Something I haven’t written about since losing my husband, is the little tribute we have done as a family.
Ian was a big table top gamer and with all the time off work he had over the last couple of years, he kept himself busy by collecting and painting the playing pieces. He also collected Airfix and Airfix type kits as a ‘retirement’ project. It wasn’t until I had to clear out his garage (man-cave) that I came to realise just how much stuff he had accumulated. Thankfully, I have a cousin who owns a shop called ‘Cloud City Gaming’ in Rushden, and he has helped me out immensely by taking all of Ian’s table top gaming things and sorting through them for me and selling them in his shop.
However, there were 120 of the Airfix kits! These I could tackle on my own, so I did a bit of research and I ended up selling them to a shop as a whole. I had made the decision not to put that money into the bank and I had a plan that I discussed with my girls. I wanted to get something with the money that Ian would have approved of, but something that will always be a reminder of Ian. We quickly decided that the big Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millenium Falcon, with 7541 pieces, was perfect. This kit has always been a dream for Marjorie and her dad would definitely have approved.
So, we bought it, stored it until we had moved and got everything out of boxes. Marji had a week off work back in March and the Falcon finally made it out of it’s box. After a week of blood sweat and tears (literally), and some very choice language! it was finally finished and now has pride of place in a display cabinet in the dining room.
Marjorie time lapsed the entire build and this was then edited into a tribute that is quite emotional to watch. It’s 9 minutes long, but it shows the work that went into this monster build.
Driving home from work last night, I decided to blindly choose an old play list on Spotify to play on the way home. My usual ‘go to’ playlist is my Hozier playlist as he is so chilling and soothing to listen to that it really helps me to relax, particularly if it has been a particularly busy day, on my feet for 12 and half hours.
Anyway, the playlist I landed on was my ‘Movie Music’ playlist. I think I have mentioned in the past that I’m not opposed to a little classical music occasionally, and movie soundtracks are what I consider to be ‘modern’ classical music.
The last 5 years have seen me falling into the abyss known as ‘Star Wars’ fandom. I have been a fan my entire life, but with the resurgence of interest with the final Skywalker trilogy, I dived right in!
Of course, it just so happens that the greatest modern composer of our times, John Williams, composed the iconic music for all 9 films in the Skywalker saga. I have written about him and his incredible body of work before, and that can be read HERE.
So, getting back to my drive home last night, I randomly selected the playlist and then just hit shuffle play and this is what graced my ears.
Ah yes!! James Horner, another incredible modern composer and responsible for the stunning music in Star Trek the Wrath of Khan.
Yes, I am also a Trekker! Imagine that! In fact, without Star Trek, I would never have met my husband, would never have had all the fun of the old fan run conventions and would probably not have my kids. It’s just taken a bit of a back seat in the last 5 years.
As I sit here writing this, I am also watching ‘The Wrath of Khan’. From a Trekkers point of view, I think this film has to be a fan favourite and the music has a lot to do with it’s popularity. The battle in the Mutara Nebula is just incredible.
So, now that all the Star Wars hype from the last 5 years has died down a little, there is now a little more balance between my interests. I am still mega hyped to get the Rise of Skywalker on Bluray next month but… we are now back to TV shows and re-watching movies.
Both Star Wars and Star Trek have new TV shows with ‘Picard’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ and I have to say that , so far, both of these shows have been amazing!!
However, I am REALLY going to miss the build up to any new Skywalker movie every two years. I am eager to see what their next trilogy will be about, but, without the Skywalkers, I don’t think it will ever be the same……. that said… if we see more Imperial action and uniforms and Star Destroyers, I may quickly change my mind!
Ok, Ok, so I may be a little bit excited!! Just look at that frickin’ countdown!!!
Let’s see, it’s Monday morning and I have the day off.
I am working a long day Tuesday so I won’t be home until after 20:30 in the evening and will need to eat and then go to bed for work the next day.
I am working another long day on Wednesday but when I get home, again around 20:30 in the evening, I will be eating and then attempting a power nap until about 23:00.
Then we are heading to our local cinema for a midnight showing of Rise of Skywalker!!!
When I think about it, I can barely contain myself. I apologise now, to anyone I am working with on Wednesday. My brain will be mush and you won’t hear the end of it.
Anyway, I decided to try and do a quick run through of every Star Wars film in preparation and so far I have managed all 3 prequels, I popped in ‘Rogue One’ because it is just soooooo damned good and leads beautifully into the original ‘New Hope’ which I finished last night. This leaves me with 4 movies and only one day to do it.
Right, as you can see by the setup of my blog page, I am gearing up for the eagerly awaited final installment of the Skywalker saga on Dec 19th.
