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91st Oscars: Screener Watch, Week 7

Apparently missing everyone’s deadline, Mary Queen of Scots arrived this week after voting was finished.

Mary Queen of Scots

Oscar Chances: Uncertain: While the film could still show up in Production Design and/or Costume Design, the film’s weak reception with critics and at the box office means that it’s mostly an also-ran.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward)
  • Director (Josie Rourke)
  • Actress (Saoirse Ronan)
  • Supporting Actress (Margot Robbie)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Beau Willimon)
  • Film Editing (Chris Dickens)
  • Cinematography (John Mathieson)
  • Production Design (James Merifield, Gina Cromwell)
  • Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne)
  • Sound Mixing (Rob Flanagan, Steve Single, Andrew Caller)
  • Sound Editing (Ian Wilson, Alastair Sirkett)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Jenny Shircore)
  • Original Score (Max Richter)

Precursor: 12th Detroit Critics Nominations (2018)

By virtue of being one of the early nomination sets out their, the Detroit Critics have made themselves a beacon for others to look to for inspiration, but are their selections that inspirational? Somewhat yes. Somewhat no. Apart from elevating a film like If Beale Street Could TalkEighth Grade leads their nominations only because of the breakthrough category from where two nominations came. That film, along with First Reformed benefit a bit from these selections, but will it be enough without further support from other groups? Unlikely.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Eighth Grade
(6) A Star Is Born
(5) The Favourite, Vice
(4) First Reformed, Green Book
(3) Roma

The Nominations

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Poll: Remaking Best Visual Effects, 1997

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Polls

Remaking Best Visual Effects, 1997

In our third pass of the Oscar nominees from 1997 through 2016, we take a look at the nominees for Best Actress. Each week, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five to make up the Best Visual Effects slate. There will be an “Other” option, but you can only use this once and you’ll have to specify your other in the comments. Now on to the game: Best Original Song.

Cinema Sight Asks: Which Hopefuls Should Have Been Nominated for Best Visual Effects (select up to 3)?

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Trailer Watch: Boy Erased (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Boy Erased, updated

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Precursor: 28th Gotham Award Nominations (2018)

With only a handful of categories, the Gotham Awards have been having a small impact on the indie cinema that becomes big contenders in Oscar season. First Reformed topped the list with three nominations while several others placed with two. The Favourite ended up with three citations, though one was a winner-only as best ensemble for stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, who were specifically excluded from the Best Actress race as a result.

Looking over the nominees, a few titles that one would have expected to see like BlacKkKlansman and Roma received only a single nominations, while several films that still aren’t on Oscar’s radar like First Reformed and Madeline’s Madeline did quite well. Whether this is instructive or not remains to be seen, but for right now, it’s an early look at what could be charging into the fall’s Oscar competition.

Award Tallies

(3) First Reformed
(2) Eighth Grade, The Favourite (3), Hereditary, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, Madeline’s Madeline, Private Life, Sorry to Bother You, Support the Girls

The Awards

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Poll: Remaking Best Original Song, 1999

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Polls

Remaking Best Original Song, 1999

In our third pass of the Oscar nominees from 1997 through 2016, we take a look at the nominees for Best Original Song. Each week, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five to make up the Best Original Song slate. There will be an “Other” option, but you can only use this once and you’ll have to specify your other in the comments. Now on to the game: Best Original Song.

Cinema Sight Asks: Which Hopefuls Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Song (select up to 5)?

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Trailer Watch: Alpha (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2) / New Release Date (changed from 3/2/18)

Alpha, updated

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Trailer Watch: Searching (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Searching, updated

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Poll: Remaking Best Actress, 2003 Redux

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Remaking Best Actress, 2003 Redux

(NOTE: Because a 2002 candidate made it into the 2003 voting, I’m re-doing the vote for Best Actress of 2003 so that no one’s vote is wasted on an ineligible actress.)

In our third pass of the Oscar nominees from 1997 through 2016, we take a look at the nominees for Best Actress. Each week, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five to make up the Best Actress slate. There will be an “Other” option, but you can only use this once and you’ll have to specify your other in the comments. Now on to the game: Best Actress.

Cinema Sight Asks: Which Hopefuls Should Have Been Nominated for Best Actress (select up to 5)?

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Trailer Watch: Game Over, Man! (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#3)

Game Over, Man!, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for all of the new content as well as the original.

Trailer Watch: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Avengers: Infinity War, updated

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Trailer Watch: Tully (2018) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)

Tully, updated

Preview Link: CLICK HERE for all of the new content as well as the original.

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