Andrew Whipple

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Oscars 2k20

Published 04/25/2021

Personal Oscars

OSCIES!!! Weird that it's so late this year huh I wonder why, seems odd.

First up personal picks, ignoring the academy entirely, and also of note I don't go by Oscar eligibility rules, necessarily. My eligibility criteria is generally if it had its wide theatrical or (if no theatrical) wide streaming/buying/rental debut in 2k20, it counts. Which is my way of saying Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is a 2k20 movie.

Conversely, movies that didn't have their release until 2021 may be Real-Oscar eligible (cough, Minari, One Night In Miami, Promising Young Woman, Judas And The Black Messiah, etc) but nope! We're saving those for 2k21 Oscies! Them's the rules!

My personal winner is bolded and italicized.

Supporting Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Ewan McGregor (Birds Of Prey)
  • Ben Mendelsohn (Babyteeth)
  • Robert Pattinson (Tenet)
  • Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Supporting Actress

  • Mia Goth (Emma)
  • Adèle Haenel (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire)
  • Anna Lore (My Valentine)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds Of Prey)

Actor

  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)
  • Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
  • Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

Actress

  • Jessie Buckley (I'm Thinking Of Ending Things)
  • Mariana Di Girolamo (Ema)
  • Julia Garner (The Assistant)
  • Eliza Scanlen (Babyteeth)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma)

Director

  • Steve McQueen (Lover's Rock)
  • Andrew Patterson (The Vast Of Night)
  • Rob Savage (Host)
  • Celine Sciamma (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire)
  • Cathy Yan (Birds Of Prey)

Picture

  • Babyteeth
  • Bad Education
  • Birds Of Prey
  • Lover's Rock
  • Mank
  • Palm Springs
  • Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
  • Unpregnant
  • The Vast Of Night
  • Wolfwalkers

(I decided to not include documentaries and filmed live shows on the Best Picture list, otherwise Hamilton, Dick Johnson Is Dead, and Blackpink: Light Up The Sky would be included.)

Real Oscars

Okay but fine I guess we gotta acknowledge the Real Oscars are also happening, so here's my picks.

Original Screenplay

Should Win: Judas And The Black Messiah

Will Win: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: One Night In Miami

Will Win: The Father

Visual Effects

Should Win: Tenet

Will Win: Tenet

Sound

Should Win: Sound Of Metal

Will Win: Sound Of Metal

Live Action Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Two Distant Strangers

Animated Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: If Anything Happens, I Love You

Production Design:

Should Win: Mank

Will Win: Mank

Original Song

Should Win: Husavik (Eurovision Song Contest)

Will Win: Speak Now (One Night In Miami)

Score

Should Win: Minari

Will Win: Minari

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Emma

Will Win: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

International Feature

Should Win: Another Round

Will Win: Another Round

Editing

Should Win: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Will Win: Sound Of Metal

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: A Concerto Is A Conversation

Documentary Feature

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: My Octopus Teacher

Director

Should Win: Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)

Will Win: Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Costume Design

Should Win: Emma

Will Win: Emma

Cinematography

Should Win: Nomadland

Will Win: Nomadland

Animated Feature

Should Win: Wolfwalkers

Will Win: Soul

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Will Win: Yuh-jung Youn (Minari)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Will Win: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Actress

Should Win: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Will Win: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Actor

Should Win: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Will Win: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Best Picture

Should Win: Minari

Will Win: Minari

(When Nomadland ends up winning instead I'll be very mildly sad.)


2020 In Lists

Published 12/31/2020

What if I started this post with a whole "2020 was a challenging year blah blah blah" spiel. NOPE it's time for LISTS!

Previous years: 2019 - 2017 - 2016 Podcasts - 2016 Albums

Top 7 Video Games I Played In 2020 (that weren't all from 2020)

  • 7) Far Cry 5 (PS4)
  • 6) Superstar JYP/Superstar SM/Superstar YG (iOS)
  • 5) Mario Kart 8 (Switch)
  • 4) Cyberpunk 2077 (Stadia)
  • 3) The Return Of The Obra Dinn (Switch)
  • 2) The Outer Wilds (PS4)
  • 1) Breath of the Wild: The Champions Ballad (Switch)

Top 10 TV Or Internet Shows Of 2020

*Just my luck that I get into Amazing Saturday, a wonderful show, and fully fall in love with Hyeri literally WEEKS before she leaves the show.

