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Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

The right reading for this is the one I'm giving.

"+" indicates Golden Globe winner in that category, and therefore the "favorite" going into the show. Bold indicates the winner.

Your nominees:

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian + (Music & Comedy globe, lol)
The Revenant +
Room
Spotlight

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian + (Musical or Comedy)
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant +
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room +
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy + (Musical or Comedy)
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed +

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs +

DIRECTING
Adam McKay - The Big Short
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant +
Lenny Abrahamson - Room
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Edward Lachman - Carol
Robert Richardson - The Hateful Eight
John Seale - Mad Max: Fury Road
Roger Deakins - Sicario
Emmanuel Lubezki - The Revenant

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out +
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

COSTUME DESIGN
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Body Team
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

ORIGINAL SONG
"Earned It" - Fifty Shades of Grey
"Manta Ray" - Racing Extinction
"Simple Song #3" - Youth
"Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall" - Spectre +

ANIMATED SHORT
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
The Revenant

FILM EDITING
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul +
Theeb
A War

ORIGINAL SCORE
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight +
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Notable Snubs
Straight Outta Compton
Carol
Ridley Scott
Steve Jobs was left out of the screenplay nominations after having won the golden globe.

Surprise Nominees
Lenny Abrahamson [Director, Room]

Things to Complain About
All the acting nominees are white for the second year in a row.

Other Nonsense
The ratings for last year's show sucked, so this year you get Chris Rock as host and new producers.

The original song category looks weaksauce this year.

Sodomy Hussein fucked around with this message at Feb 29, 2016 around 06:30

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Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



You're missing cinematography, which has yet another glorious opportunity for us to collectively get angry at Roger Deakins' eventual neglect.

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



No best picture nod for Sicario is actually super hosed up. I've literally never heard of Trumbo at all. No Charlize Theron nod at all is also weird. And Ex Machina got snubbed.

Lets go Mad Max

Stick Figure Mafia
Dec 11, 2004



The REAL Goobusters posted:

No best picture nod for Sicario is actually super hosed up. I've literally never heard of Trumbo at all. No Charlize Theron nod at all is also weird. And Ex Machina got snubbed.

Lets go Mad Max

ex machina got original nominated for screenplay, which is oscar for "we like this but we don't know what to do with it"

Harlock
Jan 15, 2006

Tap "A" to drink!!!



You probably could have cut Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, and Spotlight/The Martian out of the best picture nominees. Otherwise, it's a big bowl of shrug. It was a weird year for movies that Steve Jobs is actually getting nominations and wins for a bad movie. Just don't let Eddie Redmayne or Jennifer Lawrence win again and I think everything is cool.

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

The right reading for this is the one I'm giving.

Kull the Conqueror posted:

You're missing cinematography, which has yet another glorious opportunity for us to collectively get angry at Roger Deakins' eventual neglect.

Fixed.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.

For Notable Snubs OP is forgetting "any nonwhite actors".

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

The REAL Goobusters posted:

No best picture nod for Sicario is actually super hosed up. I've literally never heard of Trumbo at all. No Charlize Theron nod at all is also weird. And Ex Machina got snubbed.

Lets go Mad Max

Trumbo is weird, I remember seeing this trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dZ_2ICpJE

But never seeing anything else about it. It looked like a good movie, and the exact sort of movie that the Academy would love.

Harlock
Jan 15, 2006

Tap "A" to drink!!!



Legit upset that Michael Jordan was largely snubbed from all the awards for Creed when he is the heart and soul of that film but everyone is falling over backwards to nominate a dinosaur who gives a passable performance.

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



Michael B Jordan should have gotten the nod over Eddie Redmayne but I guess he didn't play a trans so he's disqualified thanks academy

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."



Harlock posted:

Legit upset that Michael Jordan was largely snubbed from all the awards for Creed when he is the heart and soul of that film but everyone is falling over backwards to nominate a dinosaur who gives a passable performance.

But the T-Rex from Jurassic World wasn't nominated either?

What a weak year for nominees. Charlize Theron is the only snub I care about but that's just probably because I love Charlize Theron in everything, especially her scenery chewing roles. Stallone seems hella locked in for that best supporting actor Oscar in lieu of lifetime achievement award thing the Academy loves to do.

Arkane
Dec 19, 2006

by R. Guyovich


I think Spotlight is definitely the frontrunner for Best Picture

Trumbo is kinda crap. It's like a middling TV movie.

JethroMcB
Jan 23, 2004

We're normal now.
We love your family.


computer parts posted:

Trumbo is weird, I remember seeing this trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dZ_2ICpJE

But never seeing anything else about it. It looked like a good movie, and the exact sort of movie that the Academy would love.

