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Title: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 10:01:59 AM
This will be a countdown of the ninety films that factored most heavily in the voting. For each film, I'll list out any nominations it received plus where it ranked in other categories where it received at least two votes and placed within the top twenty.

Please feel free to comment in this thread during the countdown. I'll be spacing out the list to allow conversation to develop.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 10:03:03 AM
The following films only appeared on a single ballot (and thus won't be part of the countdown):

24 Frames
Adriana's Pact
Alpha
Andre the Giant
Aquaman
Asako I & II
Ash Is Purest White
Ava
Beast
Beautiful Boy
Beyond Words
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Bodied
A Bread Factory, Part One
Bumblebee
Cam
Capernaum
Chappaquiddick
The China Hustle
Claire's Camera
Climax
Damsel
Dark Money
Dark River
Diamantino
Disobedience
Dog Days
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
The Dreamed Path
Early Man
The Endless
Every Day
Fahrenheit 11/9
The First Purge
Flesh and Blood
Flower
Foreboding
Foxtrot
A Futile and Stupid Gesture
Garden Party
Good Manners
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Gundermann
Halloween
The Happytime Murders
The Hate U Give
Her Smell
Hold the Dark
I, Daniel Blake
In the Aisles
The Land of Steady Habits
Lean on Pete
Leto
Loveless
Makala
The Man with the Magic Box
Mary Shelley
McQueen
The Meg
Milla
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio
Mountain
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Nancy
Night Comes On
Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
Ocean's Eight
Oh Lucy!
On the Beach at Night Alone
Overlord
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo
The Paris Opera
Pendular
A Private War
Psychokinesis
The Ritual
Sarah Plays a Werewolf
Saving Brinton
Science Fair
Seder-Masochism
Shrek Retold
The Spy Who Dumped Me
SuperFly
Tehran Taboo
Terminal
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Trophy
Under the Tree
Unicorn
Upgrade
Vox Lux
The Waldheim Waltz

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 10:06:41 AM
The following films appeared on just two or three ballots (the bolded films appeared on three) but without enough concentrated support to make the final countdown:

American Animals
Gemini
The Guilty
Hearts Beat Loud
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
In the Fade
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The Little Stranger
The Other Side of the Wind
Private Life
Suspiria
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Transit
Unsane
Venom

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 10:08:16 AM
Okay, the stage is set. I'll kick off the actual countdown two hours from now.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 10:32:53 AM
I'm sad Suspiria didn't get much love, although I didn't give it a whole ton either, so I am in part to blame.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
I nominated it for Best Sound. Oh well.

I take it this means Mary Poppins Returns won’t be empty handed, so someone else saw it and liked it besides Junior and me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 11:29:30 AM
I have seen some of those films.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 11:58:31 AM
I was 10 of the single ballot films, a couple of the 2-3.

I look forward to pix’s annual incantation of “When we love a film we really love a film” but maybe this year was more diffuse.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 12:03:54 PM
What, Early Man didn't get any other nomination than mine?!!!!!

Seriously, I thought someone would have given The Hate U Give more nominations.  And I'm disappointed that How to Talk to Girls at Parties didn't get enough, but I didn't promote it at all, when I should have.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:05:14 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheBreadwinner.jpg)
The Breadwinner
(Directed by Nora Twomey)




Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Animated Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:07:02 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/KnifeHeart.jpg)
Knife+Heart
(Directed by Yann Gonzalez)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Score
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:07:53 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/RBG.jpg)
RBG
(Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Documentary
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:08:47 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Revenge.jpg)
Revenge
(Directed by Coralie Fargeat)




Notable Finishes
#12 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 12:09:22 PM
I'm surprised there were nine other animated films people thought were better.  I struggled this year with animated features.  Many were good, few were very good.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:09:46 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2017/GodsOwnCountry.jpg)
God's Own Country
(Directed by Francis Lee)




Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Supporting Actress (Gemma Jones)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:17:54 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheGirlWithoutHands.jpg)
The Girl Without Hands
(Directed by Sébastien Laudenbach)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Animated Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:18:50 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/CreedII.jpg)
Creed II
(Directed by Steven Caple Jr.)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Sound
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:19:38 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/MonroviaIndiana.jpg)
Monrovia, Indiana
(Directed by Frederick Wiseman)




Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Documentary
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:21:14 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheyShallNotGrowOld.jpg)
They Shall Not Grow Old
(Directed by Peter Jackson)




Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Documentary
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 12:22:06 PM
I'm surprised there were nine other animated films people thought were better.  I struggled this year with animated features.  Many were good, few were very good.

I honestly didn't realize it was re-eligible. It was not included in the FYC spreadsheet.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:23:13 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheImageBook.jpg)
The Image Book
(Directed by Jean-Luc Godard)




Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Line
("On n'est jamais suffisamment triste pour que le monde soit meilleur.")
("We are never sad enough for the world to be better.")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 12:25:55 PM
So is They Shall Not Grow Old eligible for next year?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 12:28:02 PM
So is They Shall Not Grow Old eligible for next year?

It should be.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 12:30:48 PM
I'm surprised there were nine other animated films people thought were better.  I struggled this year with animated features.  Many were good, few were very good.
I did too, with that Doc and Surprise. The top 3 on my ballot I feel solid about, and I expect all 3 will make the final cut.

I thought Revenge might make the top 5 for Debut, but I looked at my ballot and the 5 I put down are really popular choices. 3 of them I would call a lock.


Suck it, Wiseman!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:31:31 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/AFantasticWoman.jpg)
A Fantastic Woman
(Directed by Sebastián Lelio)




Notable Finishes
#17 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:32:23 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/HaveaNiceDay.jpg)
Have a Nice Day
(Directed by Liu Jian)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Animated Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:34:33 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/LoveSimon.jpg)
Love, Simon
(Directed by Greg Berlanti)




Nominations
Best Surprise
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:35:38 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/AntManandtheWasp.jpg)
Ant-Man and the Wasp
(Directed by Peyton Reed)




Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Comedic Scene (Luis on Truth Serum)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:36:19 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/ASimpleFavor.jpg)
A Simple Favor
(Directed by Paul Feig)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Surprise
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 12:39:13 PM
Happy with the Love, Simon nod. It was a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 12:42:32 PM
Happy with the Love, Simon nod. It was a pleasant surprise.

And on my list of films I want to see.  This encourages me to do that.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:46:03 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Apostle.jpg)
Apostle
(Directed by Gareth Evans)




Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Art Direction
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:47:22 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/GreenBook.jpg)
Green Book
(Directed by Peter Farrelly)




Nominations
Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:48:05 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/ThreeIdenticalStrangers.jpg)
Three Identical Strangers
(Directed by Tim Wardle)




Nominations
Best Documentary
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:49:16 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/PrincessCyd.jpg)
Princess Cyd
(Directed by Stephen Cone)




Notable Finishes
#14 for Best Supporting Actress (Rebecca Spence)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 12:50:04 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/OutlawKing.jpg)
Outlaw King
(Directed by David Mackenzie)




Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Shot (Opening)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 12:50:36 PM
Princess Cyd is great. It's a shame it was a carry over. Carry overs never seem to perform very well (and I readily admit to being part of the problem).
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:02:25 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/AnElephantSittingStill.jpg)
An Elephant Sitting Still
(Directed by Hu Bo)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Non-English Language Film
#13 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:04:02 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/FreeSolo.jpg)
Free Solo
(Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Documentary
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:04:35 PM
I'd bet money that a smirnoff viewing of Free Solo would've been enough to earn it a nomination.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:10:05 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Mirai.jpg)
Mirai
(Directed by Hosoda Mamoru)




Nominations
Best Animated Film



Notable Finishes
#14 for Best Original Screenplay
#11 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:10:49 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Searching.jpg)
Searching
(Directed by Aneesh Chaganty)




Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 01:11:17 PM
Mirai was just okay for me.  I know others loved it, and I liked it, but not enough to vote for it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 01:12:08 PM
Mirai is going to be a tough one to catch up on before final voting.  DVD release of April 9. Would have been 2019 eligible but for the nomination.

