Movie Awards Season 2018-19 Road to Oscar

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The National Board of Review just announced their choices:

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/11/national-board-of-review-2018-winners-1202023489/

Best Film: GREEN BOOK
Best Director: Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott, A STAR IS BORN
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Best Animated Feature: INCREDIBLES 2
Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE
Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE
Best Foreign Language Film: COLD WAR
Best Documentary: RBG
Best Ensemble: CRAZY RICH ASIANS
William K. Everson Film History Award: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND and THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: 22 JULY
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: ON HER SHOULDERS

Top Films (in alphabetical order)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Eighth Grade
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
Roma
A Star Is Born

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
Burning
Custody
The Guilty
Happy as Lazzaro
Shoplifters

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
Crime + Punishment
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
The Death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave No Trace
Mid90s
The Old Man & the Gun
The Rider
Searching
Sorry to Bother You
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here

NBR tends to be the most mainstream out of the critics' groups. To get a sense of their tastes, they never met a Clint Eastwood movie they did not want to award in the past decade or so.

Also, the Gothams announced their winners. Each category is chosen by independent and separate five-member juries and they only reward independent cinema. They are like the Spirit Awards but are NYC-based as opposed to LA-based.

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/gotham-awards-winners-list-2018-new-york-1203037073/

Best Feature
“The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“First Reformed” (A24)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
“Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
“The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics) — WINNER

Best Actor
Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in “Leave No Trace” (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in “First Reformed” (A24) — WINNER
Lakeith Stanfield in “Sorry to Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)

Best Actress
Glenn Close in “The Wife” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in “Hereditary” (A24) — WINNER
Kathryn Hahn in “Private Life” (Netflix)
Regina Hall in “Support the Girls” (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in “Where is Kyra?” (Paladin and Great Point Media)

Breakthrough Actor
Yalitza Aparicio in “Roma” (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in “Eighth Grade” (A24) — WINNER
Helena Howard in “Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in “Leave No Trace” (Bleecker Street)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster for “Hereditary” (A24)
Bo Burnham for “Eighth Grade” (A24) — WINNER
Jennifer Fox for “The Tale” (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for “Skate Kitchen” (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for “Sorry to Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“Alias Grace,” (Netflix)
“The End of the F***ing World,” (Netflix)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America) — WINNER
“Pose” (FX Networks)
“Sharp Objects,” (HBO)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
“195 Lewis” — WINNER

“Cleaner Daze”
“Distance”
“The F Word”
“She’s the Ticket”

Best Screenplay
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader (A24) – WINNER
“Private Life,” Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
“Support the Girls,” Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
“Thoroughbreds,” Cory Finley (Focus Features)

Best Documentary
“Bisbee ‘17” (4th Row Films)
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (The Cinema Guild) — WINNER
“Minding the Gap” (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)
“Shirkers” (Netflix)
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features)

Jury Award for Ensemble Performance
Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and Emma Stone in “The Favourite” — WINNER


Audience Award
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — WINNER


The New York Film Critics Circle will be announcing on Thursday.
 

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New York Film Critics Circle makes their announcements:

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/11/new-york-film-critics-circle-2018-awards-winners-1202023917/

Best Picture: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Screenplay: Paul Scharder, “First Reformed”

Best Actress: Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron

Best Non-fiction Film: “Minding the Gap,” director Bing Liu

Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War,” director Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best First Film: “Eighth Grade,” director Bo Burnham

Special Award For Career Achievement: David Schwartz, Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image for 33 years

Special Award: Kino Classics Box Set “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers”

You guys remember Regina Hall from the Scary Movie franchise? It's nice to see her win a major critics' award for acting.
 

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Golden Globe Nominations Announced:

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“If Beale Streat Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close (“The Wife”)
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Vice”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)
Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)
Charlize Theron (“Tully”)
Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (“Vice”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)
Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”)
John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams (“Vice”)
Claire Foy (“First Man”)
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)
Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)
Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“Capernaum”
“Girl”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)
Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)
Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)
Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)
Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)
Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)
Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)
“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)
“Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”)
“Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”)
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

Best Television Series – Drama

“The Americans”
“Bodyguard”
“Homecoming”
“Killing Eve”
“Pose”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Stephan James (“Homecoming”)
Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Barry” (HBO)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“Kidding” (Showtime)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)
Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)
Alison Brie (“Glow”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)
Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bornstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
 

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I'm a bit confused over A Star is Born and even Bohemian Rhapsody's categorization in the Drama field considering similar films with music have been nominated in the Musical/Comedy category. I guess the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just takes the studio's categorization and don't question it, though they put Portman in lead (and she failed to get nominated) when the studio has been campaigning for her as a Supporting Actress in Vox Lux. I guess this categorization is part of both films' Oscar campaign strategy as winning an award in Drama may weigh more heavily than Musical/Comedy.
 

