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Chip R
01-10-2013, 10:13 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/2013-oscars/2013-oscar-nominations-announcement-223312562.html

BuckeyeRed27
01-10-2013, 12:07 PM
If I had a vote I'd go:

Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress: Jessican Chastain
Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Supporting Acress: Anne Hathaway
Director: Spielberg

Some close calls in all of those categories. This has been a pretty strong year for movies.

*BaseClogger*
01-10-2013, 12:38 PM
That's an awfully weak field for Best Director (where is PTA?). I think the strongest competition is for Best Supporting Actor.

Unless Les Miz or Lincoln sweep a lot of the categories, I think the most upset I could be is if Wreck-It Ralph doesn't win haha...

edit: The Master deserved a cinematography nod too!

BuckeyeRed27
01-10-2013, 03:09 PM
That's an awfully weak field for Best Director (where is PTA?). I think the strongest competition is for Best Supporting Actor.

Unless Les Miz or Lincoln sweep a lot of the categories, I think the most upset I could be is if Wreck-It Ralph doesn't win haha...

edit: The Master deserved a cinematography nod too!

It's interesting that Bigelow and to some degree Affleck got left out. Probably doens't help ZDT Best Picture chances.

*BaseClogger*
01-10-2013, 04:39 PM
It's interesting that Bigelow and to some degree Affleck got left out. Probably doens't help ZDT Best Picture chances.

I think it all but gurantees Lincoln the Best Picture award...

dougdirt
01-10-2013, 04:42 PM
If I had a vote I'd go:

Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty


I am going to be honest.... I don't think it was that special of a movie. If it hadn't been about getting Bin Laden and had been about getting some fictional character instead, I can't see it getting anywhere near the kind of buzz it did get. Solid movie, but it isn't a special movie.

BuckeyeRed27
01-10-2013, 04:47 PM
I am going to be honest.... I don't think it was that special of a movie. If it hadn't been about getting Bin Laden and had been about getting some fictional character instead, I can't see it getting anywhere near the kind of buzz it did get. Solid movie, but it isn't a special movie.

That's true, but it is about getting Bin Laden not some fictional character. I think that (and the fact it was very well acted and executed) is what makes it a special movie.

dougdirt
01-10-2013, 04:50 PM
That's true, but it is about getting Bin Laden not some fictional character. I think that (and the fact it was very well acted and executed) is what makes it a special movie.

Then the movie simply wasn't as good.

If the movie and story were so good, then it would be just as good if it were about getting you or I. But it wasn't. It is playing on the emotional feelings we all have with getting him. And man, it felt good. But that doesn't make the movie on it's own good or bad. As I said, the movie was solid. But it wasn't special.

texasdave
01-10-2013, 04:54 PM
I have to agree with Doug on this one. ZDT was a good but not great movie, IMO. Of course, I am usually a tough assessor of movies.

BuckeyeRed27
01-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Then the movie simply wasn't as good.

If the movie and story were so good, then it would be just as good if it were about getting you or I. But it wasn't. It is playing on the emotional feelings we all have with getting him. And man, it felt good. But that doesn't make the movie on it's own good or bad. As I said, the movie was solid. But it wasn't special.

I'm sorry I just don't agree with this point. Lincoln wouldn't have been as good as a movie if it was about a fictional character. It was a good movie because it was about someone that we all know and have some sort of feelings about.

dougdirt
01-10-2013, 05:07 PM
I'm sorry I just don't agree with this point. Lincoln wouldn't have been as good as a movie if it was about a fictional character. It was a good movie because it was about someone that we all know and have some sort of feelings about.

That makes the subject good, but not necessarily the movie. I haven't seen Lincoln yet, so I can't comment on it. On the basis of the actual movie, not the subject, it simply wasn't something all that great.

BuckeyeRed27
01-10-2013, 05:48 PM
That makes the subject good, but not necessarily the movie. I haven't seen Lincoln yet, so I can't comment on it. On the basis of the actual movie, not the subject, it simply wasn't something all that great.

I suppose we will just have to agree to disagree.
It was going to be a lot easier to get that movie wrong than it was to get it right. I thought it was perfectly paced and incredibly well acted and suspenseful. There was a TV movie verision of the hunt for Bin Laden sometime last fall that was the perfect example of what not to do and ZDT nailed it.

klw
01-10-2013, 07:28 PM
I was disappointed that Skyfall was not nominated for Best Picture. I would not have expected it to win but I was hoping it would get a nomination. It was clearly the best (though only)movie that I saw last year.

WDE
01-10-2013, 09:06 PM
The fact that Ben Affleck got snubbed for best director is ridiculous.

dougdirt
01-10-2013, 10:09 PM
I suppose we will just have to agree to disagree.
It was going to be a lot easier to get that movie wrong than it was to get it right. I thought it was perfectly paced and incredibly well acted and suspenseful. There was a TV movie verision of the hunt for Bin Laden sometime last fall that was the perfect example of what not to do and ZDT nailed it.

I thought it moved fairly slowly. It was well acted, but I have seen better.

Ohayou
01-11-2013, 02:00 PM
The fact that Ben Affleck got snubbed for best director is ridiculous.

