Awards Season 2018

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Awards Season 2018

#1 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:08 am

Let's get this party started!

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#2 Post by dda1996a » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:22 am

Black Panther for best picture!!!
Considering Sundance didn't produce any early frontrunners, what films are possible nominees?

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#3 Post by Ribs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:24 am

Literally not worth discussing it because even most of the filmmakers have no idea how they’ll turn out

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#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:26 am

dda1996a wrote:Black Panther for best picture!!!
Considering Sundance didn't produce any early frontrunners, what films are possible nominees?
First Man has to be in the conversation. Boy Erased has a lot of very early buzz. The Front Runner is literally called The Front Runner

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#5 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:51 pm

In addition to those mfunk mentions and the likely awards contenders Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk and Scorsese's The Irishman, I'm hoping the new Malick (Radegund), Cuaron (Roma), Lee (Black Klansman), and Audiard (The Sisters Brothers) are all good enough to be part of the conversation. If James Gray's Ad Astra manages to sneak in before the end of the year, that's a possible contender as well, if it can overcome the apparent disinterest most of Hollywood has in Gray.

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#6 Post by Big Ben » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:53 pm

I'll take this spot and say Kimmell's prediction will come true and Black Panther will be snubbed. I'd love to be wrong though.

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#7 Post by Ribs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Well, okay, if we all want to be embarrassed when none of these movies get nominated as always happens, Chalamet's reps apparently cancelled most of their planned press for him this past month thinking they had a strong candidate to win next year with Beautiful Boy; Dan Fogelman of This is Us (but also Danny Collins (a good movie)) has a big ensemble movie at Amazon called Life Itself. The Bradley Cooper-directed Lady Gaga version of Star is Born is almost certainly going to have one or several of the Best Original Song nods regardless of quality.

I do have an opinion that ties into the Front Runner which is that the next movie that Hugh Jackman is in that's even kind of a good, 'safe' movie will probably end with him getting an Oscar. He's just become so incredibly well-liked I can't imagine it not happening soon.

The Irishman is coming in 2019 as I believe Scorsese is contracted to Paramount technically through the end of the year.

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#8 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:10 pm

What's the harm in speculation?

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#9 Post by Big Ben » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:12 pm

Perhaps I'm mistaken but didn't A Star is Born run into some production trouble? Maybe it was content? Something? I could have sworn a boogeyman showed up and messed with it in some capacity.

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#10 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:13 pm

Along the lines of Chalamet potentially getting some love as The Next Big Thing, I have to imagine that if Mary, Queen of Scots is good enough to land Saoirse Ronan a fourth nomination by the age of 24 there'll be a major push for her to win.

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#11 Post by Ribs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:14 pm

Big Ben wrote:Perhaps I'm mistaken but didn't A Star is Born run into some production trouble? Maybe it was content? Something? I could have sworn a boogeyman showed up and messed with it in some capacity.
It was delayed from the Summer to a primo awards season date recently.

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#12 Post by Dead or Deader » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:18 pm

Big Ben wrote:I'll take this spot and say Kimmell's prediction will come true and Black Panther will be snubbed. I'd love to be wrong though.
The Academy are going to be desperate for people to tune in after the low-ratings of the last few years. A culturally zeitgeist blockbuster that pushes for inclusivity, is critically raved, is going to probably the highest grossing domestic movie, yeah it's everything the committee would hope for.

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#13 Post by Ribs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:21 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:What's the harm in speculation?
I mean, we did just wrap up an awards season that lasted pretty much from when Dunkirk's reviews first came out through to early March (considering that Get Out didn't really get the Oscar buzz until more of the rest of the year began to take shape). Just think a few weeks off might be good for everyone!

I've read some speculation on Twitter that there's a very good chance they'll do something serious to change the way Foreign Language film is tabulated, as it's just totally unfair that nearly half the films countries are submitting every year are French co-productions. Hopefully it doesn't make it worse like the recent changes to the Animated feature category, but other than throwing out the country submission process and making it just like a secondary free-for-all best picture race I don't really know what options they have!

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#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:42 pm

The thread’ll be here when you’re ready! It was just the perfect time to unpin 2017’s thread and release it into the sea (it had a long hard fucking last night, after all).

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#15 Post by Brian C » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Oh sure, just use it up and throw it away. #TimesUp

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#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:52 pm

Hey, it could still surprise ya:

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#17 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 pm

Not that I think they'll succeed, but I get the feeling that Netflix will push hard to get Welles recognition for directing The Other Side of the Wind , assuming its Fall release stays true.

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#18 Post by Ribs » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:36 pm

This year's rules changes for the Oscars have been announced

Most significant:
-Best score and Original Song will now go through two rounds of voting with a preliminary shortlist of 15
-Documentaries are eligible to be submitted regardless of distribution assuming it has won a major festival award

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#19 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:28 pm


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#20 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:41 pm

The Academy has invited nearly 1000 new members, just under half of which are women and nearly 40% of which are non-white. Directors include Béla Tarr, Sean Baker, Clio Barnard, Ziad Doueiri, Michel Gondry, Luca Guadagnino, Hong Sang-soo, Lee Chang-dong, Ruben Östlund, Alice Rohrwacher, and Chloé Zhao, among others.

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#21 Post by dda1996a » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:46 pm

It's nice to see Bela Tarr join the academy, but why is Gondry only joining now? He's been an Oscar winner for over a decade

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#22 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:43 pm

Being nominated is not a guarantee of admission; the explanation for why Kobe Bryant was omitted wasn't because of personal reasons but because there wasn't enough evidence of intent to continue to innovate in the industry.

I'm thrilled by this: surely we're at the point now where something like 25% of the Academy wasn't part of the Academy before the OscarsSoWhite campaign began? All it'll result in, hopefully, are more crazy awards seasons where everything seems up in the air like last year's (and the general lack of any serious buzz beyond these first few trailers for some suspected players has been somewhat surprising, but makes me wonder if they're all terrified of the conversation becoming as exhausted next year)

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#23 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 pm

I won't single anyone out, but there's quite a few new members who quite frankly haven't had an impressive body of work or even that many films to their credit to really hold up as a substantial body of work. I recall reading an article on Shane Black not too long ago and how he was repeatedly rejected for membership because collectively his films didn't have enough artistic merit - it was tough to argue against that, but looking through the actors' branch, they've really lowered the bar.

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#24 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:23 pm

I mean I'm looking at that list and they even included Yoko Kanno who is a composer who works in Japanese animation. She's well known in those crowds for some jazzy tunes but they REALLY extended the outreach here. I'm not mad by any means but it should highlight just how far this outreach went.

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#25 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm

On the other hand, many of the existing members pre-changes to membership were similarly unimpressive, but also hadn’t worked in the industry in decades. Thinking of these incoming members as a swap for those people, I think it’s a net gain.

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