Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Your Turn

How many of the best picture Oscar nominees have you seen? Do you try and watch them all?

45 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I asked Wolfie if we could leave the Australian Open on while we made love last night, but he complained it was too much racket.

p swer said...

I loved the movie Get Out.
It is the only one I"ve seen so far but I like thrillers.

MontanaMarriott said...

I have seen 7 out of the 9 thanks to SAG/AFTRA hoping to watch the other two before the show on March 4th.

SkittleKitty said...

This is probably a record year for me: I've seen five. Would like to see the others, too.
Still can't believe I haven't seen Get Out yet. And I have HBO (where I could stream it...). Maybe this weekend.

sandybrook said...

None and no...I wait for them on HBO Starz and Showtime. I have skunemax too but I sincerely doubt any of them will show up on that channel. But they still have Shannon Whirrey and Kari Wuhrer movies there.

Do Tell said...

I saw "Three Billboards" last night. It was really very good, unusual, and really very twisted. I would recommend it.

I don't go to see movies based on whether they are nominated. If I find the premise interesting, I'll go see the movie. I might see "Lady Bird", but that's really the only other nominated film I have any interest in seeing.

ToobisTheZebra 🦓💩 said...

Had trouble seeing movies from Denzel’s casting couch. He needs to get a Blu-ray player in there

B626 said...

I Tonya and Shape of Water have apparently been blackballed from my Midwest city of 200,000 +.
But I did see Billboards and Get Out.

MollyGolly said...

I have seen an unusual amount of the nominated films this year.

My favorite was Call Me By Your Name, and I really hope Chalamet pulls out a win. I also think Hammer was robbed because he brought a lot to the role that wasn't in the script. However, the film is slow and lush and if you're not on board, it's going to bore you. I also know people uncomfortable with the age difference, though I think the film does tackle that without being heavy handed. I cried.

Get Out is terrific and will probably be the most lasting of all the films, as it will be played every Halloween. It's a great horror movie that is more than a horror movie. Great for Kaluuya to be nominated.

I saw The Shape of Water, and while it is good and looks great, I am surprised at all the nominations. It's a pretty nifty romantic retelling of The Creature from The Black Lagoon. Also, I thought Michael Stuhlbarg (also snubbed for CMBYN) gave possibly the best performance in the film, rather than Richard Jenkins.

Another snub was Vicky Krieps from Phantom Thread. The movie doesn't work without her standing equal to Daniel Day Lewis and she does, and he got a nom and she didn't.

For me, The Post and Darkest Hour were both standard oscar bait films in a year of interesting and provocative movies.

Alexandria Anna said...

Not enough, considering the fact that I want to attend film school lol.
Watched mostly these in visual categories and/or ones that were interesting for me.

I saw Blade Runner 2049, Get Out, Dunkirk, Three Billboards, Shape of Water,
Logan, Star Wars, Beauty and The Beast, I Tonya, Kong, Guardians of the Galaxy, Planet of Apes, All the Money in the world and Darkest Hour.

totaji said...

Get Out is good but I didn’t think it was as good as everyone is making it out to be and I saw it before the hype. Dunkirk and Phantom Thread are two of the most well made movies this year and either should win. I loved Lady Bird but it’s not in the same league.

Do Tell said...

Oh yeah, I forgot I saw "I, Tonya" also. Is that Best Picture nommed?

The fact that I forgot I saw it doesn't say much for its memorability, but it was very enjoyable and highly entertaining. I do think Janney deserves the Oscar for it.

Spider Rico said...

All and it's amazing what passes for cinema these days. Shape Of Water was the only worthy film nominated. I guess people have forgotten real films, with real artistry that used to win and were praised. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. Network. Godfather...Get Out? Three Billboards to Loser Cinema? Have we lost our souls and all sense of quality?

cheesegrater15 said...

I saw Get Out in the theater, but I'll watch them all before the Oscars. I'm a nerd like that.

PhyllisWhitweed said...

+1000 Spider!

Robert said...

6 and a half. I gave up on one of them after 45 minutes.

Do Tell said...

It's just subjective. For example, when I saw the trailer for "Shape of Water" I found it so eyeroll-inducing I knew I'd never be able to sit through it without laughing/cringing.

pegd said...

None of them and have no intention to watch any of them.

Lisa said...

Lady Bird story line was stollen just like Greta Gerwig stole Jennifer Jason Leigh’s husband while she was pregnant. Greta Gerwig is a Cathoic school girl whore who everyone in Hollywood wants to leave and go back to Sacramento.

Don Kieballs said...

Get Out (which I think should win, but won't - possibly best screenplay), Call Me By Your Name (for which I think Timothée Chalamet should win Best Actor-if not him, then Daniel Kaluuya), Lady Bird (a good movie with great acting and directing-Greta Gerwig has a great chance of winning Best Director-Although I think Patty Jenkins should be on that list and the winner, although Jordan Peele deserves his nom too), The Shape of Water (which was just strange to me), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (which had amazing acting but was a ridiculously horrible screenplay about how we're supposed to let the racist cop earn redemption when he never did anything to change or atone for his actions, while his actual drive is solving the murder/rape of a young, white girl).

I also hope Baby Driver wins Film Editing. I had so much fun watching that move and the scene where he drifts the car was the best ever.
I don't think Mary J Blige will win best actress, although it's amazing she was nominated. I do hope she wins for Original Song and gets an Oscar. I would love a half EGOT Mary J.

Mimi said...

Get out and Call Me by Your Name, which was magnificent. Armie was ROBBED!

p swer said...

