You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Oscar Report 2005

Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:13pm

Post 1 of 15

Simon K Jones

Force: 27955 | Joined: 1st Jan 2002 | Posts: 11683

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User

FXhome Team Member

Rating: +1

In other news, last night saw the 77th Academy Awards play to a theatre full of Hollywood back-slappers, although Chris Rock did his best to undermine the usual pomposity of the event with some cheekily-placed jibes at the very establishment he was there to celebrate.

The big question on everybody’s lips, however, is how the actual winners tallied up to FXhome’s own polls, which opened a month ago and have been taking in votes ever since.

Best Film
FXhome vote - Finding Neverland
Oscar goes to...Million Dollar Baby


The Academy disagreed strongly with the FXhome crowd for the big award. Million Dollar Baby only garnered 8% of the vote here, but ran away with it at the ceremony. FXhomers far preferred the biopics, with the moving, whimsical Finding Neverland just beating musical legend Ray.

The Aviator came a solid third, which could be considered slightly surprising given its high profile. Even Sideways scored higher than Million Dollar Baby, though - good to see FXhome voting for the little guys and not just going with the flow.

Best Director
FXhome vote – Clint Eastwood
Oscar goes to…Clint Eastwood


The Academy agreed with FXhome, continuing its thirty year disregard of Martin Scorsese, instead giving the Oscar to good old Clint Eastwood.

Few would argue that The Aviator is Scorsese’s best film, but it was nevertheless his best shot at the gong in years. Then again, they didn’t acknowledge him for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull or Goodfellas, so perhaps nothing can make them see the light?

It was an incredibly tight draw at FXhome, with only a handful of votes separating the top places, with Taylor Hackford coming in at fourth. Poor Mike Leigh didn't get a single vote, but this could be more due to the narrow release of Vera Drake rather than anything else.

Best Effects
FXhome vote - I, Robot
Oscar goes to...Spider-Man 2


Debate raged back and forth on this one. While Harry Potter soon found himself unexpectedly disregarded in a low third place, Sonny and Spidey fought it out in an epic struggle that ended with I, Robot drawing ahead at the last minute to get a comfortable 9-vote lead.

All three of the films had their fair share of cutting edge and mediocre effects, making it a particularly difficult decision. As John Dykstra said in his acceptance speech, "Boy, am I glad there wasn't a fourth episode of The Lord of the Rings!"

Best Cinematography
FXhome vote - The Passion of the Christ
Oscar goes to...The Aviator


Another incredibly tough category, with all the nominated films featuring their own unique and brilliant visuals. The FXhome vote was surprisingly deccisive, going straight for Gibbo's Bible epic, while the Oscar went for the more obvious choice of The Aviator.

Best Film Editing
FXhome vote - Collateral
Oscar goes to...The Aviator


With the low-end votes evenly spread between The Aviator, Finding Neverland and Ray, the FXhome vote went firmly with Collateral, garnering a massive 56% of the vote. The Academy, on the other hand, preferred The Aviator's decade-spanning yarn to Michael Mann's tightly woven night-time thriller.


That's it, folks, over again for another year. Let us know what you think of the results, both those above and the other categories!

Last edited Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:15pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:15pm

Post 2 of 15

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

what a bleh oscars that was. the incredibles won, and charlie kaufman's speech was great. that's about it.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:18pm

Post 3 of 15

TimmyD

Force: 2646 | Joined: 18th Feb 2004 | Posts: 2507

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Bah, it was crummy. It was nice that MDB won though.... smile
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:18pm

Post 4 of 15

AndrewtheActorMan

Force: 1859 | Joined: 31st May 2003 | Posts: 1477

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

It's a bit irritating that everything (it seemed like for a while at the start of the oscars) that the Aviator was in it won. Kinda ennoying.

