Oscars 2020

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Supporting Actress frontrunner Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) and her “Blue Velvet” costars Isabella Rossellini and Kyle MacLachlan lauded their director Lynch. “You have to let his quiet guide you,” said Rossellini. “He tries to capture the mysteries of our emotions, passions, and our lives.” Dern recalled first meeting with MacLachlan and Lynch, who doodled cartoons in ketchup at Bob’s Big Boy, and the first of many night shoots as Lynch blared Shostakovich over loudspeakers. Enigmatic to the end, Lynch took the stage to say only: “To the Academy and everyone who helped me along the way, thanks.” Turning to his Oscar, he added: “You have a very nice face. Good night.”

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/10/governors-awards-stars-honorary-oscars-1202185437/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqxwoNUZZNM&fbclid=IwAR2t6iaJILxQBnCrKQ6Wjr6sOKGMyAHTOMMQAtSolZE3n7duFcu5Fny4-8g

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:24 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEW5vZ9hZMg

devvvine, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:44 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I've gotten two different JoJo Rabbit packages in as many days. What a goddamn push.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 02:04 (two months ago) link

I don't keep up with Oscar minutiae as much as I used to, but I'm surprised that KNIVES OUT isn't on any of Nathaniel's Best Picture tiers. It's a critically acclaimed box-office hit that's not just a fun genre movie but also has some sociopolitical currency.

jaymc, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:15 (two months ago) link

I won't believe Parasite in the top categories until nominations morning.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 04:20 (two months ago) link

Now, get to work consolidating best actor & best actress, and best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 6 December 2019 22:39 (two months ago) link

lol, men would never win again.

Knives Out looks like a sliiiightly hipper Murder By Death.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 December 2019 22:50 (two months ago) link

I still can’t believe there’s not a Best Trailer or a Best Opening Credits.

piscesx, Saturday, 7 December 2019 02:41 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

lol 1917 to go the distance

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

ideal Hollywood Foreign Press fare

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:29 (one month ago) link

foreign hoes

Green Book + war

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:34 (one month ago) link

What the world absolutely wanted was another Sam Mendes Oscar juggernaut in a year that ends with "9"

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

1917 is absolutely better than American Beauty, at least.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

to be followed by a presidential election that goes to the Supreme Court

xp

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link

i'm on the Stop T*r*ntino bandwagon

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:42 (one month ago) link

You're on the Start Scorsese bandwagon, really.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Monday, 6 January 2020 17:01 (one month ago) link

possibly not even in my top 5 of the year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 17:03 (one month ago) link

but too good for the Oscars, as is Marriage Story

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 January 2020 17:04 (one month ago) link

1917 is absolutely better than American Beauty, at least.

― temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.),

"A C+ means you don't have to retake the course," I tell students.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 6 January 2020 17:05 (one month ago) link

No host, again.

seeing new cw is 1917 and Parasite are ahead of the pack for BP, Tarantella dark horse. Netflix films dismissed.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:50 (one month ago) link

I feel like an idiot for not thinking 1917 would win the whole time.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

Well, and for many other reasons.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

I've a colleague who's insisted since mid December that 1917 is exactly the kind of colorless-in-every-sense BP winner that'll get Academy voters excited (he hates 1917).

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:54 (one month ago) link

colleague otm

Frederik B, Friday, 10 January 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

Had I actually watched The Irishman in mid-December, when I saw 1917, I might have been more likely to agree with that take.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:00 (one month ago) link

I think it's fine, but I don't trust anyone who thinks they really understood the horror of what is going on in that story. The technique limits the film so much.

