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    Best Picture
    The Father
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Mank
    Minari
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday
    Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
    Frances McDormand – Nomadland
    Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
    Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Anthony Hopkins – The Father
    Gary Oldman – Mank
    Steven Yeun – Minari

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
    Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah
    Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami…
    Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
    Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
    Olivia Colman – The Father
    Amanda Seyfried – Mank
    Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

    Best Director
    Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
    David Fincher – Mank
    LeBe Isaac Chung – Minari
    Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
    Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

    Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Minari
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    The Father
    Nomadland
    One Night in Miami…
    The White Tiger

    Best International Feature Film
    Another Round
    Better Days
    Collective
    The Man Who Sold His Skin
    Quo Vadis, Aida?

    Best Animated Feature Film
    Onward
    Over the Moon
    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
    Soul
    Wolfwalkers

    Best Documentary Feature
    Collective
    Crip Camp
    The Mole Agent
    My Octopus Teacher
    Time

    Best Film Editing
    The Father
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best Cinematography
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Mank
    News of the World
    Nomadland
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best Music (Original Score)
    Da 5 Bloods
    Mank
    Minari
    News of the World
    Soul

    Best Music (Original Song)
    “Fight for You” – Judas and the Black Messiah
    “Hear My Voice” – The Trial of the Chicago 7
    “Husavik” – Eurovision Song Contest
    “Io Si (Seen)” – The Life Ahead
    “Speak Now” – One Night in Miami...

    Best Sound
    Greyhound
    Mank
    News of the World
    Soul
    Sound of Metal

    Best Visual Effects
    Love and Monsters
    The Midnight Sky
    Mulan
    The One and Only Ivan
    Tenet

    Best Production Design
    The Father
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank
    News of the World
    Tenet

    Best Costume Design
    Emma
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank
    Mulan
    Pinnochio

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    Emma
    Hillbilly Elegy
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank
    Pinocchio

    Best Animated Short Film
    Burrow
    Genius Loci
    If Anything Happens I Love You
    Opera
    Yes-People

    Best Live Action Short Film
    Feeling Through
    The Letter Room
    The Present
    Two Distant Strangers
    White Eye

    Documentary Short Subject
    Colette
    A Concerto Is a Conversation
    Do Not Split
    Hunger Ward
    A Love Song for Latasha

    The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on 25 April.
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    There's a lot I am glad about, but (aside from seeing some accomplished female directors) I am glad to see both Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci nominated for their work in "Sound of Metal." It's a pretty low-key character drama about a drummer who is losing his hearing and the impact on his ability to cope with and find enjoyment in life, and learning to deal with this issue.

    Ahmed actually gets to show his range here. Very different from his role in Rogue One and other films I've seen him in, and he successfully carries this indie film playing a character who can generate both good and bad feelings in the viewer.

    Paul Raci is kind of a sleeper performance. He's not a well-known actor but plays a deaf mentor in this film who has to also practice tough love. Even that description sounds generic and "feel good" -- but it is not; Raci made a part that could have been sappy and cookie cutter and actually makes it feel unique and interesting... and the resolution there is anything but. IRL he is the child of deaf parents and is fluent in ASI, so he brings authenticity to the role. It was such a unique performance and a grounded one.

    The film itself reminds me in tone and feel of a film from a few years ago called, "Leave No Trace," about a transient father/daughter pair where the dad has been suffering from PTSD, leading to his issues in not being able to put down roots, but his daughter is slowly realizing she cannot live that way anymore. (Ben Foster played the dad, I think.) BOth films are about damaged people who need to learn to accept change in their lives because their current approach is no longer working.
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    Hillbilly Elegy... Don't get me wrong, I love Glen Close (The Wife was a tour de force imo) but anything connected to this melting brained nationalist is shit.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Hillbilly Elegy... Don't get me wrong, I love Glen Close (The Wife was a tour de force imo) but anything connected to this melting brained nationalist is shit.
    It was pretty much chalked up to a nom after she failed to win on one or two things she should have been selected for. (Like The Wife -- she was so great.)
    Kind of like Pacino getting a win for Scent of a Woman... but much worse.

