Schlagwort: Predictions

3. März 2014 / / Oscars

Such a fantastic race! Tonight was the night the first Science Fiction movie won Best Director while 12 Years a Slave still got some great recognition by winning Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). The race (aside from some questionable choices in Documentary and Foreign Language Film but that always happens in those categories) was just a joy to watch with Gravity getting more recongition that I could have ever hoped for back when I watched Cuarón’s masterpiece for the first time.
Dallas Buyers Club scored big with three wins for Make Up, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey.
The big surprise winner is Spike Jonze for original screenplay (Her) and American Hustle turned out to be the big loser with 0/10.

Personal Scores:

Flipthetruck’s score: 18/21 (not counting shorts)
Existential Coffee’s score: 20/21 (not counting shorts)

Number of wins by movies:

  • Gravity: 7 Wins (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Director)
  • Dallas Buyers Club: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actor, Make Up, Best Actor)
  • 12 Years a Slave: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, 12 Years a Slave)
  • Frozen: 2 Wins (Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song)
  • The Great Gatsby: 2 Wins (Best Costume Design, Best Production Design)
  • Blue Jasmine: 1 Win (Blue Jasmine)
  • The Great Beauty: 1 Win (Best Foreign Language Film)
  • 20 Feet from Stardom: 1 Win (Best Documentary)
  • Mr. Hublot: 1 Win (Best Animated Short)
  • Helium: 1 Win (Best Short Film Live Action)
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life: 1 Win (Best Documentary Short)

For the full list hit the jump.

2. März 2014 / / Oscars


It’s Oscar time again!
The Super Bowl for movie fans is upon us!

And no Oscar race would be complete without our annual predictions.

And this year is going to be one of the best races in recent Oscar history. Very rarely does the Academy have a lineup full of really great talents and movies that will truly stay with us for a long time (anyone remember Benjamin Button? Yeah, me neither).

The list ranges from

  • 12 Years a Slave – an intense experience which never turns into the standard Oscar movie about slavery
  • Gravity – a movie showing the beautiful union of gripping storytelling and technical spectacle
  • Nebraska (review yet to come) – a very intimate story about what we truly know about our parents and why we should/shouldn’t trust people
  • American Hustle – a flashy, fun comedy lead by an ensemble cast of top notch actors enjoying every moment of the ride
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – a divisive piece of entertainment which is much complex and layered than many of the critics have made it out to be

And those are just the five nominees who also have a nomination for Best Director. On top of that are so much more brilliant pieces it is actually spooky. I have yet to catch up on Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club but I highly doubt that they will be The Reader or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close of 2014 – meaning the movie you keep wondering why it was nominated at all.

But now to our tips. As with the last years I sat down with Existential Coffee and we compiled our list for winners. If we disagreed about one category my predictions will be in blue and Existential Coffee’s in red.

24. Februar 2013 / / Analysen

Tonight’s the night! And it will be a wild and unpredictable night!
Tonight the Oscar goes to….?
As with last year I have sat down with ExistentialCoffee to pin down our votes for the evening. If we agreed on one tip it will be listed as our prediction Will Win whereas different colors for Flipthetruck and ExistentialCoffee will. Should have been there and Should Win categories are added for fun whereas Could Win categories mark the one’s which might take home the gold.
Please note that I am notoriously bad at predictions and while this article might sound very confident (and probably full of itself/pretentious) I am taking a stab in the dark many times (director, supporting actor, original screenplay mainly) – the percentage at the side is just how sure we feel about this guess so don’t take them as laws of nature. This year has been a crazy race especially due to the omission of Ben Affleck and it will be a fun evening, I am sure.

If you are interested in continuous self-indulgent whining by flipthetruck you can follow my reactions on twitter.

So, it is only a few hours before the show begins and I am ready!