Oscar Bait 2023-2024

My favorite time of year for Oscar predictions because so many projects have the pedigree and you can’t help but try to hone in on which will not fall flat.

You have previous winners in baity vehicles like Kate Winslet, Regina King, Natalie Portman, Jessica Lang, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander.

I’d love to see Kate, Jessica and Regina in prestige roles where they can show off those impressive talents.

Proven over-due non-winners in Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Amy Adams, Claire Foy, and Emily Blunt.

And possible first time nominees Zendaya, Fantasia and Teyana.

IF The Color Purple is any good (I have my doubts since it will be a musical adaptation), that’s going to put Fantasia squarely in the picture.

The machine already seems to be whipping up some press for Zendaya with a CinemaCon award and with Challengers and Dune 2 on the horizon.

Teyana has been receiving raves out of Sundance.
 


Big contender for the "10 nominations/0 wins" slot next year

I'm not so sure. Could easily see there being a school of thought in the Academy that one Best Director win for Scorsese wasn't enough, and not to get morbid, but he's 80 so who knows how many more chances they'll get?

Regardless, it's a fascinating book and should make for a great film (although a miniseries would arguably have been the better option, as is so often the case)
 
A Good Person is... a pretty bad film in a lot of respects - and we really don't need yet more propaganda for often highly problematic and damaging 12 Steps / AA programmes.

Florence ate, as expected, and her songs for the soundtrack are cute. Speaking of original music...
Would love to see Rye Lane hold on until the BAFTAs at least. Definitely deserving of nominations for Film / Screenplay / Cinematography / Actor / Actress.
This, and also, the Kwes / Sampha / Tirzah songs from the soundtrack are gorgeous - though I'm aware there's no BAFTA category for Best Original Song unfortunately. (The film is coming to Disney+ on Weds 3rd May, so I'm hopeful that these tracks will surface on streaming services to coincide with that.)
 
Regardless, it's a fascinating book and should make for a great film (although a miniseries would arguably have been the better option, as is so often the case)

Runtime is over 3 hours so it kind of is one!
 

rdp

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So this is their response to To Leslie? They couldn't blame on the campaigning (because getting your famous friends to vote is what literally everyone does), so they're attacking indie movies instead?
 
Anne Hathaway locked for that Popstar role she's doing and Charli coming for Original Song #JusticeForCeleste #AStarIsBorn.
I love lurking on this thread, will try to make some presence through the season.
 

LTG

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So this is their response to To Leslie? They couldn't blame on the campaigning (because getting your famous friends to vote is what literally everyone does), so they're attacking indie movies instead?
This is only for best picture, so wouldn’t have effected To Leslie. It’s probably more for the streamers so if they want to be eligible for best picture they need to do more than an extremely limited LA/NYC run.
 
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Sorry for starting this thread so early but the trailer from Wes Anderson's new movie (rumoured to be premiering at Cannes) is out



Alas, it looks boring and doesn't seem to have the visual inventiveness of French Dispatch.


Boring?! That looks beautiful and delightful.
 
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