keep dangling that sh*t in front of him, only to slap him with it.
 
2013-01-06 02:33:40 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.


The Academy has made stupid choices for years and years. Hell, I still wonder what possessed them to pass up Saving Private Ryan for farking Shakespeare in Love.
 
2013-01-06 02:36:43 PM  

coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?


Sure. I'd say this was was a pretty fine movie overall.
 
2013-01-06 02:47:40 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: AlwaysRightBoy: I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.

The Academy has made stupid choices for years and years. Hell, I still wonder what possessed them to pass up Saving Private Ryan for farking Shakespeare in Love.


Again it's political.  1998-2001 was all about small films.  Since the Academy didn't have the balls to celebrate actual independent film quite yet, they pretended major Hollywood movies that weren't epics  or were sleeper studio flicks were "indie."  It started with Good Will Hunting being the wildcard in the 70th AA (Titanic won that year)

71st AA--Life is Beautiful, Shakespeare in Love, Affliction, Gods and Monsters
72ndAA--American Beauty, Boys Don't Cry, The Cider house Rules, Girl, Interrupted
73rd AA--Gladiator.  Back to the epics

Spielberg did get best director for SPR though.  The Academy doesn't completely insult the f*ck out of the talent.  Unless it's Ed Harris.
 
2013-01-06 02:54:38 PM  
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God how I hate this f*cking stupid movie.
 
2013-01-06 02:56:25 PM  

indarwinsshadow: [travonfree.files.wordpress.com image 400x266]

God how I hate this f*cking stupid movie.


What's hateful about it?
 
2013-01-06 02:59:10 PM  
Feh. Ever since they went with to nominating 10 films it seems like they've struggled to actually find 10.
 
2013-01-06 03:07:05 PM  

coco ebert: thamike: coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?

This year?  Lincoln, Argo, Dark Knight Rises, Headhunters, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Flight, The Grey,  Jiro Dreams of Sushi, John Dies in the End, and The Cabin in the Woods.  That's twelve, and those are just the ones I've seen.

Sure, I loved Cabin in the Woods, I guess I meant more Oscar-bait movies. Cabin doesn't seem like it would be nominated. I've assumed that Lincoln, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo will surely be nominated. I'm guessing Lincoln or Les Miz will take it.


you know, after i saw cabin in the woods, i thought to myself, there is no way anyone would consider nominating it, but if the one chick from easy A can get nominated for a golden globe.... maybe something like cabin in the woods could get acknowledged for what it did.

I still wish that 40-year-old virgin had been nominated, the characters in it felt so geniune that i thought they might sway the academy, but of course, didn't
 
2013-01-06 03:13:48 PM  

indarwinsshadow: [travonfree.files.wordpress.com image 400x266]

God how I hate this f*cking stupid movie.


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2013-01-06 03:17:12 PM  
It was a fun film, but the third act dragged and Javier Bardem was ridiculous, even for a Bond villain.
 
2013-01-06 03:18:31 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: AlwaysRightBoy: I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.

The Academy has made stupid choices for years and years. Hell, I still wonder what possessed them to pass up Saving Private Ryan for farking Shakespeare in Love.


Saving Private Ryan had some awesome sequences, but there was a lot of meandering boring stuff in the middle. We often get too wrapped up in the beach scene and the final battle, both of which were amazing.

I don't like Paltrow, but the rest of the cast of Shakespeare in Love was outstanding.
 
2013-01-06 03:24:28 PM  
I prefer the Lincoln biopic, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, to Skyfall, in terms of great films.

I'm serious
 
2013-01-06 03:26:06 PM  

Vexed Thespian: you know, after i saw cabin in the woods, i thought to myself, there is no way anyone would consider nominating it, but if the one chick from easy A can get nominated for a golden globe.... maybe something like cabin in the woods could get acknowledged for what it did.


The important thing with the Globes (and I think it's really good) is that they have separate sections for "music or comedy". So, films like Toy Story 2 or Babe can win awards, instead of it all being about actors playing semi-retards with special powers in epic/worthy (delete as appropriate) films.

/never go full retard
 
2013-01-06 03:30:59 PM  

Boxcutta: It was a fun film, but the third act dragged and Javier Bardem was ridiculous, even for a Bond villain.


His plan made even less sense than a comic book Joker plan

Also where did the macguffin end up?
 
2013-01-06 03:34:55 PM  

coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?


Argo is a good film, as well as Django but the Academy really needs to open up the Best Film award to foreign films as well. I haven't seen it yet but I've read that "Amour" should be considered for film of the year.
 
2013-01-06 03:41:34 PM  
Ok, ok, it was a good movie. It wasn't THAT good, though ...

/Bond fan
//But c'mon ...
 
2013-01-06 03:41:58 PM  
Skyfall sucked, but you don't have to stop liking what I don't like.
 
2013-01-06 03:44:15 PM  
I thought this movie was wholeheartedly endorsed by the famous actors guild.
 
2013-01-06 03:46:17 PM  

thamike: coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?

This year?  Lincoln, Argo, Dark Knight Rises, Headhunters, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Flight, The Grey,  Jiro Dreams of Sushi, John Dies in the End, and The Cabin in the Woods.  That's twelve, and those are just the ones I've seen.


I don't think they nominate documentaries for best picture, so Jiro's out. And John Dies in the End isn't officially released until this year.

