Oscar Watch 2005 - pre-awards discussion

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  1. DonRoeber

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    It's a crime that Sin City isn't under consideration for VFX. The whole movie is a VFX! I wonder if it's poliical.
     
  2. Jose Martinez

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    Kong is gaining momentum:

    From BFCA:
    "Many BFCA members wanted to vote for Kong for best actor because they were so impressed by the astonishing way in which he expresses love, lust, humor and rage in the tradition of the finest human actors," BFCA president Joey Berlin said. "The BFCA board of directors feels this recognition is necessary to live up to our goal of honoring the finest in cinematic achievement at the Critics' Choice Awards show."

    San Diego Film Critics Name King Kong Best Film

    plus here's an interesting article:
    http://www.oscarwatch.com/moveablety...ml#000407#more
     
  3. Jose Martinez

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    Chicago Film Critics Nominations

    Best Picture
    Brokeback Mountain
    Crash
    Good Night, and Good Luck
    A History of Violence
    King Kong

    Best Foreign Language Film
    2046
    Cache
    Downfall
    Kung - Fu Hustle
    Oldboy

    Best Director
    George Clooney: Good Night, and Good Luck
    David Cronenberg: A History of Violence
    Peter Jackson: King Kong
    Ang Lee: Brokeback Mountain
    Steven Spielberg: Munich

    Best Screenplay
    Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
    Capote by Dan Futterman
    Crash by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco
    Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney & Grant Heslov
    A History of Violence by Josh Olson

    Best Actor
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
    Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
    Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
    Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
    David Strathairn - Good Night, and Good Luck

    Best Actress
    Joan Allen - The Upside of Anger
    Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
    Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
    Naomi Watts - King Kong
    Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

    Best Supporting Actor
    Matt Dillon - Crash
    Terrence Howard - Crash
    Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
    Mickey Rourke - Sin City
    Donald Sutherland - Pride & Prejudice

    Best Supporting Actress
    Amy Adams - Junebug
    Maria Bello - A History of Violence
    Scarlett Johansson - Match Point
    Catherine Keener - Capote
    Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
    Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain

    Best Original Score
    Batman Begins - Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
    Brokeback Mountain - Gustavo Santaolalla
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Danny Elfman
    King Kong - James Newton Howard
    Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams

    Best Cinematography
    Brokeback Mountain - Rodrigo Prieto
    Good Night, and Good Luck - Robert Elswit
    King Kong - Andrew Lesnie
    Munich - Janusz Kaminski
    The New World - Emmanuel Lubezki
    Pride & Prejudice - Roman Osin

    Best Documentary
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    Grizzly Man
    Mad Hot Ballroom
    March of the Penguins
    Murderball

    Most Promising Performer
    Chris "Ludacris" Bridges - Crash and Hustle & Flow
    Georgie Henley - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    Miranda July - Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Q’Orianka Kilcher - The New World
    Owen Kline - The Squid and the Whale

    Most Promising Director
    Craig Brewer - Hustle & Flow
    Miranda July - Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Bennett Miller - Capote
    Phil Morrison - Junebug
    Joe Wright - Pride & Prejudice
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    They have a host.

    And a very promising one: Jon Stewart.

    Announcement should be this morning.
     
  5. Edwin Pereyra

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    Couldn't pick a better host IMO.
     
  7. Quentin

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    My picks for noms would now read like this:

    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (lock)
    CRASH
    WALK THE LINE
    CAPOTE
    and either MUNICH or GNGL

    Ho hum...a pretty thin and uninteresting year IMO. But, I'll at least watch the beginning of the show to see how Stewart does.
     
  8. Vickie_M

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    I strongly disagree, but then, since my favorite film of the year is the frontrunner, I'm biased I suppose (and thrilled). I love all the films in contention except Walk the Line, but I even liked that quite a bit. This year nothing has made me say "WTF? Ugh" about a movie in contention. It's been a wonderful year for movies and it'll be a wonderful Oscars.

    And Jon Stewart??!! I love it! It just keeps getting better and better!
     
  9. Chris Atkins

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    Vickie--it is really neat to see a movie you love get all the accolades. I (and Chuck I'm sure) experienced that to a greater degree in 1998 with Titanic. No movie I have downright loved has won since then.

    I'm glad I didn't follow the oscars in 1978...I would have fallen dead when Star Wars lost to Annie Hall (which is a great movie I'm sure)...I wouldn't have been able to take it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Quentin

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    I WAS crushed, Chris! [​IMG] I was too young to have been interested in seeing ANNIE HALL. I understand now, but I was devastated back then.

