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Re: Awards Season 2018

#676 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:27 pm

Someone on AwardsWatch accused the Academy of leaking false rumors to various pundits so as to use Twitter responses as free focus groups for the ideas they officially announce, and man if that doesn't just sound dead on

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#677 Post by felipe » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:34 am

Do they intend to make the ceremony shorter and thus have few commercial breaks or make the ceremony shorter keeping the same number of commercial breaks? Because then it might feel like you're just watching commercials and no real show.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#678 Post by HitchcockLang » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:56 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Also in that article is a standing offer to Queen to open the telecast. Man oh man what a dumpster fire this thing is becoming
At first, I misread this as the Queen, and I was thinking why on earth would she ever want to do that? And why would they ask her to?

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#679 Post by Kirkinson » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 pm

The Academy just announced that "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" will be performed not by Tim Blake Nelson but by songwriters David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, and "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns will not be performed by Emily Blunt, but instead by "a special surprise guest" (which makes it sound like it must be Julie Andrews, except that it seems odd to decline a cameo in the film but then show up to do this).

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#680 Post by Feego » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 am

Kirkinson wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 pm
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns will not be performed by Emily Blunt, but instead by "a special surprise guest" (which makes it sound like it must be Julie Andrews, except that it seems odd to decline a cameo in the film but then show up to do this).
Last I heard, Andrews could no longer sing due to a botched surgical procedure on her vocal cords many years ago. I'm betting it will be a current pop singer like Ariana Grande.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#681 Post by Kirkinson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:20 am

I was under the impression that she had at least recovered a limited range of her singing voice, and the nominated song is not very musically demanding...but after looking into a bit more, I think you may be right. I looked up some videos from her “Gift of Music” tour of ten years ago and it seems to be mostly speak-singing.

I still doubt it would be someone like Ariana Grande because for demographic reasons I think they’d want to advertise her presence beforehand, though I suppose there’s still plenty of time to reveal the “surprise” between now and the broadcast.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#682 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:25 am

Ariana Grande is probably too big for the Oscars, though she did recently give us the theme song to this Oscar season

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#683 Post by Ribs » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am

Bohemian Rhapsody won the top prize from the editor’s guild

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#684 Post by Persona » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:18 am

Ribs wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am
Bohemian Rhapsody won the top prize from the editor’s guild
What are the guilds smoking these days?

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#685 Post by davoarid » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:18 pm

Ribs wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am
Bohemian Rhapsody won the top prize from the editor’s guild
I just don’t get it.....what are they seeing that we’re not?

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#686 Post by Big Ben » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:25 pm

Ribs wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am
Bohemian Rhapsody won the top prize from the editor’s guild
swo was right!

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#687 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:05 pm

Roma wins best Iberoamerican film and Cold War wins best European film at Spain's Goya Awards.

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#688 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 am

Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director DGA.

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#689 Post by Apperson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:44 am

But more surprisingly, Bo Burnham wins for First Time Director over Bradley Cooper.

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#690 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Apperson wrote:
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But more surprisingly, Bo Burnham wins for First Time Director over Bradley Cooper.
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Re: Awards Season 2018

#691 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:48 pm

Persona wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:18 am
What are the guilds smoking these days?
Apparently really good shit that you'd want to smoke before watching a crappy movie.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#692 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:58 pm

This post from the Awards Watch forum killed me:
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ABC is going to present Adapted Screenplay during commercial break

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#693 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:16 pm

During a moderated discussion with The Hollywood Reporter at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday, Malek addressed his relationship with Singer:

"My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I've heard and what is out there," Malek told the audience at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre. "It's awful, it's remarkable that this happens, I can appreciate so much what they've been through and how difficult this must be for them. In the light of the #MeToo era that this somehow seems to exist after that, it's a horrible thing."

Pivoting to his own experience with the director, the star said he found it difficult to talk about because he didn't want to take away from the focus on Mercury and Queen, but said he doesn't "want anyone to not feel like they can share their story."

"I've sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard," Malek said. "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that's about what I can say about it at this point."

A visibly emotional Malek paused while the audience applauded, and then added, "For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don't think that was something anyone saw coming but I think that had to happen and it did."

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#694 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:30 pm

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#695 Post by Apperson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:50 pm

That gif already feels like a classic and it's only a day old.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#696 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Feego wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 am
Last I heard, Andrews could no longer sing due to a botched surgical procedure on her vocal cords many years ago. I'm betting it will be a current pop singer like Ariana Grande.
She sings on her Netflix children’s show. She lost a bit of her range from that surgery (which is bad too) but that was nearly thirty years ago so age alone has also narrowed and lowered her voice.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#697 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 am

domino harvey wrote:
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Why in God's name is Lee not a shoo-in for the two top prizes this year

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#698 Post by dda1996a » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:57 am

Is that Adam McKay next to Cuaron and Farrelly?

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#699 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:15 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 am
Why in God's name is Lee not a shoo-in for the two top prizes this year
Because a little film called Roma is in his way and this masterpiece is every bit deserving of it's success.

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Re: Awards Season 2018

#700 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:24 am

dda1996a wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:57 am
Is that Adam McKay next to Cuaron and Farrelly?
Yes. He is often shown reclining because he has a rare tremor condition that is abated by pressure being applied in certain areas of his back

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