Princess Cyd is great. It's a shame it was a carry over. Carry overs never seem to perform very well (and I readily admit to being part of the problem).

I feel like for films that get nominal buzz in year A but are eligible year B, whether I will keep pushing it on my ballot has a lot to do with whether I watched it in year A or year B. Princess Cyd was only ever a 2018 film for me so it doesn't get that carry-over stank. Of course my not going to the theatre between March and December, and generally relying on the library for DVDs had me missing out on things like The Hate U Give that won't be reeligible.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:12:33 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Nocturama.jpg)
Nocturama
(Directed by Bertrand Bonello)




Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:16:43 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/LettheSunshineIn.jpg)
Let the Sunshine In
(Directed by Claire Denis)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
#9 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:17:28 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/November.jpg)
November
(Directed by Rainer Sarnet)




Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Non-English Language Film
#9 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: tinyholidays on February 12, 2019, 01:18:04 PM
Mirai is going to be a tough one to catch up on before final voting.  DVD release of April 9. Would have been 2019 eligible but for the nomination.

It looks like it'll be back in some major market theaters in the next few weeks. There's a list at the bottom of this page. (https://www.miraimovie.com/)

I hope other people will catch up on November. It's weird and fun.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:18:13 PM
Watching the trailer for November to grab that screenshot made me regret not catching up with it.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:18:56 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/SoloAStarWarsStory.jpg)
Solo: A Star Wars Story
(Directed by Ron Howard)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Visual Effects
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 01:19:13 PM
Mirai is going to be a tough one to catch up on before final voting.  DVD release of April 9. Would have been 2019 eligible but for the nomination.

It looks like it'll be back in some major market theaters in the next few weeks. There's a list at the bottom of this page. (https://www.miraimovie.com/)

Ohio's not even on that list...smh
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:19:41 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/LettheCorpsesTan.jpg)
Let the Corpses Tan
(Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani)




Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:20:23 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/CanYouEverForgiveMe.jpg)
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
(Directed by Marielle Heller)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 01:21:03 PM
Heh, Minnesota gets one and only screening, and it has this to say about it:
Quote
This is a relaxed screening; adults may read aloud to early and not-yet readers.

That sounds like a hard pass setting for watching it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 12, 2019, 01:21:36 PM
Sad but not surprised Let the Sunshine In didn't grab any noms, especially since the Denis fans aren't as active as they used to be on the boards.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 01:26:58 PM
Boo! Can You Ever Forgive Me? deserves more praise. Grant should be nominated and a few other elements should have been in contention.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 01:31:11 PM
Watching the trailer for November to grab that screenshot made me regret not catching up with it.

pixote

I loved November. I hope everyone checks it out.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:31:26 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheOldManandtheGun.jpg)
The Old Man & the Gun
(Directed by David Lowery)




Notable Finishes
#15 for Best Actor (Robert Redford)
#12 for Best Line ("Anyway, that's why I hate Christmas.")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:32:15 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/OurTimeWillCome.jpg)
Our Time Will Come
(Directed by Ann Hui)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 01:32:42 PM
Boo! Can You Ever Forgive Me? deserves more praise. Grant should be nominated and a few other elements should have been in contention.

I really want to watch it, but it isn't priority to see in the theatre.  I'll watch it soon, streaming.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:32:52 PM
I was really hoping the Hui film would get nominated (or earn an Overlooked spot) so I could prioritize watching it.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:33:37 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheHouseThatJackBuilt.jpg)
The House That Jack Built
(Directed by Lars von Trier)




Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Actor (Matt Dillon)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:34:15 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Vice.jpg)
Vice
(Directed by Adam McKay)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Actor (Christian Bale)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 01:34:33 PM
I was really hoping the Hui film would get nominated (or earn an Overlooked spot) so I could prioritize watching it.

pixote

You should still prioritize it. It's fantastic.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:34:50 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Mandy.jpg)
Mandy
(Directed by Panos Cosmatos)




Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Score
#13 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 01:42:56 PM
I think I took Mandy off my ballot for score at the last minute. I've listened to it a bunch since and regret it. Great stuff from Johansson and the last chance to ever nominate him.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:45:08 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/CrazyRichAsians.jpg)
Crazy Rich Asians
(Directed by Jon M. Chu)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Yeoh)
#8 for Best Soundtrack
#8 for Best Surprise
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:49:02 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/LongDaysJourneyintoNight.jpg)
Long Day's Journey into Night
(Directed by Bi Gan)




Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:50:14 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Barbara.jpg)
Barbara
(Directed by Mathieu Amalric)




Nominations
Best Overlooked Film



Notable Finishes
#18 for Best Director
#12 for Best Actress (Jeanne Balibar)
#15 for Best Non-English Language Film
#7 for Best Soundtrack
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:51:16 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/TheWolfHouse.jpg)
The Wolf House
(Directed by Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León)




Nominations
Best Non-English Language Film



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Picture
#8 for Best Animated Film
#9 for Best Art Direction
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 01:52:01 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/MadelinesMadeline.jpg)
Madeline's Madeline
(Directed by Josephine Decker)




Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Actress (Helena Howard)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:03:23 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Zama.jpg)
Zama
(Directed by Lucrecia Martel)




Nominations
Best Overlooked Film



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Non-English Language Film
#8 for Best Shot (Zama in the Boat)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:04:15 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/mid90s.jpg)
Mid90s
(Directed by Jonah Hill)




Nominations
Best Overlooked Film



Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Ensemble Cast
#10 for Best Soundtrack
#6 for Best Surprise
#9 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 02:05:15 PM
Here I thought I would be in good position to not have to play a lot of catchup before final voting and you've given me six straight nominations I haven't seen yet...
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:05:31 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/RalphBreakstheInternet.jpg)
Ralph Breaks the Internet
(Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore)




Nominations
Best Animated Film



Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Comedic Scene (The Princesses)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:07:48 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/Deadpool2.jpg)
Deadpool 2
(Directed by David Leitch)




Nominations
Best Comedic Scene (X-Force Landing)

Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:08:32 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cinepix/screenshots/2018/WontYouBeMyNeighbor.jpg)
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(Directed by Morgan Neville)




Nominations
Best Documentary

Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:09:09 PM
As vanilla bio-docs go, I would've given the edge to the RBG one over the Mr. Rogers one, but oh well.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 02:11:34 PM
Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2.

As vanilla bio-docs go, I would've given the edge to the RBG one over the Mr. Rogers one, but oh well.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 02:11:47 PM
I treat RBG as a sort of Schrödinger's cat: If I don't look I can just assume she's alive and healthy.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:46:41 PM
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Cold War
(Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski)




Notable Finishes
#13 for Best Original Screenplay
#15 for Best Actress (Joanna Kulig)
#17 for Best Non-English Language Film
#13 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:47:27 PM
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Shirkers
(Directed by Sandi Tan)




Nominations
Best Documentary



Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Editing
#8 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:48:12 PM
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Thunder Road
(Directed by Jim Cummings)




Nominations
Best Surprise



Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Actor (Jim Cummings)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 02:48:51 PM
Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves for not getting on Madeline's Madeline's level.

