Wishes and predictions for the Oscars

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The Oscars is coming up this Sunday and I plan to stay awake all night to watch the ceremony (it stars at 1 am in the UK). This year seems to be VERY unpredictable, where as previous years have had a clear race between two or three films. This year has NINE Best Picture nominees and it’s also very diverse in the stories that are being told. I’m very excited for this years Oscars since I love so many of the films and people that are nominated. My wishes and my predictions are a bit different, so I chose to make two lists and post them here. Mostly for my self so that I can go back and see what I got right. So yeah, here you have my lists for this years Oscars:

MY WISHES:

Best Picture: Call Me By Your Name

Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan

Best Supporting Actor: Richard Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro/Christopher Nolan (I can’t decide!)


Best Original Screenplay: Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name


Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)

Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Sound Mixing: Baby Driver

Film Editing: Dunkirk

Sound Editing: Dunkirk

Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049

Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour


Original Song: Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens, Mystery of Love)

Original Score: Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)


Animated Short Film: (Haven’t seen enough to make a judgement)

Live Action Short Film: (Haven’t seen enough to make a judgement)

Documentary Short Subject: (Haven’t seen enough to make a judgement)

Documentary Feature: (Haven’t seen enough to make a judgement)

Best Foreign Language Film: The Square (Sweden)

Animated Feature Film: (Haven’t seen enough to make a judgement)

Production Design: Dunkirk


MY PREDICTIONS:

Best Picture: The Shape of Water

Best Actor: Gary Oldman

Best Actress: Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro


Best Original Screenplay: The Shape of Water

Best Adapted Screenplay: Molly’s Game


Cinematography: The Shape of Water (Dan Lausten)

Costume Design: The Shape of Water

Sound Mixing: Dunkirk

Film Editing: The Shape of Water

Sound Editing: Dunkirk

Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes

Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour


Original Song: Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens, Mystery of Love)

Original Score: The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)


Animated Short Film: LOU

Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child

Documentary Short Subject: Edith + Eddie

Documentary Feature: Icarus

Best Foreign Language Film: Una Mujer Fantástica

Animated Feature Film: Coco

Production Design: The Shape of Water

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My recent obsession: Anime

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Image from: Funimation

Det tok en stund, men endelig har jeg blitt bitt av Anime-basillen. Min bestevenn, Annica, har prøvd å få meg til å se Anime, men jeg fant ikke noe spesielt som fanget min oppmerksomhet. Jeg er fortsatt usikker på akkurat hva som er min stil og mine preferanser, men jeg har på følelsen av at min smak i Anime kan sammenlignes med min smak i filmer. Selv om min smak i filmer er ekstremt variert. Siden jeg er en film nerd fra langt tilbake så tenkte jeg at jeg skulle se Miyazaki- filmene, men ikke noe særlig mer. Men så dro jeg på kino for å se Your Name og jeg ble helt besatt. Når det kommer til Anime TV-serier så må jeg si at det var Yuri on Ice! som virkelig slo an for meg. Jeg har en lang liste med Anime filmer og serier jeg vil se på MyAnimeList, så det er nok bare å sette igang.

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally gotten into Anime for real. I remember my friend Annica tried to get me to watch all kinds of Anime because she’s been a fan for a while, but nothing really gripped me and made me want to watch more. I guess I just had to figure out what kind of Anime that would suit me. Even though I don’t really know my style or preferences yet. I feel like my taste in Anime can be quite similar to my taste in films, but my film taste is also very varied, so I don’t really know what to make of that. Being a film buff I thought I would just get into the Miyazaki films and that would be it, but then I saw Your Name and I feel lie that really changed the game for me. I got into Anime shows through Yuri on Ice!, and this would lead me into a period of binge-watching different Anime shows that I thought would be interesting to me. I still have a lot of Anime on my watchlist on MyAnimeList and I look forward to explore more of the Anime world. 

SOME OF MY FAVOURITES:
DEATH NOTE

En av de mest berømte anime seriene noensinne. Jeg “binget” hele serien siden den lå tilgjengelig på Netflix her i Storbritannia. Jeg likte serien veldig godt, men som de fleste sier så taper den seg litt etter episode 25 og jeg er usikker på om jeg liker slutten. Men serien er definitivt verdt å se på grunnlag av den første delen. Den viser en spennende katt og mus lek, hvor du aldri vet hvem som er katten og hvem some er musen. Det er fantastisk! I tillegg så liker jeg hovedkarakteren Light, selv om han er en skikkelig drittsekk noen ganger.

One of the most famous anime of all time. I just binged all of Death Note because it was available on Netflix here in the UK. I really liked it, but as many people have noted it does drop off a bit after episode 25 and I’m not sure if I like the ending. But the first part of this anime is an amazing cat-and-mouse game where you don’t know who’s the cat or who’s the mouse. It’s amazing! Also, I can’t help but like Light even though he’s a proper arsehole.

MY HERO ACADEMIA (BOKU NO HERO ACADEMIA):

Denne serien! Herregud! Devindra Hardawar fra Slashfilmcast anbefalte denne serien på podcasten og siden det var dem som anbefalte Your Name tenkte jeg at jeg skulle stole på deres smak innen anime. Jeg må si at de ikke skuffet. Premisset for denne serien kan virke litt kjedelig: en gutt som drømmer om å bli en superhelt og som begynner på en superheltskole. Men jeg kan love at det er mer ved denne serien enn hva førsteinntrykket gir. Jeg måtte gi det 4 episoder for jeg ble helt oppslukt. Det er nok på grunn av karakterene i serien hvor det virker som om mannen bak manga-serien har virkelig tenkt på en historie for alle karakterene vi møter og ikke bare fokuserer på hovedkarakteren. Selv om jeg elsker hovedkarakteren også. Han minner meg veldig som en energisk versjon av Harry Potter. Han er veldig sta, lidenskapelig og VELDIG Gryffindor. Denne serien er også visuelt slående og jeg anbefaler den til alle som liker denne sjangeren anime.