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I'm really excited for Constance Wu getting nominated for Crazy Rich Asians, I will admit I'm a tiny bit disappointed she wasn't nominated for Fresh Off The Boat because she's amazing in that and does not get enough recognition for it. But getting recognition for CRA is good too.

Also I am 1000% here for Olivia Colman winning as many awards as possible even though I have no idea when I'll get to see The Favourite. I've just been a huge fan of hers for so long.
 

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Honestly, this is probably the strongest and most congested Best Actress race in a very long time. There are seriously like nineteen (19) women who have received major nominations at other awards going into this race.
 

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Is it just me or does anyone else not understand why Black Panther is hailed as such a fantastic movie. IMO it's no better than any other Marvel movie, but people have been pushing it for awards season for months. I just don't get it, and the colour of the characters skin and taking place in Africa (which is all many people focus on) isn't enough of a reason IMO to regard it so much more highly than others.
 

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I didn't think that movie nor Logan last year was worth the hype that it received to get awards attention honestly. But since so many people loved it and it resonated for them, maybe I'm the one missing something. Also, I do think there is something to be said about NOT ignoring the context of why people are celebrating this movie. IMO, race and socio-political messages are important parts of storytelling IF that is the kind of story so the movie may be weighty for people because of those things. On the other side, I remember talking to some colleagues and friends who are from various African countries saying they disliked the movie for portraying Africa, in general, in a certain light and how it make people in this country all excited about a fantasy version of Africa rather than be show any interest with real African countries.
 

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I just feel like the skin colour and location aren't enough of a reason to praise a movie so much. Yes, it's fantastic that representation is out there, but those are the only two things that I hear people praising for the movie. Technical awards I'd understand completely (costuming, sound, editing, effects, etc.) but the actual movie... no way at all.
 

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It's subjective. A movie that people love that much probably worked for them on aspects that we may find lacking. The race and skin color and location are very important and should not be dismissed as it's part of the storytelling of this movie. That said, there have been write ups by passionate fans that go beyond that while recognizing the importance of the representation. Some argue Oscars have been rewarding movies for portraying stories for reasons that may read as superficial as skin color (if one thinks that's superficial) but are couched in other terminology and deal with themes voters care about because it relates to them personally (age, a powerful man learning to use his voice, etc.), so why not allow an awarding body to recognize a movie's achievement in racial representation? Plus, on the other side, people argue that Oscars don't reward "popular" movies enough and that Best Picture shouldn't only mean only awarding things that critics and cinephiles love. Black Panther isn't really winning or topping (or even included) in many critics lists so there's that.
 

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So Kevin Hart was selected to host the Oscars. Then old tweets of him making homophobic comments surfaced (he's referred to them as jokes. They are not jokes). He gave a non-apology (the old 'sorry you were offended' style thing), claims he's apologized before (non apologies, basically just saying when he made the 'jokes' people were less sensitive... similar to 'when I assaulted that woman, that's just what people did'), refused to apologize when the Academy gave him an ultimatum, and has now stepped down as host. (He offered an apology after the fact).

All within 2 days.

So I'm predicting a member (or members) of the LGBT community as the new host. I think Billy Eichner would be fun (and on Twitter he seems interested). Or they could get NPH again. RuPaul would be fun (just imagine the costume changes!)
 

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L.A. Film Critics Association announced their choices:

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/l...s-association-2018-awards-winners-1202026715/

Best Picture:“Roma”
Runner up: “Burning”

Best Director:Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Runner up: Toni Collette, “Hereditary”

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
Runner up: Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace:

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Runner up: Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows”

Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, “Burning”
Runner up: Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2”

Best Animation:“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Runner up: “Incredibles 2”

Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Runner up: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film:“Shirkers”
Runner up: “Minding the Gap”

Best Foreign Language Film (tie): “Burning” and “Shoplifters”

Best Editing: Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap”
Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, “Roma”

Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler, “Black Panther”
Runner up: Fiona Crombie, “The Favourite”

