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Re: Awards Season 2020

#101 Post by lacritfan » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:53 pm

National Society of Film Critics

Best picture: Nomadland
Runners up: First Cow
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best actor: Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Runners up: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Best actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Runners up: Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best supporting actress: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Runners up: Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

Best supporting actor: Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Runners up: Glynn Turman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods

Best director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Runners up: Steve McQueen, Small Axe
Kelly Reichardt, First Cow

Best screenplay: Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Runners up: Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Charlie Kaufman, I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Best cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
Runners up: Shabier Kirchner, Lovers Rock
Leonardo Simoes, Vitalina Varela

Best foreign language film: Collective
Runners up: Bacurau and Beanpole
Vitalina Varela

Best nonfiction film: Time
Runners up: City Hall
Collective

Film heritage award: Film Comment
Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA
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Re: Awards Season 2020

#103 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:52 pm

AFI Top 10
“Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)

“Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)

“Mank” (Netflix)

“Minari” (A24)

“Nomadland” (Searchlight)

“One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)

“Soul” (Pixar/Disney)

“Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#104 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:57 am

Golden Globe noms

Like others, I don’t care for this award ceremony nor do I accredit it much value, but it’s heartening to see Promising Young Woman featured so prominently, and even more surprisingly within the Drama vs Comedy categories. Not that it isn’t a drama, but for an awards show that seems to default any film with a single laugh into the comedy sectors, it’s admirable to see that they’ve considered its purpose beneath the satire, because the film- in many ways- is most glaringly a (at times very) dark comedy.

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#105 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:43 pm

The studio decides what category their films compete in, not the Globes, so that’s more a strategic thing from them

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#106 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:01 pm

Interesting, that makes a whole lot more sense than the Globes suddenly changing their approach, or being worthy of praise

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#107 Post by Pavel » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:16 pm

Wouldn't placing Promising Young Woman in Comedy be more beneficial for the studio, since it doesn't have to compete with Chicago 7 and Nomadland and has a much bigger shot at victory? (Though, considering how well it's doing, I wouldn't put it past the Globes to do their own thing and give it Drama Film)

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#108 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:38 pm

If it actually wins I'll issue my first-ever bouquet for the Globes

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#109 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:48 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:57 am
Golden Globe noms

Like others, I don’t care for this award ceremony
Meaning the Globes in general, or the acknowledgment of 2020 as a year of cinema?

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#110 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:56 pm

Globes, but now that you mention it, both. Unless films like Promising Young Woman, that would never get nominated in a "normal" year, win- in which case I'm down. But the obliviously-uneven Nomadland will probably win everything.

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#111 Post by aox » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:58 pm

Not to derail the thread, but where did you guys see Nomadland? I've been searching for it since my partner mentioned it a few months ago. And unlike Capernaum, there is nowhere to even purchase it even when renting is unavailable. Pretty Young Woman is another that can only be purchased but not rented/streamed, but at least it is available in some capacity.*

*I do not own a region-free BD player

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#112 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:04 pm

It played at virtual film festivals (NYFF if I remember correctly), and will be available to stream on Hulu starting on the 19th of this month

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#113 Post by aox » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:51 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:04 pm
It played at virtual film festivals (NYFF if I remember correctly), and will be available to stream on Hulu starting on the 19th of this month
Thanks so much. :cheers

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#114 Post by lacritfan » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:22 am

Three out of the five Best Director nominees are women, so that's something.

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Re: Awards Season 2020

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#116 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:43 am

78th Golden Globes

Motion Picture – Drama: Nomadland
Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Minari
Motion Picture – Animated: Soul
Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot
Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Original Score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, Soul
Original Song: “Io Sì (Seen)”, by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, and Niccolò Agliardi, The Life Ahead

Television Series – Drama: The Crown
Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Schitt’s Creek
Television Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit
Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Emma Corrin, The Crown
Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Actress in a Limited Series: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Actor in a Limited Series: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Actress in a Television Supporting Role: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Actor in a Television Supporting Role: John Boyega, Small Axe

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#117 Post by Big Ben » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:37 am

I suppose that's a good lead in for the Academy Awards and I can't say I'm surprised about anything. Surely Film Twitter can't be upset about these wins?

