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Peter T Chattaway

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  1. Hey Andrew, just wondering if you were able to find The Man Who Sold His Skin in the end? A friend here in Canada tipped me off to the fact that it's rentable from iTunes here, though it doesn't seem to be available on any of the other streaming services. Maybe it's available in the US, too...? Better Days, thankfully, is now available on Google Play here.
  2. I somehow missed the fact that there is a Society of Lyricists and Composers, and that they gave their award in this category to Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
  3. I somehow missed the fact that there is a Society of Lyricists and Composers, and that they gave their award in this category to Soul. (They also gave an award to Blizzard of Souls for best original score for an *independent* film, but that film isn't nominated for the Oscar.)
  4. Hmmm. This is the tally *I* have (not counting guild winners that don't have Oscar nominations in the respective categories, and not counting short films, animated films, documentary films, or "international" films): Guild awards relevant to 4 Oscar categories Ma Rainey's Black Bottom -- Screen Actors Guild (actor, actress); Costume Designers Guild (period); Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (period/character make-up, period/character hair styling) Guild awards relevant to 2 Oscar categories Mank -- American Society of Cinematographers; Art Directors Guild (period), Set Decorators Society (period) Mulan -- Costume Designers Guild (fantasy); Visual Effects Society (created environment) Nomadland -- Producers Guild; Directors Guild The Trial of the Chicago 7 -- Screen Actors Guild (ensemble); ACE Eddies Guild awards relevant to 1 Oscar category Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -- Writers Guild (adapted screenplay) Eurovision Song Contest -- Society of Lyricists and Composers (original song) Greyhound -- Motion Picture Sound Editors Judas and the Black Messiah -- Screen Actors Guild (supporting actor) The Midnight Sky -- Visual Effects Society (visual effects, model) Minari -- Screen Actors Guild (supporting actress) The One and Only Ivan -- Visual Effects Society (animated character) Pinocchio -- Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (special make-up effects) Promising Young Woman -- Writers Guild (original screenplay) Soul -- Society of Lyricists and Composers (original score) Sound of Metal -- Cinema Audio Society Tenet -- Art Directors Guild (fantasy), Set Decorators Society (fantasy) For whatever that's worth.
  5. And the winners are... Mank, which has an Oscar nomination, and Two of Us, which does not.
  6. And the winner is... Sound of Metal! So, in the first year in decades that the Academy combined the sound-editing and sound-mixing awards into a single category, the sound editors guild and the sound mixers guild have given their awards to completely different movies! But both of the guilds gave Soul the animation award, so who knows, maybe the two live-action front-runners will split the vote for the Oscar and Soul will come out the winner! Hmmm. Has an animated film ever been nominated for best sound before? Looking through the nominees (for consistency's sake, I'm just saying "editing" and "mixing", even in years when "sound editing" was called "sound effects editing" and "sound mixing" was just called "sound")... 2010 -- Toy Story 3 was nominated for sound editing, which it lost to Inception. 2009 -- Up was nominated for sound editing, which it lost to The Hurt Locker. 2008 -- WALL-E was nominated for both editing and mixing, which it lost to The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire, respectively. 2007 -- Ratatouille was nominated for editing and mixing, both of which it lost to The Bourne Ultimatum. 2004 -- The Incredibles won sound editing and was nominated for sound mixing, which it lost to Ray. The Polar Express was also nominated in both categories. 2003 -- Finding Nemo was nominated for sound editing, which it lost to Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. 2001 -- Monsters, Inc. was nominated for sound editing, which it lost to Pearl Harbor. 1992 -- Aladdin was nominated for both editing and mixing, which it lost to Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Last of the Mohicans, respectively. 1991 -- Beauty and the Beast was nominated for sound mixing, which it lost to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. 1988 -- Who Framed Roger Rabbit won sound editing and was nominated for sound mixing, which it lost to Bird. 1964 -- Mary Poppins was nominated for sound mixing, which it lost to My Fair Lady. 1945 -- The Three Caballeros was nominated for sound, which it lost to The Bells of St. Mary's. 1943 -- Saludos Amigos was nominated for sound, which it lost to This Land Is Mine. 1942 -- Bambi was nominated for sound, which it lost to Yankee Doodle Dandy. I may have missed some titles, but I think that's the lot. So, it appears that The Incredibles is the only fully-animated film that has ever actually *won* an Oscar for sound, and it won during a decade-long period in which Pixar got nominations more often than not. After that decade-long period, there was a decade-long pause in nominations until Soul came along. It seems animated films have also had a lot more luck in the editing department than the mixing department, both when it comes to nominations and when it comes to the one award that The Incredibles won. (See also the mostly live-action Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which won for editing but lost for mixing.) Mary Poppins, which was mostly live-action, and Beauty and the Beast are noteworthy exceptions that got nominations for mixing but not for editing. It also appears that 2004 was the only year that produced *two* animated films that got nominated for sound -- The Incredibles, which won one of the awards, and The Polar Express, which did not win either of them. The Polar Express (directed, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, by Robert Zemeckis) is also the only animated film that got nominated for sound and was *not* distributed by Disney.