    This year is comparable (to me) to 2 years ago. CHICAGO won then, and it was and is utterly forgettable. I expect BBM to win this year, and it is the same to me. The only difference is that I would have loved to see GoNY or TWO TOWERS win against CHICAGO and thought that was an ok year. This year, CAPOTE MAY make my Top 10 list (and it is a hard list for me due to the mediocre field), but none of the other potential noms will.
     
  11. Chuck Mayer

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    Unfortunately, Titanic won it's Oscars as I was working a MORNING EXERCISE in the Mediterranean next to a little chunk of Italy. I saw none of those wins, and had to read about them via teletype news later that afternoon (or evening). A good HTF friend did supply me with the Oscars telecast on DVD-R, though. 2001 was tough, and not really for FOTR. I would have been more than content watching FOTR lose to Black Hawk Down (unnommed) or Moulin Rouge, or PJ lose to Baz Luhrmman (unnommed) or Ridley Scott. But none of those things happened. I let it (and my investment) in the Oscars go.

    I think it was a great year for films myself. I'm a little sad that Batman is getting ZERO notice at all (as it's as well-crafted as any straight drama this year...moreso than most), but I had the feeling a few months ago that the movie business want to reassert themselves as "important", "relevant", and serious after ROTK. The Oscars will reflect that, to some extent. So will the viewership, though.

    Great choice in host!
     
  12. Chris Atkins

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    As I am sad that GL isn't getting any props for SITH...but alas, I've learned to live with disappointment at Oscar time.
     
  13. Tim Glover

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    Ban the whole thing. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Vickie_M

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    L.A. Confidential was my favorite film in 1997 (1998 Oscars) but I did (and still do) love Titanic too. I saw it 5 times in the theater, so I was very happy that it swept. It deserved everything it got.

    I was even more thrilled by the Return of the King sweep, but the movie didn't hold the deep, magical love of Fellowship of the Ring for me. I loved it but didn't feel the adoring awe I felt with FOTR. No matter though, it was the Best. Oscars. Ever. for me, because I felt that every award was for the series as a whole. Fair or unfair, I didn't care.

    Brokeback Mountain isn't like those other movies. It's so very quiet and humble, yet majestic. Sweeping vistas and intimate feelings. Tragic, beautiful, sad, haunting. It dug deep into my heart, and I can't stop thinking about it. I want to see it again, maybe several more times. I can't think of a more deserving Best Picture winner. Munich, well, I could handle it upsetting BBM, but only barely, and nothing else.

    Luckily it doesn't look like I'll have to handle anything else upsetting BBM. As more people see the movie, the love for it will grow, and as I said in the other thread, I don't think it's possible for it to have a backlash against it. I don't see how anyone could negatively campaign against it either. It's a simple, beautiful and tragic love story. How do you start a whisper campaign against that? There's nothing for a negative campaign to focus on. Anti-gay campaigning would be the biggest mistake ever, and what else is there? Nothing. That's why there won't be any negative campaigns. It won't win because it's a liberal gay Hollywood movie, it'll win because it deserves to win. It'll win because people will love it enough to vote for it.

    I have no doubt in my mind.
     
  15. Vickie_M

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    The VES folks will love it, Kong and ROTS.
     
  16. Quentin

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    BATMAN BEGINS is likely my #1 film on the year, but I knew that wasn't getting award consideration the moment I walked out of the theater...
     
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    Not only Chuck! [​IMG]
     
  18. Chuck Mayer

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    Well, to be fair, I don't think the writing and acting in BB deserves a nom. Well, maybe an Ensemble/Cast nod...the performances were that good overall (though there wasn't a singular GREAT performance). But I'd like more than the VES for it. Art Direction, Editing, Costumes, and Cinematography nods are deserved (along with the sound categories). It won't get a VFX because the CGI was limited and immersive, not showy. But it was "real" movie good...not just "blockbuster" good. That said, it's still Batman [​IMG]

    Correct. My initial fear was that BBM would win because of a perceived issue vote. Once seen, that is not a factor. The film will win on merit, as it should be.
     
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    This seems to be a recurring theme.....


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    I would disagree with you there. I thought Christian Bale and Michael Caine gave great performances. I would like to see both get nominations, but it'll snow in hell before that happens. [​IMG]

    I'm disappointed that Eric Bana isn't getting any recognition for Munich.
     

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