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    The OSCARS 2021



    THE OSCARS 2021
    93rd Academy Awards will be at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on
    Sunday, April 25, 2021
    All times are in Pacific Time. No in-person attendance.
    Full list of nominations

    Source: Screen Daily

    Best Picture
    The Father
    Judas And The Black Messiah
    Mank
    Minari
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound Of Metal
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7

    Directing
    Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
    David Fincher, Mank
    Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
    Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
    Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

    International Feature Film
    Another Round
    Better Days
    Collective
    The Man Who Sold His Skin
    Quo Vadis, Aida?

    Animated Feature Film
    Onward
    Over the Moon
    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
    Soul
    Wolfwalkers

    Documentary Feature
    Collective
    Crip Camp
    The Mole Agent
    My Octopus Teacher
    Time

    Adapted screenplay
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    The Father
    Nomadland
    One Night In Miami
    The White Tiger

    Original screenplay
    Judas And The Black Messiah
    Minari
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound Of Metal
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7

    Actor in a Leading Role
    Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
    Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Anthony Hopkins, The Father
    Gary Oldman, Mank
    Steven Yeun, Minari

    Actress in a Leading Role
    Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
    Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
    Frances McDormand, Nomadland
    Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

    Actor in a supporting role
    Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah
    Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial Of The Chicago 7
    Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami
    Paul Raci, Sound Of Metal
    Lakeith Stanfield, Judas And The Black Messiah

    Actress in a supporting role
    Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
    Olivia Colman, The Father
    Amanda Seyfried, Mank
    Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

    Film Editing
    The Father
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Cinematography
    Judas And The Black Messiah
    Mank
    News Of The World
    Nomadland
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7

    Production Design
    The Father
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank
    News Of The World
    Tenet

    Visual Effects
    Love And Monsters
    The Midnight Sky
    Mulan
    Tenet
    The One And Only Ivan

    Music (Original Score)
    Da 5 Bloods
    Soul
    Mank
    News Of The World
    Minari

    Best song
    ‘Fight For You’, Judas And The Black Messiah
    ‘Hear My Voice’, The Trial Of The Chicago 7
    ‘Husavik’, Eurovision Song Contest
    ‘Io S (Seen)’, The Life Ahead
    ‘Speak Now’, One Night In Miami

    Costume Design
    Emma
    Mank
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mulan
    Pinocchio

    Makeup and Hairstyling
    Emma
    Hillbilly Elegy
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank
    Pinocchio

    Best live action short
    Feeling Through
    The Letter Room
    The Present
    Two Distant Strangers
    White Eye

    Animated Short Film
    Burrow
    Genius Loci
    “If Anything Happens I Love You”
    Opera Yes-People

    Documentary Short
    Colette
    A Concerto Is A Conversation
    Do Not Split
    Hunger Ward
    A Love Song For Latasha
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    Bet on MANK.
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    ALAN S. KIM AND STEVEN YEUN IN MINARI

    Johann:
    Mank is the logical cinephile's choice, a celebration of cinematic complexity recreating a memorable, generous period of Hollywood production.

    Other titles in the list also have virtues of their own.

    I go always by what moves me most.

    Mank dazzled me but left little emotion and has faded from my mind and heart.
    Let's look at the other Oscar candidates. ]
    Best Picture
    The Father
    Judas And The Black Messiah
    Mank
    Minari
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound Of Metal
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7
    Some indeed may be most moved by The Father, touching as it does on the sadness of an old man losing his touch on memory and functionality, however I found it manipulative of our emotions.

    I think we can dismiss Sound of Metal and Promising Young Woman. The first approaches a too special world it cannot quite reach, that of the deaf; the second hits on a hot concern, sexual harassment, but even if you grant the excellent Carey Mulligan's casting as right, the whole movie seems fake and forced.


    Nomadland is overhyped, for what reason I don't know (accidents or distribution and promotion?) which bring out that it too, despite its apparent seamlessness and authenticity, is in its own way artificial. The plunking down of a very famous actress among a lot of "real" people to jazz up a story about semi-homelessness was a shrewd or lucky move on Chloe Zhao's part and I'm happy for her, but the whole thing feels totally false to me, and frankly not all that interesting.


    The Trial of the Chicago 7 I like a lot: I'm such a big Aaron Sorkin fan I will forgive him almost anything and the casting is fun, the subject an essential moment in modern American history. It's just that this seems more like a great slice of TV than a movie movie. It lacks cinematic qualities.

    Which leaves us with my two hands-down favorites, Judas and the Black Messiah and Minari. The acting in Judas is tremendous, the cast, director, and most of the writers are black, the subject matter is even more crucial to America's current concerns than the other thematically "relevant" films on the list.

