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2018-03-03 09:33:32 PM  
I'm sure Get Out will win one award, if only because it MUST win an award. Not sure what for though. It's a good movie, I enjoyed it but it's not a great movie by any means
 
2018-03-03 09:53:03 PM  
For the first time managed to see all* the nominated movies this year. Now, I'll be an informed voter.

Where's the ballot?
 
2018-03-03 09:55:25 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: For the first time managed to see all* the nominated movies this year. Now, I'll be an informed voter.

Where's the ballot?


*not counting long-form documentary and foreign language, 'cause you can only find a few of them after the nominations are announced.
 
2018-03-03 09:58:26 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: For the first time managed to see all* the nominated movies this year. Now, I'll be an informed voter.

Where's the ballot?


I have a friend who does that every year. I've never even come close. Hell this year I haven't seen ANY of the movies nominated in the major categories.
 
2018-03-03 10:07:15 PM  

rcain: I'm sure Get Out will win one award, if only because it MUST win an award. Not sure what for though. It's a good movie, I enjoyed it but it's not a great movie by any means


I saw it, don't really get the appeal.
 
2018-03-03 10:15:10 PM  

fusillade762: Unbridled Apathy: For the first time managed to see all* the nominated movies this year. Now, I'll be an informed voter.

Where's the ballot?

I have a friend who does that every year. I've never even come close. Hell this year I haven't seen ANY of the movies nominated in the major categories.


It used to be I see 2 or 3 of the major Noms and I said I'd get around to seeing the others on HBO, or rent them. I never did. To this day I sill haven't seen "Silver Linings playbook", "Wolf of Wallstreet", or "The Revenant". I could, but I don't want to. So, last year I went for it. Only missed "13 hours" and "Deep Water Horizon" 'cause jingoism

  Amazon Prime and Netflix help for the obscure ones that aired earlier in the year. Tend to be best screenplay and costume/makeup type stuff.

You really have to make an effort to see all the supporting actress nods. As a trend, one or two will be in movies that have 5 plus nods, but the other three will be practically one-offs.
Last one I saw this year was "Mudbound", last night on Netflix.
 
2018-03-03 10:38:21 PM  
This isn't tonight. Try hard for a green subby?
 
2018-03-04 12:44:11 AM  

Markoff_Cheney: This isn't tonight. Try hard for a green subby?


I was going to say "that's tonight", but apparently it isn't, so it's not worth my trouble. The joke will be old by tomorrow.
 
2018-03-04 02:08:10 AM  

rcain: I'm sure Get Out will win one award, if only because it MUST win an award. Not sure what for though. It's a good movie, I enjoyed it but it's not a great movie by any means


If Jordan Peele wins an Oscar tomorrow for "Get Out" not only will he be the shortest African American (5'6) to ever win an Oscar, he'll be the shortest male overall ever to win an Oscar.
 
2018-03-04 02:22:12 AM  
I'm not watching.
 
2018-03-04 03:18:56 AM  

Unbridled Apathy: Last one I saw this year was "Mudbound", last night on Netflix.


Any good?
 
2018-03-04 03:49:56 AM  

fusillade762: Unbridled Apathy: Last one I saw this year was "Mudbound", last night on Netflix.

Any good?


If it hadn't been nominated for 4 awards, I doubt it would have ever been on my radar. It was interesting enough to watch 2.25 hours of it starting after 11pm.  It's a slow simmer sort of film, and as promised, heavy on the Mississippi mud. In terms of plot and pace it likely suffers from being too faithful to the book (maybe not, I didn't read it). Netflix cut off in the credits before the song it was nominated for (like "Remember Me" from CoCo isn't a lock, anyway). Cinematography was really solid. A lot of low light stuff and subtle color in a movie that largely used brown as a palate.  Ms. Blige was strong in a supporting role that had a lot of nuance and not a lot of showiness (like Dafoe's in "Florida Project", but smaller and less integral). While I appreciate these roles, I didn't think it was one of the top five for the year in her category.
 
2018-03-04 04:31:06 AM  
My predictions...