Frederik B, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:01 (one month ago) link

and 1917?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link

idg why anyone wants to see 1917

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:05 (one month ago) link

well, it's Important and not that bloody and "adult," hence a Friday night movie before dinner.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link

a WWI battlefield film that's not that bloody... okay

fuckin Sam Mendes, I hate that guy

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 January 2020 19:07 (one month ago) link

you can say that (legitimately) about The King's Speech, Argo, Green Book, etc.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:07 (one month ago) link

idg why anyone wants to see 1917

― Οὖτις, Friday, January 10, 2020 1:05 PM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

They want to see what became of the beloved characters from the smash hit 1916, a-doy

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

more like sham mendes imo

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:08 (one month ago) link

the only Mendes I don't wanna see in bathing suit shots

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:11 (one month ago) link

Not bloody? There are literally corpses everywhere in the first 15 minutes.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

not "that" bloody, I said, and the CGI is a wonderful cauterizer, isn't it

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:49 (one month ago) link

my son seems to want to see 1917; he also really liked Dunkirk so I think maybe he just likes period war films or something out of the blue.

akm, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link

show him Saving Pvt Ryan

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:27 (one month ago) link

yeah I should watch that myself actually.

akm, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:28 (one month ago) link

then show him that other great period war movie, Starship Troopers

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:30 (one month ago) link

paths of glory

difficult listening hour, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:31 (one month ago) link

i discovered the other day that the only mayor pete guy i know is also the only academy voter i know

difficult listening hour, Friday, 10 January 2020 20:36 (one month ago) link

I have a great idea for a drone strike

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:37 (one month ago) link

Come and See is getting a theatrical release this year. That's good for boys of all ages.

Now We Know (Sanpaku), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:39 (one month ago) link

Voter Pete.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:39 (one month ago) link

Finally watched the Farewell and Awkwafina seems likely to win best actress for this, but what do I know.

akm, Saturday, 11 January 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link

lol yeah no

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 January 2020 23:18 (one month ago) link

Eminem didn't attend the ceremony in 2003 when "Lose Yourself" won, so he never actually performed it at the Oscars until last night.

jaymc, Monday, 10 February 2020 20:24 (two weeks ago) link

well thank god the academy saw fit to finally right that historical wrong

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:25 (two weeks ago) link

remember when he made fun of moby for being 36?

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

basically em has a new album out is my thinking

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

"I didn't see the movie, but I guess Elton John recorded a new song for his biopic?"

yes. it's a pretty good song too, IMO. but off the top of my head I can't remember where it was in the movie (not over the closing credits, that was I'm Still Standing).

Eminem performance was unnecessary even if he was good; I just kept thinking "this seems like a retreat from the nominal nods toward diversity and women that they're trying to make in this show". I was rather surprised by the standing ovation he got.

akm, Monday, 10 February 2020 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

what's more diverse than rap tho, such a brave decision from the academy

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:42 (two weeks ago) link

the nonstop pandering about supporting women in film against an uncaring and sexist industry read quite a bit like the presenters were fighting back against... the show they were on?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

have to say now that Parasite won so many Oscars I'm.... less excited to get around to watching it

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 February 2020 20:53 (two weeks ago) link

including jeffrey epstein in the 'in memoriam' segment seemed like a misstep too tbqh xp

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

trust your gut imo (but see it anyway) xp

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Monday, 10 February 2020 20:55 (two weeks ago) link

yeah there's no way you're going to dislike it shakey.

"the nonstop pandering about supporting women in film against an uncaring and sexist industry read quite a bit like the presenters were fighting back against... the show they were on?"

yes which is funny considering none of it was unscripted

akm, Monday, 10 February 2020 21:16 (two weeks ago) link

the bullshit about how no, they really do get it, actually, is why parasite won

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

maya and kristen's were mad lol j/k wasn't a dismissal of sexism so much as fuck the oscars

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Monday, 10 February 2020 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

we're

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Monday, 10 February 2020 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

but off the top of my head I can't remember where it was in the movie (not over the closing credits, that was I'm Still Standing).

The credits are long enough that both songs were featured.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 February 2020 21:53 (two weeks ago) link

Oof, I just saw that they didn't include Luke Perry in the in memoriam. And he's even in one of the top nominated films!!

