Fuck Yes, Hardy's in.1. Hardy2. Rylance3. Stallone4. Ruffalo5. Bale
Miller!!!!!! What a Lovely Day!!
Yeaaaah Hardy!!! :D1.Hardy2.Stallone3.Rylance4.Ruffalo5.Bale
1. Hardy2. Stallone3. Rylance4. Ruffalo5. Bale
Carol snubbed for Best Picture... What the f*ck? While The Martian and Bridge of Spies are in? This is pathetic.
The Martian is better than Carol. Lol.Cool to see Hardy get in. Dude deserved it three times over.
1) Sylvester Stallone2) Tom Hardy3) Mark Rylance4) Mark Ruffalo5) Christian Bale
@L Rime: The Martian is an enjoyable enough movie but now come on. It's a bit overlong, most of the characters are underwritten and it's far from being a masterpiece. The only truly outstanding thing about it is Matt Damon's performance.On the other hand, Carol is a beautifully directed and acted masterpiece. The Martian is fun, Carol is art.I'm pissed about it but I'm happy abour a few things, such as Hardy's and Rampling's nominations and Mad Max's presence almost everywhere! If only Theron could have been nominated instead of Lawrence.
The Martian and Bridge of Spies were deserving but Carol definitely should've gotten in over The Revenant and The Big Short (not that it ever would have, but still). 1. Tom Hardy2. Sylvester Stallone3. Mark Rylance4. Christian Bale5. Mark RuffaloI wouldn't be surprised at all to see Stallone take this though.
"The Martian is fun, Carol is art"No, Carol is art. The Martian is fun AND art.
I can't be happy about anything, hearing the news about Alan Rickman.RIP
I'm really surprised that Carol wasn't nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, considering the reviews it received.
@L Rime: Well I'm glad you liked it :) I'm also sad they snubbed The Hateful Eight for Best Picture. These nominations have been quite a disappointment for me. I'm really glad about Hardy, Rampling and Mad Max in general, but I'm so angry about the category frauds, Carol's and The Hateful Eight's Picture and Director snubs.
1. Rylance2. Hardy3. Stallone4. Bale5. RuffaloMy personal rankings:1. Stallone2. Hardy 3. Rylance4 and 5: Fuck.
Louis: Your ratings and thoughts on:Rogen and Daniels in Steve JobsCaine and Keitel in YouthWill Smith in ConcussionRobert De Niro in JoyMichael Shannon in 99 Homes
@Robert: Who would you have nominated instead of Ruffalo and Bale? And who would you have nominated for Best Picture?By the way, my predictions:1. Hardy2. Stallone3. Rylance4. Ruffalo5. Bale
Anonymous: He'll go with Hoult and Cohen.
So just to be clear, I'm the only one here who thought Abrahamson was actually more deserving than Scott, correct?
Michael McCarthy: I'm happy enough with his nomination, so Scott's omission doesn't really bother me.
Hard to name the top 3 but I'll go with1. Hardy2. Stallone3. Rylance4. Bale5. RuffaloI just wish Elba was nominated instead of Ruffalo.
@Michael: I actually agree that Abrahamson did a better job than Scott (who still would have been worthy). I wish Haynes got a nomination though.@Louis: How would you rank the leading and supporting female nomineez and what is the best scene for each of them?
The other thing I kind of like about Scott being nominated is that I think it gives George Miller even more of a shot to win.My ideal lineup:George MillerTodd HaynesQuentin TarantinoJustin KurzelAlex GarlandAbrahamson and McCarthy wouldn't be far behind though.
Michael McCarthy: Can I have your thoughts on Macbeth in general, because I didn't ask about it before.
My line-up would be Haynes, Sorrentino, Miller, Villeneuve and Tarantino. With Garland, Kurzel and Abrahamson not far behind.
Anyway Louis, thoughts on the nomination? Any disappointment or any welcome surprise?
