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Freeway
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#1 Posted on 17.11.02 0132.03
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With the year nearing the end, film studios are rushing to get their "good" films to theatres so they can be eligible for Oscars! So, to create Oscar buzz....I thought I'd create an "Oscar Buzz" thread. So....I did. ENJOY! Talk about what films/actors/etc you think'll contend for awards!

Here's my picks:

Best Picture
Catch Me If You Can
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The 25th Hour
Minority Report

Best Actor
Tom Hanks (Road to Perdition)
Edward Norton (The 25th Hour)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Gangs of New York)
John Cusack (Max)
Jack Nicholson (About Schmidt)

Best Actress
Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
Rosario Dawson (The 25th Hour)
Renee Zelwegger (Chicago)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Newman (Road to Perdition)
Tom Hanks (Catch Me If You Can

Best Supporting Actress
Cameron Diaz (Gangs of New York)

Best Director
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man)
Peter Jackson (LOTR: Two Towers)
Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition)
Martin Scorcese (Gangs of New York)
Spike Lee (The 25th Hour)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Charlie & Donald Kaufman (Adaptation)
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor (About SchmidtDavid Benioff (The 25th Hour)
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#2 Posted on 17.11.02 0651.40
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Here we go-I've put W next to those whom I think WILL win, and SW for those who should win.

Best Picture
Gangs Of New York (W)
Road To Perdition
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (SW, just for last year's injustice)
Catch Me If You Can
Outside Pick: Minority Report.

Best Actor
Al Pacino-Insomnia (SW-an absolutely stunning performance)
Robin Williams-One Hour Photo
Tom Hanks-Road To Perdition (W)
Leo DiCaprio-Gangs Of New York
Nic Cage-Adaptation
Samuel L. Jackson-Changing Lanes

Best Actress
I really have no idea-this year has seen a total drought of standout lead females. I'd imagine Nicole Kidman may grab a nom for The Hours, though. And possibly Emily Watson for Punch-Drunk Love.

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Newman-Road To Perdition (W)
Daniel Day-Lewis-Gangs Of New York
Phillip Seymour Hoffman-Red Dragon
Joaquim Pheonix-Signs (SW-perfect blend of comedy and depth)
John Turturro-Mr. Deeds (I know, never happen...but really should)

Best Supporting Actress
Cameron Diaz-Gangs Of New York
Emily Watson-Red Dragon (W, SW)
Toni Collette-About A Boy

Best Director
Sam Mendes-Road To Perdition
Peter Jackson-Lord Of The Rings (W, in an attempt to appease the fans-and most probably SW, too))
M. Night Shaymalan-Signs
Martin Scorcese-Gangs Of New York
Christopher Nolan-Insomnia
Outside Chance: Sam Raimi-Spidey

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#3 Posted on 17.11.02 0908.31
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Best Picture
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Road to Perdition
Punch Drunk Love
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Chicago
The Good Girl

Best Actor
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Hanks
Williams
Pacino
Greg Kinnear - Auto Focus
Adam Sandler - Punch Drunk Love

(Maybe Dennis Quaid for The Rookie too...who knows)

Best Actress
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Emily Watson - Punch Drunk Love
Zellweger
Dawson
Nicole Kidman - The Hours
Selma Hayek - Frida

Best Director
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PT Anderson - Punch Drunk Love
Mendes
Steven Speilburg - Minority Report
M. Night Shyamalan - Signs
Peter Jackson - The Two Towers
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#4 Posted on 18.11.02 0109.59
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    Peter Jackson-Lord Of The Rings (W, in an attempt to appease the fans-and most probably SW, too))


No.

Sorry to Peter Jackson, since he did a great job, but if there is any justice in this world, 2002 will be the year where Martin Scorsese gets his long overdue Oscar.
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#5 Posted on 18.11.02 0829.29
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Dammit, where's the love for Undercover Brother?
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#6 Posted on 18.11.02 0929.49
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This has been a weak year, a real weak year.

Anyway, I cannot give nominations to films that I have either not yet seen so some films will be left out.

