Yes, thankyou. Can we please suspend him without wrecking the hard work and dedication of everyone else on that movie? (Yes, I'm still salty it lost that GLAAD nomination. Why even let it be nominated if you were just going to disqualify it? Jerks.)
For the avoidance of doubt, Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees.
Nonetheless, I expect that ticket sales will plummet, which could hurt those who participated in the film.
But there is no way around that, and I would hope that those who participated in the film understand that the issue is more important than the profit they make from the film.
If I had been planning to see the movie - which I wasn't - I would probably have decided not to.
I kind of expected Olivia Colman to win the BAFTA because of how loved she is in England (deservedly so). But it definitely makes things more interesting heading into the Oscars in 2 weeks. I'm so glad Supergirl isn't airing on Oscars night. I'd go crazy trying to watch Supergirl while also tracking Oscar winners.Colman won the best actress, as expected. That makes the Oscar in this category more interesting. My gut feeling though is that Glenn Close will win the Oscar.
I was disappointed that Free Solo won the best documentary. Somehow I didn't find it That interesting. May be because I am not into mountain climbing at all. I did enjoy gorgeous shots of the Yosemite national park though. I liked RBG and Three Identical strangers (not nominated for the Oscar) better than this.
I have a friend who's just getting into mountain climbing and she loved it but also spent some of her time watching it hiding in her sweater. She called it absurd and amazing. I promised her I would watch it when it hits home release.
Looking at the entire 24-year SAG history for correlation with Oscar:
Only 5 times has the SAG winner not won the Oscar, and one of those 5 was Benicio del Toro, who won the Oscar for the same role in the supporting category (Traffic). That means 19/24 times they're the exact same (20/24 if you count Benicio). That's an 83% accuracy rate.
Only 6 times has the SAG winner not won the Oscar. At 18/24, that's 75% accuracy. Though Kate Winslet won the SAG for supporting actress, going on to win the Oscar for lead actress for the same role (The Reader), so we can give it 19/24 (79%)
Less accurate. They have not matched up 9 times, which at 15/24 gives 62.5% accuracy. One of those 9 was Benicio (who won best actor SAG) so we can give it 16/24, or 67%. Even with the lower percentage, I still think Mahershala is the likely frontrunner.
12/24 wins. So exactly 50% accuracy here. I honestly have no idea what to expect with this one either.
Not doing supporting actress, since Emily Blunt won't get the Oscar.
Also, they didn't show it on the broadcast, but Black Panther also won the SAG for best stunt ensemble. It beat Infinity War, Ant Man and the Wasp, Mission Impossible, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
The TV stunt ensemble went to GLOW, defeating Daredevil, Jack Ryan, The Walking Dead, and Westworld.
That happens on a lot of movies. I've sat through a lot of movies for post credits scenes so it is definitely a thing. Not on every movie necessarily, but on a lot of them.Whether this is something that happens with all Fox films, or this is a deliberate fcuk you to the people who seem to constantly refer to Bryan Singer as though he was the only one affiliated with the movie and therefore would be the only one punished if it was boycotted, who knows...?
Whether this is something that happens with all Fox films, or this is a deliberate fcuk you to the people who seem to constantly refer to Bryan Singer as though he was the only one affiliated with the movie and therefore would be the only one punished if it was boycotted, who knows...?
After seeing "Star is born" last night for the last of the Oscar nominated movies, my personal rankings (and yes, we are all so unique!)
Top tier: The Favourite, Green Book, Blackkklansman
Just below: Black Panther
Next: Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice
Nearly WTF land: Star is Born
Total WTF land: Roma
Looking at some industry precursors:
Producer's Guild of America: Green Book
Director's Guild of America: Roma
Screen Actor's Guild ensemble: Black Panther
Screen Actor's Guild Actor: Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Screen Actor's Guild Actress: Glenn Close - The Wife
Screen Actor's Guild Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt - A Quiet Place
Screen Actor's Guild Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Writer's Guild of America Original Screenplay: Eighth Grade
Writer's Guild of America Adapted: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
American Cinema Editors Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody
American Cinema Editors Comedy: The Favourite
American Society of Cinematographers: Cold War
Cinema Audio Society: Bohemian Rhapsody
Motion Picture Sound Editors: Bohemian Rhapsody
In terms of the big ones, there seems to be no one movie that dominated the precursors. BR won three industry awards in editing (drama) and the sound awards (I thought the mixing win was a weird one as I felt the dialogue scenes and music scenes were not at a consistent volume but it seems the music scenes were what were being rewarded). Roma lost cinematography, and is not nominated for Editing, which is a real weak point for that film to win Best Pic. However, Green Book lost Screenplay to non-nominated Eighth Grade which shows a lack of support there and The Favourite wasn't eligible at WGA but was nominated for an Oscar, so I can see it beating Green Book there.
I am a bit surprised that Roma lost in the awards given by Cinematographers. Cold War also had good B&W cinematography but I thought Roma was slightly better. I think none of the color cinematographers were even in the running (although they were nominated). Although a B&W movie is not my preference, B&W cinematography is often really good.
One question- in the Oscars voting, does every member of the Academy in get to vote in every category? However, I think for the acting awards the actors get a larger share of the votes. Is that correct?
NOMINATIONS VOTING PROCESS
Regular awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective film achievements in a wide variety of categories. Most categories are nominated by the members of the corresponding branch–actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc.
However, certain categories such as Foreign Language Film and Animated Feature Film have special voting rules which can be viewed at our Rules & Eligibility page.
All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Nominations voting is conducted using both paper and online ballots, with online voting being the preferred choice for the overwhelming majority of Academy members.
Voting for nominations begins in late December, and all votes are tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Nomination results are then announced at a live televised press conference in mid-January at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
FINAL BALLOTING PROCESS
Finals voting is also conducted online.
During finals, all Oscar categories are on the ballot for voting members.
After final ballots are tabulated, only two partners of PricewaterhouseCoopers know the results until the famous envelopes are opened onstage during the Oscars telecast.
The process of counting votes for best picture isn't as simple as one might think. According to Cullinan, each voter is asked to rank the nominated films, with one being their top choice. After determining which film garnered the least number of votes, PwC employees take that title out of contention and look to see which movie each of those voters selected as their second favorite. That redistribution process continues until there are only two films remaining. The one with the biggest pile wins. "It doesn’t necessarily mean that who has the most number one votes from the beginning is ensured they win," he added. "It’s not necessarily the case, because going through this process of preferential voting, it could be that the one who started in the lead, doesn’t finish in the lead."
I always found the nomination/voting process neat (and well-explained in the post from @VIETgirlTerifa)One question- in the Oscars voting, does every member of the Academy in get to vote in every category? However, I think for the acting awards the actors get a larger share of the votes. Is that correct?