Review Let's Talk About THE OSCARS!

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Do you agree with all the movies the Oscars nominate Every Year?

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  1. Lucas

    Lucas Member: Rank 4

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    So of course the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced two weeks ago now and we still have a few weeks to go until the actual event so I thought we could discuss our thoughts on the nominations and maybe some predictions you may have.

    Best Picture:
    Arrival
    Fences
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    Hidden Figures
    La La Land
    Lion
    Manchester By the Sea
    Moonlight

    Best Director:
    Damien Chazelle – La La Land
    Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
    Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
    Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
    Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

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    Best Actress:
    Isabelle Huppert – Elle
    Ruth Negga – Loving
    Natalie Portman – Jackie
    Emma Stone – La La Land
    Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

    Best Actor:
    Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
    Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
    Ryan Gosling – La La Land
    Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
    Denzel Washington – Fences

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Viola Davis – Fences
    Naomie Harris – Moonlight
    Nicole Kidman – Lion
    Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
    Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
    Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
    Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
    Dev Patel – Lion
    Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

    Best Original Screenplay:
    20th Century Women – Mike Mills
    Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
    La La Land – Damien Chazelle
    The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
    Manchester By the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Arrival – Eric Heisserer
    Fences – August Wilson
    Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
    Lion – Luke Davies
    Moonlight – Barry Jenkins


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    Best Cinematography:
    Bradford Young – Arrival
    Linus Sandgren – La La Land
    Grieg Fraser – Lion
    James Laxton – Moonlight
    Rodrigo Prieto – Silence

    Best Animated Feature:
    Kubo and the Two Strings
    Moana
    My Life as a Zucchini
    The Red Turtle
    Zootopia

    Best Animated Short:
    Blind Vaysha
    Borrowed Time
    Pear Cider and Cigarettes
    Pearl
    Piper

    Best Score:
    Jackie
    La La Land
    Lion
    Moonlight
    Passengers


    Best Original Song:
    “Audition” – La La Land
    “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
    “City of Stars” – La La Land
    “The Empty Chair” – Jim: The James Foley Story
    “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

    Best Visual Effects:
    Deepwater Horizon
    Doctor Strange
    The Jungle Book
    Kubo and the Two Strings
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Best Sound Editing:
    Arrival
    Deepwater Horizon
    Hacksaw Ridge
    La La Land
    Sully

    Best Sound Mixing:
    Arrival
    Hacksaw Ridge
    La La Land
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    13 Hours

    Best Editing:
    Arrival
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    La La Land
    Moonlight

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    Best Costume Design:
    Allied
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Florence Foster Jenkins
    Jackie
    La La Land

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    Star Trek Beyond
    Suicide Squad
    A Man Called Ove

    Best Production Design:
    Arrival
    Hail, Caesar!
    La La Land
    Passengers
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Best Documentary Feature:
    Fire at Sea
    I Am Not Your Negro
    Life Animated
    O.J.: Made in America
    13th

    Best Documentary, Short Subject:
    4.1 Miles
    Extremis
    Joe’s Violin
    Watani: My Homeland
    The White Helmets

    Best Foreign Language Film:
    Land of Mine, Denmark
    The Salesman, Iran
    A Man Called Ove, Sweden
    Tanna, Australia
    Toni Erdmann, Germany

    Best Live Action Short Film
    Timecode
    Sing
    Silent Nights
    Ennemis Interieurs
    La Femme et le TGV
     
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  2. redwax

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    Haven't seen a thing except Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land. I'm so out of it this year. La La Land is probably going to take it all, though.
     
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  3. Lucas

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    and here I am having almost seen every single thing nominated lols.
     
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    Good--you can tell me what you think of the nominees.
     
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    Thoughts?
     
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    Anyone but not Emma Stone.
    Don't got me wrong, she's good in LLL but her singing is subpar. I understand that the award is about acting not singing, but really, you'd give the Oscar to an actress that made you frown so much while watching her singing?
     
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    Do you agree with all the movies the Oscars nominate every year?

    Are there better ones that should have made the cut?

    Better Actors and Actresses?

    Thoughts?

    What's your list?

    Oscars from the past to the present?
     
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  8. Elessar

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    Honestly I didn't care much for winners this year. None of the nominations were terribly impressive for me, except Hacksaw ridge but I knew it wasn't the type to win.

