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Oscar Nominees 2016

A List of the Top Categories for the 2016 Oscars

I am choosing not to pick those I feel are going to win their category; reason – due to the fact there are too many nominees that have been omitted. I added those I felt should be on this list in the most prominent categories. The spectaculars are overshadowing the quality films. The one’s where people actually have communication at their center and tell a meaningful and relevant story. Not all films nominated fall into the category of the just too big to be nominated but others have been omitted due to unknown technicalities. Two happen to have Black Actors overflowing in their cast. I, also, extend further my position into the LGBTQI category. I have a special interest in the film “Carol.” Yes, “Carol” got two acting nominees and an adapted screenplay but did not make it for Director or Best Picture. As you can see I highlighted what I feel is wrong with this list of Nominees. I am pleased to see the Coen Brothers are on the list for Best Picture for “Bridge of Spies” because I love any films they create. They tell the twisted, weird, and wild tales, fascinating to watch.

We will see how the Oscars turn out and what Chris Rock has to say about the White inclusion and the Black community being omitted, along with LGBTQI pushed out. One added point: Why doesn’t the Academy break down the Best Picture Category 1. Best Picture for Blockbuster Films 2. Best Picture for Story Telling Films. I shouldn’t forget 3. Best Picture for Animation. The First is for carnage, things blowing up [the White House], multiple car chases, bombs, blood, destruction, sexual scenes lacking meaning, and women either left out or killing with the rest of them. These films distort reality to the degree that the new generation is having their brains bitch slapped into a coma to what is right or wrong. They walk into a river while texting. Our new world. That’s certainly not the way I want the conversion of the world to have as its view of what is and what we will become if we don’t get back in touch with a tactile world where faces look familiar and we unplug long enough to think our own thoughts. The Second should be for the films that more resemble the films of old, with great dialogue, real interaction between people, a good mystery or as I said earlier, just great story telling. The Second is being pushed off the screens of theatres. At least there are the film festivals. How about? Shouldn’t the films be separated? Maybe then films that should be nominated will find a place on the list, once a prestiges list one was proud to be on. It’s bad enough the Hollywood Studio Bullies, who push WOMEN out also, are trying to destroy the film industry, does the Academy have to try and help them? I want my films that wrap me up like the feeling of being inside a good book when you view them. Let me make it clear: I love all variety of film but I also would like the choice of seeing the story telling films, too. I don’t want  a great film to disappear or not be made because of GREED. Money shouldn’t rule the media. Art should exist in all fields. Films should definitely be a strong area in which art is protected. – jk

Best motion picture of the year:
“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Brooklyn”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”
“Carol” SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
carol poster
“Beasts of No Nation” SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
beasts of no nation poster
“Straight Outta Compton” SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
straight outta compton poster

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”
Matt Damon in “The Martian”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant” WIN IS OWED
Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”
Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation” SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
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Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Cate Blanchett in “Carol” SHOULD WIN
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Brie Larson in “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Christian Bale in “The Big Short”
Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”
Rooney Mara in “Carol” SHOULD WIN

ROONEY MARA stars in CAROL

Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”
Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”

Achievement in directing:
“The Big Short” Adam McKay
“Mad Max: Fury Road” George Miller
“The Revenant” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
“Room” Lenny Abrahamson
“Spotlight” Tom McCarthy
“Carol” Todd Haynes SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
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Adapted screenplay:
“The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
“Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
“Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy SHOULD WIN
“The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
“Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay:
“Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen SHOULD WIN
“Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
“Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
“Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
“Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best animated feature film of the year:
“Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
“Boy and the World” Alê Abreu
“Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera SHOULD WIN
inside out poster
“Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
“When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best documentary feature:
“Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees SHOULD WIN

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“Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
“The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best foreign language film of the year:
“Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia
“Mustang” France
“Son of Saul” Hungary SHOULD WIN
son of saul poster
“Theeb” Jordan
“A War” Denmark

Achievement in cinematography:
“Carol” Ed Lachman SHOULD WIN
“The Hateful Eight” Robert Richardson
“Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale
“The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Sicario” Roger Deakins

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