Oh wait. It’s in with the Art Direction. That’s what lead me to think he had 13/24.
According to his official Twitter account, he correctly guessed 15/24. Guess I’m not getting that 3-month subscription. Boo.
As the chatting is heating up, I end up feeling stupid for paying the oscars thing so much attention once more.The king’s speech will be forgotten after a few years, whereas The social network will be the movie that will age perfectly well, but that is the history of the oscars, awarding the mediocracy. Every now and then, they surprise us a little,just to mock us into believing that it’s something worth messing with(they honoured Eastwood and Unforgiven for instance, but that was a rare case, and the honour was for the oscars to be given to that movie, not the reverse). I was glad for Portman, and for every little award The social network won, but I say I won’t bother no more.Not anymore.Frankly, why should anyone should?
Somebody mentioned Greenberg. I’d second that film should have been nominated for Best Screenplay. However, no matter what you do each Oscar season, somebody will always get snubbed. I guess what it boils down to is a matter of taste in the end. I don’t know if the Oscars always get the best films nominated, but perhaps it helps like some people are saying here, that it brings some appreciation for filmmaking and at least people will go out and see some films. Albeit, not always the greatest of the year, some of the time, but at least keep film on the radar for some people. Who knows? It may possibly lead them to more obscure and hardly seen films. Of course, that’s not a given, but it could be changing, based on the fact that we now have things like Netflix, video on demand and streaming movies from your computer, none of which I use at the present moment.
But then again, sorry Shakha but with the inclusion of Despicable Me….too much Americana man….American feature film animation is just not really worthwhile nowadays…
But that’s what it is. The Academy has become so mythic that people forget that it is the American awards. I’m not at all trying to defend their terrible choices of American films, but the fact that they like to pretend like they’re multicultural doesn’t hide the fact that they are awards given to well-known, mainstream American films.
On another note, animation is so looked down on that it is difficult to see animation that doesn’t come from America when you live so close to America (I mean I’m Canadian and we have a great tradition of animation, but it is easier to find Disney films around here). It seems like there’s a quota of one “foreign” animated film per year (I should just clarify my use of “foreign”. Canada is so close to the US that, at a Canadian video store, you can find a Quebecois film under “foreign”), like L’illusioniste, Waltz with Bashir, Persepolis, Miyazaki films, etc.
didn’t anyone else think it was weird when Sandra Bullock said that Eisenberg’s performance captured the spirit of a generation. and that she said it so positively.
did she even watch the film? or at least, did her writers?
Dmitris, do you think you will ever progress personally with all that negative energy and vitriol? This man (Fincher) you are so eager to lambaste is doing what he knows best: making movies HOW HE CAN, and is not attempting to hurt (or at least tries not to) or attack anyone through his art. Please calm down.
And to you all, if the Academy Awards was such a fiasco, please don’t tune in next year.
Peace and Love to all.
EDIT: I just double-checked and he definitely got 14/24.
I got 16 right. :-)
how did Eric Rohmer, Satoshi Kon, and Maria Schneider not merit a mention in the “In Memoriam” section?
Éric Rohmer appeared in last year’s In Memoriam, actually.
@Malkin, that’s good to know… This was the first telecast I’ve watched live in a couple of years
Not related to the thread, but it brings up film, kinda. I just stumbled upon a quote flipping through the new issue of GQ magazine… had to share lol.
“Were it not for David Lynch, Miley would never have been Hannah Montana.” – Billy Ray Cyrus
By the way, I don’t know if anybody mentioned this, but Rohmer was mentioned in last year’s “In Memoriam” segment, since he died in January of 2010. He was not forgotten this year.
Miley Cyrus related quote above^
changed my life…
what is right…
Pathetic results. There is no way in hell that Dogtooth was ever going to win, most of us knew this. The fact that it was even nominated was shocking enough. It wasn’t just the ‘dark horse’ of the academy, it was the dark, diseased, crippled horse with polio. I wanted Dogtooth to win not because i think it’s a great film—i don’t!!!—but it would be nice for young film makers in Greece to think anything is possible.
I haven’t seen The King’s Speech yet, but it doesn’t look particularly interesting.
Dmitris, do you think you will ever progress personally with all that negative energy and vitriol?
Comment on my taste, not on my character. Learn the difference boy. Moreover, it’s Dimitris, don’t slaughter my name again, others have slaughtered it enough.
You can like all your Finchers and Cuarons and Tarantinos Jaeger but that doesn’t change the fact they’re popcorn-based directors. I’m not mocking his “art”, I’m mocking his incompetence in the Cinematic field.
