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IMO, BR and Green Book being nommed is the more conservative bloc of older Academy voters reacting to the last several years: 2016 writ large.

 

Vice seems to have a mixed reception and I'll see it soon, but despite a great cast I'm not sure what more it can tell us about the 2000s that we don't know. I also think many of those voters find it very comfortable to dwell on the less complicated political times (i.e., 'who didn't hate Dubya/Cheney?'). In its own likely unintentional way, for the Academy it's a 'safe' film - and I don't think McKay's The Big Short was.

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Also, here’s the latest annual Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover. You knew they weren’t going to make the mistake of omitting a person of color from the front in this cultural climate. Chadwick is a good choice.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

People are PISSED about this. Only Gaga/Cooper and Kendrick/SZA have been asked to perform their Best Song nominees, even though Jennifer Hudson and Emily Blunt were among the other performers of nominated songs.

 

This goes against one of the best purposes of the Oscars - to showcase all that different musical material. Haven't we had enough of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper overacting "sh-sh-sh" by now? They sound like they're taking a dump.

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I like ASIB, but coronating it with performance favoritism is a bit much. (I also think that though it's very well performed and shot it's not the best of the year)

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6 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

This goes against one of the best purposes of the Oscars - to showcase all that different musical material. Haven't we had enough of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper overacting "sh-sh-sh" by now? 

And they don’t have a host and an opening monologue, so they should already have time available. But I bet they won’t cut their self-aggrandizing “Film Is Important!” montages.

15 minutes ago, Vee said:

I like ASIB, but coronating it with performance favoritism is a bit much. (I also think that though it's very well performed and shot it's not the best of the year)

I found it a bit dull, especially the last half or so. Certainly not a patch on the Garland/Mason classic. But I enjoy “Shallow” enough, even with Gaga’s oversinging and the meh lyrics.

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I like the Judy version but to me it runs too long. I've always preferred the 30s versions, both the original and What Price Hollywood? I think the latest is easily the best since the '30s.

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The Gaynor/March version will always be the best for me - Fredric March's performance is superb and the last scene is a real gut punch. The movie is also more honest and does not overdo the leading lady's voice to the point of unintentionally diminishing her, as the Garland and Streisand versions did.

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LOL at thirsty journalists swarming celebs for pictures at award shows.

 

The Critics' Choice Awards has become such a selfie pile-on that some stars — including Nicole Kidman and Ryan Gosling — have started bringing security teams to the ceremony to keep camera-phone-carrying attendees from bum-rushing them during commercial breaks.

 

"It was out of control," says one source who attended the Jan. 13 show at Santa Monica's Barker Hanger, reporting that Glenn Close and Alfonso Cuaron were especially inundated with photo requests. Attempts to curtail the selfie mayhem — emails from the Broadcast Film Critics and Broadcast Television Journalist associations to the 380 mostly out-of-town critics who come to L.A. for the event ("We have received feedback from a number of publicists and agents informing us that their clients feel besieged," read the warning from a few years back) — haven't made a dent in the problem.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/critics-choice-awards-leader-gives-up-policing-selfies-stars-1178210

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SAG Award Film Winners 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, The Wife

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

 

Looks like Glenn and Mahershala are the only locks for Oscars.

 

Emily wasn’t even nominated for a Supporting Actress Oscar; her win leads people to believe Regina King (who wasn’t nominated here due to Beale Street not getting screeners to SAG on time) is still the frontrunner.

 

BAFTA might provide some clarity on Malek vs. Bale, but that’s a tough one (actor playing a British icon vs. a British actor). 

 

Unsure about Black Panther. 

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