Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
Movies
Byrne Robotics > Movies Page of 3 Next >>
Topic: OSCARS 2020 Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Rodrigo castellanos
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 03 July 2012
Location: Uruguay
Posts: 639
Posted: 13 January 2020 at 5:30pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The Oscar nominations were announced today.

JOKER leads the way with 11 nominations, with THE IRISHMAN and ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD not far behind.

I don't think JOKER's gonna get much though, except for probably Best Actor for Phoenix and possibly Best Original Score. Still, pretty impressive. Surely the first comic-book based film in history to lead the nominations at the Oscars.

The votes are gonna be pretty divided among quality films like Scorsese's and Tarantino's (and apparently Mendes' 1917 is pretty good too) so I'm keeping my hopes up for a surprise win for PARASITE which is in my opinion, and by far, the year's best film.

UNCUT GEMS and Adam Sandler (can't believe I'm saying this) were majorly snubbed, it's an incredible film IMHO and it deserved recognition.

Who are you guys rooting for?

Link:




Edited by Rodrigo castellanos on 13 January 2020 at 5:43pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
Bill Mimbu
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 14 April 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 7202
Posted: 14 January 2020 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Who are you guys rooting for?

***

Apart from John Williams for Original Score, and Avengers: Endgame for visual effects...

Sad to say, I've seen almost none of the films on the list, especially the Animated category.

Back to Top profile | search
 
David Allen Perrin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 15 April 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 3142
Posted: 14 January 2020 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Of the ‘Best Picture’ nominees....only Ford vs. Ferrari excites me.  I loved it as it was custom made for me.  So I’m hoping it takes the checked flag...so to speak.



Edited by David Allen Perrin on 14 January 2020 at 12:18pm
Back to Top profile | search
 
Peter Martin
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 17 March 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 12951
Posted: 14 January 2020 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I'm hoping Knives Out wins best original screenplay.

And that The Irishman doesn't win for Best Achievement
in Visual Effects!
Back to Top profile | search
 
Rick Senger
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 8839
Posted: 14 January 2020 at 7:18pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Hollywood loves "hip" stories / movies about itself so my sense is that it would be a significant upset for anything other than ONCE UPON A TIME to win the orig. screenplay category.
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Rodrigo castellanos
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 03 July 2012
Location: Uruguay
Posts: 639
Posted: 20 January 2020 at 11:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I'm hoping Knives Out wins best original screenplay.

Finally saw KNIVES OUT. 

I expected to love it as I am a huge Agatha Christie fan (my mom's influence) but I found it fun but ultimately underwhelming. The cast was great, though.

I'm betting QT will win in that category easily.



Back to Top profile | search
 
James Woodcock
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 September 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 5936
Posted: 21 January 2020 at 3:07am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

No worries for THE IRISHMAN winning best visual effects Peter. Richard Edlund is still on the panel, so ILM stand no chance (although I see John Knoll is now also on the panel, so I wonder if this will provide balance (to the Force))
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Phil Kreisel
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 03 February 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1752
Posted: 22 January 2020 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

For the best picture, my wife and I still have to see Joker (on DVD waiting for us at home), Parasite (still playing at one of the local theatres), and 1917 (just opened at various theatres).  Films that she's seen but I haven't (yet) are Marriage Story (on Netflix) and Little Women (she didn't like it much, so it's unlikely I'll bother).

While I liked The Irishman, I'll be rooting for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  I saw it in the theatre this summer and recently re-watched it with my son.  It was just as good the second time around.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Brian Floyd
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 07 July 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 7144
Posted: 25 January 2020 at 1:18pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The Oscars are a joke. I realized that the year Roberto Begnini and LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL won Best Actor and Best Picture. There have been far too many films and performances overlooked by the Academy, and there is definitely not enough diversity.


Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Ed Aycock
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 05 May 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 1004
Posted: 07 February 2020 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I liked The Irishman but for me, it felt like Scorsese visiting that same well yet again. I'm most excited about Parasite though I think there were a number of really good films out there this year.
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
Shaun Barry
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 08 December 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 6660
Posted: 08 February 2020 at 7:07pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply


There was a time, many moons ago, perhaps during a 3 or 4 year period, where my wife and I tried to see as many of the Best Picture nominees as possible... it quickly became apparent that the Oscars will always pick some films that are essentially unbearable, pretentious, overlong junk.  We finally stopped doing that.

Of this year's nominees?  I only saw FORD V FERRARI (with my father), and my wife saw LITTLE WOMEN with my daughters.



Back to Top profile | search
 
Bob Simko
Byrne Robotics Security
Avatar
Negative Mod

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 5844
Posted: 08 February 2020 at 7:25pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I've only seen 1917. There are a number of others I'm interested in, but didn't
have the chance to get to. My love of the Golden Age of Hollywood makes me
a sucker for the Oscars...I'll be watching.
Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 

Page of 3 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login