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BAFTA's 2019
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:46:20 PM »
Anyone watching? I'm skimming through on iPlayer. Mainly watching to go phwooaar at the women and say 'oh doesn't he/she look old'!

I haven't seen one film that has been nominated yet.

Edit - apart from First Man which I gave up on after an hr for being boring as fuck.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 09:54:47 PM »
For once the BAFTA winners seem good to me, as I really liked both The Favourite and Roma.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 10:49:27 PM »
Olivia Colman! an absolute joy

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 10:54:53 PM »
Na na na na na na na. BAFTAaaaaaaas!!!

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:03:38 PM »
Olivia Colman! an absolute joy

That's my reaction too, I'm so pleased she won it as I've heard it suggested that Glenn Close will win at the Oscars not because it's a better performance but because she's been nominated so many times before and never won.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 11:05:51 PM »
That's my reaction too, I'm so pleased she won it as I've heard it suggested that Glenn Close will win at the Oscars not because it's a better performance but because she's been nominated so many times before and never won.

that says more about these type of award ceremonies than Glenn himself.

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 11:15:12 PM »
That's my reaction too, I'm so pleased she won it as I've heard it suggested that Glenn Close will win at the Oscars not because it's a better performance but because she's been nominated so many times before and never won.

That's a load of bollocks if it's true, I don't see why Olivia Colman should be deprived of an award she fully deserves just because the academy have constantly nominated Glenn Close for every shit film she's been in due to the fact they can't (or refuse to) think of anyone else to nominate.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 02:47:05 AM »
That's a load of bollocks if it's true, I don't see why Olivia Colman should be deprived of an award she fully deserves just because the academy have constantly nominated Glenn Close for every shit film she's been in due to the fact they can't (or refuse to) think of anyone else to nominate.

That her and Streep get endless nominations for very average films/performances I'd guess suggests a lot of the academy don't bother to watch most of the contenders for best actress and just tick their names off.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 03:07:55 AM »
That her and Streep get endless nominations for very average films/performances I'd guess suggests a lot of the academy don't bother to watch most of the contenders for best actress and just tick their names off.

It's the same with the award for best animated film, Pixar wins it almost every year because (in my opinion, which is highly likely to be true) the academy voters only actually watch the animated films they take their kids or grandkids to see.

It's why anime and adult animated films almost never win, and that's not to say the films that win are bad, but off the top of my head I can recall Anomalisa and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya losing out to vastly inferior films in Inside Out and Big Hero 6, respectively.

It's also how I can almost guarantee this year that neither Mirai or Isle of Dogs will win despite probably being the best two nominees. Fuck sake, even Incredibles 2 would be picked by academy voters over those two.

But I digress, I have far too many issues with the fucking shitshow that is the Oscars to fit in one post, and in any case, this thread is meant to be about the BAFTA's.

Just glad that Roma and The Favourite won most of the awards, they were my two favourite films out of the ones I've seen that were up for the main stuff this year.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 08:04:17 AM »
It's the same with the award for best animated film, Pixar wins it almost every year because (in my opinion, which is highly likely to be true) the academy voters only actually watch the animated films they take their kids or grandkids to see.

It's why anime and adult animated films almost never win, and that's not to say the films that win are bad, but off the top of my head I can recall Anomalisa and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya losing out to vastly inferior films in Inside Out and Big Hero 6, respectively.


That's sort of the inverse of how comedy films never do anything at the Oscars because apparently comedy isn't difficult or worthy enough to win.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 08:05:36 AM »
Anomalisa was quite a bad movie though. Worst movie Kaufmann ever made. Inside Out was much much better. Deserved win imo.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 10:23:57 AM »
This awards season is a fine demonstration of the nominative determinism effect of film titles as The Favourite and Leave no trace have shown.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 11:42:52 AM »
Counterexample: The Front Runner.

