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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:42 am 
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And so once again the Golden Globes prove why they are the joke of the major awards season ....

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Green Book

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Roma

Best Motion Picture - Animated
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close (The Wife)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (Vice)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Bohemian Rhapsody the best picture? really? Really?>Best Motion Picture - Drama
Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Green Book

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Roma

Best Motion Picture - Animated
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close (The Wife)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (Vice)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Bohemian Rhapsody, the best picture?!?!?!?! Really? REALLY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! This could only happen at the globes where they split films into the categories of Comedy/Musical and Drama (again I am reminded of when Jim Carrey won best actor in a comedy or musical for Man in the moon, he came off stage bewildered and not too happy , when asked by journalists how he felt his response was "I thought I'd made a drama?" )

All we can tell definetley from this is ...Alfonso Cuaron must now be the front runner for Best Director

Into the Spiderverse is now looking like it (not Pixar) will dominate the awards

Green Book is like a racehorse biding it's time but might just be coming up on the out side.

Glenn Close caused a shock but remember the fields from now on will be mixed.. Sharon Stone won a globe for her dramatic performance in Casino and that was the end of her awards season.
Same goes for Christian Bale and Vice but in his case it might help him. Rami Malek may keep up the momentum only time will tell

And that was the globes 2019 , the awards that only matter because they are the first of the year and it gives jaded journalists headlines and speculative articles about a subject many know nothing about.


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How is Vice a Musical or Comedy? Looks like those entries got mixed up or something? Wouldn't Bohemian Rhapsody be considered a musical due to the content?


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I don't pay much attention to the Golden Globes until after they announce the winners but their Best Motion Picture nominations really took the piss this year. It suggests that it must be a weak year for drama if the dramas with singing stay in the Drama category and the dramas with jokes flee to the Musical and Comedy category.


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Heh, didn't they do a similar thing the other year with The Martian, putting it in the comedy/musical category? I seem to remember Ridley Scott taking the piss out of them for that weirdness while accepting the award. Yeah, the Golden Globes are an odd one to say the least.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Hello Talon , Hello Kang (waves)

The Globes are a Joke as I constantly write, one of their members day jobs was revealed a fews years ago as a cab driver, let's not forget when they nominated The Tourist for best picture but only after the members got a paid junket.

The problem with the nominations is two fold , because they are determined to be the first out the gate , they are forced to cut films that later gain the glory making them look out of touch...remember they gave best picture to Avatar ignoring the Hurt Locker while they for some reason stick by separating films into Dramas or Musical/Comedy( although the cynical among you may think that by having double the nominations, they are making a cold play for attention)


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I don't mind having a second Best Picture award for Musical or Comedy. People like those kind of films and they don't get any respect at the Oscars but most dramas these days have a comedic element so where do you draw the line?


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Kang the Conqueror wrote:
I don't mind having a second Best Picture award for Musical or Comedy. People like those kind of films and they don't get any respect at the Oscars but most dramas these days have a comedic element so where do you draw the line?


Studios get to petition the Nominating Committee as to which category they'd like their films (& therefore cast) to be put into. Though the committee have final say it's rare for them to go against the people who will take them on set visits in tropical climates in the coming year

Comedy & Musical is popular because it's seen as the weaker category. Even if you don't win you can still claim "Nominated for x Golden Globes"

The fact that cast are also obliged to be included in the category means that they too will be running in a weaker field, so there's no reason you can't pick up two or three, even four nominations which means you can claim your film has been nominated by something like 6 Golden Globes


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:43 pm 
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yes but Bohemian Rhapsody the best picture?!?!?!? Of the entire year?!?!?!?!


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WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America unveil their nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Eighth Grade, Written by Bo Burnham; A24

Green Book, Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly; Universal Pictures

A Quiet Place, Screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck; Paramount Pictures

Roma, Written by Alfonso Cuarón; Netflix

Vice, Written by Adam McKay; Annapurna Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Blackkklansman, Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Based on the book by Ron Stallworth; Focus Features

Black Panther, Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Based on the book by Lee Israel; Fox Searchlight

If Beale Street Could Talk, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Based on the novel by James Baldwin; Annapurna Pictures

A Star is Born, Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, Based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, Based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson; Warner Bros.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 pm 
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And that was The Globes 2019 , the awards that only matter because they are the first of the year and it gives jaded journalists headlines and speculative articles about a subject many know nothing about.

