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  • Tonbone
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    I saw Trumbo twice this week and I thought it was so sublime. Last year the big winner at the Oscars was Birdman a film about the movie industry a film that is critical of the movie industry so could Trumbo win Best picture or best actor because of those factors and how well done it is??

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    benbraddock
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    #199475

    Trumbo will be nominated for 1 academy award. Best actor Bryan Cranston

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    jf123
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    I dont think Cranston will get in due to a pretty bad marketing campaign which makes it look like he is playing a cartoon character. But, If Winslet and/or Vikander get sent to Lead, I think Helen Mirren could get in.

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    Echo469
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    #199477

    No (zero) nominations for Trumbo.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    #199478

    Bryan Cranston is absolutely getting a nomination and I assert that he could even win the award. The marketing campagin does not matter, screeners do, and his perfomrance is phenomenal, amazing, Oscar-worthy! I know that people on here don’t understand it, but this film and performance will have huge appeal to a large section of academy voters. (I also believe that once people actually see The Revenant it’s numbers and support will go way down. It’s being overhyped).

    Personally, I think Trumbo should get major nominations – Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress (Diane Lane as his wife Cleo really delivers), Production Design, Costume Design, and Adapted Screenplay. But unfortunately I am predicting it will only get a Best Actor nomination. The ACTING branch is the one that will embrace this movie (and perhaps the writers branch, since it is about one of their own. Just can’t figure out which film won’t get nominated in that crowded category to make room for Trumbo). I absolutely loved this movie and think Bryan Cranston gives my second favorite performance by a lead actor that I have seen so far this year (Eddie Redmayne is my #1).

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    Halo_Insider
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    #199479

    As much of a fan of Cranston as I am, I don’t think anyone is going to even remember the movie in a few months.

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    tennisfreak
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    #199480

    It’ll need the NBR or NYFCC to make a stink to save it so people look at the screener. I could see the NBR voting for Cranston.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    #199481

    Trumbo will likely get 0-2 Oscar nominations

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    Rooney Moore
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    #199482

    I don’t think a SAG nom for Cranston is far fetched. They like their TV veterans.

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    OnTheAisle
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    Bryan Cranston’s performance of Dalton Trumbo is a devisive one. Some marvel at the four time Emmy winner’s disappearance into the frequent use of his hands mannerisms, the awkward gait, and the unique speech pattern of the blacklisted writer. Others scoff at the affected performance and are simply unable to suspend disbelief. I found Cranston’s performance shockingly inadequate.

    Cranston employs his bag of tricks to demonstrate physical imitations to capture the essence of the two time Oscar winner, screenplay awards for Roman Holiday and The Brave One. I never believed I was watching Dalton Trumbo. The artifice is insubstantial.

    For me, the exemplary performances of Trumbo are Diane Lane as Mrs. Trumbo and John Goodman as a movie producer driven by greed and sexual conquest hurt Cranston’s performance. Lane and Goodman are so real, unaffected in their screen moments that Cranston suffers by comparison. He never appears at ease in his own skin. Director Jay Roach (the Austin Powers series and Meet the Fockers) is no help.

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    clay bryce
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    I don’t think there will be any Oscar nominations for this film because it is not a movie.  It’s a nicely-acted, nicely-directed HBO movie that would have been nominated for at least 10 Emmys.  It probably would have won Best MAde for TV Movie (if Truth didn’t beat it), and Bryan Cranston probably would have won his sixth or seventh Emmy.  But an Oscar for this film, he is not going to get.  If, by some chance, that the acting branch does nominate him for Best Actor, his will be the very first name you can scratch off when narrowing down your prediction for who will win Best Actor. 

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    Filmatelist
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    The film is not very good, essentially a Blacklist 101 if you know absolutely nothing about HUAC or the red scare in Hollywood.  Cranston is fine in a showy part, but not so good that denying him a nod is unthinkable.  The writing is a bit too on-the-nose in its polticial commentary (not to mention Louis CK’s Chekhov’s cough), but since very few films are about the nobility of writing screenplays, the writing branch might embrace it.  Still, if it goes away from nomination day empty-handed, there won’t be any injustice to it. 

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    manakamana
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    Thanks to SAG-AFTRA (perhaps more AFTRA?), I spent 10 bucks seeing this pedestrian, self-congratulatory Hollywood claptrap on a big screen, presumably because HBO declined it. If Cranston gets nominated for this level of work considering the stuff he’s won Emmys for, it’ll be a strong indication of the Oscars losing legitimate ground of prestige to the television industry.

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    Patrick
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    #199488

    I don’t see this getting any nominations. Just because actors embraced it doesn’t mean the majority of AMPAS will.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I continue to be flummoxed by all the negativity towards this GREAT movie and amazing performance by Cranston! I think it s an age thing: near or over 50, you get it, under that age, you don’t. The comments on here are so odd to me. I saw a great movie with a great central performance that deserves Oscar gold! I believe he will be nominated for Oscar and WIN the SAG award. I am predicting two nominations from Oscar: Cranston and the screenplay. 

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