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congratulations to the masterpiece of cinéma The Boss Baby for being nominated for Best Animated Feature, well deserved.

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That is kind of weird. Maybe there just weren’t that many option?

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Were they afraid that they’d seem like corporate shills if they nominated LEGO Batman? I mean, I wouldn’t think it’s an Oscar-worthy film or anything, but surely better than Boss Baby.

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I believe Nolan is going to win Best Director.

Edit: I wish Hamill had been nominated. Too bad.

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Blade Runner 2049 deserved best picture nom in my opinion.

Darkest Hour only belongs in the best actor category and nowhere near best picture in my books.

And I think Jordan Peele easily deserves Best Director. If Nolan wins, I’d consider it more of an award for all his movies so far which I’d also be fine with though I don’t find Dunkirk amazing.

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darthrush said:

Blade Runner 2049 deserved best picture nom in my opinion.

Darkest Hour only belongs in the best actor category and nowhere near best picture in my books.

And I think Jordan Peele easily deserves Best Director. If Nolan wins, I’d consider it more of an award for all his movies so far which I’d also be fine with though I don’t find Dunkirk amazing.

Really? I’ll admit I was a bit confused up until 25min ish into Dunkirk (also mostly because I didn’t know the word “mole”) and I can see why some people wouldn’t really like it, but I loved it. It’s probably one of my favorite movies ever.

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I’m sorry. I didn’t really like The Boss Baby.

Edit: I thought this was just an oscars thread.

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i thought it was oscar’s. i missread it too.

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Once again, the Oscars are a joke. Wish I could cobble up a fake statuette and somehow get it to Mark. I used to have a fake Oscar, but loaned it out to a local comic shop where it subsequently disappeared.

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More or less what I expected for nominations, but still some stuff in there that makes me really happy.

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Starting back in around 2009 or 2010 I had the goal to one day see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony. I finally managed this for the 2013 awards in 2014. From there my goal became to see all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were even announced. I came really close (one off) a couple years ago, and last year I managed it easily.

This year, not only have I easily managed that, but I’ve almost managed to see every single major awards contender before the nominations (missed out on Roman J. Israel and Molly’s Game, wanted to see the former but it past me by, been trying to see the latter the past couple weeks and came very close to last night). I guess this will be my new goal next year.

However what’s pretty funny that I’m just realizing is that I’ve almost already seen every movie in every category. Not counting original song, which is a bullshit category, the only other film I haven’t seen is Victoria and Abdul (and even if you count song there are only two more).

Less impressive is animated, where I’ve only seen one, and my showing in foreign and documentary is pathetic as I’ve seen none (as for shorts it’s essentially impossible to see most beforehand).

Anyway, what’s the verdict, should I watch more movies, or less movies?

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I think you’re doing fine, buddy. Just fine.

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DominicCobb said:

Starting back in around 2009 or 2010 I had the goal to one day see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony. I finally managed this for the 2013 awards in 2014. From there my goal became to see all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were even announced. I came really close (one off) a couple years ago, and last year I managed it easily.

This year, not only have I easily managed that, but I’ve almost managed to see every single major awards contender before the nominations (missed out on Roman J. Israel and Molly’s Game, wanted to see the former but it past me by, been trying to see the latter the past couple weeks and came very close to last night). I guess this will be my new goal next year.

However what’s pretty funny that I’m just realizing is that I’ve almost already seen every movie in every category. Not counting original song, which is a bullshit category, the only other film I haven’t seen is Victoria and Abdul (and even if you count song there are only two more).

Less impressive is animated, where I’ve only seen one, and my showing in foreign and documentary is pathetic as I’ve seen none (as for shorts it’s essentially impossible to see most beforehand).

Anyway, what’s the verdict, should I watch more movies, or less movies?

Do both!

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DominicCobb said:

Starting back in around 2009 or 2010 I had the goal to one day see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony. I finally managed this for the 2013 awards in 2014. From there my goal became to see all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were even announced. I came really close (one off) a couple years ago, and last year I managed it easily.

This year, not only have I easily managed that, but I’ve almost managed to see every single major awards contender before the nominations (missed out on Roman J. Israel and Molly’s Game, wanted to see the former but it past me by, been trying to see the latter the past couple weeks and came very close to last night). I guess this will be my new goal next year.

