So it's that time of the year. Time when we all get to complain about the choices that were made and the ones that should have been instead of those that weren't.
And in the lead, with 11 nominations is - JOKER!
And the rest of the list is as follows-

Best Picture
“Ford v Ferrari” (Disney/Fox)
“The Irishman” (Netflix)
“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)
“Joker” (Warner Bros.)
“Little Women” (Sony)
“Marriage Story” (Netflix)
“1917” (Universal)
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)
“Parasite” (Neon)

Best Director
Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
Todd Phillips (“Joker”)
Sam Mendes (“1917”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”)

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”

Best Actress
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
Renee Zellweger (“Judy”)

Supporting Actor
Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Florence Pugh (“Little Women”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Adapted Screenplay
Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Steve Zaillian (“The Irishman”)
Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)
Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”)
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver (“Joker”)

Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson (“Knives Out”)
Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (“1917”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won (“Parasite”)

Animated Feature
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World””
“I Lost My Body”
“Klaus”
“Missing Link”
“Toy Story 4”

International Feature Film
“Corpus Christi”
“Honeyland”
“Les Miserables”
“Pain and Glory”
“Parasite”

Best Documentary
“American Factory”
“The Cave”
“Edge of Democracy”
“For Sama”
“Honeyland”

Best Cinematography
“The Irishman”
“Joker”
“The Lighthouse”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best Costume Design
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Film Editing
“Ford vs. Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Parasite”

Makeup and Hairstyling
“Bombshell”
“Joker”
“Judy”
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
“1917”

Original Score
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“1917”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Original Song
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
“I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Production Design
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Parasite”

Sound Editing
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Joker”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Sound Mixing
“Ad Astra”
“Ford vs. Ferrari”
“Joker”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Visual Effects
“Avengers: Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“1917”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Documentary (Short Subject)
“In the Absence”
“Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone If You’re a Girl”
“Life Overtakes Me”
“St. Louis Superman”
“Walk Run Cha-Cha”

Short Film (Animated)
“Daughter”
“Hair Love”
“Kitbull”
“Memorable”
“Sister”

Short Film (Live Action)
“Brotherhood”
“Nefta Football Club”
“The Neighbor’s Window”
“Saria”
“A Sister”

I agree with some of these choices but a lot I don't.

How do you feel about it?

And as a bonus, I'm going to shamelessly re-promote this GA for you all.

1 week ago

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Parasite is such a great movie

1 week ago
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I still need to see it. I've heard nothing but good things about it. I actually own another great movie by that director. The Host.

1 week ago
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Same director as The Host, you say? Then I must watch it!

1 week ago
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The Host is fine but "Memories of Murder" is one of the best movies ever made imo.Bong Joon Ho is a genius.

I loved Snowpiercer and Okja, too. His western structured movies works brilliantly.

1 week ago
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He sure is. I'm so glad that he's finally getting the recognition he deserves (starting with Cannes).

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Memories of murder is a masterpiece.

5 days ago
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It's the second year in a row when we get a non-English masterpiece nominated for Best Picture. I mean, sure, it won't get the prize (just like Roma didn't), but I do like the trend.

1 week ago
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Very funny to see 5 main roles in supporting actor category

1 week ago
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I'm actually more or less satisfied so far (aside from academics ignoring one of the best films I've seen last year, Beanpole; it would have been a perfect fit for "International Feature Film" category).

1 week ago
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Jojo Rabbit and Joker are the only 2 ive seen, both superb!

1 week ago
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and Endgame

1 week ago
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+1 for that. Jojo Rabbit was an amazing movie.

1 week ago
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is super boring and Tarantinos worst movie...
That this movie does get nominated shows that oscars mean nothing.

1 week ago
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Actually, I kinda liked it :D

1 week ago
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I really liked that movie

1 week ago
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Really? Worst one? Did you watch Death Proof? I haven't watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood yet, but Death Proof is a pretty tough opponent to beat on that matter.

1 week ago
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Well it's just a matter of preference, to each their own. I'd give Death Proof a solid 8, while Once Upon it was more like a 5 or 6 to me.

1 week ago
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Same. But it's apparently "a well known fact" among Tarantino fans that "Death Proof sucks". Or so I've been told any time I say I liked it.

1 week ago
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To me it's more of how MachinesAreHuman described it: a dull movie and very out of touch (with a bit of trash horror on the side). Not a disgraceful movie, though.
It's watchable, but nowhere near as good as the other works from Tarantino and it seems that Tarantino himself agrees with that

1 week ago
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death proof is kinda dull but has a story... once up on the other side has no real plot and only delivers nice pictures and good scenes that don't create a greater picture.

1 week ago
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Well, thank you for the heads up! It looks like it will be one of those movies to watch just as a mindless sort of entertainment, not expecting any good story.

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I totally agree with you. I loved other Tarantino movies but this one is just... ewww (I´m still surprised that with such a good actors and actresses the movie was a waste of time).

I´m totally surprised too that for example the movie : Two popes was not in the Best Picture nomination.

I just hope that Joker, The Irishman or Two Popes wins...

1 week ago
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No uncut gems, no the farewell, joker gets the most nominations...

Boo to that

1 week ago
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The Farewell got robbed. Not enough white dudes in it maybe?

1 week ago
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I've only seen Ford v Ferrari, and while it's an okay movie... I dunno... Oscar? Kind of seems like the Oscar isn't what I thought it was when I was a wee lad. I find Rush from 2013 a far better movie, but don't remember it being nominated.

1 week ago
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It is a massive stroke for the American ego, and, well, it is an American award.