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#118 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:55 am

Andra Day for best actress seems quite a surprise as the wild card nominee against the other four actresses. This will probably secure her as the fifth for the Oscars (too bad for Zendaya)

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#119 Post by The Narrator Returns » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:11 am

Foster was also a surprise, though less so because that category is mostly assumed frontrunners whose movies have kind of run out of steam (Seyfried and Close especially).

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#120 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 am

The Narrator Returns wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:11 am
Foster was also a surprise
The issue with The Mauritanian is that outside of screeners it has only been released theatrically and will only hit streaming on March 2. Awards voters and film critics have made up a sizable proportion of its audience at this point.
Big Ben wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:37 am
Surely Film Twitter can't be upset about these wins?
The reaction I saw was more a sigh of relief at how the perceived worst nominees (The Prom, Glenn Close, the Sia abomination) were mostly shut out. The biggest gripes were those against Nomadland and Sorkin winning Screenplay

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#121 Post by Pavel » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:31 am

Never Cursed wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 am
The biggest gripes were those against Nomadland and Sorkin winning Screenplay
Did I miss some sort of Nomadland controversy? I thought most people, especially the Film Twitter crowd, really liked it.

Anyway, since the nominations, everyone here in Bulgaria has been talking about Maria Bakalova and Borat and it's been very fun looking at all the different, usually ridiculous opinions on her and the film, ranging from calling it an all-time great performance in an all-time great film (though they still haven't seen it) to being disappointed over her getting nominated for Borat, which "isn't cinema". The funniest one is people insisting it's a fantastic performance in a terrible film (whaa?). Her number of best friends obviously grew exponentially, with everyone trying to cash in on the success. Her former drama teacher made some unflattering comments about how Borat isn't art, how he isn't certain in her talent, pretty sexist remarks on how he thinks she got the role, etc., which split opinions even more. Her not winning should tame that a bit, though most people have been acting like she died this morning.
Biggest disappointment is Leslie Odom, Jr. not winning anything. Original song for The Life Ahead is crazy. Love how Daniel Kaluuya almost didn't give an acceptance speech because of mic problems.

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#122 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:00 am

Never Cursed wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 am
The Narrator Returns wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:11 am
Foster was also a surprise
The issue with The Mauritanian is that outside of screeners it has only been released theatrically and will only hit streaming on March 2. Awards voters and film critics have made up a sizable proportion of its audience at this point.
This movie is apparently very popular with the foreign voting block. I’d love to see Tahar Rahim get that the fifth Best Actor slot

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#123 Post by aox » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:57 am

Pavel wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:31 am
Never Cursed wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 am
The biggest gripes were those against Nomadland and Sorkin winning Screenplay
The funniest one is people insisting it's a fantastic performance in a terrible film (whaa?).
I'm not sure why that is funny, but that is how I feel. I wouldn't even call her performance "fantastic", but she is probably the best aspect about an otherwise dull and overdrawn film.

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#124 Post by Pavel » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:06 am

Ha, the reaction I think is weird is when people say they think Borat is awful or tasteless or unfunny but that her performance is great, because her performance is very much in the tone of the film imo. Thinking she is the freshest aspect of a dull, unnecessary sequel is a fair and common opinion, I don't get the people who hate Borat's humor in general, but praise her — it's hard for me to imagine someone who doesn't find Baron Cohen funny finding her performance funny. (It's so common here mostly because of some people feeling obligated to praise her because of some sort of faux-patriotism)

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Re: Awards Season 2020

#125 Post by Dr Amicus » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:56 pm

Bafta Nominations.

After last year's issues (to put it mildly) it's good to see several female directors up for best director, and a range of nominees unlikely to be repeated at the Oscars (Rocks, Another Round)

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