Fuck yeah!!! Hardy and Miller are in!!!1. Hardy2. Rylance3. Stallone4. Ruffalo5. Bale
Luke: Well as I kind of suggested earlier I thought it was beautifully shot without ever compromising the griminess of the environment. I loved the way Fassbender never went OTT with the performance but rather kept the intensity of a ticking time bomb all the way through, which made the scenes where he did blow up all the more effective. Cotillard did an excellent job basically playing Lady Macbeth as you'd imagine she'd be played by anyone, but adds a fascinating level of fear-based vulnerability to the final act of her performance. I think my favorite thing about the film though was that it was the first time I've ever watched a true to the text film adaptation of Shakespeare that never made me feel like I was watching a play, Kurzel's vision was cinematic all the way through and it flowed wonderfully.
My nominees for Best Director would have been:1. Miller for Mad Max2. Haynes for Carol3. Coogler for Creed4. Mitchell for It Follows5. Heller for Diary of a Teenage Girl
I am outraged that Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) is not among the nominees. In place of Ruffalo could have entered colleague Michael Keaton or Joel Edgerton (Black Mass) or the Seven Hated Tarantino (up to Kurt Russell would fall like a glove).#Fuck The Academy!Good on the ranking of the nominees, here we go:5 - Ruffalo4 - Bale3 - Rylance2.1. - Hardy or Stallone (TIE, do not know which of the two gets the better)
Edgerton wasn't Supporting. Or memorable. They could have went with Emroy Cohen, Adam Driver, Nicolas Hoult, Benicio Del Toro, at least 6 others from Spotlight, and they didn't.
Oh, and Michael Sheen.
1) Hardy 2) Rylance3) Stallone4) Bale 5) Ruffalo
Luke:Rogen - 3.5(His performance is fine bit of work, though I don't think there is anything too worthy of note inside it, although that might come in part because of a certain repetition involving his character "recognize the Apple II team". Nevertheless Rogen handles the dialogue well and what I think works best his chemistry with Fassbender. When their talking anything specific related to Jobs's status Rogen brings the right distance and intensity as Steve Wozniak questions Jobs's steadfast positions. What I like most though are the small casual moments, where Rogen shows a warmth and familiarity suggesting their relationship before Steve Jobs became the Steve Jobs.)Daniels - 4(Daniels familiarity with Sorkin's style is readily apparent as he thrives within the style of dialogue extremely well. He handles the quips and the dishes back and forth in a way that is effective and feels natural. Again his chemistry he strikes up with Fassbender is quite good as Daniels portrays the right passion in disagreement yet underlines it all with an honest respect) Originally my thoughts for the rest were longer, but what I wrote was deleted on me. Caine - 2.5(Extremely standard Caine as he seemed honestly content just to sit there even in the pivotal moments involving his character. Even the major emotional scene he does have seems out of place from the rest of his characterization, and makes little sense in the end as his character changes his mind about the issue which is given no sense in regards to Caine's performance. His best scenes were when he was just shooting the breeze with Keitel) Keitel - 3.5(Keitel is very enthusiastic with his performance, perhaps almost too much so as he does come close to caricature at times. Nevertheless his energy works in reflecting his character's passionate creative drive to do something special. Honestly though two of his most important scenes are undercut by his co-stars, Caine and especially Jane Fonda being so off. Well Keitel is trying to bare his soul they just seem so off which diminishes Keitel's impact.)Smith - 2.5(Unlike Cumberbatch in the Imitation Game Smith does not manage to make the socially awkward yet endearing man work. Smith plays too much into it almost coming off as wacky at times. What is worse is that he just drops this entirely when he wants to be passionate about the cause. Smith can cry, he could always cry, but the way he does it always seems so forced rather than the natural reaction of his character)De Niro - 2(Forgettable more than anything. An uninspired turn that