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Eight nominees for Best Picture:

Black Panther

Blackklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star in Born

Vice

Not a super strong year for film, but there are some good ones in there.

I look forward to the criticism of the Academy for nominating a superhero film because it primarily involves people of color.

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Lead Actor:

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Lead Actress:

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Director:

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Animated Feature:

“Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
“Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short:

“Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
“Bao,” Domee Shi
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
“One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Screenplay:

“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“Vice,” Adam McKay

Cinematography:

“Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
“The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
“Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

Best Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
“Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
“End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
“Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film: 
“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico)
“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Film Editing:

“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
“Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:

“Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst
“First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
“Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing:

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Production Design:

“Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
“First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
“Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

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we live in a world where Melissa McCarthy is nominated for a fucking Oscar for lead role.  

 

Was she that good or is everyone in complete shock that she isn't running around playing the fat loud crazy chick in this movie? (or maybe she is....I have not seen it)

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6 minutes ago, Scraps said:

we live in a world where Melissa McCarthy is nominated for a fucking Oscar for lead role.  

 

Was she that good or is everyone in complete shock that she isn't running around playing the fat loud crazy chick in this movie? (or maybe she is....I have not seen it)

Eh, Yalitza is going to win anyway.

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9 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Wasn’t there supposed to be some new category this year, like “best popular movie” or some such?

Yea but the scrapped it after some backlash immediately after announcing it.

I think this is the only time I have only seen 1 of the best picture nominees. Thats pretty crazy to me. *shrug

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33 minutes ago, Shenanigans said:

Yea but the scrapped it after some backlash immediately after announcing it.

I think this is the only time I have only seen 1 of the best picture nominees. Thats pretty crazy to me. *shrug

I'm just about done with all of them, but yeah not a good year at all.

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Still have to see a bunch of those, but seems like Roma probably has a good shot.  Artsy, politically correct.  And clearly  worthy of a Best Picture nomination.

Although Cuaron won best director before he is the only one of the big three mexican directors not to have a Best Picture.

Current Power Rating:

Roma>>Blackkklansman>>Black Panther

 

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Watched Bohemian Rhapsody this weekend then downloaded the 1985 Live Aid concert footage.  The movie recreated the details incredibly close.  I think Malek did a great job.  

Very impressed with Lady Gaga.

Enjoyed Green Book.

Further down my list would be Vice.

At the bottom The Favorite.

Next to watch is Roma.

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2 hours ago, TrashMaster G said:

Eight nominees for Best Picture:

Black Panther

Blackklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star in Born

Vice

Not a super strong year for film, but there are some good ones in there.

I look forward to the criticism of the Academy for nominating a superhero film because it primarily involves people of color.

Christ I thought the list was thin but this is like down year of down years right here.

And they should be criticized for that shit. First, Infinity War was better and vastly more entertaining, second, why does BP get a nod when much better films like The Dark Knight or Iron Man (1st one) didn't? Is it because it's such a weak year? I guess I can buy that but probably not how it found its way onto the list. 

Kind of embarrassing they put it over If Beale Street Could Talk. (assuming they needed a token nomination)

@tantric superman I haven't seen Roma but I agree with Black Klansman over the rest of the board. 

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Also wish there was room for movies like The Rider and Lean on Pete. 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/06/lean-on-pete-review-andrew-haigh-modern-american-odyssey-charlie-plummer

Those flicks had your heart crawling up into your throat at times, and of the flicks I saw this year, only those and Roma seemed to pack such an emotional punch.  If Black Panther gets nominated, presumably for cinematic flair, then on of these two could have got nominated for gut punch.

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9 minutes ago, Fozzz said:

Beale Street should obviously have been nominated (lol at "token" nomination).  imo, remove BP, BR, Green Book, and Vice.  Replace with Beale Street, Hereditary, Sorry To Bother You, and First Reformed.  Much better.

First Reformed sucked moose cock.

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2 hours ago, Scraps said:

we live in a world where Melissa McCarthy is nominated for a fucking Oscar for lead role.  

 

Was she that good or is everyone in complete shock that she isn't running around playing the fat loud crazy chick in this movie? (or maybe she is....I have not seen it)

This is her 2nd Academy Award nomination.  Once for Supporting.

