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Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Got half of my picks done. Voting for NONE of my favorites :(
Oh yeah? What was your favorite of the Foreign noms?
Haven't got that far yet (I should've said 'so far'). Parasite is definitely my pick for Best Foreign Language Film and it was my favorite as well.

I'd probably go Parasite, First Love, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Pain and Glory, and either Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Better Days, or Shadow as my Top 5 in the category.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:20 pm

RottenAtom wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:22 pm
iwokeinrelief wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:09 pm
RottenAtom wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Got half of my picks done. Voting for NONE of my favorites :(
Oh yeah? What was your favorite of the Foreign noms?
Haven't got that far yet (I should've said 'so far'). Parasite is definitely my pick for Best Foreign Language Film and it was my favorite as well.

I'd probably go Parasite, First Love, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Pain and Glory, and either Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Better Days, or Shadow as my Top 5 in the category.
Cheers :cheers: Parasite is definitely my pick (and favorite) as well, was just curious if you’d felt differently (as I have not seen a couple noms yet) - seeing Portrait of a Lady on Fire (finally coming around!) in two weeks, am very excited to catch it.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:54 pm

Back to defend my crown. Much tougher year than before, and I'll likely change some picks before showtime.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:59 pm

Oh and as far as snubs go, I really wish Sandler got his nom

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:35 pm

My Top 10 of 2019:

1. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
2. Uncut Gems
3. The Lighthouse
4. Knives Out
5. Deadwood: The Movie
6. Light of My Life
7. The Irishman
8. Marriage Story
9. Ad Astra
10. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Thank you for your efforts! Always appreciated. This is the only thing that makes me care about the Oscars at this point.🍻
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:15 pm

I'll post more than this, right now about to watch the Independent Spirit Awards.

But for now:
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:56 pm

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Back to defend my crown.
YEAHHH :clap:

We have a few previous champs back in action. Does anybody remember who won in '14?

2012: AdamSmasher
2013: AdamSmasher
2014: ???
2015: abstractlyput
2016: revmod
2017: jjttdw
2018: duckyhoward
2019: DickButt
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 pm

Good luck everyone. Quite a few solid guesses from me this year :)

Surprised that Adam Sandler didn't get at least a nomination for Uncut Gems. I thought he was really good

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Jennifer Lopez was pretty good in Hustlers too - and surprised she didn't get a nom either

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:16 pm

And i hope Parasite gets a few more awards than just best foreign film (which it should win). Definitely my favourite film for 2019.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 pm

RottenAtom wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:56 pm
DickButt wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:54 pm
Back to defend my crown.
YEAHHH :clap:

We have a few previous champs back in action. Does anybody remember who won in '14?

2012: AdamSmasher
2013: AdamSmasher
2014: ???
2015: abstractlyput
2016: revmod
2017: jjttdw
2018: duckyhoward
2019: DickButt
I found this post from 2016:
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2012- Adam Smasher won with 20/24. I scored 17/24. Old school, no website. Folks posted their ballots in the thread for everyone to see and I added them up while tipsy after the show.

2013- revmod, middayshadows, abstractlyput, and dasponyboy all scored 21/24. revmod won the tie-breaker by one minute. I had 18/24.

2014- Adam Smasher, cms, Count, Ayes, c0bbz, halokiti, DonPiano, Corsair, and myself all scored 22/24. Adam Smasher won the tie-breaker by one minute. 142 participants.

2015- abstractlyput won with 21/24. I scored 20/24. 84 participants.
Updated:

2012: AdamSmasher
2013: revmod
2014: AdamSmasher
2015: abstractlyput
2016: revmod
2017: jjttdw
2018: duckyhoward
2019: DickButt
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:46 pm

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And i hope Parasite gets a few more awards than just best foreign film (which it should win). Definitely my favourite film for 2019.
Great flick! I love how it works on multiple levels and is highly entertaining/accessible while still saying something. I was at the US Premiere with Bong Joon Ho in attendance. After the screening, Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League brought everybody outside, passed out alcohol and revealed a plaque on the wall with the iconic Austin theater's new name: Bong Joon Ho Cinema. It was pretty cool. Pics:

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I'm thrilled that Parasite won Best Picture from the Houston Film Critics Society and wouldn't mind it winning Best Picture on Sunday :pint:
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^^^ - That's great. I have picked Parasite for best picture as my 'outside' choice for the night.
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Thanks for sharing the Bong Joon Ho story, RA! Very cool. I too, feel the Parasite love. Indeed it is superlative , on so many levels. I'd love to see it take home a nice haul tomorrow, alongside Once Upon a Time In Hollywood in particular.

This years ballot is tough, separating films I love from those I think will win. It's a relief to have a such a strong film year but I'm dreading the 1917 streamroller. I'm pretty sour on the idea of that film running away with awards I think are far more deserved elsewhere (Roger Deakins excepted from that, I'm always in awe of his work). I'll spare further rant about that here.

duckyhoward wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 pm

Surprised that Adam Sandler didn't get at least a nomination for Uncut Gems. I thought he was really good
Sandler just gave one of the all-time best acceptance speeches at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:30 pm

I found this post from 2016:
2013- revmod, middayshadows, abstractlyput, and dasponyboy all scored 21/24. revmod won the tie-breaker by one minute. I had 18/24.
Ah, 2013, my glory days.
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Thanks for always running this
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Thanks for sharing the Bong Joon Ho story, RA! Very cool. I too, feel the Parasite love. Indeed it is superlative , on so many levels. I'd love to see it take home a nice haul tomorrow, alongside Once Upon a Time In Hollywood in particular.

This years ballot is tough, separating films I love from those I think will win. It's a relief to have a such a strong film year but I'm dreading the 1917 streamroller. I'm pretty sour on the idea of that film running away with awards I think are far more deserved elsewhere (Roger Deakins excepted from that, I'm always in awe of his work). I'll spare further rant about that here.
Hey midday! :pint:

I'm pretty sour on the idea of 1917 running away with a bunch of awards as well. I know I'm in the minority, but I won't be shy; that film doesn't work for me. I'm a huge Roger Deakins fan and I think he did a tremendous job. I just don't think it was the right job for this movie. The "one take" approach is an unnecessary gimmick and it takes away from the movie. There's not much plot and the film ends up feeling like WAR MOVIE: THE RIDE. I don't understand the reasoning behind making it appear to be one take. No shot is longer than 8 minutes.

Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully shot with camerawork heavily inspired by Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket, but I'm not enamored with the movie in any way.

Also, don't get me started on Joker. Utterly mediocre, half-baked Scorsese with an obvious performance by Phoenix. Not a fan...

I'd be thrilled to see The Irishman run away with tons of awards, but I'm not sure it's going to win anything. That and Parasite are my favorites out of the nominated films. I'm actually not the biggest fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I don't dislike it, it's an enjoyable flick, but it barely made my Top 25 and I don't think it warrants all the noms. Brad Pitt is fun, but I preferred his work in Ad Astra and would rather see Pesci honored for his subtle yet incredible performance. I think there are several actors more worthy than DiCaprio.

Speaking of Ad Astra, I'm a big fan, more so than most. It's one I keep going back to. There's a solid audio commentary on the blu-ray. It should've at least got a visual effects nom. (I'll save my Lion King rant for another day.)

Just got my picks in. Hoping I'm wrong on a lot of them and we're thrown some surprises tonight!

Cheers all! Happy Oscar Sunday
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