Speaking as a life-long fan of Star Wars, I will not apologise for geeking out over something that I love and that I have been passionate about for over 40 years, and the next month will be my last opportunity to really geek out. Don’t get me wrong, I know that Star Wars will continue with a new trilogy of films in the works, standalone movies in the works, a TV series already started and another on the way, it just won’t be the same. It won’t be the ‘Skywalker’ saga. No Luke, no Leia, No Han, and at the moment we don’t even know if there will be a Kylo/Ben or Rey.
JJ Abrams has got a lot to do in The Rise of Skywalker. Not only is he wrapping up the current trilogy, he’s wrapping up the Skywalker saga and the last 9 movies!! That’s a HUGE task, and to be honest, I trust JJ with that task. From the trailers and TV spots I’ve seen, I don’t think I’m going to be disappointed.
I am absolutely buzzing to find out what this scene is all about.
From what I can tell, Rey is taking a leap of faith from the hangar deck of a Destroyer to the Millenium Falcon, and this is the moment the force shield on the hangar is dropped so she can attempt it. The Stormtroopers are all blown every which way but Kylo, using the force, stands his ground! Question is….. does he stop her, or does he join her, or does he let her go?!!
Today saw the release of a new poster from Dolby Cinema.
Spectacular!! Just look at all the pretty Destroyers!! Look closely. Those pretty destroyers are covered in Republic markings!!
The Republic is the era of the prequel trilogy, where we saw the Galactic Republic corrupted by it’s Supreme Chancellor, Palpatine, who ends up overthrowing the Republic and establishing the Galacic Empire, declaring himself Emperor.
We know that Emperor Palpatine plays some sort of part in this finale, but to what extent? Is this a hidden fleet? Where do they come from?
I will be amongst some of the first people in Europe to see it, as I have tickets for the midnight showing on December 18th. The rest of the world will follow on the 20th. Expect me to blog a lot more before then as I find out more tid-bits and start to see the press interviews.
To say this is going to be a spectacular month is an understatement. One of the best things to come out of the current Star Wars trilogy is Adam Driver. I think I have made that perfectly clear with this blog site. I have followed his career with interest since December 2015. In fact, this is the moment I fell head over heels for him…….
This was just a springboard into learning about Adam and his life. Collecting his movies, watching the hysterical TV show ‘Girls’, collecting photos, watching interviews, learning about his passion, his non-profit organisation AITAF, that he founded with his wife, Joanne Tucker. The more I found out about him, the more I came to respect and love him as a person and not just an actor.
The next few weeks not only sees the release of the conclusion of the Skywalker Trilogy, but it also sees the release of 2 more of his movies that are getting some major attention.
‘The Report’ is currently airing in select theatres before being released on Amazon Prime on November 29th in the US. I cannot confirm if this is the same date for the UK. Adam has, apparently, got some monumental monologues and is receiving impressive reviews.
The second film is ‘Marriage Story’ and again, this one is currently seeing premieres around the world and being shown in select theatres before being release on Netflix on December 6th.
This one is really getting some attention. It tells the story of Charlie and Nicole, a director-actress pair making their way through a painful divorce and it is reportedly ‘one gut punch after another’ with astounding performances from Adam and Scarlett Johansson.
I found out today that Adam sings in this film!! Vogue.com has an article that states that, toward the end of the film, Charlie takes the mic at a bar with his theatre friends and absolutely nails the hell out of “Being Alive,” a notoriously difficult Sondheim song to sing. He goes full Broadway ham at first, to the point where you can imagine he might have starred in his share of high school theatre, but it ends up going somewhere else altogether. It doesn’t end on a playful or funny note and it’s completely heartfelt, particularly by the end, and you can hear every shred of longing, anger, and disappointment as he sings.
I have just listened to a 2007 recording of this song on Spotify and ‘holy crap’!! I cannot wait to see what Adam does with it!
Back to the rest of the month and I have a long day (12.5 hour) shift to do on Friday and that will be followed by my first EVER night shift (another 12.5 hours) on Saturday. Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, however, I know that it will be followed by 16 days of annual leave!!
I have taken the same 2 weeks, every year, since starting my job. It allows me to prepare for Xmas. The house gets a good clean, my tree goes up and I decorate my Mum’s and my Auntie Karen’s trees. All presents will be brought and wrapped and all Xmas food and drink will be bought and stored. The only thing left to do will be to buy the fresh stuff on Xmas eve.
