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Oscars 2k19

Published 02/09/2020

Personal Oscars

That time again, let's do some Oscies Picks!!!! First up are my personal picks as if I were able to snap my fingers and make my own nomination slate law.

My personal winner is the one who is bolded.

Supporting Actor

  • Chris Evans (Knives Out)
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  • Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name)

Supporting Actress

  • Billie Lourd (Booksmart)
  • Florence Pugh (Little Women)
  • Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  • Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell)
  • Park So-dam (Parasite)

Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  • Song Kang-ho (Parasite)
  • Eddie Murphey (Dolemite Is My Name)
  • Brad Pitt (Ad Astra)
  • Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

Actress

  • Awkwafina (The Farewell)
  • Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose)
  • Lupita Nyong'o (Us)
  • Florence Pugh (Midsommar)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Note: Yeah that's right DOUBLE PUGH BAYBEEEEEE

Director

  • Ari Aster (Midsommar)
  • Greta Gerwig (Little Women)
  • Rian Johnson (Knives Out)
  • Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
  • Lulu Wang (The Farewell)

Picture

  • Ad Astra
  • Avengers Endgame
  • Booksmart
  • The Farewell
  • Knives Out
  • Little Women
  • Midsommar
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • Ready Or Not

Real Oscars

And now the picks of the real nominees.

Original Screenplay

Should Win: Parasite

Will Win: Parasite

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Little Women

Will Win: Jojo Rabbit

Visual Effects

Should Win: 1917

Will Win: 1917

Sound Mixing

Should Win: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Will Win: 1917

Sound Editing

Should Win: Ford v Ferrari

Will Win: 1917

Live Action Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Brotherhood

Animated Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Hair Love

Production Design:

Should Win: Parasite

Will Win: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Original Song

Should Win: Idk I guess the rocketman song

Will Win: Stand Up (Harriet)

Score

Should Win: Little Women

Will Win: Joker

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Bombshell

Will Win: Bombshell

Foreign Language Film

Should Win: Parasite

Will Win: Parasite

Editing

Should Win: Ford v Ferrari

Will Win: Ford v Ferrari

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Learning To Skateboard In A War Zone

Documentary Feature

Should Win: American Factory

Will Win: American Factory

Director

Should Win: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Will Win: Sam Mendes (1917)

Costume Design

Should Win: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Will Win: Little Women

Cinematography

Should Win: 1917

Will Win: 1917

Animated Feature

Should Win: Klaus

Will Win: Klaus

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Florence Pugh (Little Women)

Will Win: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Will Win: Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Actress

Should Win: Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Will Win: Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Actor

Should Win: Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Best Picture

Should Win: Little Women

Will Win: Parasite


2019 In Lists

Published 12/31/2019

Lists lists lists! Here are things I liked in 2019!!!

Top 7 Books/Plays I Read in 2019 (that weren't all from 2019)

  • 7) The Girls - Emma Cline
  • 6) Trick Mirror - Jia Tolentino
  • 5) Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
  • 4) Grief Is The Thing With Feathers - Max Porter
  • 3) The Wolves - Sarah Delappe
  • 2) How To Do Nothing - Jenny Odell
  • 1) Dead Girls - Alice Bolan (re-read for the billionth time)

Top 6 Plays I Saw in 2019

  • 6) The Winter's Tale (Goodman)
  • 5) The Ferrynman (NYC)
  • 4) Dance Nation (Steppenwolf)
  • 3) An Inspector Calls (CST)
  • 2) Six (CST)
  • 1) Hadestown (NYC)

Top 2 Video Games I Played in 2019

  • 2) Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • 1) Luigi's Mansion 3

(I didn't play many video games this year)

Top 10 TV Shows of 2019

  • 10) The Mandalorion
  • 9) Russian Doll
  • 8) The Politician
  • 7) Are You The One
  • 6) Veronica Mars
  • 5) Chernobyl
  • 4) Fleabag
  • 3) Succession
  • 2) The Bon Appetit Youtube Channel
  • 1) Watchmen

Top 10 Albums of 2019

  • 10) Crush On Me - Sir Babygirl
  • 9) Sayonara Wild Hearts - Linnea Olsson, Jonathan Eng, Daniel Olsén
  • 8) Perfect Love Song - Lisa Prank
  • 7) Norman Fucking Rockwell - Lana Del Rey
  • 6) Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
  • 5) Heard It In A Past Life - Maggie Rogers
  • 4) Lover - Taylor Swift
  • 3) Pang - Caroline Polachek
  • 2) Young Enough - Charly Bliss
  • 1) Hanadriel - HANA

Top 6 Honorable Mention Favorite Movies of 2019

Uncut Gems, Wild Rose, Happy Death Day 2U, The Irishman, Marriage Story, High Flying Bird