It always both amuses & irritates me that every year - without fail - reporters and newsreaders announce that The Globes "give a good indication of who will win the Oscars" when most years the Oscar winners turn out to be entirely different.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:57 am 
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Last Word on this from me (as I don't want to be hammering the point home) but there was a perfect example of this only Sunday Morning when the Sunday times had this ludicrous article on how in the era of Netflix the Globes are in fact the far more relevant awards than any other, 16 hours later the Globes Voted Bohemian Rhapsody best film :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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And here come the DGA Nominations. This should please Johnone as "Bohemian Rhapsody" doesn't get a mention

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

BRADLEY COOPER A Star is Born
ALFONSO CUARÓN Roma
PETER FARRELLY Green Book
SPIKE LEE BlacKkKlansman
ADAM MCKAY Vice


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I'm a bit disappointed. I've got a Cineworld Unlimited card so I was all set to watch the Oscar hopefuls this month but it looks like I have already seen most of them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:01 am 
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JohnOne is pleased ;) Meanwhile here are the BAFTA's

Best film
BlackkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born

Outstanding British film
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Leading actor
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Christian Bale - Vice
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan - Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Leading actress
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Viola Davis - Widows

Supporting actor
Adam Driver - BlackkKlansman
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Timothee Chalamet - Beautiful Boy

Supporting actress
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Director
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski - Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Apostasy - Daniel Kokotajlo (writer/director)
Beast - Michael Pearce (writer/director), Lauren Dark (producer)
A Cambodian Spring - Chris Kelly (writer/director/producer)
Pili - Leanne Welham (writer/director), Sophie Harman (producer)
Ray & Liz - Richard Billingham (writer/director), Jacqui Davies (producer)

Film not in the English language
Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters

Documentary
Free Solo
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

Animated film
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Original screenplay
Cold War
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Adapted screenplay
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Original music
BlackkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

Cinematography
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma

Costume design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice

Production design
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Make-up and hair
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

Sound
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

Special visual effects
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

British short film
73 Cows
Bachelor
The Blue Door
The Field
Wale

British short animation
I'm OK
Marfa
Roughhouse

Outstanding contribution to British cinema
Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen


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The FAVOURITE has become the favourite to win the BAFTA but then again that is not a surprise it is after all the BAFTA's and it is a "British" film. The BBC has since the announcements been crowing on about how it dominated the nominations but that is to be expected. Unless there is a shock it will take Best Picture . Outstanding British Film might be a different result however in other fields it gets interesting , I think Best Actor is a Four way race (Coogans Nomination is a polite nod.) Best Actress is Colman's . I would be edging towards Richard E Grant for Best Supporting Actor. Again for Best Supporting Actress it's between Stone and Weisz. Director I think is Cuaron's and Roma will take Foreign Language (unless Cold War pulls a fast one!)
What is interesting is just how quickly Mary Queen of Scots has fallen, Ronan and Robbie last year were being tipped as sure things for the awards , The reportedly massive historical inaccuracies or the ridiculous claims by the publicity dept that "it's a film for our times " didn't help when it's about two Tudors fighting over the right to tell everyone else what to do!


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The Critics Choice awards were held last night, here are the winners

BEST PICTURE
“Roma” (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – “Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST ACTRESS – TIE
Glenn Close – “The Wife” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – “Green Book” (Universal)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna)

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade” (A24)

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” (A24)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” (Netflix)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – “Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross – “First Man” (Universal)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Ruth Carter – “Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
“Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Black Panther” (Disney)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Sony)

BEST ACTION MOVIE
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (Paramount)

BEST COMEDY
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale – “Vice” (Annapurna)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
“A Quiet Place” (Paramount)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Roma” (Netflix)

BEST SONG
Shallow – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros.)

BEST SCORE
Justin Hurwitz – “First Man” (Universal)

Roma once again dominated Best Picture and Foreign Language, Christian Bale took Best Actor ( will Bale take the Oscar?) Mahershala Ali too is looking more and more likely to be the supporting Actor of choice this season, Once again Close takes Best Actress ( this time along with Lady GaGa) But once again only when the categories are separated into Comedy and Drama . Olivia Colman takes Best Actress (comedy) While The Favourite took the best ensemble acting award. this now makes the SAG awards much more interesting.