    Academy Awards 2017

    Best Picture: Moonlight
    Best Director: Damien Chazelle in La La Land
    Best Score: Justin Hurwitz in La La Land
    Best Actor: Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
    Best Actress: Emma Stone in La La Land
    Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
    Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Fences

    Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan in Manchester by the Sea
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, in Moonlight
    Best Documentary (Feature): O.J.: Made in America
    Best Documentary (Short): The White Helmets
    Best Short Film (Live Action): Sing
    Best Short Film (Animated): Piper
    Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
    Best Animated Film: Zootopia
    Best Original Song: "City of Stars" in La La Land
    Best Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
    Best Cinematography: La La Land
    Best Production Design: La La Land
    Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    Best Sound Editing: Arrival
    Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
    Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
    Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
     
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  9. Elessar

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    The movies/animations/documentaries I've watched in this list are La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, Fantastic Beasts, The Jungle Book. La La Land is the least I like in the lot. Seriously, has the standard of music and choreography in musical dropped that low? City of Stars only avails to people because it's easy to sing, you don't even need a nice voice: just listen to how the 2 leads sang it :emoji_dizzy_face:
     
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    Now that the dust has settled....

    Who was really at fault?

    Best picture presenter Warren Beatty explained backstage after the history-making mistake that briefly awarded "La La Land" the honor instead of rightful winner "Moonlight" onstage. "I looked down at the card and thought, 'This is very strange, because it says best actress.' Maybe there was a misprint. I don't know what happened. And that's all I have to say on the subject." said Warren Beatty.

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  11. Hux

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    Warren Beatty threw Dunaway under the bus. He read the thing, realised it wasn't right then thought... fuck it... she can read it. :emoji_laughing:

    After all these years, still the bad boy treating women like shit.

    It was an utter cock-up though. Truly humiliating.
     
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    A real mess! But, from another forum, "Nobody Died, Get Over It" As the story unfolds, everyone is blaming everyone else. Who cares...
     
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    After seeing that I can't blame the two on stage allthough they could've read the envelope title and probably prevented this from happening.

    I do blame the ones that gave them the envelope as, in my opinion, the last one that holds it before it goes to the ones that will read it should check the title as it clearly said something different.

    It was really bad to see that happen and especially after seeing the doubt on both of their faces before blatantly shouting out the name, wich was obviously wrong. Then seeing some frustrated people running back and forth, wich led to the reveal of Moonlight winning.

    Almost felt like it was done on purpose to take away the magic from Moonlight winning. They deserved it way more than La La Land, but that's just my opinion.
     
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    As veteran actors, isn't dealing with weird shit that comes up supposed to be one of their skills?
     
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    Without a script & a Director, actors cannot think for themselves. Their skills include being able to follow a script with a Director telling them how to feel while following said script. That's what they get the big bucks for...
     
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    The immediate aftermath....



    .... and the analysis....

     
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    The accountant had a job to do and he screwed it up.

    It serves him right whatever ends up being his punishment.

    It's really quite simple - put the phone down and do your damn job!
     
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    Who is really at fault? Dunno but giving Beatty the wrong envelope was a huge blunder, for starters.
     
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    Warners Plans “Wonder Woman” Awards Run


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    Warner Bros. Pictures have reportedly had internal discussions about launching a major, costly and “formidable” awards-season campaign for Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” according to Variety.

    The studio is also going after honors for Jenkins herself as director. If they succeed on both fronts, it would make the movie the first comic-book film nominated for best picture and Jenkins both the first female director nominated since 2010 and the first director (male or female) nominated for a comic book movie.

    The Oscars famously snubbed Christopher Nolan’s”The Dark Knight” in 2008, and has in many ways been trying to make up for it ever since. “Wonder Woman” is one of the few superhero films that has come along that has a chance to break through.

    It certainly is of those rare birds in that not only has it been a box-office hit with $781 million worldwide, it has also been a critical darling. Then there’s the period setting and standalone nature which offer it advantages for consideration that other films in the MCU and DCEU don’t by their very nature of being sequels and chapters of a larger whole.

    Thing is there’s another potential candidate for these honors this year that fits similar criteria – “Logan”. Fox may well go after noms for that film, especially for its main trio of actors and Jackman in particular for his overall body of work in the role, but no word as yet if that studio intends to do so.
     
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