Excited to catch up with Shirkers. Is it streaming anywhere yet? I'd even rent it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:49:09 PM
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Support the Girls
(Directed by Andrew Bujalski)




Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Original Screenplay
#11 for Best Ensemble Cast
#9 for Best Surprise
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:50:02 PM
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Bohemian Rhapsody
(Directed by Bryan Singer)




Nominations
Best Actor (Rami Malek)
Best Soundtrack



Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Dramatic Scene (Live Aid)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 02:53:10 PM
Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2 Bohemian Rhapsody.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 02:55:22 PM
Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2 Bohemian Rhapsody.

You're welcome.

BTW, Madeline's Madeline was awful and pretentious, which is not a level I like to be on.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 02:56:13 PM

Excited to catch up with Shirkers. Is it streaming anywhere yet? I'd even rent it.

It's on Netflix
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 02:57:49 PM

Excited to catch up with Shirkers. Is it streaming anywhere yet? I'd even rent it.

It's on Netflix


Woo!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:58:26 PM
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Tully
(Directed by Jason Reitman)




Nominations
Best Line ("Mom, what's wrong with your body?")



Notable Finishes
#12 for Best Original Screenplay
#10 for Best Actress (Charlize Theron)
#13 for Best Supporting Actress (Mackenzie Davis)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 02:59:15 PM
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Western
(Directed by Valeska Grisebach)




Nominations
Best Overlooked Film



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Original Screenplay
#14 for Best Actor (Meinhard Neumann)
#6 for Best Non-English Language Film
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:00:16 PM
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The Rider
(Directed by Chloé Zhao)




Nominations
Best Overlooked Film



Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Picture
#8 for Best Director
#11 for Best Actor (Brady Jandreau)
#10 for Best Cinematography
#6 for Best Dramatic Scene (Horse Training)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:01:09 PM
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Ready Player One
(Directed by Steven Spielberg)




Nominations
Best Visual Effects



Notable Finishes
#14 for Best Editing
#9 for Best Soundtrack
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:02:03 PM
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Avengers: Infinity War
(Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo)




Notable Finishes
#19 for Best Ensemble Cast
#6 for Best Visual Effects
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 03:03:36 PM
Boo for The Rider not being seen by more eyes! I hope people seek this out now!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: oldkid on February 12, 2019, 03:04:30 PM
I'm just as happy Infinity War didn't make the cut.  I hope Black Panther gets something.

Yeah, I'll get around to see The Rider now.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 03:06:19 PM
I'd guess Black Panther will be well represented.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 03:07:49 PM
Black Panther had more separate FYCs than any other film, with 19. The Favourite was the next closest with 17. Of course things like Scene, Shot and Line which can net multiple entries often inflate those numbers, but it's still impressive.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 03:08:58 PM
Western is helpfully on Amazon Prime. Looking forward to catching up on that.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 03:09:44 PM
Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves for not getting on Madeline's Madeline's level.
It stinks.


Excited to catch up with Shirkers.
Love it!


Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2 Bohemian Rhapsody.
At least people dodged the Vice bullet.

And Bondo, since it's just up for Best Scene, you only have to watch that (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0oabUM53x8#noembed). And
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:11:09 PM
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Blockers
(Directed by Kay Cannon)




Nominations
Best Surprise



Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Supporting Actress (Geraldine Viswanathan)
#16 for Best Ensemble Cast
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:12:00 PM
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We the Animals
(Directed by Jeremiah Zagar)




Notable Finishes
#12 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#10 for Best Editing
#11 for Best Debut Feature
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:13:23 PM
Apologies for not catching up with We the Animals, yet. I really wanted to. At the very least, it could've used just a little more support for its Overlooked film campaign.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:14:04 PM
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Thoroughbreds
(Directed by Cory Finley)




Notable Finishes
#9 for Best Sound
#14 for Best Score
#6 for Best Debut Feature
#11 for Best Comedic Scene (Crying Technique)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:14:42 PM
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The Sisters Brothers
(Directed by Jacques Audiard)




Notable Finishes
#15 for Best Ensemble Cast
#8 for Best Score
#12 for Best Art Direction
#12 for Best Comedic Scene (Brushing Buddies)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 03:15:17 PM
Boo for The Rider not being seen by more eyes! I hope people seek this out now!
It's the only Best Overlooked nominee I've seen, and you can toss it into the bin with Madeline's Madeline.

Avengers: Infinity War

#19 for Best Ensemble Cast

That's a finger in the eye.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:15:48 PM
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Faces Places
(Directed by Agnès Varda and JR)




Nominations
Best Non-English Language Film
Best Documentary

Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 03:16:05 PM
Thoroughbreds was one from earlier in the year I had always wanted to catch up with but never did.

I recently caught up with Sisters Brothers and didn't really care that much for it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:17:01 PM
That's a finger in the eye.

I'm pretty sure we all conspired against Infinity War to teach DarkeningHumour a lesson about relationships and moderation.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 03:20:48 PM
That's a finger in the eye.

I'm pretty sure we all conspired against Infinity War to teach DarkeningHumour a lesson about relationships and moderation.

pixote

I figured it's because the category is Best Ensemble not Most Ensemble.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 03:24:17 PM
Apologies for not catching up with We the Animals, yet. I really wanted to. At the very least, it could've used just a little more support for its Overlooked film campaign.

pixote

It's great. It's on Netflix now. Everyone watch it. Except 1SO. He'll hate it because children.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 03:33:25 PM
Oooh, nominations ! Catching up here.

I'm surprised there were nine other animated films people thought were better.  I struggled this year with animated features.  Many were good, few were very good.

This was about The Breadwinner, for context. I left it out because it was a 2017 film for me (I know it was eligible and I did vote for a few 2017 films, but I tend to give priority to actual 2018 films if possible), and it would fall in the merely "good" category for me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:39:10 PM
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Minding the Gap
(Directed by Bing Liu)




Nominations
Best Documentary
Best Editing
Best Debut Feature



Notable Finishes
#20 for Best Picture
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:39:59 PM
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Mary Poppins Returns
(Directed by Rob Marshall)




Notable Finishes
#13 for Best Score
#8 for Best Shot (Lamplighters posed and waiting)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:40:45 PM
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Hereditary
(Directed by Ari Aster)




Nominations
Best Actress (Toni Colette)



Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Editing
#6 for Best Sound
#13 for Best Art Direction
#6 for Best Debut Feature
#9 for Best Dramatic Scene (The Car Accident)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
Yay for Minding the Gap!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:41:31 PM
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Bad Times at the El Royale
(Directed by Drew Goddard)




Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Original Screenplay
#7 for Best Actress (Cynthia Erivo )
#12 for Best Supporting Actor (Chris Hemsworth)
#6 for Best Ensemble Cast
#7 for Best Surprise
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 03:42:20 PM
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Shoplifters
(Directed by Koreeda Hirokazu)




Nominations
Best Non-English Language Film



Notable Finishes
#20 for Best Picture
#18 for Best Director
#6 for Best Original Screenplay
#9 for Best Ensemble Cast
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 03:43:11 PM
Super pumped that Minding the Gap got so much love. It's stunningly good.

And with Hereditary that's one Oscar snub rectified.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 03:45:05 PM
I figured it's because the category is Best Ensemble not Most Ensemble.

