2018's Oscar Nominees

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
THE FAVOURITE; Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos (Fox Searchlight Pictures) 8
ROMA; Gabriela Rodriguez and Alfonso Cuarón (Netflix) 7
BLACKkKLANSMAN; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee (Focus Features) 5
BLACK PANTHER; Kevin Feige (Marvel/Disney) 3
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; Graham King (20th Century Fox) 0
GREEN BOOK; Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga (Universal) 0
A STAR IS BORN; Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor (Warner Bros. Pictures) 0
VICE; Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin J. Messick (Annapurna Pictures) 0


zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:30 (two months ago) Permalink

that is an absolutely fucking dismal lineup

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Not tbh quite as dire as the aging white dude takes on what a slate like this means for the future of Hollywood.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:36 (two months ago) Permalink

The Favorite, followed by BlacKKKlansman and Black Panther. Fuck the rest.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I’ve only seen Blackkklansman (good) and Roma (blah) and have zero interest in any of the others, so this was easy.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I’ve only seen Blackkklansman (good) and Roma (blah) and have zero interest in any of the others, so this was easy.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I’ve only seen Blackkklansman (good) and Roma (blah) and have zero interest in any of the others, so this was easy.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Sorry. Insert obvious The 1975 reference.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I have only seen Spike (6/10) and Lanthimos (5/10)

so i vote for Fassbinder miniseries

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Berlin Alexanderplatz?

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:52 (two months ago) Permalink

alien: covenant?

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Eight Hours Do Not Make a Day

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

bind, don't bend

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Quoting from someone on a different movie message board that kind of summed up where we are in Oscar history and why this slate, which actually covers a much wider territory than, say, any slate from the '80s or '90s in a sense, seems so wholly underwhelming.

I feel like we've been struggling most of this millennium trying to define what we want a best picture to be.

And to expand upon this idea a little bit further, it seems that different factions have emerged with wildly different ideas about what that should look like. Now, some will say, that's always been the case, and of course, you could easily go back to slates like 1967 and 1969 to see Best Picture nominees that were all over the map. But that did change for a while -- mostly beginning in the '80s -- because I look at a lot of slates from my formative Oscar-watching years, and I see a remarkable similarity among nominees -- think of the WWII/Elizabethan showdown in 1998, or years like 2005 or 2008, where every Best Picture nominee is of a very similar stripe (mostly period pieces and/or literary adaptations, dealing with significant social issues). This is not to say there wasn't a difference aesthetically between any of these nominees -- there's a pretty big gap in my mind between The Thin Red Line and Elizabeth, as there is between Milk and The Reader -- but superficially, they all feel like they belong together. They're the kind of films that a certain type of moviegoer isn't going to miss (despite varying degrees of success).

Cut to now. A Marvel superhero movie is a Best Picture nominee. So is a virtually plotless black-and-white Mexican art film. So is a crowd-pleasing remake of a nearly ninety year old story. So are a group of inventive, singular takes on the true-life historical piece. So is a historical piece that's about as traditional as they come. So is a badly reviewed blockbuster nominated simply because of how much money it made. These aren't just movies that appeal to differing sensibilities on a spectrum -- they're films made for different audiences entirely, and every one is eager for Oscar to put its stamp of approval on the film whose victory they deem most important for film culture, and well, culture period.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:06 (two months ago) Permalink

But this is BlacKkKlansman in a walk.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:07 (two months ago) Permalink

of the ones I've seen, Favourite >>>> ASIB > Roma > BP >>> Vice

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

fuck ever watching Green Book or Bohemian Rhapsody

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Vice is even worse than Green Book or Bohemian Rhapsody.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

BlacKkKlansman of the 3 I've seen, but I may hold off voting in case I can catch The Favourite next week.

ILX Moderator: It's Like a Pressure Wash for Your Insides (WmC), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I take the above poster's point about the variety of this year's BP nominees, and Roma, despite my personal feelings about it, is certainly an unusual film to be up for the top prize. But I still see a lineup of biopics, historical dramas, social issues and a throwback to old Hollywood, even if some of these particular takes are unique (not having seen The Favourite, I'm guessing its a different animal than Howards End). All the nomination of Black Panther does is remind me that Airport and The Towering Inferno were BP nominees.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

gonna throw Spike a bone here

this really is the worst BP lineup in recent memory. Only ones I really liked were BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite.

A Star is Born was good for what it was. Green Book was good judged against 90s Farrelly Brothers comedies, but BP? Gtfo

I hated Roma and Vice.

