Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards RESULTS!

Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards RESULTS!

A Blog Other Cr*p

So it’s that time again… the 2020 version of the Academy Awards are on us!  And as it traditional here is my list of predictions with the actual results from the 2020 Awards!

Reminder: I’ve picked the films I think WILL Win and that I think SHOULD Win! (WILL win’s count only for predictions, blanks indicate I’ve not seen enough films to decide who Should Win!)

So how did I do?  Find out below! 

 


Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
1917 – Will Win
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Should Win
Parasite
Joker

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917 – Will Win
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho – Should Win

 

Leading Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy – Will Win

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – Will AND Should Win! 
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

 

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women – Will Win! 
Margot Robbie, Bombshell – Should Win

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Win AND Should Win! 

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out – Should Win
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Will Win 
Parasite

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Will AND Should Win 
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window – Will Win (Guess!) 
Saria
A Sister

 

Animated Short Film

Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable – Will Win (Guess!) 
Sister

Original Score

Joker – Will Win and Should Win! 
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Best International Feature Film Award

Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite – Will and Should Win!

 

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917 – Will and Should Win
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

 

Costume Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit – Will Win
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Should Win

Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman – Will Win (Guess!) 
Walk Run Cha-Cha

 

Documentary Feature

American Factory – Win Will AND Should Win 
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Achievements in Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodWill And Should Win
Parasite

Achievements in Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Will Win And Should Win
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

 

Achievements in Cinematography

The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917 – Will Win AND Should Win! 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Achievements in Visual Effects

1917 – Will Win
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman – Should Win! 
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Achievements in Make-up and Hairstyling

Bombshell – Will Win
Joker – Should Win
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Will Win AND Should Win
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

 

Best Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story – Will Win
I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman – Should Win
I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough
Into the Unknown, Frozen II
Stand Up, Harriet

Total:  14/24

 


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Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk…  The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards!

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

On this episode of the podcast we deliver The 2nd Annual Boyask Awards for Achievement in Action Cinema.  Yes once again we are going where the Academy Awards, BAFTA’s, Globes and MANY other award shows still refuse to0…

As before Categories include: Best Blockbuster Film, Best DTV Film, Best Action Sequence, Best Fight Scene, Best Stunt, Standout action performer, ‘Holy Shit’ moment of the year, Comeback of The Year and our picks to join Loren Janes & Tom Cruise in the Ross And Phil Action Hall Of Fame.

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Films Discussed: Rambo: Last Blood, 6 Underground, Angel has Fallen, Avengement, Avengers: Endgame, John Wick 3, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Happy Death Day 2U, Shazaam, My Name Is Dolemite, Joker, Triple Threat, Vic Armstrong, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, Dolemite Is My Name

For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

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Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards Predictions!

Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards Predictions!

A Blog

So it’s that time again… the 2020 version of the Academy Awards are on us!  And as it traditional here is my list of predictions – no doubt missing the mark by a country mile as usual.

I’ve picked the films I think WILL Win and that I think SHOULD Win! (WILL win’s count only for predictions, blanks indicate I’ve not seen enough films to decide who Should Win!)

Starting at the top…


Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
1917 – Will Win
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Should Win
Parasite
Joker

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917 – Will Win
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho – Should Win

 

Leading Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy – Will Win

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – Will AND Should Win! 
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women – Will Win! 
Margot Robbie, Bombshell – Should Win

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Win AND Should Win! 

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out – Should Win
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Will Win 
Parasite

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Will AND Should Win 
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window – Will Win (Guess!) 
Saria
A Sister

 

Animated Short Film

Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable – Will Win (Guess!) 
Sister

Original Score

Joker – Will Win and Should Win! 
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Best International Feature Film Award

Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite – Will and Should Win!

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917 – Will and Should Win
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

 

Costume Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit – Will Win
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Should Win

Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman – Will Win (Guess!) 
Walk Run Cha-Cha

 

Documentary Feature

American Factory – Win Will AND Should Win 
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Achievements in Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodWill And Should Win
Parasite

Achievements in Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Will Win And Should Win
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

 

Achievements in Cinematography

The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917 – Will Win AND Should Win! 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Achievements in Visual Effects

1917 – Will Win
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman – Should Win! 
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Achievements in Make-up and Hairstyling

Bombshell – Will Win
Joker – Should Win
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Will Win AND Should Win
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story – Will Win
I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman – Should Win
I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough
Into the Unknown, Frozen II
Stand Up, Harriet

 How did I do?  Check back on Monday 10th Feb! 