Only at the start of the film.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 03:45:31 PM
Yay, Minding the Gap! Really happy it also snagged an Editing nom.

That's quite the showing for Bad Times. Just missing out in four categories. I liked it, but wouldn't have thought it would get that much attention.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:04:28 PM
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Blindspotting
(Directed by Carlos López Estrada)




Nominations
Best Debut Feature



Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Picture
#18 for Best Director
#7 for Best Original Screenplay
#13 for Best Actor (Daveed Diggs)
#14 for Best Supporting Actor (Rafael Casal)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:05:42 PM
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout
(Directed by Christopher McQuarrie)




Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Editing
#7 for Best Sound
#16 for Best Cinematography
#8 for Best Visual Effects
#14 for Best Dramatic Scene (Helicopter Chase)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 04:06:42 PM
Yay for Mirai ! Didn't think enough people had seen it around here for it to make it, nice.

Interesting to see Barbara make it in Overlooked. I don't think I ended up including Jeanne Balibar on my ballot, thinking it was unlikely the film would get much support... I guess I should have, she really is great in it. An interesting film, though not one that entirely works for me.

La Casa Lobo looks intriguing.

Zama ending up in Overlooked is probably a disappointing result for its fans. I should probably watch it, we'll see.

Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2.

Sorry ! It's better than the first one, if that helps, and its nomination was definitely for the best part of the film.

Yay Shirkers !

I'll take Surprise for Thunder Road I guess, sad than Jim Cummings missed in Actor.

Surprised The Rider ended up in Overlooked, it feels like a heavyweight in that category (which, as always, looks super interesting).

Now I really have to see Minding the Gap.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:06:53 PM
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Game Night
(Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein)




Nominations
Best Supporting Actor (Jesse Plemons)
Best Surprise
Best Comedic Scene (Bullet Removal)



Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Ensemble Cast
#10 for Best Line ("Yes! Oh no he died...")
#11 for Best Line ("Glass tables are acting weird tonight.")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:08:06 PM
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Incredibles 2
(Directed by Brad Bird)




Nominations
Best Animated Film
Best Comedic Scene (Raccoon Rumble)

Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:08:59 PM
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Burning
(Directed by Lee Chang-dong)




Nominations
Best Non-English Language Film



Notable Finishes
#16 for Best Picture
#17 for Best Director
#8 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#6 for Best Supporting Actor (Steven Yeun)
#6 for Best Supporting Actress (Jun Jong-seo)
#8 for Best Cinematography
#11 for Best Dramatic Scene (Sunset Dance)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2019, 04:11:38 PM
M:I - Fallout missing any nominations is a travesty that I participated in. I'm in the middle of a rewatch and it is a stunningly good action movie. Second only to Into the Spiderverse for me this year.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 04:11:58 PM
Well, at least Blindspotting got something.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:19:03 PM
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Paddington 2
(Directed by Paul King)




Nominations
Best Visual Effects
Best Shot (Entering the Book)



Notable Finishes
#20 for Best Picture
#18 for Best Director
#14 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#9 for Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Grant)
#7 for Best Ensemble Cast
#6 for Best Animated Film
#6 for Best Art Direction
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:19:59 PM
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A Star Is Born
(Directed by Bradley Cooper)




Nominations
Best Soundtrack
Best Debut Feature



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Actor (Bradley Cooper)
#8 for Best Actress (Lady Gaga)
#10 for Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott)
#15 for Best Dramatic Scene (Two Brothers in a Truck)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:20:52 PM
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First Reformed
(Directed by Paul Schrader)




Nominations
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)



Notable Finishes
#14 for Best Director
#15 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:22:07 PM
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Sorry to Bother You
(Directed by Boots Riley)




Nominations
Best Original Screenplay
Best Soundtrack
Best Debut Feature



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Picture
#6 for Best Actor (Lakeith Stanfield)
#6 for Best Comedic Scene (Cassius Raps)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:22:55 PM
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Widows
(Directed by Steve McQueen)




Nominations
Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Debicki)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Shot (Drive through the 18th Ward)



Notable Finishes
#15 for Best Director
#10 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#16 for Best Actress (Viola Davis)
#10 for Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya)
#8 for Best Editing
#10 for Best Sound
#10 for Best Shot (Circling the Rappers)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 04:25:37 PM
I guess if Widows HAD to be nominated in some categories, those would be the ones... but that is probably my #1 "Didn't get it" award for the year (unless The Mule gets nominations somehow).
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:26:09 PM
Quick break before the final fifteen films of the countdown.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 04:28:09 PM
For Letterboxd-ers out there, I've compiled a list of the nominees (thus far) (https://letterboxd.com/corndogchats/list/2018-official-filmspot-nominees/detail/by/name/). I will complete when the rest of the nominees are announced.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 04:41:27 PM
You guys are awesome.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:46:30 PM
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First Man
(Directed by Damien Chazelle)




Nominations
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Score
Best Cinematography
Best Visual Effects



Notable Finishes
#19 for Best Picture
#9 for Best Director
#12 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#7 for Best Supporting Actress (Claire Foy)
#13 for Best Dramatic Scene (Quarantine)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:50:39 PM
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The Death of Stalin
(Directed by Armando Iannucci)




Nominations
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Comedic Scene (Get him to the bed)
Best Line
("If he recovers, then we got a good doctor. If he doesn't, we didn't, but he won't know.")



Notable Finishes
#17 for Best Picture
#9 for Best Original Screenplay
#7 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#8 for Best Actor (Steve Buscemi)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 04:55:21 PM
The Death of Stalin was our shared Best Picture vote, 1SO. I guess pix was right that it was a pretty marginal contender given its finish.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 04:59:10 PM
The Death of Stalin was our shared Best Picture vote, 1SO. I guess pix was right that it was a pretty marginal contender given its finish.

It received its third and final vote for Best Picture on ballot #19.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:00:29 PM
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BlacKkKlansman
(Directed by Spike Lee)




Nominations
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Actor (John David Washington)
Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver)



Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Picture
#13 for Best Supporting Actor (Topher Grace)
#19 for Best Ensemble Cast
#12 for Best Editing
#7 for Best Score
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:03:19 PM
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Eighth Grade
(Directed by Bo Burnham)




Nominations
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actress (Elsie Fisher)
Best Debut Feature



Notable Finishes
#17 for Best Picture
#13 for Best Director
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:04:36 PM
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Leave No Trace
(Directed by Debra Granik)




Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Actor (Ben Foster)
Best Actress (Thomasin McKenzie)
Best Dramatic Scene (The End)



Notable Finishes
#7 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:05:54 PM
Tight race this year for Best Juvenile Performance.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 05:07:34 PM
Based on the 12 nominated films so far I haven't seen, and given I had one of the highest totals of films with 2+ nom ballot votes seen, I clearly spent my movie-watching time inefficiently.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 05:10:02 PM
Leave No Trace was beginning to slip under my radar, ie I was aware of it but didn't feel the urgency to watch it... well, now I certainly have to. Sucks that I missed it in theaters but oh well.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:10:19 PM
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A Quiet Place
(Directed by John Krasinski)




Nominations
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound
Best Visual Effects
Best Surprise



Notable Finishes
#11 for Best Picture
#11 for Best Director
#13 for Best Actress (Emily Blunt)
#11 for Best Supporting Actress (Millicent Simmonds)
#11 for Best Cinematography
#10 for Best Art Direction
#8 for Best Dramatic Scene (Birth)
#6 for Best Shot (Final Shot)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:12:24 PM
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You Were Never Really Here
(Directed by Lynne Ramsay)