**Also, notably there is no Bachelor/ette on here because this year was BAD! BAD I say!!

Top 6 Honorable Mention Albums Of 2020

Strangers/Lovers - Dagny; miss_anthropocene - Grimes; Fetch The Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple; Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers; how i'm feeling now - Charli XCX; RTJ4 - Run The Jewels

Top 9 Blackpink Songs of 2020

  • 9) You Never Know
  • 8) How You Like That
  • 7) Ice Cream
  • 6) Crazy Over You
  • 5) Love To Hate Me
  • 4) Sour Candy
  • 3) Pretty Savage
  • 2) Bet You Wanna
  • 1) Lovesick Girls

Folkmore Ranked

  • 32) hoax
  • 31) mad woman
  • 30) epiphany
  • 29) betty
  • 28) evermore
  • 27) peace
  • 26) closure
  • 25) happiness
  • 24) the 1
  • 23) tolerate it
  • 22) the last great american dynasty
  • 21) dorothea
  • 20) the lakes
  • 19) willow
  • 18) marjorie
  • 17) invisible string
  • 16) champagne problems
  • 15) 'tis the damn season
  • 14) cardigan
  • 13) coney island
  • 12) my tears ricochet
  • 11) this is my trying
  • 10) exile
  • 9) illicit affairs
  • 8) no body, no crime
  • 7) ivy
  • 6) mirrorball
  • 5) long story short
  • 4) gold rush
  • 3) cowboy like me
  • 2) august
  • 1) seven

Top 11 Albums Of 2020

  • 11) Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle
  • 10) Kinsey: A Memoir - Roy Kinsey
  • 9) Eyes Wide Open - Twice
  • 8) Anime, Trauma, And Divorce - Open Mike Eagle
  • 7) Honeymoon - Beach Bunny
  • 6) Brave Faces Everyone - Spanish Love Songs
  • 5) folklore - Taylor Swift
  • 4) Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa
  • 3) The Album - Blackpink
  • 2) evermore - Taylor Swift
  • 1) SAWAYAMA - Rina Sawayama

Top 11 Blackpink Miscellany Of 2020

Top 5 New Podcasts Of 2020

  • 5) Setlist In Seattle
  • 4) Dead Eyes
  • 3) Recipe Club
  • 2) The Scaredy Cats Horror Show
  • 1) The Content Mines

Top 5 Podcasts That Were New To Me In 2020

  • 5) Cannes I Kick It
  • 4) Podcast Like It's 1999
  • 3) Blink-155
  • 2) The Modern Maker Podcast
  • 1) Screen Drafts

Top 7 Podcasts That Were Dormant But Made A Glorious Return In 2020, Either Because People Were Bored, Needed Money During The Pandemic, Or Other Extenuating Circumstances Like A New Taylor Swift Album, For Example

  • 7) The Besties
  • 6) The Relentless Picnic
  • 5) Kinda Neat
  • 4) We Have Concerns
  • 3) Don't Get Me Started
  • 2) Holy Swift
  • 1) Election Profit Makers

Top 10 Podcasts That Aren't On Any Of Those Lists

  • 10) Reply All
  • 9) You Must Remember This
  • 8) The Weeds
  • 7) Fighting In The War Room
  • 6) Do By Friday
  • 5) Doughboys
  • 4) Lovett Or Leave It
  • 3) The Big Picture
  • 2) Reconcilable Differences
  • 1) Blank Check

Top 10 Honorable Mention Movies Of 2020

Palm Springs, Unpregnant, The Vast Of Night, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, On The Rocks, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Tenet, The Sound Of Metal, Da 5 Bloods

Every 2020 Movie I Saw, Ranked

https://letterboxd.com/awhipple/list/2020-ranked/

Top 4 Times I Watched Blackpink: Light Up The Sky on Netflix

  • 4) The third time in two weeks
  • 3) The fourth time, on NYE where it ended literally a minute before midnight
  • 2) The first time
  • 1) The second time in two days

Top 10 Movies I Discovered During Quarantine

  • 10) Polytechnique
  • 9) Inside Man
  • 8) Jaws
  • 7) Red Eye
  • 6) The Town
  • 5) Battle Royale
  • 4) Arrival
  • 3) The Wind Rises
  • 2) Chicago
  • 1) Princess Mononoke

Top 5 2020 Movies I Didn't See But Want To

  • 5) Color Out Of Space
  • 4) The Way Back
  • 3) Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
  • 2) Possessor
  • 1) Shithouse

Top 10 Movies Of 2020

  • 10) Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • 9) Blackpink: Light Up The Sky
  • 8) Mank
  • 7) Babyteeth
  • 6) Wolfwalkers
  • 5) Bad Education
  • 4) Hamilton
  • 3) Lovers Rock
  • 2) Birds Of Prey
  • 1) Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

The SECOND New Taylor Swift Album

Published 12/11/2020

is maybe even better than the last one???


The New Blackpink Album

Published 10/02/2020

is also very good!!


The New Taylor Swift Album

Published 07/27/2020

is really very good.


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