92nd Oscar Nominees

cyba89

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Oct 25, 2017
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Once Upon A Time seems like the safest bet for Best Picture to me. The Academy loves films about filmmaking, Tarantino doesn't have a Best Picture win yet and it's nominated in lots of categories.

Biggest runner-ups would surely be Irishman and 1917, but Irishman might suffer from being a Netflix film and 1917 is completely absent in all the acting categories.
 

Acquiescence

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Oct 26, 2017
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A Best Supporting Actor nod for Pesci but nothing for De Niro?! That's some bollocks. Don't get me wrong, Pesci is good in The Irishman, but it's not exactly an Oscar-worthy performance. As for Pacino, anyone could see that nomination from a mile away. He dominates in that movie.

Shame about Uncut Gems getting snubbed. Really wanted to see Adam Sandler get nominated, if purely for the disbelief factor.
 

UberTag

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Oct 25, 2017
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Once Upon A Time seems like the safest bet for Best Picture to me. The Academy loves films about filmmaking, Tarantino doesn't have a Best Picture win yet and it's nominated in lots of categories.
The inexplicable editing snub is the big monkey wrench in OUaTiH's Best Picture aspirations.

The last film to win Best Picture without an editing nomination AND without a silly "one shot" gimmick to excuse its absence was... get this... Ordinary People in 1981.

That's how significant a snub this is. It's a HUGE deal.
 

Window

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Oct 27, 2017
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The inexplicable editing snub is the big monkey wrench in OUaTiH's Best Picture aspirations.

The last film to win Best Picture without an editing nomination AND without a silly "one shot" gimmick to excuse its absence was... get this... Ordinary People in 1980.

That's how significant a snub this is. It's a HUGE deal.
Stats like these don’t mean anything unless one can explain a deeper relationship between the two nominations and a win.
 

BonneMort

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Oct 28, 2017
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Edge of Democracy is fantastic and I’m very glad it was nominated for best documentary. Give it a watch if you like politics, but be aware (and iirc the viewer is warned or at least can conclude) that the narrator is not impartial.
 

Solo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was surprised about that, too. The story is entirely driven by Pitt.
They are basically co-leads. But putting them both up for the same category would ensure that neither would win, so they split them as such. Leo gets Lead Actor because he gets top billing and probably, even if very narrowly, he has more screen time.
 

LGHT_TRSN

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Oct 25, 2017
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Taika has done enough films that you need not compare his comedic style to another director. Cmon now.

Also, he's better at combining drama and comedy than Wright or Andersen.
 

Hound

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Jul 6, 2019
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Really strong year for movies IMO, and I’m mostly happy with the nominations. I think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was my overall favorite this year. I will say that My Name is Dolomite got robbed for best picture and best supporting actor nominations, but given the strength of those categories, I kinda get it. Still wish it would have got something, as I really loved the movie. Really happy to see Jojo Rabbit and Joker with so many nominations because of the themes in those films, but more people need to see Jojo Rabbit. Seriously torn on the cinematography award between Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917. Best supporting actor and director categories are an outright bloodbath.

Is there a reason 1917 didn’t get a best editing nomination? I thought the technical aspects of that movie were outstanding in blending each scene, but is that covered by the “visual effects“ nomination?
 

ViewtifulJC

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Oct 25, 2017
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Brad Pitt in supporting is 100% category fraud but whatever. That boat has sailed when Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander got nominated for Best Supporting Actress when they have over 61% screen time
 

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Taika has done enough films that you need not compare his comedic style to another director. Cmon now.

Also, he's better at combining drama and comedy than Wright or Andersen.
I'll say that Watiti did something Edgar Wright didn't, directed a total of one (1) good movie. But it's not Jojo Rabbit
 

hiredhand

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Feb 6, 2019
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Climax, Gloria Bell, High Life, The Souvenir, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Midsommar, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, Waves, In Fabric, Uncut Gems = 1 nomination

A24 really needs to fire whoever was in charge of their Oscar campaigning.

Hot take(?): The Lighthouse was the fourth best horror film that they released last year.
 

eebster

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Nov 2, 2017
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Willem Defoe's performance in The Lighthouse was one of the best I have ever seen and he doesn't even get a nomination lmao
 

Gigglepoo

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Oct 25, 2017
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No real surprises. I was holding out hope that Uncut Gems or A Hidden Life would get recognized but I knew both were long shot.

Speaking of which, Long Shot is better than most of the Best Picture nominees.
 

Gigglepoo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Brad Pitt in supporting is 100% category fraud but whatever. That boat has sailed when Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander got nominated for Best Supporting Actress when they have over 61% screen time
Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor 28 years ago. The category has never been "Let's time how long a person appears on screen!"
 

nrvalleytime

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not all of us are able to value the film equivalent of Rick and Morty, sadly. Wish I could be an enlightened genius that could.
Trust me - there's more to it than that, but I can see where you're coming from. Wright has a kinetic genius to his films that's almost Buster Keaton-esque in its approach.

Rick and Morty... what's the opposite of Big Bang Theory, but pretentious and unfunny? Yeah, it's that.
 

TaterTots

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Oct 27, 2017
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This might sound weird to some of ya'll, but did Adam Sandler get snubbed?

Another war setting film getting a nod. How predictable.
 

Ithil

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Oct 25, 2017
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You're absolutely right. Zellweger was getting nominated regardless.
Awkwafina needed Erivo to miss and for the Academy to feel that giving Erivo a nomination for Best Song was enough.

And that's a difficult feat to pull off when Erivo's film made almost three times as much at the box office as hers.
And was entirely in English.
And had her playing a famous American.

The only other possibility would have been Ronan. And the Academy loves to nominate Ronan.
Largely because Saoirse Ronan is consistently awesome.
Couple that with Little Women's Best Picture presence and it was always going to be an uphill battle for Awkwafina.
When your acting nom will be the film's only nom, it's easy to get snubbed at the Oscars even if you were getting recognition in precursors. Same goes for Lupita, she had some notice but would have been the only nom for Us. Even if they're just song noms, Judy and Harriet (real original titles there) do have a second nom.
 

Laserdisk

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May 11, 2018
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Come now... the Production Design wasn't THAT bad.
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh did an impressive job recreating 1969 Hollywood.
Come now... the Production Design wasn't THAT bad.
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh did an impressive job recreating 1969 Hollywood.
Not over 1917 for me.
Better start typing up that letter of resignation.
I was already part time when Titanic won it all.
 

Ithil

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Oct 25, 2017
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A Best Supporting Actor nod for Pesci but nothing for De Niro?! That's some bollocks. Don't get me wrong, Pesci is good in The Irishman, but it's not exactly an Oscar-worthy performance. As for Pacino, anyone could see that nomination from a mile away. He dominates in that movie.

Shame about Uncut Gems getting snubbed. Really wanted to see Adam Sandler get nominated, if purely for the disbelief factor.
I thought Pesci deserved it specifically because he didn't dominate the film. It was the complete opposite of his performances in Goodfellas or Casino, loud and brash and in your face. He did a superb job reminding everyone who remembers him post-retirement for Goodfellas and Home Alone that he has much more range than just "short angry asshole".