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this forum has really become a travesty. really happy for JK Simmons
but i was at a friends house trying to be sociable and busy live tweeting it as well.
JULIANNE MOORE THO.
Which is quite surreal.
social media going "check out my friend's oscar nominated film". cool that it won
Sounds like there was bloody loads of stuff to be outraged about!
Can't imagine anyone with an actual interest in film giving a shit about them. Didn't even know they were happening til it was on the front page of the BBC last night
The voting system is a joke and lest we forget Forrest Gump won best picture, director and actor.
Hardly something to take seriously is it?
OMG those suits!
Indie-points for sure, but it is a pointless load of back-slapping bollocks.
I watch the Oscars as a fun entertainment kind of thing, and I'm pleased when someone I like wins one, but this year I hadn't even seen a single one of the films. Apart from the Norwegian short film that was nominated, hahah.
So @Geoff and @no-class, dan's not far off like. No one I know who also work with film have any real interest in the Oscars. It's symbolic and mostly just a chance for Hollywood to pat themselves on the back for the whole world to see.
if not, i don't care
dont remember the soundtrack to grand budapest tho
Which means it was perfect.
Thought everyone in here would be kicking off about that by now.
I didn't see it on the list I looked at earlier :/ #monday
but i was wrong as all heck. there was controversy over it not being nominated, but it's possible that the live action sections stopped it being eligible
it has to be at least 75% animated - the Lego movie was about 90%. Best guess would be it wasn't traditional enough for the Academy.
Perhaps. I didn't think it the `Citizen Cane of animated film` that most people seemed to, but it was immensely enjoyable and I don't think I saw a better animated film last year so it's a bit rum it didn't get a nod.
That's pretty nuts.
They're free to choose what they want after all. There's also the `corporate propaganda` angle too I suppose. Either way, I thought it was great fun.
but I think it's interesting that the category is one of those voted for by the craftsmen (and women) and they have to all have seen the final ten before putting together their nominations, which is totally different to how the big awards work, where a lot of the voting academy members won't have seen many of the films before polling.
The main Oscars get criticised for rewarding safe studio fare, and the specialist ones get criticised when they throw a spotlight onto small, individually crafted pieces.
There's never going to be agreement on these things. All grumbles ultimately lead to `the film I liked best didn't win that thing`... But it is good that the animated feature seems to reward technical craft more than other categories. Seems like the right thing to do.
Think people in general get a bit too het up about The Oscars. Once you make peace with the fact that awards ceremonies a) are inherently pointless and b) there for back slapping ahead of an esteemed celebration of merit then... it makes things a bit more pleasant. The Oscars are good fun above all else really.
so nbd really
Got proper Empire Strikes Back vibes from that.
Film's all about that lad. Film itself's a bit meh but Baymax is a fucking dude.
Just keep thinking of the bit where Baymax is deflated/drunk. Incredible.
not backing down when the orchestra were trying to get him to leave the stage.
aside from Selma which was never going to win. Redmayne winning is a fucking joke, though.
You'd think people would have twigged by now that the ceremony always has shit writing and jokes, it's not really the host's fault.
Can't believe he's going to be Academy Award Winner Eddie Redmayne from now till eternity though, pretty ridiculous.
At least Eddie Redmayne never committed the crime that is 30 Seconds to Mars
Still, the rule I cited above also applies to him
Before I wandered into this thread every single opinion I've heard of his performance is that it's genuinely incredible.
does everyone just hate him for (checks wikipedia) going to eton with prince william?
which I haven't seen but in which he has received quite unanimous approval for his performance. But not here, it seems.
Or maybe everyone here loves Michael Keaton or something.
I’ve seen it and thought his performance was without a doubt the best I’ve in the last year. It’s so easy to do a film about someone with a disability which focuses on the otherness of the person- that was my main problem with the Imitation Game- but the beauty of the writing and Redmayne’s performance was that it felt so realistic.
Genuinely find it really surprising that people are so down on it- thought the Birdman win was more contentious.
And I always found him intensely irritating beforehand, so much so that I thought it was going to stop me enjoying the film. So that alone was an impressive feat
While it's nice that something so unabashedly pompous has won for once it seems fairly incidental compared to Boyhood or Selma (both of which are categorically better films).
David Oyelowo was head and shoulders above all of the Best Actor nominees thiugh.
I got a lot more out of Boyhood as an experience but I think as an example of the craft of filmmaking Birdman is a more deserving winner. Boyhood should have won some kind of outstanding achievement award or something that they invented specifically for it as it stands on it's own frankly.
but glad for Patricia Arquette and Birdman is a worthy winner instead out of the rest.
Ida winning best foreign film though <3333
It says No OscarS. Plural. So we're allowed to have one.
it's genuinely one for the ages. not only for Streep but the woman next to her having an orgasm, which really seals it
it was kind of better when i thought it was just some randomer...