 


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The Addams Family (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Addams Family (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Addams Family isn’t perfect but it certainly tries hard and, whilst every joke doesn’t land, just enough do to make this a pretty diverting and often fun 90 minutes.  A great voice cast (Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bette Midler & Finn Wolfhard) with some witty Tim Burton/ Laika inspired animation help the film along and for sure I was never bored, even if the film does little better or different than the original live action movies.  So a fun distraction for sure but hardly essential viewing.

Best Bit: School.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Addams Family (1991), The Addams Family Values, Beetlejuice 

 


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Ford V Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66) – A Quick Capsule Review

Ford V Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Le Mans ’66 tells the story of the battle between Ford & Ferrari for dominance at the famed race event in the 60’s.  Well actually that’s not right because really it’s the battle between Shelby and Ford that sits at the heart of this true life tale. It’s a great story – full of twists, turns and surprises.  It’s also a damn good film as well, with director James Mangold once again delivering a tense (but never over the top) film that allows Damon and Bale to really shine.  Once you get past Bale’s accent. For a film closer to there hours than two it flies by and the racing is everything you ant it to be. Had I seen this in 2020 it would have hit my best of teh year list for sure.

Best Bit: Le Mans

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Senna, Rush, Le Mans

 


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Black and Blue (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Black and Blue (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Black and Blue has a great idea at it’s core (rookie on the run from a web of corrupt narcs and beat cops) but it’s so unexciting and baffling at times that you kinda wonder if they set out to make a deeply average film.  It starts with Naomie Harris who is sadly miscast as the ex-small time street criminal, ex-army veteran now rookie cop – as much as she tries (and she really does) you just never buy into her back story.   And when you are up against someone with the intensity of Frank Grillo you are going to struggle.  Beyond that the action is slow, the story makes no sense (just call IA/Your Captain/The Press/ANYONE) and you start to see the challenge.  It’s far from terrible but it’s also far from engaging.

Best Bit: Grillo. Always Grillo

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Rampart, Training Day, The Departed

 


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Burn (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Burn (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Burn is an odd little independent thriller set in and around a service station in rural America.   And for sure whilst it’s pretty conventional (robber turns up at a nightshift), it does manage to throw in a few twists and turns… all held together by an excellent central performance by Tilda Cobham-Hervey.  Okay so it’s little new and if you grew up watching 90’s films you’ve for sure seen this before.  But it zipped by, never outstaying it’s welcome and has some nice tight direction from relative newcomer Mile Gan.

Best Bit:Tilda Cobham-Hervey is super convincing

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Sweetheart, Slither, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn

 


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The Informer (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Informer (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Informer has a good central idea but kinda looses it as the film goes on, very much failing to become the sum of its very impressive parts – not least a cast that includes Ana de Armas, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman & Clive Owen.  It’s not bad – the film is tense, smart, well made and violent when it needs to be, but overall it throws in so many story turns that by the end you’re not quite sure what the film was trying to achieve. So for sure it passes the time well but I get the feeling theirs a far better film to be made here.

Best Bit: Undercover

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: A Simple Plan, The Departed, Edge of Darkness

 


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Dolemite Is My Name (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Dolemite Is My Name (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s been a while but after nearly 20+ years without making an essential film, Eddie Murphy makes the come back of come backs with a truly standout performance in the excellent Dolemite Is My Name.  Telling the true to life (ish) story of Rudy Ray Moore, Murphy is back at his sweary best but never forgets to make his subject someone you really care about.  Honestly this is probably his best performance since Coming To America and he’s obviously relishing every second. The film? Equally excellent and for sure one of 2019’s best films.

Best Bit: Eddie Murphy

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

If You Liked this Try: Coming To America, Dolemite, Coffy 

 


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The Game Changers (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Game Changers (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Game Changers takes a deep dive into plant based lifestyles (Vegan but without using the term), specifically around the impact on high level athletes, from running to MMA and pretty much everything in between.  For the most part it’s super compelling stuff. So much so you walk away seriously considering the lifestyle choices you’ve made.  That said it’s a very one sided view and balance should be sought. Produced by Jackie Chan (no really) and even featuring the Governator himself, it’s a must watch and for once manages to be (mostly) unpreachy in it’s delivery.

Best Bit: Arnie!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

If You Liked this Try: What the Health, Fyre, Supersize Me

 


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