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:20pm

Post 5 of 15

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

Sideways was the only movie nominated for anything that I really liked. all the year's best were kind of ignored. Life Aquatic, I Heart Huckabees, and Garden State were boned.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:30pm

Post 6 of 15

ssjaaron

Force: 1545 | Joined: 11th Jan 2003 | Posts: 1115

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

i love the academy awards, but i was so mad about the aviator, it was the biggest disapointment, and it seems like hollywood is trying to make it a classic movie when really it was just plain dumb.
but besides that i loved the academy awards, very intertaining and fun to watch. probebly the best movies that came out this year where, collateral, Incredibles,spiderman 2, and i never got to see million dollar baby but i heard it was great and of course it is. clint eastwood, common you cant go wrong with him.

Last edited Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:32pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:31pm

Post 7 of 15

Mellifluous

Force: 5604 | Joined: 6th Oct 2002 | Posts: 3782

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Damn, you edited it. I was just about to predict "The Dangerous Secret of Daniel Crisp" as the winner of Best Film 2006.

I was disappointed by the Oscars. The fact that I couldn't actually see them was annoying. Stupid Sky & their premium package. Why couldn't it have been on Sky One? Gah.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:31pm

Post 8 of 15

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

i USED to love the academy, but my distaste for them grows more and more each year.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 9:33pm

Post 9 of 15

Serpent

Force: 5426 | Joined: 26th Dec 2003 | Posts: 6515

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Well, that was a very boring Oscars. I was excited for the VFX thing, and animated film I guess. Cinematography and editing yes, but I kind of wanted Collateral to win at editing. Cinematograohy I didn't care who won, but I was excited to see who did win. Mike Myers had a fnny comment, Adam Sandler's whole thing was kind of funny, but Chris Rock was great. All in all a bad Oscars because all of the films I liked were only nominated for VFX and animated films. (Oh, and editing.) Kinda boring though, I was hoping for more but didn't expect much less. I was more dissapointed that they didn't show Desperat Housewives last night during the Oscars. smile
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 12:04am

Post 10 of 15

boffa86

Force: 890 | Joined: 18th Jun 2003 | Posts: 641

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Aviator my ass! unsure
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 3:57am

Post 11 of 15

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

boffa86 wrote:

Aviator my ass! unsure
Fer reelz.

I quite enjoyed the oscars (as, I always do). Nearly everybody I was pulling for, and truly thought should win, did. Still, I am a bit undecided as to whether I thought "Ray" or "$1,000,000 baby" was the better of two great achievments. I felt that "Ray"s story prgression was somewhat slow, and dismal, and clouded and inunderstandable at points. Whereas, "Baby" had a few irresolved problems that never seemed to come to a happy medium in the end. (Kinda like the ending of "Mystic River") Overall, though, I thought it was a great year for great (Oscar-worthy/winning) movies. I never did see the Aviator, and I havent the slightest idea why. It looks somewhat like Seabiscuit for some reason, which I liked. Hmmm.... gonna have to see it, I guess. (Poor, poor, Scorcese, just cant get a break)

C'mon, for those of you who didnt enjoy it, you have to admit, this years movies were better than previous ones. I mean, come on, CHICAGO won best picture a couple years ago.
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 3:58am

Post 12 of 15

MovieGuy334

Force: 560 | Joined: 18th May 2003 | Posts: 172

EffectsLab Lite User MacOS User

Gold Member

The Oscars are so political
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 4:00am

Post 13 of 15

Waser

Force: 4731 | Joined: 7th Sep 2003 | Posts: 3111

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

SuperUser

MovieGuy334 wrote:

The Oscars are so political
every day there is more and more reason we should adopt a "sarcastic +1"
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 7:00am

Post 14 of 15

Andreas

Force: 4943 | Joined: 9th Apr 2002 | Posts: 2657

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User MuzzlePlug User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

I thought it would be pretty wicked for me to post my Oscar Speach report thingy and thoughts I wrote down during it:

#Art Direction
The Aviator - Dante Ferretti, Francesca LoSchiavo.

Funny accent, gave Scoresese som credit.
But pretty plain and not anything unexpected

Right that won? Don't ask me!

