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  2. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019 - nominations!

    And the feature-length nominated films are (with the ones I've seen in bold)... 10 nominations Roma -- Picture, director (Alfonso Cuaron), actress (Yalitza Aparicio), supporting actress (Marina De Tavira), original screenplay, cinematography, production design, sound editing, sound mixing, foreign language film 10 nominations in 9 categories The Favourite -- Picture, director (Yorgos Lanthimos), actress (Olivia Colman), supporting actress (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz), original screenplay, cinematography, production design, costume design, film editing 8 nominations A Star Is Born -- Picture, actor (Bradley Cooper), actress (Lady Gaga), supporting actor (Sam Elliott), adapted screenplay, cinematography, original song, sound mixing Vice -- Picture, director (Adam McKay), actor (Christian Bale), supporting actor (Sam Rockwell), supporting actress (Amy Adams), original screenplay, makeup and hairstyling, film editing 7 nominations Black Panther -- Picture, production design, costume design, original score, original song, sound editing, sound mixing 6 nominations BlacKkKlansman -- Picture, director (Spike Lee), supporting actor (Adam Driver), adapted screenplay, film editing, original score 5 nominations Bohemian Rhapsody -- Picture, actor (Rami Malek), film editing, sound editing, sound mixing Green Book -- Picture, actor (Viggo Mortensen), supporting actor (Mahershala Ali), original screenplay, film editing 4 nominations First Man -- Production design, visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing Mary Poppins Returns -- Production design, costume design, original score, original song 3 nominations The Ballad of Buster Scruggs -- Adapted screenplay, costume design, original song Can You Ever Forgive Me? -- Actress (Melissa McCarthy), supporting actor (Richard E. Grant), adapted screenplay Cold War -- Director (Pawel Pawlikowski), cinematography, foreign language film If Beale Street Could Talk -- Supporting actress (Regina King), adapted screenplay, original score 2 nominations Isle of Dogs -- Original score, animated feature Mary Queen of Scots -- Costume design, makeup and hairstyling Never Look Away -- Cinematography, foreign language film RBG -- Original song, documentary feature 1 nomination At Eternity's Gate -- Actor (Willem Dafoe) Avengers: Infinity War -- Visual effects Border -- Makeup and hairstyling Capernaum -- Foreign language film Christopher Robin -- Visual effects First Reformed -- Original screenplay Free Solo -- Documentary feature Hale County This Morning, This Evening -- Documentary feature Incredibles 2 -- Animated feature Minding the Gap -- Documentary feature Mirai -- Animated feature Of Fathers and Sons -- Documentary feature A Quiet Place -- Sound editing Ralph Breaks the Internet -- Animated feature Ready Player One -- Visual effects Shoplifters -- Foreign language film Solo: A Star Wars Story -- Visual effects Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- Animated feature The Wife -- Actress (Glenn Close) I'm happy to say that there are only three films on this list that I haven't seen. The Wife is due out on video next week, I believe, and Never Look Away will supposedly come to Vancouver on February 22, two days before the Oscar ceremony (though the distributor of that film has had a regrettable tendency to see their films get bumped repeatedly). That just leaves the documentary Of Fathers and Sons, a film that I have heard absolutely *nothing* about -- the only mention of it in my e-mail archives is a news alert from Deadline Hollywood as part of their awards-season coverage. Anyway. What patterns can we discern here? A few quick thoughts before I have to step out: If Best Picture generally goes to the film that gets nominated for Director, Screenplay and Film Editing, then the front-runners this year are The Favourite, Vice and BlacKkKlansman. Traditionally, when a film is nominated for Best Picture *and* Best Foreign Language Film, it wins the latter category (think of Life Is Beautiful or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Roma has the most nominations overall -- which would ordinarily make it a front-runner -- but without a Film Editing nomination, it may be destined to settle for the Foreign Language Film award like those other films. A Star Is Born was once considered *the* front-runner for Best Picture by some people, but it failed to get nominations in Directing *and* Film Editing, so. No less than *three* of this year's Foreign Language Film nominees are also nominated for Cinematography, and two are nominated for Director. Isle of Dogs and RBG also broke out of the animated and documentary ghettoes, respectively, with nominations for their music. I have to step out now, but may have more thoughts later.
  3. kenmorefield

