Oscars 2019

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Oscar VFX finalists:

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Aquaman
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Bumblebee
Christopher Robin
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dog
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mortal Engines
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Paddington 2
A Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Welcome to Marwen

― I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:33 PM

To save Eric from himself. (These aren't finalists. Nominees are finalists.)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:38 (eight months ago) link

oh, Kevin Hart is hosting?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:38 (eight months ago) link

not anymore https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/arts/kevin-hart-homophobic-tweets.html

what a time to be alive

niels, Friday, 7 December 2018 09:41 (eight months ago) link

disney, wb, disney, disney, paramount, disney, wb, universal, disney, fox, universal, disney, paramount, universal, disney, wb, paramount, wb, disney, universal

disney keeping those animators of lousy cg employed. no sony.

adam the (abanana), Friday, 7 December 2018 10:29 (eight months ago) link

Cher or gtfo

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 7 December 2018 13:35 (eight months ago) link

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018

Number None, Friday, 7 December 2018 14:57 (eight months ago) link

at least three of those vfx oscars noms aren't released yet afaict - does that usually happen?

don't think oscar noms usually happen before the end of the year

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:02 (eight months ago) link

not gonna lie, it would kinda rule if bumblebee won an oscar

tbqh i think ive seen ~5 minutes of Mr Hart's work, and he may not be remotely funny

that is the shortlist from which 3-5 (?) VFX nominations will be drawn

the relevant branch has presumably seen all the year-end films before the unwashed masses do

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:54 (eight months ago) link

Kevin Hart is not funny in the slightest, he’s fucking terrible. Glad he’s not hosting for that reason alone.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:51 (eight months ago) link

Haddish or bust

big crime for a SPECIAL WHATEVER (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 December 2018 16:51 (eight months ago) link

yeah she'd probably be pretty good. so would someone like John Mulaney although maybe he's too weird.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:44 (eight months ago) link

Haddish and Maya Rudolph.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:12 (eight months ago) link

no one wants to host the Oscars because it's a shit job, everyone either gets mad at you or says nothing if you did OK, it's a ton of work and clearly being the host is like running for President (or, does anyone at the Academy use Google?)

Dwayne Johnson seems like the obvious pick, he'd be a good host, but I'm sure they courted him months ago.

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:21 (eight months ago) link

also he is in every movie now

adam the (abanana), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:22 (eight months ago) link

consistently good too, he made Rampage bearable

Central Intelligence is really good, him and Hart work well together

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:26 (eight months ago) link

A Billy Crystal-style montage but with Dwayne Johnson

jmm, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:28 (eight months ago) link

no one should host the Oscars. shit, just cancel the whole thing

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 18:36 (eight months ago) link

Mulaney or Haddish are best-case scenarios I think

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:39 (eight months ago) link

yeah they should just go with no host, helps with that fucking running time "problem"

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:17 (eight months ago) link

mulaney unfortunately very not funny

puppy bash (darraghmac), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:19 (eight months ago) link

you are insane

maybe they should hire a non-comedian. Like some dour downer to host the entire thing without jokes. Noam Chomsky.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:23 (eight months ago) link

Mueller obv

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:24 (eight months ago) link

Morbz

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:25 (eight months ago) link

Žižek has been auditioning for this for well over a decade.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:25 (eight months ago) link

Morbz could complain about Apatow and Hillary the entire time

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:26 (eight months ago) link

all the bits are always terrible and they take up time, it's wild that they're going to cut some of the actual awards instead of shit like the tour bus being surreptitiously led to the front of the Kodak

flappy bird, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:28 (eight months ago) link

I'd second Mulaney, who made the best stand-up special that I saw this year, but a little too alt.comedy for the Oscars (while not at all the same thing, I'm thinking they learned their lesson with Seth MacFarlane).

Dwayne Johnson would be bearable.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:37 (eight months ago) link

lol Žižek

aphextriplet85 (mh), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:40 (eight months ago) link

Kroll & Mulaney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w2TBJd1Wvo

... (Eazy), Friday, 7 December 2018 19:41 (eight months ago) link

that shit is fucking hysterical. the oscars would never let them do that.

akm, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:48 (eight months ago) link

