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    • October 15, 2020 9:00 PM EDT
    • Interesting, this might not be a pick of many but my choice is "Kubo And The Two Strings" this is without a doubt to IMHO an amazing work of animated achievement in cinematic history.

    • April 1, 2020 8:43 PM EDT
    • I have a soft spot for Isle of Dogs as a Dog lover supreme. :)

    • March 31, 2020 1:15 PM EDT
    • All on the list are awesome, I love animated movies.

    • March 27, 2020 9:21 PM EDT
    • That is an awesome choice I also liked "Coco" and we all liked "Frozen" I would assume.
      Sweet_Chick said:

      So many of them I love it is hard to pick one but if I had to I would say "Coco".

       

    • March 24, 2020 5:04 PM EDT
    • So many of them I love it is hard to pick one but if I had to I would say "Coco".

    • March 22, 2020 8:43 PM EDT
    • I love them all, I am a big fan of these animated movies and especially from Pixar.

    • March 18, 2020 9:19 AM EDT
    • Rango, that was my favorite and is my all-time fav animated movie. :)

    • February 29, 2020 9:55 PM EST
    • I love them all, I love animated movies. :)

    • February 29, 2020 8:48 PM EST
    • I love The Secret Life of Pets. cx

    • February 29, 2020 8:34 PM EST
    • As for me, I can't decide what the best animated film of the past decade is. I will say that the best year for animated films this past decade was 2016. That year was full of top-notch animated films like Zootopia, Finding Dory, Moana, Secret Life Of Pets, Kubo And The Two Strings, you could not be disappointed that year!

    • February 29, 2020 8:33 PM EST
    • One thing about this board is the biggest movie talk here has been about animated movies. WatchMojo did a summery of the best of the past decade and made an interesting Top 20. Feel free to debate it all you want.

    • February 15, 2020 9:48 AM EST
    • I like your picks better, I am a bit annoyed that Parasite won big with Picture and Director my choices were different but that being said it is a very good film. I just thought 1917 was so extraordinary it deserved it.

    • February 9, 2020 11:33 PM EST
    • Excellent job with the picks, I left a comment over at FTS but I will add so far you were right on with many, just waiting for the big one in the best film, a bit of surprise with the best director but you said it was possible.

    • February 8, 2020 8:05 PM EST
    • The best film is "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood," book it.

    • February 8, 2020 12:03 AM EST
    • I want Toy Story 4 to win for the best-animated film. :)

    • February 7, 2020 11:19 PM EST
    • Eldon said:

      Thanks, I can't understand how a war movie could be in consideration for visual effects? is that not more for like Star Wars, Superhero movies and other sci-fi like stuff?

       

      A lot of the explosions in 1917 are part of the visual effects as well as the plane crash. Also there's the effect of making this film look like it's all a single take.

      Also The Irishman is in there for making Joe, Robert and Al look 40 years younger without a big make-up job! That's the magic of CGI!

    • February 7, 2020 9:00 PM EST
    • Thanks, I can't understand how a war movie could be in consideration for visual effects? is that not more for like Star Wars, Superhero movies and other sci-fi like stuff?

    • February 7, 2020 4:18 PM EST
    • Actually I was in a rush and I had problems with a library computer.
      Predictions for all categories are up now.
      Shawn said:

      Very cool but you did not add your choice for Visual Effects I would like to know your choice ion that cat.

       

    • February 7, 2020 8:51 AM EST
    • Very cool but you did not add your choice for Visual Effects I would like to know your choice ion that cat.

    • February 6, 2020 10:56 PM EST
    • Snap so this 1917 World War 1 pic must be as good as they are all saying.