Nominations
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Score
Best Cinematography



Notable Finishes
#8 for Best Picture
#10 for Best Director
#6 for Best Soundtrack
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:13:30 PM
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Isle of Dogs
(Directed by Wes Anderson)




Nominations
Best Animated Film
Best Score
Best Art Direction



Notable Finishes
#15 for Best Picture
#16 for Best Director
#10 for Best Original Screenplay
#14 for Best Ensemble Cast
#6 for Best Editing
#7 for Best Line ("Yes, I'm a stray. Aren't we all?")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:16:42 PM
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)




Nominations
Best Supporting Actress (Zoe Kazan)
Best Comedic Scene (Buster at the Poker Game)



Notable Finishes
#15 for Best Original Screenplay
#9 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#8 for Best Ensemble Cast
#10 for Best Score
#11 for Best Cinematography
#9 for Best Line ("Mr. Arthur had no idea what he would say to Mr. Knapp.")
#13 for Best Line ("Pan Shot!")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:18:17 PM
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Roma
(Directed by Alfonso Cuarón)




Nominations
Best Director
Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio)
Best Non-English Language Film
Best Sound
Best Cinematography
Best Dramatic Scene (The Beach)
Best Shot (Buying the Crib)



Notable Finishes
#14 for Best Picture
#17 for Best Original Screenplay
#13 for Best Ensemble Cast
#9 for Best Editing
#7 for Best Art Direction
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:23:58 PM
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If Beale Street Could Talk
(Directed by Barry Jenkins)




Nominations
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Cinematography
Best Dramatic Scene (Family Meeting)
Best Shot (Birth)



Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Picture
#7 for Best Director
#6 for Best Actress (Kiki Layne)
#8 for Best Supporting Actor (Brian Tyree Henry)
#8 for Best Art Direction
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: philip918 on February 12, 2019, 05:26:54 PM
Really happy to see Leave No Trace with such a strong showing! Beale Street too.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:28:36 PM
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
(Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman)




Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Film
Best Soundtrack
Best Art Direction



Notable Finishes
#12 for Best Ensemble Cast
#15 for Best Editing
#10 for Best Score
#8 for Best Line
("Looks like a child dressed like Spider-Man dragging a homeless corpse behind a train.")
#13 for Best Line
("I think it’s a Banksy.")
#13 for Best Line
("Where is the wind coming from? We're in a basement.")
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:31:12 PM
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Black Panther
(Directed by Ryan Coogler)




Nominations
Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Soundtrack
Best Art Direction
Best Line
("Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage.")



Notable Finishes
#12 for Best Director
#10 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#10 for Best Supporting Actress (Letitia Wright)
#6 for Best Score
#7 for Best Dramatic Scene (Wakandan Sunset)
#12 for Best Dramatic Scene (Challenge Day, pt. 2)
#9 for Best Comedic Scene (In the Lab with Shuri)
#11 for Best Shot (Wakandan Sunset)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 05:35:01 PM
Anyone got a tip on where The Wolf House can be watched? I think that and Mirai are the challenges for me presently.

Watched the Deadpool 2 scene and the fact that it is considered comedic emphasizes why I hate Deadpool.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:37:08 PM
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Annihilation
(Directed by Alex Garland)




Nominations
Best Picture
Best Sound
Best Score
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Best Dramatic Scene (Mirroring)
Best Dramatic Scene (House Interrogation and What Follows)
Best Shot (Looking in the Void)



Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Director
#6 for Best Adapted Screenplay
#13 for Best Actress (Natalie Portman)
#10 for Best Ensemble Cast
#13 for Best Editing
#6 for Best Cinematography
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:38:09 PM
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The Favourite
(Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)




Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actress (Olivia Colman)
Best Supporting Actor (Nicholas Hoult)
Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)
Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Line
("I like it when she puts her tongue in me.")
Best Line
("Are you coming to seduce me or rape me?" / "I'm a gentleman." / "So rape then.")



Notable Finishes
#10 for Best Comedic Scene (Lady Sarah’s dance)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 05:39:48 PM
The Favourite completes our countdown, becoming the first film to earn four different acting nominations.

I look forward to pix’s annual incantation of “When we love a film we really love a film” but maybe this year was more diffuse.

The Favourite's failure to secure a Visual Effects nominations completely belies my theory.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: tinyholidays on February 12, 2019, 05:40:53 PM
Thank you, pix!! Wow, I have a lot to watch.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 05:47:28 PM
What you're saying is the favourite is... The Favourite ?

I guess it didn't matter that I only got to see it a few days ago. It would certainly have gotten quite a few votes for me, though the only actress category placement I agree with is Rachel Weisz. Seriously, how is Emma Stone not a (the) lead ?

Also: yay for Annihilation !

Re: "when we really love a film we love a film", the only noms The Favourite got that really lend credence to that are the Nicholas Hoult one (he's fine and all, but not particularly notable) and maybe one of the lines. The other ones are pretty logical I think.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 12, 2019, 05:52:55 PM
Thanks for your hard work pix and Corndog! Got a lot of films I haven't seen yet.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 06:02:20 PM
Re: "when we really love a film we love a film", the only noms The Favourite got that really lend credence to that are the Nicholas Hoult one (he's fine and all, but not particularly notable) and maybe one of the lines. The other ones are pretty logical I think.

Yeah, I think there were a greater number of total films nominated this year than in the past couple years. Also, the number of nominations for films with African American lead characters is likely unprecedented, and by a long shot.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 12, 2019, 06:28:33 PM
After conference with pix, we have decided that we WILL be presenting Best Cinematography and Best Editing during the Filmspot broadcast!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 12, 2019, 06:35:12 PM
Thanks Pix and corndog. Always fun to go through all the pages at once.

Stray reactions:

No love for Regina Hall in Support the Girls? Shame on you all.

Also disappointed at The Rider only getting a Best Overlooked nod.

Very pleased about Faces, Places & Minding the Gap, both of which I only recently caught up with and loved.

Bummer that the performances in Burning just missed the cut. Same with Mandy missing for Score. It's a banger.

Good for Elsie Fisher.

Glad Leave No Trace made such a good showing. Probably my #1 regret for not seeing before the nominations.

Glad to have a reason to rewatch You Were Never Really Here, which I expect I'll like more the 2nd time.

Pretty surprised Roma was only #14 for Best Picture. I assumed it would have stronger support there so I dropped it to #3 on my nominations.

Shocked Annihilation got Best Picture. I think it was on my ballot for all the other categories but Picture didn't cross my mind. Seems like it was one of the most widely seen nominees - did it appear on a lot of ballots?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 12, 2019, 06:43:36 PM
Shocked Annihilation got Best Picture. I think it was on my ballot for all the other categories but Picture didn't cross my mind. Seems like it was one of the most widely seen nominees - did it appear on a lot of ballots?

17 of the ~21 people that saw it voted for it in one category or another. 10 voted for it in a "major" category (in this case, Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Ensemble Cast).

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2019, 06:44:41 PM
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse



Nominations
Best Animated Film


It's an animated film? /outoftouch
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: karlwinslow on February 12, 2019, 06:46:25 PM
The Rider and Free Solo robbed!

And We The Animals, but that’s understandable.

Not having seen Roma yet, are we going to be embarrassed we didn’t have it for best pic? Feels like yes...
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2019, 06:55:19 PM
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Koala tea snubbage!

