main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

JCC so what is the 2011 oscar buzz?

Discussion in 'Community' started by tom, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    i just saw an ad for "the descendants" with george clooney. it was the first i had ever heard of this film, but it was one of those annoying previews where the whole thing is just telling you how many awards the movie won or is nominated for or whatever. it got me thinking that i'm really clueless as to which films/actors/etc are likely to be nominated this year. does anyone have any guesses? are they still doing ten films for best picture? were there even ten good films this year?

    i liked super 8 a lot. i hope it gets a nod.
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Dec 14, 2000
    The Muppets. Clean sweep.
     
  3. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Apr 28, 2006
    what else came out this year? i forgot.
     
  4. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    there was drive, and uh... cars 2? i bet if it is still ten deathly hollows 2 will get nominated.
     
  5. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Apr 28, 2006
    drive might win something, but probably not best picture. potter too. i'm sure tree of life will be one of the best picture noms. rum diary won't do anything. 50/50 maybe. contagion maybe. beginners maybe. margin call no. melancholia most likely.

    i think that's all i saw this year. i'm planning to see a dangerous method and maybe tinker tanker solider spanker. those might be contenders.
     
  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    May 4, 2003
    Planet of the Apes was the only good film I saw this year. That was new, anyway.

     
  7. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    oh yeah, that was good. i saw all the marvel films and enjoyed them but they weren't exactly oscar material. are there a bunch of oscar bait films coming out around christmas?
     
  8. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Either THE ARTIST or THE DESCENDANTS for Best Picture, but I wouldn't be at all
    surprised if perpetual bridesmaid Martin Scorsese was tossed the Best Director nod.

    ed/ HUGO might have a shot at Best Picture... [face_thinking]
     
  9. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    didn't scorsese win relatively recently for the departed?
     
  10. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    I just watched that. Loved it.

     
  11. casual-jedi

    casual-jedi Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    May 6, 2002
    The Zookeeper is a lock, for Best Foreign Language Film.[face_monkey]
     
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Aug 19, 2003
    J Edgar will probably be nominated. And, while not completely 'animated', I think Tin Tin crushed all the animated films this year, technically as well as in scope.
     
  13. Magellan_the_Cat

    Magellan_the_Cat Jedi Padawan star 4

    Registered:
    Jul 21, 2003
    When I consider some of the movies that have been nominated for and won Oscars over the years, I can only shake my head and sigh. The notion that the oscars have any bearing on the merit or quality of any given movie is a joke.
    Strictly industry politics, wrapped in flashy paper.
    I do my best to ignore them.
     
  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    that's cool. i don't give them much weight either, but i still enjoy them.

    i had forgotten that tin tin comes out so soon. really looking forward to that. did you see it already myke?
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Aug 19, 2003
    I got to see a screening of 65-75% of it when I was at NYCC last month. What I saw was impressive. I'm still disappointed by Professor Calculus' role, but the film is an achievement.

    I, also, put no stock in the Academy or its procedures for determining worthiness. Jim Carey's Grinch makeup should not have beaten out Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire in any reality.
     
  16. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Scorsese hit one out of the park with THE DEPARTED, and deservedly so.
    He does, however, have a history of near-misses, starting back with GOODFELLAS
    losing to DANCES WITH WOLVES.

    It will be interesting to see if the Academy decides to lionize HUGO as they did THE HURT LOCKER.
     
  17. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    bump so solojones can fill me in on the oscar buzz.
     
  18. Asterix_of_Gaul

    Asterix_of_Gaul Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Sep 13, 2007
    ...

    maniacal laugh
     
  19. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    That is an excellent example. Conversely, I believe the Academy was right in choosing "The Matrix" over "The Phantom Menace" in terms of visual effects...I mean c'mon..."The Matrix" broke new ground and ILM has had its fair share of accolades. Soon it will bow down to the master that is WETA.

     
  20. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    I wouldn't call that a "near-miss" so much as "exemplary of everything wrong with the Academy."
     
  21. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jul 20, 2008
    A veritable Three-Ring Serkis.
     
  22. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Nov 26, 2000
    If Billy Crystal doesn't make a joke concerning the Clippers at the Lakers (or Nicholson's........if he shows up, that is) expense, I'll be disappointed.


    [hl=purple]Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed. [/hl]
     
  23. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Dec 11, 2000
    ^Make that a pick in Streak For Colours.
     
  24. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    Nov 26, 2000
    When the time comes, Jazib.


    [hl=purple]Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed. [/hl]
     
  25. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Apr 28, 2006
    crap i forgot about "shame". that could end up being a nominee somewhere, but it's hard to say. doesn't the academy tend to shy away from controversial subject matter unless it is in-line with currently acceptable political views/beliefs etc.?