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    Writing, Hiking, Reading and everything in between. Recently, defending Daenerys.

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  1. So...I'm coming back to the whole casting nominations issue. Someone else just pointed out that the last movie to win Best Picture without having a single acting nomination was Slumdog Millionaire. Listen, I'm not trying to start trouble or anything, and the sample size is really rather small, but this is a little bit suspect. No? Does the predominantly white (I assume, as I do with all powerful bodies) voting board simply not find non-white people/characters relatable/emotive...? I don't have the words for it, and I certainly don't have the technical know-how of filmmaking, but something certainly feels "not quite okay," even though I don't know how to express it. As someone who enjoys cinema, my opinion is that something is wrong here. Also because there was a debate about the sort of black characters that get acting nominations. Usually, they're freedom fighter types, or slaves. I mean, the sole POC to get an acting nomination this year was Cynthia Erivo for Harriet...like, something is making me uncomfortable for sure. Very uncomfortable.
  2. That's a very interesting fun fact about the Joker. Pretty cool.
  3. I suppose that's fair, about the cast and all. I guess I was also appreciating just how well the Parasite cast worked as a whole. The SAG ensemble cast win was really earned in my opinion. I really appreciate the cohesion; and in my opinion that's so rare with a lot of American movies. There are a lot imbalanced performances from really good movies. Like, one person will really shine, or two people...but everyone else will kind of just be okay. But Parasite really worked for me because the cast just fed off each other so well.
  4. Just some things to digest: Parasite received the most awards. Some pretty big ones too. (Though I still maintain they were robbed acting nominations but that's another thread altogether). 1917, which I personally thought was surely Parasite's biggest competition, got 2 of its 3 wins in technical categories. (Assuming cinematography as "one of the big ones" and usually an indicator of who might get best picture). Again, I could be the only one to think so, but it's pretty cool that 2 actors have now gotten wins for playing a comic book villain. Even more interesting that it's the same villain.
  5. Full List of Winners (I hope): *winners in red (sorry to the colour blind), at the top of each list. Also, it says winner... Best picture Winner: Parasite Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Best actress Winner: Renee Zellweger - Judy Cynthia Erivo - Harriet Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan - Little Women Charlize Theron - Bombshell Best actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix - Joker Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Adam Driver - Marriage Story Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes Best supporting actress Winner: Laura Dern - Marriage Story Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit Florence Pugh - Little Women Margot Robbie - Bombshell Best supporting actor Winner: Brad Pitt - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Sir Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes Al Pacino - The Irishman Joe Pesci - The Irishman Best director Winner: Parasite - Bong Joon-ho The Irishman - Martin Scorsese Joker - Todd Phillips 1917 - Sam Mendes Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino Best original screenplay Winner: Parasite - Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won Knives Out - Rian Johnson Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach 1917 - Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino Best adapted screenplay Winner: Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi The Irishman - Steven Zaillian Joker - Todd Phillips & Scott Silver Little Women - Greta Gerwig The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten Best animated feature Winner: Toy Story 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World I Lost My Body Klaus Missing Link Best documentary feature Winner: American Factory The Cave The Edge of Democracy For Sama Honeyland Best international feature Winner: Parasite - South Korea Corpus Christi - Poland Honeyland - North Macedonia Les Miserables - France Pain and Glory - Spain Best original song Winner: (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - Rocketman (Elton John & Bernie Taupin) I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away - Toy Story 4 (Randy Newman) I'm Standing With You - Breakthrough (Diane Warren) Into the Unknown - Frozen 2 (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez) Stand Up - Harriet (Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo) Best original score Winner: Joker - Hildur Guðnadóttir Little Women - Alexandre Desplat Marriage Story - Randy Newman 1917 - Thomas Newman Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams Best cinematography Winner: 1917 - Roger Deakins The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto Joker - Lawrence Sher The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Robert Richardson Best visual effects Winner: 1917 - Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler & Dominic Tuohy Avengers: Endgame - Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken & Dan Sudick The Irishman - Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser & Stephane Grabli The Lion King - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones & Elliot Newman Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach & Dominic Tuohy Best film editing Winner: Ford v Ferrari - Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland The Irishman - Thelma Schoonmaker Jojo Rabbit - Tom Eagles Joker - Jeff Groth Parasite - Yang Jinmo Best costume design Winner: Little Women - Jacqueline Durran The Irishman - Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson Jojo Rabbit - Mayes C Rubeo Joker - Mark Bridges Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Arianne Phillips Best sound editing Winner: Ford v Ferrari - Donald Sylvester Joker - Alan Robert Murray 1917 - Oliver Tarney & Rachael Tate Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Wylie Stateman Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Matthew Wood & David Acord Best sound mixing Winner: 1917 - Mark Taylor & Stuart Wilson Ad Astra - Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson & Mark Ulano Ford v Ferrari - Paul Massey, David Giammarco & Steven A Morrow Joker - Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic & Tod Maitland Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Michael Minkler, Christian P Minkler & Mark Ulano Best production design Winner: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood - Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh The Irishman - Bob Shaw & Regina Graves Jojo Rabbit - Ra Vincent & Nora Sopková 1917 - Dennis Gassner & Lee Sandales Parasite - Lee Ha Jun & Cho Won Woo Best make-up and hairstyling Winner: Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan & Vivian Baker Joker - Nicki Ledermann & Kay Georgiou Judy - Jeremy Woodhead Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten & David White 1917 - Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis & Rebecca Cole Best live action short Winner: The Neighbors' Window Brotherhood Nefta Football Club Saria A Sister Best animated short Hair Love Dcera (Daughter) Kitbull Memorable Sister Best documentary short Winner: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) In the Absence Life Overtakes Me St Louis Superman Walk Run Cha-Cha
  6. Two actors have now won an Oscar for playing the Joker. Just thought that was interesting and worth a mention. And further proof that Jared Leto's grills were truly and utterly unnecessary.
  7. Kyoshi

    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    Thanks for this. But I guess I'm naive because even with this, I just don't understand how a group of professional adult people sat in a room and decided this was a good idea. In 2020. This is basic idiocy, and I thought we'd advanced beyond this is a species, you know, in terms of microaggressions. This is just first level, basic nonsense. It's really disappointing.
  8. Kyoshi

    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    But why market it under the diversity banner? That's misleading and... ...I just lost interest.
  9. Kyoshi

    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    It's actually shocking though. Surely (some of) these books have descriptions of the characters in the story... but if the cover is a dude with a turban, or a chick with dreadlocks... that just... I guess I'm just trying to understand how anyone thought this was a good idea. Like: who came up with the idea and why weren't they immediately frowned on and told "shame"? Who approved this? How did NO ONE at any point in this process think this was a bad idea? It makes no sense.
  10. Kyoshi

    Publishing Industries Social Ills

    I saw this. People are rightfully pissed. Like... why not just promote books by diverse voices. I believe there's something called "own voices stories." Why not just promote that instead?
  11. Kyoshi

    The books coming out in 2020

    Lol. I'm actually looking forward to it.
  12. Anyone else feel like the Parasite cast got snubbed? Also, JLo looks good period. Not for her age or whatever. She just looks good.
  13. I've been looking for this!!! Bless you, Risto!...and everyone who bumped the thread.
  14. Kyoshi

    The Irishman (I Hear You Tag Spoilers)

    Got a nomination for "best visual effects." ...
  15. Kyoshi

    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Congrats! EDIT: If it's digital, please share the link when it's up.