OSCARS 2018! THOUGHTS ON THE NOMINATIONS
Award season is here once again! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the film snobs are tweeting about how great Phantom Thread is and the assholes are trolling saying that Lady Bird is overrated.
When all of those things happen at once, it can only mean that the nominees for the annual Academy Awards have been announced and since this year will be the 90th anniversary of our favorite award show, we should expect some pretty special nominations.
I thought the Academy did a great job last year nominating a bunch of movies that were both very good and had diversity. I was looking forward to seeing the same thing happen this year and I'm pretty satisfied with what was announced.
As of writing this, I have only seen 6 of the Best Picture nominees meaning I still have yet to see The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and Call Me By Your Name. I'm sure they're all great, I'm gonna try and see all of them before the ceremony but for now I'm gonna share my intital reactions to the nominations.
My first reaction being: why was there love for Wonder Woman?
Wonder Woman was easily one of the best and most significant movies of 2017 that was recieved incredibly well by both fans and critics... and not the Academy apparantely.
I would've loved to have seen a Best Actress nod to Gal Gadot as she was the biggest breakout star of last year, if not then a Best Director nod for Patty Jenkins would've been great as well. Unfortunately that's not the case and I'm very upset about that, but at least Greta Gerwig got what the Golden Globes didn't rightfully give her.
Lady Bird is a tad overhyped in my eyes but I will never deny that it's a great movie. I related so much to that film and I'm so happy for Greta, Saorise and Laurie Metclaff. Their nominations are well deserved; as well as Get Out.
I remember when the trailer for Get Out came out and it was sold as this weird, cheap and lame horror and here it stands as one of the best movies of the year with 4 nominations, so remember to never judge a movie by its trailer.
Our absolute heartfelt congratulations to director Greta Gerwig on her #historic #Oscar
nomination for #bestdirector
! Be sure to see her film @ladybirdmovie
in theatres so women will rock the box office as much as the red carpet. .
In 90 years of #AcademyAwards
there have been, now, 5 women nominated in this category with 1 win. Have you see the nominated films from all 5 directors? We've screened a few of them over the years including Lina Wertmuller's SEVEN BEAUTIES and Jane Campion's THE PIANO. Foregoing Bigelow's HURT LOCKER, we celebrated her work on NEAR DARK. Might be time to screen Sofia Coppola next? Or a 5-film series of the whole lot! Comment below and let us know which films you need to see now.
#WomensHistory #WomenDirect #FilmHerStory #womenmakemovies #DirectedbyWomen #WCW
Huge congratulations to the entire “Get Out” team. Honestly it should win all the awards it’s nominated for and no I’m not saying that because I’m in a sunken place; because I’m not. This was a beautiful film with magnificent cast/crew and even more of a magnificent director and storyteller. Let’s keep striving and remain pushing harder for greatness because we are greatness even if they keep stealing from us what is rightfully deserving.
#4nominations #blackexcellence #bestdirector #bestactor #bestoriginalscreenplay #powerfulfilm #powerfulmessage
BACK ON CAMPUS today for the best reason!!! SF ALUM #GretaGerwig
& her movie #LadyBird
were nominated for 5 #Oscars
, including #BestDirector
(the 1st woman in 8 years!!!)...Greta is DEFINITELY a young woman who is changing the world...I’m hoping to follow in those footsteps ❤️💛 #SFHS #TroubiePride
DUNKERQUE (2017) ¡Nominada a mejor película y mejor director!
Dirigida por Christopher Nolan, la historia se desenvuelve en el marco de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y narra los sucesos que se dieron en torno a la Operación Dinamo, movimiento militar de Reino Unido cuyo objetivo era evacuar de Dunkerque a 400 mil soldados, luego de la invasión de la Alemania Nazi en Francia.
El film se aborda manejando tres líneas de tiempo que convergen al final. No hay enfoque en un personaje, la historia no se ata a especificidades. Narra tres secuencias de acontecimientos: una desenvuelta desde tierra, con los soldados esperando su rescate; otra desde la perspectiva de los pilotos de combate, despejando la zona aérea; y también los hechos desde los rescatistas civiles que navegaron hacia el lugar.
Una película tan callada y tensa como la guerra, donde el sonido de las armas son los principales protagonistas, los gritos eventuales y las órdenes. El habla solo para lo más necesario y vital. Es un film que apuesta todo a lo visual. No es, claramente, la forma más usual en la que se ha visto abordado un tema bélico en una película, pero ciertamente, el enfoque permite observar la vida desde el instante de supervivencia de un soldado de una forma desprendida, porque como espectador no se tiene tiempo para la empatía. ¿Ya viste Dunkerque? ¿Qué opinas de lo nuevo de Nolan?
#oscarnominee #bestmovie #moviesoftheyear #cinema #Nolan #dunkirk
#dunkerque #action #war #bestdirector #oscars2018