Third Monday Move Post: Oscars Edition

The Oscars are this weekend. Here are your nominees (though I don't think I've seen a single one):

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Directing
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Original Screenplay
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Film Editing
The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Animated Short Film
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Best International Feature Film
Another Round
Better Days
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Documentary Feature
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

Best Original Song
"Fight For You," Judas and the Black Messiah
"Hear My Voice," The Trial of the Chicago 7
"Husavik," Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
"Io Si (Seen)," The Life Ahead
"Speak Now," One Night in Miami

Best Sound
News of the World
Sound of Metal

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Production Design
The Father
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
News of the World

Best Visual Effects
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

24 thoughts on “Third Monday Move Post: Oscars Edition”

  1. I've literally none of these.

    I have seen Nobody, though. I enjoyed it -- sort of a more self-aware John Wick.

    With the (slightly) warmer temperatures starting, Family Movie Nights haven't been as frequent. The last one we saw was The Lorax. It was crap, though the song that marks the Once-ler's villainous turn is pretty decent. Otherwise,'s crap.

  2. Movies anywhere on this list that I've seen:

    Soul - It was a Pixar film.
    Love and Monsters - My favorite movie of the past year.

    That is it.

  3. How about that? I did at least see The Trial of the Chicago 7, and as far as the rest of the list, I've seen Greyhound and on the wait list at the library for Tenet.

    On a recommendation of a good friend I reestablished contact with re: Zoom, Mrs Runner and I watched The Way (2010), a movie that prompted our friends to walk 130+ miles on the Camino de Santiago trail. The movie was pretty by-the-book but the landscape and scenery was the star. It reminded me of The Straight Story a bit

    Mrs Runner (and I) finished watching Firefly, with Serenity on the horizon. She's reads a lot of historical fiction (ie: Period Romance) and lately is watching The Lost Kingdom -- I'm trying to convince her she's ready for Game of Thrones

    1. The Way was decent but if it inspires you to take that walk, be forewarned, the movie shows an idealized version of the trail. It is actually quite urban and touristy for a good percentage of the entire walk. I know multiple people who have done it, loved it, but commented that it is not a walk in the woods.

  4. The recent MCU shows have been decent enough. While I understand it, I still wasn't a big fan of the Wanda shtick.

    I think the only movie I've watched recently was 1917. It was pretty okay. Shot beautifully, but a pretty sanitized account of WW1. Also the Germans are worse shots than Stormtroopers.

    I also finally finished Game of Thrones. While I didn't know all the upcoming plot points, I knew to prepare for disappointment, and there certainly was that. Glad I finished it all and all though.

  5. The Sound of Noise is excellent. If it doesn't win for sound editing, well then just retire that category. Nomadland was very good too. I'm a little surprised that One Night in Miami didn't get some best picture/best director love. It does come across a film version of a play so that could be part of it. Lot's of dialogue.

    Mank is on my list for sure.

  6. We just finished the first (and only so far) season of The Irregulars on Netflix. It is a twist on the Sherlock Holmes story. I was a bit skeptical at first, as it seemed more Young Adult type of fare. However, I actually like it a lot. Whoever cast this show did an excellent job. If you decide to watch it, don't expect Sherlock himself to show up until mid-season. I would not say the writing was exceptional or very deep, however it was satisfying for my family.

  7. Sheenie and I reached the top of the BBC's Top 100 comedies. They are all still quite funny (although pervy Woody Allen is even more uncomfortable now). I've looked through the ballots of the many critics who voted for that list and started pulling movies that didn't make the Top 100 from critics who seemed to have similar taste.

    The first one we watched was Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. While knowing nothing about the movie, I was pleasantly surprised with Humphrey Bogart first appeared. Having just watched a bunch of classic comedies, it was entertaining to see several familiar faces.

  8. Watched the first season of The Servant. It had some creepy moments early on but then lulled in the middle and only slightly recovered. Not sure if I will check season 2.

    About 2/3 through Wandavision. I like it while not knowing a ton of the backstory. Will try to get to those last three episodes soon.

    Watched The Stand on Paramount. It was decent and did what they could with the sprawling material.

  9. I've seen some of Soul and all of Tenet

    Unless it comes on Netflix or Hulu or Prime, I probably won't see the others. And even then....

    Been catching up on This Is Us, which has not been the best season. I realize that it's always been set in present day, but the acknowledgement of the masks and COVID protocols are going to date it on subsequent views and it really takes away from the story trying to be told.

    Been watching old Survivor seasons. On 22 now (Redemption Island). After watching a string of really good seasons (including China, Tocantins, and Heroes vs. Villains), watching Nicaragua and Redemption Island are pretty weak. However, I'm enjoying the rewatches, and there's lots to keep me busy until the next new season airs.

  10. I haven’t seen any of these, which isn’t unusual for me these days. I just finished ZeroZeroZero on Sunday night, however, and found it held my interest. I found two of the three principal characters, Emma (American) & Manuel (Mexican), held my interest in every scene through a combination of good writing and deft acting. Stefan, the main Italian character of the triangle, interested me less, but his grandfather Don Minu was much more provocative. Worth your time, I think, if you have a Prime subscription. Although organized crime is outside my usual realm of interest, I might see if I can track down a library copy of the source material, Gomorrah, Robert Saviano’s investigative non-fiction dive into Camorra.

  11. Oh recent music docs that were pretty good:

    Bee Gees - HBO
    Tina Turner - HBO
    Finding Joseph - Prime. (Lead Singer of Bad Brains

  12. We watched Nomadland last night and I was thoroughly impressed with the direction and photography and Francis McDormand's performance. This is a movie with a lot of heart and soul and I think it may haunt me for awhile. Tonight we're watching The Trial of the Chicago Seven and Sound of Metal.

    1. TOCS was too predictable, and Cohen trying too hard to be a MassHole. Not even close.

      1. Yeah, I agree, but good to bring that conversation forward at this time.

        I can't say enough good things about Sound of Metal. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

      2. We ended up watching Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Really good adaptation that retains the feel of a stage play, The better half wanted to see Chadwick Boseman’s last performance, it was a good call.

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