Best Music/Score: Nicholas Britell, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Runner up: Justin Hurwitz, “First Man”

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Runner up: James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Lifetime Achievement Award: Hayao Miyazaki

The Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Award: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, and Guy Maddin’s “The Green Fog”
 

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I love that Hugh Grant is getting recognized for Paddington 2 (he was also nominated for a BAFTA earlier this year). Not only is it kind of hilarious, but having seen the film, he actually is pretty brilliant in it. The ending scene alone is worth it (spoilers for those who haven't seen Paddington 2)
 

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I just feel like the skin colour and location aren't enough of a reason to praise a movie so much.
It also has strong and interesting female characters. And I thought it had great storytelling too. Visually stunning, characters that grow and change, works for me...
 

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So Kevin Hart was selected to host the Oscars. Then old tweets of him making homophobic comments surfaced (he's referred to them as jokes. They are not jokes). He gave a non-apology (the old 'sorry you were offended' style thing), claims he's apologized before (non apologies, basically just saying when he made the 'jokes' people were less sensitive... similar to 'when I assaulted that woman, that's just what people did'), refused to apologize when the Academy gave him an ultimatum, and has now stepped down as host. (He offered an apology after the fact).
Some people (Kevin Kline is one) have said that "this was just the style of comedy then". Shouldn't we be cutting a lot of men some slack then as women were "just treated differently" back in the day as well.

There are lots of comedians who have never used homophobia, racism, misogyny of anti-Semitism as a way to get a laugh/make a buck.
 

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Some people (Kevin Kline is one) have said that "this was just the style of comedy then". Shouldn't we be cutting a lot of men some slack then as women were "just treated differently" back in the day as well.

There are lots of comedians who have never used homophobia, racism, misogyny of anti-Semitism as a way to get a laugh/make a buck.
Yep!!!
Kevin's may have been 'comedy' but his was pure homophobia - saying he'd smash things over his son's head if he did 'gay things', and that as a straight man, his biggest fear was his son being gay. Yeah, not comedy. He also refused to apologize, initially just saying things like "I wouldn't make those comments today", then when asked to apologize last week, saying 'I've already addressed it.' Yeah, you mentioned you'd said those things, but there was no apology to the LGBTQ+ community.

Nick Cannon recently commented on comedians Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman using the slur f*g or f*ggot in some tweets, and how they aren't being criticized like Kevin was. Yes, use of slurs is completely wrong, absolutely. However their comments were not based in homophobia and as an attack.

There's some speculation that they might go to Ellen Degeneres for host. She's not 'problematic', has successfully hosted before, and is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Anyway, I'm going to start campaigning now for Hugh Grant as best supporting actor for Paddington 2. Seriously, if you haven't seen it yet, go see it! I'm not being facetious when I say that it's his best performance in years!!!
 

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I've been screaming for Hugh Grant for Paddington 2 since I saw it like in January. I was shocked to see how good he was and it's honestly one of my favorite acting performances in years.
 

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Sight & Sound's list of the top films of 2018. They poll 164 international critics and curators that's why you seem some 2017 releases on this list.

Apparently this is the top half:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/best-films-2018

The link has pictures and clips.

The list is:

1. Roma
2. Phantom Thread
3. Burning
4. Cold War
5. First Reformed
6. Leave No Trace
=7. The Favourite
=7. You Were Never Really Here
=9. Happy as Lazzaro
=9. Zama
11. The Image Book
12. If Beale Street Could Talk
13. BlacKkKlansman
=14. The Other Side of the Wind
=14. Shirkers
=14. Shoplifters
17. Sorry to Bother You
=18. Faces Places
=18. The Rider
=18. Western
 

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I posted this in the other movie thread, but I felt this video montage fit this one as well and I just wanted to reshare what I felt was an excellent montage of the year in film put together by Indiewire critic David Ehrlich :

https://vimeo.com/304064569

I look forward to his montages every year. I love how he skillfully edits the scenes in the montage that does not always include films included in his top favorites but were memorable enough to be included in the opening montage that is later followed by a countdown of his personal 25 favorite films of the year. I love that Paddington 2 is sitting at number 2 sandwiched between First Reformed and Madeline's Madeline.

