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    The Academy is degrading cinema for the sake of ratings. They know that, in this art form, a performance is to a great extent the result of how a camera captures it and which takes are included and how they are sequenced. But they don't give a crap. The people who shoot and edit the films are not "stars". They have a moment of recognition and it's being taken away. Filthy lucre!

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    They were, maybe, but there was a backlash, and three days ago they announced they'd reversed the decision to announce those Oscars during commercial breaks. See https://movieweb.com/oscars-academy-...ounce-winners/
    The Motion Picture Academy officially reversed their plans to have four Oscars given out during commercial breaks late Friday. The categories in question were for Cinematography, Editing, Make-Up & Hairstyling, and Live Action Short. The first three categories brought out the heavyweights, such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro and many others, who declared that while all other categories were expendable, no one has ever made a movie without a camera or editing. The Hair and Make-Up crowd aired their grievances too. No one really stood up for the Live Action short, but that may only be because that category has come under much backlash itself, with Detainment, a short about the murder of a 2 year old boy, causing much controversy as the parents of the dead child demanded it be removed from the race. It wasn't.
    - B. ALAN ORANGE— February 16th, 2019in TV NEWS. ["MovieWeb"]
    I'll put this elsewhere on Filmleaf with the awards and Oscar nominee topics.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 02-19-2019 at 09:15 AM.

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    Looks as if Roma is the shoe-in as ALFONSO CUARÓN takes home the DGA for directing. He's in SO many categories for this film - producing, directing, writing, photog... what didn't he do?
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    As I said, you could put such comments on the 2018 Oscars and awards thread
    HERE
    Then people would see it and it'll be in a thread dedicated to the topic.

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    Thanks for the link, Chris. Switching now
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    Great. Not giving up this thread though.

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    Two additions to my canon of great films:

    THE 3 PENNY OPERA (1931/Germany)

    and

    THE BIG SICK (2017/USA)

    Best film of 2019 by far is SUNSET (Hungary)

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