Yeah, that was good. I'm happy he won. I did not want Mendes to win.
1917 was okay for me. Not a great winner, but not one of the worst. However, the idea of Mendes winning a Best Director and Best Picture twice while Scorsese has only won once and Tarantino zero times was too much. So glad he didn’t end up winning even though my curse continues, lol.
I wanted QT to win but I am just glad Mendes does not have two. The thought of it would have given me a massive headache. LMAO!!! I knew Scorsese didn't have a shot at all and hopefully, he comes back strong on his next film.
Just read through the whole thread after watching the show with family and it was an absolute pleasure reliving the HOLY FUCK awesomeness of that BD/BP upset via all of your great posts. This will probably be the most unanimously joyous reaction our board shares together on Oscar night for a long while. Thanks MAR! This went from my least favorite Oscar race in history to my absolute favorite in the span of twenty minutes. They actually got it right!
Have mixed feelings about this. For once it's great they chose a great movie, as Parasite currently is my #2 of the year. And especially that the big one finally went to a foreign movie. The down side is that Parasite won over an even better movie, that was the favourite, which stings a bit as of now.
Ok, now that I had a good night of sleep, some thoughts:
- Phoenix is finally an Oscar winner! He's one of my favorite actors and he's deserved this since Two Lovers in 2008. Ain't no controversy, incel reddit fandom or boring race that's gonna rob this moment: he finally got his overdue love. - Same goes to Dern and Pitt. - Parasite. Fucking Parasite. So inspired, all of its wins! I was predicting but it was more of hopedicting hahaha And how happy was Diane Keaton when she announced its screenplay victory? - I do like 1917 and considering how baity was, at least it was good bait. I was resigned that AMPAS would go after the usual fare and I had no problem with it. As much as I like Mendes, can't say I'm sad that his movie underwhelmed though. We'll probably have war movies as frontrunners forever, but how many Parasites are we likely to have? - As a watcher, I thought the ceremony got really, really boring halfway into it.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Feb 10, 2020 13:46:58 GMT
So, to add my two cents...
While Parasite wasn't my favourite of the year (#4), and the three films ahead of it in my lineups were also Best Picture nominees; I'm still delighted that it won.
Also delighted for Phoenix, who has long been my favourite working actor, and his Arthur Fleck is my leading actor win for last year. I'm very pleased for Zellweger too, as she is my personal runner up and the best of the nominees.
I really love Pitt and Dern, but I wish they hadn't won for these performances. Still, a part of me smiles at the fact they are acting Oscar winners.
From the Screenplay winners, Parasite is a fine choice but I think Once Upon... should have took that one home. I'm more than happy with the Jojo win.
Really pleased 1917 took home cinematography, as that was a no brainer for me.
The Academy knocked it out of the park with Best Picture this year, and then they made a really fine choice from a great bunch.
Goddammit, even if Bong really wasn't my personal choice for Best Director and even if I do find his film to be a bit overrated, I just can't help but rewatch that Best Director win with a huge fucking smile on my face. It was probably the only real surprise of the night but WHAT a surprise it was. And he's just such a genuine dude. His tribute to Scorsese was wonderful and his "I love you Tarantino" almost made me well up!
Makes me want to rewatch "Parasite" so that maybe I can fall in love with it but I must resist the urge, at least until the Oscar high comes off
And also, HOLY SHIT that translator! Truly the unsung hero of the entire season. As a translator myself I know very well what kind of pressure it is to literally be a bridge between the speaker and the audience but for her to so effortlessly do her job on such a global stage without showing any signs of stress is truly astonishing. Sharon Choi is her name and apparently she studied film and has been working on a screenplay of her own. Bong, you know what to do!