Oscar nominations are Tuesday morning. I prepare for them two-fold: first, to put up my personal nominations, and then put up my article guessing what I think the nominations will be. This is the former.
I do this to get all my subjectivity out so I don’t have to worry about making too many decisions based on personal feelings. That way tomorrow I can just guess what I truly think is gonna happen and not let my own ego and feelings get in the way. Tomorrow’s the good stuff. Today is just me getting my personal opinions out there so people can irrationally attack them. Which seems to be what the internet is for.
This article is simple — if I were given a blank card and told I could select every nominee at the Oscars, this is what I would nominate. It seems to work out that I end up having broadly what ends up being nominated. Though I will also occasionally go off and nominate a few things that I think are great that some people (because they are beholden to the Oscar mythos) think should never be nominated in a million years.
So here’s what my Oscar nominations ballot would look like. (more…)
This’ll be quick. The PGA Awards were last night. The Shape of Water won Best Picture. That, coupled with all the other wins — it’s the big favorite at the moment. We’ll see how things go from here on out (since they haven’t even announced nominations yet!), but it’s a huge favorite to win the whole thing.
The PGA’s been wrong the past two years, so it’s not a done deal yet. But this is a big step.
Also, Jane won for Documentary and Coco won for Animated. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.