The 92nd Academy Awards Jan 13, 2020 14:19:04 GMT
Post by vits on Jan 13, 2020 14:19:04 GMT
-FORD V FERRARI?! I thought it was out of the Best Picture race! What a nice surprise! I also felt doubts about JOKER, since it hadn't gotten that many nominations in this category throughout the season. I remember THE FAREWELL and KNIVES OUT being considered long shots, so I'm not surprised they're not nominated, but I thought they were better than some of the actual nominees.
-Best Directing was very competitive and the choices were never going to satisfy everyone. I personally felt Greta Gerwig did a better job than Martin, Todd and Quentin, but they're not bad choices. And no, don't make this a sexism issue.
-Saoirse! Awesome! I feared that she might have lost a little steam recently. I haven't seen HARRIET, but I thought Lupita Nyong'o had more chances than Cynthia based on how many awards she's been winning. I personally thought Awkwafina was more deserving than Scarlett, but not a bad choice.
-Best Actor was the most competitive category of the entire year. There were arguably 10 frontrunners. The choices were also never going to satisfy everyone. Am I satisfied? Yes.
-The writing nominations are all good choices, though I'm surprised 1917 made it over THE FAREWELL.
-I like the Best Song line-up. Not just because they're good songs, but also because THE LION KING isn't nominated here.
-Yes! I love I LOST MY BODY! Wow, no FROZEN PART II here. I thought it was better than HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON PART 3. Even KLAUS (which I liked) is a surprise.
-I haven't seen MALEFICENT PART 2 yet, but I assumed that ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and especially ROCKETMAN were locks for Makeup/Hairstyling. Hell, even DOLEMITE IS MY NAME had bigger chances.
-Wow! I assumed THE LIGHTHOUSE had lost its chances of a nomination. I wasn't a big fan of THE IRISHMAN's cinematography. I would've nominated LITTLE WOMEN or PARASITE instead.
-I haven't seen 1917, but I know that they make it look like it's one shot. Does that mean it deserved a Best Editing nomination? Either way, I'm happy with these choices.
-Yes! PARASITE for Production Design! I loved LITTLE WOMEN, but it's not fair for period pieces to always get nominated here. I assumed JOKER could get a chance here.
-I thought ATLANTICS was a lock for a nomination, even though I personally wasn't a big fan of it.
APOLLO 11 isn't nominated?! I didn't see any documentary last year, but I thought this one was the frontrunner to win!
-I can't say I'm surprised Willem Dafoe and Song Kang-ho aren't nominated. Again, the competition was too strong this year.
-Yes! THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW was one of my favorite shorts last year!
-JOKER and LITTLE WOMEN for Score! Yay! THE RISE OF SKYWALKER? But the score was mostly re-using the old themes (even more than EPISODES VII & VIII). I thought US had a bigger chance here.
-I'm surpised JOKER is nominated for the Sound awards but AVENGERS PART 4 isn't.
-Good choices for Supporting Actress, though I'm surprised to see Kathy Bates instead of Jennifer Lopez and Zhao Shuzhen.