Best Picture:
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Best Actor:
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Best Actress:
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Best Supporting Actor:
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Best Supporting Actress:
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Best Director:
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I LOVED Willem Dafoe as Bobby the motel manager in "The Florida Project". He was my dark horse, but not enough people saw the quirky movie about life around the old Kissimmee motels along Hwy 292.  But throwing the reporter out of the window in Three Billboards was an unforgettable scene in a stellar performance by Rockwell as the racist cop, Officer Dixon. An honorable mention to Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird".

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2018-03-04 07:34:23 AM  

borg: If Jordan Peele wins an Oscar tomorrow for "Get Out" not only will he be the shortest African American (5'6) to ever win an Oscar, he'll be the shortest male overall ever to win an Oscar.


Until they make a theatrical Game of Thrones film.
 
2018-03-04 08:05:37 AM  

BalugaJoe: I'm not watching.


I'm not, either. I've seen "Get Out," "Darkest Hour," "The Shape of Water," and "Three Billboards." None of them were great. Two ("Get Out" and "Water") were good. The other two were flawed, mediocre films with great performances.

I did see "Annihilation" yesterday and thought it was excellent. Might watch the Oscars next year if that one's nominated.
 
2018-03-04 08:26:06 AM  

BalugaJoe: I'm not watching.


I hate awards shows in general. They take far too long and are far too preachy. Getting lectured on all of the -isms currently in vogue with rich people is tedious.

I'll check the scoreboard periodically, but that's about as far as I'm willing to go unless my wife makes me watch it. She's into this sort of thing for some reason that eludes me.
 
2018-03-04 09:46:01 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: BalugaJoe: I'm not watching.

I hate awards shows in general. They take far too long and are far too preachy. Getting lectured on all of the -isms currently in vogue with rich people is tedious.

I'll check the scoreboard periodically, but that's about as far as I'm willing to go unless my wife makes me watch it. She's into this sort of thing for some reason that eludes me.


The Oscars need to restructure the show like a movie. The only categories that anyone cares about are best picture, best director, best actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress & best song.

Start with the monologue, work in the songs throughout the show, broadcast the aforementioned category selections along with the acceptance speeches, and that's it. No one cares about best screenplay, best editing, best foreign short, etc. The Academy Awards needs their show to resemble a great movie. Cut out the bloat, and if it runs long, there had better be a damn good reason.
 
2018-03-04 09:48:10 AM  
At least the In Memory section won't be as long
 
2018-03-04 11:06:49 AM  

texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long


Because of this year's events they are adding a new segment called "Those we wish to Forget", it's going to take up a full 15 minutes
 
2018-03-04 11:31:18 AM  

texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long


They should just cut that out completely. It's awkward when they applaud for some stiffs and not others. And there's always a couple glaring omissions. You have one job to do, In Memorial Guy. Count the dead people.
 
2018-03-04 12:49:56 PM  

Mugato: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

They should just cut that out completely. It's awkward when they applaud for some stiffs and not others. And there's always a couple glaring omissions. You have one job to do, In Memorial Guy. Count the dead people.


Yea, they miss a famous actor, and put in the guy who retired after editing Guys and Dolls, or an agent.  Really, an agent?  Nobody cares about agents, even the agents.
 
2018-03-04 01:08:06 PM  

BizarreMan: Mugato: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

They should just cut that out completely. It's awkward when they applaud for some stiffs and not others. And there's always a couple glaring omissions. You have one job to do, In Memorial Guy. Count the dead people.

Yea, they miss a famous actor, and put in the guy who retired after editing Guys and Dolls, or an agent.  Really, an agent?  Nobody cares about agents, even the agents.


Some off the actors are after the date cutoff, others are much more of a tv presence than a movie presence.

Take David Ogden Stiers ( ignore that he's well after deadline). Famous, popular, did movies. But was he significant to movies?
 
2018-03-04 01:44:55 PM  

BizarreMan: Mugato: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

They should just cut that out completely. It's awkward when they applaud for some stiffs and not others. And there's always a couple glaring omissions. You have one job to do, In Memorial Guy. Count the dead people.

