Amph Award Season Discussion!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Adam of Nuchtern, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Frak! It's the fraking twenty-eighth!

    Okay, um, I guess I'll use this thread. If you are interested in guessing the Oscar winners, do so and send them to me via PM. The person who gets the most right will get colors for a week. You must guess in every category, not just the easy ones. Be sure to send them via PM. You may post them in this thread as well if you wish, but I'll only be counting the ones that come via PM as official entries! Sorry I didn't get this started sooner. It just takes so long to make a post like this one. [face_liarliar]
  2. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I wasn't planning on watching the Oscars this year because of the supreme joke of The Artist winning Best Picture over Hugo last year and Billy Crystal looking like at any moment he would double over and fall asleep. Then I watched 5 of the BP nominees. Then I found out that Seth MacFarlane is hosting. I guess I'll be watching the Oscars this year.
  3. Everton Chosen One

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    Dead to me. :p
  4. solojones Chosen One

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    Sorry, it's the truth. I mean she's like Jake Lloyd bad. She doesn't even seem like a real person.

    Rogue, can you maybe post a list of all the categories and noms so we make sure everyone submitting their Oscar guesses to you is submitting in all categories and such?
  5. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Once again, my motto is the least work possible. :p

    Luckily, I just stole the list that you posted earlier in the thread. Delegate, delegate, delegate!


    Best picture:
    "Amour" Nominees to be determined
    "Argo" Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
    "Django Unchained" Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
    "Les Misérables" Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
    "Life of Pi" Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
    "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
    "Silver Linings Playbook" Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
    "Zero Dark Thirty" Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

    Achievement in directing
    "Amour" Michael Haneke
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin
    "Life of Pi" Ang Lee
    "Lincoln" Steven Spielberg
    "Silver Linings Playbook" David O. Russell
    Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
    Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"
    Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
    Denzel Washington in "Flight"

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    Alan Arkin in "Argo"
    Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
    Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
    Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"


    Performance by an actress in a leading role
    Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"
    Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
    Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    Amy Adams in "The Master"
    Sally Field in "Lincoln"
    Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"
    Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"
    Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"

    Best animated feature film of the year
    "Brave" Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
    "Frankenweenie" Tim Burton
    "ParaNorman" Sam Fell and Chris Butler
    "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Peter Lord
    "Wreck-It Ralph" Rich Moore

    Achievement in cinematography
    "Anna Karenina" Seamus McGarvey
    "Django Unchained" Robert Richardson
    "Life of Pi" Claudio Miranda
    "Lincoln" Janusz Kaminski
    "Skyfall" Roger Deakins

    Achievement in costume design
    "Anna Karenina" Jacqueline Durran
    "Les Misérables" Paco Delgado
    "Lincoln" Joanna Johnston
    "Mirror Mirror" Eiko Ishioka
    "Snow White and the Huntsman" Colleen Atwood

    Best documentary feature
    "5 Broken Cameras"
    Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
    "The Gatekeepers"
    Nominees to be determined
    "How to Survive a Plague"
    Nominees to be determined
    "The Invisible War"
    Nominees to be determined
    "Searching for Sugar Man"
    Nominees to be determined

    Best documentary short subject
    "Inocente"
    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
    "Kings Point"
    Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
    "Mondays at Racine"
    Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
    "Open Heart"
    Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
    "Redemption"
    Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

    Achievement in film editing
    "Argo" William Goldenberg
    "Life of Pi" Tim Squyres
    "Lincoln" Michael Kahn
    "Silver Linings Playbook" Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
    "Zero Dark Thirty" Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg


    Best foreign language film of the year
    "Amour" Austria
    "Kon-Tiki" Norway
    "No" Chile
    "A Royal Affair" Denmark
    "War Witch" Canada

    Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
    "Hitchcock"
    Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
    "Les Misérables"
    Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
    "Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli
    "Argo" Alexandre Desplat
    "Life of Pi" Mychael Danna
    "Lincoln" John Williams
    "Skyfall" Thomas Newman

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
    "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
    "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"
    Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
    "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"
    Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
    "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
    "Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"
    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

    Achievement in production design
    "Anna Karenina"
    Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
    "Les Misérables"
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
    "Life of Pi"
    Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
    "Lincoln"
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

    Best animated short film
    "Adam and Dog" Minkyu Lee
    "Fresh Guacamole" PES
    "Head over Heels" Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
    "Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"" David Silverman
    "Paperman" John Kahrs

    Best live action short film
    "Asad" Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
    "Buzkashi Boys" Sam French and Ariel Nasr
    "Curfew" Shawn Christensen
    "Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)" Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
    "Henry" Yan England

    Achievement in sound editing
    "Argo" Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
    "Django Unchained" Wylie Stateman
    "Life of Pi" Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
    "Skyfall" Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
    "Zero Dark Thirty" Paul N.J. Ottosson

    Achievement in sound mixing
    "Argo"
    John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
    "Les Misérables"
    Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
    "Life of Pi"
    Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
    "Lincoln"
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
    "Skyfall"
    Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