Heidecker/Turkington doing their On Cinema bit

closed beta (NotEnough), Monday, 10 December 2018 10:18 (eight months ago) link

jordan peterson or gtfo

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 10:26 (eight months ago) link

heidecker/turkington hosting the oscars would be the cultural pinnacle of the united states of america

imago, Monday, 10 December 2018 10:34 (eight months ago) link

ok that I would watch

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:04 (eight months ago) link

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/dec/11/oscars-consider-having-no-host-after-kevin-hart-quits

how about no ceremony too lol

Number None, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 13:25 (eight months ago) link

i thought that kroll/mulaney was dreadful

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:22 (eight months ago) link

agree

brokenshire (jed_), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:25 (eight months ago) link

a grizzled Letterman wdn't fly after MeToo

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:10 (eight months ago) link

bring back Franco then

President Keyes, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:32 (eight months ago) link

I hear the oscars are struggling to find a host that can save the show so plz allow me to make a Humble Suggestion pic.twitter.com/6jXMpBLn3c

— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) December 11, 2018

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:46 (eight months ago) link

shortlists for shorts, documentary, foreign language film, makeup, song, score: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/91st-oscars-shortlists

here's foreign language film:
Colombia, “Birds of Passage”
Denmark, “The Guilty”
Germany, “Never Look Away”
Japan, “Shoplifters”
Kazakhstan, “Ayka”
Lebanon, “Capernaum”
Mexico, “Roma”
Poland, “Cold War”
South Korea, “Burning”

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:09 (eight months ago) link

isn't the absence of the Aretha doc Amazing Grace an upset? even given their fickle whims?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 12:34 (eight months ago) link

hoping the Coup make it in if only for the performance

no Mandy or Hereditary in the score shortlist is criminal

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:27 (eight months ago) link

no best doc nomination for They Shall Not Grow Old ?
that is insane.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:58 (eight months ago) link

That is one of the stronger fields of Foreign Language Films in a long time. Cold War, Burning, Roma and Shoplifters should all be nominated, hope The Guilty can get the final one.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:38 (eight months ago) link

wait was Transit not Germany's submission? madness.

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:41 (eight months ago) link

of course they were powerless to resist Teen Choice Awards nominee Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

resident hack (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:44 (eight months ago) link

Transit didn't really have a chance for a nomination, though?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:00 (eight months ago) link

xp that synopsis (which, again, i tinkered with for clarity based on my recollection of the film) is dead accurate.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:09 (five months ago) link

Lmao

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:11 (five months ago) link

What an insane movie

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:11 (five months ago) link

It seems like the feature version is a completely different story, a biopic of an ex-skinhead. That's confusing.

Nattiv went on to direct a separate feature, also called “Skin,” about a former skinhead (played by Jamie Bell) who had a change of heart and went on to have all of his white-power tattoos removed.

jmm, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:20 (five months ago) link

that sounds like a more reasonable and potentially interesting project

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:30 (five months ago) link

“I don’t think we were trying to make a political statement necessarily.”

in traditional hollywood speak this translates literally to , "please give me an oscar."

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:32 (five months ago) link

that said, i don't know why anyone is bothered by a shitty movie winning best picture, it's a grand tradition!

― affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy)

my concern about green book winning is not about the movie - i haven't seen it and can't say first hand whether or not it's shitty - but the way it caters to the fragility of its older white target audience and the way in doing so, it serves to perpetuate a lie which is, ultimately, unsustainable

my objection is this: who are the audiences who flocked to "green book" going to vote for next november?

having asked that question i suspect that in many, if not most, cases the answer will be "the democrat". my mom, who hates trump as much as anybody, probably really enjoyed green book. we haven't talked about it because i quit talking to her after she told me that racism is a problem on "both sides".

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:02 (five months ago) link

Nattiv went on to direct a separate feature, also called “Skin,” about a former skinhead (played by Jamie Bell) who had a change of heart and went on to have all of his white-power tattoos removed.

this sounds like an entirely unnecessary dramatization of the documentary "Erasing Hate"
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2011/06/22/skinheads-story-redemption-help-splc-be-told-msnbc-documentary

I saw it when it came out and it's watchable though hardly essential... useful if you're unfamiliar with the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center and/or you're really into redemption stories. If the concept sounds particularly of interest to you, skip the sure-to-be exploitative narrative film and watch the doc instead
https://tubitv.com/movies/310496/erasing_hate

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:29 (five months ago) link

isn't Green Book one of those movies that you know sucks just from watching the trailer?

