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Posts tagged “Film

The Complete Oscar Quest

Come on. You knew this was only a matter of time.

I started this whole thing by saying, “I should watch all the Best Picture winners.” That became every film nominated for Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. That got done in fifteen months. Of course this is the next step.

It’s a step I unofficially started taking as soon as I finished the original Quest. I wrote down all the nominees for other “main” categories (namely Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Production Design) and used those as a rough guideline. I steered myself toward trying to watch those (especially the winners) before other films, if I could.

Now, having my Directors List, it’s only a matter of time before I’ve basically seen everything nominated. Or have taken so much off that finishing it isn’t that big of a task. So what better time than now to put it up where everyone can see it and make it something I can strive to actually finish, as opposed to making it something that I could do or not do if I wanted? (more…)

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The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Picture Categories

We’ve gone through all the categories again and now it’s wrap-up time. I’ve decided that the proper way to wrap things up is to look at each of the six (original) Oscar Quest categories and compare how I voted the first time versus how I voted this time. The idea being to gauge where my tastes have changed over the past five years, as that was the purpose of going through and doing it again anyway.

We’ve finally hit the bit one. Best Picture. I’ve included a table of how I voted both times and color-coded the ones that are different so you can skim through easily. Then I’ll work my way through each of the categories where I changed votes, figure out why they changed and try to predict how it’s gonna go in another five years.  (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Director Categories

We’ve gone through all the categories again and now it’s wrap-up time. I’ve decided that the proper way to wrap things up is to look at each of the six (original) Oscar Quest categories and compare how I voted the first time versus how I voted this time. The idea being to gauge where my tastes have changed over the past five years, as that was the purpose of going through and doing it again anyway.

Today is Best Actress. I’ve included a table of how I voted both times and color-coded the ones that are different so you can skim through easily. Then I’ll work my way through each of the categories where I changed votes, figure out why they changed and try to predict how it’s gonna go in another five years.  (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Actor Categories

We’ve gone through all the categories again and now it’s wrap-up time. I’ve decided that the proper way to wrap things up is to look at each of the six (original) Oscar Quest categories and compare how I voted the first time versus how I voted this time. The idea being to gauge where my tastes have changed over the past five years, as that was the purpose of going through and doing it again anyway.

Today is Best Actress. I’ve included a table of how I voted both times and color-coded the ones that are different so you can skim through easily. Then I’ll work my way through each of the categories where I changed votes, figure out why they changed and try to predict how it’s gonna go in another five years.  (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Actress Categories

We’ve gone through all the categories again and now it’s wrap-up time. I’ve decided that the proper way to wrap things up is to look at each of the six (original) Oscar Quest categories and compare how I voted the first time versus how I voted this time. The idea being to gauge where my tastes have changed over the past five years, as that was the purpose of going through and doing it again anyway.

Today is Best Actress. I’ve included a table of how I voted both times and color-coded the ones that are different so you can skim through easily. Then I’ll work my way through each of the categories where I changed votes, figure out why they changed and try to predict how it’s gonna go in another five years.  (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Supporting Actor Categories

We’ve gone through all the categories again and now it’s wrap-up time. I’ve decided that the proper way to wrap things up is to look at each of the six (original) Oscar Quest categories and compare how I voted the first time versus how I voted this time. The idea being to gauge where my tastes have changed over the past five years, as that was the purpose of going through and doing it again anyway.

Today is Best Supporting Actor. I’ve included a table of how I voted both times and color-coded the ones that are different so you can skim through easily. Then I’ll work my way through each of the categories where I changed votes, figure out why they changed and try to predict how it’s gonna go in another five years.  (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered – The Best Supporting Actress Categories

Well, we’ve gone through all the categories again, so it’s time to wrap everything up. I did something sort of different last time, mostly talking about what I thought the best and worst decisions are. I definitely don’t want to do that again, since that’s not what my goal is here.

I also haven’t given much thought as to what these articles should be. So I’ve landed on doing it this way — I’m gonna go through each of the six major categories of the Quest and look at how I voted both times. That seems to be the way to do this. Where have my tastes changed over the past five years? That’s what this whole thing was about this time anyway.

So we’ll start with Best Supporting Actress. Here’s a table of what I voted for the first time versus what I voted for this time. I’ll color code the ones that are different for easy skimming purposes. Then we’ll discuss the ones that changed and try to figure out why they changed. Hopefully there’s nothing too embarrassing. (more…)