So Three Billboards is worth seeing? I hate to rent movies and be disappointed. Personally, I like the old Hitchcock movies. I've seen them multiple times. I watched Get Out 5 or 6 times. I loved the music they chose for the film. It is rare to find a good thriller nowadays.

Brooklyn Girl said...

None and no.

Aunty said...

Exactly none.

Matt said...

Of the best picture nominees I've only seen Dunkirk and Get Out so far. Both were fine but I didn't rate them as "best picture" material. Of the other nominees only Darkest Hour and The Post really interest me. Maybe Shape of Water and Three Billboards as well at some point.

Patrick Stewart really should've been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for Logan, he gave a really emotional performance. Surprised it got the deserved screenplay nod though.

I usually like Zimmer, but his score for Dunkirk was awful and mostly garbled noise. (I blame Nolan for that though, he did what the director wanted.) And the best parts of it were covers of pre-existing music (by Edward Elgar) done by Benjamin Wallfisch. I don't see how they can justify the nomination for it, and I really hope it doesn't win.

Lurky McLurkster said...

Just Get Out which I don't understand why everyone is so crazy for. It was fine but very predictable. I will catch Dunkirk and maybe Water once they hit the pay cable channels or Netflix.

lab lover said...

Zero

The Kenzie Face said...

I’ve seen Get Out and The Post. I really enjoyed both, but The Post seems like it was made for me— I majored in journalism and American History, plus Streep and Hanks are my favorite actress and actor. Going to see Lady Bird tomorrow. Really want to see Three Billboards while it’s still in the theater, but the rest I can wait for. Except Dunkirk because I just don’t care.

Moose said...

"Call Me" reminded me a lot of "Out Of Africa" or "The English Patient". Gorgeous to look at. But when you stopped being dazzled, what you had was a glorified Hallmark special.

Loved "Lady Bird", and "Three Billboards". Strong characters, great dialogue. In both cases, I felt they knew what they were looking to get on film, and they got it.

"Darkest Hour" won't win best picture, but I thought it was excellent. Same with "Get Out" which was excellent.

Very very disappointed Tiffany Haddish didn't get a supporting nod. She was the best thing in movies this year.

Sign Name Below said...

None

roxy said...

None since I realized Oscars are used to push agendas.


I used to love the Oscars. I would make sure I had that night off work, watch all the red carpet coverage...loved looking at the gowns.

JJ Gauthier said...

I've seen all of them except Phantom Thread, which I'd been planning to see this week anyway. (Didn't expect it to get more than actor!)

Cee Kay said...

I used to make it a point to watch all the nominated movies, but for a number of years they all sounded horrible and I just couldn't force myself. Now, I'm old and I just don't care anymore. All of Hollywood is a cesspool anyway.

Dannette said...

None. I've learned by now that just because a movie is nominated/wins doesn't mean a damn thing. I have been planning for months to see Phantom Thread, partially because it made DDL retire. It's gotta be good.

Amy said...

None this year. And if something is nominated it's almost as much a clue that the thing is anything but entertainment,

fellininyc said...

Saw Get Out before any hype and immediately thought. “This is a horror masterpiece in the vein of The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby”. Cannot WAIT to see what the brilliant Peele does next. I’m not even a big horror genre fan.

Mark said...

I probably won't see any of them until they air on TCM.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Only one I think (but I didn't watch it because I knew it had anything to do with the Oscars). It traumatised me (in all the wrongs ways, and not in the way you'd think this film would traumatise an audience member—although the graphic violence/inhumanity of it is still ingrained in my brain to this day too) and changed me as a person.

2013 was the year I lost my innocence about Hollywood (I became very cynical toward acting awards and everything related to awards). This was before I was even aware of Enty (hell, back then I didn't even know who Harvey Weinstein was—although I already knew firsthand there was plenty of molesting going on). And I say this is as someone who's worked in human rights organisations/non-profits mostly (so I've seen all sorts of people getting into "charities" for all sorts of reasons/motivations—indirect victim exploitation for personal gain, is what it is). But damn that Oscar film ruined how I saw the industry completely... Sickening.

So sickening that I couldn't watch any films in a cinema for months (that was just how traumatised I was). I couldn't handle being in a cinema until July 2015 (when I went to a Ken Takakura retrospective by the Japan Foundation) and if I was at a mall, I'd look away/at the floor when I walked by posters. And this was a film that was nominated in 2013, so it must've been 2012 when I saw it at a festival. 2 years of no cinema-going because of it. I get a sense that if you told the director that his film shook an audience member this hard, he'd take pride in that. I guess he likes to shock people. I almost forgot that happened once upon a time in my life...

But maybe it's me, maybe I'm too much of a softy. I see a fictional butler getting yelled at on-screen and my heart starts bleeding, FFS. 💔

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I really want to see "Phantom Thread" but not because it's anything related to the Oscars.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I can't see "I, Tonya" and "Phantom Thread", either in the country I live in unless I go to a festival. But I don't feel like being in those circles anymore. LOL.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

No, wait. I think the film I'm talking about was nominated in 2014 (and not 2013). I saw it in 2013. Because I was still brave enough to see "No Lovers Left Alive" at a cinema. I can't remember shit.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I want to see that so bad too.

LizOz said...

Just saw ladybird and the post after a year-long threaten drought...id go ladybird

LizOz said...

Ok I’ve seen get out, ladybird and the post. All good, ladybird was the standout for acting and get out for social relevance (so excited if wasn’t snubbed but can’t see the academy awarding it after moonlight). Keen to see three billboards, call me (ive wanted to see it since summer!) and I tonya. Grew up in Oregon and took ice skating lessons (and have seen west wing twice) and so even if it was terrible I’ll love it.

LizOz said...

Theatre* 🤦🏼‍♀️

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