Btw, every time they cut to Sam Mendes I thought it was bearded Mark Ruffalo and that the cameraman was making a mistake.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:30 (two weeks ago) link

ppl should understand that if the deceased isn't *best known* for the medium of film, not TV or stage, they may not be included.

of course an exception was made for Kobe

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:37 (two weeks ago) link

Kobe won an Oscar.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't know Anna Karina had died until last night. :(

jmm, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

yes, Kobe won an Oscar; so did Dorothy Malone, and they left her out last year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

... possibly sparing us seeing her stroke the oil derrick again.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

one of the great shots in '50s cinema

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

Well, yeah.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

Tim Conway fans need to know Apple Dumpling Gang doesnt get him in; the Emmys, yes

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:48 (two weeks ago) link

did they show Kobe? I don't recall that.

akm, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:52 (two weeks ago) link

ppl can always click thru the 163 photos here (they have Barbara Hammer AND Arte Johnson)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

Kobe was first, Kirk Douglas was last, some non-rapists were in-between.

jaymc, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:58 (two weeks ago) link

Probably some rapists.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 February 2020 23:04 (two weeks ago) link

I noticed there was some audible reaction during the death montage. I thought they'd gone silent on that for a few years.

clemenza, Monday, 10 February 2020 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

seriously, shove the unsubstantiated "rapist" shit in the case of Douglas

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 02:10 (two weeks ago) link

The decisive factor, I suspect, was "own Trump." So, y'know, fine, I'm sure it will prevent his reelection.

I like the movie! I just have no idea what it was trying to say about class war.

Maybe that the victims are always human beings? (And the rest of the natural world, to floods.) (But that humans are incapable of saving themselves in the end.)

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 02:28 (two weeks ago) link

douglas was certainly a philanderer but I've never heard him accused of rape.

akm, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:52 (two weeks ago) link

I hadn't, either, until he died, and Natalie Wood was suddenly trending on Twitter.

jaymc, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:54 (two weeks ago) link

this all seems to be harkening back to...GAwker?

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:58 (two weeks ago) link

unless the "some non-rapists in between" was used for an easy joek above, which I'm....sure hoping not.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 03:59 (two weeks ago) link

I have a hard time condemning Douglas without something other than an anonymous source and assurances that "these rumors have persisted for years". I don't have a hard time believing Natalie Wood was brutally raped,as she confided this in her surviving sister Lana. But the identity of her rapist was not publicly provided by Natalie, nor has it been provided by surviving family, but rather some anonymous internet handle whose identity has never been authenticated, who is choosing to speak on behalf of Natalie and her surviving family, without any comments from the family endorsing the statement?

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 04:37 (two weeks ago) link

choosing to speak *eight years ago* at that

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 04:38 (two weeks ago) link

Fine, sorry for being flip.

jaymc, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:32 (two weeks ago) link

when did this happen, at best director?

Bong and Spike inciting a standing ovation for Scorsese made this whole ordeal worth it. Verklempt.

— Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) February 10, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:42 (two weeks ago) link

yes

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyW-APoy_9A

jmm, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:50 (two weeks ago) link

C'mon, you gotta throw Morbs a bone and mention that Bong also pointedly gave a kind shout-out to QT...who sadly did not receive a standing o.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

I think many will agree that while QT may not be so "likable" or exciting to talk about, the man is a giant

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

a giant douche

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

Speaking at the podium in front of his supporters, Trump asked, “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” He went on to say, “And the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”

Trump later brought up another Oscar winner from this year’s awards ceremony, which took place earlier this month. Referring to best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Trump said, “And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He’s a little wise guy.” As he continued his speech, Trump held up pages from news outlets that covered the 2016 election, mostly with poll results from the primaries where he was leading.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/trump-takes-aim-at-parasite-oscars-win-brad-pitt-colorado-rally-rant-1280306

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 February 2020 12:32 (four days ago) link

I look forward to his non-inclusion in next year's "in memoriam" segment.

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Friday, 21 February 2020 13:54 (four days ago) link

Maybe they can use his moldering corpse like a puppet to give out the foreign language awards.

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 February 2020 14:00 (four days ago) link

I know we are all exhausted with this shit, but the potus just called brad pitt “a little wise guy” at a political rally.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 21 February 2020 14:34 (four days ago) link

thought he was Joe Pesci

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 February 2020 15:29 (four days ago) link


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