Didn't see Black Panther or Bohemian Rhapsody.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

lol I never even heard of Green Book before this thread

only two I have seen on this are BlacKKKlansman (p good) and Black Panther (fell asleep watching it on an airplane), and I feel safe in assuming the only other one I even want to see (The Favourite) is better than both of those lol

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 17:41 (two months ago) Permalink

The Favourite >>> BlacKkKlansman >>>>>>>>>> Roma > Black Panther

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Disbelief at Widows getting zero noms, i'll bet money that's the one that people lose their shit over in years to come, like Bo-Rap gets a bunch and Widows gets none? Fuck outta here. You have to wonder what world the Academy lives in where there's such a disparity between what the people like and what is considered to be good.

Decent list here of great movies that got no noms *at all*; Mean Streets, Groundhog Day, His Girl Friday, Harold And Maude, In The Mood For Love...

https://www.indiewire.com/2015/02/50-great-movies-that-were-not-nominated-for-any-oscars-266990/

piscesx, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

voted for black panther, have only seen bo rhap, panther, and ASIB. need to see bkkk, roma, and favourite

simmy simmy ya, simmy yam simmy yay (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:07 (two months ago) Permalink

you probably don't

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Widows was completely pedestrian & didn't deserve any nominations. Neither did BoHo, but people certainly liked it more, or, more people liked it than Widows.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

this is real fuckin rough

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

the favourite pretty easily

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Ranking the ones I've seen

Roma
The Favorite
A Star Is Born
Blackkklansman
Green Book
Black Panther

they're all great to dece

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:17 (two months ago) Permalink

challopsy!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

really want to see The Favourite, the movie just looks like it's so lush and bizarre. And Rachel Weisz is super ill imo.

omar little, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:20 (two months ago) Permalink

haven't seen The Favourite yet. Does it have the strange, dyspeptic quality of all of his other films? I enjoyed Dogtooth, Lobster, Sacred Deer

Dan S, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Sort of, but palatable enough to Academy voters.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

i found his usual mode too diluted and swamped by lace here, but others differ

ie i saw his Kinetta from 14 years ago, a nascent work, on Sunday and it was better

xp

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Roma
The Favourite
Blackkklansman
Black Panther

The other three are v much not my thing

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is diluted Lanthimos, especially in the wake of Sacred Deer.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

which is why it's the first film of his KJB didn't hate!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is diluted Lanthimos, especially in the wake of Sacred Deer.

― zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:35 PM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I expect another about face next year when he just films a vivisection for two and a half hours.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

"Diluted" in the sense that costume dramas tend to dull sharp blades, but the fisheye and script compensate.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

as you know, fisheye annoyed me endlessly

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

subversion was replaced with bitchiness

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Roma
The Favorite
A Star Is Born
Blackkklansman
Green Book
Black Panther

they're all great to dece

― ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:17 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Can now add Vice and Bohemian Rhapsody to the bottom of this list and can also say that the latter is actively bad

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

saw all 8 of these in the last two weeks! (Roma again, this time in a theater)

Dan S, Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Roma was the one for me, but I also really loved The Favourite, that final scene just wrapped it up so well I thought

Dan S, Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Black Panther 7/10
BoRhap 6/10
Roma 6/10
Green Book 3/10 -- I only watched it because another movie was sold out

voted for The Favourite, which I haven't seen but I love the director's other movies.

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:05 (two months ago) Permalink

everything about Roma was masterful I thought, it was beautiful. I loved the super long takes with slowly shifting camera. the story that seemed incidental at first slowly gathered heft, and the acting performances that felt remote on a tv screen were amazing to view in a theater

Dan S, Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 22 February 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

oh for fuck's sake by ONE vote?

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 February 2019 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow, the Oscar's board of directors was right! No one DOES care about the Oscars anymore.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 22 February 2019 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

ha ha!

Dan S, Friday, 22 February 2019 02:13 (two months ago) Permalink

If BlacKkKlansman can't do better than show here, I guess it really will end up going to Green Book or Roma.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 22 February 2019 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah I think those are the two most likely to win. it would be awful if it were Green Book in my opinion

I guess The Favourite could be considered watered-down Lanthimos, but it was accessible and had a great screenplay, stellar acting, beautiful costumes and production design (those Hatfield House interiors were something), and amazing cinematography. It’s my favorite Lanthimos film yet

Dan S, Friday, 22 February 2019 02:51 (two months ago) Permalink

loved those fish-eye views of characters marching through corridors

Dan S, Friday, 22 February 2019 02:52 (two months ago) Permalink

all those candles. I kept thinking they were going to burn the place down

"fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck"

Dan S, Friday, 22 February 2019 02:59 (two months ago) Permalink


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