Sunday, March 4, 2018
90th Academy Awards: My Choices
Earlier today, I gave my predictions for who/what will win at this year's 90th Academy Awards.
This little bit is for the ones that I would have voted for and would like to see win, which is a different matter. It's all just for fun. Those with an asterisk (*) are also predictions
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Edith + Eddie
Last Men in Aleppo
Kong: Skull Island
Mystery of Love (Call Me By Your Name)
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)*
The Insult (Lebanon)*
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)*
Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)*
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Some of those choices were hard. I loved Coco, but think in terms of animation, Loving Vincent was more impressive even if the story was weak. Some were easy: I struggle to actually remember Remember Me, while I find Mystery of Love deeply haunting.
I also do not get the love Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got. I thought it was terrible, and Sam Rockwell's character was cartoonish. I found the whole plot wildly unbelievable: Rockwell's character literally throws someone out a window, keeps beating him up, with many witnesses including the new Sheriff, and he's not arrested?
I thought Get Out was OK, but nothing to the degree that many others push me into thinking it is.
Well, to each his/her own, I suppose.