This show! Wow! I was blown away. It was Devindra Hardawar of the Slahfilmcast who recommended it on the podcast and since they were the guys to recommend  me Your Name, I really wanted to check this out. The premise seems a bit basic: a boy who want’s to become a superhero and goes to a superhero academy. What this show get’s right though is THE CHARACTERS! I feel like the author of the manga has thought out an arch for all of the characters in this show, and not just the main character. I really love the main character Izuku “Deku” Midoriya. I would call him Harry Potter on speed. He’s very passionate, loving and VERY Gryffindor. Also this show looks amazing! Would highly recommend. 

YURI ON ICE!

Denne serien er en skikkelig guilty-pleasure for meg. En bekjent av meg sa til meg “Det er så mye anime som gir deg den maskuline fantasien, men denne serien leverer skikkelig på den feminine fantasien”. Denne serien har en stor kvinnelig fanskare og har blitt ekstremt populær. Men det er ikke uten grunn. Denne serier har noen fantastiske karakterer, og det er virkelig styrken til denne serien. Den representerer menneskelige relasjoner på en veldig romantisk måte og får deg til å like alle karakterene i serien. De trenger ikke å ha mye drama og action for å fange oppmerksomheten din, de enkle menneskelige følelsene er nok til å få deg engasjert i historien. Serien handler om Kunstløp og jeg visste ikke at dette var noe jeg kunne bli interessert eller engasjert i. Men jeg har til og med sett på litt kunstløp i årets OL. Selv om min favoritt skøyter Yuri Plisetsky ikke er en virkelig Kunstløper. Denne serien er utrolig søt! Se den!

This is such a guilty-pleasure but I can’t help but to love it. An acquaintance of mine said “You know, there’s so much anime that is a service to the male fantasy so I just love that this anime exists for you girls”. And I don’t think he’s wrong. This show has a huge following of female fans and has become insanely popular. But not without reason. This show has some of the best characters and character relationships I’ve ever seen depicted on the screen. It has such a big heart and it doesn’t need big plot dramas to make you feel something. The simple relationships and competitions between the characters is enough to make this show compelling. Did I mention what it is about? It’s about ice skating. I never thought that ice skating would interest me, but I’ve even caught up with some ice skating in the Olympics this year. Even though it didn’t feature my favourite russian skater Yuri Plisetsky. This show is adorable! Watch it!

WATCHING NOW:  ANCIENT MAGUS BRIDE and TOKYO GHOUL:

 

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Thelma

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Yesterday I went to the Embankment Garden Cinema in London. This is actually a pop-up cinema for the BFI London Film Festival. I didn’t get the chance to see a lot of films at this years festival, but i managed to catch the showing of Thelma on the last day.

The film is directed by Joachim Trier (you can see him in the picture above). In my opinion he is one of Norway’s few auteurs. So many Norwegian filmmakers strive to make “Hollywood Blockbusters” which I think is a shame. Because what the essens of Norwegian films (for me) are the more darker and story-driven films.

Thelma is really hard to describe, and Joachim Trier himself had a hard time when trying to explain what we were about to see. Don’t expect a horror film, even though this film has horror elements to it. It has a lot of religious allagories in it, as well as a soul-searching theme as the core of the film.

I always enjoy the feeling after seeing a film that I’ve seen something I’ve never seen before. And I think that this films qualifies for that. I really liked the imagery and the way the film was shot. I may be a bit biased since it really shows the core of Norwegian nature and aesthetic. Eili Harboe was very strong and I really felt her distress and emotions. Overall I think it was a horrifying yet beautiful film.

Fingers crossed that this film gets an Oscar Nomination, because I really think it deserves it.

 

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London Life

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Hi, and welcome to my blog. Currently I’m doing my Masters at City, University of London in (you guessed it) London. I’ve lived in London for a year earlier while I was doing my undergrad studies. It’s a great city, but can be awfully large for a girl from a small country (Norway). But the city hosts some of my favourite things like football matches, art + history museums and film festivals. So for sure there is a lot more I can do here compared to what I can back home.So let me just tell you what I’ve been up to in my first few weeks in London.

My friend Christina and I at the Tate Britain

London Eye and Hampstead Heath

Tate Britain: My favourite museum! Mostly because it contains works from some of my favourite British Painters.

My personal favourite is The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. It’s feels very cliché trying to describe how you feel about art, but what I really like about this painting is the mood, the colours and her expression. Also, if you read the poem you will also see the tragedy behind the painting. I don’t know why but I just like depressing art.

I’m also a big fan of Ophelia by John Everett Millais. The Lady of Shalott was actually inspired by this painting.

In addition to this I went to an exhibition called Queer British Art. I really fell in love with Laura Knight’s Self Portrait with Nude and Henry Scott Tuke’s A Bathing Group.

Food: There are a lot of great restaurants in London. My new favourite is called The Real Greek and is (as you can guess by the name) a Greek restaurant in Soho. I think there might be a few other The Real Greek restaurants elsewhere in London as well.

Sightseeing: One of my favourite things to do once in a while is to actually go sightseeing. Even though you live in a city, it’s actually quite rare that you go and see the tourist sights. And for sure there are a lot of great places to see in London. Even though I’ve seen them before I think it’s always fun to go and have a look again.

Life: I guess I’ll be quite busy with uni in the weeks to come. But up until now I’ve manages to go for some runs in different parks, go to the cinema and been out and about with some friends.

Do you have some London must-do’s?

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