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 12:40:32 PM »
That her and Streep get endless nominations for very average films/performances I'd guess suggests a lot of the academy don't bother to watch most of the contenders for best actress and just tick their names off.

Glenn Close has only been nominated 7 times since 1982 and five of those nominations were between 82 and 88. She wasn't nominated again until 2011 and since then this is her only nomination. Streep fair enough, she's nominated every other year, but I'm not sure where this idea that Close is this mainstay in the awards comes from. Counting producing and writing nominations Bradley Cooper is also on 7 since 2012.  Amy Adams has six nominations in 13 years. 7 in almost four decades isn't many.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 01:31:38 PM »
Also, Into the Spiderverse won Animated Film, which it rightly deserved. Not only is it a great, fun film, it only really works as an animated film and is really inclusive and progressive but in a completely non-showy way

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
Amusingly the 'Awards Presented Earlier' section at the end starting show clips of awards that had been in the main body of the show (Sandy Powell winning for Costume Design and someone else). Thought it would never end.

Other comments: Nothing against Lumley but she was dreadful. And vision mixers: stop cutting to the musician during the dead people bit, makes it more about her.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 03:03:49 PM »
And vision mixers: stop cutting to the musician during the dead people bit, makes it more about her.

Thought that was a right stupid decision. Why was she even there in the first place?

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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 03:30:28 PM »
Nothing against Lumley but she was dreadful.
She was. The 'humourous' listing of stars who had bothered to attend was painful, made worse by the almost complete absence of audience ambience in the sound mix so it sounded like every one of her stilted joke deliveries was being met with stony silence (which it may as well have been).

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 03:55:04 PM »
Counterexample: The Front Runner.

Ha! However counter counterexample: Glenn Close (but no cigar).

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 08:32:02 PM »
Also, Into the Spiderverse won Animated Film, which it rightly deserved. Not only is it a great, fun film, it only really works as an animated film and is really inclusive and progressive but in a completely non-showy way

It is a superhero film however, so on principle I fucking despise it.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 07:47:53 AM »
It is a superhero film however, so on principle I fucking despise it.

Then you sir, are a fool. A fucking cunt of a fool

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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2019, 11:11:55 AM »
Then you sir, are a fool. A fucking cunt of a fool

I just can't get into them. They all feel like they have the same plot to me except they've just changed the costumes and setting.

They just all feel like the same film remade again and again, it's so unoriginal to me.

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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 11:39:52 AM »
I just can't get into them. They all feel like they have the same plot to me except they've just changed the costumes and setting.

They just all feel like the same film remade again and again, it's so unoriginal to me.

Then you're not paying attention. Please explain how The Dark Knight and Into the Spider-Verse are 'the same film'.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 12:26:17 PM »
Then you're not paying attention. Please explain how The Dark Knight and Into the Spider-Verse are 'the same film'.

They're both superhero films, only one tries to pretend it's dark and gritty while the other is animated.

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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 03:11:28 PM »
They're both superhero films, only one tries to pretend it's dark and gritty while the other is animated.

Imagine someone saying this about Unforgiven and Blazing Saddles. They'd look pretty idiotic, wouldn't they?

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2019, 03:13:09 PM »
Mr Bubz is right, I'm afraid. At least about the Marvel movies. That's why I've fucked 'em off. More power to you if you enjoy them.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2019, 03:21:02 PM »
Imagine someone saying this about Unforgiven and Blazing Saddles. They'd look pretty idiotic, wouldn't they?

Westerns are shit an' all.

Fuck yer Clint Eastwood, dirty old bastard.

Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2019, 03:22:52 PM »
In my opinion the only good thing superhero films have (inadvertently) contributed to society is this:

https://youtu.be/czTksCF6X8Y

Bet you that's not in this new "spider-verse" film, so frankly it's not worth watching.

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Re: BAFTA's 2019
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2019, 03:36:50 PM »
Then you sir, are a fool. A fucking cunt of a fool

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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2019, 03:50:16 PM »
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