My two weeks off will also see me catching up on some cinema trips, starting on Monday 25th with an Unlimited screening of ‘Knives Out’. Hopefully ‘The Report’ will be on Prime on the 29th. We are going to a ‘Secret Screening’ on Dec 3rd. (What are the chances of that being ‘Marriage Story’?) We are also going to see the restored 4k version of ‘Gremlins’ on the 6th December. ……. and anything else that tickles our fancy in between.
It’s always a busy two weeks but it is a complete change of pace and really nice.
So! With THREE of Adam’s films on the way, one of them being a geek’s dream, please excuse my gushing blogs whenever they make an appearance.
The weather has been absolutely amazing the last few days. I’m currently sat in the coolest room in the house at 8 am and it’s already 28.5 degrees.
I barely slept last night as it was just too hot and sticky, and then this morning we had lovely little thunder storm. I’m not complaining though. It’s nice to finally have a good summer. The last couple of years have been a bit of a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ moment. I’m just hoping it lasts for when me and Ian go off to London for a few days in just over a weeks time.
Anyway, after the thunder storm had started, there was no chance of a lay in, so here I am, sat on my computer with my morning cuppa and contemplating the day.
I have a lot to do today. It’s payday. I’ve already paid the bills. I now need to do a big shop for food for the week, and then I have to nip into Milton Keynes with one of the kids because they want to check out the new Primark, and then I’m off out for a quick dinner with Ian and Murron before we head over to a pub Murron is gigging in tonight.
I have no weekend this weekend. I will be working 2 x 12.5 hour shifts in a full uniform and on a stifling ward.
So I’m napping a quiet hour to myself now.
I’ve just had a look at Adam Driver’s IMDB page for an update on what he’s up to. If I don’t include Star Wars in December, he has 3 more movies all due for release over the next year.
The Report Adam plays Daniel Jones.
It’s based on fact and set just after the 9/11 attacks. Adam plays a senate staffer who undertakes building a report on any potential abnormalities in how the CIA interrogated terror suspects after Sept 11. He has to deal with millions of documents and takes 6 years to prove major discrepancies and acts of extreme brutality.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year and has garnered some amazing reviews, with The Guardian stating that “Driver is a total natural with often difficult, demanding and intimidatingly wordy material and like the script, he’s similarly unflashy and unquestionably convincing as a man doggedly following through with his convictions with so many of his info-stuffed monologues deserving quiet applause.”
This one is due for release on September 20th here in the UK.
Marriage Story Adam plays Charlie.
This one is in post production and is directed by Noah Baumbach. It has been shrouded in mystery since it was announced and we have only just been given it’s official title and this first official image.
Starring Adam and Scarlett Johansson, it apparently follows a couple going through a divorce. That’s all the info we’ve been given so far!
It is having it’s premiere at the Venice film festival in September, but as yet there are no general release dates for anywhere else.
Annette Adam plays Henry.
This film is in pre-production and actually sounds very different from Adam’s usual style of film.
There are no pictures yet and Adam’s co-star is Marion Cotillard. The story is about a stand-up comedian and his opera singing wife, who have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift!
There is absolutely no more info than that and no idea of any kind of release date, but it sounds like an intriguing one!!
But of course, the film I am itchy to see at the moment is Star Wars. The countdown on my blog site has been agonisingly slow and I’m trying not to think about it. I want to savour this one.
So this has just surfaced on the internet. It’s a supposedly leaked Star Wars Episode 9 poster.
Can’t make my mind up about it. I’m loving the fact that the Knights of Ren are there…… finally! Are we actually going to find out about them. I’m intrigued by C3P0 wielding a bowcaster. The image of Rey looks a little bit too similar to images we’ve seen in the past. Most importantly, looking at Kylo, there is a more elaborate robe there but I’m devastated that he’s got the helmet back on!!!
Hopefully things will be made a little clearer in April during Star Wars Celebration in Chicago!!! Fingers Crossed.
Well, actually not that far away.
55 miles or just over an hour in the car at Pinewood Studios in London and some of it, right on my doorstep at the Cardington Airship Sheds just 3 miles away!!
Star Wars episode nine will start filming on Wednesday this week!!
Redemption for Kylo?
Balance for Kylo and Rey?
Dare I say the word ‘grey’?
NOT A CLUE!
Only 16 months to go to find out.
The cast has FINALLY been confirmed.
Adam and Daisy will obviously be reprising their roles of Kylo and Rey.
John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran will be back as Finn, Poe and Rose.
Mark Hamill is back as Luke, even though he died in the last film so it’s likely that force ghosts will be back. Will Uncle Luke be tormenting Kylo?
Carrie Fisher is returning as Leia!! and they are staying true to their word about not using CGI to create Leia by using existing unreleased footage that was filmed during the first two movies.