/Dark Knight Rises was ok, but it doesn't belong in any "best of" category, except maybe best of Anne Hathaway's ass.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:12 PM  

quizzical: I would add Cloud Atlas to the Oscar nomination list. For Costumes and make-up, it is a real contender as there were five or six different time periods to establish and four to seven different characters per actor. Tom Hanks for Best Actor (I don't think he'll win it, but he played 3 major characters and handful of minor roles, so he'll get a nod). Plenty of potential supporting awards as well: Jim Broadbent, David Gyasi, and maybe Doona Bae.


It's a pity there's no award for best ensemble. There is one for the Screen Actor's Guild though; I hope Cloud Atlas wins. I was really surprised at how good it turned out.
 
2013-01-06 03:58:07 PM  
Leo getting snubbed a nomination for best actor in Titanic got my attention.
Crash winning best picture was strike two.
I lost it when Three-6 Mafia won best song.

Fark the Academy Awards.
 
2013-01-06 04:00:48 PM  

thamike: coco ebert: Sure, I loved Cabin in the Woods, I guess I meant more Oscar-bait movies. Cabin doesn't seem like it would be nominated. I've assumed that Lincoln, Les Miz, Zero Dark Thirty, and Argo will surely be nominated. I'm guessing Lincoln or Les Miz will take it.

Yeah i figured that, but I just wanted to list some good movies.  John Dies in the End is awesome, but I don't see a wide release happening, which is unfortunate.

I think Flight will be a wildcard for the Academy though.  Lots of recovering alcoholics in Hollywood, and especially the Academy.


True, but, Hollywood also loves movies about itself, particularly ones that gently poke fun at it. In that regard, Affleck was quite sharp in his choice of a film that integrates a Hollywood component to it.
 
2013-01-06 04:29:29 PM  
Skyfall: MacGyver meets Home Alone with a Batman plot. Maybe the next Bond will be a spy movie.
 
2013-01-06 04:31:17 PM  
Best. Bond Movie. Ever.

Also, Judi Dench is quite sexable for a 78 year old.

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/yeah, I would. And you know you would too.
 
2013-01-06 04:39:00 PM  

indarwinsshadow: [travonfree.files.wordpress.com image 400x266]

God how I hate this f*cking stupid movie.


I loved it. Saw it twice. As for an Academy Award? That's merely masturbation for the motion picture industry. I couldn't care less whether Skyfall wins an Oscar. Not just Best Picture, but any award.
 
2013-01-06 04:55:02 PM  

thamike: AlwaysRightBoy: I still think the Academy is not that smart lately.

Lately, it's been improving, I think (though I still haven't seen The Artist).


I saw it the other day, I recommend it very much. :)
 
2013-01-06 05:14:31 PM  

Cuthbert Allgood: Best. Bond Movie. Ever.

Also, Judi Dench is quite sexable for a 78 year old.

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/yeah, I would. And you know you would too.


I would probably end up breaking her hips, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.
 
2013-01-06 05:25:42 PM  
Skyfall was just The Dark Knight with less makeup.

Insane Bad Guy causes chaos, gets himself arrested so he can launch his attack from inside the prison...Bond/Batman/Orphan kid gets some help from Q/Lucius Fox to defeat said insane bad guy with lots of explosions and his childhood home gets destroyed...

Should have been called Deja Vue to a Kill.
 
2013-01-06 05:34:02 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: thamike: coco ebert: Aren't there ten movies in that category anyway? Are there even ten good movies?

This year?  Lincoln, Argo, Dark Knight Rises, Headhunters, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Flight, The Grey,  Jiro Dreams of Sushi, John Dies in the End, and The Cabin in the Woods.  That's twelve, and those are just the ones I've seen.

I don't think they nominate documentaries for best picture, so Jiro's out. And John Dies in the End isn't officially released until this year.

/Dark Knight Rises was ok, but it doesn't belong in any "best of" category, except maybe best of Anne Hathaway's ass.


Again, I was just listing good movies.  Dark Knight Rises, like its predecessor, represents exactly what going to the cinema is for, in my opinion--pure joy in movie making and movie going.  And the best of Anne Hathaway's ass is undoubtedly in Havoc and Love & Other Drugs, though I haven't seen the latter.
 
2013-01-06 05:35:59 PM  

Lyonstaff: Should have been called Deja Vue to a Kill.


But then you'd need Walken and Denzel.  And Grace Jones, who belongs in everything.
 
2013-01-06 05:36:04 PM  
Skyfall was just The Dark Knight with less makeup.

Insane Bad Guy causes chaos, gets himself arrested so he can launch his attack from inside the prison...Bond/Batman/Orphan kid gets some help from Q/Lucius Fox to defeat said insane bad guy with lots of explosions and his childhood home gets destroyed...

Should have been called Deja Vue to a Kill.
 
2013-01-06 05:48:20 PM  
Blanket reply. It's stupid. Badly written. Horribly acted and it plays like a made for t.v. movie from the 70's. It sucked donkey balls.
 
2013-01-06 05:54:21 PM  

TheHopeDiamond: Ok, ok, it was a good movie. It wasn't THAT good, though ...

/Bond fan
//But c'mon ...


Seriously. I could see it going for some awards for makeup and special effects, and a few of the other technical awards that no one seems to care about, but it's not a best picture movie. It's good, but it's not that kind of good.

I think it will be between Argo and Lincoln, and Lincoln will win.

/haven't seen Lincoln yet
//only because my local theater decided they didn't want to carry it, and I don't want to drive an hour to see it
 
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