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by rudeboy
Sat May 25, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Supporting Actress 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4308

Re: Best Supporting Actress 2012

Echoing what's already been said. Yes, Hathaway nailed her big number but remove that sequence and there's nothing there - the rest of her performance is entirely undistinguished, and the Oscar-winning makeup can't even succeed in making her look like she's suffering. In a weak year she did enough t...
by rudeboy
Wed May 22, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: Best Actress 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3333

Re: Best Actress 2012

I haven't seen The Impossible. My parents loved it. I was surprised seeing Zero Dark Thirty just how little Chastain did in the movie. Quite a long film, and she's around for most of it, but seems to spend much of her screentime standing in the background with her arms folded. She has a couple of bi...
by rudeboy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Actor
Replies: 15
Views: 2839

Re: Best Actor

Great speech, and this time he really deserved it.
by rudeboy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Director
Replies: 19
Views: 3247

Re: Best Director

It's just a bizarre set of winners is all. The Academy defies tradition on a number of occasions with these awards. I'm not so sure... after all the surprises in the nominees list, the evening went as expected for the most part. Ang Lee's richly-deserved win was the high-point for me, but even he w...
by rudeboy
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Best Actress
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Best Actress

So a slate of nine for best picture and all but Beasts wins something. I wanted Emmanuelle, of course, but this was inevitable.
by rudeboy
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 85th Oscar Ceremony
Replies: 54
Views: 6492

Re: 85th Oscar Ceremony

Best opening for quite some time, I thought - Captain Kirk and the boob song shouldn't have worked but I loved them. But since - awfully uneven, bordering on dull.

I love Liam Neeson but a modern American superhero? Couple of things I don't get about that.
by rudeboy
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 41
Views: 5043

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest!

Picture: Argo (Lincoln) Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Emmanuelle Riva) Supp. Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (Christoph Waltz) Supp. Actress: Anne Hathaway (Sally Field) Director: Steven Spielberg (Ang Lee) Original Screenplay: Amour (Django Unchained) Adapted Screenplay: Argo (Lincoln)...
by rudeboy
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: 2011 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 22
Views: 7287

Re: 2011 Oscar Shouldabeens

Best Film 1. A Separation 2. Submarine 3. We Need to Talk About Kevin 4. Oslo, August 31 5. The Kid with a Bike Best Director 1. Asghar Farhadi, A Separation 2. Richard Ayoade, Submarine 3. Lynne Ramsey, We Need to Talk About Kevin 4. Joachim Trier, Oslo, August 31st 5. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Lu...
by rudeboy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Your Preferential Ballot
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Your Preferential Ballot

1. Life of Pi
2. Amour

...possibly my two favourite nominees since The Thin Red Line. Which makes this a pretty sensational year for me.

3. Lincoln
4. Argo
5. Zero Dark Thirty
6. Les Miserables
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
9.

Haven't seen Django Unchained.
by rudeboy
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actress
Replies: 17
Views: 2551

Re: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actress

This is perhaps the one utterly set-in-stone big win of the night. I honestly see virtually no hope of an upset. Which is a shame - Hathaway does make a stunning impression with 'I Dreamed a Dream' but remove that song from her performance and there's nothing left which could be called remotely wort...
by rudeboy
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Director
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Categories One-by-One: Director

I don't recall the last time my two favourite films of the year scored nominations here and while Ang Lee's work is marginally my favourite, had I a vote I'd probably cast it Haneke's way and contribute towards what would be truly an historic victory. It's well within the real of possibility althoug...
by rudeboy
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Categories One-by-One: Supporting Actor

I think this one deserves a few days of discussion before the big day. I honestly don't remember an acting race in many years that was quite this wide-open - one where ANY of the contenders has an argument in their favour and could potentially win it. I've only seen two of the contenders so far - Li...
by rudeboy
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: 85th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: WGA Winners
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: WGA Winners

We have an unusual state of affairs this year where four awards or more for Argo could be called something of a sweep. I'm tempted to predict it to take five - best picture, screenplay, editing, sound editing and score - with the first three looking very solid indeed. But I could certainly foresee a...
by rudeboy
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Categories One-by-One: Original Song
Replies: 15
Views: 2298

Re: Categories One-by-One: Original Song

The gorgeous 'Pi's Lullaby' would be my pick but I'm OK with the (quite likely) 'Skyfall' victory. The Les Miserables song was, along with 'Bring Him Home' and Russell Crowe's soliloquies, one of the dullest moments in the movie... a pointless addition to the score seemingly designed only to give th...
by rudeboy
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: 81st and Other 9th Decade Discussions
Topic: 2012 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 23
Views: 4733

Re: 2012 Oscar Shouldabeens

I'm a long way from having a list I'm remotely happy with but Precious Doll, I love your placement of Moon Bloodgood, who will make my final list for sure with her lovely performance. It's currently Trintignant and Riva heading the list for me with Hawkes and Hunt as very honourable runners-up, but ...

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