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The Pedros: For Your Consideration 2013 
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This is always and interesting discussion. In general I feel like most movies have a female and male lead, and some movies have no lead at all. I think John G. Jr. in this case is a supporting role, and I feel that way partially because of how he functions in the plot in relation to Larson -- he's far from a cliched script element, but he does exist only in relation to her within the film itself.

Aight, I buy that.

I had him squarely in the Supporting category, too. To me, this was definitely a movie with only one lead role.


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Some last-second suggestions if anyone has yet to submit a ballot.

It did not dawn on me to consider television-based content for my ballot. Had it, I might have nominated the Ozymandias episode of Breaking Bad for Best Picture and Best Director. I saw it in a movie theater and it tore the entire audience to pieces. If AMC would have released the last three episodes in theaters edited into a two-hour Breaking Bad movie, it probably would have finished #2 behind Inside Llewyn Davis on my Best Picture ballot.

Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects
Oblivion - I have no idea how the pretty pictures in this one were made and whether it counts as actual camerawork. But in this instance I don't really care. No movie this year (other than Gravity) put prettier pictures on the screen. Just a gorgeous, gorgeous movie.

Best Use of Music
Man of Steel - I liked the movie all right, but it in no way deserved the score. Which was amazing. The blanket-cape moment from the trailer, in context, was one of my favorite moments in any movie this year. And that moment is made by the music. Too bad the movie didn't quite earn that scene.

Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay
Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Supremely well-structured, lean adventure screenplay. Especially in comparison to the adaptation of the first book, this one was just remarkable. The Harry Potter 3 of this series--an actual movie instead of just a transcription of the book.


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Guys....... Nebraska.

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That score will definitely be high on my list. The films in general, actually, in many categories. I rated it highly when I saw it for the first time, but I just showed it to my parents tonight and I'm thinking I actually underrated it a bit. One of those films that's just going to grow in appreciation as the years go by.

I feel bad for not chiming in much in this thread. This past month has been the busiest in a long while, and I'm behind on a lot of things. I'm just now getting around to organizing my awards list, but I plan to contribute some last-minute shout-outs here in the next day.

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I need to make this quick 'cause I'm dilly dallying on stuff that really needs attention.

Post Tenebras Lux, available on Netflix Instant, is a damned good movie and should be seen by someone other than myself. The sometimes misguided ambition is a plus. Consider it for performances, directing if nothing else.

Simon Killer, another movie that received a cool-ish critical reception, is also damned good and should be seen by anyone who has ever felt alienated to any degree. That's you.

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You know, if I had seen Blue Is The Warmest Color a little earlier and I had waited until right before the deadline to get the ballot in, I would have so fucking put that movie all up and down the ballot. It's not perfect (it's no Resident Evil 6: The Wii U Portal) but it's good. Real good. Fucking good, that's how good. I'm going to get this post up to NC-17 if it kills you.

Since you've already seen that one and you just haven't gotten around to voting (probably too busy breaking off a piece of your dork inside of some bar pig, you salty old bastard!) I suggest you vote for Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux in the appropriate acting categories. Why not combine the actresses into one name, Adèlea Seychopouloux, and have her dominate Best Actress? You chicken? That why you're not doing it?

After you finish yankin' yourself, you salty rat bastard, I advise you wipe down your screen with that sweater you've been knitting and log off of Pornhub. After that, open up Notepad and use your used Compaq to vote that movie for Best Adapted Screenplay. Or are you too busy looking at ASCII images of women rubbing themselves on their 808xuuu7777s? Jesus fucking christ, look at you! Look at what you've become!

I can't even stand to type at you any more, you fat porn watching son of a salty rat dog bastard! Also: consider the movie for directing, not just the lead performances. The relationship at the center of the movie feels as organic as it does because of Abdellatif Kechiche's patience in telling the story, not just the way you half-heartedly tug at yourself while waiting for the lesbian sex scenes you fucking deadbeat. I will take a golf club to your Compaq, I swear.

