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Official 2016 Oscar Nominations and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Best Picture


    The Big Short

    Bridge of Spies

    Brooklyn

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Martian

    The Revenant

    Room

    Spotlight


    Best Director

    The Big Short

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Revenant

    Room

    Spotlight


    Best Actor

    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

    Matt Damon, The Martian

    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


    Best Actress

    Cate Blanchett, Carol

    Brie Larson, Room

    Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

    Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


    Best Supporting Actor

    Christian Bale

    Tom Hardy

    Mark Ruffalo

    Mark Rylance

    Sylvester Stallone


    Best Supporting Actress

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

    Rooney Mara, Carol

    Rachel McADams, Spotlight

    Alician Vikander, The Danish Girl

    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs


    Best Original Screenplay

    Bridge of Spies

    Ex Machina

    Inside Out

    Spotlight

    Straight Outta Compton


    Best Adapted Screenplay

    The Big Short

    Brooklyn

    Carol

    The Martian

    Room


    Best Animated Feature

    Anomalisa

    Boy and the World

    Inside Out

    Shaun the Sheep Movie

    When Marnie Was There


    Best Foreign Language Film

    Embrace of the Serpent

    Mustang

    Son of Saul

    Theeb

    A War


    Best Documentary Feature

    Amy

    Cartel Land

    The Look of Silence

    What Happened, Miss Simone?

    Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


    Best Cinematography

    Carol

    The Hateful Eight

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Revenant

    Sicario


    Best Film Editing

    The Big Short

    Mad Max Furty Road

    The Revenant

    Spotlight

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Best Production Design

    Bridge of Spies

    The Danish Girl

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Martian

    The Revenant


    Best Costume Design

    Carol

    Cinderella

    The Danish Girl

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Revenant


    Best Original Score

    Bridge of Spies

    Carol

    The Hateful Eight

    Sicario

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Best Original Song

    50 Shades Of Gray

    Racing Extinction

    Youth

    The Hunting Ground

    Spectre


    Best Visual Effects

    Ex Machina

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Martian

    The Revenant

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Best Makeup & Hairstyling

    Mad Max

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

    The Revenant


    Best Sound Mixing

    Bridge of Spies

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Martian

    The Revenant

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Best Sound Editing

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    The Martian

    The Revenant

    Sicario

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    Best Documentary Short Subject

    Body Team 12

    Chau Behind the Lines

    Claude Lanzman

    A Girl in the River

    Last Day of Freedom


    Best Live Action Short Film

    Ave Maria

    Day One

    Everything Will Be Okay

    Shok

    Stutterer


    Best Animated Short

    Bear Story

    Prologue

    Sanjay’s Super Team

    We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

    World of Tomorrow

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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Well, Tom Hardy had a really good year appearing in two of the Best Picture Nominated films and getting a Supporting Actor Nomination from one of them.

    Also, Mad Max: Fury Road cleaned up with the nomination along with The Revenant.
     
  3. Sam Favate

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    I'm a little surprised there is nothing for Love and Mercy, which had a lot of great performances.
     
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  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Happy THE ROOM got a nod for Best Picture. Very powerful film.
     
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    I'm not shocked, this is the Academy Awards we're talking about, they bypass great films and acting performances every year.
     
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    I guess my thread wasn't nominated. [emoji31][emoji12]
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    The film never played in my area so I have no idea.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, I should have told you that was a possibility.
     
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  9. Colin Jacobson

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    Thinking of the possibility "MM:FR" will win BP, I looked to see the last time a movie won BP but didn't get a nom for Best Screenplay - "Titanic" was the last one.


    Usually the BP winner also gets one of the 2 Screenplay awards, and it's exceedingly rare the BP goes to a movie not even nominated for Screenplay.


    I stopped poking around after going back 20 years. Anyone know of other BP winners that weren't nominated for Best Screenplay?
     
  10. Colin Jacobson

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    Maybe Dano and Cusack canceled each other out?
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

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    To be fair, there are only so many nominations to go around - it'd be impossible for the Academy to pick all of the worthy performances...
     
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    Early thoughts on the acting awards:


    Best Actor - probably Leo's to lose, I think he's the favorite. (might be a body of work oscar at this point...)


    Best Actress - Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan are the 2 I'm rooting for, though the other 3 are more well-known.


    Best Supporting Actor - Probably a race between Tom Hardy and Sly Stallone.


    Best Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander is my pick. She carried that movie for the most part.
     
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    Not exactly 1939 again is it!
     
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    Very true, but over the years, I've seen too many Oscar snubs to give them a pass. I used to be a big fan of the Oscars, but over the years, I've become more cynical and less trustworthy of this political/popularity process.
     
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    How many of these 2016 nominations did you see? I've viewed six of the eight. The two I haven't viewed, never played in my area.
     
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    Lots of support for The Revenant (the new frontronner) and Mad Max, both probably a bit more than most expected (except for me with the latter; I was hoping the lack of support for Joy would have allowed for Theron to grab Lawrence's spot). Solid support for The Martian (but no Scott is a shock), Spotlight, and Room, with the Directing nom for Abrahamson probably the biggest surprise of all the nominees. Support for Carol really dropped off with no Picture or Director noms (McKay and The Big Short seems to have pushed it and Haynes aside there at the end). Sorkin with no nom for the screenplay for Steve Jobs is another small miss, but honestly, aside from Fassbender and Winslet that movie had no pull. I loved it, but whaddya gonna do?

    Otherwise, things went pretty much as expected, IMO.
     
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    I'm shocked I've seen nearly everything in almost every category (excepting the foreign and documentaries- I ain't got no culture) and while I definitely prefer some over others, I think it's a pretty solid list overall.



    I'm never in step with the Oscar voters but I think The Revenant- while being a solid movie- is the weakest of the nominees. There's much better movies that didn't get even nominations.
     
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    I thought Jennifer Jason Leigh was terrific in Hateful Eight. If that film was to receive only one major nomination, it doesn't surprise me that she got it.
     
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    I think it's a really good list of nominees. I've seen 5 of the 8 BP nominees. The Revenant seems to have all the momentum at the moment.
     
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    Looks like a former favorite Spotlight might only win the Screenplay award. Looking forward to seeing it next week.
     

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