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:36 (five months ago) link

fwiw, Harry Belafonte is a fan of Green Book. I wonder if he and Spike have conversed about it.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:37 (five months ago) link

xp but honestly, i dunno why you'd wanna give too much amplification to a guy who spent a decade and a half doing recreational hate crimes and came around to being a human being. doc didn't bother me so much as a slice-of-life but the instant you add dramatic tropes, you come perilously close to making his story - and not the stories of the very many lives he clearly disrupted, damaged and destroyed - the hero's story.

sorry to take over the oscars thread with this, but i'm finding one of the winner's films and the concept for their next work viscerally repugnant, so it's relevant i suppose.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:39 (five months ago) link

apt Vice critique

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:41 (five months ago) link

well, i appear to have been right about the nature of the next film:
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/skin-jamie-bell-neo-nazi-tiff-2018-1202001233/

When this is your lead actor's take:

"Going into this movie, I was always afraid of, are we letting him off the hook? Are we letting these people off the hook? Are we kind of letting this whole thing fall by the wayside and saying, ‘It’s a film, and he has to have his third-act moments, where he realizes that he’s done wrong’? So I was hesitant as hell to do a lot of the scenes.”

... i think i can preemptively say, fuck that shit.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:52 (five months ago) link

xp but honestly, i dunno why you'd wanna give too much amplification to a guy who spent a decade and a half doing recreational hate crimes and came around to being a human being. doc didn't bother me so much as a slice-of-life but the instant you add dramatic tropes, you come perilously close to making his story - and not the stories of the very many lives he clearly disrupted, damaged and destroyed - the hero's story.

sorry to take over the oscars thread with this, but i'm finding one of the winner's films and the concept for their next work viscerally repugnant, so it's relevant i suppose.

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:39 AM (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

apt Vice critique

― Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, February 26, 2019

thought he meant Bryan Singer and BR.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:54 (five months ago) link

pick your poison, i guess. who do you suppose they'll get to play Bryan Singer in the 2028 biopic?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:58 (five months ago) link

xp lol

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:59 (five months ago) link

for a remake of a remake of a remake "A Star Is Born" is far from boilerplate and worth seeing

I saw 102 new releases last year, and 85 older films (1932-2016) in theatres. Happy to remain sceptical that A Star Is Born 4 has value that would have warranted bumping any of those.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 17:48 (five months ago) link

I'd like that 2+ hours back personally

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:10 (five months ago) link

A Star is Born > Darkest Hour

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:11 (five months ago) link

also better than The Post

but looking over 2017's nominees really highlights what a shit group this year was

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:12 (five months ago) link

my concern about green book winning is not about the movie - i haven't seen it and can't say first hand whether or not it's shitty - but the way it caters to the fragility of its older white target audience and the way in doing so, it serves to perpetuate a lie which is, ultimately, unsustainable
my objection is this: who are the audiences who flocked to "green book" going to vote for next november?
having asked that question i suspect that in many, if not most, cases the answer will be "the democrat". my mom, who hates trump as much as anybody, probably really enjoyed green book. we haven't talked about it because i quit talking to her after she told me that racism is a problem on "both sides".
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:02 (three hours ago) Permalink

so is the problem what green book reveals about certain americans or what it does to them? if the former, well it's not like we didn't know any of this. if the latter, my sense is that films play a teeny tiny if any causal role in actually perpetuating any of this stuff. which is why i just can't bring myself to care all that much if a movie was made and seen that takes a stupid, blinkered view of race relations. i mean, maybe i'm wrong about that; it can only ever really be a hunch given that it's not really possible to prove the magnitude of a film or tv show's influence.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:28 (five months ago) link

my concern about green book winning is not about the movie - i haven't seen it and can't say first hand whether or not it's shitty - but the way it caters to the fragility of its older white target audience and the way in doing so, it serves to perpetuate a lie which is, ultimately, unsustainable

this is also the demographic that goes to multiplexes, not streams things at home. Hollywood knows.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:29 (five months ago) link

actually i think younger people go to movies in the theaters more often than older people these days.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:38 (five months ago) link

"In 2016, 18-24 year olds went to the movies an average of 6.5 times over the year, up 0.6 from 2015. This was the largest increase of any age group. Per capita attendance was next highest for 12-17 year olds (6.1). Per capita attendance also increased for 25-39 year olds and 50-59 year olds compared to the previous year."

https://ptpimg.me/c22n50.png

source:
www.natoonline.org/data/

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:42 (five months ago) link

that doesn't actually say how often older people go

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:43 (five months ago) link

that doesn't mean films aren't made that target the "grey dollar"