A welcome return to the SW universe is Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
And yes… my General is back to HOPEFULLY kick some ass before he ultimately dies as Domhnall Gleeson reprises his role of General Hux.
And there you have it.
I don’t have much in the way of expectations.
I’ve learnt over the last few years that most of the fun of these films is the speculation about story lines and the build up to each release and then ultimately having everything knocked on the head and going in completely the opposite direction.
I know that I would love to see redemption for Kylo. He may not survive but I want him redeemed. I also want to see at least one scene where he confronts his Mother. I’m just hoping that a scene like that has been filmed previously and never used.
I want more information about Rey. There is something very different and powerful about her. It needs explanation. How and why is she still linked to Kylo through the force. Snoke said that he’d created the link but they were still linked at the end of Last Jedi AFTER Snoke had been killed.
What I want most of all from the last film is to finally see General Hux in all his glory.
Kicking Kylo’s ass and biting back after everything he went through in the Last Jedi.
In the final shot of him in the Last Jedi, he looks like a man with a burning desire for revenge and is just biding his time until he gets his chance.
He’s going to die doing it, I have no doubt about that, but give him a chance to get his dignity back, please!! Domhnall may be a funny guy and General Hux was the comic relief for the Last Jedi but (if you read the books) Hux has a past and he’s pretty ruthless. Give him chance to show it. (Beyond blowing up a few planets of course)
He even shares something in common with Kylo in the fact that he killed his own father!
Technically he got someone else to do the killing, but that’s just semantics.
And so it begins. A 16 month wait for a conclusion.
16 months of reading what people are speculating.
16 months of taking in any snippet of information we are given or photo that is released.
And now I have to get back to the mundane task of housework and uni work.
Oh the joy.
Since Star Wars The Last Jedi landed in December and divided the Star Wars community, the question left for many fans was, after the death of the people’s princess, Carrie Fisher, just how are they going to finish the current trilogy?
Disney have stated from day one that they will NOT use CGI to re-create Leia.
So fans have been left to wonder just how she will be included in episode 9 and will Kylo get the conclusion he desperately needs.
Have they been lucky enough to have masses of existing footage they can cut into the story line or will they need to re-cast?
There is now talk about re-casting Princess Leia.
If they did, it’s a risky step.
They are going to have to get the casting spot on or fans will NEVER forgive them.
In a recent article on movieweb.com, 5 actresses have been theorised.
Only one, in my opinion, could seamlessly slot into Leia’s place
The articles states that a petition is calling for Meryl Streep to finish the role.
This would be a HUGE mistake. She is totally wrong, as is Olivia Coleman and Sally Hawkins who are both too young. Robin Wright and Laura Linney are both too….glamourous and again, a little too young looking.
No, in my opinion, the only actress who could justify replacing Carrie Fisher is Joely Fisher!!
Carrie’s half sister and Auntie to Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter who also has a small recurring part in the current trilogy.
In my opinion, she has similar looks and build to Carrie and it would be keeping it in the family for what would have to be Leia’s last outing in a Star Wars movie.
OK, there’s 11 years between Carrie and Joely but physically Joely is perfect and a good makeup artist could complete the look.
There is a script in place and filming starts at the end of July, so speculation starts right now!!
The last two films have confirmed how little we will know until we go and see the film in December 2019.
With that said, here is where the fun begins.
Every snippet of info a clue to what we can expect and with JJ Abrams back in charge, it’s going to be one hell of a ride and I just can’t wait!
The husband is in the bad books this morning.
I actually can’t believe he said what he just said.
As a Star Wars fan I shared a post on Facebook last night of two young girls playing Beat Sabre VR which I thought was awesome. I really would love to have a go.
However, when I showed it to the hubby this morning, he thought it was cool too but as we watched he went on to comment that as these were obviously meant as a bit of advertising for the game, wasn’t it strange how they’d chosen two young girls showing a bit of skin!
I’ve just been online to find a man playing the same game.
Now you tell me, who’s showing more skin?!!
After watching a few ‘men’ playing the game, all I see is the fact that they’ve chosen two feisty young women who are absolutely ‘smashing’ the game, doing it in style and beating the crap out of any man trying to do the same.
The hubby was absolutely flaberghasted when I lost my shit at him.
He kept trying to defend what he’d said and just kept digging a bigger hole.
I’m really disappointed in him.
So! The nominations are in.
The next 2 months will be filled with BAFTAs and Oscars.
The BAFTAs will be handed out on Sunday, February 18th while we will then have to wait until Sunday, March 4th for the Oscar winners.
I’ve already given my predictions, or more specifically ‘hopes’ for the BAFTAs, so here are my ‘hopes’ for the Oscars.