does not rise above the caricature he's given, and feels like a lame reprise of his Silver Linings Playbook performance (which I was not in love with to begin with).)Shannon - 4(He starts out very strong as he seems in the driver seat for the character. Shannon shows the cruelty of his character not through evil, yet instead just a straight forward professionalism. Yet in that even Shannon conveys a modicum of humanity as he suggests that Rick Carver is not unmoved by the evictions, but he simply must do his job. Then the film makes him just a villain. He has an affair, he's cheating the government, and he is bribing officials to screw over a man out of his house. He just becomes Gordon Gecko. Shannon does this well actually, but it feels like a let down as the initial scenes suggest a far more morally complex figure. It seems that was entirely Shannon though since the film would prefer that he just be an obvious bad guy)
Anonymous:Actress:1. Ronan (After the date with Tony's family)2. Larson(Preparing Jack to leave the Room)3. Rampling (The final scene)4. Blanchett (Lunch with Carol)5. Lawrence (Joy shows off the mop herself on QVC)Supporting Actress:1. Leigh ("When you get to hell John", although her pitch to Mannix is a close second)2. Mara(Lunch with Carol)3. Winslet 4. McAdams5. VikanderWinslet and McAdams's scenes kind of blend together, in a good way actually. While Vikander just seems to have the same scene over and over again. Anonymous:Picture:MAX!!!! is all I needed. Director: McKay over any of the other people in the running was disgusting. But hey as long as I got my Miller time. Actress:Theron would have been great but I never thought it would happen. As it stands its a pretty good line up. Supporting Actress:I hate that there are two cases of fraud here, but I'm happy that it was not an the expense of Jennifer Jason Leigh. Original Screenplay:Would have liked to seen Tarantino make it.
On one hand, thoroughly pissed off at Carol getting snubbed for both Best Picture and Best Director, and commiting category fraud for Mara.On the other hand, I loved a lot of the decisions made. Great to see Damon and Hardy nominated, and Brooklyn being nominated for Best Picture.My Best Director lineup:Todd Haynes for CarolGeorge Miller for Mad MaxRidley Scott for The MartianQuentin Tarantino for The Hateful EightDennis Villenueve for Sicario/Ryan Coogler for Creed
I think what you said exemplifies my problem with Shannon: His approach to earlier scenes is so good and unexpected, and then the film turns him into Gordon Gecko that it feels like such a letdown.
Also thoroughly happy about the Brooklyn + Martian love.
Louis why do you reckon Carol missed out on the BP and BD noms? Because the Academy seemed to like the film just fine otherwise.
Truth be told? Lesbians.
Robert: Perhaps. :(Annoying thing is...I can't rightfully get annoyed at any of the actual nominees for those two categories.Loved that Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max, The Martian, and Room got in, don't mind The Revenant, and haven't seen either Spotlight or The Big Short.I thought all four nominees for the Director category I have seen all did sterling work, and again, haven't seen The Big Short.Hopefully watching it won't infuriate me too much.
*all three nominees*haven't seen The Big Short or Spotlight
Also, nearly forgot:1. Rylance2. Hardy3. Stallone4. Ruffalo5. Bale
Calvin:Picture was so spread out to the point that it seemed almost anything could have missed. I mean Original Screenplay seemed to think Straight Outta Compton was still getting for picture for example. The Big Short seems to have that American Hustle love right now, and I do think it will probably wain by time the awards are handed out. That got McKay in over Scott, Spielberg or Haynes though.
Louis: Are we getting the first review tonight.
My personal ranking of all the nominees:1. Brooklyn2. The Martian3. Mad Max: Fury Road4. Bridge of Spies5. Room6. The Revenant1. Miller2. Abrahamson3. Innaritu1. Damon.......2. Cranston3. DiCaprio4. Fassbender1. Ronan2. Blanchett3. Larson4. Rampling1. Stallone2. Hardy3. Rylance (loved all three so can't complain too much about Elba and Del Toro getting snubbed)
Louis: Will watching The Big Short make me flip, you reckon I should give it a pass and feign ignorance?