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:43 (five months ago) link

https://ptpimg.me/2x821y.png

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:46 (five months ago) link

all i'm pointing out is that older folks aren't a disproportionate share of the moviegoing public. if anything, young adults are.

and as far as race goes, af-ams and latinos are actually overrepresnted as frequent moviegoers relative to their share of the US population.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:47 (five months ago) link

fwiw, Harry Belafonte is a fan of Green Book

And, as I indicated last night, so is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His point was basically that the film--however out of step it might be with the world today; he was not oblivious to this--contains a basic truth that he lived through himself (in his case, as it related to John Wooden): that Wooden needed to be taught, through his time with Jabbar, the perspective of someone African-American. (Kierna Mayo, not a fan of the film, argued the more current "It's not up to us to teach white people anything--they need to figure this out for themselves.")

I know Jabbar's view is very old-fashioned. I understand exasperation with the film. But he’s someone I’ve always respected a lot, and far be it for me to say “Oh no, you’re wrong.” He’s speaking about his own life.

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:50 (five months ago) link

Here's the piece he wrote that sparked the whole discussion:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kareem-abdul-jabbar-truth-green-book-controversy-1175540

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:52 (five months ago) link

i've also spoken with a few black folks who liked the film, and were exasperated by some of the words spoken against it. (sorry if i sound like jacob wohl here. fwiw i talked w/ these folk at work, not at a hipster coffee shop.) i think that perhaps somewhat like with the film philadelphia, there's a gulf between how many people of a certain demo feel about the film and how some of their more radical political spokesepeople feel about it.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:54 (five months ago) link

(i'm not alluding to the relative merits of those films ,which i can't assess because i haven't seen green book.)

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:55 (five months ago) link

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a really good writer.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:58 (five months ago) link

yeah, that's true. Also a sherlock holmes nerd!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:02 (five months ago) link

This is true! My dad is also a Holmes fanatic and has gotten to hang with Kareem on several occasions as a result.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:03 (five months ago) link

my two or so glancing moments with Kareem have proven him to be friendly but (justifiably so!) not particularly interested in engaging unless you have something he wants to talk to you about. I can only imagine what the full weight of his considerable attention must be like and would be absolutely tickled to hear him go off on some arcane points about Doyle-iana. What did your dad think of his dinner with Lew?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:06 (five months ago) link

Oh, this is a combination of all the things my dad loves: Sherlock Holmes ephemera and new material, plus rubbing shoulders with celebrities. Kareem has written a couple of his own Holmes novels, so he's in deep!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:11 (five months ago) link

oh ulysses that reminds me i agree 100% about SKIN what a piece of shit. people laughed when i saw it too, just at such a ridiculous topper on an already unbelievably grim procession of shorts. So many walkouts during Detainment and Skin. i think the conceit of Skin would actually make a decent pulp horror movie in the same vein as Don't Breathe, but it was horrifying presented out of context and with no warning. and obviously as a comment on racism it is completely dysfunctional and stupid.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:39 (five months ago) link

Holy shit, Vallelonga co-wrote Deadfall? That movie is unhinged. Arguably Nic Cage's weirdest performance.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:46 (five months ago) link

In 1977 or 1978 my dad led me from the back of an airplane up to the front to meet Kareem. My dad likes to recall that the chapter in the book he had open in his lap was "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:10 (five months ago) link

flappy otm
detainment MIGHT have been worse but only because it was longer.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:13 (five months ago) link

Kareem was reading a book while piloting the plane? Yikes.

http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/kareem-abdul-jabbar-airplane.jpg

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:37 (five months ago) link

(I need for someone to come on now and say "Surely that's from some movie.")

clemenza, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:51 (five months ago) link

yes that was always my part growing up!

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:55 (five months ago) link

^favorite

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 20:55 (five months ago) link

so is the problem what green book reveals about certain americans or what it does to them? if the former, well it's not like we didn't know any of this. if the latter, my sense is that films play a teeny tiny if any causal role in actually perpetuating any of this stuff.

― affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy)

the latter, and my sense is different! i think we are affected by the perspectives we are exposed to, more than we like to acknowledge.

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:19 (five months ago) link

Remember next year is going to be all about CATS, which will win 15 Oscars at the minimum.

— Peter Labuza (@labuzamovies) February 25, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:22 (five months ago) link

Oh, Jesus, haul this guy out of there.

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

Uh, wrong thread!

clemenza, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:25 (five months ago) link

no, i think that's a good all-purpose post.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:15 (five months ago) link


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