The BPs Nominations!

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  1. andyluvsfilms says:

    I know we cant all watch everything but if you had had the opportunity to see the Oscar nominated doc The Crash Reel, i’m sure it would have made your list. It’s wonderful.
    In its stead, my vote would go for Stories We Tell.

    Anyhoozles, i look forward to my invitation to the red carpet event.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I saw The Crash Reel. I agree that it was good but it’s not better than the ones on this list. Well, I didn’t see Stories We Tell but it’s not better than the others.

      – David

  2. Scott M says:

    Nice, respectable list. Cool to see Amy Seimetz get some much deserved attention for Upstream Color, and really loving the Best Cameo category (win will almost certainly go to McConaughey there, although F. Murray Abraham was also great).

    I didn’t really like Gravity or Wolf of Wall Street that much, but if movies I don’t like are going to get a lot of awards attention, at least they are made by directors I love.

  3. Beth says:

    This is such an excellent list!

  4. Eric says:

    Solid list! I like that you singled out great work in otherwise not-quite-awards-worthy films– Emma Watson in The Bling Ring and Lubezski’s work in To the Wonder. Amy Seimetz is also amazing and I personally would nominate that movie for editing, cinematography and, wait, did you forget about music?

    Some other personal picks…

    Side Effects for a number of things
    Quite a few of the performances in Mud
    Short Term 12 for cinematography
    The Bling Ring for cinematography
    Like Someone in Love for cinematography
    Ain’t Them Bodies Saints for cinematography and for title that most resembles that of a swing revival band.

    And the cameo and stunts category are neat, would love to see more “alternative” categories.

  5. Franco says:

    Were foreign films Ineligible for best picture?

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      They were not. A few people nominated films like THE GREAT BEAUTY and BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR in the Best Picture category, but not enough for it to make a difference.

    • Aaron says:

      I don’t know about other nominators, but for me personally, most foreign films register as a 2012 release. I look at world-wide theatrical release date. The only consideration I gave for foreign films that premiered in 2012 was for the “Best Foreign Film,” as long as it premiered in the US in 2013. Because of that, I included THE ACT OF KILLING on my foreign film ballot, but not documentaries. A little quirky, I know.

  6. Peter McMuffin says:

    Can I ask how and why five nominations per category was chosen? Was there any temptation to allow for ten best picture contenders, like the Oscars or Golden Globes (well sort of)? Is it to do with the (I’m presuming) small voting body?

    Also, thoughts on just doing a “best actor/s” category, rather than dividing into male and female actors? It seems like something that would be the ideal in an ideal world, though I guess it could end up marginalising female performances due to a lack of roles.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I would love to do a single lead actor and a single supporting actor category but, as you said, roles for women being as scarce as they are, it would be disappointingly uneven.

      – David

  7. Tony says:

    Nice list. Can’t help but think you missed a trick in not including the music categories and the chance for Tyler to perform a medley of you original song nominees on your next show. Happy to collate the results if you want to do a listeners awards. Maybe more closely mirror the
    oscars like this with listeners nominating up to 10 Choices for Best Pic and up to 5 for all other categories:-

    Picture
    Director
    Actor
    Actress
    Supporting Actor
    Supporting Actress
    Original Screenplay
    Adapted Screenplay
    Animated Feature
    Documentary Feature
    Foreign Language Film
    Production Design
    Cinematography
    Costume Design
    Editing
    Makeup and Hairstyling
    Original Score
    Original Song
    Sound (Mixing and Editing)
    Visual Effects

    Possible add-ons/alternatives
    Vocal Performance (i.e performances in animated films, digital characters, Narration etc.)
    Ensemble Cast
    Title Design
    Youth Performance (under 18 or under 21)
    Stunts
    Cameo
    Comedy Picture
    Worst film that made lots of money (100 million dollars or top 20 at US box office)

    Movie qualification could be based on an IMDB year of 2012 (to make it easy for listeners) or LA release dates to again more closely mirror the Oscars.

  8. Maggie says:

    Great List! I’m excited to see who wins.
    The only movie I think I would have liked to see more of was Stoker, specifically for Best Director for Park Chan-Wook, Best Supporting Actress Nicole Kidman, and Best Cinematography.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      A peak behind the curtain: All three main actors in Stoker were on my list submitted for nominations.

      – David

  9. Jake says:

    Would have loved to see Brie Larson in lead actress for SHORT TERM 12. I think even that film’s detractors can admit she’s powerful in the role. A real actress to watch.

    Still, the Emma Watson nod makes all my minor quibbles with the list null and void. Excellent choice!

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