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They did that for a while. They were called Woody Allen movies. He said that his Oscar wins and records meant nothing to him. If they came with a underage girl, I’m sure he would have said something different.
Exactly. It was extended after 2008 precisely because people thought a popular AND critically acclaimed film like THE DARK KNIGHT not getting a nomination but a mediocre title like THE READER entering the slot was egregious. Opening it up was to assure popular titles might at least get a nomination, and it initially worked. But then the titles got even more insular. So much there was that controversial “Most Popular Film” proposal. I think that really exposed how out of touch the Academy became.
Go back 50-40 years ago and it was possible to see huge blockbusters like THE GODFATHER, JAWS, ROCKY, STAR WARS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK all got nominated and even won. We’re so far from that now.
Still, I was thinking more along the lines of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker or the Farrelly Brothers. Mel Brooks' films got some nominations in the seventies, but not for Best Picture I think.
Granted, it’s not from his usual brand of gross out comedies like THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. It’s definitely got all the qualifications for Oscar bait.
I'm curious as to how stunts are evaluated for awards consideration in the current era. Nowadays it isn't always so clear in the finished product what was the result of impressive stuntwork and to what extent an action sequence was helped out by CGI. How do you know you're judging the stunt and not CGI? Do stunt teams have to submit behind-the-scenes footage of the stunt along with the scene in the finished film to demonstrate how it was done?
I imagine that’s the case. Not all nominations are done by just watching a screener. There’s research that needs to be done in order to validate an eligibility.
Oh I think it'll make it.
This, 100%. I’ve always said that they’re too limited with their choices. They need to be more open-minded and unbiased - if a screwball comedy deserves Best Picture, so be it. Time to make things exciting again!
1. Min. $100m US BO
2. Min. $250m global BO
Another idea is to add some categories for genre films e.g., Action/Adventure, Thriller/Horror, Comedy/Musical, etc.
He's been in pursuit of Mr. White for so long he's become him. lmao
You posted the wrong photo. That's not Craig, that's Jesper Christensen.
Without a doubt @leas_mole ... That snub was the biggest one. It shocked me. Whether one loves or loathes this film, I think most would agree it was gorgeous (especially after the complaints about the look of Spectre).
The Academy seemingly doesn't have a lot of time for James Bond when it comes to the more prestigious awards.
How WOTW managed to win Best Original Song, is still beyond me.
Yeah, this is the one I'm really hung-up on. Not mad or anything, but NTTD is stunning. Better than tons of recent winners/nominees.
These days though the awards are just a virtue signaling exercise.Already I’m seeing lots of “ Oh look! Jane Campion is the first WOMAN director to get nominated twice “ and so forth.
How is that virtue signaling from the audience's point of view? They have no control over what's selected. It's not any different than someone mentioning Spielberg's new records for producing/directing noms.
"Coming 2 America" is nominated for Best MakeUp.
And "Don't Look Up" is nominated for 4 Oscars.
There you have the really stupid, silly comedies.
But you write as if "the Academy" was a room with 5 people sitting in it deciding what to do.
It's 10.000 people from the movie industry, that are spread all over the world.
It just seems, that most of them don't see a movie like "Coming 2 America" in a category like "Script", "Direction" etc.
On the other hand:
There were almost 300 feature films eligible for this years Oscars.
Just because a movie is not nominated for an Oscar, doesn't make it a bad movie.
And a movie is not a "loser" just because it didn't get nominated.
They’re women and minorities. I guess celebrating their trivial but notable milestones triggers some people.
By that measure,do you think Fast And Furious 9 should have gotten nominated for academy awards? ( it was the first film of the pandemic era to make over 700 million )
Even though I may not like many of the choices made on this particular Bond film, I do like that Eon stuck to their guns and just went for it.
I'm going to guess the song will win. Kind of shows how much music tastes have changed over the decades. So many great and iconic Barry Bond themes were never nominated, yet songs like TWOTW not only get a nod but a win. I tend to think Eilish's song is no better or worse than TWOTW, but nowhere near as iconic as GF, YOLT, LALD, AVTAK, etc.
Many actors don't get an Oscar early in their careers but later as kind of a lifetime achievement award. An example is Al Pacino, who surely should have gotten one for many of his wonderful performances in the '70s, but finally gets one for...Scent of a Woman?
Similarly, a strong case could be made for GF, YOLT, LALD, and especially NDIB (which is widely considered one of the worst Oscar decisions).
Boy, was 1977 a bad year for Oscar songs:
Listen how often the Oscar broadcasts reference LALD and NDIB even though the songs didn't actually win.
So now, the Oscars are making up for the long-time snubs of all these great songs by giving it to SF, TWOTW, and yes, probably NTTD.
Well if NTTD is the only new movie you went to see last year...chances are it’s your favourite film of the year! 😂