Yea, they miss a famous actor, and put in the guy who retired after editing Guys and Dolls, or an agent.  Really, an agent?  Nobody cares about agents, even the agents.


Well, do keep in mind that this is an "industry" event, and if an agent was that well known and respected to be mentioned, then clearly many of those in attendance cared even if that person is a total blank to the viewers at home
 
2018-03-04 02:00:27 PM  
Writing down oddsmaker-predicted winners now...We'll see how well they've done at predicting this evening.

Best Picture:  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director:  Guillermo del Toro (Shape of Water)
Best Actor:  Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Actress:  Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actor:  Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Supporting Actress:  Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Adapted Screenplay:  Call Me By Your Name
Best Animated Feature Film:  Coco
Best Animated Short Film:  Dear Basketball
Best Cinematography:  Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design:  Phantom Thread
Best Documentary Feature:  Faces Places
Best Documentary Short:  Edith + Eddie
Best Film Editing:  Dunkirk
Best Foreign Language Film:  A Fantastic Woman
Best Live Action Short Film:  DeKalb Elementary
Best Makeup:  Darkest Hour
Best Original Score:  Shape of Water
Best Original Screenplay:  Get Out
Best Original Song:  "Remember Me" (Coco)
Best Production Design:  Shape of Water
Best Sound Editing:  Dunkirk
Best Sound Mixing:  Dunkirk
Best Visual Effects:  Blade Runner 2049
 
2018-03-04 02:29:27 PM  

Dahnkster: My predictions...

Best Picture:[img.fark.net image 850x565][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Actor:[img.fark.net image 780x432][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Actress:[img.fark.net image 780x472][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Supporting Actor:[img.fark.net image 650x360][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Supporting Actress:[img.fark.net image 710x472][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Director:[img.fark.net image 640x256]

I LOVED Willem Dafoe as Bobby the motel manager in "The Florida Project". He was my dark horse, but not enough people saw the quirky movie about life around the old Kissimmee motels along Hwy 292.  But throwing the reporter out of the window in Three Billboards was an unforgettable scene in a stellar performance by Rockwell as the racist cop, Officer Dixon. An honorable mention to Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird".

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I agree with every one of your predictions except Best Actress. I think Sally Hawkins wins it in an upset. The Academy has a thing for actors playing disabled characters.

I also think the fish farking film might win Best Picture because of backlash against Three Billboards
 
2018-03-04 02:47:48 PM  

rcain: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

Because of this year's events they are adding a new segment called "Those we wish to Forget", it's going to take up a full 15 minutes


I suggested a montage to Mrs. Beef to feature exactly those people. The question is, what music accompanies it?
 
2018-03-04 03:16:40 PM  

Wadded Beef: rcain: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

Because of this year's events they are adding a new segment called "Those we wish to Forget", it's going to take up a full 15 minutes

I suggested a montage to Mrs. Beef to feature exactly those people. The question is, what music accompanies it?


Georgia Satellites -Keep your hands to yourself
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2018-03-04 03:28:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Wadded Beef: rcain: texdent: At least the In Memory section won't be as long

Because of this year's events they are adding a new segment called "Those we wish to Forget", it's going to take up a full 15 minutes

I suggested a montage to Mrs. Beef to feature exactly those people. The question is, what music accompanies it?

[YouTube video: Georgia Satellites -Keep your hands to yourself]


My wife went another direction and suggested "The Baby Elephant Walk." Seems oddly juxtaposed/fitting.
 
2018-03-04 03:38:01 PM  
Injury report:
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Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly
 
2018-03-04 04:29:18 PM  
So, everybody keep in mind that the "Best Picture" award is actually the Best Producing award.  That is to say, the best project. It encompasses not just the end result, but what went into making it. This is why we don't always "get" it on our end for some of the selections. Many voters have a knowledge on the technical difficulty that the public doesn't know. Of course, part of good producing is making sure your choices are good and you don't run into issues to begin with.
 
2018-03-04 04:43:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: Dahnkster: My predictions...