However what’s pretty funny that I’m just realizing is that I’ve almost already seen every movie in every category. Not counting original song, which is a bullshit category, the only other film I haven’t seen is Victoria and Abdul (and even if you count song there are only two more).

Less impressive is animated, where I’ve only seen one, and my showing in foreign and documentary is pathetic as I’ve seen none (as for shorts it’s essentially impossible to see most beforehand).

Anyway, what’s the verdict, should I watch more movies, or less movies?

I tried to pull off this as well and came relatively close. What were some of your favorites? For me I thought that A Ghost Story went really under the radar.

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Apparently a woman’s been nominated for cinematography for the first time. What do we think of that?

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darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

Starting back in around 2009 or 2010 I had the goal to one day see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony. I finally managed this for the 2013 awards in 2014. From there my goal became to see all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were even announced. I came really close (one off) a couple years ago, and last year I managed it easily.

This year, not only have I easily managed that, but I’ve almost managed to see every single major awards contender before the nominations (missed out on Roman J. Israel and Molly’s Game, wanted to see the former but it past me by, been trying to see the latter the past couple weeks and came very close to last night). I guess this will be my new goal next year.

However what’s pretty funny that I’m just realizing is that I’ve almost already seen every movie in every category. Not counting original song, which is a bullshit category, the only other film I haven’t seen is Victoria and Abdul (and even if you count song there are only two more).

Less impressive is animated, where I’ve only seen one, and my showing in foreign and documentary is pathetic as I’ve seen none (as for shorts it’s essentially impossible to see most beforehand).

Anyway, what’s the verdict, should I watch more movies, or less movies?

I tried to pull off this as well and came relatively close. What were some of your favorites? For me I thought that A Ghost Story went really under the radar.

A Ghost Story was very good, very small film that came and went from theaters in flash but it’s on Amazon Prime now so hopefully more people will see it.

My top ten this year:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. The Post
  5. Baby Driver
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Get Out
  8. The Disaster Artist
  9. War For the Planet of the Apes
  10. Lady Bird
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yhwx said:

Apparently a woman’s been nominated for cinematography for the first time. What do we think of that?

About time, apparently it was the only category where a woman had never been nominated.

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TV’s Frink said:

Collipso said:

I believe Nolan is going to win Best Director.

I don’t believe he directed Boss Baby.

Holy carp this made me ALLOL so hard in the public library.

Don’t do drugs, unless you’re with me.

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DominicCobb said:

yhwx said:

Apparently a woman’s been nominated for cinematography for the first time. What do we think of that?

About time, apparently it was the only category where a woman had never been nominated.

I’m very happy for the nomination as well. I must admit that I am still rooting for Deakins to take home the win. I just feel he finally deserves one and I think the cinematography in 2049 is impeccable.

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DominicCobb said:

darthrush said:

DominicCobb said:

Starting back in around 2009 or 2010 I had the goal to one day see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony. I finally managed this for the 2013 awards in 2014. From there my goal became to see all the Best Picture nominees before the nominations were even announced. I came really close (one off) a couple years ago, and last year I managed it easily.

This year, not only have I easily managed that, but I’ve almost managed to see every single major awards contender before the nominations (missed out on Roman J. Israel and Molly’s Game, wanted to see the former but it past me by, been trying to see the latter the past couple weeks and came very close to last night). I guess this will be my new goal next year.

However what’s pretty funny that I’m just realizing is that I’ve almost already seen every movie in every category. Not counting original song, which is a bullshit category, the only other film I haven’t seen is Victoria and Abdul (and even if you count song there are only two more).

Less impressive is animated, where I’ve only seen one, and my showing in foreign and documentary is pathetic as I’ve seen none (as for shorts it’s essentially impossible to see most beforehand).

Anyway, what’s the verdict, should I watch more movies, or less movies?

I tried to pull off this as well and came relatively close. What were some of your favorites? For me I thought that A Ghost Story went really under the radar.

A Ghost Story was very good, very small film that came and went from theaters in flash but it’s on Amazon Prime now so hopefully more people will see it.

My top ten this year:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. The Post
  5. Baby Driver
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Get Out
  8. The Disaster Artist
  9. War For the Planet of the Apes
  10. Lady Bird

Interesting that Three Billboards and Shape of Water are left out of here? I wasn’t the biggest fan of Shape of Water but overall really enjoyed Three Billboards. The writing felt a bit sloppier than some would say but it was pretty satisfying for me.

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