  7. And the winner is... Soul. So Soul has won all the guild awards it was eligible for, with the exception of a few key Annie awards (such as best director) that went to Wolfwalkers.
  8. And the winner is... The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart! That just leaves one guild that hasn't announced its winners yet -- the American Society of Cinematographers -- and none of their candidates got any Oscar nominations. So, of the three Oscar nominees that had guild nominations, two didn't win anything, and My Octopus Teacher won two -- specifically, it won the Producers Guild Award and the ACE Eddies award -- but it lost the awards from the directors' guild and both of the sound guilds. Huh.
  9. And the winners are... The Trial of the Chicago 7, which has an Oscar nomination, and Palm Springs, which doesn't.
  10. None of these films are Oscar nominees, but just for the record: the winner is... Souvenier Souvenir. Also, The Snail and the Whale, which made the Oscar shortlist but did *not* get an Oscar nomination, won the Annie for best special production. If Anything Happens I Love You, which is the only Oscar nominee for best animated short that got *any* sort of Annie nomination, did not win (it lost the TV editing category to Hilda).
  11. And the winners are... Soul -- Feature, writing, character animation, storyboarding, FX, editing, music Wolfwalkers -- Indie feature, direction, production design, character design, voice acting (Eva Whittaker) So there wasn't *quite* an even split between the two films, but very close.
  12. And the winners are... Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of the Fire Saga -- feature musical Greyhound -- feature effects/foley Tenet -- feature underscore The Trial of the Chicago 7 -- feature dialogue/ADR Interestingly, the two films with the most Golden Reel nominations -- News of the World and Sound of Metal -- were shut out completely. And those two films have Oscar nominations, whereas the only Golden Reel winner that has one is Greyhound. Well, that's not entirely true. Soul won a Golden Reel in the animation category, and it has an Oscar nomination for best sound, too. So, hmmm.
  13. And the winner is... The Eight Hundred, which never even made the Oscar shortlist!
  14. And the winner is... The Reason I Jump, which never even made the Oscar shortlist!
  15. And the winners are... Mulan, Promising Young Woman, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom!
  16. And the winners are... Promising Young Woman (contemporary), Mank (period), Tenet (fantasy), and The Prom (musical)! Looks like the Oscar is down to Mank or Tenet. Both of those films won awards from both of the guilds -- one in the period categories, the other in the fantasy categories.
  17. And the winners are... Mank (period), Tenet (fantasy), and Da 5 Bloods (contemporary)!
  18. And the winner is... The Truffle Hunters! Which isn't even nominated for the Oscar (unlike fellow DGA nominee My Octopus Teacher).
  19. And the winners are... Chloe Zhao for Nomadland and Darius Marder for Sound of Metal!
  20. Yeah, I get the feeling Davis's win came as a surprise to a few people. How predictive is the SAG award, I wonder...? These are the years when the SAG award (which has been around since 1994) and the Oscar have gone to different actresses: 2018 -- SAG: Glenn Close, The Wife / Oscar: Olivia Colman, The Favourite 2011 -- SAG: Viola Davis, The Help / Oscar: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady 2008 -- SAG: Meryl Streep, Doubt / Oscar: Kate Winslet, The Reader 2007 -- SAG: Julie Christie, Away from Her / Oscar: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose 2002 -- SAG: Renee Zellweger, Chicago / Oscar: Nicole Kidman, The Hours 1999 -- SAG: Annette Bening, American Beauty / Oscar: Hilary Swank, Boys Don't Cry 1994 -- SAG: Jodie Foster, Nell / Oscar: Jessica Lange, Blue Sky So, interestingly, the last time Viola Davis won a SAG award in this category, she lost to Meryl Streep at the Oscars. One might be inclined to say, "Oh, well, *of course* Streep got it," but, while Streep has been nominated *frequently* over the years, that was the first time she had actually *won* the award in almost two decades, so her victory wasn't guaranteed (although playing a famous real-life person does tend to boost one's chances of winning an Oscar these days; the award often seems to be as much for impersonation as it is for creating a dramatically compelling character). Anyway. Even if we say "of *course* it went to Streep that year", there is no Streep nomination *this* year. The closest thing *this* year to an Establishment Nominee is Frances McDormand, who already has two Oscars -- one of them earned just three years ago -- and she hasn't really been campaigning for the award this year. Of course, Davis won her own Oscar in the *supporting* category just *four* years ago... which could mean that she's on a hot streak, or it could mean that some voters will think they need to spread the wealth a little more and give it to someone who has never won it before, like Mulligan... or maybe McDormand will just ride Best Picture frontrunner Nomadland's coat tails to an acting-award win, who knows...
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