A Quiet Place



Nominations
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound
Best Visual Effects
Best Surprise


I hope my powerful one-dimensional ballot played a part. 8)

Giving major side-eye to people who are going to make me watch Deadpool 2 Bohemian Rhapsody.

I also am not looking forward to watching this for some reason. Someone gave me a screener at Christmas and I haven't bother with it yet. Now I guess I will. I'm sure it's fine. I'm hoping for a Sully-like experience, where I go in thinking it's going to spend all it's time reenacting stuff I'm familiar with already, and it ends up only being a little bit of that.

I'd bet money that a smirnoff viewing of Free Solo would've been enough to earn it a nomination.

I reckon it would. That stuff makes my stomach drop, and that doesn't happen often. :)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 12, 2019, 06:58:44 PM
The Rider and Free Solo robbed!

And We The Animals, but that’s understandable.

Not having seen Roma yet, are we going to be embarrassed we didn’t have it for best pic? Feels like yes...

Nah, we're fine. Shoplifters missing Original Screenplay, now there's the shame you're looking for.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2019, 08:03:00 PM
Seriously, I thought someone would have given The Hate U Give more nominations.  And I'm disappointed that How to Talk to Girls at Parties didn't get enough, but I didn't promote it at all, when I should have.

I voted for it, at the very least, in best surprise.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2019, 08:50:40 PM
Didn't realize how much people liked Blindspotting, though glad it didn't make the BP cut, I guess. So many of my things finished with 6th place finishes, and I think my homework is looking like Overlooked, non-English (shame, FLY), and Love, Simon. Super stoked to see Leave No Trace doing so well, I was also unaware that was so widely seen/liked, it didn't make my Top 10 that I'm working on now, but was definitely in contention. Didn't see the Spider-Verse BP happening either, but I liked that film a good deal, def for animated, and way glad it didn't go to something like Black Panther or Roma.

Doc, ofc, is pretty much a wasteland. Idk how I dedicate time to a Wiseman film that gets probably little to no distribution and it comes up short. He continues to be my nemesis, I suppose, though that one is for sure making my Top 5, and maybe it's just not as good as his other stuff. I really liked that bit of At Berkeley I saw.

EDIT: Also, what the CINECAST! is The Wolf House and how the Hell am I going to watch it? Never heard of it, unsure how it was seen enough to get a nomination, but from what I'm seeing I definitely want to check that out.

Cool to see Mirai get nominated, even if NiS,WoG is the way I would have went.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 12, 2019, 09:05:20 PM
Didn't realize how much people liked Blindspotting, though glad it didn't make the BP cut, I guess.

Did you not like it or what?

Anyway, I join the confusion over The Wolf House. As far as I can tell it has received a theatrical release in NO countries. Just a handful of film festivals (Denver was its US festival debut, so I guess if this was this year instead of last year maybe I would have caught it). Frankly I don't know why it should be eligible for a Filmspot as a 2018 film. Let's just say it got bumped and Western took its place, what would be the next up in Overlooked?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2019, 09:14:52 PM
I thought it was fine, just don't get all the enthusiasm for it, especially when something like THUG, which covers similar territory, is a much stronger feature.

Gave it 2 (roughly 3 on the adjusted scale) out of 5 on Letterboxd and wrote this: "While I’ve heard plenty of times that it’s better to show rather than tell, while this shows, tells, and then keeps telling and telling. Which is a shame because there’s a lot to like otherwise and has a number of strong sequences that don’t need to be so explicitly explained."

Passed on it at the spring showcase since it was opening night, I believe, and pricer because cast and crew were there, but saw it opening night at the AMC when it hit locally.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 12, 2019, 10:50:36 PM
Also, what the CINECAST! is The Wolf House and how the Hell am I going to watch it? Never heard of it, unsure how it was seen enough to get a nomination, but from what I'm seeing I definitely want to check that out.
I hope it's not this (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4713312). I couldn't even find a post for it in the boards. It's our own version of that film Willem Dafoe was nominated for.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on February 12, 2019, 10:59:18 PM
Also, what the CINECAST! is The Wolf House and how the Hell am I going to watch it? Never heard of it, unsure how it was seen enough to get a nomination, but from what I'm seeing I definitely want to check that out.
I hope it's not this (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4713312). I couldn't even find a post for it in the boards. It's our own version of that film Willem Dafoe was nominated for.
It's this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8173728/
Apparently it was on mubi a month or two back.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Beavermoose on February 13, 2019, 02:54:03 AM
After conference with pix, we have decided that we WILL be presenting Best Cinematography and Best Editing during the Filmspot broadcast!
The Oscars are really dropping the ball.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 13, 2019, 10:42:58 AM
After conference with pix, we have decided that we WILL be presenting Best Cinematography and Best Editing during the Filmspot broadcast!
The Oscars are really dropping the ball.

Pix still gonna host? Terribly looking forward to this years opening number.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 13, 2019, 08:25:13 PM
Putting this here so I can find it again later.

https://letterboxd.com/corndogchats/list/2018-official-filmspot-nominees/detail/by/name/
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 13, 2019, 08:38:31 PM
Looking at our BP picks, though none of them are my BP, I love all of them. Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 13, 2019, 08:39:55 PM
Also, what the CINECAST! is The Wolf House and how the Hell am I going to watch it? Never heard of it, unsure how it was seen enough to get a nomination, but from what I'm seeing I definitely want to check that out.
I hope it's not this (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4713312). I couldn't even find a post for it in the boards. It's our own version of that film Willem Dafoe was nominated for.
It's this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8173728/
Apparently it was on mubi a month or two back.

I passed on a few chances to see that Dafoe one, though knew even at the time it was a mistake. I loved Diving Bell, but it wasn't getting the heat that I had expected, so figured I didn't need to prioritize it, but it's cool, didn't see the Close one either, I guess.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 13, 2019, 09:31:41 PM
Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!

I hope it kicks off a copycat movement of animated superhero movies.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 13, 2019, 09:53:59 PM
Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!

I hope it kicks off a copycat movement of animated superhero movies.

There's a history stretching back at least as far as Mask of the Phantasm, but none of them have hot the big screen. I'd love to see filmmakers do some of the weirder stories in animation. Just do it with confidence and purpose and it'll have a good shot at greatness.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 13, 2019, 10:29:05 PM
Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!

I hope it kicks off a copycat movement of animated superhero movies.

There's a history stretching back at least as far as Mask of the Phantasm, but none of them have hot the big screen. I'd love to see filmmakers do some of the weirder stories in animation. Just do it with confidence and purpose and it'll have a good shot at greatness.

That sounds good. Creating an entirely new universe, separate from any previous established worlds or characters would be welcome.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 13, 2019, 10:43:26 PM
I saw the trailer for the new MCU Spider-Man film and was like, no Spider Gwen, no interest.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 13, 2019, 11:18:51 PM
Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!
I hope it kicks off a copycat movement of animated superhero movies.
There's a history stretching back at least as far as Mask of the Phantasm, but none of them have hit the big screen.
Incredibles
Incredible 2
Big Hero 6
The Batman LEGO movie (technically nearly all the LEGO movies)
TMNT
Megamind
Teen Titans Go to the Movies
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Beavermoose on February 14, 2019, 03:57:40 AM
Is there a post that has all the nominations by category?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 14, 2019, 06:04:55 AM
Who would have thought an animated superhero movie would be among our selections!
I hope it kicks off a copycat movement of animated superhero movies.
There's a history stretching back at least as far as Mask of the Phantasm, but none of them have hit the big screen.
Incredibles
Incredible 2
Big Hero 6
The Batman LEGO movie (technically nearly all the LEGO movies)
TMNT
Megamind
Teen Titans Go to the Movies

I guess I should have been clearer. I was thinking about comic book-originated superheroes, which leaves only TMNT and kinda Teen Titans, though the later seems more like a TV adaptation in my head.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 14, 2019, 07:10:10 AM
Is there a post that has all the nominations by category?

