Category Archives: Oscars

Reactions to the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Call Me by Your Name – Supporting Actor “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” And boy did I feel weak after knowing one of our greatest character … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2018

It’s been a crazy year in every regard, but especially in awards season. There’s really been no consensus on the best movie of the year from the critics’ groups or guilds. That’s kind of exciting, but makes this guesswork particularly … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: Darkest Hour Rising star: The Florida Project The skinny: I’m very confident in … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: The Greatest Showman, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonderstruck Rising star: The … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2017

BEST PICTURE Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonderstruck Falling off: Detroit; Downsizing; Goodbye, Christopher Robin Rising star: Call Me by Your Name … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2017

BEST PICTURE Detroit Downsizing Dunkirk Goodbye, Christopher Robin The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express The Papers Phantom Thread Wonderstruck The skinny: We always start with 10, because nobody knows anything at this point. The only … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2006

Here we go again. The winners are in bold, but my picks are below that. BEST PICTURE Babel The Departed Letters from Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen Should have won: Little Miss Sunshine Not even nominated: Children of … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2017

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will win: La La Land Could win: Hidden Figures Should win: Moonlight Should have been here: Silence The skinny: … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2017

Of the nine Best Picture nominees this year, the only one I didn’t get around to was Fences, which I’m sure I’ll catch once it hits home video. This year, I’m including my picks for Documentary Feature, but I’ll abstain … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2017

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Arrival – Actress Arrival really could not have done better among this year’s nominees. It had the highest gross of any Best Picture nominee, and its director Denis Villeneuve got … Continue reading

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