Quick Response to the Oscar Noms

An Instant Response to the Oscar Nominations: (NB not having yet seen THE REVENANT)

BEST PICTURE:

All good nominees. FURY ROAD should win. ROOM and BROOKLYN are the great surprises. I would easily give the award to ROOM in a year FURY ROAD didn’t exist. But these are all very, very good films. Will win? FURY ROAD or THE REVENANT. Weird omission: CAROL.

BEST DIRECTOR:

Should win and will win: George Miller. Come on.

ACTOR LEAD:

It’s shocking Paul Dano isn’t here for LOVE AND MERCY. It feels like it’s gonna go to Leo.

ACTRESS LEAD:

I’d now say it’s definitely Brie Larson for ROOM – should and will.

ACTOR SUPPORT:

Again, this should be Paul Dano. I guess it will go to Mark Ruffalo. Maybe Sylvester Stallone.

ACTRESS SUPPORT:

Jennifer Jason Leigh. Done.

ANIMATED FEATURE:

INSIDE OUT or ANOMALISA? I wouldn’t lay a dollar here.

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

C’mon. CAROL.

COSTUME DESIGN:

C’mon. Jenny Beavan, FURY ROAD.

DOC FEATURE:

Not everyone loves AMY. How about THE LOOK OF SILENCE?

EDITING:

C’mon: Margaret Sixel, FURY ROAD.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE:

SON OF SAUL, natch.

HAIR AND MAKE UP:

C’mon, Lesley Vanderwalt, FURY ROAD. But possibly THE REVENANT.

PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Obviously Colin Gibson, FURY ROAD

SOUND MIXING, VFX, SOUND FXL:

FURY ROAD

WRITING (ADAPTED):

The hardest of all – is it CAROL or THE BIG SHORT? I think it will be CAROL.

WRITING (ORIGINAL):

It’ll be SPOTLIGHT or INSIDE OUT.

 

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