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    Who's picking up a gong at the Oscar?

    I reckon:

    Best Picture: Three Billboards
    Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro
    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis
    Best Actress: Francis McDormand
    Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell
    Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney

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    It looks like nobody really gives a shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    It looks like nobody really gives a shit.
    Said the person who opened the thread and posted that nobody really gives a shit.


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    Best Picture: The Shape Of Water (Feelgood stuff when the US is in the toilet. This year's Forrest Gump...but actually good)
    Best Director: Del Toro
    Best Actor: Gary Oldman (some roles are just constructed to result in Oscars)
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand (just the standout performance)

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    which attendee will grace the red carpet the most smacked out on cocaine , alcohol , anti depressants and tranquilisers ?

    who will display they are wearing no panties ?

    which arse will have cornered the botox market ?

    which actor will not be wearing some sort of #meeetoooo ribbion or similar display of solidarity to prostitution everywhere ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    It looks like nobody really gives a shit.
    and why should they?

    i have to admit that years ago i would give some attention to this sort of nonsense, but not any longer.....it's just too vacuous to merit attention beyond quickly scanning a headline....and thinking "hmmm.... maybe i'll download that later".

    honestly, who gives a shit which actor out of 5 gets the most approval from other people in the film industry? the people nominated and their families have a vested interest in the outcome because it will improve their prospects...but why some housefrau in des moines would be transfixed by this spectacle is beyond me.

    and if we're going to look at it pragmatically (and perhaps cynically), the entire production is nothing more than a marketing campaign designed to increase ticket sales and move merchandise.




    and let me be clear....for those who work in the industry i don't begrudge them their night to recognize the best of their profession....i just don't see why anyone else should care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Best Actor: Gary Oldman (some roles are just constructed to result in Oscars)
    I think Lewis's people have been busy pointing out that Oldman is a wife beater and also slagged off Hollywood something rotten in days gone by.

    Plus Lewis is "retiring".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    It looks like nobody really gives a shit.
    I thought best actress was chosen by who was close to Harvey Weinstein.

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    Bet a couple of coloureds get one this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Best Picture: The Shape Of Water
    I watched this tonight.

    Quirky, original and stylish with good individual performances but totally lacking in substance or anything interesting to say as a story.

    2nd year in a row the winner has been very average and unexceptional.

    Edit: actually I think it is the 3rd year in a row, since that rather gay-arsed musical was the winner 2 years ago I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I watched this tonight.

    Quirky, original and stylish with good individual performances but totally lacking in substance or anything interesting to say as a story.

    2nd year in a row the winner has been very average and unexceptional.

    Edit: actually I think it is the 3rd year in a row, since that rather gay-arsed musical was the winner 2 years ago I think.
    It hasn't won yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Three Billboards
    fcuk - tried this this afternoon and only lasted 36 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I watched this tonight.

    Quirky, original and stylish with good individual performances but totally lacking in substance or anything interesting to say as a story.

    2nd year in a row the winner has been very average and unexceptional.

    Edit: actually I think it is the 3rd year in a row, since that rather gay-arsed musical was the winner 2 years ago I think.

    Thought it was a real stand out movie, although I am a big fan of Toro's ever since I saw "Pan's Labyrinth" (his best film, imo). Stellar cast also. Especially Sally Hawkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Thought it was a real stand out movie, although I am a big fan of Toro's ever since I saw "Pan's Labyrinth" (his best film, imo). Stellar cast also. Especially Sally Hawkins.
    Got Del Toro best director.

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    Oldman got best actor, so wife beaters are back in fashion.


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    McDormand best actress.

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    Oh and Janney and Rockwell got the supporting nods.

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    Who is in the running? I haven't looked into it this year.
    Haven't seen the best pic show you mentioned.

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    Best Picture: The Shape of Water.

    Bookies win that one.

    Added: Looks like they got the right envelope this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Who is in the running? I haven't looked into it this year.
    Haven't seen the best pic show you mentioned.
    Full List of 2018 Oscar Nominations ? Variety

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Best Picture: The Shape Of Water (Feelgood stuff when the US is in the toilet. This year's Forrest Gump...but actually good)
    Best Director: Del Toro
    Best Actor: Gary Oldman (some roles are just constructed to result in Oscars)
    Best Actress: Frances McDormand (just the standout performance)
    4/4 I believe...not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    couple of coloureds get one this year.
    yup, the fish fella was a greyish-greenish hue. glowed blue too when it got the horn.

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    Thanks, Harry.

    I've only seen Ladybird and I, Tonya, so it is hard for me to pick a winner. Lady bird wasn't all that great.
    Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” was a fantastic actress, but I haven't seen the other movies to compare.

    I doubt I'll watch the Oscars this year...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Ladybird
    i think it's just too understated for the big movie heads at the Oscars. definitely way better story-wise than The Shape of Water.

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