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  • Ryan Lapierre
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    #172315

    Budapest is doing miraculously well in everything. It got nominated in all the guilds. And just dominated the BAFTA nominations. Is it possible for this film to take down the front runners like Boyhood or Birdman?

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    No way. I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

    THE ACADEMY AWARDS DO NOT LIKE WES ANDERSON!!!

    While a Best Picture nod is possible, it will not win. Besides out of all the Wes Anderson films he has ever made, they garnered a total of four nominations! 

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    Cheshire
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    Considering The Grand Budapest Hotel got in everywhere and I mean everywhere. If it starts winning these awards, it can be a really strong possibility.

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    Junk
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    Ya, it doesn’t fit the prototype of a Best Picture Winner type. It does seem to have a passionate support which makes me believe it will get a resounding total nominations from all fields but alas it might go down like American Hustle or at best win for the Screenplay.

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    Chris Beachum
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    No way. I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

    THE ACADEMY AWARDS DO NOT LIKE WES ANDERSON!!!

    While a Best Picture nod is possible, it will not win. Besides out of all the Wes Anderson films he has ever made, they garnered a total of four nominations! 

    And Richard Linklater films have been burning up Oscar ballots before now?

    It will not win Best Picture, but it will easily receive 7 or 8 nominations… Picture, Director, Screenplay, Production Design, Score, Costumes, and possibly Ralph Fiennes, Editing, Makeup, Sound.

    As for wins, Score is certainly possible because Alexandre Desplat is way overdue. Screenplay could get on a role like “Her” surprisingly did last year. Production Design and Costumes are possible.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I honestly think it’s taken Selma’s place as the #4 in line. It has had a meteoric rise lately, and I would love to see it continue. I think that its status will really hinge on if it can get some surprise nominations. Fiennes, Editing and Cinematography are nominations that are possible but somewhat unlikely. If it leads the nominations instead of Birdman, then it will be a legitimate contender.

    Who would have thought that the two earliest releases of the bunch would be the ones that are still being discussed like this.

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    [quote=”tyman21″]No way. I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

    THE ACADEMY AWARDS DO NOT LIKE WES ANDERSON!!!

    While a Best Picture nod is possible, it will not win. Besides out of all the Wes Anderson films he has ever made, they garnered a total of four nominations! 

    And Richard Linklater films have been burning up Oscar ballots before now?

    It will not win Best Picture, but it will easily receive 7 or 8 nominations… Picture, Director, Screenplay, Production Design, Score, Costumes, and possibly Ralph Fiennes, Editing, Makeup, Sound.

    As for wins, Score is certainly possible because Alexandre Desplat is way overdue. Screenplay could get on a role like “Her” surprisingly did last year. Production Design and Costumes are possible.[/quote]

    How much I would love it if Desplat won for this and not The Imitation Game. 

    I don’t think it’s taking Picture, but if it really does lead the pack, I see Academy voters channeling their votes into the Screenplay, both as a way to honor Anderson and because Birdman and Boyhood feel more like directorial achievements (unless they think awarding Birdman through Michael Keaton isn’t a sufficient way of recognizing Inarritu). 

     

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    24Emmy
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    As for wins, Score is certainly possible because Alexandre Desplat is way overdue.

     

    Will that score even be nominated? He has The Imitation Game (Golden Globe nominee) and also Unbroken.

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    Chris Beachum
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    BAFTA chose to nominate him for Budapest. My prediction is that he will get in for both Budapest and Imitation.

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    He also mentioned in an interview with Pete Hammond at Deadline that this score is a career highlight for him. He’s worried that since the film was released so early, that it would be forgot. Given the love the film has recieved this awards season, that most likely won’t be the case. And “Grand Budapest Hotel” can be added to the very slim list of early releases finding Oscar success.

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    Junk
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    [quote=”Chris Beachum”][quote=”tyman21″]No way. I have said it before and I’ll say it again.

    THE ACADEMY AWARDS DO NOT LIKE WES ANDERSON!!!

    While a Best Picture nod is possible, it will not win. Besides out of all the Wes Anderson films he has ever made, they garnered a total of four nominations! 

    And Richard Linklater films have been burning up Oscar ballots before now?

    It will not win Best Picture, but it will easily receive 7 or 8 nominations… Picture, Director, Screenplay, Production Design, Score, Costumes, and possibly Ralph Fiennes, Editing, Makeup, Sound.

    As for wins, Score is certainly possible because Alexandre Desplat is way overdue. Screenplay could get on a role like “Her” surprisingly did last year. Production Design and Costumes are possible.[/quote]

    How much I would love it if Desplat won for this and not The Imitation Game. 

