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Oscars 2019

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    Best Picture
    Black Panther
    Kevin Feige, Producer
    BlacKkKlansman
    Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Graham King, Producer
    The Favourite
    Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers
    Green Book
    Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers
    Roma
    Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
    A Star Is Born
    Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
    Vice
    Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role
    Christian Bale
    Vice
    Bradley Cooper
    A Star Is Born
    Willem Dafoe
    At Eternity's Gate
    Rami Malek
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Viggo Mortensen
    Green Book

    Actress in a Leading Role
    Yalitza Aparicio
    Roma
    Glenn Close
    The Wife
    Olivia Colman
    The Favourite
    Lady Gaga
    A Star Is Born
    Melissa McCarthy
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Actor in a Supporting Role
    Mahershala Ali
    Green Book
    Adam Driver
    BlacKkKlansman
    Sam Elliott
    A Star Is Born
    Richard E. Grant
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Sam Rockwell
    Vice

    Actress in a Supporting Role
    Amy Adams
    Vice
    Marina de Tavira
    Roma
    Regina King
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Emma Stone
    The Favourite
    Rachel Weisz
    The Favourite

    Animated Feature Film
    Incredibles 2
    Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
    Isle of Dogs
    Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
    Mirai
    Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
    Ralph Breaks the Internet
    Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

    Cinematography
    Cold War
    Łukasz Żal
    The Favourite
    Robbie Ryan
    Never Look Away
    Caleb Deschanel
    Roma
    Alfonso Cuarón
    A Star Is Born
    Matthew Libatique

    Costume Design
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    Mary Zophres
    Black Panther
    Ruth Carter
    The Favourite
    Sandy Powell
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Sandy Powell
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Alexandra Byrne

    Directing
    BlacKkKlansman
    Spike Lee
    Cold War
    Paweł Pawlikowski
    The Favourite
    Yorgos Lanthimos
    Roma
    Alfonso Cuarón
    Vice
    Adam McKay

    Documentary (Feature)
    Free Solo
    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
    Hale County This Morning, This Evening
    RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim
    Minding the Gap
    Bing Liu and Diane Quon
    Of Fathers and Sons
    Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
    RBG
    Betsy West and Julie Cohen

    Documentary (Short Subject)
    Black Sheep
    Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
    End Game
    Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
    Lifeboat
    Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
    A Night at The Garden
    Marshall Curry
    Period. End of Sentence.
    Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

    Film Editing
    BlacKkKlansman
    Barry Alexander Brown
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    John Ottman
    The Favourite
    Yorgos Mavropsaridis
    Green Book
    Patrick J. Don Vito
    Vice
    Hank Corwin

    Foreign Language Film
    Capernaum
    Lebanon
    Cold War
    Poland
    Never Look Away
    Germany
    Roma
    Mexico
    Shoplifters
    Japan

    Makeup and Hairstyling
    Border
    Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
    Vice
    Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

    Music (Original Score)
    Black Panther
    Ludwig Goransson
    BlacKkKlansman
    Terence Blanchard
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Nicholas Britell
    Isle of Dogs
    Alexandre Desplat
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Marc Shaiman

    Music (Original Song)
    "All The Stars" from "Black Panther"
    Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
    "I'll Fight" from "RBG"
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
    "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Mary Poppins Returns"
    Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
    "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born"
    Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
    "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
    Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

    Production Design
    Black Panther
    Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart
    The Favourite
    Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton
    First Man
    Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
    Roma
    Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

    Short Film (Animated)
    Animal Behaviour
    Alison Snowden and David Fine
    Bao
    Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
    Late Afternoon
    Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
    One Small Step
    Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
    Weekends
    Trevor Jimenez

    Short Film (Live Action)
    Detainment
    Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon
    Fauve
    Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
    Marguerite
    Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset
    Mother
    Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
    Skin
    Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

    Sound Editing
    Black Panther
    Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
    First Man
    Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
    A Quiet Place
    Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
    Roma
    Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

    Sound Mixing
    Black Panther
    Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
    First Man
    Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
    Roma
    Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
    A Star Is Born
    Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

    Visual Effects
    Avengers: Infinity War
    Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
    Christopher Robin
    Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
    First Man
    Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
    Ready Player One
    Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
    Solo: A Star Wars Story
    Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
    Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    BlacKkKlansman
    Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
    Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins
    A Star Is Born
    Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

    Writing (Original Screenplay)
    The Favourite
    Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
    First Reformed
    Written by Paul Schrader
    Green Book
    Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
    Roma
    Written by Alfonso Cuarón
    Vice
    Written by Adam McKay
     
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    Only sure things I know of are Alfonso Cuarón for Director and "Shallow" for original song. I imagine Christian Bale is way ahead for Vice, and Spiderman: Spiderverse better win for animation.