No nominations for BP and BD for Carol? Damn you, Academy!
Luke: Yes. Calvin: Give it a try if you dare. Apparently some people really love it, I just can't understand why.
Also...I'm so torn for Best Supporting Actress. Mara gave my favourite lead actress performance of the decade, but she was nominated in BLOODY SUPPORTING, and of course I'd want her to get recognition of some sort, but the fact that there's my supporting win for the year, Jennifer Jason Leigh (who probably gives my £2 favourite supporting female performance of the decade), is there too.
I might not. I hate to judge a film in advance before seeing it, but seeing Speilberg, Haynes, Villenueve, Scott, Coogler, TARANTINOTARANTINOTARANTINOTARANTINOTARANTINO
Ugh I'll stop. Sorry all.
The Academy don't really want to award homosexual films outside of acting or writing categories. It's sad, but true.
tahmeed:I hear that but I always come back to the fact that Kiss of the Spider Woman was nominated for Picture and Director all the way back in 1985.
Now that the nominations are announced, I just hope DiCaprio wins.
Luke: You were the one that requested Rohrig right?
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Tom Hardy yessss, I am very happy with this.1)Hardy2)Stallone3)Rylance4)Bale5)Ruffalo
They certainly don't like lesbian stories in Picture.
Louis would you have preferred Carol to get in instead of The Big Short? I honestly agree with Robert, I think that homophobia might have been a reason for its snub. I'm not saying the Academy never nominates gay movies but in a crowded year like this I think that the topic of the movie might have costed Carol a well-deserved Best Picture nomination.
Robert:The Kids Are All Right made it into picture. I'm not saying that there's no such thing as prejudice with the Oscars, but in this case I actually think it was just due to the field. I mean Room, Brooklyn or Bridge of Spies could have just as easily missed.
Anonymous:I'd certainly would have taken it over The Big Short and Haynes over McKay.
Oh yeah, totally blanked on Kids.
You know what, I won't be a jerk and make you review Redmayne in Jupiter Ascending. Switch it to Bateman in The Gift. And please, give us your thoughts and rating of Mr. Redmayne and his mommy issues.
Michael McCarthy: I did request Rohrig.
I am fairly pleased with Hardy getting mentioned as well as the Mad Max love, wow 2015 was Tom Hardys year.1)Tom Hardy2)Sylvester Stallone3)Mark Rylance4)Christian Bale5)Mark Ruffalo
Daniel Bruhl where are you, ohhhhh I have found you both, Idris Elba and Michael Shannon.
2015 is the best year so far for film in this decade, certainly the best choices of films, you wont find many years that have so many big mainstream films =D. OMG Tom Hardy I am in loveeee.
Luke: What were your thoughts on Rohrig?
Robert: I think he will give Redmayne a 0.
In honor of the great manI have made my mind up on my winning request Louis, and its a very easy one for me and that isAlan Rickman - Truly, Madly, Deeply
Michael McCarthy: I haven't seen him yet, though it's one that I'm really interested in, especially when he came runner-up at LAFCA, as well as being in the likely foreign language film winner.
Michael McCarthy: And the subject matter appeals to me as well.
Why would you request him if you haven't seen him?
Michael McCarthy: I was gonna request him for the bonus rounds, but Robert wanted him for the alternates.
Michael McCarthy: Anonymous requested Cooper in Man Of The West before seeing it.
Well sometimes you want to request someone so that Louis can give an expert opinion on whether its worth seeing it or not.
I will make my winning request an actors final performance, Oskar Werner has appeared quite a number of times and that is great, what are your thoughts on him in general Louis?Oskar Werner - Voyage of the Damned
So be it then, as people on this blog have surely noticed I'm not a fan of requesting performances in years that haven't had an Oscar ceremony yet, so I just figured that if one must be requested it should at least be one that we know is worthy of a review.