I actually respect some music videos a lot and one will notice I have 1-2 Mark Romanek videos on my favourite films section and I’d have included Fincher’s 2 videos I originally mentioned too had there been part of the database. Fincher does it best with music videos, simple as that. Boyle, Fincher and Aronofsky are not stupendous directors and whatnot. End of story.
Please calm down.
I am calm, people like you won’t be calm though once they discover that there is a rather intellectual cinema out there compared to Fincher’s messy cooking.
but it would be nice for young film makers in Greece to think anything is possible.
Dogtooth was one of the top 5 films of this year’s Academy nominations. Ironically, Greece has produced more than a dozen masterpieces that surpass Dogtooth in the last 10 years or so. It’s sad Dogtooth has become the most popular Greek film of our times. Sad indeed…
^^Regardless of what you think of the film Dim, it was a pretty cool thing to see a Greek film nominated for an oscar. it rarely ever happens. It’s not my favourite Greek film of the last 10 years, i know that much!!
Trying to convince my relatives that the oscars are meaningless is like trying to break down a concrete wall with a hand ball. Knowing I want to go into film, they’re response is I won’t be complaining when I win an oscar myself. I was paraphrasing. Again, I won’t respond. Otherwise I’ll just sound like a Godardian prick. They know who Godard is but they thought he was a French prick for not showing up to either the Governor’s dinner or the main ceremony. I wasn’t going to even bother trying to explain why Godard’s attitude was perfectly acceptable.
2 good career moves for performers- play someone with a disability, or a royal. Even better, both at the same time.
6th Welsh acting Oscar- Milland (Lost Weekend), Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street), Griffith (Ben Hur), Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Bale (The Fighter). Burton never won.
^ It would have been a pretty cool thing had it been nominated for a Goya or a Cesar. Why should these categories over there be inferior than the Oscar one?
I think Cuaron is a capable art house director when he’s not dealing with commerically driven producers. Y Tu Mama Tambien was great. I know he made a Harry Potter film, but people bash him as a popcorn director forgetting he made Y tu mama tambien which is clearly an art house film.
Fincher and Tarantino are cinematic hacks, but Cuaron has talent. He just doesn’t employ it wisely. I think Y Tu Mama Tambien’s reputation suffers from the fact that Cuaron decided to subsequently go Anglo-American commercial
Cuaron MAY be able to control independent budgets in the future but not even Children of Men was the masterpiece many hailed it was. He should stick to his roots, not all are “successful” in U.S. of A. when they migrate there. Y Tu Mama is very delicate, not a favourite but a definitely personal film but most of his choices have been studio conventions.
For nominees to turn up for the Oscars but not other international awards merely reinforces the primacy of Hollywood, the US, Anglophone culture, the big buck and razzmatazz, over every other less powerful nation and culture. There should not be this national pecking order, BAFTAS next in line. But the media hype isn’t easy to ignore or break down. I can’t say who the winners have been in national awards elsewhere.
^^I thought Children Of Men was boring as hell actually. It just seemed like another post-apocalyptic film to me. had all the cliches. it just looked better than most, that’s all.
I didn’t even like Y Tu Mama….
guess he isn’t for me.
A subscription in my pocket!
I apologize for misspelling you name. I won’t have an unnecessary and prolonged back-and-forth, seeing as both of us appreciate arthouse cinema. I’m not even much of a Fincher fan. But to call another talentless or a hack clearly shows that you choose not to comprehend the effort required to make a film. All I ask is that you be less critical of others. Thank you.
Not that I watched any of it, but three cheers to Melissa Leo for making history by dropping the “f-bomb.” Always liked her as an actress, although I haven’t seen The Fighter.
I honestly dislike the fact that there are more nominees now for best picture. I understand that part of the reason was to make room for genre pics and the like, but as far as i’m concerned, boo-hoo!! So Toy Story 3 wouldn’t otherwise get nominated, is that really such a crime? Also, if you are going to expand the best picture category, perhaps the others should be expanded accordingly.
Why is it that Mubi people tend to be cynical towards any recent foreign film that’s received attention (i.e. City of God, Amelie, Pan’s Labyrinth, Talk to Her, Amores Perros), but nobody holds the fact that Trois Couleurs: Rouge, Last Year at Marienbad, 8 1/2, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Grand Illusion, My Night at Maud’s, and Ran were nominated in major oscar categories against them. The reputation of those older films don’t seem to be tainted by the oscar attention they had, but it seems to be just the reverse for foreign films made in the past 10-15 years. I’m sure The White Ribbon would have far fewer detractors if it didn’t get the Palme d’or.