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92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020)

  • 11-12-2019 11:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,365 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,365 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,661 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH


    Fuck it. Get Ricky in.

    :pac:


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,210 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    With Parasite, the Academy has a rare opportunity this year to give at least some of the top awards to a critically acclaimed, commercially successful and extremely buzzy foreign language film - a move that would be near unprecedented and admirably forward-thinking (by Oscar standards).

    I am not hopeful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,237 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus


    I reckon Green Book will do it again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,748 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    Nominations are now out: BBC coverage is here.

    Joker leading the field with 11 nominations. This could be Scarlett Johansson's year, with nominations in both Leading and Supporting Actress categories.

    Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium domi.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,365 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I thought Adam Sandler would get in


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭ FortuneChip


    Movie & Director look quite open this year, I'd go for Mendes & 1917 to win them.

    Acting awards all look like locks already
    Phoenix - Zellwegger - Pitt - Dern


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,210 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    So great to see wonderful films like Parasite, Little Women and Marriage Story make the Best Picture list, even if they’ll inevitability lose to some piece of **** like 1917.

    The disproportionate presence of the likes of JoJo Rabbit and 1917 over stuff like The Farewell, Uncut Gems or Knives Out just shows the Academy descending ever further into parody.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Well done Saoirse!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭ MisterAnarchy


    So great to see wonderful films like Parasite, Little Women and Marriage Story make the Best Picture list, even if they’ll inevitability lose to some piece of **** like 1917.

    Not really sure about that.
    Marriage Story is one of Baumbachs worst films and Little Women is a remake.

    The standard of films getting nominated seems to be getting worse and worse every year,its the same old lazy type of films getting nods.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,054 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    So great to see wonderful films like Parasite, Little Women and Marriage Story make the Best Picture list, even if they’ll inevitability lose to some piece of **** like 1917.

    The disproportionate presence of the likes of JoJo Rabbit and 1917 over stuff like The Farewell, Uncut Gems or Knives Out just shows the Academy descending ever further into parody.

    I agree with you somewhat, err.. despite having seen very few on the list. Don't think Knives Out deserved a nom. though; while entertaining and clever, it's rather contrived and a bit over-farcical in parts.

    Thank God the insufferable Christian Bale wasn't nodded. The Actor lists are bad enough with the likes of Pacino, LDC, Pott and Hanks stuck in there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 887 Abel Ruiz


    So great to see wonderful films like Parasite, Little Women and Marriage Story make the Best Picture list, even if they’ll inevitability lose to some piece of **** like 1917.

    The disproportionate presence of the likes of JoJo Rabbit and 1917 over stuff like The Farewell, Uncut Gems or Knives Out just shows the Academy descending ever further into parody.

    Trolling as usual.
    Nonsense!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭ Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    I feel like Saoirse Ronan is destined to become another Amy Adams with regards to the Oscars. Both top actresses who the Academy loves but who somehow never manage to be in the buzziest film of the nominations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Pesci >>> Pitt


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    So great to see wonderful films like Parasite, Little Women and Marriage Story make the Best Picture list, even if they’ll inevitability lose to some piece of **** like 1917.
    Little women already won an Oscar, 1949 for art direction, Irishman Cedric Gibbons was one of the winners.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,365 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I'd like Joker to take best picture


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ricero


    No Sandler is a farce. Pure snobbery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,493 ✭✭✭ Goodshape


    Marriage Story is one of Baumbachs worst films and Little Women is a remake.

    Little Women is the seventh (afaik) film adaptation of a ~150 year old book. Don't think it really counts as a "remake", to be fair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    You think Marriage story has never been filmed before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭ Rjd2


    Arghus wrote: »
    I reckon Green Book will do it again.

    wasn't a massive fan and it would not have been my choice, but the crying on twitter afterwards nearly justified it winning.

    Going to be a million "Oscars so white !" takes in the next few weeks which they could have nipped in the bud by nominating the director and or the 2 leads from the farewell,,,heck could have nominated an actor or two from Parasite but alas not to be.