    • February 6, 2020 9:24 PM EST
    • How about that? They're happening this soon! Much to my relief, and I'm sure everybody else's, they will be back to the last Sunday of February. Whatever the situation, this has been an interesting race with a lot of interesting contenders. Here are my predictions for the Oscar winners:

       

      BEST PICTURE

      Will Win: 1917

      Should Win & Closest Threat #1: Parasite

      Closest Threat #2: Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

       

      Seven out of the ten Best Picture winner of the 1990's grossed more than $100 million domestically. Seven of the ten Best Picture winners of the noughts also made it past $100 million domestically. But only two of the nine Best Picture winners of the 2010's have passed the domestic $100 million mark? Here's hoping 1917 will make it #3, at least.

       

      BEST DIRECTOR

      WW: SAM MENDES/1917

      SW & CT: BONG JOON-HO/Parasite

       

      Many months before I even first visited TSO (back in the fall of 2000) my aunt was to take me out to a movie. I expected an action movie I wanted to see. Instead I got American Beauty that was directed by Sam Mendes. I was mesmerized from start to finish. And it was one of many movies from the ground-breaking movie year of 1999 that launched my interest in film and the Oscar races.

      Will history repeat itself for Mendes 20 years later? He's highly favored.

       

      BEST ACTOR

      SW & WW: JOAQUIN PHOENIX/Joker

      CT: ADAM DRIVER/Marriage Story

       

      Joker could have been a popcorn movie and the role of the Joker could have been a role good enough for a popcorm film. But Joaquin Phoenix went above and beyond everyone's expectations.

       

      BEST ACTRESS

      SW & WW: RENEE ZELLWEGER/Judy

      CT: SCARLETT JOHANNSON/Marriage Story

       

      Judy Garland never won a competitive Oscar of the two nominations she received in her lifetime. She did however win an honorary Juvenile Oscar in 1939 for her performance in The Wizard Of Oz. Renee looks poised to win the Oscar for portraying Judy.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

      SW & WW: BRAT PITT/Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

      CT: JOE PESCI/The Irishman

       

      Interesting that Brad Pitt is the only nominee in this category that has never won an Oscar. Three nominations but never a win. This looks like it's finally his time!

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

      SW & WW: LAURA DERN/Marriage Story

      CT: MARGOT ROBBIE/Bombshell

       

      Laura's father Bruce Dern has been nominated twice but never won. Her mother Diane Ladd has been nominted three times without a win. Laura herself has been nominated twice before without a win. This could finally be it!

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

      WW: QUENTIN TARANTINO/Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

      SW & CT:  BONG JOON-HO/Parasite

       

      I don't trust the Academy to give this award to a foreign film for the second straight year.

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

      SW: STEVE ZAILLIAN/The Irishman

      WW: GRETA GERWIG/Little Women

      CT: TAIKA WAITITI/Jojo rabbit

       

      Interesting that Greta's common-law husband Noah Baumbach is nominated in Original Screenplay for Marriage Story.

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

      SW & WW: Toy Story 4

      CT: Klaus

       

      This looks like to be the most unpredictable year for this particular category. Toy Story 4 won the Critics Choice and the Producers Guild Award, Missing Link won the GG, and NetFlix's Klaus won the BAFTA and the Annie! I go with Toy Story 4 because even though I know the Academy doesn't normally pick animated sequels, Toy Story 3 is the only sequel to win this category.

       

      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

      SW & WW: ROGER DEAKINS/1917

       

      BEST COSTUME DESIGN

      WW: MAYES RUBIO/Jojo Rabbit

      SW & CT:JACQUELINE DURRAN/Little Women

       

      Ever notice how this category mostlfavors timepieces? Very rarely sci-fi. Though Ruth E. Carter won for Black Panther last year. However all are timepeices this year. Even Joker is set in the 1980's.

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

      WW: American Factory

      CT: For Sama

       

      BEST FILM EDITING

      WW: MICHAEL McCUSKER and ANDREW BUCKLAND/Ford v Ferrari

      SW & CT: YANG JIM-MO/Parasite

       

      BEST HAIR and MAKEUP

      WW: Bombshell

      SW & CT: Joker

       

      BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

      SW & WW: Parasite (South Korea)

      CT: Pain and Glory (Spain)

       

      “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you’ll be introduced to so many more amazing films.”