    Achievement in visual effects
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
    "Life of Pi"
    Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
    "Marvel's The Avengers"
    Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
    "Prometheus"
    Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
    "Snow White and the Huntsman"
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

    Adapted screenplay
    "Argo" Screenplay by Chris Terrio
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
    "Life of Pi" Screenplay by David Magee
    "Lincoln" Screenplay by Tony Kushner
    "Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell

    Original screenplay
    "Amour" Written by Michael Haneke
    "Django Unchained" Written by Quentin Tarantino
    "Flight" Written by John Gatins
    "Moonrise Kingdom" Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
    "Zero Dark Thirty" Written by Mark Boal
  6. solojones Chosen One

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    Okay, sent my picks in. But to be honest, this year I didn't look up anything to do with shorts or documentaries, so I just sort of picked randomly there :p I will say, the one prediction I would really like to see come true is Argo for Best Picture over Lincoln. They're both good, but Argo is far more unique and Affleck was completely shafted as he should have won Best Director.

    EDIT: Oh, and Roger Deakins for Cinematography. He could probably win this award every year and it would be fair. Instead, somehow he's never won. Skyfall is absolutely deserving.
    Last edited by solojones, Jan 29, 2013
  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Agreed re: Deakins. But not for Newman's abysmal soundtrack to Skyfall. Just... ugh.
  8. solojones Chosen One

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    Really? I rather liked the score. But the cinematography was one of the most stand out parts, as I knew it would be. Deakins is the best cine working. The man makes me love stuff that's shot on digital. Granted, he'd never use that Red crap, but still, it's genuinely a lot harder to make things look that beautiful and dynamic on digital. Just shows his brilliance. I can't wait to see his work again on blu-ray when my pre-order ships.
  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Have you ever seen a film lensed by Christopher Doyle?
  10. solojones Chosen One

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    Several, yes. He's definitely very good, but I just don't think anyone has quite the brilliant Caravaggio-style skill with light and contrast that Deakins does. This sequence from The Assassination of Jesse James belongs in the goddamn Louvre:



    He also is well-respected for being an all around good guy and supporter of aspiring filmmakers. Though he shoots multiple films a year, he still takes time to respond to student and indie filmmaker questions on his website. I have several DP friends who've taken advantage of his advice.
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  11. MistrX Force Ghost

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    Hugo, huh? I was not much of a fan of that one. If anything, I might have gone with Moneyball.
  12. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Moneyball was good too as was The Tree of Life. I wouldn't have minded if those won over The Fartist.
  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    the oscars: whoever wins, we lose
  14. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    There's no way Hugo deserved to win Best Picture. It's a stretch to even nominate it, in my opinion.
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  15. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    BAFTAs were last night. Argo won best picture and best director, further proving just how badly snubbed Affleck was by the AMPAS. A surprise win by Emmanuelle Riva for best actress, considering she's not exactly a frontrunner.

    EDIT: @Rogue1-and-a-half you might wanna edit this thread title so as to avoid confusion with your other thread. Even though there are no more major award ceremonies besides the Oscars left...
    Last edited by Todd the Jedi, Feb 11, 2013
  16. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    The Emmys were also Sunday night, and can be summed up as follows: What the hell was Adele wearing?????

    [IMG]
  17. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    You mean The Grammy's were held on Sunday night.

    :p
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  18. Everton Chosen One

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    I don't understand why the two events (BAFTAs and Grammys) are held on the same day.
    Last edited by Everton, Feb 12, 2013
  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Well for one thing, no one besides Brits and people who really like film even know what the BAFTAs are, let alone what channel it'd be on in the States. Sure there's a large amount of Americans who watch shows on the BBC, but compared to the rest of the country it's definitely a niche interest.
  20. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    She is sooooooo grounded when her mom finds out what she did with those curtains.
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  21. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I would think her mom would be happy to rid of those hideous things.
  22. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    So, on the Oscars, has anyone else seen any of the shorts? I somewhat resent that the Live-action shorts were hosted by the guy that did God of Love, the only short that I thought didn't even deserve to be shown with the rest of them yet went on to win. Henry and Curfew both seemed to be amazing and powerful, for different sorts of reasons, and the animated short Head over Heels was extremely emotional. I suspect Adam and Dog will get a lot of attention, as well.
  23. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Having now seen all the best picture nominees, I think I'd really like to see it go to Argo.

    I... see zero surprise with that one.
  24. tom Chosen One

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    i have yet to see amour, i have tentative plans to watch it with someone later today, but of the 8 nominees i've seen beasts of the southern wild had by far the most profound impact on me. argo was a very well-made film, but i had very little emotional attachment to it. i think my second choice would be life of pi, followed by silver linings playbook.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I saw Paperman, one of the animated shorts. It's really brilliant.