93rd Annual Academy Awards

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    Another award season in the books, now it's time to look ahead for next year's Oscar race.

    Here's some noteworthy movies coming this year...

    West Side Story
    An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Rachel Zegler


    The Last Duel
    King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
    Director: Ridley Scott
    Stars: Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer


    Dune
    Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
    Director: Denis Villeneuve
    Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista


    Hillbilly Elegy
    A man recalls his life growing up in the Midwest with Appalachian values.
    Director: Ron Howard
    Stars: Amy Adams, Haley Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Glenn Close


    Mank
    Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).
    Director: David Fincher
    Stars: Lily Collins, Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Tom Burke


    King Richard
    A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
    Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
    Stars: Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney


    In The Heights
    A feature version of the Broadway musical, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.
    Director: Jon M. Chu
    Stars: Anthony Ramos, Stephanie Beatriz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Smits


    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    When Ma Rainey, the "Queen of the Blues," makes a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927, tensions boil between her, her white agent and producer, and bandmates.
    Director: George C. Wolfe
    Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Taylour Paige, Colman Domingo


    Blonde
    A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
    Director: Andrew Dominik
    Stars: Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson, Rebecca Wisocky, Bobby Cannavale


    Ammonite
    1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
    Director: Francis Lee
    Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Fiona Shaw, Gemma Jones


    The Trial of the Chicago 7
    The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
    Director: Aaron Sorkin
    Stars: J.C. MacKenzie, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II


    Minari
    Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.
    Director: Lee Isaac Chung
    Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Will Patton


    Killers of the Flower Moon
    Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro


    News of the World
    A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
    Director: Paul Greengrass
    Stars: Tom Hanks, Neil Sandilands, Stephanie Hill, Chukwudi Iwuji


    The French Dispatch
    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch" magazine.
    Director: Wes Anderson
    Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray


    Greyhound
    During World War II, a US Navy skipper must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolf packs.
    Director: Aaron Schneider
    Stars: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan


    Macbeth
    A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
    Director: Joel Coen
    Stars: Denzel Washington, Brendan Gleeson, Frances McDormand, Corey Hawkins


    Soul
    A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.
    Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
    Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Quest Love, Daveed Diggs


    Tenet
    An action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel and evolution.
    Director: Christopher Nolan
    Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson


    The Woman in the Window
    An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
    Director: Joe Wright
    Stars: Amy Adams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore


    Last Night in Soho
    A young girl, passionate in fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
    Director: Edgar Wright
    Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Terence Stamp, Matt Smith


    Da 5 Bloods
    A group of veterans from the Vietnam War return to the jungle to find their lost innocence.
    Director: Spike Lee
    Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Majors


    Respect
    The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.
    Director: Liesl Tommy
    Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Tate Donovan, Marlon Wayans


    Nomadland
    A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
    Director: Chloé Zhao
    Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Charlene Swankie, Linda May


    Green Knight
    A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
    Director: David Lowery
    Stars: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris


    After Yang
    The film follows a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member.
    Director: Kogonada
    Stars: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Haley Lu Richardson


    The Many Saints of Newark
    A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.
    Director: Alan Taylor
    Stars: Michael Gandolfini, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen


    The Eyes of Tammy Faye
    Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker seek redemption after their religious empire and marriage crumbles.
    Director: Michael Showalter
    Stars: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones


    Zola
    A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.
    Director: Janicza Bravo
    Stars: Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Taylour Paige, Jason Mitchell


    Red, White and Water
    A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.
    Director: Lila Neugebauer
    Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Samira Wiley, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Brian Tyree Henry


    The Father
    A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
    Director: Florian Zeller
    Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell


    Shirley
    A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
    Director: Josephine Decker
    Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young


    Next Goal Wins
    Adaptation of the 2014 British soccer documentary which follows Dutch coach Thomas Rongen who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.
    Director: Taika Waititi
    Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Michael Fassbender, Frankie Adams, Rhys Darby



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    My random thoughts which we'll most likely laugh at a year later:

    I'm guessing Tenet and/or Dune will battle it out for the tech categories but which one will be WB's main pony?

