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Official 2020 Oscar Nominations Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Jake Lipson

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    This is why I think -- and have thought since they expanded the Best Picture category -- that they should expand the Best Director category as well, using the same weighted voting system as Best Picture.

    Under the current system, you can usually tell which films are the "real" Best Picture nominees and which ones are filled in, based on the lack of a corresponding Directing nomination. And before anyone mentions them, Argo and Green Book are the two recent exceptions that prove the rule.

    This doesn't mean that they have to automatically nominate all the Best Picture nominees for Directing, but if they had the same number of slots, at least it would be possible, and less easy to tell which ones they think are lesser.

    I think the solution to nominating more diverse talent is just to nominate diverse talent. However, I wonder if Gerwig being snubbed might prompt the Academy to open up the Director category next year. If they had had nine slots there, Gerwig would have gotten in. You shouldn't need to expand the category to honor women -- but if they want to honor women without sacrificing some men, which seems to be what they are saying, then expanding the category would be a way to attempt to do that.
     
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    If you don't want to pay for Netflix, you could always sign up for a free trial, watch those films and then cancel. I understand not wanting to have a recurring payment for something you're not going to use, but even if you paid for one month of Netflix just to watch those two movies, it would be about the cost of a movie ticket to see them in theaters.
     
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  3. Tino

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    I much prefer the 5 film limit. It was expanded just to give in to ratings decline and people whining about The Dark Knight being excluded.
     
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    Where's Meryl Streep?

    I always thought the Oscar ballots for Best Actress were always pre-printed with her name on them? ;)

    Actress in a Leading Role (vote for one)
    1. Actress 1
    2. Actress 2
    3. Actress 3
    4. Meryl Streep
    5. Actress 5
     
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    Me too, it was my favorite movie of the year, with 1917 a close second.
     
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    1917 was not nominated for editing, nor was Birdman which had a similar one-shot technique.
     
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    Why is there this idea because she's a woman and did this high profile movie she has to be awarded? I'd award her for Ladybird, but not this. Even a lot of people that like Little Women, didn't like the device of the shifting timeline aspect, so she gets a nomination for it?
     
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    Bryan, this is what I'll offer. I have many ideas like you about films, as we all do, and what appeals to us all can vary widely. I have a few friends who are in SAG and I get invited to movie screenings many times. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to see movies that I never would've chosen to go to a theater and pay for to see, with reasons similar to what you've offered, that I have liked infinitely more than those I thought I'd like better. I just say, give yourself more credit that you might like something that you think you wouldn't. That's when the art of some films can change your perceptions, and those experiences are so gratifying. Cheers!
     
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    I won't claim to be definitively accurate, but I believe the answer to be no.
    I can find only two years that had three films with double-digit nominations:

    1964 - Mary Poppins (13), Becket (12) and My Fair Lady (12)
    1977 - Julia (11), The Turning Point (11) and Star Wars (10)
     
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    Oops. I guess I would mean reason not nominated. I see it was nominated in the Best Cinematography category, which I think it will win (Deakins!).
     
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    AMC is rewriting history again. Here is their tribute to the Best Picture nominees:


    The Irishman and Marriage Story are mysteriously missing.
     
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    They're unlikely to promote content that is the property of a competitor (both of those are Netflix productions).
     
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    It is still highly misleading to anyone who uses AMC/REGAL best picture marathons to be informed on the year's Oscar films.
     
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    "Incels".

    Ok. You hated the movie. But "incels"?

    Really?
     
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    Upset about:
    • Greta Gerwig not nominated for Director
    • Thomasin McKenzie not nominated for Supporting Actress
    • Yorick Le Saux not nominated for Cinematography

    Happy about:
    • Jojo Rabbit and Little Women for Best Picture
    • Saoirse Ronan nominated for Actress
    • Florence Pugh nominated for Supporting Actress
    • Scarlett Johansson nominated for Supporting Actress
    • Rian Johnson nominated for Original Screenplay
    • Taika Waititi nominated for Adapted Screenplay
    • Greta Gerwig nominated for Adapted Screenplay
     
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    Jake Lipson

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    It absolutely is, but AMC doesn't care. If Netflix wants to have their films play at AMC or any other major chain, they have to give them a 90-day exclusive theatrical window, take it or leave it. Netflix has chosen to leave it. It's not on AMC or the other chains to promote films that they think are detrimental to their business model.
     
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    I agree with pretty much your entire post -- and I do think Johansson did great work in Jojo Rabbit. But personally, since she was also nominated for Marriage Story, I would have taken her out of the supporting category and given that spot to McKenzie, who would even be representing the same film.
     
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    Johansson couldn't have known up front that she'd be nominated for both films, though. And I suspect that Fox Searchlight wouldn't be willing to give up a potential nomination just because she might get nominated for a Netflix production.

    I think McKenzie absolutely deserved to be nominated, but I actually think Johansson deserves to win in this category. Her performance as Rosie is a strong contender for my favorite of the year. That being said, I wouldn't be too upset if Pugh wins it.
     
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    Saying you don't want to see a movie/think it won't be your cup of tea: fair.

    Calling a movie you've never seen "garbage": not fair.
     
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