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Ooooooo it's getting Bitchy"

SAG AFTRA is alleging that the academy is keeping talent the latter secures as presenters for the Oscarcast away from other awards shows — including the actors’ own SAG Awards. In their press release SAG stated “multiple reports” of AMPAS exerting “extraordinary and unwarranted pressure on talent to hold them from appearing at other award presentations.” “We have received multiple reports of these activities and have experienced firsthand the Academy’s graceless pressure tactics and attempts to control the awards show talent pipeline,” The Union continued in their statement “Awards season is a very special time when actors and actresses are being appropriately celebrated and recognized for the outstanding quality of their work. We would expect the Academy to honor these goals.This self-serving intimidation of SAG-AFTRA members is meant to limit their opportunities to be seen and honor the work of their fellow artists throughout the season. Actors should be free to accept any offer to participate in industry celebrations.”

Sag claims the Intimidation included preventing Actors from hosting at several awards ceremonies including the SAG's. “The apparent attempt by the Academy to keep our members from presenting on their own awards show is utterly outrageous and unacceptable,” “We call on the Academy to cease this inappropriate action.” The Academy has refused to comment.


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One of the minor awards is the University of Southern California's Scripter Awards, but so many Screenwriters have graduated through the USC Screenwriting courses and its judges often provide an indication as to where the Adapted Screenwriting award is going.

Last year the USC gave the award to "Call Me By Your Name" which went on to take the Oscar

FILM

Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Death of Stalin
If Beale Street Could Talk
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Well the Producers Guild of America awards were held Saturday , here are the winners

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Green Book
Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Producers: Morgan Neville, Nicholas Ma, Caryn Capotosto

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Producers: Avi Arad, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg

I think it's safe to say if the Annies fall the same way, Spider Man Into the Spiderverse will take the Oscar and deservedly so.

Now taking the PGA award for best picture has usually signalled who will win Best Picture at the academy awards (Although in the last three years , the PGA has picked a different picture to the Academy twice, however as Deadline point out no one knows who is going to win at this point which is unusual (especially as the Oscar Nominations will be announced Tuesday) Quoting the Article "My prediction is it will still be a murky picture, a contest that can’t have a traditional kind of front runner because there are simply too many variables. Anyway, who in their right mind ever wants to be in that position? There is nowhere to go but down, and many in the film Twitterverse will be delighted to take you there."

Meanwhile another Deadline article points out what a complete hames (the Irish slang for ineptitude) the Academy has made of everything ever since Kevin Hart stood down, they have been accused of intimidating SAG/AFTRA members to host the awards and with the nominations tomorrow , they still have not announced who or how many will be hosting and have only released ten press releases in the last three months, just under half the amount they usually do in awards season as Deadline writes " The film Academy, if it doesn’t re-engage its public, soon may not have one."


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It's looking more and more likely that the Animation Award is not going to go to "Incredibles 2" who would have thought that at the beginning of 2018


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The end of the Season is in sight, with the unveiling of the Oscar Nominations

Best Picture

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Directing

BlacKkKlansman
Cold War
The Favourite
Roma
Vice

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Original Screenplay

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


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Hmmmm

Well this is interesting , there is no clear favourite for the Oscar for best film ( although safe to say Black Panther, not even the best superhero film of last year was a virtue signal choice and doesn't stand a chance) although I think Green Book (after the PGA award ) has to be the front runner but only by the tiniest of margins.

Best Actress: although Lady Gaga has to be considered , this looks like a straight fight between Colman and Close, we should have a clearer idea after the SAG awards

Best Actor: think this is Bales but Malek has a good chance(again SAG awards will tell us more)

Director: This is Roma's to lose, although I feel sorry for Bradley Cooper , once again how does a Best picture not have a Best Director? Bit of a snub.

Supporting Actor: Nope , this could be anyone's although personally I would love to see Grant win.

Supporting Actress: This is either Weisz's or Blunts...this one will be interesting as it's for performances in the same picture and both have won the Oscar for Best Actress.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Again this could be Anyone's but I suspect it's a fight between Beale Street and Black KKKlansman ( whoever wins this , it's a consolation prizefor not winning a bigger prize on the night

Screenplay: I have no Idea

Foreign Language: Again Roma's to lose.

