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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    With American Hustle changing it’s place, it seems that every film is running as fast as they can towards Comedy and leaving the Drama category as barren as the surface of the moon. This is, and I think will always be, the weakest Drama Film year in human history (not because of the quality of the films but because of how many submissions there are).

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    Tye-Grr
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    There are still plenty of strong dramas competing… ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Gravity’, ‘August: Osage County’, ‘Out of the Furnace’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Rush’, ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Butler’, ‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘The Spectacular Now’, ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’, ‘Her’, etc.

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    Renaton
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    A lot of the big contenders are in drama. The two frotnrunners are in Drama, and plus a lot of other films. The race is not defined by American Hustle by any means. It’s the same way it’s always been on Drama. The only difference is that comedy is usually a wasteland in awards season, but this year we have several.

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    Tye-Grr
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    A lot of the big contenders are in drama. The two frotnrunners are in Drama, and plus a lot of other films. The race is not defined by American Hustle by any means. It’s the same way it’s always been on Drama. The only difference is that comedy is usually a wasteland in awards season, but this year we have several.

    Yes, exactly this. There shouldn’t be any ‘The Tourist’, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, or ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ this year.  

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    Riley
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    The two frontrunners are in Drama

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    Beau S.
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    Many films seem to be flocking to comedy to improve their chances – which seems to effectively be lowering their chances as the field becomes more competitive.

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    Beau S.
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    There are still plenty of strong dramas competing… ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Gravity’, ‘August: Osage County‘, ‘Out of the Furnace’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Rush’, ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Butler’, ‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘The Spectacular Now’, ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’, ‘Her‘, etc.

    These have been placed in comedy.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^Oh, okay, thanks. Regardless, the drama category is not lacking.

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    CanadianFan
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    This is the first time *ever* that I can recall the comedy lineup (seemingly) being stronger than the drama lineup.

    Your mileage will vary, but I adored A:OC, and David O Russell’s latest will probably make my top ten as well (if it’s similar in quality to SLP). Compare that to… Captain Phillips, which is an ok thriller, but nothing special.

    Blue Jasmine has good performances, but it felt lacking to me. And I despise The Butler.
    Once you get past Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, there is a HUGE gap in quality. I suppose the comedy contenders could disappoint me, but I don’t see any way in which the drama lineup is stronger (for my tastes).

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    There are still plenty of strong dramas competing… ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Gravity’, ‘August: Osage County’, ‘Out of the Furnace’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, ‘Captain Phillips’, ‘Rush’, ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Butler’, ‘Fruitvale Station’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘The Spectacular Now’, ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’, ‘Her’, etc.

    I don’t think the August, or Her are in Drama. But what I mean from the post is that all the once pre-concieved Dramas seem to be running as fast as they can towards Comedy and leaving the Drama category very dry. It will be a Gravity-Twelve Years a Slave year for the Golden Globes, in my opinion, with a slight edge over Gravity just because they like to give the “Best Drama” category to technical marvels. 

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    Perhaps, but from the sounds of it, they didn’t exactly run to the comedy so much as get forced into it, at least in ‘American Hustle’s’ case.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Perhaps, but from the sounds of it, they didn’t exactly run to the comedy so much as get forced into it, at least in ‘American Hustle’s’ case.

    To me, American Hustle looks like a Drama with Comedy elements. There are plenty of movies that are dramas with comedy elements in them, it doesn’t make them “comedies”. The Help two years ago was rightfully placed in the correct category because even though I laughed hysterically at certain scenes in the film, I still consider it a Drama. 

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    Scottferguson
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    The biggest joke is the idea that A:OC is a comedy. It’s not. It has a few moments of outrageous humor, but they are few and far between. When mass audiences show up expecting one, my guess is it will make in not a few cases people angry about being so misled.

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    delerian
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    With American Hustle changing it’s place, it seems that
    every film is running as fast as they can towards Comedy and leaving
    the Drama category as barren as the surface of the moon. This is, and I
    think will always be, the weakest Drama Film year in human history (not
    because of the quality of the films but because of how many submissions
    there are).

    It is not weak, it is exceedingly strong. 12YAS and Gravity are the top reviewed films in nearly a decade. When you see two titans playing in the drama category, a move to comedy category seems wise if you can pull it off.

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    Tye-Grr
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    [quote=”Tye-Grr”]Perhaps, but from the sounds of it, they didn’t exactly run to the comedy so much as get forced into it, at least in ‘American Hustle’s’ case.

    To me, American Hustle looks like a Drama with Comedy elements. There are plenty of movies that are dramas with comedy elements in them, it doesn’t make them “comedies”. The Help two years ago was rightfully placed in the correct category because even though I laughed hysterically at certain scenes in the film, I still consider it a Drama. [/quote]

    I’m not basing it off of personal opinion, it’s just the article says they submitted to drama, but the HFPA committee made them switch to comedy.

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