Saturday, March 03, 2018

a roundup of VFX Oscars from 1929 to now

Saw this on YouTube and thought I'd share, given that the Oscars are happening this weekend:

With the time difference, I'll likely be asleep while the awards are being doled out. I've pretty much stopped watching the Oscars, anyway, given the actors' penchant for self-righteous political grandstanding. That said, I'm still mildly curious as to who will win the big awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. I'm also slightly curious about Best Musical Score, Best Editing, Best Sound, and Best Special Effects.

I hope Gary Oldman wins for his portrayal of Churchill in "Darkest Hour," but this awards show will also feature Daniel Day Lewis—in his apparent swan song—for "The Phantom Thread," and Lewis is nearly impossible to beat. For Best Actress, well, fuck Meryl Streep. My vote goes to Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." For Best Picture, the choices are mostly annoying except for "Darkest Hour" and "Three Billboards," so I hope one of those two can win.

I heard that, for the 90th Oscars, they're going to dial back the politics, but I seriously doubt that's going to happen, especially since the host is Trump-hating Jimmy Kimmel. I have to wonder how Kimmel ever got along with his partner-in-comedy, right-leaning Adam Carolla. Oh, yeah—and Kimmel is a woke #MeToo feminist, now, eh? I seem to remember him co-hosting, with Carolla, "The Man Show," which was all about the ogling of tits and ass.

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