    Fincher's Mank which stars Gary Oldman sounds very promising.

    I have zero faith in The Last Duel. I just can't wrap my head around Damon and Affleck playing Frenchmen. Although I think Driver is now one of the main guys? I'm here for Jodie Comer though getting Oscars notice.

    Is this the return of Amy Adams? Awards season is not fun without our most gracious and gorgeous loser.

    Can In The Heights be an awards player? I sure hope so!

    David O. Russell is shooting a film with Bale and Margot Robbie next month but I'm wary of its prospects as DOR is one of Film Twitter's Most Wanted. I don't think his hibernation after Joy would be enough.

    Some Sundance tea:

    Minari won the top prize at Sundance and could be a chance to reward Steve Yeun after he was snubbed for Burning (a movie I liked but didn't love as much as the critics did).

    Oliva Colman and most especially Anthony Hopkins were raved for The Father. Hopkins is getting career best reviews and he's a beloved veteran that Hollywood is itching to give a 2nd Oscar to.
     
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    Yeah I can totally see a big boost for Minari during award season. Plus it's A24.
     
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    My watchlist:

    Da 5 Bloods
    Dune (though I doubt it has awards potential outside of techs)
    The Father (Anthony Hopkins getting raves)
    The French Dispatch
    Green Knight (doubtful of awards potential)
    Killers of the Flower Moon (if it makes 2020)
    Macbeth
    Nightmare Alley (if it makes 2020)
    Mank
    Tenet (probably techs only)
    Untitled David O. Russell Film
     
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    Lets go Adam Driver in Annette!

    I'm just glad Joseph Gordon-Levitt is finally in another movie (Trial of the Chicago 7) I have not eaten in so long.
     
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    It's got a stacked line-up. Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen III, JGL, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, William Hurt.

    Watch JGL have like a cameo :argh:
     
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    Next Goal Wins
    Adaptation of the 2014 British soccer documentary which follows Dutch coach Thomas Rongen who attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners.
    Director: Taika Waititi
    Stars: Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Armie Hammer, Rhys Darby, Rachel House

     
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    Finally a halfway decent role for Fassbender again? I can imagine him in the part just from watching the real coach in the documentary. I can already hear "white savior" complaints even if it's a true story though.
     
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    The movie has already been shot and it’s now in the editing process. It’s another Searchlight Pictures project and could very well land a fall release date which would imply it has awards potential. Apparently the movie is really great and specially Fassbender who is getting early praise as a “comedic revelation”.

    The documentary is very good. Truly a hidden gem. If Taika manages to capture some of that magic we could be getting a special and inspirational movie.
     
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    I have the Feeling Moss will go the path Johansson did this year with
    Shirley, French Dispatch and Next Goal wins in the mix.
     
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    Man, I really want Leo to be playing Hoover again lol.
     
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    Taika Waititi on Oscars, His ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Journey and Those ‘Star Wars’ Rumors
     
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    I mean did anyone believe that Inception had a chance at the main catefory of the Oscar. It ended up getting in Best Picture and Best Screenplay. It should’ve got a Best Director nom to, since Nolan got DGA, GG and BAFTA nom for directing. That was a terrible snub.
    So yeah, I think TENET seriously has a chance at the main categories. Nowadays there is no such thing as a genre movie in the Oscar anymore. Joker, Fury Road, Inception, Black Panther and Parasite proved it.
     
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    I see sooooo many Oscars here:
     
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    He probably will. :funny:
     
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    #OscarSoWhite
     
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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sundance Title ‘Nine Days,’ Starring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz


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    I doubt it'll carry through award season but...

     
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    Sad part is the Academy would still find a way to not recognize The Invisible Man.
     
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    Sonic versus Onward for Best Animated Picture is going to be a close race. I can feel it.
     

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