I'm amazed Cranston even got nominated for the role, because I don't think the Academy is keen on bringing up the blacklist that much.

At least, not the people who were harmed by it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YziNNCZeNs
(Check Ed Harris ice grilling at 1:38)

In 2014 20 Feet From Stardom was deemed a more worthy documentary than The Act of Killing, but this year there are two documentaries about showbiz up against follow-up/companion piece The Look of Silence. This must present a real conundrum for the voters!

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

The right reading for this is the one I'm giving.

JethroMcB posted:

I'm amazed Cranston even got nominated for the role, because I don't think the Academy is keen on bringing up the blacklist that much.

At least, not the people who were harmed by it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YziNNCZeNs
(Check Ed Harris ice grilling at 1:38)

In 2014 20 Feet From Stardom was deemed a more worthy documentary than The Act of Killing, but this year there are two documentaries about showbiz up against follow-up/companion piece The Look of Silence. This must present a real conundrum for the voters!

The Academy's love of biz self-commentary probably culminated with Birdman, which I don't think was a very good movie overall. A very trite script with a technically-challenging production. It unfortunately prevents you from reflecting on what's happening in any way, because it's so obsessed with being difficult to film.

centaurtainment
Jun 15, 2015


JethroMcB posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YziNNCZeNs
(Check Ed Harris ice grilling at 1:38)

Alec Eiffel
Sep 7, 2004

I like the way they think.

I think Daisy Ridley could've been nominated!

PurplieNurplie
Jan 14, 2009


Agreed, kind of a bummer that Star Wars got mostly editing/visual nominations, there were some really good performances, Ridley's included.

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




Why not nominate Star Wars for best movie? You have 10 spots. It would at least allow them to look like they somewhat care about what audiences like and watch.

I mean, it's a bit silly there's such a disconnect between the audience and the Academy voters. The highest grossing movie ever in like 3 weeks, which has gotten universal praise through audiences and reviewers isn't nominated for anything but technical awards.

It just makes the Academy Awards look silly. At least a nomination would be some acknowledgement of its success.

Grizzled Patriarch
Mar 27, 2014

These dentures won't stop me from tearing out jugulars in Thunderdome.




Isn't that kind of the point of industry awards though? I mean if you were nominating movies based on gross and general audience reaction, the only current nominee that would stay on the list for Best Picture would be The Martian.

Oscars chat is fun to read, but I don't really know much about the process. Doesn't a lot of it depend on which movies the studios themselves push for? I don't think it was ever meant to be a popularity contest / reflection of the general moviegoing audience's tastes - looking at ticket sales already does that.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

Codependent Poster posted:

It would at least allow them to look like they somewhat care about what audiences like and watch.

The Academy Awards are in theory supposed to be about quality instead of monetary success. Being popular and lucrative are not necessarily indicators of being artistically and culturally significant. Using your criteria, the greatest restaurant in the world would be McDonald's and Taylor Swift would be renowned as the one true genius of music.

On the other hand, the Academy Awards are mostly a circle jerk anyway, so don't worry too much about it.

LORD OF BOOTY
Feb 11, 2015

THEY MAKE SURE YOU AIN'T BOOTY!!!


The gently caress did Sicario get snubbed for? It's possibly one of the greatest movies of this century so far and yet, almost completely ignored. Did Villenueve piss someone at the Oscars off?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

It's the Academy Awards, not the People's Choice Awards.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


And the nominees for Most Picture are...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Jurassic World!
Minions!


et cetera

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

LORD OF BUTT posted:

Did Villenueve piss someone at the Oscars off?

With the current exchange rate, a Canadian director is only worth .69 of an American director.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

The funny part is that the Best Picture nominations got extended to 10 at least partially because The Dark Knight was snubbed.

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

That was pretty intense, huh?

Harlock posted:

You probably could have cut Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, and Spotlight/The Martian out of the best picture nominees. Otherwise, it's a big bowl of shrug. It was a weird year for movies that Steve Jobs is actually getting nominations and wins for a bad movie. Just don't let Eddie Redmayne or Jennifer Lawrence win again and I think everything is cool.

Spotlight and Brooklyn are great movies. Steve Jobs isn't a bad movie; it's competently made, and the performances are pretty stellar. The ending made my eyes roll hard though.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!


InfiniteZero posted:

With the current exchange rate, a Canadian director is only worth .69 of an American director.



Yeah but the best picture nominated pictures were made by an evil Englishman, a filthy Mexican, a wild Irishman, another wilder Irishman, a savage Australian.