Nope, though the final ballot will be coming soon enough. In the meantime, here you go:

Picture

The Favourite
Annihilation
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Leave No Trace
First Reformed

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Original Screenplay

The Favourite
A Quiet Place
Eighth Grade
Sorry to Bother You
First Reformed

Adapted Screenplay

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
If Beale Street Could Talk
You Were Never Really Here
Leave No Trace
BlacKkKlansman

Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)
Ben Foster (Leave No Trace)
John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Actress

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Supporting Actor

Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite)
Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Jesse Plemons (Game Night)
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Supporting Actress

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)

Ensemble Cast

The Favourite
Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Death of Stalin
Widows

Non-English Language Film

Roma
Burning
Shoplifters
Faces Places
The Wolf House

Animated Film

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Isle of Dogs
Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mirai

(the exact same line-up than the Oscars by the way, pretty sure that's the only category in which we agree with the Academy)

Documentary

Minding the Gap
Faces Places
Shirkers
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Three Identical Strangers

Editing

The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
You Were Never Really Here
First Man
Minding the Gap

Sound

Annihilation
Roma
You Were Never Really Here
A Quiet Place
First Man

Score

Annihilation
If Beale Street Could Talk
You Were Never Really Here
A Quiet Place
First Man

Soundtrack

Black Panther
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Sorry to Bother You
A Star Is Born
Bohemian Rhapsody

Cinematography

The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
You Were Never Really Here
First Man

Art Direction

The Favourite
Annihilation
Black Panther
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Isle of Dogs

Visual Effects

Annihilation
A Quiet Place
First Man
Paddington 2
Ready Player One

Surprise

A Quiet Place
Game Night
Blockers
Thunder Road
Love, Simon

Debut

Eighth Grade
Sorry to Bother You
A Star Is Born
Blindspotting
Minding the Gap

Overlooked

The Rider
Western
Mid90s
Zama
Barbara

Dramatic Scene

House Interrogation and What Follows (Annihilation)
Mirroring (Annihilation)
Family Meeting (If Beale Street Could Talk)
The Beach (Roma)
The End (Leave No Trace)

Comedic Scene

Buster at the Poker Game (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Get him to the bed (The Death of Stalin)
Racoon Rumble (Incredibles 2)
Bullet Removal (Game Night)
X-Force Landing (Deadpool 2)

Shot

Looking in the Void (Annihilation)
Birth (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Buying the Crib (Roma)
Drive through the 18th ward (Widows)
Entering the Book (Paddington 2)

Line

« I Like it when she puts her tongue in me. » (The Favourite)
« Are you coming to seduce me or rape me ? I’m a gentleman. So rape then. » (The Favourite)
« Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage » (Black Panther)
« If he recovers, then we got a good doctor. If he doesn’t, we didn’t, but he won’t know » (The Death of Stalin)
« Mom, what’s wrong with your body ? » (Tully)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on February 14, 2019, 11:19:24 AM
What you're saying is the favourite is... The Favourite ?

I guess it didn't matter that I only got to see it a few days ago. It would certainly have gotten quite a few votes for me, though the only actress category placement I agree with is Rachel Weisz. Seriously, how is Emma Stone not a (the) lead ?
I watched The Favourite Tuesday and I have the same question. Stone is undoubtedly the lead, the film revolves around her and tells her arc, and I'm pretty sure she has the most screen time. The other two are a bit more debatable but I would go with Weisz in lead and Coleman could be either.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Beavermoose on February 14, 2019, 07:23:33 PM
Is there a post that has all the nominations by category?

Nope, though the final ballot will be coming soon enough. In the meantime, here you go:

Merci beaucoup!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: karlwinslow on February 14, 2019, 07:25:13 PM
Actor
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Am I the only one that thinks this is actually a pretty bad performance?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 14, 2019, 08:21:39 PM
On Twitter a few days back Matt Zoller Seitz (I think?) suggested that there should be twice as many acting categories to have one for real life roles and one for fictional roles for each subcategory. That might fix the problem of judging what amounts to impersonations to wholly invented characters.

I also think every year that we should (still?) have a best action scene category. We need a way to recognize stuff like Mission Impossible Fallout and (I'm anticipating) Hobbs and Shaw.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 14, 2019, 09:18:39 PM
On Twitter a few days back Matt Zoller Seitz (I think?) suggested that there should be twice as many acting categories to have one for real life roles and one for fictional roles for each subcategory. That might fix the problem of judging what amounts to impersonations to wholly invented characters.

A part of me likes it. Seeing more performances get recognition would be nice. On the other hand, the award for best adapted performance feels like you're tagging it "the lesser type of acting"... I dunno maybe it is... it's just when you bunch 'em all together like that and make it official it feels different. :-\

Also, like sports, it's always disruptive to the stats to reformulate things. It's just one more asterisk. :))

Quote
I also think every year that we should (still?) have a best action scene category. We need a way to recognize stuff like Mission Impossible Fallout and (I'm anticipating) Hobbs and Shaw.

I want best use of a swear word! :)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 14, 2019, 09:56:15 PM
I watched The Favourite Tuesday and I have the same question. Stone is undoubtedly the lead, the film revolves around her and tells her arc, and I'm pretty sure she has the most screen time. The other two are a bit more debatable but I would go with Weisz in lead and Coleman could be either.

When I watched the film, I thought Abigail (Stone) presented as the lead early on, but then the story evolved and by the end Abigail, Sarah (Weisz), and Anne (Colman) became equal players in the story. I just checked the screenplay, and the lines of dialogue (which aren't necessarily representative of screen time, of course) break down as follows:

Sarah - 281 (478 total mentions)
Anne - 263 (488 total mentions)
Abigail - 211 (467 total mentions)

I think the shifting perception of "whose story is it" matches the power dynamics of the story itself, and it thus makes sense in the end that Colman is the lead and Weisz and Stone are supporting.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: karlwinslow on February 14, 2019, 09:58:56 PM
On Twitter a few days back Matt Zoller Seitz (I think?) suggested that there should be twice as many acting categories to have one for real life roles and one for fictional roles for each subcategory. That might fix the problem of judging what amounts to impersonations to wholly invented characters.

I do think that needs to factor into the calculus of how we judge a performance. And in a year when Bradley Cooper is nominated for a musical performance where he actually sings the songs, and Malik is literally lip syncing, it seems like that should account for something.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 14, 2019, 11:07:48 PM
Actor
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Am I the only one that thinks this is actually a pretty bad performance?

Having just finished it, I don't think he's bad, but I don't think it would even crack my top 10 for this year.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Teproc on February 15, 2019, 02:01:07 AM
I think he is quite good, though he didn't quite make my ballot. It's a very charismatic performance, which is pretty essential to the film (which, unlike most people here I guess, I do like despite the terrible writing).
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 15, 2019, 06:30:02 AM
On Twitter a few days back Matt Zoller Seitz (I think?) suggested that there should be twice as many acting categories to have one for real life roles and one for fictional roles for each subcategory. That might fix the problem of judging what amounts to impersonations to wholly invented characters.

