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 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I long gave up showing much interest in them and I can't watch the actual show (I'm not into smug-fest shindigs). I used to care about the best music bit, but somewhere between 'Round Midnight winning for some classic jazz tracks, Anne Dudley winning one for all those pop songs in The Full Monty, beating Anastasia to boot (nothing against her otherwise, she's a fine composer and has written some great scores) and Gustavo winning two in a minute (the second one which wouldn't have qualified now), I realised the whole thing is a joke.
They've also become terribly predictable.
This year, it's most likely John Williams will get nommed for The Book Thief (assuming the film doesn't get panned and tank), Alex Desplat will also get a nom for something, ditto Thomas Newman (probably that Tom Hanks/Walt Disney film) and maybe Hans Zimmer. Steve Price could nab one for Gravity (based on the hype) and likewise Henry Jackman for Cap't Phillips.
Agree?
Disagree?
Care?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

my two cents:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Thomas Newman for "Saving mr. Banks"
Hans Zimmer for "12 years a Slave"

Alternative: Danny Elfman for "American Hustle"

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

my two cents:

John Williams for "The Book Thief"
Steven Price for "Gravity"
Randy Newman for "Monsters University"
Thomas Newman for "Saving mr. Banks"
Hans Zimmer for "12 years a Slave"


The hilarity in this very reasonable line-up being that Price would bag this one in a second. Because of reasons.

I once had written an analysis of the Score Oscars from 1990 to, I think, 2008 and how they can be categorised. I'll see if I can find that somewhere.

CK

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Since most studios don't release their serious contenders until the end of the year it is too soon to have serious guesses.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Seems like whatever or something Williams, Desplat and Zimmer do in a given year will get a nom.

I think if Williams farted and burped into a wind machine and set it to a lovely tune, the academy would nom it. And probably deservedly so. Ha Ha. It's a joke. Johnny W never farted in his life.

Anyway, it's early.

Perhaps Gustavo can still sneak one in.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I think if Williams farted and burped into a wind machine and set it to a lovely tune, the academy would nom it.

Isn't there an interview with Williams from 40 years or so ago in which J-Will admires Stomu Yamashta for doing essentially that in the scores for "The Devils" and Williams' own "Images"? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

There is one sure thing, aside from making a lovely paper weight the Oscar is irrelevant.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I don't know.

I was a nurse for a dying patient here in San Diego a few years ago. The family let me set up my computer in his office. High up on a shelf were, not one, but 2 Oscars. His daughter said they'd been awarded to my patient's stepfather, Pete Smith, for comedy short subjects. Apparently, Smith actually won 4 Oscars, but the other 2 were with other relatives. Interestingly, she let me have one of those Oscars, from 1940, the year Best Picture was won by HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (over such others as CITIZEN KANE, by the way), and, every now and then, I'd hold it and say, softly, "I just want to thank the Academy..." Funny.

Those things are heavy. At least, the one from 1940 was....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I don't know.

I was a nurse for a dying patient here in San Diego a few years ago. The family let me set up my computer in his office. High up on a shelf were, not one, but 2 Oscars. His daughter said they'd been awarded to my patient's stepfather, Pete Smith, for comedy short subjects. Apparently, Smith actually won 4 Oscars, but the other 2 were with other relatives. Interestingly, she let me have one of those Oscars, from 1940, the year Best Picture was won by HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (over such others as CITIZEN KANE, by the way), and, every now and then, I'd hold it and say, softly, "I just want to thank the Academy..." Funny.

Those things are heavy. At least, the one from 1940 was....


John, your personal story is actually a much better one that just winning the Oscar itself.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Roque Banos' Evil Dead.


As if...but one can dream.

 
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