Best Picture:[img.fark.net image 850x565][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Actor:[img.fark.net image 780x432][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Actress:[img.fark.net image 780x472][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Supporting Actor:[img.fark.net image 650x360][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Supporting Actress:[img.fark.net image 710x472][img.fark.net image 24x24]

Best Director:[img.fark.net image 640x256]

I LOVED Willem Dafoe as Bobby the motel manager in "The Florida Project". He was my dark horse, but not enough people saw the quirky movie about life around the old Kissimmee motels along Hwy 292.  But throwing the reporter out of the window in Three Billboards was an unforgettable scene in a stellar performance by Rockwell as the racist cop, Officer Dixon. An honorable mention to Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird".

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I agree with every one of your predictions except Best Actress. I think Sally Hawkins wins it in an upset. The Academy has a thing for actors playing disabled characters.

I also think the fish farking film might win Best Picture because of backlash against Three Billboards


I'm seeing less Billboards backlash than La La Land backlash last year, plus Billboards was a better movie.  I don't see the "backlash" being enough to stop Billboards from winning.

/found Shape of Water to be more Hollywood-formulaic than I like
 
2018-03-04 05:15:19 PM  

Wadded Beef: My wife went another direction and suggested "The Baby Elephant Walk." Seems oddly juxtaposed/fitting.


My wife's suggestion was MC Hammer, "Can't Touch this".
 
2018-03-04 05:28:22 PM  
Ohh I want to play in the Oscar pool. Anyone have a link to where I can watch it live online? Don't link me to ABC, not available in my area. I don't have a TV or cable either.
 
2018-03-04 07:34:16 PM  
Let's just get this out of the way


Harvey Weinstein, the most-thanked man at the Oscars?
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2018-03-04 07:37:13 PM  

clodcomplex: Injury report:
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Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly


Damn it!  Guess I'll have to see what is available on the waiver wire.
 
2018-03-04 07:39:09 PM  
Just turned on ABC.

This woman interviewing in green is not very...umm...on top of things.

/but her boobs...holy crap
 
2018-03-04 07:39:59 PM  
Allison Janney
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2018-03-04 07:40:12 PM  

picodenico: Just turned on ABC.

This woman interviewing in green is not very...umm...on top of things.

/but her boobs...holy crap


So you don't recognize her from either The Goldbergs or Reno 911?
 
2018-03-04 07:40:54 PM  
I'm sitting in the 18th row on the left.

I'll wave at you.
 
2018-03-04 07:41:53 PM  
Just rented Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri earlier today.

I don't know if it'll will win best picture but I can't imagine that Frances McDormand won't win Best Actress. She was brilliant.
 
2018-03-04 07:43:06 PM  

12349876: So you don't recognize her from either The Goldbergs or Reno 911?


Ahhh, that would be why her face is familiar.

Never seen Goldbergs. Reno 911...once? Commercials I guess.
 
2018-03-04 07:44:25 PM  

Fox10456: I'm sitting in the 18th row on the left.

I'll wave at you.


o_O
 
2018-03-04 07:45:56 PM  

picodenico: Just turned on ABC.

This woman interviewing in green is not very...umm...on top of things.

/but her boobs...holy crap


I put it on mute.  It was much better.
 
2018-03-04 07:46:30 PM  
"Mary Poppins Returns"?  Why?  Just....why?

/not fond of the original
 
2018-03-04 07:47:14 PM  

jake_lex: "Mary Poppins Returns"?  Why?  Just....why?

/not fond of the original


Because Disney.
 
2018-03-04 07:47:45 PM  
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2018-03-04 07:48:11 PM  

jake_lex: "Mary Poppins Returns"?  Why?  Just....why?


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
2018-03-04 07:48:28 PM  
Margot Robbie
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2018-03-04 07:51:10 PM  
I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those years where the Best Picture award sort of comes out of nowhere, a movie that wins few, if any, awards until it hits on the big one.  Think "Spotlight" from a few years ago.  Given that, my prediction of the winner is -- "The Post."
 
2018-03-04 07:51:58 PM  
Laura Dern
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