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PostSubject: Obligatory Oscar Thread   Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:26 am

This year's winners:
Best Picture: Birdman

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6

Documentary Feature: Citizenfour

Foreign Language Film: Ida

Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman

Original Score: Alexadre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Song: John “Legend” Stephens and Lonnie “Common” Lynn, “Glory” from Selma

Film Editing: Whiplash

Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing: American Sniper

Sound Mixing: Whiplash

Visual Effects: Interstellar

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup And Hairstyling: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Animated Short Film: “Feast”

Live Action Short Film: “The Phone Call”

Documentary Short Subject: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”


I'm kinda surprised at BOYHOOD only getting the one acting win b/c it seemed to be the big frontrunner. I'm happy for JK Simmons; don't really care about the rest - my personal favorites for the year were FRANK, GRAND BUDAPEST, and PLANET OF THE APES, so...

I didn't watch the ceremony; LAWRENCE OF ARABIA was on the Dish Movie channel so I watched that instead. I have a feeling I didn't miss much.
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PostSubject: Re: Obligatory Oscar Thread   Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:31 am

The only Oscar movies I saw last year were Interstellar and Imitation Game. I'd like to see at least Grand Budapest hotel and Birdman but at the moment I have something like 160 movies on my watch list so we'll see..
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PostSubject: Re: Obligatory Oscar Thread   Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:45 pm

As a movie fan I am maybe suppoused to take the Oscars more seriously but I can't.
I can never know if the jury either has seen all the nominated works or make its choices neutrally. For example: Last year I read that the jury let "Frozen" be the best animated feature even though not all of them have seen the other animated films. Best picture? As I'm informed the jury members were too scared to choose any other movie than "12 years a slave" because of political reasons or something.

Sure, I read the results but then I always feel a certain little amount of distrust and that's not just for reasons of taste (I can take if a beloved movie doesn't get an award but what I don't like is unfairness).

BTW: The nominated (and winning) movies/shorts I've seen so far:

Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Nightcrawler
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Big Hero 6
Feast
Birdman
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