That Time Again

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For the first time, I have to confess to not really being interested in the Academy Awards.  There is usually something or someone I want to root for.  This year feels like a whole bunch of “good” movies, but no film or performance that feels as if it will stand the test of time to be called “great”.

Now the question is, how many of them will still be memorable enough that decades later you can recognize them from just one scene?

Still it is a tradition to hold the contest, so here are the nominees listed below in the six major categories.  Copy & Paste your ballot and submit in comments plus a tie breaking time for the length of the show.

Best Picture –
Best Director –
Best Actress –
Best Actor –
Best Supporting Actress –
Best Supporting Actor –

Tie Breaker:  Show Running Time –

Oscar Nom 1

 
Oscar Nom 2

 

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10 Responses to That Time Again

  1. Jamie says:

    Best Picture – Spotlight
    Best Director – Alejandro Innaritu, The Revenant
    Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
    Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
    Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (even though I want Rylance)
    Tie Breaker: Show Running Time – 3:15

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  2. blueINdallas says:

    Having seen nothing but clips, I will vote for what interests me, not who/what is popular:
    The Big Short – Movie
    Matt Damon – Actor
    Christian Bale -Supporting Actor
    Jennifer Lawrence – Actress
    Alicia Vikander – Supporting Actress
    Tom McCarthy – Director

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  3. daveb99 says:

    I want Spotlight for best picture, but think:
    Best Picture – The Revenant
    Best Director – Alejandro Innaritu, The Revenant
    Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
    Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Best Supporting Actress – Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
    Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Tie Breaker: Show Running Time – 3:05

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  4. blueINdallas says:

    I think they will keep it pretty close to three hours tonight. Supposedly, there is something new in place to tell winners to wrap it up since the music doesn’t usually work. A trap door would be fun.

    Siorse Ronan’s dress is amazing, as is Alicia Vikander’s dress.

    I am wearing sweats and will, periodically, checking the paper towel-lined bowl on the top shelf of my refrigerator. Something seems to be defrosting.

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  5. Jamie says:

    And the Oscars Go To
    Best Picture – Spotlight
    Best Director – Inarritu – The Revenant
    Best Actress – Brie Larson – Room
    Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
    Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
    Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

    Tie Breaker: Show Running Time – 3:35

    Guess that makes me the winner in our very small pool. I missed one (and it was because I didn’t go with my heart) and the time was 20 min longer

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  6. blueINdallas says:

    Yes, you won. It was a well-produced show and seemed to go by pretty quickly.

    So, Spike Lee won a special Oscar (given at a different ceremony, with two other people), and he did show up tonight?

    I loved Rock going after Jada. She’s boycotting, but she wasn’t invited. Ha!

    The in memorium line about it just being black folks killed by police while in their way to the movies. That was a powerful moment.

    The stage was very pretty. I like shiny things. 🙂

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  7. daveb99 says:

    Congrats, Jamie – good picks. You even mentioned the winner in making your one wrong selection. Blue: thanks for making it more fun! I think Chris Rock overdid the civil rights activism – Neil Patrick Harris sounded pretty good, once he got me thinking about it…

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  8. blueINdallas says:

    Just in case (but you probably know), Hugh Jackman is in a new movie about ski-jumper, Eddie The Eagle.

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  9. daveb99 says:

    I want to see Eddie the Eagle! Did either of you see 2014’s “Pride”? I saw it recently on cable – about gay rights activists in 1980’s England standing with miners there during their strike. The two groups couldn’t have been more different, but they had in common that they couldn’t stand Margaret Thatcher. It was really well-done.

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