    Yeah, that is the one I wasn't thrilled about, at first glance.
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    I would love to see Sound of Metal win. Normally I think my choices have zero chance but that all changed with Parasite.

    An observation I read earlier that is SO true....

    Not every movie HAS a “lead actor.” William H Macy is in Fargo for longer than Frances McDormand. These are arbitrary categories. Free your mind.
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    I didn't watch it.

    There were some good things and some slight surprises. Nothing really weird. Nomadland took Director and Picture, which was generally expected.

    Kinda happy over Promising Young Woman taking the original script award.

    Kinda glad Glenn Close didn't win for Hillbilly Elegy (because it was such a terrible film, I guess no one ever COMPLAINS for winning an Oscar but it would almost feel insulting to get it for this film) but sad she didn't win in the past when she actually was in great films.

    Kinda bummed Hopkins won for The Father, although (despite my not seeing it) I did hear he was good. But it was kind of an Oscar bait film, I would have been happy seeing Bozeman or Ahmed pick up Best Actor for some films that were more unique. I think Sound of Metal itself won two awards, so.. cool. It's too bad Paul Raci was going up against Daniel Kaluuya, Raci was really great in SoM and it was such a unique role and portrayal.

    I'm also kinda "eh" on Soul. It wasn't a bad film but had its problems, and Pixar seems to always get a shoe-in. I guess I can be grateful it wasn't Onwards, which was merely an average Pixar film. (I mean, come on -- it's basically an AD&D geek film, and I am so lukewarm on it... it kinda tells you about the quality.) But the soundtrack for Soul was good, so it's great that that won its award.
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    Here's which new ideas at the Oscars were worth a crap and which sucked

    Hiring Questlove to be the DJ instead of using a full orchestra: GOOD.

    And he didn’t bring Jimmy Fallon with him, either! Now that’s just being humane.

    Not having the entire ceremony take place inside of a van and/or Airstream trailer: SUCKED.

    Living on wheels was the theme this year! ONLY LOSERS LIVE IN HOUSES, MAN. We all know this now.

    Not letting Aaron Sorkin win anything: GOOD.

    I had no idea he was dating Paulina Porizkova, by the way. I bet she’s miserable with him.

    Getting Glenn Close to shake her ass on camera: GOOD.

    But not giving her an Oscar for the hillbilly movie: ACTUALLY, ALSO GOOD
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    I know Glenn Close is due, as many Oscar winners inevitably are. But it’s past time to retire due-ness at this ceremony. I don’t need consecrated reminders that this is a goddamn club.

    Inserting a trivia contest into the show: GOOD.

    It’s what got Glenn twerkin’. And it beats Neil Patrick Harris doing birthday party magic.

    Honoring the tradition of having a confused old actor like Harrison Ford do a category: GOOD.

    Even if all of Twitter thought he was stoned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Even if all of Twitter thought he was stoned.
    If rumors are to be believed, in his pre-fame days, he sold weed to the Doors. I'm inclined to believe those.

    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Hillbilly Elegy... Don't get me wrong, I love Glen Close (The Wife was a tour de force imo) but anything connected to this melting brained nationalist is shit.
    For my bookclub, we all read this which was a rebuttal to J.D. Vance.

    I thought it was interesting to read about all the shady stuff coal companies have done and still do, and I kind of wish she had talked more about that than why J.D. Vance sucks. Given his popularity, I suppose it was necessary, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius_Van_Der_Beak View Post
    If rumors are to be believed, in his pre-fame days, he sold weed to the Doors. I'm inclined to believe those.



    For my bookclub, we all read this which was a rebuttal to J.D. Vance.

    I thought it was interesting to read about all the shady stuff coal companies have done and still do, and I kind of wish she had talked more about that than why J.D. Vance sucks. Given his popularity, I suppose it was necessary, though.
    What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia combined with The Trillbilly Worker's Party podcast is the very best thing anyone can do to learn what is actually going on in Appalachia and why JD Vance sucks. Chapo was also on him early on.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia combined with The Trillbilly Worker's Party podcast is the very best thing anyone can do to learn what is actually going on in Appalachia and why JD Vance sucks. Chapo was also on him early on.
    I heard their takedown of the movie. I need to give the Trillbillies a listen still.
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