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Pre-Oscar Thoughts


Jean Valjean

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:kaukau: Alfonso Cuarón is, in my opinion, one of the greatest directors of all time. He's basically up there with Spielberg and (when he's on a roll) James Cameron. So I'm absolutely rooting for him to win Best Picture and Best Director. And also Best Cinematography, because his movies have consistently had some of the best cinematography I've ever seen. I'm also a sucker for black and white. Furthermore, he's more talented than Alejandro González Iñárritu, and deserves as many Oscars as him at the very least. I also think that it's kind of cool that we've had the Best Director award go to a Mexican four times this decade, and I just want to go with the trend. If Cuarón wins again, then officially half of this decade belongs to Mexican directors. Furthermore, I think that it's about time that we have the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture award. It should have been La Vita è Bella, back in 1997, but Titanic came outthat year, so what can you do? If anyone's going to take home that historic first, it might as well be my man Cuarón.

 

So what else is there...

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for Best Animated Film. That was really good, probably the best comic book movie of all of 2018, and that's saying something.

 

And I hope that Black Panther literally comes home with nothing. I like the MCU, but I also won't hide my DC bias. Someone once pointed out on this blog that Suicide Squad has more Oscars than the entire MCU combined, which I thought was hilarious, and I hope that it stays that way. Black Panther was still good, though, and I hope that the sequel makes even more money and blows my mind away.

 

I hope that Lady Ga Ga wins Best Actress. Call it the Cher effect. Also, she gave a good Super Bowl halftime show that one time, an we still owe her our ongoing thanks. Show her you care, Academy.

 

Couldn't care less about Best Actor. They all look awesome and I don't know who to root for. But if I'm going to bring in fanboy bias and sentimentality, Rami Malek, because I'm a huge fan of Freddy Mercury.

 

I like Sam Rockwell, and he did a great job as George W. Bush. Although as a runner-up, I think it would be hilarious if Ben Solo won Best Supporting Actor (the guy deserves some compensation for all the hate he gets playing the Darth Vader fanboy in Star Wars).

 

The sound categories should go to Bohemian Rhapsody, because Queen. Queen is all you need.

 

And Best Documentary Short Subject should go to End Game. It'll be the closest the MCU will ever get to winning an Oscar.

 

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Haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody, but I'm rooting for Roma to take the sound mixing category. The mix made the city scenes feel so vibrant. That, Yalitza Aparicio for actress, and "Leave No Trace got snubbed" are my only strong opinions this year.

 

But I guess if Leave No Trace can't take the top award, Roma is a good second.

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Hah, Black Panther won.

 

I really don't care about anything outside of animation, and Spider-Verse was the clear winner this year.

 

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Hah, Black Panther won.

 

I really don't care about anything outside of animation, and Spider-Verse was the clear winner this year.

 

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:kaukau: *sigh* And so ends the streak.  Here's hoping that DC at least wins Best Picture before Marvel ever does.

 

Also, Spider-Verse was the best picture overall last year.  Didn't see that coming, but when I look backonthe year as a whole, it was definitely the best.

 

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