I have only listed nominations that really mean anything to me personally.
I’m not a huge animated fan and I don’t watch foreign language films so it would be wrong for me to predict anything, that kind of thing.
So here goes.
Best Picture Nominations.
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
I have, so far, seen 6 of the 9 nominated movies and as it stands, I would absolutely love to see “Call Me by Your Name” win the title.
Unfortunately, I think it will be overshadowed by “The Shape of Water”
I’ve seen both films and I just don’t get the facination with “The Shape of Water”
I’m hoping that with the current wave of ‘inclusion’ with academy voting, that the LGBT themed “Call Me by Your Name” will win favour.
The fact that it is undoubtedly the better of the two films all round, will hopefully mean it brings home the prize on it’s own merits.
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”
Timothee is the undoubted winner of this one in my books!!
He gives the bravest performance of the year and his career is going to sky rocket because of it. Look out for this young man.
I don’t doubt that he is in for some strong competition with Gary Oldman in “Darkest Hour” but at the end of the day, we already know Gary Oldman is an incredible actor and this is his 2nd Oscar nomination, he deserves to win…….
Timothee Chalamet gives a heart wrenching and totally open and honest performance in “Call Me by Your Name” and only at the age of 21 (Whilst filming). I cannot wait to see where his career takes him. If he doesn’t win this year then there will undoubtedly be Oscars in his future.
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” Meryl Streep, “The Post”
WOW, what a lineup!!
I have seen “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Frances MxDormand gives a wonderful performance but she is up against Meryl Streep in “The Post”, a film I have yet to see. Saoirse is brilliant in “Lady Bird” but I think Frances and Meryl will be battling this one out.
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World” Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Sam Rockwell!! without a doubt! Brilliant performance.
Such a versatile actor. I’ve loved him in everything I’ve seen him in, especially “Galaxy Quest”! but “Moon” is something else. How he didn’t win an Oscar for that part I’ll never know.
He’s already won a Golden Globe for “Three Billboards” so this could be his year.
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
I’ve only see 2 of the nominations so I can’t really give an honest opinion but if I was forced to choose, it would be between Octavia Spencer and Laurie Metcalf. Both amazing actresses.
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro
Here is my first disappointment.
I am so disappointed that Luca Guadagnino didn’t get a nomination at least for “Call Me by Your Name”.
Out of the nominees, this one will either go to Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro.
“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
I have just read the book and the screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name” is amazing.
It captures the essence of the story perfectly.
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
“The Big Sick” is a wonderful film. I originally saw it way back in August 2017 and honestly didn’t expect it to crop up in the Oscars at all. This would be well deserved.
“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel “Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema
“Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen
This is a tough one.
There are some stunning visuals on offer in this category but I’m hoping “Dunkirk” will be enough of an impact to win.
“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Dunkirk,” Lee Smith
“I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel
“The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jon Gregory
The editing in “Baby Driver” was exceptional. The suspence that was built up through exceptional editing is well worth this Oscar.
“Baby Driver,” Julian Slater
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
“Dunkirk,” Alex Gibson, Richard King
“The Shape of Water,” Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
OK, “Star Wars”. What’s not to love, but the sound editing in this one is amazing, particularly in the scene where ‘Holdo’ sacrifices herself and takes out half the First Order fleet and there is about 10 seconds of complete silence that gives ‘major impact’ when the sound returns again.
That, and the fact I want to see “Star Wars” win as much as possible!!
P.S I love the story that some Americans actually complained that the film was ruined by a breakdown in the sound because of this scene and demanded their money back!!
They just ‘didn’t’ get it.
Almost as bad as having to call the first Harry Potter movie, “The Sorcerer’s Stone” because the film-makers didn’t think the American audience would know what a Philosopher was.
And we wonder how Trump became President!!
Anyway, I digress.
“Baby Driver,” Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
“Dunkirk,” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
“The Shape of Water,” Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
“STAR WARS”!!! Obvs
“Beauty and the Beast,” Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
“Darkest Hour,” Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
“Dunkirk,” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis “The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
As much as I didn’t ‘get’ “The Shape of Water”, I can see why it has got this nomination.
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell
John Williams, the undoubted KING of movie scores just HAS to win.
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Here is where I am being torn in two!!
I think that there is no doubt that “This Is Me” will win this one for it’s feel good vibe alone, however, it will be overshadowing a really pretty song, “Mystery of Love”. A song that in any other year would have won, I have no doubt.
“Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick
“Kong: Skull Island,” Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan
“War for the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist
“STAR WARS, STAR WARS, STAR WARS”!!! although there is some tough competition in this category.
So there you have it.
I’ve said my piece and now we have to wait.