The night is here! My picks are Red and Bold. After the show, this page will be updated with the winners. They will be Green if I picked right, Red if i was wrong. Last year I picked 12/24 right. Lets hope this year is better! Commentary where I feel it is needed.
Despite my procrastination, I have managed to see all of the best picture nominees! A first! There is always one or two that escaped me, but this year I can make a fully informed decision. Lets get to it!
The answer to the Oscars, the Razzies are for bad films and performances. As usual, I find no fault with this year’s nominees or decisions. I went out of my way to avoid the two films that dominated the awards this year. I am both happy at this, and sad. My crap detector has caused me to see far fewer bad films than in the past. This is not a good thing. One cannot completely appreciate great art unless you are exposed to garbage as well.
Cinderella, Bridge of Spies, and The Revenant
The Danish Girl & Steve Jobs
Well, the “no blacks allowed” tradition continues at the Academy Awards for a second straight year, but I don’t see this year being as glaring as last year. The only major denial was Idris Elba for “Beasts of no Nation”. Jada Smith is making a stink, likely because Hubby Will Smith did not get nominated for “Concussion”, but lets be real. It was not that great of a movie. Same with “Straight Outta Compton”. It was your standard bio-pic. Nothing special other than the subject matter. That being said, there absolutely is some MAJOR Oscar bait in the mix this year. Here is the list. I will revisit this shortly before the awards at the end of February with my choices.
The 418th film I have seen in theaters…