An Instant Response to the Oscar Nominations: (NB not having yet seen THE REVENANT)
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.
Should win and will win: George Miller. Come on.
It’s shocking Paul Dano isn’t here for LOVE AND MERCY. It feels like it’s gonna go to Leo.
I’d now say it’s definitely Brie Larson for ROOM – should and will.
Again, this should be Paul Dano. I guess it will go to Mark Ruffalo. Maybe Sylvester Stallone.
Jennifer Jason Leigh. Done.
INSIDE OUT or ANOMALISA? I wouldn’t lay a dollar here.
C’mon. Jenny Beavan, FURY ROAD.
Not everyone loves AMY. How about THE LOOK OF SILENCE?
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.
Obviously Colin Gibson, FURY ROAD
SOUND MIXING, VFX, SOUND FXL:
The hardest of all – is it CAROL or THE BIG SHORT? I think it will be CAROL.
It’ll be SPOTLIGHT or INSIDE OUT.