Oscars 2018

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Patient_Leech
https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2018

I usually like to try to see most of the Best Pictures nominees.



Already seen Dunkirk and Get Out. I don't think Dunkirk deserved a nom nom quite frankly, but it has good cinematography. Get Out is fantastic. I really want to see The Shape of Water and Lady Bird.

Surtur
You noticing that just looking at the list of nominees seems to be preferable to some people now, as opposed to watching the award shows? Probably because of the farce these things have become.

I do remember a time these award shows weren't cringeworthy.

Surtur
It is odd Tom Hanks got no nom for The Post though.

I read the last nom he got was for Castaway.

Patient_Leech
Yeah, I'll probably skip Call Me By Your Name, as it's another movie about gay guys. It sounds like that's all it's about.

Reminds me of Moonlight that won last year and I thought that movie absolutely sucked.

playa1258
Shape of Water and Three Bill Boards are the favorites IMO. Lady Bird could also get the win.

Patient_Leech
I haven't seen all of the nominees, but I think Blade Runner 2049 probably deserves Best Cinematography.

Dreampanther
I haven't seen too many of these, as I wait until I can watch them at home, but I hope Sam Rockwell gets his and Baby Driver gets theirs.

Patient_Leech
Three Billboards does sound interesting. Great cast. Sam Rockwell does deserve major credit. He's a great actor.

Firefly218

Patient_Leech
^ Oh, yeah. I haven't seen it, but I thought The Greatest Showman would get a nomination or two.

Surtur
Originally posted by Patient_Leech
^ Oh, yeah. I haven't seen it, but I thought The Greatest Showman would get a nomination or two.

Did you see Jackmans face when he lost to James Franco at a recent award show? Golden Globes I think. He apparently threw a fit backstage after.

https://i.imgur.com/PuVEztA.jpg

It almost made me wish I had watched the award show.

Impediment
My bids are for the Shape of Water and Dunkirk.

Robtard
I've seen all except CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and PHANTOM THREAD.

I enjoyed Shape of Water, but I can't see it winning best picture. I'd guess Ladybird, The Post or TBOEM out of the one's I've seen.

Though considering Phantom Thread is Lewis' last film, I wouldn't be surprised if that picks up loads of awards, both Best Actor and Film, cos let's face it, the Oscars are really just a High School popularity contest.

Having said that, I do really need to watch Phantom Thread, as Lewis is a epic-levels actor.

jaden101
For the big four

The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman
Frances Mcdormand
Greta Gerwig

For the rest
Supporting
Sam Rockwell
Actress is up in the air
Dunkirk or Blade Runner for cinematography

Patient_Leech
No nomination for Baywatch?

#snub

BruceSkywalker
where are the DC dummies to cry about Wonder woman not being nominated

BackFire
Need to see Shape of Water. Kinda want that to win despite not having seen it because I like Del Torro so much.

Dreampanther
Originally posted by BackFire
Need to see Shape of Water. Kinda want that to win despite not having seen it because I like Del Torro so much.

Same here.

marwash22
Dunkirk was okay. kinda boring for a war flick tho.

Impediment
The Shape of Water was f*cking awesome.

Not the best film ever made, but definitely one of Del Toro's best.

riv6672
2 movies (THE SHAPE OF WATER, 3 BILLBOARDS) i actually like in the OP list.
Thsts pretty good, for me. Oscar movies i usually end up seeming 'meh' to me.

Zack M
3 Billboards will win best picture.

Firefly218
Originally posted by Zack M
3 Billboards will win best picture. **** no. Shape of Water all the way, it wins best Pic and best Director.

Blade Runner 2049 wins best cinematography

Dunkirk wins best film score

These are things I know to be 100% true

riv6672
Originally posted by Zack M
3 Billboards will win best picture.
I wouldnt mind that, or Shape of Water. Liked them both.

wakkawakkawakka
So this is a thing for some reason: http://ew.com/movies/2018/01/25/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-oscars/

Though everyone kind of agreed that there was better stuff but I guess not.

BackFire
Saw Shape of Water last night. Liked it a lot.

Impediment
Originally posted by BackFire
Saw Shape of Water last night. Liked it a lot.

You like fish sticks in your mouth, don't you?

dadudemon
Originally posted by BackFire
Saw Shape of Water last night. Liked it a lot.
Nice, I'll watch it, then.

riv6672
You should watch it now.

tkitna
Darkest Hour was fantastic. Dunkirk and The Shape Of Water are the only other two I've seen out of the rest. I do want to watch Lady Bird and Three Billboards. The rest I have no interest.

I hope Allison Janney gets some type of attention for the work she did in 'I,Tonya'. She was awesome in that movie.

Josh_Alexander

Dreampanther
Saw The Post last night and was supremely unimpressed. Good cast, good story, good director and a movie that made me wonder why the hell I was wasting my time. I saw one critic describe it a "stodgy" and unimaginative" and I couldn't agree more.

Meryl Streep had one good scene so good for her, I guess, but nearly everyone else (including Tom Hanks) could have been replaced and it would have made no difference. Makes sense that it was only nominated in one category and in my opinion Frances McDormand kicked Meryl's butt. Haven't seen TSOW or any of the other movies in that category yet so I can't speak to them.

tkitna
Just watched 'Lady Bird'. How is this movie being nominated for an Oscar? How many times do we need to watch the same old teen angst BS? Any after school special will give you the same content as Lady Bird.

John Murdoch
Wanting Gary Oldman to win Best Actor, Dunkirk for BP, and Logan to win Adapted Screenplay smile smile smile smile

Didn't see much this year, but wouldn't mind seeing most of the field if I can find the time.

Patient_Leech
Originally posted by Patient_Leech


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers

DARKEST HOUR
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers

DUNKIRK
Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

GET OUT
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers

LADY BIRD
Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O'Neill, Producers

PHANTOM THREAD
JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers

THE POST
Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

I watched Three Billboards and Darkest Hour this weekend. Enjoyed them both. Three Billboards needed another scene or two at the end. It felt unfinished, but otherwise a great, great film. Darkest Hour was very good, but moreso because of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Awesome performance. I'm hoping he wins for that. It's a very good film, but I don't see it winning Best Picture.

Looking forward to watching Lady Bird and The Shape of Water at some point. Not too interested in Phantom Thread or Call Me By Your Name.

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