    Its not the worst list tbf, I'd like Parasite to win best picture, but once upon a time in hollywood was fantastic although so if it wins, all good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,365 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    JLo must be raging missing out for Hustlers


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭ Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    JLo must be raging missing out for Hustlers

    People are saying it’s a travesty. I haven’t seen Hustlers. Wuz she robbed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭ PressRun


    Some bizarre picks there.
    Joker for best film, best adapted screenplay plus costuming and makeup? Seriously?
    I'd give it best actor and that's about it.

    No costume nomination for Dolemite Is My Name is disappointing.

    I haven't seen Uncut Gems, but have read Sandler's performance is one of the best in a long time. Surprised to see him shut out. Possibly a bit of snobbery going on there? Same for Jennifer Lopez. Thought she was worth a nomination, but wouldn't be surprised if voters don't see the subject matter of the film or Lopez herself to be worthy enough.

    I'd love to know what movie all these people were watching when they looked at JoJo Rabbit? It was fine, but come on.

    Parasite the best of the lot, great to see it get a bit of recognition and would love to see it spring a surprise.

    Again though, would wonder how many of the voters have actually seen all the movies in question? Lots of great movies released over the last year or so, but the esteemed voters of the Academy don't seem to have watched very many of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭ santana75


    Taron Egerton didnt get the nod........Elton wont be happy about that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭ Rjd2


    PressRun wrote: »
    Some bizarre picks there.
    Joker for best film, best adapted screenplay plus costuming and makeup? Seriously?
    I'd give it best actor and that's about it.

    No costume nomination for Dolemite Is My Name is disappointing.

    I haven't seen Uncut Gems, but have read Sandler's performance is one of the best in a long time. Surprised to see him shut out. Possibly a bit of snobbery going on there? Same for Jennifer Lopez. Thought she was worth a nomination, but wouldn't be surprised if voters don't see the subject matter of the film or Lopez herself to be worthy enough.

    I'd love to know what movie all these people were watching when they looked at JoJo Rabbit? It was fine, but come on.

    Parasite the best of the lot, great to see it get a bit of recognition and would love to see it spring a surprise.

    Again though, would wonder how many of the voters have actually seen all the movies in question? Lots of great movies released over the last year or so, but the esteemed voters of the Academy don't seem to have watched very many of them.

    Joker to be fair was well liked by critics and audiences so for something as mainstream as the oscars, it doesn't seem out of place whatsoever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭ PressRun


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Joker to be fair was well liked by critics and audiences so for something as mainstream as the oscars, it doesn't seem out of place whatsoever.


    I wouldn't call it the best movie of the year though, even out of the mainstream movies. Certainly not the best written.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭ Rjd2


    PressRun wrote: »
    I wouldn't call it the best movie of the year though, even out of the mainstream movies. Certainly not the best written.

    That's fair enough, I am so-so with it been on the list,, but as someone who was uninspired by recent winners it doesn't really bother me that much.

    Its no worse than shape of water anyhow.:p


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,945 ✭✭✭ PressRun


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    That's fair enough, I am so-so with it been on the list,, but as someone who was uninspired by recent winners it doesn't really bother me that much.

    Its no worse than shape of water anyhow.:p


    Oh totally agree, wouldn't be losing any sleep over it!
    There have been plenty of worse and more forgettable winners over the years, for sure.

    I guess it's just weird because I feel like I've watched lots of great stuff this year and then you see these nominations and feel like it doesn't actually reflect a lot of the brilliant work out there.
    But that's the nature of the thing I suppose. Like you say, they're going for the mainstream and safe options most of the time. Don't remember the last time they had a best picture winner I actually agreed with.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,210 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    To be fair to the Academy, Green Book was such an all-timer of an awful Best Picture choice it’ll be a few years before they can top it :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,141 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    To be fair to the Academy, Green Book was such an all-timer of an awful Best Picture choice it’ll be a few years before they can top it :pac:
    You can only beat what's up against you. Rocky is great to watch but really shouldn't have won either.


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