Priorities. Everything is a matter of priorities. The same goes for Award Shows. The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning. As exciting as that is to see what was nominated and who was snubbed, they got one thing right. They waited until AFTER we presented our GVN awards. As I said, PRIORITIES! It was most important to get the main course out of the way before dessert.

Let’s pretend I am not exaggerating our importance here. But whose opinions are more important? A bunch of stuffy film critics, or the fans who actually watch and support these films. One more thing. As would be expected, our followers preferences might be a little different from the mainstream. But not as much as you might think. So that being said, how did we do compare to the Academy? So let’s take a look.

GVN Best Picture Nominees:

1) Joker

2) 1917

3) Ford vs. Ferrari

4) Parasite

5) Avengers End Game

Oscar Best Picture Nominations:

1) Joker

2) 1917

3) Parasite

4) Once Upon a time in Hollywood

5) The Irishman

6) Little Woman

7) Jojo Rabbit

8) Marriage Story

9) Ford vs. Ferrari

So 4 of our 5 made the cut. Not bad. If you listen to the podcast, we discussed Once Upon a time in Hollywood as a possibility and Jojo Rabbit. Our dilemma was to pair down the nominees. If you listened to our results Podcast ( and you should), it took every bit of the two hours to cover everything. And that was AFTER eliminating some of the nominees.

GVN Best Director Nominations:

1) Sam Mendez – 1917

2) Alma Har’el – Honey Boy

3) Marielle Heller – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

4) Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

5) Todd Phillips – The Joker

Oscar Best Director Nominations:

1) Quintin Tarentino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2) Sam Mendez – 1917

3) Todd Phillips – Joker

4) Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

5)  Bong joon-ho – Parasite

We had three of five. Not bad at all. On a positive note, we didn’t shut the great women directors out of the running. It is a surprise that at least one didn’t make the cut. Doesn’t change the fact that they made quality films that were Oscar Worthy. At least WE thought so.

GVN Best Actor Nominations:

1) Joaquin Phoenix – The Joker

2) Adam Driver – Marriage Story

3) Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

4) Paul Walter Hauser – Richard Jewell

5) Robert DeNiro – The Irishman

Oscar Best Actor Nominations:

1) Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

2) Joachin Phoenix – Joker

3) Adam Driver – Marriage Story

4) Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

5) Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

So we got two of the nominations on this one. Although if you ask, many would say that Adam Sandler was a snub and should have been nominated. Don’t worry Adam, we had you.

GVN Best Actress Nominations:

1) Charlize Theron – Bombshell

2) Renee Zellweger – Judy

3) Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

4) Lupita Nyong’o – Us

5) Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Oscar Best Actress Nominations:

1) Charlize Theron – Bombshell

2) Renee Zellweger – Judy

3) Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

4) Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

5) Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

We had this one pretty much nailed. The only discrepancy is ours had Lupita Nyong’o‘s performance in Us as opposed to Saoirse Ronan in Little Women.

GVN Best Supporting Actress:

1) Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

2) Margot Robbie – Bombshell

3) Scarlett Johansson – JoJo Rabbit

4) Florence Pugh – Little Women

5) Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Oscar Best Supporting Actress:

1) Scarlett Johansson – JoJo Rabbit

2) Florence Pugh – Little Women

3) Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

4) Margot Robbie – Bombshell

5) Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Three out of five again. We are a model of consistency. Probably not surprised that the Academy limited Bombshell to the one supporting actress nominee. However, we are not bound by such limitations. As always, we do us.

GVN Best Supporting Actor Nominations:

1) Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

2) Jon Bernthal – Ford vs. Ferrari

3) Shia LaBeouf – Honey Boy

4) Joe Pesci – The Irishman

5) Al Pacino – The Irishman

Oscar Best Supporting Actor Nominations:

1) Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

2) Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

3) Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

4) Joe Pesci – The Irishman

5) Al Pacino – The Irishman

Our consistency continues with another three out of five. We missed out on the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood train but we did consider it. Darn those space limitations.

GVN Best VFX Nominations:

1) Alita Battle Angel

2) Avengers End Game

3) 1917

4) Godzilla King of Monsters

5) Ad Astra

Oscar Best VFX Nominations:

1) Avengers End Game

2) 1917

3) The Lion King

Eneba Many GEOs

4) The Irishman

5) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Only two on this one. But, as for most things, there are debatable choices here. I can understand Star Wars. If nothing else because it IS Star Wars. But I was not that impressed with The Irishman’s age altering software. It was just the same thing Marvel has used to cranked up. A good Photoshop filter does the same thing. For this one I believe we got it right with Alita. Not that I am biased or anything about OUR opinions.

In Conclusion:

So there you have it. As a whole we were pretty much in tune with the Academy on many of the choices. Now did we get some wrong? Perhaps, but as we all know, our opinion is OUR OPINION. And that’s what we here at GeekVibesNation thrive on. So go ahead and discuss, debate, maybe even argue the Oscar nominations. It’s ok. It’s what we do. And thanks once again for everyone’s participation in the 2019 GVN Awards. We’ll see you here again for them at this time next year. 🖖🏻

 

 

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