Spech: 5/10

<hr>

#Suporting Actor
Million Dollar Baby - Morgan Freeman

Freeman rocks..
Thanked everybody and Clint. "This was a labour of love"
I liked it, short simple touching.

Haven't seen the movie, but I would've loved to see Thomas H.D. in Sideways.

Spech: 7/10

<hr>

#Animated Features
The Incredibles - Brad Bird

thanks, anda, thanks anda, thanks anda.. thanks for that speach.

Ive just seen Shrek2, and didn't enjoy it as much as the first one.
Pixar does great stuff, so I belive they deserved it.

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Make-up
Lemony Slickets (or whatever its called)

A couple of good jokes! Nice!

Why for the love of god dosen't Passion of the Christ get anything?

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Coustume Design
The Avaitor - Sandy Powell.
(Great live CG! WOW!)

Speak up, and speak about something intresting, half the world is watching!

The more fantasy, the better! So Avaitor didn't get my vote, nor Neverland or Ray, not even Lemony..But Troy actully.

Spech: 3/10

<hr>

#Suporting Female
The Avaitor - Cate Blanchett.

Nervous, they should be! She's in a hurry!
Great last words!

I found Sideways to be the best movie of 04 with Garden State, but Virginia Madsen didn't get my vote.
Nathalie Portman for Closer, which is the best female actor ever!

Spech: 5/10

<hr>

#Documentery
Born in to something?

Wow, they thanked HBO!

Never heard of it, dont know much about docys.

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Film Editor
The Avaitor - Thelma ...

meh.

Spech: 4/10 (again)

<hr>

#Adapted Sceenplay
Sideways - Alexander Payne..


First off, love that Adam Sandler makes his classic jokes as the presenter...
and Yes, fuckyeah they won. I salute you guys.

Speach was pretty great, and he ends it with, "See you Later"
Spech: 6/10

<hr>

#Visual Effects
Spiderman - Bunch of guys.

The only category i've seen all the nominations. For me, it was Spiderman or I,Robot.
Spiderman did deserved it.

A bit to long chatting, a couple of classic jokes about other flicks, and a bunch of thanks.

Spech: 5/10

<hr>

Lifetime Achivement

Congratulations!

<hr>

#Best Live Action Short
Wasp - Andrea Anrold

I haven't seen,heard,spoken about any of theese.
She haven't given any speachs before, you could hear that!

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Animated Shortfilm

Liked the speach, fast intense, good, GOOOOOD!

Spech: 6/10

<hr>

Cinematography
The Aviator - Robert Richardsson

A good speach about his mom, i don't blame that!
I should actully be really intrested in this category. But honestly, I have seen to little this year to comment on things
like this. I cought myself watching Mission Impossible 2 yesterday, and John Woo has a really unique style afterall.
What did that have anything to do with.. anything?

Spech: 5/10

<hr>

Sound Mixing
Ray - Bunch of guys

Blah blah blah.

Spech: 2.5/10

<hr>

Sound Editing
The Incredibles

Same guys from Finding Nemo.
I love how they didn't even finish the speach until the music started.
Pretty random speach.

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Documentry Short
Mighty Times

As said before, Im not into Docys. Haven't seen anyone of theese, and the one who gets it hopefully deserves it as much as I
Deserv a Hamburger right now!

Jesus, this guy speaks in slowmotion.

Spech: 4/10

<hr>

#Original Score
Finding Neverland

John Williams is forever and ever a great composer, I which I would have heard Finding Neverland, have to catch it at
the Cinema when it arrives.

Spech: 5/10

<hr>

Goodnight from me! 0540!
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 7:03am

Post 15 of 15

MovieGuy334

Force: 560 | Joined: 18th May 2003 | Posts: 172

EffectsLab Lite User MacOS User

Gold Member

Sean Penn is such a jerk. He has no sense of humor. I mean come on, Chris Rock is a comedian, of course he's going to poke fun at people. It's not like they are going to take it serious.