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Jpcc86 said:

To me this were the best Oscars since 2015. Most (almost all) winners were very predictable - yet all of them very deserving. I am very much happy with Parasite winning best picture and I couldnt picture anyone beating Joaquin, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern and Renee to the acting awards. They were all the favorites and they all won. No surprises there.

I expected Sam Mendes to win for best director, but I had Bong Joon Ho as my second pick, so it was a good result for me either way. 1917 winning for visuals and cinematography is well deserved and im very glad that Taika won his first Oscar. Jojo Rabbit was my favorite film of last year. So all in all im very much satisfied with this Oscars.

As for Little Women, I did watch it, I did enjoy it. Its a very good period drama film, but as far as im concerned it won the one award it truly deserved. I think Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh both deserved their acting nominations but I never expected either to win considering the competition they were against and I do think quite frankly the film had no business being in the Best Picture category. It felt like it was the filler film of the bunch. 

Although I dont have any particular complaints about it, I dont think Greta Gerwig's direction was particularly outstanding, certainly not as much as it was in Ladybird and I dont think I'd take any of the directors nominated for Best Director to add her in their place so I do not consider her snubbed in that category. However I do think if there is a case to be made for a female director being snubbed in my opinion is for Lulu Wang. As a whole I think The Farewell was one of the best films of 2019, as good if not better than most of the nominated, so its beyond me how it was completely overlooked for this Oscars. But even with that into account, like I said, I very much enjoyed this year's awards. Im very satisfied with these winners. 

The Academy got its international cred by nominating Parasite. Also nominating The Farewell would have been overkill and would have...triggered the SJWs or something? I dunno. Social politics are dumb. The Farewell was excellent and it really deserved better. 

That said, I was shocked at how much I LOVED Parasite. Going into this Oscars Season I genuinely felt that would be one of a handful of 'nothing' movies (Where nothing really happens and there's no primary conflict to propel the narrative...like Little Women), but it was gripping from beginning to end. Made me wanna go back and watch all of Bong Joon-Ho's work! Outstanding film. 

I agree with all your comments except that Little Women didn't deserve a Best Picture nomination. Like I said, it was a 'nothing' movie, but I found it far more compelling, engaging, and gripping than Joker or The Irishman or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Which is strange to me becuase I love Comic Book movies, Martin Scorsese, and quentin Tarantino, with their respective genres/filmmakers regularly making my top 10 list in any given year). 



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Runa216 said:

The Academy got its international cred by nominating Parasite. Also nominating The Farewell would have been overkill and would have...triggered the SJWs or something? I dunno. Social politics are dumb. The Farewell was excellent and it really deserved better. 

That said, I was shocked at how much I LOVED Parasite. Going into this Oscars Season I genuinely felt that would be one of a handful of 'nothing' movies (Where nothing really happens and there's no primary conflict to propel the narrative...like Little Women), but it was gripping from beginning to end. Made me wanna go back and watch all of Bong Joon-Ho's work! Outstanding film. 

I agree with all your comments except that Little Women didn't deserve a Best Picture nomination. Like I said, it was a 'nothing' movie, but I found it far more compelling, engaging, and gripping than Joker or The Irishman or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Which is strange to me becuase I love Comic Book movies, Martin Scorsese, and quentin Tarantino, with their respective genres/filmmakers regularly making my top 10 list in any given year). 

"Nothing happens" in Little Women? Really? Just because events aren't all portrayed in chronological order? *groans*

Is that really how rigidly you think?



Saw Joker the day before yesterday. The Oscar for Joaquin Phoenix was well deserved. Excellent performance, for the rest of time we'll be debating which Joker character Oscar winner was even better; him or Heath Ledger.



I'm not necessarily a movie guy but hearing that Parasite won so many prestigious awards pushed me to watch it...and man am I glad I did. Loved every second of it and now I will follow anything Bong Joon-ho does in the future.



Jaicee said:
Runa216 said:

The Academy got its international cred by nominating Parasite. Also nominating The Farewell would have been overkill and would have...triggered the SJWs or something? I dunno. Social politics are dumb. The Farewell was excellent and it really deserved better. 

That said, I was shocked at how much I LOVED Parasite. Going into this Oscars Season I genuinely felt that would be one of a handful of 'nothing' movies (Where nothing really happens and there's no primary conflict to propel the narrative...like Little Women), but it was gripping from beginning to end. Made me wanna go back and watch all of Bong Joon-Ho's work! Outstanding film. 

I agree with all your comments except that Little Women didn't deserve a Best Picture nomination. Like I said, it was a 'nothing' movie, but I found it far more compelling, engaging, and gripping than Joker or The Irishman or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Which is strange to me becuase I love Comic Book movies, Martin Scorsese, and quentin Tarantino, with their respective genres/filmmakers regularly making my top 10 list in any given year). 

