I am pretty big on the Revenant. Took me a month after it was released to see it - long enough to hear chatter from some of the film's (and Leo's) detractors. So I went in with my expectations lowered somewhat...and ended up loving it. Incredible, assured film-making. The cinematography is bonkers good, just beautiful (I can't remember if there was ever another time I wasn't rooting for Rogers Deakins winning his field). And I thought DiCaprio was perfect. Same with Tom Hardy and Domnhall Gleeson. I've been a cheerleader of Inarritu's since Amores Perros, and this is exactly the kind of film I want to see from him (sorry, Birdman).
I will have to see The Big Short this week, in order to definitively call The Revenant my fave of the Best Picture nominees. That's not to say that's where my votes are going though
Such a buIIshit, insulting decision. I typically sympathize with the show's producers when it comes to decisions regarding time constraints. But this is utterly lacking in integrity and backbone, and is even more embarrassing than they year they had all Best Songs performed one after another, allowing each artist only two minutes to perform of their song, before being awkwardly railroaded-over by the next artist. Shame.RottenAtom wrote:In a silly decision, the producers of this year's Oscars telecast are only going to have 3 of the 5 nominated songs performed. There just isn't time for the other two.
Personally, I wish they wouldn't perform any of the nominated songs (they never really pick good ones and I feel like this category is one of the worst each year).
On paper I'd actually like to see all the songs performed. But I agree, they do have a tendency to nominate dreck and ignore great movie music every year. So yeah All or none.