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Oscars and Other Movie Awards




The worst thing about the BAFTAs this year was not showing Villeneuve’s speech as he accepted the Best Cinematography award on behalf of an absent Roger Deakins. Criminal.
The rest was good though.


I saw Three Billboards tonight which is the last movie I’ll see before the Oscars. I’d rank the best picture noms like this:

  1. Phantom Thread- The best movie of last year, the first great movie in a few years, and maybe the best PTA film, to me—beautifully layered and highly rewarding.

  2. Get Out- All of the topicality is what people discuss but I was impressed with Peele’s feel for horror filmmaking. That it had those touches was icing on the cake.

  3. Lady Bird- Didn’t love it like some as I never totally got into the teen characters. I thought the parent characters were really drawn well and heartbreaking and real.

  4. Call Me By Your Name- A little too precious for me in some moments but a beautifully done, almost luxurious romance and the period setting was a nice touch—it made you meditate on their futures while it was playing out.

  5. Dunkirk- Very strong film, and “weird” in a way that Best Picture Noms rarely are. Still, it felt a bit too much like a formal exercise to me at times and I never felt drawn to the characters.

  6. The Shape of Water- Cool creature effects and not a bad movie but entirely too whimsical for me. These kinds of modern fairy tales are just not my thing.

  7. Three Billboards- I know some people liked it and it’s intentionally divisive, but I found this to be an unpleasant movie full of cynicism and caricatures and very little redeeming qualities. I was expecting it to be morally suspicious. I was not expecting it to be actually bad, to me, and was a bit surprised as I did like In Bruges (although now I wonder).

The Post and Darkest Hour- didn’t see, no interest.


I love Kathy Burke, it’ll be interesting to see if she’s proved right.


I normally make a real effort to watch all the best film nominations but it’s just not been possible at all this year, due to various commitments

Out of what I’ve watched I’d like Get Out to get it for loads of reasons.
One of which being id like Blumhouse to do well.

I like their model and they do a lot for the horror genre.

Good luck Jordan & all who were involved.


I’ll be watching tonight, hoping that my bets come off. I hope it’s a good show.


Mark Hamill just crushed it while presenting the best animated short and feature awards.


It still feels weird to me that there are like 5-6 credited writers for Logan, including Wein and Romita (in a “based on characters by…” way), and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven are not among them. I get it, but still…comic book crediting is weird.


Eh, I don’t think the movie has anything to do with Old Man Logan outside of the basic concept.


If the Old Man Logan book didn’t exist do you think this movie would exist?


Full list. A fairly even spread this year.

Best supporting actor
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 – WINNER!

Best makeup and hair
Darkest Hour - WINNER!
Victoria & Abdul

Best costume design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread - WINNER!
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

Best documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces, Places (Visages, Villages)
Icarus - WINNER!
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best sound editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER!
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best sound mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER!
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best production design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water - WINNER!

Best foreign language film
A Fantastic Woman – WINNER!
The Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Best supporting actress
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER!
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best animated short
Dear Basketball – WINNER!
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Best animated film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco – WINNER!
Loving Vincent

Best visual effects
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk – WINNER!
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best documentary short
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER!
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best live action short
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child – WINNER!
Watu Wote/All of Us

Best adapted screenplay
Call Me by Your Name – WINNER!
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Best original screenplay
The Big Sick
Get Out – WINNER!
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER!
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best score
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best song
Mighty River, Mudbound
The Mystery of Love, Call Me by Your Name
Remember Me, Coco – WINNER!
Stand Up for Something, Marshall
This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best actor
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER!
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best actress
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER!
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


All in all a pretty wishy-washy set of winners but it was all worth it for Roger Deakins’ first win.


Didn’t see any of the nominees so I have no opinion whatsoever. Except to say the Oscar ceremony is tedious bullshit.


It does go on for ever and breaks every 5 minutes for ads. I can tolerate it by just having it on in the background as I do other things.


Did anybody else think it was a little crummy to force the best picture winners off the stage before they had all finished their speeches? It felt like a bigger blunder than last year.


Hm, the impressions are mixed for me. Some awards are highly deserved, such us Deakins’ for BR, next Gary and Francis, but can’t help to think that Nolan is robbed. Though it won totally in sound department, but I expected a win for score too. The best Zimmer score in long time. As


I learned as a child the best way to abide awards ceremonies was by maximum consumption (of whatever one needs to maximally consume).

During the We Love the Audience bit I was amused by Kimmel immediately noting the theater reeked of weed. Some things just don’t change!


I’d much rather watch people give acceptance speeches (as long as it isn’t a laundry list of "thank you"s) than watch all the tedious montages and gimmicks, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t feel the same. It’s a weird decision.

The songs are often bad too, that one from the circus movie was such schlock.


I was wondering if anyone else thought the whole lot of songs awful.

Word for the night: stilted.


I like the montages, but I hate the gimmicks where they go to see real people at the cinema across the street, etc. At least it was fairly short this year.