The Rundown 2018: Makeup & Hairstyling

For our fourteenth Rundown article, a category where putting on disguises is the name of the game. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Makeup & Hairstyling as well as general commentary about the race. ///Next week, we’ll start off on Monday with a category Friday, we’ll cover the person responsible for bringing all of the parts of the film together in a cohesive vision: theirs.
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91st Oscars: The Polls – Best Film Editing

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2018 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Film Editing

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This Day in Oscar History: February 14 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Precursor: 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominations (2018)

The NAACP Image Award, an annual recognition of films, television, music, and more that celebrate the black experience in America, have made some stellar selections with Crazy Rich Asians the only title that has no black actors in it, but all of which celebrate diversity in one way or another. It should be quite telling to anyone paying attention that the sole nomination Green Book received was for Mahershala Ali and not the film itself. It’s also disappointing that the only place If Beale Street Could Talk was given its due was here.

Award Tallies

(12) Black Panther
(9) If Beale Street Could Talk
(7) BlacKkKlansman
(5) The Hate U Give
(4) Crazy Rich Asians
(3) Widows

The Awards

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Feb. 15-17, 2019)

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What Are You Watching? (Feb. 15-17, 2019)

Cinema Sight Asks: What are you watching? (Feb. 15-17, 2019)

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Trailer Watch: Ugly Dolls (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#9)

Ugly Dolls, updated

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

Looking at the Weekend: Feb. 15-17, 2019

With The Lego Movie 2 underperforming, it makes next weekend ripe for a new number one film. Alita: Battle Angel may have the best chance simply because it has more advertising. That said, Isn’t It Romantic could be a surprise hit giving it the top spot. Happy Death Day 2U is a sequel to a film that wasn’t that big at the box office, so probably won’t do well in its second attempt.

Our Highest Rated Films: Isn’t It Romantic, Birds of Passage, Sorry Angel
Our Best Awards Ratings: None

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Hotel by the River

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The Rundown 2018: Animated Feature

For our thirteenth Rundown article, the best feature of the year that isn’t live-action. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Animated Feature as well as general commentary about the race. Thursday, we’ll cover a category where making someone look like someone else is the key.
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91st Oscars: The Polls – Best Visual Effects

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2018 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Visual Effects

Which Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects is best?

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This Day in Oscar History: February 13 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Died

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Trailer Watch: The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#5) / New Poster (#5)

The Secret Life of Pets 2, updated

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

The DVD Report #607

Widows was one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018, widely predicted to be a box-office smash and a major Oscar contender in numerous categories including Best Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Actress, Supporting Actress, and more. It ended up being a box-office flop and getting no Oscar or Golden Globe nominations. It did manage to get a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress for Viola Davis, but that was it as far as major awards recognition was concerned. What happened?

The problem was that awards prognosticators based their predictions on the past performances of the film’s director and cast and the previous awards recognition given the 1983 British TV miniseries, which was accorded two BAFTA TV nominations, assuming what clicked before would click again.

Directed by Steve McQueen, this was his first film since winning the 2013 Oscar for Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave, for which he had also been nominated for Best Directing. It moved the action of the earlier miniseries from 1980s London to contemporary Chicago, which may have been a good idea in itself, giving the film a fresh location. The problem was that it packed too much into its two-hour-and-nine minutes running time to allow audiences time to get used to one situation before it moved onto another without fully understanding what they were seeing. Eventually, most of the confusion was sorted out in flashbacks, but it was all so cold and matter-of-fact that audiences simply didn’t care. Even the usually superb Viola Davis who led the cast, couldn’t hold it together. She plays a dour, always angry woman who doesn’t flash her million-kilowatt smile until the last scene. It was too little too late. The few audiences that did see it did not recommend it to their friends and it was quickly gone from theatres.

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The Rundown 2018: Cinematography

For our twelfth Rundown article, we look at a category that people wrongly look at as the most visually stunning and should look at for its overall shot composition. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Cinematography as well as general commentary about the race. ///Next week, we’ll start off on Monday with a category Wednesday, we’ll cover the best feature of the year that isn’t live-action.
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91st Oscars: The Polls – Best Cinematography

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2018 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Cinematography

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This Day in Oscar History: February 12 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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