    Oscars 2019: Best Picture

    This really is such a depressingly boring list of films. I hate none of them enough to rant. I like none of them enough to cheer.
  4. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Picture

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of the SAG ensemble nominees (the one film that got snubbed being Crazy Rich Asians), and all eight of the Oscar nominees were among the ten films nominated for the PGA award (the two PGA nominees that got snubbed being Crazy Rich Asians and A Quiet Place).
  5. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Director

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with three of the DGA picks, but substituted Cold War's Pawlikowski and The Favourite's Lanthimos for A Star Is Born's Cooper and Green Book's Farrelly.
  6. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Screenplay (Original)

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with three of the WGA picks, but substituted The Favourite and First Reformed for Eighth Grade and A Quiet Place.
  7. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Screenplay (Adapted)

    Vote! Note: Can You Ever Forgive Me? and If Beale Street Could Talk are the only Oscar nominees that got nominated for the WGA *and* Scripter awards. The Oscars also went with the WGA's BlacKkKlansman and A Star Is Born, but substituted The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for Black Panther.
  8. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    Vote! Note: two of the Oscar nominees have multiple guild nominations, while the third -- Border -- doesn't have any at all.
  9. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Visual Effects

    Vote! Note: the Oscars overlap with two of the Annie nominees, and all of the Oscar nominees have multiple VES nominations.
  10. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Cinematography

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of the guild's picks, but substituted Never Look Away for First Man.
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    Oscars 2019: Best Production Design

    Vote! Note: the Oscars picked two of the guild's "fantasy" nominees and three of the guild's "period" nominees, and none of the guild's "contemporary" nominees.
  13. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Foreign Language Film

    Vote! Note: three of these films were also nominated for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel award.
  14. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Film Editing

    Vote! Note: the Oscars nominated two of the guild's Drama choices and three of their Comedy choices.
  15. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Original Song

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  16. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Original Score

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  17. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Sound Mixing

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of the guild's picks, but substituted Roma for A Quiet Place.
  18. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Sound Editing

    Vote! Note: the Oscar nominees all had multiple guild nominations. The only film to get three guild nominations and *not* an Oscar nomination was Mission: Impossible: Fallout.
  19. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Costume Design

    Vote! Note: the Oscars nominated three of the guild's "period" nominees and one of the guild's "fantasy/sci-fi" nominees, and none of the guild's "contemporary" nominees. The one film the Oscars nominated that the guild *didn't* nominate was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
  20. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Actor

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of SAG's picks, but substituted At Eternity's Gate's Willem Dafoe for BlacKkKlansman's John David Washington.
  21. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Actress

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of SAG's picks, but substituted Roma's Yalitza Aparicio for Mary Poppins Returns' Emily Blunt.
  22. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Supporting Actor

    Vote! Note: the Oscars agreed with four of SAG's picks, but substituted Vice's Sam Rockwell for Beautiful Boy's Timothee Chalamet.
  23. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Supporting Actress

    Vote: Note: SAG and the Oscars overlap where Vice and The Favourite are concerned, but the Oscars preferred Roma and If Beale Street Could Talk to A Quiet Place and Mary Queen of Scots.
  24. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Animated Feature

    Vote! Note: the Oscar nominees include four of the five films with the most Annie nominations (the major Annie nominee that got excluded was Early Man), plus Mirai (which has two Annie nominations). The one film that was nominated by most of the guilds and was *not* nominated by the Oscars was Dr Seuss' The Grinch.
  25. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Feature

    Vote! Note: the Academy's documentary branch has proven its resistance to box-office grosses and feel-good popularity again, by completely snubbing Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers. Of the Oscar-nominated films, Free Solo has the most guild nominations (RBG was snubbed by the sound mixers and sound editors), and Hale County This Morning, This Evening was nominated by the directors' guild.
  26. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Animated Short

    Vote! Note: Weekends is the only Oscar nominee that is also nominated by the Annies. And there is no overlap whatsoever with the Motion Picture Sound Editor Golden Reel nominees.
  27. Peter T Chattaway

    Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Short

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