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January 9, 2019 in BFCA, News
Fiore Mastracci said on January 10, 2019
OVERALL, A SAD SELECTION OF FILMS IN MOST CATEGORIES. MANY WORTHWHILE ENDEAVORS, INCLUDING SEVERAL INDIE FILMS, FAILED TO MAKE THE CUT.
HERE’S TO A MORE ENTERTAINING 2019!
Charles Koplinski said on January 10, 2019
I agree Fiore. In a year in which First Reformed was not nominated for Best Film and others such as The Rider, Wildlife, Blindspotting, Leave No Trace and Lean on Pete were, for the most part, ignored by the BFCA, something is amiss. Do we need a best Indie category perhaps?
Josh Board said on January 11, 2019
I agree with Charles. First Reformed made my best of list, as did The Rider, and Blindspotting (Leave No Trace…okay, but overrated; Lean on Pete was great; Wildlife…nothing special). But yeah…Sorry to Bother You was great, too (although it did get a nod)
Michael Ordoña said on January 10, 2019
I’d hate to call the field “sad” because that would cast a shadow on the many worthy selections, but I agree wholeheartedly the nominations could have been much, much more interesting and reflective of quality films that we critics saw but perhaps the general public didn’t. Among those I’m disappointed to not see among the nominees – LEAN ON PETE, MONSTERS AND MEN, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, PUZZLE. How THE DEATH OF STALIN doesn’t warrant an adapted screenplay nod is beyond me. Just for starters. I sincerely hope in future we can have a longer and more interactive nomination process, perhaps with committees such as those diligently run on the TV side. We could distinguish ourselves as a true voice of film journalists by more thoroughly considering the options.
Aaron Dicer said on January 10, 2019
Couldn’t disagree more Fiore. Proud of our choices in almost all of these categories (though I’d love to see more female directors nominated). I love that we honor actual genre material like Mission: Impossible and Game Night, and hope we continue that trend with the winners!!
Couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this amazing group and see you all Sunday!!
Lisa Johnson Mandell said on January 11, 2019
I’m with you, Aaron. I think it was a strong year with many great nominees. Did all my first choices make the cut? Of course not. But that doesn’t detract from the worthiness of those who did. Here’s to more females in the future, but in the meantime, well done us!
Mose Persico said on January 10, 2019
Have a terrific telecast!!!
Patrick Stoner said on January 10, 2019
This may be the year when the BFCA & the HFPA diverge the most in the top categories. If so, our claim to be better predictors of the Oscars will probably be enhanced.
Break a leg! See you all there.
Bonnie Laufer Krebs said on January 10, 2019
Looking forward to another great show!
Tony Toscano said on January 10, 2019
See you all there!
Jeffrey K. Howard said on January 10, 2019
Voting completed! So many great choices this year! See you all this Sunday!
Harlan Jacobson said on January 10, 2019
Pretty sure this isn’t a sad year for films. Grateful here for Roma, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Beale St., Stan & Ollie, Vice, 8th Grade, Capernaum, and First Man in some categories. But I’m missing The Rider, a little more Stan & Ollie and Cold War, Shoplifters, and a few others that hit me as quality goods. Still, a good array to choose the best from.
Foreign category this year is amazing. Probably should expand that category to permit up to the same number of nominations as best picture. And only allow nomination in one or the other, to get around the problem of duplication vs disappearance altogether–Roma this year.
It’s tempting to have an indie category, but that could affect the overall segregation of awards in a way that best foreign and animated don’t. On the other hand, the best action category exists, so might as well do best indie.
Good work BFCA brass in 2018, and have a good party all, out there in the warm breeze, while I try to remember why I love four seasons.
Chris Gore said on January 10, 2019
I actually think it’s a good mix. Perhaps some additional awards that are not part of the show could be included. But I like the mix this year.
Terry David Mulligan said on January 10, 2019
Let’s face it, we will never agree on what’s best and what should have been included.
This list is reflective of the past year and disappointments aside, it’s been a good year.
Have a great show.
Emanuel Levy said on January 10, 2019
It’s hardly a sad year, if we have among the nominees masterpieces like Roma, musical dramas like A Star Is Born, and comedies like The Favourite!
Ben Lyons said on January 11, 2019
I wish more Sundance films and performances were included. Excited to see my fellow BFCA members this weekend. More indie fare in the future I hope!
Karen Gordon said on January 11, 2019
Would love to see a Best Indie category. It’s hard enough to choose in most categories, but an indie section would allow for more great films to be highlighted and championed.
Shireen Sandoval said on January 11, 2019
Have a wonderful show, I’ll be watching from Miami!
Gayl Murphy said on January 11, 2019
The show will be great, all the winners will be shocked and we’ll have a real good time. See you all on Saturday and Sunday! Gayl
Yar Wei said on January 11, 2019
Totally agree to add a new item as “Best Indie film” and more nominations in “best foreign film” category as it does in “the best picture”.
Let us introduce to each others on “Night Before” party first and then say “Hello” again on Sunday ceremony.
We all work extremely hard past three months and let us celebrate together.
Claude G. Budin-Juteau said on January 11, 2019
I agree with the members who wish there was a new category called “Best Indie film” and more nominations in “Best Foreign Film”. See you guys Sat and Sun for a great show!
Jim Ferguson said on January 11, 2019
I thought there was a good mix of
selections. Looking forward to a
super good show, Jim Ferguson.
Joe Friar said on January 11, 2019
Great selection of nominees and yes there were smaller films that I would have loved to see get nominated. I love the idea of an “Independent Film Award.”
Kyle Osborne said on January 11, 2019
Have a great night, friends and former colleagues-I’ll be watching you from home.
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