I never thought I'd live in a world where people were shocked when Ben Affleck wasn't nominated for Best Director.

Kudos to him for successfully reinventing himself.


I thought it moved fairly slowly. It was well acted, but I have seen better.

It takes a good twenty minutes for the story to actually start, but there are some moments of great suspense, the entire thing is extremely well acted and interesting from beginning to end. I liked it.

BuckeyeRed27
01-11-2013, 02:17 PM
I thought it moved fairly slowly. It was well acted, but I have seen better.

What would be your vote from the nominees?

dougdirt
01-11-2013, 02:26 PM
What would be your vote from the nominees?

I have only seen Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty of the nominees. Honestly, both left me thinking "pretty good movie", but not what I hold up as "movie of the year" category. I thought Silver Linings Playbook was better acted. Cooper and DeNiro acted their butts off.

Best movie I saw of the year was The Dark Knight Rises.

I am going to see Django Unchained today or tomorrow, so that could change. I may also go see Lincoln depending on how things play out tonight (if I see Django Unchained tonight, I will see Lincoln tomorrow before football.

kaldaniels
01-11-2013, 03:43 PM
I have only seen Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty of the nominees. Honestly, both left me thinking "pretty good movie", but not what I hold up as "movie of the year" category. I thought Silver Linings Playbook was better acted. Cooper and DeNiro acted their butts off.

Best movie I saw of the year was The Dark Knight Rises.

I am going to see Django Unchained today or tomorrow, so that could change. I may also go see Lincoln depending on how things play out tonight (if I see Django Unchained tonight, I will see Lincoln tomorrow before football.

I really enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises...one of my favorites of the year too. It was one of those movies that just had a great mood throughout, and the score really stood out as well...something I usually don't care about.

Was also hoping Jack Black got a nod for Bernie.

*BaseClogger*
01-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Was also hoping Jack Black got a nod for Bernie.

Likewise McConaughey for Magic Mike. But those types of roles don't win awards.

I think it's kind of silly to call The Dark Knight Rises one of the best films of 2012. Giving it any awards for anything other than its special effects would be in an attempt to make up for The Dark Knight's lack of awards...

dabvu2498
01-12-2013, 12:12 AM
Rented Beasts of the Southern Wilds tonight. It's good and may be if I see it a second time I will think it's great. By the time I quit taking it literally I missed a fair amount of what the movie was trying to tell me. The story is great and the storytelling is pretty good too. Oh. And the girl should win best actress. And not just because she was 5. And the guy who plays her father should have been nominated at minimum.

HeatherC1212
01-12-2013, 01:44 AM
Gotta love that Ben Affleck wins the Critic's Choice Award for Best Director and Best Film on the exact same day that he gets completely and totally snubbed for Best Director by the Academy Awards. :eek:

I haven't seen many of the movies nominated yet but I hope to get caught up before the Awards air at the end of February. I have some work to do! ;)

Sweetstop
01-12-2013, 09:40 AM
Rented Beasts of the Southern Wilds tonight. It's good and may be if I see it a second time I will think it's great. By the time I quit taking it literally I missed a fair amount of what the movie was trying to tell me. The story is great and the storytelling is pretty good too. Oh. And the girl should win best actress. And not just because she was 5. And the guy who plays her father should have been nominated at minimum.

we watched it a couple of days ago, and i think it's quite wondrous..hushpuppy from "the bathtub". :)

dougdirt
01-12-2013, 02:04 PM
Saw Django Unchained last night. Wonderful movie. I would put it below The Dark Knight Rises, but it was darn good. Excellent music as well themed to the movie. Really made it better.

dabvu2498
01-12-2013, 02:11 PM
we watched it a couple of days ago, and i think it's quite wondrous..hushpuppy from "the bathtub". :)

She was a bad man.

Ohayou
01-12-2013, 02:40 PM
I really enjoyed The Dark Knight Rises...one of my favorites of the year too. It was one of those movies that just had a great mood throughout, and the score really stood out as well...something I usually don't care about.

Was also hoping Jack Black got a nod for Bernie.

You've got two people having an intimate conversation whilst Zimmer's booming score smothers the whole freakin' scene. Of course it stood out. :laugh:

Couldn't agree more about Black, though. He was terrific.

Wonderful Monds
01-12-2013, 03:09 PM
The most egregious snub this year aside from Tarantino for best director is yet another best original score snub for Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood with The Master.

BuckeyeRed27
01-14-2013, 02:56 PM
Pretty cool that Argo won the Golden Globe last night. I don't think it was the best movie, but I did really like it and made up a bit for Affleck's snub at the Oscar's.

WMR
01-14-2013, 05:29 PM
I think Silver Linings Playbook is my favorite of the ones I've seen so far (about half the list). It comes dangerously close to audience pandering, though, but it is so damn likeable.

Joseph
01-14-2013, 10:13 PM
I think Silver Linings Playbook is my favorite of the ones I've seen so far (about half the list). It comes dangerously close to audience pandering, though, but it is so damn likeable.