A part of me likes it. Seeing more performances get recognition would be nice. On the other hand, the award for best adapted performance feels like you're tagging it "the lesser type of acting"... I dunno maybe it is... it's just when you bunch 'em all together like that and make it official it feels different. :-\

Also, like sports, it's always disruptive to the stats to reformulate things. It's just one more asterisk. :))

MZS based this suggestion on the fact that something like 8 out of the last 10 best actor wins were for playing real people, and Malek might make that 9 out of 11.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2019, 07:28:23 AM
MZS based this suggestion on the fact that something like 8 out of the last 10 best actor wins were for playing real people, and Malek might make that 9 out of 11.

I wonder whether that (perceived) bias comes from having something to compare the performance to? Like, Oh my goodness he was just like Freddie Mercury! As opposed to a fictional role where there is no preconceived notion of how the performance should look.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: roujin on February 15, 2019, 08:53:01 AM
Sent in my vote ballot. I did not vote for Best Picture.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 15, 2019, 10:55:55 AM
I feel like I am Team "Imitation Isn't Acting"...I thought Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, PSH as Truman Capote and Meryl Streep as Julia Childs were all terribly overrated performances. I did however really like Malek's Freddie Mercury.

To be honest, I have very little by way of reference point on how Charles, Cash, Capote, Childs OR Mercury moved and spoke. So it would be hard for me to like or not like them based on the degree of accuracy. I think even without that reference point one can sense a lack of authenticity (a matter of opinion to be sure, I might not see it where others do).

So even if the actor nailed the imitation, I might find it too big, too over the top and generally off-putting. I'm not sure if that is on me at that point or if the actor holds a responsibility to find the balance, even it it means compromising the accuracy. I felt the real person, the depth to Malek's Mercury. Other than the teeth thing there wasn't a lot that felt particularly mannered to me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 15, 2019, 11:58:49 PM
We didn’t nominate Roma for Art Direction?

The Filmspots are canceled.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on February 16, 2019, 01:40:18 AM
BlacKkKlansman
(Directed by Spike Lee)



Notable Finishes
#6 for Best Picture
Damn, I should have watched this before the nominations. Would have been my number one for sure.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 19, 2019, 04:36:50 PM
Nominations by Film

The Favourite (13)
Picture
Director
Original Screenplay
Actress (Olivia Colman)
Supporting Actor (Nicholas Hoult)
Supporting Actress (Emma Stone)
Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)
Ensemble Cast
Editing
Cinematography
Art Direction
Line ("Are you coming to seduce me or rape me?" / "I'm a gentleman." / "So rape then.")
Line ("I like it when she puts her tongue in me.")

Annihilation (8)
Picture
Sound
Score
Art Direction
Visual Effects
Dramatic Scene (House Interrogation (and what follows))
Dramatic Scene (Mirroring)
Shot (Looking in the Void)

If Beale Street Could Talk (8)
Adapted Screenplay
Supporting Actress (Regina King)
Ensemble Cast
Editing
Score
Cinematography
Dramatic Scene (Family Meeting)
Shot (Birth)

Roma (7)
Director
Actress (Yalitza Aparicio)
Non-English Language Film
Sound
Cinematography
Dramatic Scene (The Beach)
Shot (Buying the Crib)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (6)
Picture
Director
Adapted Screenplay
Animated Film
Soundtrack
Art Direction

You Were Never Really Here (6)
Adapted Screenplay
Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)
Editing
Sound
Score
Cinematography

Leave No Trace (6)
Picture
Director
Adapted Screenplay
Actor (Ben Foster)
Actress (Thomasin McKenzie)
Dramatic Scene (The End)

Black Panther (5)
Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan)
Ensemble Cast
Soundtrack
Art Direction
Line ("Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage.")

First Man (5)
Editing
Sound
Score
Cinematography
Visual Effects

A Quiet Place (4)
Original Screenplay
Sound
Visual Effects
Surprise

BlacKkKlansman (4)
Director
Adapted Screenplay
Actor (John David Washington)
Supporting Actor (Adam Driver)

Widows (3)
Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Debicki)
Ensemble Cast
Shot (Drive through the 18th Ward)

Sorry to Bother You (3)
Original Screenplay
Soundtrack
Debut Feature

First Reformed (3)
Picture
Original Screenplay
Actor (Ethan Hawke)

The Death of Stalin (3)
Ensemble Cast
Comedic Scene (Get him to the bed)
Line ("If he recovers, then we got a good doctor. If he doesn't, we didn't, but he won't know.")

Eighth Grade (3)
Original Screenplay
Actress (Elsie Fisher)
Debut Feature

Game Night (3)
Supporting Actor (Jesse Plemons)
Surprise
Comedic Scene (Bullet Removal)

Isle of Dogs (3)
Animated Film
Score
Art Direction

Minding The Gap (3)
Documentary
Editing
Debut Feature

Bohemian Rhapsody (2)
Actor (Rami Malek)
Soundtrack

A Star Is Born (2)
Soundtrack
Debut Feature

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2)
Supporting Actress (Zoe Kazan)
Comedic Scene (Buster at the Poker Game)

Faces Places (2)
Non-English Language Film
Documentary

Paddington 2 (2)
Visual Effects
Shot (Entering the Book)

Incredibles 2 (2)
Animated Film
Comedic Scene (Raccoon Rumble)

Burning
Non-English Language Film

Shoplifters
Non-English Language Film

The Wolf House
Non-English Language Film

Shirkers
Documentary

Three Identical Strangers
Documentary

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Documentary

Mirai
Animated Film

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Animated Film

Blindspotting
Debut Feature

Blockers
Surprise

Love, Simon
Surprise

Thunder Road
Surprise

Barbara
Overlooked Film

Mid90s
Overlooked Film

The Rider
Overlooked Film

Western
Overlooked Film

Zama
Overlooked Film

Hereditary
Actress (Toni Colette)

Green Book
Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)

Ready Player One
Visual Effects

Deadpool 2
Comedic Scene (X-Force Landing)

Tully
Line ("Mom, what's wrong with your body?")

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 19, 2019, 04:48:27 PM
Filmspotter
     Votes     
     Nominations     
     Success Rate     
tinyholidays
49
32
65.3%
jswysin
118
72
61.0%
Corndog
120
69
57.5%
Junior
115
63
54.8%
Dave the Necrobumper
40
21
52.5%
sdb_1970
93
48
51.6%
Sam the Cinema Snob
74
38
51.4%
oldkid
99
50
50.5%
jbissell
111
56
50.5%
1SO
119
59
49.6%
Knocked Out Loaded
45
20
44.4%
¡Keith!
123
54
43.9%
FORUM TOTAL
1,969
844
42.9%
karlwinslow
102
41
40.2%
Beavermoose
40
16
40.0%
philip918
118
44
37.3%
pixote
41
15
36.6%
Teproc
117
40
34.2%
Bondo
104
35
33.7%
smirnoff
19
5
26.3%
PeacefulAnarchy
60
15
25.0%
george96
57
14
24.6%
Will
25
5
20.0%
FLYmeatwad
105
19
18.1%
goodguy
75
13
17.3%

I think I did that right. Here's last year's percentages (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14287.msg862677#msg862677), for comparison.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: tinyholidays on February 19, 2019, 05:40:28 PM
My final ballot votes will now count double.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2018: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 20, 2019, 04:52:07 PM
Poor FLY : /