2023 Academy Awards: Oscars 95 Open Thread

Will we see another slap?

It’s back and so is Kimmel.

(Is it me or is it weird that the NBA scheduled a Lakers v Knicks game in Los Angeles tonight? The Oscars is a huge event for the city.)

I just viewed “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for a second time. It really is an amazing film.

I do understand this film is not everyone’s cup of tea.

In a way, it’s like watching an extended Rick and Morty inspired special, that one might think was impossible to put on film.

The performances and craftsmanship were all inspired.

I feel bad picking against Jamie Lee Curtis, because her performance was awesome, but the movie hinged on the shoulders of Ke Huy Quan and as much as the incomparable Michelle Yeoh led the way, if Quan was not as good as she was, it wouldn’t have worked.

A big shout out goes to Angela Bassett because when is she never incredible? Cate Blanchett was truly riveting as well.

I do find I have a lot in common with Variety’s picks.

Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Actor: Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Actress: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Here’s the list of some of the nominees via EW:

Best Picture

Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Fabelmans
All Quiet on the Western Front
Triangle of Sadness
Top Gun: Maverick
Women Talking
Avatar: The Way of Water

Best Director

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Todd Field, TÁR
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Actor

Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Bill Nighy, Living
Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Best Supporting Actor

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Best Supporting Actress

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

I do love watching and reading the ignorant MAGA cultists bitch and moan about the award show.

And that applies to almost every award show out there. I imagine the lead on Fox News Monday will be “The Oscars Go Woke,” or some version of that.

Give us your picks and everything else all the time throughout the program.

2023 Academy Awards: Oscars 95 Open Thread

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