Canadians are basically the off-brand version of America so they should in theory have it easier getting nominated than all of the above which are like proper foraners from spooky exotic places that have the metric system and by extension communism where people speak strange tongues incomprehensible to civilized men and hedonism and heathenry reign supreme.

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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Your chances of accurately predicting all the winners in all 24 categories:

1 in 57,220,458,984,374,900 (57.2 quadrillion).

Codependent Poster posted:

Why not nominate Star Wars for best movie? You have 10 spots. It would at least allow them to look like they somewhat care about what audiences like and watch.

I mean, it's a bit silly there's such a disconnect between the audience and the Academy voters. The highest grossing movie ever in like 3 weeks, which has gotten universal praise through audiences and reviewers isn't nominated for anything but technical awards.

It just makes the Academy Awards look silly. At least a nomination would be some acknowledgement of its success.

Because it already made a ton of $$$.

Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



PurplieNurplie posted:

Agreed, kind of a bummer that Star Wars got mostly editing/visual nominations, there were some really good performances, Ridley's included.

Codependent Poster posted:

I mean, it's a bit silly there's such a disconnect between the audience and the Academy voters. The highest grossing movie ever in like 3 weeks, which has gotten universal praise through audiences and reviewers isn't nominated for anything but technical awards.

No need to be diminutive of specialist awards. That's the good poo poo.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.

FreudianSlippers posted:

Yeah but the best picture nominated pictures were made by an evil Englishman, a filthy Mexican, a wild Irishman, another wilder Irishman, a savage Australian.

Canadians are basically the off-brand version of America so they should in theory have it easier getting nominated than all of the above which are like proper foraners from spooky exotic places that have the metric system and by extension communism where people speak strange tongues incomprehensible to civilized men and hedonism and heathenry reign supreme.

You're forgetting, he's French Canadian.

Edit: We also have the metric system and love socialism.

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


Am I the only person who expected Carol as a Best Picture nomination? Especially as they didn't even use the final two slots, this is annoying.

ufarn posted:

The amount of snubs and weird nominations is kind of amazing. The Danish Girl has received a lot of criticism for being some transphobic bullshit presented as empowering Oscar bait, so I'm even more frustrated with the nominees this year.

Also, this.

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Judakel
Jul 29, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 29 days!


Better performance: Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia or Leonardo Dicaprio in The Revenant?

ufarn
May 30, 2009


The amount of snubs and weird nominations is kind of amazing. The Danish Girl has received a lot of criticism for being some transphobic bullshit presented as empowering Oscar bait, so I'm even more frustrated with the nominees this year.

centaurtainment
Jun 15, 2015


The Martian will win Best Picture, Leo will win Best Actor, Miller will win Best Director, Force Awakens will win everything it's up for except for possibly Original Score, Spotlight will win for Original Screenplay. Dunno the rest.

EDIT:

Judakel posted:

Better performance: Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia or Leonardo Dicaprio in The Revenant?

Jim Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ.

MorgaineDax
Nov 29, 2004

Storm On The Sea Of Galilee, it's called, and he's in it. Old Rembrandt, he's in the painting. He's in there, right in the middle of the storm, looking straight at you. But... you can't see him. And the reason you can't see him is because the painting has been stolen.


Wedge Regret

I'm just glad Joy didn't get nominated for Best Picture.

I would have liked to see Jupiter Ascending in Best Costume, probably instead of meh period drama The Danish Girl. JA wasn't a great movie, but there were some fantastic outfits there.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


centaurtainment posted:

Force Awakens will win everything it's up for except for possibly Original Score,

I dunno, it might be the equivalent for a Lifetime Achievement Award for John Williams. Dude's been nominated 41 times now, with only 5 wins (A New Hope, Jaws, ET, Close Encounters, Schindler's List), with the most recent one being 22 years ago. Plus, not sure just how much longer we're gonna have him around what with all the death lately.

Echo Chamber
Oct 16, 2008

best username/post combo

Neil Patrick Harris making the single "lol we're so white joke" last year seemed obligatory rather than cathartic.

So I'm glad Chris Rock will be hosting, because he might go farther in calling the Academy out. But it probably still won't convince me to tune in to see what happens.

Judakel
Jul 29, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 29 days!


centaurtainment posted:

Jim Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ.

I am not saying that Peter O'Toole's Lawrence is a better performance than anything this year, but I am.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


How was Mad Max not nominated for best Original Score?

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Colonel Whitey
May 22, 2004

This shit's about to go off.


Kind of a boring slate, go Mad Max I guess.

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