Best Picture:
Signs
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Good Girl
Auto Focus

Best Actor:
Nobody has impressed me here with a performance worthy of nomination. Adam Sandler and Tom Hanks were just ok, not Oscar worthy.

Best Actress:
Jennifer Aniston - The Good Girl
Emily Watson - Punch Drunk Love
Nia Vardalos - My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Supporting Actor:
Paul Newman - Road to Perdition (what Hanks performance should have been like)
Willem Dafoe - Auto Focus

Best Supporting Actress:
Catherine Keener - Lovely and Amazing

Best Director:
M. Night Shyamalan - Signs
Paul Schrader - Auto Focus
Sam Mendes - Road to Perdition
Nicole Holofcener - Lovely and Amazing

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#7 Posted on 18.11.02 1312.00
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If nothing has yet grabbed you in terms of lead actors, then I'd really suggest you pick up both Insomnia and One Hour Photo. Seriously, these were the two best performance sof the year, by a metric mile.

"Sorry to Peter Jackson, since he did a great job, but if there is any justice in this world, 2002 will be the year where Martin Scorsese gets his long overdue Oscar."

I really think it'd be prudent to wait and see Gangs first. It has the propensity to either rule the earth or bite the big one with relish.
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#8 Posted on 18.11.02 1636.34
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I do not watch the Oscars. I prefer to watch things without pre-determines results, like wrestling.
Come on! The Oscars have bene fixed for years. They stopped being about recognizing talent a lot time ago, and now are only about politics and money. And the shows are pretty dull...
In fact, I can't remember the last award show I watched.... Maybe it was the Oscars... I remember Shatner playing all the parts in Seven in a little skit... that was funny. But that was the last one I have seen...
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#9 Posted on 18.11.02 1647.44
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Weak year? Hell, look at the good films that've crossed our path thus far:

We Were Soldiers [March 1] Directed by Randall Scott & Starring Mel Gibson, Barry Pepper & Chris Klein7
Ice Age [March 15] Animated; Directed by Oscar-winner Chris Wedge
Panic Room [March 29] Directed by David Fincher & Starring Jodie Foster & Forrest Whitaker
The Rookie [March 29] Directed by John Lee Hancock & Starring Dennis Quaid
Changing Lanes [April 12] Directed by Roger Mitchell & Starring Ben Affleck & Samuel L. Jackson
Frailty [April 12] Directed by Bill Paxton & Starring Paxton & Matthew McConaughey
Spider-Man [May 3] Directed by Sam Raimi & Starring Tobey Maguire & Willem Dafoe
Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones [May 16] Directed by George Lucas & Starring Ewan McGregor & Hayden Christiensen
About A Boy [May 17] Directed by Adam & Chris Weitz & Starring Hugh Grant
Insomnia [May 24] Directed by Christopher Nolan & Starring Al Pacino & Robin Williams
The Bourne Identity [June 14] Directed by Doug Limon & Starring Matt Damon & Franka Potente
Lilo & Stitch [June 21] Animated; Directed by Chris Sanders & Dean Deblois
Minority Report [June 21] Directed by Steven Spielberg & Starring Tom Cruise & Colin Farrell
The Powerpuff Girls Movie [July 3] Animated; Directed by Craig McCracken
Road to Perdition [July 12] Directed by Sam Mendes & Starring Tom Hanks, Jude Law & Paul Newman
Austin Powers In Goldmember [July 26] Directed by Jay Roach & Starring Mike Myers & Michael Caine
Signs [August 2] Directed by M. Night Shyamalan & Starring Mel Gibson & Joquin Phoenix
One Hour Photo [August 21] Directed by Mark Romanek & Starring Robin Williams
Red Dragon [October 4] Directed by Brett Ratner & Starring Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson & Anthony Hopkins
Bowling For Columbine [October 11] Documentary; Directed by Michael Moore
The Ring [October 18] Directed by Gore Verbinski & Starring Noami Watts
8 Mile [November 8] Directed by Curtis Hanson & Starring Eminem & Mekhi Pfeifer
I'm assuming Harry Potter was good, as I have yet to see it...

AND LOOK WHAT'S COMING SOON!