    But Minari is the film that I anticipated most eagerly and the one that moved me the most. Its subject, a little Korean family making its way in midwestern America, is a new and important one. Its director and actors, everyone involved, is working as if it matters more than their life itself. This is a deeply meaningful and beautiful film.

    And so Minari is my first choice, Judas and the Black Messiah my strong runner-up.



    DANIEL KALUUYA (CENTER) AS FRED HAMPTON IN JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
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    Minari trailer
    Admittedly, I can't watch this without tearing up.


    Peter Bradshaw's enthusiastic review appears in the Guardian today (April 1, 2021). Five stars (very rare):
    I believe this film will be remembered when all the other 2021 Best Picture noms will be forgotten, cared about still when they are no longer cared about.

    That's right: "a wonderful sentimentality." He nails it. Sometimes, sentimentality can be wonderful. This is the celebration of an iconic American - Asian American, Korean American - experience. It's full of pain, but also treasured. It has to be sentimental. Its burden of emotion is too heavy to be anything else. But it's a good sentimentality, a "wonderful" sentimentality.
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    I'm not qualified this year to pick winners, as I've seen none of the contenders.
    Your choices seem on the money Chris.
    I said bet on MANK just on the strength of the trailer.

    I'll miss this years broadcast due to physio.
    We'll see how things go...
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    Seen or not, Mank is the obvious cinephile's choice. I'm rarely as well prepared as I am this time, having not only seen but written reviews of all eight Best Picture noms. I also rarey feel as strongly for my favorite as I do for Minari, almost as much as for Brokeback Mountain. And its losing may hurt almost as much.

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    THE WINNERS - April 25, 2021

    The Winners - Oscars 2021
    [Source: The Guardian]

    Best original screenplay
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Minari
    Promising Young Woman – WINNER
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best adapted screenplay
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    The Father – WINNER
    Nomadland
    One Night in Miami
    The White Tiger

    Best international feature film
    Another Round – WINNER
    Better Days
    Collective
    The Man Who Sold His Skin
    Quo Vadis, Aida?

    Best actor in a supporting role
    Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
    Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
    Leslie Odom, Jr, One Night in Miami
    Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
    Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

    Best makeup and hairstyling
    Emma
    Hillbilly Elegy
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
    Mank
    Pinocchio

    Best costume design
    Emma
    Mank
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
    Mulan
    Pinocchio

    Best director
    Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
    Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
    David Fincher, Mank
    Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
    Chlo Zhao, Nomadland – WINNER

    Best sound

    Greyhound
    Mank
    News of the World
    Sound of Metal – WINNER
    Soul

    Best live-action short film
    Feeling Through
    The Letter Room
    The Present
    Two Distant Strangers – WINNER
    White Eye

    Best animated short film
    Burrow
    Genius Loci
    If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER
    Opera
    Yes-People

    Best animated feature film
    Onward
    Over the Moon
    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
    Soul – WINNER
    Wolfwalkers

    Best documentary short
    Colette – WINNER
    A Concerto Is a Conversation
    Do Not Split
    Hunger Ward
    A Love Song for Latasha

    Best documentary
    Collective
    Crip Camp
    The Mole Agent
    My Octopus Teacher – WINNER
    Time

    Best visual effects
    Love and Monsters
    The Midnight Sky
    Mulan
    The One and Only Ivan
    Tenet – WINNER

    Best actress in a supporting role
    Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
    Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
    Olivia Colman, The Father
    Amanda Seyfried, Mank
    Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari – WINNER

    Best production design
    The Father
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Mank – WINNER
    News of the World
    Tenet

    Best cinematography
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Mank – WINNER
    News of the World
    Nomadland
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best film editing
    The Father
    Nomadland
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal – WINNER
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best original score
    Da 5 Bloods
    Mank
    Minari
    News of the World
    Soul – WINNER

    Best original song
    Husavik, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
    Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
    Io S (Seen), The Life Ahead
    Speak Now, One Night in Miami
    Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best picture
    The Father
    Judas and the Black Messiah
    Mank
    Minari
    Nomadland – WINNER
    Promising Young Woman
    Sound of Metal
    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Best actress in a leading role
    Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Andra Day, The United States vs Billie Holiday
    Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
    Frances McDormand, Nomadland – WINNER
    Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

    Best actor in a leading role
    Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
    Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Anthony Hopkins, The Father – WINNER
    Gary Oldman, Mank
    Steven Yeun, Minari
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 04-26-2021 at 09:30 AM.

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    I tuned in to the Oscars and enjoyed it.
    Different this year, and it was odd to see no masks.
    I got to see performances of all five best song nominees before the broadcast, and they were all stellar songs, hard to pick a winner.

    Congrats to all winners!
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