I know that you Oscar voters get suckered in for Best Picture but Best Original Screenplay? Really?

The 91st annual Academy Awards, for the film year 2018.  The nominations were announced on 22 January 2019 and the awards were held on 24 February 2019.

Best Picture:  Green Book

  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • BlackKklansman
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Green Book
  • Vice

Most Surprising Omission:  If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Eligible Film Not Nominated:  First Man

Rank (out of 91) Among Best Picture Years:  #30 (more…)

There isn’t a shot with all three of them in it and it didn’t seem right to leave one of them out. The best, wittiest and most hilarious film of what was actually a great year for films.

My Top 20

  1. The Favourite
  2. First Man
  3. Roma
  4. If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. A Star is Born
  6. BlackKklansman
  7. Cold War
  8. Black Panther
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Mary Poppins Returns
  11. Avengers: Infinity War
  12. Incredibles 2
  13. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  14. Capernaum
  15. A Quiet Place
  16. Stan & Ollie
  17. Shoplifters
  18. Paddington 2
  19. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  20. The Other Side of the Wind

This is the best Top 5 in five years but it’s the best Top 6 since 2006.  In fact, BlackKklansman is the best #6 film since 2005 and one of the best ever.  It’s the best Top 10 since 2007. (more…)