Animated : Unless there is a complete shock....Spiderman.

Other categories
Best Song: this is knife fight between A STAR IS BORN and MARY POPPINS and I think Poppins Might have the edge but I could be wrong as this could be the consolation award for A Star

Best Original Score: If Poppins doesn't get Song , I think it will get score.

Best Documentary: Since the PGA winner Won't you be my neighbour didn't even get a nod, I think this is between RBG and FREE SOLO , if you are going to see a political choice , the Academy members making a statement then it will go to RBG.

The rest , well could be anyones although there is controversy in Best Short ( more on that in the next post)

So what did we learn...well nothing really, there is no clear favourite in an exceptionally weak year, no popular choice like Titanic so at least it will be interesting to watch. Big Losers...Bradley Cooper and a Star is Born, In October this was the film to beat and although it is picking up the nominations , it's not really getting the love! Hugh Jackman who back in September couldn't move for the awards talk around him and The FRONT RUNNER....until the film actually came out. Same with Mary Queen of Scots. three months ago all the talk here in Ireland was , was this her year? Answer No! And finally hopefully Damien Chazelle has learnt a lesson, you may have won the Oscar for best director but you can always screw up . FIRST MAN went from being the Hot Favourite in September to absolute zero in January (except for nominations in production design and vfx) let this be a lesson to us all , never make it overlong and don't insult your primary audience by claiming Armstrong was a Global Hero not an American Hero and ignoring the planting of the Flag , an Iconic moment of the Twentieth century, because the audience will not forgive you and neither will the academy.


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Controversy in the Best Short film nominations.

(Disclosure I have worked with one of the cast in the past)

Detainment , the Irish film about the James Bulger killing which received a nomination has been causing a bit of a furore in England. The Film is based entirely on the transcripts of the police interviews, Director Vincent Lambe has been accused in the press of profiting off of the Death of James Bulger (Kinda Ironic of the Tabloids) While Bulgers Parents have called for a boycott. Lambe has admitted they did not contact the parents before they made the film and apologized for not doing so .. Bulgers mother however was not happy with the nomination, claiming that the Academy has ignored a petition signed by 90,000 people demanding the film be withdrawn. Lambe however countered the argument that the short was not made to profit from the killing ( as a Short film maker I have to agree, rarely will you make your money back.) and that the film has been blacklisted in Britain. Will the controversy help or hinder Detainment at the awards? Who knows at this stage but it's rare a short gets so much attention


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Director: This is Roma's to lose, although I feel sorry for Bradley Cooper , once again how does a Best picture not have a Best Director? Bit of a snub.


There are obviously some glaring oversights where you wonder how the Academy has missed the input of the director but most of these 'snubs' are more a function of there being more Best Picture noms than Best Director noms. Someone has to miss out, especially if the directors of foreign films are getting a look in for Best Director but not Best Picture.


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Supporting Actress: This is either Weisz's or Blunts...this one will be interesting as it's for performances in the same picture and both have won the Oscar for Best Actress.



It'd be very interesting in that Blunt hasn't been nominated :) Personally I'd say Regina King for Beale Street is in with a chance here. She did win the Globe earlier this month

You'd think that if Roma wins Best Film it should also take Best Foreign Film, but voters do compartmentalize. They could see "Cold War" as the best Foreign Film but not the Best Film


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oops typo meant to say Stone :(


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Don't think Roma is going to win Best picture though, the Academy will most likely give it the Foreign Language award ( a Foreign language film has never won, the closest it ever came to it was the Artist and it's few lines were in English) Cold war has a chance but as I said Roma's to lose...but if Cold War does win than it could be a signal they are going to give Roma best picture.


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Well I did say Detainment was going to cause controversy

Since it's nominations announcement , there has been a groundswell of support for the Bulgers after an interview on Good morning, the petition reached over 100,000 signatures to have the film withdrawn, the Director has again apologized for not contacting the family but also defended his position (personally the man was an insensitive ****hole for not talking to the parents however he also has the right to make the film when it is based on public record) Now the academy has come out and stated that the film will not be withdrawn

"Following longstanding foundational principles established to maintain the integrity of the awards, the Academy does not in any way influence the voting process.
"Detainment was voted on by Academy members. When making their choices, each individual applies their own judgment regarding the films' creative, artistic and technical merits.
"We understand that this will not alleviate the pain experienced by the family; however we hope it clarifies the Academy's neutral role in the voting process."