Die Another Day [Nov 22] New Bond
Solaris [Nov 29] New Steven Soderbergh film
Adaptation [Dec 6] New Spike Jonze/Kaufman Bros. film
Star Trek: Nemesis [Dec 13]
About Schmidt [Dec 13] Jack Nicholson starring
Evelyn [Dec 13] Pierce Brosnan in a dramatic role
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [Dec 18] Duh!
25th Hour [Dec 19] Ed Norton in a Spike Lee joint
Antowne Fisher [Dec 19] Denzel Washington directs
Gangs of New York [Dec 20] Hey, it's Scorcese!
Catch Me If You Can [Dec 25] Spielberg, Hanks & DiCaprio
Chicago [Dec 27] Musical turned into movie
Confessions of A Dangerous Mind [Dec 27] Clooney directs
Max [Dec 27] John Cusack as Hitler's art teacher


It's probably just that a whole shitload of crappy movies were released this year, and they overshadow the 30-40 really good ones.
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#10 Posted on 18.11.02 1702.42
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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    I do not watch the Oscars. I prefer to watch things without pre-determines results, like wrestling.
    Come on! The Oscars have bene fixed for years. They stopped being about recognizing talent a lot time ago, and now are only about politics and money. And the shows are pretty dull...
    In fact, I can't remember the last award show I watched.... Maybe it was the Oscars... I remember Shatner playing all the parts in Seven in a little skit... that was funny. But that was the last one I have seen...




That was probably the MTV Movie Awards.
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#11 Posted on 18.11.02 2131.06
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    Originally posted by Freeway420



    It's probably just that a whole shitload of crappy movies were released this year, and they overshadow the 30-40 really good ones.



That has got to be the best way to sum up this year.

Oh, you forgot about these two:

Love in the Time of Money
Just a Kiss (seeing Marisa Tomei in her underwear on a fire escape at night is worth the price of admission)
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#12 Posted on 18.11.02 2143.36
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Regarding Freeway's list...I can't really say I'm impressed. First off, he lists Frailty, which I am adamant in maintaining was the single worst movie in the history of film. Secondly, the only movie I've seen this year which impressed me was "Spirited Away", which of course will be utterly and totally ignored due to being foreign, animated, and high-quality.
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#13 Posted on 19.11.02 0524.35
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    Originally posted by evilwaldo
    Nobody has impressed me here with a performance worthy of nomination.
Perhaps you missed David Arquette's work in Eight Legged Freaks?
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#14 Posted on 19.11.02 0939.58
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Perhaps you missed David Arquette's work in Eight Legged Freaks?


NOT TO MENTION Samuel L. Jackson in the tour de force Formula 51!
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#15 Posted on 19.11.02 2144.14
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And I LOVED LOVED LOVED Devon Sawa in Slackers! OSCAR MATERIAL, BABY!!
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#16 Posted on 19.11.02 2221.21
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How can we ignore the new Anakin Skywalker? He was so good I CAN'T REMEMBER HIS NAME! Jason something? I don't know. And I LIKED the film, too. Well, to an extent.

This year hasn't been a bad movie year, it's just that nothing's blown us away to that great an extent. Minorty Report should have, and it was a **** film, but it lacked someting intangible. So did Punch-Drunk Love, which I've got at **** as well. Neither just seems "Best Picture" worthy.

Maybe when I watch both, and others, again I'll change my mind.
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#17 Posted on 20.11.02 0808.31
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    Originally posted by PeterStork
    How can we ignore the new Anakin Skywalker? He was so good I CAN'T REMEMBER HIS NAME! Jason something? I don't know. And I LIKED the film, too. Well, to an extent.

    This year hasn't been a bad movie year, it's just that nothing's blown us away to that great an extent. Minorty Report should have, and it was a **** film, but it lacked someting intangible. So did Punch-Drunk Love, which I've got at **** as well. Neither just seems "Best Picture" worthy.

    Maybe when I watch both, and others, again I'll change my mind.



I agree. There were a lot of GOOD pictures but not many that you would call a BEST picture. There are very few films that I am sitting here and saying to myself 'I have to have this on DVD.'

Same thing with the Best Actor nominations. A lot of good performances but how many are really Oscar worthy?
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