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By all metrics of corporate decision making, they *should* be playing newer stuff, but thankfully they're not.

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3 minutes ago, Betsy Zeidler said:

By all metrics of corporate decision making, they *should* be playing newer stuff, but thankfully they're not.

It's always been sort of a boutique channel, running on decades now. That made sense when Turner was in charge. I'd read a good book on the channel if there was one.

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I honestly have no idea HOW it stays so free of corporate malfeasance, but I welcome it.  Also, the demise of FilmStruck has highlighted just how wonderful a resource TCM remains, and got them to finally port the app to Roku.

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41 minutes ago, Betsy Zeidler said:

I honestly have no idea HOW it stays so free of corporate malfeasance, but I welcome it.  Also, the demise of FilmStruck has highlighted just how wonderful a resource TCM remains, and got them to finally port the app to Roku.

There were a few years there where AMC went from showing classic movies to showing a lot more "New Classics" from the 80s, until it became whatever it is now.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse gets nominated for Best Animated Feature. Last of those five nominees to be read out. 

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Black Panther gets a Best Picture nomination. That's a surprise.

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Surprised by Vice getting a Best Picture nom over Beale Street or Widows.

Also was a little surprised to see a Best Original Song nom from a documentary, but looking back through the last few years, I guess that's not really an exceptional thing.

Disappointed but not surprised that The Guilty didn't make it past the Best Foreign Film shortlist.

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The nominees:

BEST PICTURE

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“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“Vice”

BEST LEAD MALE ACTOR 

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Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

BEST LEAD FEMALE ACTOR

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Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR

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Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR

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Amy Adams, “Vice”

Marina de Tavira, “Roma”

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

BEST DIRECTOR

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Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Adam McKay, “Vice”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

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“Incredibles 2” 

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

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“Animal Behaviour”

“Bao”

“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”

“Weekends” 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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“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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader

“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

“Vice,” Adam McKay

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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"Roma"

"The Favourite"

"Cold War"

"Never Look Away"

"A Star is Born"

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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“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

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“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

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“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe

“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte

“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley

“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen

“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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“Capernaum” (Lebanon)

“Cold War” (Poland)

“Never Look Away” (Germany)

“Roma” (Mexico)

“Shoplifters” (Japan)

BEST FILM EDITING

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“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman

“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito

“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis

“Vice,” Hank Corwin

BEST SOUND EDITING

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“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

BEST SOUND MIXING

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“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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“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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

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“BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard

“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson

“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell

“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat

“Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

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“All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA

“I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

BEST MAKEUP

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“Border”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

“Vice”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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“Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter

“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell

“Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell

“Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

 

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Well fuck.

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I was kinda hoping that the Adopted Screenplay category would be a walk for Spike since he probably won't win anything major for BlacKKKlansman, but beating fucking Beale Street is going to be a five hundred pound bench press.

JD Washington not getting a Best Actor nom is fucking criminal.  "With the right white man, we can do anything?" may be the best delivered line I have heard in a movie in a long time.

 

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First Reformed being shut out for Film and Actor is a surprise. Also a surprise that the strategy for The Favourite (Entering Colman as Actress and Weisz and Stone for Supporting) worked.

 

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Here are the directors of RBG finding out they'd been nominated:

 

 

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Surprised Bradley Cooper didn't get a Best Director nom.

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How did Blackkklansman get everything BUT lead actor?  JD Washington was robbed.

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3 hours ago, Ace said:

First Reformed being shut out for Film and Actor is a surprise. Also a surprise that the strategy for The Favourite (Entering Colman as Actress and Weisz and Stone for Supporting) worked.

 

I thought that was strange too. Emma Stone seemed like the lead and Colman was out of the picture for some of the movie and felt more like a supporting. All three performances were terrific, so I don't mind.

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1 hour ago, brocklock said:

I thought that was strange too. Emma Stone seemed like the lead and Colman was out of the picture for some of the movie and felt more like a supporting. All three performances were terrific, so I don't mind.

I'd consider Stone, Weisz, and Colman worthy of equal billing. At the very least, I don't consider either Stone or Weisz "supporting." So yeah, this definitely looks like the system being gamed. Business as usual.

I'm stunned by how much of the nominated fare I've seen. 

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9 minutes ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

I'd consider Stone, Weisz, and Colman worthy of equal billing. At the very least, I don't consider either Stone or Weisz "supporting." So yeah, this definitely looks like the system being gamed. Business as usual.

I'm stunned by how much of the nominated fare I've seen. 

I thought the same thing when I saw the nominations, but I kinda just let it go figuring they were all deserving. 

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And for the best picture list, I still need to see Vice, A Star is Born, Green Book, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Out of all of those, Rhapsody is probably the one I want to see the least just for all the negative word of mouth I heard or saw.

Roma's probably winning anyway. Or maybe BlacKkKlansman sneaks in there...? One can dream, right?

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19 minutes ago, Craig H said:

I thought the same thing when I saw the nominations, but I kinda just let it go figuring they were all deserving. 

Deserving? Sure. But then you get into how fair it to put heavyweight leading performances up against actual supporting nods. We all know awards are stupid. But they should make sense if we're going to insist on handing them out. 

For Best Picture, I haven't seen Green Book or Bohemian Rhapsody. Since I'm not interested in either, looks like my work is done! 

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4 hours ago, brocklock said:

I thought that was strange too. Emma Stone seemed like the lead and Colman was out of the picture for some of the movie and felt more like a supporting. All three performances were terrific, so I don't mind.

Special consideration for British Actresses playing Queens. The Judi Dench 'Shakespeare in Love' principle

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Haven't seen Roma, or At Eternity's Gate yet, but having seen everything else:
 

Best Picture: I hope Green Book wins, but I'm more of a "anything but Bohemian Rhapsody or the total piece of shit that was Vice" wins. Everything else pretty deserving. I feel like The Hate U Give was unlucky not to get a nom here.

Best Actor: Should Bale really get it? It screams to me an award for commitment to the cause in putting on such an absurd amount of weight rather than a reflection of his actual performance. I think Bradley Cooper deserves it for going out of his comfort zone and singing, something Rami Malek didn't do. Viggo Mortensen was fantastic.

Best Actress: Flip a coin between Gaga and Glenn Close. I'm cool with either.

Best Supporting Actor: Anyone but Sam Rockwell. That's an SNL skit impersonation, nothing more. Also thought Flea deserved a nomination here.

Best Supporting Actress: Ehhhhh?

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I have to pull for Black Panther to win Best Costume Design since the person up for the award is from my alma mater, Hampton University!

HBCU PRIDE~!

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Per president of ABC:

  • No host
  • "Brisk" three hour broadcast
  • "Exciting" opener
  • “I think we’re going to see a big turnout for this. At no time in history have we had three best pictures nominees that grossed over $200 million at the box office.”
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Brisk as in it will move right along or "Brisk" as in that is who will sponsor it?

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