    And, I get First Man, A Quiet Place and Bohemian Rhapsody for sound, but did anybody watch Black Panther and think, now that was some great sound editing?
     
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    I saw The Favourite last night. It was not good, mostly because of the Director. I don't know why he was nominated or how that got a Best Picture nom. It won't win either of the those. Rachel Weisz is solid, as was Olivia Colman, so either of them could win. The costumes were worth the nomination. But, the film itself is in no way remarkable, has various unconnected scenes that labor without purpose (including a literal Chekhov's gun), has a random ending, and is just weird in a dumb way. It also has, without a doubt, the worst closing credits font / titles I've ever scene, including ones I typed in white for a high school project on VHS over 30 years ago.
     
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    Yeah, the cynic in me can't help but think the award shows are getting more and more political and just a marketing device. I'm less and less inclined to have Oscar-worthiness or awards influence my movie-watching decisions.

    Same thing happened for me with the music awards, but I happened to see it from within. It was no fluke that Sarah McLachlan won awards around the time that her big album dropped and her big Lilith Fair tour was on.
     
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    It's just weird. I know there will be some sure thing performances / scripts / Directors that push all the buttons for an easy nomination. And, several on that list are deserving, no matter how political or self-congratulatory the nods are. But, Emma Stone in The Favourite? I mean, I love her (and enjoyed getting to see her boobs in The Favourite - so brave, Emma! clap, clap, clap), but Oscar worthy? Off the top of my head, Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible, Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place, Isabela Moner in Sicario: Soldado, Claire Foy in First Man, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther all gave better performances.
     
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    Yeah, I hear ya.

    Regardless of whether they're just becoming out of touch with "the common movie-goer" or if it's some internally rigged quid pro quo, the end result is still the same... they're becoming less and less legitimate for a lot of us.

    The only real "value" that the Oscars have with anyone I know is the pomp and ceremony... my mother and sister get together every year to watch the red carpet interviews, look at dresses, talk fashion scandal, etc. They could care less about any of the movies.
     
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    Based on the precursor awards, Rami Malek, Glenn Close, Mahershala Ali, and Regina King appear to be the frontrunners for the acting awards. Ali recently won an Oscar, so I'd bet on him being the one that gets upset since Regina King can satisfy the soon-to-be-required minority winner. Bet money on Sam Elliott: if voters want to recognize A Star Is Born for something other than Best Original Song (Lady Gaga will get a statue for that), giving an old-timer a win here seems like a good pick.

    But what the fuck do I know this year? Because of illegal immigrants spilling over the fucking fence here in San Diego like a biblical plague, I haven't seen most of the nominated films/performances. I'll be as curious as anyone about who actually wins.
     
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    Christian Bale is outstanding in Vice, but the rest of it didn't quite live up to the hype. For everything outside of Bale you can say "I liked it... but McKay did it better in The Big Short."

    Bohemian Rhapsody was enjoyable, but mostly because you could play Queen's catalogue over paint drying and it'd be at least watchable. Malek was great in isolation, but the writing never quite got there and Malek's performance wasn't as powerful as it could have been as a result.

    Black Panther was a lot of fun, but they'll never give Best Picture to a comic book movie. Logan remains the best comic book movie ever made, and it only got a best adapted screenplay nomination (while ignoring two best-turn-as-this-character performances from a pair of legit heavyweights, as well as the film as a finished product).
     
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    I really think you are ignoring the woke factor of Black Panther at the Oscars. With their new mission of all minorities all the time in the Academy, I don't see how it doesn't have a legitimate chance to win. These people are dying to virtue signal. I wouldn't count it out.
     
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    Once again the Academy is wrong and sucks because “Mandy” isn’t nominated for best Picture and Director.

    Black Panther? Get the fuck out of my office. Over. Rated.
     
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    Black Panther was good, but certainly not Oscar worthy. Vice just wasnt good. Sicario 2 was the best movie I saw this year.
     
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    The first Sicario is a modern classic. Absolutely love that film.
     
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    Between the premise and the cast, Vice should have been a great movie. It's a shame that they chose to make something else. I mean, you're doing a a biopic on a major historical figure involved in the start of the two most important wars of the 21st century, and the trailer plays a man getting shot in a hunting accident for laughs?
     
