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    Quote Originally Posted by plastic•husband View Post
    LOL, Hugh Grant for Paddington 2? Over Richard Jenkins, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg?
    Richard Jenkins deserves all the nominations for TSOW!

    Saw I, Tonya and The Post this weekend. Post & TSOW will probably duke it out for Best Picture. Sebastian Stan probably won't get a nom for his work in I,Tonya, but he deserves one. I had no idea I was watching Bucky from the Captain America films up on screen. Margot Robbie I thought also did an excellent job, and I wouldn't be mad if she got a nom. Streep was dynamite in The Post as well, but I think this year the Best Actress category is Sally Hawkins' to lose for TSOW.

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    I’d say it’s between Sally and Saoirse right now. Toss-up at this point.
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    ^Hmm, not to jinx her chances but I think Frances is the hottest choice. She’s been walking away with every award she’s been nominated for lately.

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    If Frances wins the fn SAG... she'll be unbeatable.

    My criterion for Best Actress is probably not your criterion.. and it's probably not what it was even last year, but I think Margot Robbie should win. And she probably won't win anything from this point on.

    Yet, sometimes a nomination is an award in itself. Margot, I'd say, is a lock. You just never know. They like to be funky sometimes in the actress categories. If they do put a surprise up, I don't see it hurting her.

    If Chau and Blige can both make it to supporting that will be a surprise to me. I think Laurie and Allison are fighting for it. Octavia gets in because TSOW was incredible, she was great and Oscar loves her... but other than that.. Holly Hunter getting in wouldn't surprise me at all.
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    I just saw Three Billboards and want it to win endless awards. McDormand and Rockwell were incredible.

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    I'm sorry to say that I kind of had the opposite reaction to Three Billboards. And I'm tired of Frances McDormand parading her scowl everywhere and calling that a performance.

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    Seen 'The Darkest Hour' and I think as a performance, it was good, but it was just your classic overly-theatrical English WW2 performance with added prosthetics- and I absolutley hated that every male actor portrayed their character as pronouncing R's as W's.. Would love a more nuanced performance to take the Oscar over Oldman. Come on Chalamet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    I’d say it’s between Sally and Saoirse right now. Toss-up at this point.
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    ^Hmm, not to jinx her chances but I think Frances is the hottest choice. She’s been walking away with every award she’s been nominated for lately.
    Interesting, one plays a character that can't speak at all and the other plays a character that doesn't know when to shut up. My personal pick thus far is Hawkins and I think she's also the safe bet, too. You know the trend goes that for performances a disability=award at the Oscars.

    Finally saw Lady Bird, and...it was good. Maybe I let the hype get to me, but I was expecting something a bit more. Given the crop of great films I've already seen in 2017, I'd not be surprised if it got some Oscar noms (actress, supporting actress, screenplay, etc) but I'd really be surprised if it came away with any actual Oscar wins.

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    ^Crispy, I felt the exact same way. I went in thinking.. damn, FINALLY, they're going to nominate Greta for something and it will be directing. At that time the only lock for director was Nolan.
    I thought that Frances Ha was a sensation. It was wonderfully directed and edited. It had something that a lot of movies that year didn't and that was heart. Wonderful backdrops and really top notch stuff going on. Very hip.

    Lady Bird wasn't any of that.. it certainly isn't that great an achievement in directing. I mean, there are some films that have direction that isn't just a bit more seamless and smooth.. but images and camera angles and blocking that you know took directors like Luca and Jordan and Del Toro and Villeneuve and Wright, and even Patty Jenkins and a movie like IT! with Andrés Muschietti.. so beautiful that film. I just can't say Greta was better than any of them. She is certainly better than Martin McDonagh, imo, though.

    One of my favorite directed films is I, Tonya. A movie that relies almost entirely on a singular kind of aesthetic or it falls apart. If you waver from it you lose what it has going for itself. Which is why I can't believe no one is even considering Craig Gillespie.
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    If TSOW wins all the big stuff, I won't complain. Sorry to say this year just wasn't that great in film.. well, actually it was really great but not the films that are getting so much love at Oscar.
    Last year I thought was incredible! Arrival, La La Land, Moonlight, Hidden Figures.. Fences, Jackie, Elle.. and on and on.
    I saw La La Land and Arrival multiple times before the Oscar ceremony.. La La Land so many I won't own up to it.

    nostalgia. sniff sniff.

    Ratings went down this year from last at The Globes. I think the ratings will probably be down at The Oscars this year from last. A number of reasons why but if you just focus on film and the films alone... you can make some arguments that they didn't have the energetic audiences. Dunkirk.. Darkest Hour.. The Post.. oscar bait of the oldest standard and hardly any audience outside the art houses. Even CMBYN and TSOW aren't easily digested although I love them.
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