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    Remember when nomination morning came in back in 2010. It was really a battle between The King’s Speech and The Social Network (the latter is obviously the better film) for Best Picture, but there was one glaring omission that to this day I still can’t believe they snubbed. Christopher Nolan was not in Best Directing, and Lee Smith was not in Best Editing. The film was nominated for other awards like Picture and managed to win 4 awards at the ceremony including Cinematography (Roger Deakins will NEVER win! Arrgh!), Visual Effects and both Sound categories.

    Call it a gut feeling, but I think that the Academy, a naturally more old-fashioned group of voters, will not be over-the-moon (pun implied) with Gravity. I have the feeling that Alfonso Cuaron may be in trouble for Direction and Editing. While all the other critic awards and audiences are just falling all over themselves for this film, I am not sure about how Gravity will fair with the more old-fashioned Academy. Here are my opinions about how these “locks” may or may not be in trouble.

    Best Picture: Pretty much guaranteed. Would be a true shock if omitted.
    Best Director: If Cuaron is left off in favour for someone else, it would be shocking, but understandable. The same thing happened to countless other people, including Ben Affleck and Christopher Nolan.
    Best Actress: I also think that this could happen, but I am almost guaranteeing that Bullock will get in again.
    Best Original Score: Without a doubt in.
    Best Sound Editing/Mixing: Definitely be in.
    Best Cinematography: Absolutely it will stay.
    Best Production Design: I think it will be obvious enough for the Academy, and they may go for something more “obvious”.
    Best Film Editing: The movie has only 60-some-odd cuts in the whole movie. It could be in trouble in this category.
    Best Visual Effects: What do you think??!! 

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    babypook
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    The next Inception? TSN is “obviously” the better film??? Roger Deakins will NEVER win??? Old-fashioned voters?? (what about the ones who mark their ballots with crayons?) Ouch Tyler!!!  LOLOL!

    Inception has a spectacular story-line with a full cast of terrific perfs and the visuals to enhance it. That’s half true-ish for Gravity.

    The TSN fans have the edge over Gravity lovers, but the gap is closing.

    I’m not entirely convinced the latter will win “4” Oscars, but it’s in there fighting for BP and BD. Anything is possible with the Academy and it’s voting ‘system’..

     

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    The next Inception? TSN is “obviously” the better film??? Roger Deakins will NEVER win??? Old-fashioned voters?? (what about the ones who mark their ballots with crayons?) Ouch Tyler!!!  LOLOL!

    Inception has a spectacular story-line with a full cast of terrific perfs and the visuals to enhance it. That’s half true-ish for Gravity.

    The TSN fans have the edge over Gravity lovers, but the gap is closing.

    I’m not entirely convinced the latter will win “4” Oscars, but it’s in there fighting for BP and BD. Anything is possible with the Academy and it’s voting ‘system’..

     

    I’m sorry, I voice the truth. I was not implying that The Social Network was better than Gravity, I was saying that it was better than The King’s Speech which won Best Picture. Looking at Deakins’ track record, it will probably be a cold day in hell when Deakins wins an Oscar. The voters are old-fashioned. No Sci-Fi film has ever won Best Picture, no Sci-Fi actor has ever won, (I know Gravity is not “Sci-Fi” but I think that is what they will assume it is because it takes place in space). I am convinced that it will win a cache of Oscars like Inception did, I am just a little unconvinced that Cuaron is a “lock” for Director.

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    This comparison is a stretch in many ways. Gravity is much more reality based than Inception, it’s a different year with very different contenders, and Inception never had the traction Gravity has or won the awards it has… There’s no similiarities whatsoever. The only thing they have in common is they both loosely fit the term “sci-fi”.

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    I doubt Cuaron misses. If any of the favs miss, it will be McQueen.

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    This comparison is a stretch in many ways. Gravity is much more reality based than Inception, it’s a different year with very different contenders, and Inception never had the traction Gravity has or won the awards it has… There’s no similiarities whatsoever. The only thing they have in common is they both loosely fit the term “sci-fi”.

    Excellent points. I am not denying by any stretch of the imagination that Gravity will not do well. I think Gravity will take home at least four or five awards. And I thought Inception had similar traction, it won a lot of awards and some critics’ awards even gave it Best Picture and/or Director. 

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    There are a couple of big differences. Inception was a film based in mythology and driven by it. Gravity is based in a semi-reality, and it’s driven by its performances and suspense. Inception is pure sci-fi. While that’s only a mere aspect of Gravity. You can’t really engage with Inception if you resent the genre. That’s not the case with Gravity. Also, unlike Inception, Gravity is likely contending in a lead acting category. That’s gotta count for something. The Clooney Factor probably helps a bit as well. Ultimately, I don’t think they’re comparable.

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