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#592

Producer’s Guild Awards

Nice list.

A bit of schadenfreude - my brother-by-another-mother Tim produced Curb Your Enthusiasm all along, but not this year. This year CYE did not win. Heh.


#593

Huh. I thought you had no love for mob movies.

Truth. He lost Best Director to Redford (over Raging Bull), and then Costner (over Goodfellas)!

Pacino’s best actor Oscar came for Scent of a woman, but was earned by Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, and Godfather 1+2. Russell Crowe got his for Gladiator, but it was surely earned through LA Confidential and The Insider.

Or Tom Hooper.


#594

That’s not my personal picks, it’s how I expect the poll to end. I mean Titanic…

The Departed beats There Will be Blood is my personal choice. I don’t consider The Departed a mob movie, even though it’s about the mob. It avoids all The Godfather bullshit and it’s really just about a criminal gang.


#595

Nominations time!


#596

Best picture

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directing

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)

Actress in a leading role

Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water)

Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)

Meryl Streep (The Post)

Actor in a leading role

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

Writing (original screenplay)

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Writing (adapted screenplay)

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly’s Game

Mudbound

Animated feature film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Music (original song)

"Mighty River" (Mudbound)

"Mystery of Love" (Call Me By Your Name)

"Remember Me" (Coco)

"Stand Up for Something" (Marshall)

"This is Me" (The Greatest Showman)

Documentary (feature)

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men In Aleppo

Strong Island

Documentary (short subject)

Edith + Eddie

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Foreign language film

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body And Soul

The Square

Actor in a supporting role

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water)

Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Actress in a supporting role

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)

Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)

Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)

Makeup and hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria And Abdul

Wonder

Film editing

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Visual effects

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Music (original score)

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Short film (live action)

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O'Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All Of Us

Short film (animated)

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

Sound mixing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Costume design

Beauty And The Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape Of Water

Victoria And Abdul

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape Of Water

Production design

Beauty And The Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

Nothing too bad, except maybe the Animated category. I’ve seen all the Best Picture nominees except Phantom Thread, and liked them all except Darkest Hour, which isn’t awful.

My ranking:

Call Me By Your Name
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Dunkirk
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Darkest Hour


#597

Nice list there.

I finally got to Phantom Thread this past weekend (well, it just opened where I live). I think it is the best of the Oscar nominated movies and maybe the most accomplished work PTA has ever done…even moreso than There Will Be Blood. I loved it.

That being said, there’s not much to root against on Oscar night. It’s a nice mix of movies.


#598

Yeah, it’s a good list. I hope McDonagh not being there doesn’t lead to an Argo thing where they give him Best Picture as a make-up.

Very happy Big Sick managed to get in for Screenplay too, and Baby Driver for sound.


#599

Surprised Mudbound was recognized 4 times and didn’t get a best picture, despite that it’s exactly the kind of thing that gets best picture noms. Maybe a statement about Netflix there?


#600

I liked it a lot, but was surprised it did as well as it did. The cinematography nomination is the first time a woman has ever been nominated in that category.


#601

Still they can have 10 best picture nominations and only went with 9, while lauding it elsewhere.

It’s no big deal, just an observation.


#602

It’s not like it’s a specific choice though, it just means that less than 5% of people picked it for their Top 5.


#603

‘Shape of Water’ has the most nominations, followed by ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Three Billboards’.

I think it could be a mixed bag of wins this year, rather than one film sweeping the boards.

There’s a lot of strong work scattered around and there isn’t one single film that’s dominated since it’s release.


#604

Actor in a leading role

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

Seeing Denzel in there is a surprise as I really haven’t heard anything (good or bad) about Roman J. Israel, Esq.. I wonder if he was a last minute substitution for James Franco?


#605

I’d have Hanks in before him, but he hasn’t been nominated since Castaway.


#606

That’s some high praise since I think There Will Be Blood was brilliant. Phantom Thread’s ad campaign didn’t sell me on it, but now I might have to go check it out.

I wasn’t all that wowed by the 5 best picture nominees I have seen. All were fine films, but none of them fully clicked with me the way I’d hoped.

Interesting to see Logan get an adapted screenplay nod…


#607

Having Denzel and Daniel Kaluuya both nominated helps fight the “Oscars So White” stigma.


#608

Well it’s not my favorite PTA film (although it might be with repeat viewings) but my early impression is that it’s his best crafted film.

Good catch with Logan. That’s a nice feather in Mark’s cap too.


#609

I’m strangely not excited about many of those nominations. Just Get Out and Dunkirk for Best Picture, though the noms I feel strongest about are Laurie Metcalf for supporting actress, Roger Deakins for cinematography, and anything but Three Billboards for screenplay (preferably Get Out or Lady Bird).

I really need to see Phantom Thread. I’m not a huge PTA fan but I hear it’s great.


#610

I find it great that ‘Posh Kenneth’ from Skins is up for an Oscar.

That rather modest TV show on the "youth and minorties’ Channel 4 had the best casting director.

In that first little clip there are 7 young actors all apart from Nicholas Hoult in their first roles, 3 of them have starred in Hollywood films and 2 are significant characters on the world’s biggest TV show.


#611

It really did. I only caught Skins on Netflix a couple years back and it was cool seeing all those actors at the very beginning of their careers.