Whimsy Beats Whiplash at the WGA Awards


The BAFTA nominees for Best Film. source: guardian
The BAFTA nominees for Best Film. source: guardian

Today is the final day for Oscar voters to cast their ballots.

It’s also Shrove Tuesday. After the orgy of aggressive campaigning for his films, Harvey Weinstein will now be on a fast.

Which film will take Best Picture on Sunday? Birdman or Boyhood? I can’t see any other film taking the top prize.

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Several of the Guilds handed out awards over the weekend, including the Writers Guild, which chose The Imitation Game as Best Adapted Screenplay. I am a bit surprised, frankly, at the choice. It’s a decent enough film but the script seems rather formulaic to me: unconventional hero struggles against adversity; disproves doubters; fights his personal demons.

thegrandbudapesthotel2Best Original Screenplay went to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Sorry, Whiplash; whimsy wins out. (interestingly, Whiplash is in the Best Adapted Screenplay category on Sunday).

I still have several Oscar-nominated films to look at and will be posting reviews here for the rest of this week. Previous reviews are here.

On the TV front, the WGA honoured Last Week Tonight, and no wonder, when it does stuff like this

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