Head Over Heels was nice. Felt like it could have done more with the premise though.
Longest Daycare has a some clever gags and ending, but I have kind of a natural aversion to modern Simpsons, and this is very... modern Simpson-y. Rich Moore and David Silverman being nominated in the same year is kinds cool though.
Last chance for Adam + Dog to blow me away in this category.
Fresh Guacamole was kinda like...a film student project.
Head Over Heels was great.
Adam & Dog was also great. It's also clearly winning.
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Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
I think Kris and Anne made a great point on their podcast: the new shorts voting system favors the short that is most widely seen. If the individual branches still voted I would probably predict Adam and Dog to win, but Paperman will probably win by default (not that Paperman is bad).
Since 1967, there have only been 2 double double winners (BD + BP twice), and both pulled off impressive acting award feats: Forman getting the Big Five, then getting a Lead Actor win from double noms. Eastwood's film Mystic River was just the 5th or so film to pull off both male acting awards, then the very next year MDB got Eastwood another 2 acting awards under his belt. And he made two different films that got him personal Director + Actor noms (So did Beatty, but his actors won far less.).
This is why I felt like Lincoln had to win Actor + S Actor to pull off BP...not that this is necessarily out of the question yet.
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Ang Lee - The only 2x Bafta/DGA/Oscar-Winning Director!
Meryl on Oscars: Y’see these little babies? These are my best f***ing friends
and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
Lincoln has won more awards than Munich, and has a much better chance of winning any of the Oscars it's up for.
That's not the "same presence".
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Also, I have to disagree with you Thomas, that Lincoln had the same presence as Munich the whole season. That isn't remotely true. Munich was seen as a huge favorite BEFORE it opened, and that is the only time it was comparable with Lincoln. Munich had a very rough reception the minute it opened and an incredibly rocky Oscar pre-season that was nothing like Lincoln's at all, neither in reviews or in precursor nods. Munich suffered a big backlash when it first opened and it ended up being lucky it got nominated for Best Picture at all. There were plenty of reason to not predict it up till the end.
I meant that up until they opened, Munich and Lincoln were pretty much met with the same expectations. Obviously, Lincoln has done and will do better than Munich, but both will share the "also ran" destiny.
I kinda think presidential bio-pics are rather TOO oscarbaity for even the Academy. Off the top of my head, we've had Wilson, JFK, Nixon, and now Lincoln - I don't know, I don't think they're made for the long haul. Nominations, sure, but otherwise, nada in the big category. Just too obvious and on the nose. I know JFK isn't really a presidential bio-pic LOL like at all, but I included it anyway just because.
Oh, yeah, I guess I forgot about that Sean Penn movie.
We also got W.
Nixon inspired movies are so popular LOL. I had no idea what that Penn movie was about actually.