    I don’t think it’s taking Picture, but if it really does lead the pack, I see Academy voters channeling their votes into the Screenplay, both as a way to honor Anderson and because Birdman and Boyhood feel more like directorial achievements (unless they think awarding Birdman through Michael Keaton isn’t a sufficient way of recognizing Inarritu). 

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    As much as I’ve loved Alexandre Desplat’s scores throughout the years, I really hope Jóhann Jóhannsson gets proper recognition for his exquisite score in The Theory of Everything this year.

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    GermanGuidanceSystem
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    I honestly think it’s taken Selma’s place as the #4 in line. It has had a meteoric rise lately, and I would love to see it continue. I think that its status will really hinge on if it can get some surprise nominations. Fiennes, Editing and Cinematography are nominations that are possible but somewhat unlikely. If it leads the nominations instead of Birdman, then it will be a legitimate contender.

    Who would have thought that the two earliest releases of the bunch would be the ones that are still being discussed like this.

    Hi, I’m also a big fan of Grand Budapest Hotel.

    I don’t know of its Oscar BP and BD chances, but I would argue it definitely has a shot at winning one of the big ones at BAFTA.

    I live in the North-West of England. I have happened to end up in conversations with friends about GBH, all of whom have bloody raved about it. 4 film production students (2 teenage girls and 2 teenage lads) to a person absolutely adored it and all said it was one of the best films they have seen, in recent memory, with 3 of them terming it ‘a masterpiece’. 2 teenage writers (1 a published short story writer and another a prolific blogger) have it in their top 3 films ever. A 60 something friend of mine has watched it 5 times now.

    I watched GBH a few months ago. I don’t like Wes Anderson films. Just their trailers annoy the heck out of me, and put me off. And I’d never really taken to Ralph Fiennes. I stumbled across GBH, to find it enchantingly different. I can’t think of any other film that it reminds me of. Each frame is composed and arranged with the skill of an Old Master. Yes, it’s self-consciously arty but this is balanced with whip-crack, sublime zaniness, interesting themes, and a hysterically witty lead performance by Fiennes, who is a revelation.

    Now, if a host (though allbeit small sample) of informed teenagers from the North-West of England unaminously adore a film set in 1930s Europe with a lead performance by a 50 something, dandy character – then you have to wonder the scale and depth of appreciation that BAFTA members, obvious Europhiles, established, moneyed people, will have for it, don’t you?

    The BAFTA Best Picture race is v interesting. 2 of the contenders, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, are also up for Best British Film. GBP isn’t, of course; but yet GBH obviously aches with Europeanness, with an English actor at its heart. A BAFTA member can only vote for GBH for a Best Film award in the overall Best Film category.

    The Supporting Actor nom for Ethan Hawke reveals Boyhood’s strength, but while Boyhood is wonderfully universal it still is American to its roots, whereas GBH is rooted in Europeanness. Emmanuelle Riva’s recent BAFTA BA win, for an arty French language film (with similar themes of memories and decay, I might add), taking down Jen Lawrence (among others), demonstrates the power of that factor, I think.

    I also find it interesting that GBH topped the BAFTA noms with but 1 acting nom (understandable given Ralph Fiennes dominates the film). It could potentially be argued that GBH’s support at BAFTA is even stronger than its 11 noms suggest. GBH has a large cast so I imagine actors will have no reservations about voting for it (as they may have done last year at AMPAS re Gravity, for example). 

         
        

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel winning is BP is highly unlikely. The Academy has seen its BP awarded to films in different genres over the years, but has a pure comedy (their idea of “not serious enough” probably) like this ever won, against serious dramas like Boyhood and The Imitation Game? I think not.

    It is likely to win some Oscars though. The biggest it can get is Screenplay in my opinion. Perhaps it can also take one or two tech categories. But Director and Picture are next to impossible. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel winning is BP is highly unlikely. The Academy has seen its BP awarded to films in different genres over the years, but has a pure comedy (their idea of “not serious enough” probably) like this ever won, against serious dramas like Boyhood and The Imitation Game? I think not.

    It is likely to win some Oscars though. The biggest it can get is Screenplay in my opinion. Perhaps it can also take one or two tech categories. But Director and Picture are next to impossible. 

    I do agree that it doesn’t fit into the academy’s usual voting tendencies, but every once in a while they do like to laugh. Annie Hall was Woody Allen’s 8th film, like Grand Budapest for Wes Anderson. Coincidence of course, but with comedians, the academy takes a while to reward them, and Allen followed a similar nomination path as Anderson did, and he can really break in with this film. I still don’t expect it to win Best Picture right now, and especially not best director, but this is starting to looki like the best alternative to people who don’t want to reward Boyhood.

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