Michael McCarthy: If you want me to change my request, I've no problem with that, since Rohrig's a definite for the bonus rounds and Louis' probably not gonna see it for awhile.
It's on you dude, I have no intention of bullying you into changing it.
Louis: I'll change my request for Rohrig to Mendelsohn.
Louis: Hasn't anyone requested Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset and Midnight, or Madds Mikkelsen in The Hunt?
Tahmeed: Those performances will get reviewed, especially Mikkelsen.
Tahmeed: Hawke was reviewed for Before Sunset, I am pretty certain Mikkelsen and Hawke again will be reviewed, its always best to suggest a performance that is likely not to be reviewed, its always a smart option =D.
Luke: I'm pondering if I should change my request...
Robert: Thank you for that.Redmayne - 0(Eh where does one even begin with this performance. It's not good obviously, but its not bad in that special brand of Tommy Wiseau style bad that's so fascinating in its badness. Its odd because Redmayne seems to be genuinely taking his performance so seriously there's no sense of fun with it, yet its not even fun because he's taking it so seriously either. It an anomaly of badness since its not as though he's bland bad either, he's just wrong, very wrong. As a villain he certainly does not have any menace. Then there is his bizarre prancing, and whatever it is he is doing with his lips. One can't forget his old man voice he does for some reason, I guess because his character is old but his siblings don't bother so he probably should not have either. Then his whole attempt to portray his character's relationship with his mother breaks down to him giving a confused constipated look while he breaths in fashion as though he forgot to bring his inhaler to set. What is this? Again what is this? Well whatever it is it'll certainly be deserving of that Razzie, if they have the slightest bit of sense to award him. I'll admit I usually have fun writing about extremely bad performances, but this one transcends that to the point I don't even enjoy describing it.)JackiBoyz:For him I'd say the reviews speak for themselves since I've actually reviewed every one of his performances that I've seen.
Louis: I'll change my request for Cooper in Man of the West to Mitchum in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957).
Louis: If you did review Redmayne, would you've given him a blank space at the bottom of it.
Predicted ranking: 1. Rylance 2. Stallone3. Hardy 4. Ruffalo 5. Bale
Luke:Either that or a picture of Wes Bentley in Ghost Rider.
Louis: What are your thoughts and ratings on:Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight
Louis: Can I have your rating and thoughts on The Dark Knight.
It's really weird how the same actor can be nominated for Best Actor and for Worst Actor in the same year lol
Yes, the great actress known as Sandra Bullock got nominated for both the Oscar and the Razzie.
yeah, but it's still weird haha
Just currently carrying on with the spreadsheet, I am not sure whether Oliver Reed and Alan Bates are Co Lead, or supporting for Women In Love as I have the seen the film a few times but, I think an argument could be made for either, anybody know what they would place them as???
Anonymous:Bale - (Bale is a great Bruce Wayne in every respect in being appropriately humorous as the entitled playboy then brings the needed passionate devotion as the real Bruce Wayne. He has some great moments as Wayne in the film particularly the scene after Joker gave him the 50/50 choice. Now his Batman voice is not great, but honestly the fact that he can get any emotion through that as well as his mask is worth mentioning. He does though particularly in the final scene with Harvey and Gordon)Gyllenhaal - (A major upgrade over Holmes but part of the problem was Rachel Dawes was not much of a character to begin with. Gyllenhaal does as well as she really could though I think given that the role is pretty thin)Caine - (Caine is good in all of the film offering the right comedic touches at the right times while bringing the needed understated warmth in his interactions with Bale. In addition to that he really does bring the gravitas when he needs to and his delivery of the Bandit monologue is quite good)Freeman - (Freeman's good once again as his Q, being just there for a few sly quips while doing exposition. He does both these well. There's a bit extra here and there and Morgan does not falter with any bit of it)Luke:Noted.
From what I heard they digitized Bale's voice in post.
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