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04 March 2018 @ 11:01 pm
Oscars 2018  
Oof, beefed this year's predictions.  I made the bold prediction of Get Out thinking this year might be similar to 2016, when Mad Max and The Revenant were the head-to-head favorites but Spotlight sort of beamed in to win with only an Original Screenplay win.  But if I hadn't gone No Guts No Glory, I would have picked Three Billboards as the likely winner, so it was sort of a double beef.

Also was predicting at least one actor upset, which tends to happen most often in Supporting Actor (see: Adam Arkin, Mark Rylance), but all four categories went right down the line according to precursors.  Ah well.

An okay show.  I was surprised by one of the montages, the sort of overall Movie montage; I'll have to see if it gets uploaded to YT later on.  There was a line of dialogue about how hope (I think it was hope) never dies, that was cut over a shot of Anton Yelchin from Star Trek.  Caught me completely off-guard and out of nowhere; I just started blubbering.

I enjoyed The Shape of Water and am always happy when something of a genre-bent wins big, but I have to admit, it just didn't come together as a film for me.  I think all of the pieces were there except for the actual script itself; there were just some holes, some places that didn't gel.  I always have favorites in the Best Picture race, but it's sort of odd to have a movie I really liked win that I think actually didn't really deserve to win?  I actually only saw three out of nine of the nominees this year, but the other two that I did see - Dunkirk and Get Out - were both better, I think. 

It was awfully cute to see Doug Jones up on that stage, though.
 
 
 
Martinela_loony on March 5th, 2018 05:48 pm (UTC)
I mainly did not want Three Billboards to win BP. The acting was good but I thought otherwise the movie was not that good. The longer I think about it the more I think the script was an issue.
Get Out would've been an awesome win, but I think there are still too many voters who didn't see it because it was genre and set around the experience of a minority -.-
Shannon: lotr haldirkungfuwaynewho on March 5th, 2018 06:46 pm (UTC)
I just got Three Billboards on digital; hopefully I will watch it soon because I do like the actors in it. I just didn't get out much this winter to the actual movie theater, which is weird for me.

I was really hopeful about Get Out! It was depressing reading some of the anonymous Oscar ballots where voters were really belittling about it, like, "oh it's trying to play the race card." Which was an actual comment an actual voter made! It's sad that people are still so resistant to viewpoints that aren't their own.
Martinela_loony on March 5th, 2018 08:50 pm (UTC)
I only read 2 or 3 ballots and that was enough for me. It's too clear when people judge a movie right away for some bigoted reason and are still allowed to stay in the Acadamy and vote every year. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a biggish overlap between them and the people who don't watch any/all nominees in a category and vote for something anyway.