Sunday, November 3, 2019

2009 Alternate Oscars

My choices are noted with a ★. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. Best animated feature winners are noted with an @.

Okay, this is a good stopping point. It takes at least ten years, in my humble opinion, and more like twenty, to get a sense of what is mere hype and what is lasting art from any given crop of movies. I mean, who would have predicted that The Shawshank Redemption or Blade Runner would develop such devoted followings after bombing at the box office, or that Oscar-winners such as [you fill in the blank] would be reviled as stinkers just a few years later?

Drop in after the Oscar nominees for this year are announced (what, end of January? early February?) and we'll vote on them, and maybe we'll vote on long-ago 2010 as well.

In the meantime, be sure to go back and vote on any years you've missed. I'll be listing the current leaders sometime in the New Year.

Thanks for playing along. It's been a lot of fun — for me at least ...


mister muleboy said...

I mark my winners with an ASSterisk:

Best Picture:

“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Parasite” *

[but I think that Joker was a really good flick]

Lead Actor:

Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” *
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Lead Actress:

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

[no vote -- of these five, I've only seen Theron's performance]

Supporting Actor:

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” *

Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

[no vote -- of these five, I've only seen Robbie's performance]


Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” *

Well -- *that* was fun. . . .

[hey -- you invited!]

mister muleboy said...


Animated Feature:

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois
“I Lost My Body,” Jeremy Clapin
“Klaus,” Sergio Pablos
“Missing Link,” Chris Butler
“Toy Story 4,” Josh Cooley *

Animated Short:

“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet
“Sister,” Siqi Song

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver *
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:

“Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
“1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han *


“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson *

Best Documentary Feature:

“American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
“The Cave,” Feras Fayyad *
“The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa
“For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“In the Absence,” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
“Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas
“St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
“Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix

Best Live Action Short Film:

“Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
“Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
“The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
“Saria,” Bryan Buckley
“A Sister,” Delphine Girard

Best International Feature Film:

“Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho *

Film Editing:

“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland *
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Sound Editing:

“Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester *
“Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman
“Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord

Sound Mixing:

“Ad Astra”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“1917” *
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Production Design:

“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh *
“Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Original Score:

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir *
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

Original Song:

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
“I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Makeup and Hair:

“Bombshell” *
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

Costume Design:

”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Joker,” Mark Bridges *
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips

Visual Effects:

“Avengers Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“1917” *
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Mythical Monkey said...

Boy, you're way ahead of me. Of these movies, I've seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Toy Story 4, Knives Out and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, all of which I liked.

Oh, and about twenty minutes of The Irishman, which moved me to rethink any warm feelings for Martin Scorsese I've ever had.

I also saw John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum on my birthday, which I enjoyed very much. Both the movie and the birthday, that is. Wasn't sure I was going to have another birthday.

And I saw the 1959 version of Ben-Hur in the theater on April 14. I remember the day because April 15 was my surgery. Needed something to keep my mind off things. Ben -Hur is one of the greatest movies ever made (although only the fourth best movie of 1959 behind Rio Bravo, Some Like it Hot and North by Northwest ...

Looking at my movie ratings list on imdb, I must have watched a ton of movies while recuperating on the couch this year ...

Watched both seasons of Netflix's Lost in Space, which I loved, particularly Parker Posey as Dr Smith. One day I'm going to do an in-depth review of it as a companion to the thousands of words I wrote about the original series about five years ago now ...

mister muleboy said...

I'm glad that you were around to see all of those movies.

As you know, I saw quite a few.

I said that Joker was a good flick -- so was Ford v. Ferrari.

I saw Parasite Saturday night in Chicago. The temps got to 11F, with a "Feels Like" of -18F. So the folks we were visiting bailed on plans for that night. The missus, like a champ, said "sure I'll WALK to the movies with you." [it was but a few blocks]

The movie was a damned good movie. Funny, moving, no monsters or superheroes or jump-scares.
Deeply disturbing, nonetheless.

Of all the franchises around, the John Wick franchise is probably my favourite.

These sentences are all unrelated.

Danger, Will Robinson!

mister muleboy said...

I see that some of my Academy Award picks matched those of the Academy.

Only Angels Have Wings was last night's choice.

Mythical Monkey said...

Only Angels Have Wings -- one of my all-time favorites.

Calling Barranca, calling Barranca!

That is, if we're talking about the Cary Grant movie.

Mythical Monkey said...

By the way, we saw Ford v. Ferrari Saturday night on demand. Really enjoyed it. Took a subject I care very little about and knew even less and made me care in a way James Garner in Grand Prix and Steve McQueen in Le Mans didn't.

mister muleboy said...

I just saw that Christoph Waltz received over 90% of the votes for best supporting actor for 2009. And desrved, sez I.

Query: did you see anyone else get that kind of overwhelming response? It's not worth going back and looking (I'm so busy at stores and malls and concerts and movies), but I wondered whether any leap to mind.


Mythical Monkey said...

ask and ye shall receive. Per your query, I went back and took a look. These are all the winners who have racked up 80% or more of the vote. Relatively speaking, there aren't many:

Best Actress of 1915
Musidora (Les Vampires) 80%

Best Actress of 1917
Mary Pickford (The Poor Little Rich Girl and Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm) 80%

Best Actor of 1918
Victor Sjöström (The Outlaw And His Wife) 88.89%

Best Actress of 1918
Mary Pickford (Stella Maris and Amarilly Of Clothes-Line Alley) 90%

Best Actor of 1919
Richard Barthelmess (Broken Blossoms) 88.89%

Best Supporting Actor of 1921
Jackie Coogan (The Kid) 81.48%

Best Director of 1922
F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) 89.29%

Best Supporting Actor of 1922
Max Schreck (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) 89.65%

Best Supporting Actress of 1924
Zasu Pitts (Greed) 86.67%

Best Supporting Actor of 1925
Mack Swain (The Gold Rush) 80.65%

Best Supporting Actress of 1932
Miriam Hopkins (Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde and Trouble in Paradise) 82.26%

Best Director of 1941
Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) 84.13%

Best Supporting Actress of 1942
Agnes Moorehead (The Magnificent Ambersons) 83.33%

Best Picture of 1943
Casablanca 80.33%

Best Supporting Actor of 1948
Walter Huston (The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) 86.54%

Best Supporting Actress of 1948
Claire Trevor (Key Largo) 84.44%

Best Supporting Actress of 1967
Anne Bancroft (The Graduate) 83.12%

Best Picture of 1972
The Godfather 81.03%

Best Supporting Actress of 1983
Linda Hunt (The Year Of Living Dangerously) 80%

Best Actor of 1991
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) 84.78%

Best Director of 1993
Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List and Jurassic Park) 84%

Best Actress of 2002
Julianne Moore (Far from Heaven and The Hours) 84.09%

Best Supporting Actor of 2008
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) 93.02%

Best Supporting Actor of 2009
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) 90.38%