      -Bong Joon-ho

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

      SW & WW: HILDUR GUðNADOTTIR /Joker

      CT: THOMAS NEWMAN/1917

       

      The only time a woman has won an Oscar for Score was back in 1997, when there were two Score categories: for dramas and comedies. Hildur looks heavily poised to be the second!

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG

      SW & WW: "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" - Rocketman

      CT: "Stand Up" / Harriet

       

      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

      SW & WW: Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

      CT: 1917

       

      BEST SOUND EDITING

      SW & WW: Ford v Ferrari

      CT: 1917

       

      BEST SOUND MIXING

      WW: 1917

      SW & CT: Ford v Ferrari

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

      SW: Avengers: Endgame

      WW: 1917

      CT: The Lion King

       

      This is another category with many awards boards giving its award to different movies. This will be one of the hardest to pick.

       

      BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

      WW: Hair Love

       

      BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

      WW: Brotherhood

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

      WW: Learning To Skate In A Warzone (If You're A Girl)

       

      And there you go! Those are my predictions for the Oscars. We'll see how I fare on Sunday night.

    • January 20, 2020 2:25 PM EST
    • Very good pick a damn shame I used to like watching this show not anymore the posh American celebs have turned it into making political speeches, I don't watch Entertainment Award show to here celebrities who are filthy rich bemoan anything much rather watch our BAFTA

    • January 17, 2020 10:25 PM EST
    • Admin said:

      Here is the same post I made over at FTS.

      What stands out for me right away is 11 for Joker and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman with 10 each and Greta Gerwig snubbed for best director.

      Will the third time be the charm for Tarantino? I am hoping he gets it this time and how about Brad Pitt after three previous will he walk off with it, the chance is very good I am thinking with stiff competition from Hanks.

       

      Shockingly that was just my second post over there because I have been so busy and when I am at FTS I am busy researching, looking for pics, checking on that stars that have been on-site through the years, I never realize there were so many and some I actually have forgotten about so that project is a bit too big might not be possible to get every former TSO listed actor over there but we will see. I see it has surprisingly brought back a few from way back that have not been around in ages.

       

      Hard to believe the last time Hanks was nominated before this year was during the very first Oscar race I was posting in TSO: the 2000 race and for Castaway. We all thought Hanks would become the first to win three Best Actor Oscars. Instead Daniel Day-Lewis beat him to it!

    • January 17, 2020 10:23 PM EST
    • Front_Row_Center said:

      I would say GRETA GERWIG for director is a huge snub as is Jenifer Lopez and I never thought I would mention oscar and Adam Sandler in the same sentence. How the hell could The Farewell and Dolemite get NOTHING? I don't feel too bad over DeNiro not getting it because he would not win anyways and he is one of those actors that is totally unlikeable in how he treats people on the set from what I have heard I have never been there but I have heard recordings on how he treated his former assistant, the man is a low life.

       

      What can I say? When you only have room for five nominations, it leaves room for a lot of snubs that can peeve people off.

    • January 17, 2020 10:21 PM EST
    • JeffJones said:

      The tradition continues, and yes the awards season is moving very fast for sure. It must be over a dozen years now you have been putting these up and always with a very good success rate. I am looking forward to seeing 1917 the buzz for this has been out of this world.

      Ever since I started doing it here back in 2002, I've liked the rapport. That's what keeps me wanting to do it. I may have stopped posting my Top 10 films of the year, but not my oscar predictions.

       

      One thing. Ever since I first visited TSO, the race becomes extra-exciting whenever there'sw a young actor or actress in the race to earn an Oscar nomination. It first started 20 years ago with Haley in The Sixth Sense, then the following year with Jamie Bell in Billy Elliot, then the following year with Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam. The excitiement and intrigue just grows.

       

      And even this year for Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit. He became the youngest Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical since Macaulay in Home Alone. The Oscar nod wasn't meant to be, though.