"Nothing happens" in Little Women? Really? Just because events aren't all portrayed in chronological order? *groans*

Is that really how rigidly you think?

How in the name of the skies above and the depths below did you come to that conclusion? Did you even read any of my post? 

I specifically said that a 'nothing' movie is one where there's no central conflict propelling the narrative and that it's just a sequence of events happening. That is pretty clearly what Little Women is. The non-chronological storytelling was a bit confusing but it had nothing to do with my assertion that it's a 'nothing' movie, and since I listed it as one of the best nominees, it should be clear that 'nothing' movies aren't bad by any means. I really liked the movie, and your criticism is so remarkably off-base I don't know if you're just really bad at reading comprehension or if you're overcompensating for some weird hangups you have external to this conversation. as in, I guess you heard people complaining about the nonlinear progression of the narrative and...somehow...assumed that because I said something you vaguely saw as negative (it wasn't), that this was the reason? 

Please don't project your hangups onto me. I loved the movie and felt it deserved more praise than it got; its status in my mind as a 'nothing' movie does nothing to deter me from enjoying it and the nonlinear narrative had nothing to do with that assessment. 



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Runa216 said:

How in the name of the skies above and the depths below did you come to that conclusion? Did you even read any of my post? 

I specifically said that a 'nothing' movie is one where there's no central conflict propelling the narrative and that it's just a sequence of events happening. That is pretty clearly what Little Women is. The non-chronological storytelling was a bit confusing but it had nothing to do with my assertion that it's a 'nothing' movie, and since I listed it as one of the best nominees, it should be clear that 'nothing' movies aren't bad by any means. I really liked the movie, and your criticism is so remarkably off-base I don't know if you're just really bad at reading comprehension or if you're overcompensating for some weird hangups you have external to this conversation. as in, I guess you heard people complaining about the nonlinear progression of the narrative and...somehow...assumed that because I said something you vaguely saw as negative (it wasn't), that this was the reason? 

Please don't project your hangups onto me. I loved the movie and felt it deserved more praise than it got; its status in my mind as a 'nothing' movie does nothing to deter me from enjoying it and the nonlinear narrative had nothing to do with that assessment. 

Oooooooh...I misunderstood. Sorry about that.



I wanted joker to win just to see the press and the dumb motherfukers that campaigned all year against it to cry. It was the best movie from the ones i Saw. Parasite was a masterpiece also só i AM not mad it won. Once opon a time in Hollywood was great also but Tarantino made way better movies.

Also movie celebs need to stfu about political stuff , it was embarassing watching some speeches and stuff like Natalie Portman 200k Cape stunt She pulled



 

Interesting take on the Oscars (around halfway point or so) and some movies. Long story short, why get mad at Oscars? 1st world problems if you get mad at the Oscars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-hAbInjt4



Jaicee said:
Runa216 said:

How in the name of the skies above and the depths below did you come to that conclusion? Did you even read any of my post? 

I specifically said that a 'nothing' movie is one where there's no central conflict propelling the narrative and that it's just a sequence of events happening. That is pretty clearly what Little Women is. The non-chronological storytelling was a bit confusing but it had nothing to do with my assertion that it's a 'nothing' movie, and since I listed it as one of the best nominees, it should be clear that 'nothing' movies aren't bad by any means. I really liked the movie, and your criticism is so remarkably off-base I don't know if you're just really bad at reading comprehension or if you're overcompensating for some weird hangups you have external to this conversation. as in, I guess you heard people complaining about the nonlinear progression of the narrative and...somehow...assumed that because I said something you vaguely saw as negative (it wasn't), that this was the reason? 

Please don't project your hangups onto me. I loved the movie and felt it deserved more praise than it got; its status in my mind as a 'nothing' movie does nothing to deter me from enjoying it and the nonlinear narrative had nothing to do with that assessment. 

Oooooooh...I misunderstood. Sorry about that.

IT's all good, I just don't like it when people misrepresent what I'm trying to say. Seems we're on the same page, in the end! 



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KLAMarine said:

Interesting take on the Oscars (around halfway point or so) and some movies. Long story short, why get mad at Oscars? 1st world problems if you get mad at the Oscars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-hAbInjt4

Eeeehhh...while technically I live in a FW country, I'm not exaggerating when I say that you're talking to someone who works 60+ hours a week and still has to hunt for food for much of a given month because I can't afford to shop at the grocery store where I work.

The content of the Oscars may not be the most pressing issue in the world, but it surely makes for the kind of discussion that would fit on a message board like this that's dedicated primarily to the topic of entertainment.

That said, glad you're nonetheless finding my take of interest! I appreciate that.

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