Will Detainment now win or has the controversy put paid to it's chances, whatever happens it's the most attention a nominated short has received in a long time (if ever)

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47012067


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So the screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and the big winner was....Black Panther?!?!?!

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, The Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Black Panther the best ensemble cast? (Best Picture) Really? ( it wasn't even the best Marvel picture of the year!) So I am going to ignore this particular award as a predictor that the press are now proclaiming ( remember last year Sag gave Three Billoards the ensemble award (and it was deserved) but it failed to take best picture , even this year somehow the SAG managed to utterly ignore ROMA which has begun to be a serious front runner.

Best actor went to Rami Malek , now the film was underwhelming but I now believe this is a straight fight between Malek and Bale

Actress. Again this is now a fight between Colman and Close. Colman will (unless there is a massive upset) take the Bafta while It's looking likely Close could sneak in the Oscar.

Supporting Actor. Richard E Grant was on Kermode and Mayo's radio show on Friday and said that he is going to enjoy the honour of being an academy award nominee because no one is going to beat Ali , he then went on to predict Ali would take the Guild and he was right.

Supporting Actress. Ehhhh okay, I mean Blunt was brilliant and deserved the award but it did come out of nowhere and it's a performance that failed to pick up any Oscar nomination so here endeth her journey.

Loser : Continues to be a Star is Born which again failed to pick up any awards. This is turning into this years Mr Hollands Opus

Winner : Had to be Geoffrey Owens who used to be in the Cosby Show and found himself being the victim of a mean spirited "where are they now " news piece when he was working part time in a target shop last year. The Reaction however from Hollywood was to offer Owens work , you can see it here
https://deadline.com/2019/01/geoffrey-o ... 202543168/


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johnone wrote:
So the screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and the big winner was....Black Panther?!?!?!

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, The Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Black Panther the best ensemble cast? (Best Picture) Really? ( it wasn't even the best Marvel picture of the year!) So I am going to ignore this particular award as a predictor that the press are now proclaiming ( remember last year Sag gave Three Billoards the ensemble award (and it was deserved) but it failed to take best picture , even this year somehow the SAG managed to utterly ignore ROMA which has begun to be a serious front runner.

Best actor went to Rami Malek , now the film was underwhelming but I now believe this is a straight fight between Malek and Bale

Actress. Again this is now a fight between Colman and Close. Colman will (unless there is a massive upset) take the Bafta while It's looking likely Close could sneak in the Oscar.

Supporting Actor. Richard E Grant was on Kermode and Mayo's radio show on Friday and said that he is going to enjoy the honour of being an academy award nominee because no one is going to beat Ali , he then went on to predict Ali would take the Guild and he was right.

Supporting Actress. Ehhhh okay, I mean Blunt was brilliant and deserved the award but it did come out of nowhere and it's a performance that failed to pick up any Oscar nomination so here endeth her journey.

Loser : Continues to be a Star is Born which again failed to pick up any awards. This is turning into this years Mr Hollands Opus

Winner : Had to be Geoffrey Owens who used to be in the Cosby Show and found himself being the victim of a mean spirited "where are they now " news piece when he was working part time in a target shop last year. The Reaction however from Hollywood was to offer Owens work , you can see it here
https://deadline.com/2019/01/geoffrey-o ... 202543168/


RE: Supporting Actress, plus Marina de Tavira, one favourite for the Oscar was ineligible for the SAGs due to not being a member.

Interesting that Grant has been on the Campaign Trail since Teluride and been in LA since Christmas. This is why Campaigns cost almost as much as the film. I would guess "A Beautiful Boy" & "First Reformeed" will be be feeling the pain of having run a campaign so long but come away with nothing from the Oscar Nominations.


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Yeah , Grant was talking about that and how he's now been campaigning for the film longer than the time it took to shoot it, Still you have to admire the excitement he's showing at just being nominated.


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