Wow. If there is anything I learned from this morning, it's that the Academy of Motion Pictures is UNPREDICTABLE with a capital U! Apparently, quality really isn't the ultimate deciding factor on what gets nominated after all. The ultimate factor is... well I honestly don't know! Maybe it's the campaigns, maybe it's the convenient timing of these movies, maybe it's something I just didn't notice upon watching, it could be entirely political reasons, who knows? But I can certainly say that most of these nominations were not deserved or should have instead gone to someone perfectly eligible who were better. I ended up predicting 87/122 of my guesses correctly, Best Cinematography being the only one I scored 100% on, but the others I can argue were pretty off.
How so? Well, first off, here's the list of nominees of the 90th Annual Academy Awards:
Okay everyone, just one more week and it will all end! The final stage will quickly come around in the process of rewarding the greatest artistic ambitions of the year. I already made my traditional list of predictions, so now I give to you my predictions to what the Oscars will decide deserves each of their twenty-four honors. Although I've posted before that research and common reasoning has proven to me that the Academy is not so reliable after all in honoring the proper movies. Although these movies here are still great, there are still blaring holes that prevents their choices from being totally accurate. My posthere explains it further. But still, it's good to know what the Academy prioritizes when it comes to art (in this case, it's money) so that we can know what this industry as a whole is truly like. Therefore, I make my predictions. As a bonus, I will also end this post with my ideal ordering of the nine nominees for Best Picture, based on criteria that I have detailed here.
Well, what's done is done. The nominees for all 24 categories just came out this morning, and hate to say it: no Deadpool. But compared to my list of predictions, I got a total of 88/122 (72%) of my predictions correct; the only categories where I got 100% of my picks correct was (to my surprise) the two actress categories. There were plenty of surprises throughout, including other disappointments. While I personally am not too dismayed to see Deadpool lose it here, here are the nominees, along with my score for predicting each one:
Let me introduce two movies to you. One is the essential Oscar movie everybody would expect to see sweep up the awards. The other is an Irish animated feature film with a very limited release. Guess which one is the better movie?
Well, this is it! Only one more week until the Academy unveils their nominees! There have certainly been a lot of talk about what will pop up and surprise us at the ceremony (Especially with the subject of Deadpool getting nominated for Best Picture!) There have been several films that I felt deserve lots of awards attention but thus far hasn't gotten any (Eye in the Sky, Swiss Army Man, The Witch, The Neon Demon, etc.), but that is a subject I will cover on a later blog post. So for now, based on my own judgment of good-quality art, and based on what the other major awards shows have favored at this point in the awards season, here are my official picks for the 2017 Academy Award Nominees, in all 24 categories!
The Oscars ceremony is upon us! At this point, the Academy members are now finalizing their votes, and all fans across the nation are stating their final predictions for who will take the gold at the ceremony.
But you all are probably wondering, "where on earth did all these big winners learn their stuff?" Well as it turns out, for your convenience, a study has been conducted by StudySoup about the 10 most common schools where Oscar winners had graduated from.