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    Green Book and Roma are far and away better than the other nominees.

    Green Book is solid, old-fashioned filmmaking done perfectly and anchored by two magnetic lead performances. If you’re in a bad mood, it will cheer you up.
     
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    I rallied to watch a few of the nominees here this weekend before the show tonight. I wasn't able to see Green Book, but you are right on about Roma. Of the seven nominated pictures I did see (no Green Book, no Vice), it was easily the best. It would be a worthy winner if ends up with the top spot, and Alfonso Cuaron's win for Best Director is already pre-ordained (he won the DGA award).

    Other thoughts:

    Glenn Close is the only Best Actress nominee I didn't see, so I can't know for sure if she was better than all the others. However, the Oaxacan actress from Roma was obviously bolstered by Cuaron's direction (all the more reason he deserves the award): in and of herself, she didn't do a whole lot. Personally, I loved The Favourite and Olivia Colman was great, but the real champ here is Melissa McCarthy. Absolutely no one should be surprised, either. McCarthy and Steve Carrell are probably the two best examples of comic actors who have incredible chops, and I believe that's because it's much more difficult to pull off the laughs than the other way around. For what it's worth, Lady Gaga was fine too (also no surprise: she's incredibly talented), but she'd probably be better off in the Best Supporting Actress category.

    I only saw three of the five Best Actor nominees, but Bradley Cooper should be getting more run here than he is. Not too many leading men can pull off clean cut, scruffy, and disgusting like he can. I've actually met Rami Malek in real life through Hollywood Actor Buddy, and I will certainly get plenty of traction out of that story if he ends up winning tonight as expected, but Cooper's performance was far more compelling than Malek's admittedly impressive impression of Freddie Mercury. I love me some Willem Dafoe so much that I re-watched Platoon the other night just to get my fix: if you haven't see The Florida Project yet either, go find it on Amazon Prime. But, oh lord, At Eternity's Gate is so fucking boring and strange that there's no way Dafoe can compete with the other guys.

    Regina King seems to be favorite for Best Supporting Actress even though the "stats" don't support it. She won the Golden Globe, but not the SAG (Emily Blunt won this but wasn't nominated for an Oscar). Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone (both previous winners) will probably split The Favourite votes. Does that mean Marina de Tavira rides Roma love to an upset win? I'd bet on it. She definitely had a tougher role to play acting-wise than the young Oaxacan did.

    Speaking of tough...I was really disappointed by Sam Elliott in A Star is Born. There was just...nothing there. Best Supporting Actor has always been a good way to reward old dudes for long careers (James Coburn, Christopher Plummer, etc...), but he was barely in the fucking movie. Adam Driver has successfully made people forget he was ever in Girls, and Richard E. Grant was also very good in the underrated Can You Ever Forgive Me? (see Melissa McCarthy, above). I didn't see Vice, but I have a tough time believing Sam Rockwell can follow up last year's win with a George W. Bush impression. I guess Mahershala Ali lucked out this year. Don't discount the fact that most of the Academy will be DVR'ing True Detective tonight, and that he's got the good fortune of being in the Supporting category for what is apparently a Leading role.

    Finally, don't be surprised if Alfonso Cuaron goes 5-for-5 tonight himself. He could win Oscars for Best Director (a lock), Best Cinematographer (a lock, and would make history), Best Foreign Language Film (a lock), Best Original Screenplay (the longest shot of any of these), and Best Picture (the leading favorite, as a producer). That would be fucking amazing, all things considered.
     
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    I didn't realize Driving Miss Daisy was so problematic. Apparently because Jessica Tandy didn't horse whip Morgan Freeman between cuck scenes at her white husbands grave, it doesn't show the real race relations in America. Thus, it makes Green Book and it's win the worst Oscar debacle since last years envelope mishap.

    I think all in all it was a decent broadcast without a host. Certainly felt more streamlined not having someone come out and book end every single award and segment.
     
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    Green Book for best picture? They might as well have given it to Infinity War.
     
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    So they gave best picture to a factually incorrect movie of some gavone driving around a black musician and taking credit for his culinary awakening.

    What a joke
     
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    Infinity War sure as fuck was better than Black Panther.

    Want to win an Oscar? Remember this: Gay, retarded, crazy or dying. Choose any of the four roles to win one. Then you can vote for yourself, then storm out when you don’t win like some sawed-off whiner who robbed the Purple Rain wardrobe.
     
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    "Elevator attendant at Willy Wonka's factory" is what came to mind when I saw him.