This post rated NC-17 for manic episode while typing.

After I finish snorting the rest of this glue, I'm totally going to come to your house and steal your computer, finish the ballot for you.

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You know, if I had seen Blue Is The Warmest Color a little earlier and I had waited until right before the deadline to get the ballot in, I would have so fucking put that movie all up and down the ballot. It's not perfect (it's no Resident Evil 6: The Wii U Portal) but it's good. Real good. Fucking good, that's how good. I'm going to get this post up to NC-17 if it kills you.

Since you've already seen that one and you just haven't gotten around to voting (probably too busy breaking off a piece of your dork inside of some bar pig, you salty old bastard!) I suggest you vote for Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux in the appropriate acting categories. Why not combine the actresses into one name, Adèlea Seychopouloux, and have her dominate Best Actress? You chicken? That why you're not doing it?

After you finish yankin' yourself, you salty rat bastard, I advise you wipe down your screen with that sweater you've been knitting and log off of Pornhub. After that, open up Notepad and use your used Compaq to vote that movie for Best Adapted Screenplay. Or are you too busy looking at ASCII images of women rubbing themselves on their 808xuuu7777s? Jesus fucking christ, look at you! Look at what you've become!

I can't even stand to type at you any more, you fat porn watching son of a salty rat dog bastard! Also: consider the movie for directing, not just the lead performances. The relationship at the center of the movie feels as organic as it does because of Abdellatif Kechiche's patience in telling the story, not just the way you half-heartedly tug at yourself while waiting for the lesbian sex scenes you fucking deadbeat. I will take a golf club to your Compaq, I swear.

This post rated NC-17 for manic episode while typing.

After I finish snorting the rest of this glue, I'm totally going to come to your house and steal your computer, finish the ballot for you.

You can always update your ballot. :P

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Folks, a friendly reminder: vote for up to three NEW people for the Hall of Fame. In other words, don't vote for the following people:

Bill Murray
Charlie Chaplin
Christopher Walken
Gene Hackman
Hayao Miyazaki
Humphrey Bogart
Ingmar Bergman
Jimmy Stewart
Joel and Ethan Coen
Max von Sydow
Meryl Streep
Nicolas Cage
Orson Welles
Robert De Niro
Roger Deakins
Sally Menke
Steven Spielberg
Werner Herzog
Woody Allen
John Williams
Martin Scorsese
Stanley Kubrick

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I still haven't got around to a few films I need seeing (including Blue Is The Warmest Color, which I feel bad about after Mark's unique defense), but since I doubt I'm going to get around to any of them in the next two days, I sent in my ballot. Just for fun, here are some last-minute shout-outs. Not all of these made my top 5 in their respective categories, but I felt they deserved some love.

Simon Pegg, Best Lead Actor, The World's End: Gary King was one of the most memorable screen characters in 2013, and Simon Pegg deserves the lion's share of credit for that. This is the kind of performance that hardly ever gets mainstream award recognition, but it's a perfect fit for the Pedros.

Tye Sheridan, Best Lead Actor, Mud: Matthew McConaughey got the poster space, but this is really Sheridan's film. There were some strong performances from young actors last year, but Sheridan was the best of them.

Toby Jones, Best Lead Actor, Berberian Sound Studio: This unsettling slice of atmospheric horror had zero chance of garnering any kind of Oscar love, but that doesn't make Toby Jones' work in it any less incredible.

Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker, Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress, Much Ado About Nothing: I loved the chemistry between these two. Benedick and Beatrice are the highlights of Shakespeare's play and need to be cast perfectly in order for the rest of the material to work. Joss Whedon made the right decision with Denisof and Acker. I forgot to include Nathan Fillion on my ballot, but he made the most of his limited screen time.

Stacy Keach, Best Supporting Actor, Nebraska: Keach can do quietly menacing like no other, as his role in Nebraska makes clear.

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Best Director and Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress, Before Midnight: For some reason, I feel like the accomplishments of these three are being taken for granted, certainly by the Academy (only one nomination, for Best Adapted Screenplay). Let's not have that happen here.