For the list without watching the video:

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/d...ies-2018-video-compilation-edit-1202024765/2/

1. First Reformed
2. Paddington 2
3. Madeline’s Madeline
4. Shoplifters
5. The Tale
6. Burning
7. Mission Impossible: Fallout
8. If Beale Street Could Talk
9. Wildlife
10. Mandy
11. Widows
12. The Favourite
13. Hereditary
14. Suspiria
15. Support the Girls
16. Eighth Grade
17. Roma
18. Annihilation
19. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
20. You Were Never Really Here
21. Ballad of Buster Scruggs
22. Cold War
23. Let the Sunshine In
24. Minding the Gap
25. A Star Is Born
 
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Any "best movies of 2018" list that doesn't include Bohemian Rhapsody is not credible to me. Yes, the movie had a flaw or two, but the acting was EXCELLENT (especially Rami Malek) and the last 20 minutes alone were worth the price of admission. I felt like standing up and applauding at the end, and not many movies make me feel that way these days.
 

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I love that Hugh Grant is getting recognized for Paddington 2 (he was also nominated for a BAFTA earlier this year). Not only is it kind of hilarious, but having seen the film, he actually is pretty brilliant in it. The ending scene alone is worth it (spoilers for those who haven't seen Paddington 2)
Looking forward to seeing that film. Love Hugh Grant - such a fine comedic actor, and I've always thought he was rather brilliant (love him in 'About a Boy' and 'Love, Actually').
 

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Any "best movies of 2018" list that doesn't include Bohemian Rhapsody is not credible to me. Yes, the movie had a flaw or two, but the acting was EXCELLENT (especially Rami Malek) and the last 20 minutes alone were worth the price of admission. I felt like standing up and applauding at the end, and not many movies make me feel that way these days.
Make your own list then.
 

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I can't wait until The Favourite starts showing around here. I adore Olivia Colman. She has such an amazing range as an actress. She's hilarious and relatable, and can be heartbreaking as well. Such a complete performer.

And she seems so down to earth as well. One of my favorite moments of hers was her interview in the Graham Norton show when she was promoting The Night Manager with Hugh Laurie. She was seated next to Kevin Hart and the two of them had wonderful chemistry. Hart seemed totally enchanted by her. I would be, too.
 

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The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced:

https://ew.com/awards/2018/12/12/2019-screen-actors-guild-award-nominees/

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Crazy Rich Asians
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
  • Melisssa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
  • Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
  • John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
  • Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz –The Favourite
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott – A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • Mission: Impossible — Fallout
 

Vash01

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Make your own list then.
I am with vgerdes on this. If this was a list of five best movies, I could understand BR missing out, but not even in the top 25? That is ridiculous when you see movies like MI (zillionth sequel?) and Widows listed. I have never heard of Many of these movies, and haven’t yet seen some others. Still BR deserves to be on the top 25 list.
 

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I am with vgerdes on this. If this was a list of five best movies, I could understand BR missing out, but not even in the top 25? That is ridiculous when you see movies like MI (zillionth sequel?) and Widows listed. I have never heard of Many of these movies, and haven’t yet seen some others. Still BR deserves to be on the top 25 list.
I wouldn’t have put it in my top list either. I think it’s fine to disagree but to say it’s not credible because you would have put other movies in there is quite a statement and I find it to be a statement without merit. The lists I provided came from one film critic who just listed his personal top films and it’s his job to see every movie. He also saw BR and decided to leave it off the top list though he featured Queen’s music in the montage. I find that more credible than someone who didn’t watch many of the movies on his list but make a judgment about it anyway. The other list I provided was from Sight and Sound and were results of a poll conducted by 163 international critics and curators so that’s just the results they gave. I don’t see how it has no credibility.
 

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I wouldn’t have put it in my top list either. I think it’s fine to disagree but to say it’s not credible because you would have put other movies in there is quite a statement and I find it to be a statement without merit. The lists I provided came from one film critic who just listed his personal top films and it’s his job to see every movie. He also saw BR and decided to leave it off the top list though he featured Queen’s music in the montage. I find that more credible than someone who didn’t watch many of the movies on his list but make a judgment about it anyway. The other list I provided was from Sight and Sound and were results of a poll conducted by 163 international critics and curators so that’s just the results they gave. I don’t see how it has no credibility.
I did point out two movies that did not belong there. Widows is one of them, and I have seen it. I gave it 6/10. IMO any version of MI does not belong on ‘best pictures’ list. May be the original did at the time it was released (I didn’t see it).

It’s fine if it is one person’s list. I disagree with some of his choices and some of his omissions. I do have the right to my opinion.
 

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