Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Aug 11, 2019 1:21:10 GMT
so do we just hate Away from Her or what because it couldn't land a single nom, not even in screenplay. We couldn't even get Christie in there but sure, there was room for Watts in her blandest role of all time and Amy Adams being whimsical
also, Gone Baby Gone can go fuck itself (read that in a Boston accent for full effect). Has no business being here at all apart from Ryan. Neither do Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (which is a solid movie in spite of the weak dialogue/screenplay, and if anything is a better show of acting, directing and editing) or Eastern Promises which is just...so damn overrated. Speaking of Devil, where the hell is Albert Finney?
McAvoy for Atonement is also kinda wtf, especially in lieu of Pinsent, Crowe, Depp, or PSH for his better 2007 performance in The Savages. He's never been that great an actor with the exception being Split which actually required some creativity on his part. He and Knightley both just reached the bare minimum here. I mean this is one of the greatest years of all time what is McAvoy doing here??
I guess the BP and BD lineups make up for all of this. Most of the right things got in, but the things that got left out are just glaring.
Post by themoviesinner on Aug 11, 2019 4:59:56 GMT
The results are pretty predictable, but that Best Actress lineup is fantastic. Shame that The Secret Of The Grain wasn't nominated for anything. It's definitely one of the best films of the year, but I guess few have seen it.
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Post by ingmarhepburn on Aug 11, 2019 10:21:00 GMT
I knew the first minute I saw Eddie Vedder being snubbed for Into the Wild's songs that I was in for some letdowns, and unfortunately I was right. Aside from a couple of surprises here and there, especially in Best Actress, the nominations were a bit predictable. Watts's performance in Eastern Promises is really nothing special, but I guess that a lot of people must have seen her film, and in a weak year for Best Actress as 2007 was, anything can happen when you have seven slots. The Savages and Into the Wild were completely shut-out (ok, the last one got a supp. actor nom, but that was the least required). Juno not being nominated for Best Picture and Best Ensemble Cast also left a bitter taste in my mouth (what are I'm Not There and Zodiac doing there?). And nothing for Control? Really? You guys nominate Corbijn for the unremarkable The American in 2010 and leave him out for the one that might be his masterpiece? Okay.
Well, at least Once made it. And There Will Be Blood, but that was expected. I'll try to watch Ratatoulle and Jesse James before voting. No Country for Old Men did nothing for me when I first saw it, but perhaps a rewatch might do the trick… or not. Let's see.