Shailene Woodley, Best Supporting Actress, The Spectacular Now: This is the second strong performance from Woodley in the last few years that has been overlooked. The film's focus is clearly on Miles Teller's Sutter, but the end result wouldn't have been anywhere near as strong if it wasn't for Woodley.

Best Makeup, Antiviral: I doubt anyone gives a damn about this category, and to be honest I don't really either, but Brandon Cronenberg's film deserves a special mention. True to the subject matter, everyone in this film looks like they have one foot already in the grave. It's not the kind of makeup work that wins awards, but it is damn effective.

Lastly, some thoughts on the Reelviews Hall of Fame. Tatsuya Nakadai is my top pick this year. As I see more and more of his performances, I grow more confident in saying that it is him, not Toshiro Mifune, who deserves the crown for classic Japanese film acting. Not to take away from Mifune, who I still hold in much higher regard than a few notable posters on this forum, but Nakadai just kills it in everything he's in.

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Lastly, some thoughts on the Reelviews Hall of Fame. Tatsuya Nakadai is my top pick this year. As I see more and more of his performances, I grow more confident in saying that it is him, not Toshiro Mifune, who deserves the crown for classic Japanese film acting. Not to take away from Mifune, who I still hold in much higher regard than a few notable posters on this forum, but Nakadai just kills it in everything he's in.


Ah, he's a great pick. I've seen him about as much as Toshiro Mifune and there's really no contest. Tatsuya Nakadai is still acting and although I've only seen maybe 8% of the movies he's been in, I have no doubt he's great in them. Loved him in High and Low and especially like the contrast in the two completely different styles they bring to the film.

I'll push for one of mine: Jean-Pierre Melville. I don't really need to offer highlights of his work, a good chunk of which we've all seen.

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Aight guys, I woke up and I want more people to vote! Given, the deadline's not for another two hours, but I'll extend the deadline if I need to.

Kunz, Steven, Pete, Shade, MGames, Vexer, Balaji, Syd, ilovemovies, JJoshay, nitrium

Y'all expressed interest at one point or another and I'm still missing ballots! Anyone else, I'd like your participation, too!

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Ram, I know you've seen no more than three movies from 2013, but you've voted in these things in the past!

Anyone want to wake Ed up to vote?

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Pedro wrote:
Kunz, Steven, Pete, Shade, MGames, Vexer, Balaji, Syd, ilovemovies, JJoshay, nitrium

I took an off from work and watched Before Midnight, The World's End, and Short Term 12 back-to-back-to-back to get my ballots right for the Pedros. Yup, that's how dedicated I am to these things. (Plus I didn't have a lot to do even if I showed up for work today anyway. So it's a win-win.)

You'll have my ballots shortly sire!

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Get 'em in, people, get 'em in!

PEDROS!

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Pedro never said so, but those people who participate will receive a free golden ticket that can only be redeemed at the Graceland gift shop. It's not exactly the Wonka chocolate factory but it's still kind of nice. Good for $5. Don't let just a few get a commemorative spoon showing Elvis clutching his chest on a toilet.
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Give me a few hours if you would kind sir.

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For every ballot Pedro receives, an ethnic Albanian is spared.

Don't kill an Albanian. Send in a ballot.

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Pedro wrote:
Kunz, Steven, Pete, Shade, MGames, Vexer, Balaji, Syd, ilovemovies, JJoshay, nitrium

Thank you to Balaji, Steven, and Jeff Wilder for their votes! I'm still waiting on others!!!

Listen to Mark. Save the Albanians.

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You should have my ballot now. I thought the deadline was 10 p.m.

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You should have my ballot now. I thought the deadline was 10 p.m.

Shit, you're right. Sorry guys, I apparently have literacy issues. Excuse my urgency.

That being said, I usually have deadlines at 10:00 AM because that's when I like to start working on tabulating. I must have goofed in my original post.

Carry on, then.

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