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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:57 pm

I'm still irritated about Eddie Vedder not getting nominated for Best Song last year, when three tunes from Enchanted got included.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Shipley » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:20 pm

"Hard Sun" was a cover, thus violating the rules of "best original song"

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby boston_jeff » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:24 pm

Not really an EdVed fan, but if The Boss wins the GG, how does he not get nominated for the Oscar? Pretty incongruous.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:02 pm

Shipley wrote:"Hard Sun" was a cover, thus violating the rules of "best original song"

Really? I never bothered to look it up.

::looks it up::

Well, shit.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Bigredhunk » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:14 am

There are always going to be injustices....

-Gwynee winning over Cate Blanchett for "Elizabeth"
-Cuba Gooding winning over Ed Norton for "Primal Fear"
-"Crash" winning over "Brokeback:
-ANYONE winning over Henry Fonda for "Grapes Of Wrath"

Bruce not getting nominated is fucked up. That is THE best movie song this year, hands down. It's perfect for "The Wrester," and has a lot to do with me liking the movie.

I love that Richard Jenkins got nominated. He's like Sidney Pollack. He makes every movie he's in better.

My best picture of the year is "Milk." I still have to see "Button" and a couple others. "Milk" was phenomenal though. Penn was too. "The Wrestler" and Mickey weren't awfully far behind, but "Milk"/Penn still are best, IMO.

Also, IMO, "Slumdog" is this year's "Little Miss Sunshine" or "Juno." It's THE movie to love this year. The title, the story....you're supposed to like it. It was a very good movie, and I enjoyed it. It's not best picture material though.
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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Bigredhunk » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:22 am

My picks & or guesses as of today:

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Gus Van Sant, Milk *I could see "Slumdog" winning this and Best Director though

BEST ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk *HWood loves a comeback though, so I could Mickey winning
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh *People are loving Mike Leigh right now. So many good choices here though.
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory — Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel) *I could see "The Class" winning too

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, James Newton Howard
Milk, Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
WALL-E, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Down to Earth,'' WALL-E
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire
''O Saya,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:47 am

I would be very happy if Richard Jenkins won for the Visitor...and if Anne Hathaway won for Rachel. I see that many here like Milk (have yet to see it), but it seems to be losing steam and after the GGs whiff, not so sure.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby AaronTheSnob » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:36 pm

My personal choices (I have not yet seen "Frost/Nixon"):

Actor: Sean Penn

Actress: Anne Hathaway

Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon

Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei

Director: Gus Van Sant

Movie: Milk

(Kate WInslet should have been nominated for "Revolutionary Road" instead of "The Reader". It was a stronger performance.)

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby rrnate » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:48 pm

Benjamin Button my ass!

That's all I really can add to this discussion.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby supaunknown » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:30 pm

Doesn't everyone know that biopics are, at best, 3-star movies?

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby TAsunder » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:44 pm

supaunknown wrote:Doesn't everyone know that biopics are, at best, 3-star movies?


Including Raging Bull?

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:47 pm

TAsunder wrote:
supaunknown wrote:Doesn't everyone know that biopics are, at best, 3-star movies?


Including Raging Bull?

Oooo good one.
But I think you'll agree that Scorsese hardly follows the standard Hollywood biopic formula, which I assume is what supa was referring to (and I assume that because we've had this discussion in the real world.)
That said, supa's still wrong.
Bio-pics are more like 2½ stars.

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby TAsunder » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:56 pm

Agreed. So I guess Frost/Nixon is not the target of that statement, but instead Milk?

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Shipley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:12 pm

rrnate wrote:Benjamin Button my ass!

That's all I really can add to this discussion.


I heard "Benjamin Button my Benjamin Butthole"

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Re: Oscar Nominations

Postby Shipley » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:10 am

Saw Dark Knight again at IMAX, currently in re-release at star. $25 for 2 tickets: outrageous!

But still one of the best movies made in any year. The Academy is obsolete if it cannot recognize this.


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