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Does “Son of Saul” still have a chance to get nominated in major categories at the oscars?

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  • Rinolo Twenty-two
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    Do you still think this film could be nominated like Amour did in 2012? “Amour” was a much slower film than “Son of Saul” is. The movie has so many elements the academy loves to masturbate to. It was a great film.

    I think the movie still have a chance to sneak into the following categories:

    Best Picture
    Best Director
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Best Foreign Language Film (obviously)
    Best Original Screenplay
    Best Cinematography
    Best Sound Mixing
    Best Sound Editing

    The film has excellent sound design, it really should be a frontrunner there.

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    Riley
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    Actor is out of the question and screenplay would be if original was not hella shallow, but I do think that the potential is there for it to surge in each of the other categories that you mentioned.  There are enough holes in the supposed frontrunners and Son of Saul has the gravitas, quality, studio and release date to sneak in there.

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    Eddy Q
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    I don’t see it getting any craft nominations – Best Cinematography seems to look more settled every day with Carol, The Hateful Eight, Mad Max, The Revenant and Sicario being the likely nominees. (If any of those don’t make the cut, it’s probably Hateful Eight.) On top of that, no foreign film to my knowledge has ever been nominated for Sound categories without numerous other tech noms. I’m pretty sure Sound Editing would be out of the question anyway; Sound Mixing would be the more appropriate place to reward it.

    I’d say it has an outside chance in Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. If the film registers with the directors branch then it’s a real dark horse, as it’s arguably the most acclaimed debut in years. But Nemes obviously doesn’t have the auteur career-recognition factor that Michael Haneke did, nor is Son of Saul as popular as the previous debut film to get nominated for Picture/Director, Beasts of the Southern Wild.   

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    manakamana
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    I wouldn’t never count Sony Pictures Classics out of the conversation. Just last year they managed three wins for Whiplash, a win for Julianne Moore, major nominations for Foxcatcher and even four nominations for Mr. Turner. This is their big play this year, and they know how to get their movies to the voters who would appreciate them. And I think it’s the type of movie that doesn’t necessarily need a huge ton of precursor mentions to wind up sneaking in. 

    But it’s still an uphill battle. I would rank the categories it has a shot in as: 
    Foreign Language (inevitable winner here) 
    Sound Mixing
    Director
    Picture
    Actor
    Screenplay 
    Cinematography (very outside shot) 

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    Rinolo Twenty-two
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    I wouldn’t never count Sony Pictures Classics out of the conversation. Just last year they managed three wins for Whiplash, a win for Julianne Moore, major nominations for Foxcatcher and even four nominations for Mr. Turner. This is their big play this year, and they know how to get their movies to the voters who would appreciate them. And I think it’s the type of movie that doesn’t necessarily need a huge ton of precursor mentions to wind up sneaking in. 

    But it’s still an uphill battle. I would rank the categories it has a shot in as: 
    Foreign Language (inevitable winner here) 
    Sound Mixing
    Director
    Picture
    Actor
    Screenplay 
    Cinematography (very outside shot) 

    That’s exactly what I was going to say, Sony Pictures Classics has improved their campaign teams over the years.

    Is “Son of Saul” eligible for the BAFTA’s? In 2012, the only major precursor where Amour get major nominations, like Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, was at the BAFTA’s. We probably could see those types of nominations there for this year. 

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    I think it can be our unexpected big dog in game. Rooting for it a lot!

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    Riley
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    I believe that Son of Saul will unfortunately not show up at BAFTA because it does not come out there until April.

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