So you're the audience to which it was pandering? ;)

kaldaniels
01-14-2013, 11:26 PM
Almost forgot... I thought Hyde Park on Hudson was gonna be Murray's Oscar vehicle. That sure fizzled out...hardly got any press at all.

*BaseClogger*
01-15-2013, 02:51 AM
I think Silver Linings Playbook is my favorite of the ones I've seen so far (about half the list). It comes dangerously close to audience pandering, though, but it is so damn likeable.

I'm pretty torn between Zero Dark Thirty, Django, and Silver Linings. ZDT seems like the most Oscar-bait movie of the three though and I think it has the best chance of winning, so I guess I'll pull for it...

Wonderful Monds
01-15-2013, 02:59 AM
I'm pretty torn between Zero Dark Thirty, Django, and Silver Linings. ZDT seems like the most Oscar-bait movie of the three though and I think it has the best chance of winning, so I guess I'll pull for it...

To be included in that conversation, does that mean you think Django Unchained seems like Oscar bait to some degree as well? Because I really don't see that at all.

*BaseClogger*
01-15-2013, 05:53 AM
To be included in that conversation, does that mean you think Django Unchained seems like Oscar bait to some degree as well? Because I really don't see that at all.

No I don't. I'm just saying those are my three personal favorite. I'm pulling for ZDT because I think it has a much greater chance of winning than the other two. I think ZDT, Lincoln, Argo, and Les Miz are the only nominees with a shot...

Yachtzee
01-16-2013, 11:06 PM
The Miserables will win. It's a period piece about the French with over-the-top singing. Three things the Academy loves.

Roy Tucker
01-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Saw "Lincoln" last night. There is no way Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't win best actor. Hands down.

My only complaint about the movie was that it was a smidge long. They could have cut the whole son Robert arc and the better ending would have been Lincoln's butler watching Lincoln walking down the White House hallway. We knew he got assassinated and it was a bit of an anticlimax.

kaldaniels
01-20-2013, 02:46 PM
Saw "Lincoln" last night. There is no way Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't win best actor. Hands down.

My only complaint about the movie was that it was a smidge long. They could have cut the whole son Robert arc and the better ending would have been Lincoln's butler watching Lincoln walking down the White House hallway. We knew he got assassinated and it was a bit of an anticlimax.

I think Spielberg (or the writers) tried to get too cute with the assassination scene. So people thought it was unique, but me, eh.

*BaseClogger*
01-20-2013, 06:10 PM
Saw "Lincoln" last night. There is no way Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't win best actor. Hands down.

My only complaint about the movie was that it was a smidge long. They could have cut the whole son Robert arc and the better ending would have been Lincoln's butler watching Lincoln walking down the White House hallway. We knew he got assassinated and it was a bit of an anticlimax.

I think just about everybody (including myself) agrees with your criticism. Spot on.

For the category of Best Actor, I must ask: did you see The Master?

RBA
01-21-2013, 01:27 PM
I attended ZDT with 7 other people. Not one of us thought it was a great movie.

*BaseClogger*
01-21-2013, 02:39 PM
I attended ZDT with 7 other people. Not one of us thought it was a great movie.

What's your pick?

Hoosier Red
01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Almost forgot... I thought Hyde Park on Hudson was gonna be Murray's Oscar vehicle. That sure fizzled out...hardly got any press at all.

I was actually wondering if that was "released" in time. It got so little attention, did they actually hold it until after new years so it's in contention for next year's awards?

RBA
01-21-2013, 02:47 PM
What's your pick?

Django Unchained is the only other movie I have seen on the list. So I really don't have an informed opinion on which one is best. I did like Django.

kaldaniels
01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
I was actually wondering if that was "released" in time. It got so little attention, did they actually hold it until after new years so it's in contention for next year's awards?

Surely it was, I believe the official release was Dec 7. Django was Dec 25.

Roy Tucker
02-01-2013, 08:09 PM
If you want to see all the big Oscar movies, AMC has a pretty cool deal. I think Newport is doing it.

http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/best-picture-showcase

dougdirt
02-01-2013, 08:46 PM
If you want to see all the big Oscar movies, AMC has a pretty cool deal. I think Newport is doing it.

http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/best-picture-showcase

9 movies in one day? Not sure I could even make it that long without falling asleep.

R_Webb18
02-02-2013, 01:56 AM
that's what 18 hours? seems crazy.

WMR
02-05-2013, 03:28 AM
that's what 18 hours? seems crazy.

18 hours would be conservative, IMO, a lot of those movies are longgggg. :eek:

redsmetz
02-24-2013, 09:17 AM
Here's a piece in today's USA Today magazine interviewing Ron Howard. He lays out the extraordinary number of good flicks this year.

http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20130222/ENTERTAINMENT01/302220005/Movies-we-love-you-Oscar-weekend-Ron-Howard-reflects-on-why-films-matter

As an addition, there was a list of movies Howard wants his grandchildren to see (at various appropriate age levels). Interesting list and I've seen many of them. We've ordered the rest on Netflix.

http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20130222/ENTERTAINMENT03/130222002/10-Films-Ron-Howard-wants-his-grandchildren-love?odyssey=obinsite