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37 minutes ago, Fozzz said:

(lol at "token" nomination).  imo, remove BP,

So you laugh at me calling it a token nomination then agree that it shouldn't have been nominated? So why do you think it was nominated? Based on its merit as a film? 

Your next cogent argument on this board will be the first. 

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And "token" doesn't have to be because it was a "black" movie (whatever the fuck that even means). It could be that they wanted to include a superhero film. Toy Story 3 was a "token" nom when they slapped that one up there.
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3 hours ago, TrashMaster G said:

Eight nominees for Best Picture:

Black Panther

Blackklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star in Born

Vice

Not a super strong year for film, but there are some good ones in there.

I look forward to the criticism of the Academy for nominating a superhero film because it primarily involves people of color.

Wow.  I haven't seen any of these yet besides Black Panther.  Might need to watch Roma tonight (have been wanting to watch it for a while now).

I really like Olivia Colman in pretty much everything I've seen from her so far (especially Broadchurch and the Night Manager), but have not heard good things about the Favourite as a movie.  Guess I'll need to watch it too.

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I've seen Black Panther, Blackklansman, and Bohemian Rhapsody.  It has to be a down year if those three are on the Best Movie list.  I agree with others that Infinity War > Black Panther, but both were well done IMHO.  I think if you have to put one down for Best Movie, you almost have to go with Black Panther as there is at least some acting and a great story and not just action scene after action scene with a huge payoff emotional ending built through all the prior movies.  

Bohemian Rhapsody had Rami Malek's performance which was incredible.  Other than that, there isn't much that I would write home about.  

Blackklansman was fine, but it didn't feel like anything particularly special.

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1 hour ago, 4th&Five said:

I know I'm in the minority but I thought Roma was boring af.  Visually it was great but I couldn't wait for it to end.

I doubt you're truly in the minority.  It is a slow, thoughtful movie.  Something about it really drew me in and the images reminded me of images of my own childhood when I was really young.  The part where they go to the cousins house and it is a madhouse and they have the fire reminded me of all the chaotic visits I had to my parents hometowns when I was little.  So I got a sense of deja vu and that plus the broad social themes really got me. 

If you didn't find a portal in, I can see it being boring.

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4 hours ago, ztejas said:

Christ I thought the list was thin but this is like down year of down years right here.

And they should be criticized for that shit. First, Infinity War was better and vastly more entertaining, second, why does BP get a nod when much better films like The Dark Knight or Iron Man (1st one) didn't? Is it because it's such a weak year? I guess I can buy that but probably not how it found its way onto the list. 

Kind of embarrassing they put it over If Beale Street Could Talk. (assuming they needed a token nomination)

@tantric superman I haven't seen Roma but I agree with Black Klansman over the rest of the board. 

They increased the # of BP nominees several years back.  I think they may have went up to 10 at one point in time.  The Dark Knight would have likely made that cut had the same rules been in place at the time. 

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17 minutes ago, Richard Kimball said:

May be a first for me. I have not seen any of the movies nominated in any category. OTOH, I'm pretty much super heroed out, and only movies I saw last year were when wife dragged me to Last Jedi and Solo. 

kinda similar for me, although I did rent Black Panther and watch it a while back.

the OP didnt have the special effects category listed, so I had to find that

turns out Ive seen 3 of those as well.

VISUAL EFFECTS

"Avengers: Infinity War"
"Christopher Robin"
"First Man"
"Ready Player One"
"Solo: A Star Wars Story"

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4 hours ago, Red Five said:

That’s right. She got a nomination for Bridesmaids, which would have been like Chris Farley being nominated for Tommy Boy.

Yeah, well did Katharine Hepburn or Meryl Streep ever film a scene of them shitting in a sink?  No, because they don’t have McCarthy’s chops.

I haven’t seen a lot of the movies so I guess I don’t have a fully formed opinion, but holy shit, based on the ones I have seen this appears to be one of the worst years for film ever.  Bohemian Rhapsody was ... fine, I guess.   Black Panther was an ok superhero movie.  I’d put it middle of the pack of the Marvel movies.  

I wouldn’t expect either of those movies to be anywhere approaching a best picture nomination.

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