92nd Oscars: The Polls – Best Sound Mixing

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2019 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Sound Mixing

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This Day in Oscar History: January 17 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

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Precursor: 11th Denver Film Critics Awards (2019)

Not only do I have no idea when these were announced, I have no idea who the winners were in two categories. These come courtesy of the IMDB page for this awards body. Neither the group’s Twitter nor Facebook page have been updated since July. I’m posting today, though who knows for sure when they were announced. Nothing really to see here except for a new trend towards 1917.

Award Tallies

(2) Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917

The Awards

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Poll: Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 1999

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Remaking Best Supporting Actress, 1999

In our third pass of the Oscar nominees from 1997 through 2016, we take a look at the nominees for Best Supporting Actress. Each week, we’ll present a list of contenders from which you can select five to make up the Best Supporting Actress slate. There will be an “Other” option, but you can only use this once and you’ll have to specify your other in the comments. Now on to the game: Best Supporting Actress.

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Trailer Watch: Gretel & Hansel (2020) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#1-#3) / New Release Date (changed from (4/13/18)

Gretel & Hansel, updated

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5 Favorites Redux #9: Best of the Decade, Part 2

Welcome to 5 Favorites. Each week, I will put together a list of my 5 favorites (films, performances, whatever strikes my fancy) along with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

If you didn’t read last week’s article, you should start there as it explains my mentality and approach to this best of decade list.

Last week, we looked at animated films and fantasy adventures. This week, we go a bit darker into the realm of horror and suspense. The difference between the two has been sufficiently blended in the past decade such that some of the films that appear in the horror category could fit under suspense and vice versa. That’s why I combined the features into one article this week. Further, many of these films fell partially into other genres as well, including action, thriller, drama, comedy, and science fiction. While the divisions aren’t perfect, I did my best to spread the wealth around so each section had sufficient numbers of films. Eighteen titles graced Part 1 of my best of decade article series. There are only fourteen titles this time around. After the break, I’ll list the titles in order of preference within each category.

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Oscar Profile #479: Jonathan Pryce

Born June 1, 1947 in Carmel, Wales, John Price was the third child and only son of a former coal miner who ran a small general grocery shop with his wife. His primary education was in Wales, but the brilliant student entered college in Lancashire, England at the age of 16. While studying to become a teacher, he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) where he changed his name to Jonathan Pryce when joining British Equity because there was already an actor with the name of John Price.

Pryce began his acting career at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He made his TV debut in a minor role in a 1972 episode of the British sci-fi series, Doomwatch. He made his film debut in 1976’s Voyage of the Damned in which he was billed fifteenth and is now the thirteenth actor in the film to have received an Oscar nomination after Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner Lee Grant, Wendy Hiller, Julie Harris, Max von Sydow, Orson Welles, James Mason, Katharine Ross, José Ferrer, Janet Suzman and Denholm Elliott.

A 1977 Tony award for Comedians, for a supporting role that he had previously played in London, and a 1980 Royal Court production of Hamlet for which he won an Olivier Award in the title role enhanced his career, but it was Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film, Brazil, in which he had the lead role, that made him a star on film.

The actor added to his awards trophies with his 1991 Tony for Miss Saigon in which he recreated his London portrayal of the engineer in a modernized version of Madame Butterfly. He received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his supporting role in the 1993 TV movie, Barbarians at the Gate. Two years later he received numerous Best Actor nominations and awards for his performance in 1995’s Carrington.

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2019 Precursor Predictions: American Cinema Editors

The chaotic nature of this year’s Oscar season has led to a rare divergence among our contributors where none of this year’s American Cinema Editors nominees get universal predictions. Most often reflected in the Academy’s Best Film Editing Oscar, this winner could help us narrow down the players for the Oscars.
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The Rundown 2019: Original Song

For our second Rundown article, we look at the other musical category. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Original Song as well as general commentary about the race. Friday, we’ll cover the international film category.
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92nd Oscars: The Polls – Best Original Score

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2019 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Original Score

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This Day in Oscar History: January 16 (2020)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

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Oscar Nominations

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jan. 17-19, 2020)

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What Are You Watching? (Jan. 17-19, 2020)

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Trailer Watch: The New Mutants (2020) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1) / New Release Date (changed from (4/13/18)

The New Mutants, updated

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Looking at the Weekend: Jan. 17-19, 2020

Disney has a stranglehold on the box office throughout the year and every film it releases will dominate for at least a week. The same will be true of Dolittle whose only competition is the second week in wide release for 1917, meaning it’s going to dominate and probably for a two or three weeks after that.

Our Highest Rated Films: Weathering with You
Our Best Awards Ratings: Weathering with You (Oscars*) *NOTE: Submissions were due prior to the Oscar nominations.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

D-Love
Disturbing the Peace
Extracurricular
Speed of Life
The Wave

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Review: Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart

Rating

Director

Olivia Wilde

Screenplay

Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman

Length

1h 42min

Starring

Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Victoria Ruesga, Mason Gooding, Skyler Gisondo, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Austin Crute, Noah Galvin, Mike O’Brien

MPAA Rating

R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking – all involving teens

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