A Hollywood reporter minden évben talál valakit az Oscar szavazók közül, aki teljesen őszintén elmondja mire tette a voksát, és hogy milyen a hangulat a többi szavazó között, mi esélyes szerinte. Az idei vallomást tevőjük nagyon utálta az Arrivalt, így a technológia kategóriákban is rögtön kiejtette, de cserébe a La La Landért sem volt oda.
Itt olvasható a főbb kategóriák áttekintése tőle. A legjobb filmest átvettem:
I hated Arrival ? it just sucked. I didn’t like Fences because they just filmed the play ? I wanted to see the guy go into the jazz club and play his music, the girl who’s having his baby, his kid on the football field. But I think Denzel [Washington, its producer/director/star] decided that every word of the script [by the late August Wilson] was so precious that he wasn’t going to “mess” with it, and the movie suffered as a result. I loved the first half of Lion, but I felt like a different director and cinematographer made the second half. I thought Hidden Figures was wonderful ? because it’s a great story, not because it was especially hard to tell. It’s almost like a glorified Movie of the Week. Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge were really very good, but I don’t think of them as a best picture. La La Land was tremendously enjoyable, but not all that deep or memorable. That left me with Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water, two compassionate movies that were incredibly well written, directed and acted. Hell or High Water isn’t going to win, but it was my favorite, and it will be remembered as a true American classic.
(1) Hell or High Water
(2) Manchester by the Sea
(3) La La Land
(4) Hacksaw Ridge