1 week ago
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Sure hope parasite wins something, great movie

1 week ago
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I'm afraid it's just there so Twitter cant say the Oscars are All White this year. Like Cynthia Erivo's nomination really but no The Farewell. And nobody from the rest of the movie either.

1 week ago
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Do people still watch them ?

1 week ago
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The only film on this list I've seen is "I Lost My Body", which definitely earned its place. And was, oddly enough, the second film in a row my family watched this holiday where a cellist cuts off their own hand. My sister (who plays cello) had some worried questions for my father (who suggested both films) about that, lol

1 week ago
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Saw "the Irishman" they used a complex technique for aging the characters, they speak about it in the "behind the scene" short video available on Netflix. The movie is also on Netflix. I don't really have an opion on it, it was a long movie with the usual Scorsese/De niro tandem. The actors were good in my opinion.

The two popes and Mariage story are in my WL, didn't have time for it yet.

1 week ago
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Gotta say Irishman's deaging fx looked so bad and distracting I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I guess the technology is not there yet.

1 week ago
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I thought the Irishman's length and pacing were the reason not to finish it.
if ever a movie needed to be cut & shortened, that's the one

1 week ago
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The faces look convincing, there's just something off putting though
Maybe the tracking where the face should be at any given time, its almost like it doesnt belong on that body

1 week ago
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lol, no space left for The lighthouse and its 2 leads. Wow...i bet they got some brilliant pieces of cinema this year. Checks list...ford vs ferrari, little women, jojo rabbit...yeah, sure, we will be talking about these for a decade i bet
EDIT: also...Joker? it was very good, but hardly oscar material

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well I think Ford v Ferrari, Little Women, and Jojo Rabbit were the last 3 for the nominations (by a longshot)

1 week ago
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LOL. Good one, mate! :))

1 week ago
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I agree, this is really disappointing. It should've been among the best picture nominations too.

1 week ago
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they also have reuse the same entries for different categories, which doesn't make the statement "best (insert category) film of 2019" necessarily true.
example, just because one film wins best cinematography, its by omission of other films like Midsommar
And since i'm on that topic, the oscars still think the horror genre holds only Friday the 13th clones

1 week ago
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Awards are weird.

1 week ago
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all awards are better with ricky gervais!

1 week ago
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Bump!

1 week ago
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I like going to the cinema, but I haven't seen a single one from the list.
2019 was kinda a bad year for movies in my opinion.
Series however.

1 week ago
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How can you say it was a bad year, if you haven't seen a single one of the movies nominated for the biggest yearly film awards?

1 week ago
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True that. Guess I was watching the wrong movies. :-D

1 week ago
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The Oscars have pretty much grown to be the list of movies I don't really or didn't really care about each year.
I'll only check out the ones who got Indie Spirit nominations too.

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Best Picture: “1917” (Universal)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
Best Actor : Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
Supporting Actor : Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Animated Feature : “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World””
Best Cinematography:The Irishman
Best Costume Design “The Irishman”
Visual Effects “The Lion King”

1 week ago
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unfortunately, you're probably right

1 week ago
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well the irishman and the joker are 2 great movies and the visual effects in the lion king where mind blowing to be honest

6 days ago
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The Irishman was overlong and self-indulgent.
At the very least, the last half hour should have been left on the cutting room floor. The movie felt more like a history channel documentary than a Scorsese film.

6 days ago
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BEST PICTURE:
SHOULD WIN: Parasite
WILL WIN: The Irishman
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Marriage Story
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Alita: Battle Angel

BEST ACTOR:
SHOULD WIN: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
WILL WIN: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Brad Pitt (Ad Astra)

BEST ACTRESS:
SHOULD WIN: Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
WILL WIN: Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Lupita Nyong'o (Us)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
SHOULD WIN: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)
WILL WIN: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Winston Duke (Us)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
SHOULD WIN:: ?
WILL WIN: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Ruth Negga (Ad Astra), Zazie Beetz (Joker)

BEST DIRECTOR:
SHOULD WIN: Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
WILL WIN: Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)
GLORIOUSLY OMITTED: Todd Phillips (Joker)
INGLORIOUSLY SNUBBED: Vince Gilligan (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie)

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I hope The Irishman wins, it was SO great.

1 week ago
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I thought that movie was very overrated - one of Scorsese's worst.
The entire last half hour should have been left on the cutting room floor

1 week ago
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there was more to his old movies than the real story, he took some liberty with his characters, there was a clear point, characters and their relation with each other progressed as it need be.
this one, is like a very expensive episode on the history channel.

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Only seen 2 of them so far. The Irishman, interesting story, with good acting and writing, but still manages to feel overlong and self indulgent. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was very good and one of the best things Tarantino has done in a while, but still kind of a niche film. I can easily see how anyone not having a feel for that time and place would not connect with it. I'm looking forward to seeing 1917, which will probably win if the Globes are any indication, and Bong Joon Ho's movie - he's a director I've admired since Memories of Murder. I'll get around to the rest eventually, but all in all seems like a lean year when the likes of Jojo Rabbit (I'd rather poke my eye out with a sharp stick) and Little Women (not again) are on the table.

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Parasite the best movie

6 days ago
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I've seen the Irishman and didn't really like it, I don't understand why they tried to make actors look younger when it's easier and more convincing to take young actors and make them look older. It's something done in movies for ages. Of course it wouldn't be a technical performance but seriously, looking someone around 30 on screen moving like an 80 years old man is very weird.

6 days ago
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id like to see banderas win. i havent seen that particular film, i just think hes a very underrated actor.

6 days ago
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If he loses, he will have a chance next year with Doolittle :-)

5 days ago
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I agree with Kitbull :)

5 days ago
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