Go back to previous topic
Forum nameGeneral Discussion
Topic URLhttp://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=4&topic_id=12956830
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jan-14-16 09:17 AM
Many personal favorites snubbed, per usual (all of the Creed omissions in particular)... but all of the Mad Max love helps make up for it.

Best Picture:
The Martian
The Revenant
Bridge of Spies
The Big Short
Mad Max

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett
Brie Larson
Jennifer Lawrence
Charlotte Rampling
Saoirse Ronan

Best Actor:
Matt Damon
Leo DICaprio
Michael Fassbender
Eddie Redmayne
Bryan Cranston

Adam McKay
George Miller
Alejandro Inarritu
Tom McCarthy
Lenny Abrahamson

Original Screenplay:
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

Original Score:
Bridge of Spies
Hateful 8
Star Wars

Adapted Screenplay:
The Big Short
The Martian

Production Design:
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Supporting Actress:
Alicia Vikander
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Rachel McAdams
Rooney Mara
Kate Winslet

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale
Tom Hardy
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Rylance
Sylvester Stallone

Best Costume Design:
The Danish Giel
Mad Max
The Revenant

Best Original Song:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Racing Extinction
The Hunting Ground

Animated Film:
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep
When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary:
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter of Fire

The Hateful Eight
Fury Road
The Revenant
12956831, Damn, nothing for B. Jordan?
Posted by MME, Thu Jan-14-16 09:19 AM
12956833, Too bad some rich fucks don't get to take home a trophy given by other
Posted by SoWhat, Thu Jan-14-16 09:25 AM
rich fucks that'll have no impact on me or my life and they'll still be rich assholes after they lose but now they can't lrverage the trophy into more chances to get more rich and make no difference in my life or in the world at large yet too many hours of time will be wasted wondering which rich jerk will win what and wear who on a some awful night in February. Yay! Or awww! I forget bc I got lost.
12956837, you are going to looooove LA
Posted by legsdiamond, Thu Jan-14-16 09:26 AM
12956843, i already do.
Posted by SoWhat, Thu Jan-14-16 09:35 AM
12956835, any black people on this list?
Posted by legsdiamond, Thu Jan-14-16 09:25 AM
I don't see any familiar names
12956845, All snubbed: Jordan, Elba, Coogler, Jackson, Tarantino...
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jan-14-16 09:40 AM
(jokes, but you know QT is counting himself on this list)
12956838, #OscarsSoWhiteWrathOfKhan.....
Posted by murph71, Thu Jan-14-16 09:31 AM

That's a hell of a sequel.....
12956839, No Creed, No Hateful 8 outside the tech categories
Posted by BigReg, Thu Jan-14-16 09:32 AM
Kinda surprised here. Particularly how it seems that The Martian kind of took the spots they should have been in.
12956840, Charlize snubbed too.
Posted by SoWhat, Thu Jan-14-16 09:33 AM
majorly, IMO. but, of course, AMPAS doesn't understand action flicks.
12956844, Embarrassing omission.
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jan-14-16 09:37 AM
Maybe my favorite performance of the year in any category. It'll last far longer than any of the eventual Oscar winners' performances. It's an all-timer.

Meanwhile, I've already forgotten Joy.
12956846, same here.
Posted by SoWhat, Thu Jan-14-16 09:40 AM

and the performance has such a great story to go along w/it. all the feminism/girl-power/lesbianism/triumph-of-the-disabled stuff...

it's GOLD! i can't believe they missed it.
12956862, Not enough scenery-chewing.
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jan-14-16 09:54 AM
Nothing the Academy loves more than scenery-chewing.

There's a fairly easy game to play to determine if an actor has a real chance at an Oscar nomination. Can you immediately pick out which scene they would play at the ceremony as you watch the movie? It must involve either crying or shouting.

I didn't think Theron had an obvious Oscar scene (maybe the scene where she discovers the green place is gone? That'd be my best guess). She was too busy giving a great performance.

(It's worth pointing out that I love 4 of the 5 nominees in that category-- but they were all pretty easy-to-peg Oscar performances, save for Ronan, who, while she does cry, does really lovely understated work. But goddamn, I've already forgotten the J-Law movie.)
12956851, Blanchett is basically the new Streep IMO
Posted by Amritsar, Thu Jan-14-16 09:43 AM
a lock for at least one nomination every year

It's almost boring how fucking good she is

12956864, Was really surprised by how subtle this Blanchett performance was.
Posted by Frank Longo, Thu Jan-14-16 09:56 AM
Very restrained, very internalized.

They do unleash her for her one big "Oscar scene" toward the end, but outside of that, it might be her subtlest performance to date. Which I love.

I'm actually surprised Streep didn't get any momentum for her performance in Ricki and the Flash, which was another absolutely lovely performance and a lovely movie.
12956858, I'm here for Room...
Posted by Big Kuntry, Thu Jan-14-16 09:51 AM
im still in my feelings bout tangerine but ga damn, Room was just an awsome movie!
12956865, #OscarsSoWhiteTheForceAwakens....
Posted by murph71, Thu Jan-14-16 09:57 AM

A sequel I can get behind....
12956868, OscarsSoWhiteSharknado2......
Posted by murph71, Thu Jan-14-16 10:00 AM

I'm there....
12956869, #OscarsSoWhiteTeenWolfToo...
Posted by murph71, Thu Jan-14-16 10:02 AM

I'm howling for this^^^^^^sequel....
12957534, #oscarsstillsowhite
Posted by ThaTruth, Fri Jan-15-16 10:02 AM