Full list of every movie I saw in 2019 ranked

https://letterboxd.com/awhipple/list/2019-ranked/

Top 3 G.O.A.T.-level Florence Pugh Performances of 2019

  • 3) Paige in Fighting With My Family
  • 1) Amy in Little Women (tie)
  • 1) Dani in Midsommar (tie)

Top 10 Movies of 2019

  • 10) The Farewell
  • 9) Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • 8) Knives Out
  • 7) Booksmart
  • 6) Avengers Endgame
  • 5) Ready Or Not
  • 4) Ad Astra
  • 3) Parasite
  • 2) Little Women
  • 1) Midsommar

Top 5 Podcasts That Were New To 2019

  • 5) Business Casual
  • 4) The A24 Podcast
  • 3) The Dropout
  • 2) In Voorhees We Trust
  • 1) The Chernobyl Podcast

Top 10 Podcasts That Were New To Me In 2019

  • 10) The Bill Simmons Podcast
  • 9) You Feel Me?
  • 8) Pivot
  • 7) Little Gold Men
  • 6) The Director's Cut
  • 5) Binge Mode
  • 4) Popcast
  • 3) Bachelor Party
  • 2) Doughboys
  • 1) The Big Picture

Top 10 Podcasts That Aren't In One Of The Other Lists

  • 10) Podcast The Ride
  • 9) The Weeds
  • 8) Fighting In The War Room
  • 7) Bracket
  • 6) Lovett Or Leave It
  • 5) Reconcilable Differences
  • 4) Night Call
  • 3) Holy Swift
  • 2) Do By Friday
  • 1) Blank Check

Oscars 2k18 Update

Published 02/25/2019

Oscars bad.


Oscars 2k18

Published 02/24/2019

Personal Oscars

If I were the capricious god that could pick the nominees and winners of the Oscars, these would be the ones that would be my picks!!

My personal winner is the one who is bolded.

Supporting Actor

  • Sam Eliot (A Star Is Born)
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)
  • Jesse Plemons (Game Night)
  • Anton Yelchin (Thoroughbreds)

Supporting Actress

  • Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)
  • Mia Goth (Suspiria)
  • Blake Lively (A Simple Favor)
  • Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians)

Note: Anne Hathaway in Ocean's 8 is my number 6.

Actor

  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  • Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)
  • Ryan Gosling (First Man)
  • Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)
  • Robert Redford (The Old Man And The Gun)

Actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
  • Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
  • Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline)
  • Dakota Johnson (Suspiria)
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Note: To think we're in a world where I give neither Dakota Johnson nor Emma Stone a fake Oscar. This is the degree to which Helena Howard rules.

Note 2: Rachel McAdams in Game Night is my VERY VERY CLOSE number 6.

Director

  • Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  • Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline)
  • Coralie Fargeat (Revenge)
  • Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria)

Picture

  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • Revenge
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
  • Support The Girls
  • Suspiria
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Widows

Real Oscars

Because the universe is cruel and we don't live in the world where I get to capriciously and unilaterally pick the awards, here are my picks within the world of what actually got nominated.

Original Screenplay

Should Win: The Favourite

Will Win: The Favourite

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Will Win: BlackKklansmen

Visual Effects

Should Win: First Man

Will Win: Avengers Infinity War

Sound Mixing

Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Live Action Short

Should Win: Idk, didn't see any

Will Win: Margeurite

Animated Short

Should Win: I guess Bao by default, but I didn't see any others

Will Win: Bao

Production Design:

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: The Favourite

Original Song

Should Win: Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Will Win: Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Score

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Vice

Will Win: Vice

Foreign Language Film

Should Win: Cold War (though I never got around to watching Shoplifters so maybe that would change)

Will Win: Roma

Editing

Should Win: BlackKklansmen

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: A Night At The Garden

Documentary Feature

Should Win: Minding The Gap

Will Win: RBG

Director

Should Win: Spike Lee (BlackKklansmen)

Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Costume Design

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: Black Panther

Cinematography

Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Roma

Animated Feature

Should Win: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Will Win: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Emma Stone (The Favourite) ((I haven't seen Beale Street yet so maybe that would change my pick))

Will Win: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Will Win: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Actress

Should Win: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Will Win: Glenn Close (The Wife)

Actor

Should Win: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Will Win: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best Picture

Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Roma


My Top 5 Opening Numbers

Published 02/07/2019

Of note I can't fairly count "This Is Halloween" because it's purely from a movie musical with no real stage equivalent.

5: "Omigod You Guys" from Legally Blonde

4: "Belle" from Beauty And The Beast (I don't count the prologue.)

3: "Willkkommen" from Cabaret

2: "In The Heights" from In The Heights

1: "Bikini Bottom Day" from Spongebob Squarepants


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