Does Interstellar deserve a Best Picture nomination?

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  • Beyonce
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    Discuss.

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    Halo_Insider
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    I personally don’t think so. The effects were incredibly immersive (seeing it in IMAX, the first jump through the wormhole they did left me pretty giddy), but the story itself wasn’t quite able to sweep me up in the emotional way that it was aiming for. I enjoyed the film, and the performances, but there were better films that warrant attention over it.

    That said, I liked Interstellar better than a handful of the frontrunners for BP nominations, so if it managed to squeeze in over them, I can’t say that I would mind too much.  

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    Cheshire
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    No, It’s good but not that good in my opinion.

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    MrGoodWood
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    Nah… It’s easily the worst of Nolan’s films and there are 10 pictures that deserve it more than Interstellar.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Yes it does. It’s a epic masterpiece. After seeing it 3 times it just gets better and better. But I know why people don’t like it maybe it has a confusing plot and cheesy moments but I think it deserves a BP nomination.

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    Atypical
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    No. This topic was already covered in the “Interstellar” tech thread.

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    Nessie
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    It’s certainly much better a film (and has a higher Metacritic score) than Theory of Everything and Imitation Game. 

    It’s also a film that must be seen more than once to be appreciated. Unlike, say, Grand Budapest Hotel which I liked very much when I first saw it but when I saw it again, just came off as an overly precious affectation. 

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I think wholeheartedly that “Interstellar” deserves a Best Picture nomination. I thought it was Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious, most creatively and emotionally risky film, and I thought those risks paid off big time. I was so under its spell during those three hours that I wanted them to immediately start it from the beginning and play it again.

    As the spell wore off over the hours, I wondered if the developments in the last third of the movie would lose some people. I thought it was all extraordinary, but I suspected its heart-on-its-sleeve sentimentality would turn some people off. I was right. To some degree, this is a film that enthralls you from beginning to end, or else loses you completely. There’s less middle ground for this film, thus less likely to be a comfy consensus choice for awards. Too many people hate it — bold, underlined, italicized, and in all caps HATE it.

    But to me, it’s a masterpiece and will quite likely be on my list of the decade’s best films.

    So even though quite a few people hate it, I wish this would be nominated (but almost definitely won’t be at this point), because there are several other nominees that exist entirely in the middling middle ground, like “Theory of Everything” and “Imitation Game,” which are perfectly adequate for the most part, designed not to offend anyone — though “Imitation” is somewhat offensive in how it makes Alan Turing’s sexuality and persecution an afterthought.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I think it totally does deserve it. It’s one of the best films of the year and I think it could surprise everyone by being a Best Picture nominee when the Oscars come out!

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    BenitoDelicias
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    If The Theory of Everything is nominated, then YES!
    If American Sniper is nominated, then YES!
    And if Boyhood can be nominated and win (which at this point everybody knows it will), then YES!

    Half of that eventual list will be filled with lesser films. So even though I know why it won’t be nominated, I can’t accept it. It’s obviously out and it’s easy to understand why, but common, a lot of mediocre gimmicky films are getting lots of attention and will be getting some undeserved nominations

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    I think wholeheartedly that “Interstellar” deserves a Best Picture nomination. I thought it was Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious, most creatively and emotionally risky film, and I thought those risks paid off big time. I was so under its spell during those three hours that I wanted them to immediately start it from the beginning and play it again.

    As the spell wore off over the hours, I wondered if the developments in the last third of the movie would lose some people. I thought it was all extraordinary, but I suspected its heart-on-its-sleeve sentimentality would turn some people off. I was right. To some degree, this is a film that enthralls you from beginning to end, or else loses you completely. There’s less middle ground for this film, thus less likely to be a comfy consensus choice for awards. Too many people hate it — bold, underlined, italicized, and in all caps HATE it.

    But to me, it’s a masterpiece and will quite likely be on my list of the decade’s best films.

    So even though quite a few people hate it, I wish this would be nominated (but almost definitely won’t be at this point), because there are several other nominees that exist entirely in the middling middle ground, like “Theory of Everything” and “Imitation Game,” which are perfectly adequate for the most part, designed not to offend anyone — though “Imitation” is somewhat offensive in how it makes Alan Turing’s sexuality and persecution an afterthought.

    ^THIS! 

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    Nessie
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    Totally agree Daniel. I think it’s a film that – years from now – people will be astonished it didn’t win an Oscar and then go.. what the hell was The Imitation Game? Never heard of it.

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    IMO. Not worthy. I can name 12 films I think deserve the nomination before Interstellar. It should however get 4-6 nominations and win 3 oscars!!!

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    CanadianFan
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    Pretty much what Daniel said.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    IMO. Not worthy. I can name 12 films I think deserve the nomination before Interstellar. It should however get 4-6 nominations and win 3 oscars!!!

    I can name 12 films that don’t deserve to be nominated over Interstellar. 

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