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  • Zach Lozano
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    Judging from the precursors, this year’s ceremony is looking to be incredibly predictable. The past few years have had very close races that could’ve gone in a number of different directions, however I feel like this year is shaping up to be like 2010 when all the frontrunners prevailed at GG,CC,SAG, and BAFTA. Do y’all see this being another 2010? Let’s just hope the Neil Patrick Harris does a better hosting gig than Hathaway and Franco… 

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    AMG
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    Past few years have been very predictable. Last year the only question was Supporting Actress, which ended up going to the frontrunner who won the majority of precursors.

    The year before, Director had a big question mark. But only because the frontrunner missed out on a nod.

    Best Actor has some interest, but in the next few weeks, SAG & BAFTA may well sort out that race as having a clear cut winner.  

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    joesilver
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    #174226

    At least 2010 had The King’s Speech Vs. The Social Network.

    Also Melissa Leo was snubbed at the BAFTA and Christian Bale lost the BAFTA against Geoffrey Rush.

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    Junk
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    Even last year there was a serious fight to the finish race between 12 Years and Gravity. Both unprecedently tied at the PGAs, plus Gravity was hugely backed by the critics as well. Supporting Actress and to a lesser degree Best Actor were also in many ways not nearly locks. Plus surprise win for Original Screenplay. And may I add the presence of major movie stars present last year.

    This year, all the major categories’ outcome is pretty obvious – Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, S. Actor, S. Actress are locks. Screenplay categories have two contenders. The craft categories are the ones which might surprise. 

    So how predictable? Very very :/ 

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    babypook
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    #174228

    For crying out loud!

    Predictable predictable, same ‘ol same ‘ol “giveusasurpriseshakethingsup” blahblahblah.

    Turn off you television set. Dont read anything Oscar-related. Stay away from ALL Entertainment and Blogger sites. Forget what if anything you’ve learned and gleaned from Oscar history, tradition, tastes and politics. Plus, park your brain at the door.

     

    Then perhaps we’ll all be freaking surprised.

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    Halo_Insider
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    Actor wasn’t quite locked in, but there was definitely a near-certainty on who the victor would be. McConaughey had won everything major except for BAFTA. Dallas Buyers Club was also clearly loved by both the Academy and Hollywood in general, given how it managed to earn a SAG Ensemble nod (despite getting most of its mileage out of its two central performances) and landed a surprise Editing nomination. Original Screenplay was a real race, but given how Her had managed to win for its Screenplay at the Golden Globes, BFCA, and WGA, it wasn’t a real shock. 

    But, yeah, there seem to be a lot of locks. Actor is still a race, at the very least until SAG. Both Screenplay categories are a little up in the air. Original is likely going to be a fight between Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel. The latter is more of a writer’s achievement, I think, but the win could all depend on whether the Academy is more partial to awarding Alejandro or Wes Anderson this year. Adapted I’m not too certain of. I’d like to think of Whiplash having a shot, if people are able to go for it over The Imitation Game, but maybe the passion for American Sniper translates to a win there. Then again, if a backlash against it takes effect, there’s a good chance that Screenplay is the last thing they’d end up wanting to award it for. 

    I agree that the technical categories are a lot harder to pin down, given how we don’t have something like Gravity in play to sweep everything.

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    KyleBailey
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    Last year was actually pretty predictable but not confident predictable. Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress, both screenplays, Costumes, Documentary, a lot of things were close races but they still had the outcome that was expected. This year is not 100% predictable. Both screenplays, score,both sound, song, and Foreign are all a little foggy with many possibilities but the main categories are pretty decided except actor 

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    DominicCobb
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    #174231

    Very.

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    24Emmy
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    #174232

    The Oscars will always be predictable when you cover them 24/7 and pay attention to every single precursor award.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #174233

    I hate when people complain about it being predictable, and saying they hope for a surprise. I guess that everybody’s favourite Best Picture winner was Crash, because it was such a surprise! Sometimes a race is predictable, because the right films win. Just saying.

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    Junk
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    #174234

    The question to this thread was: How predictable will this year’s Oscars be? Answer: Very.

    Don’t hate on those pointing out the damn answer. Does not mean I want suprises galore, and also does not mean I think the predicted winners are not worthy. 

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    AviChristiaans
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    Very! VERY PREDICTABLE.
    Hoping for at least ONE major shocker that will send Gold Derby into orbit.

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    Teridax
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    I want the Oscars to be completely predictable this year so I can win the $1,000 check for getting the highest percentage of all users! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! 😉

     

    BUT then again, I don’t think Interstellar will/should win for Sound Mixing and/or Sound Editing. However, I also predicted it wouldn’t get nominated in those categories as well, so either I’m seriously underestimating it, or people are seriously overestimating how willing the Academy will be to overlook its much-publicized sound problems.

    I also want either American Sniper to win Best Picture (just so it’ll piss all those liberal Hollywood voters off like Seth Rogen and Michael fucking Moore) or preferably Whiplash, seeing as how it really does genuinely deserves it out of ALL the nominees. And I have been fortunate enough to see all 8 of them, so that’s saying something.

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    Teridax
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    I want the Oscars to be completely predictable this year so I can win the $1,000 check for getting the highest percentage of all users! HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! 😉

     

    BUT then again, I don’t think Interstellar will/should win for Sound Mixing and/or Sound Editing. However, I also predicted it wouldn’t get nominated in those categories as well, so either I’m seriously underestimating it, or people are seriously overestimating how willing the Academy will be to overlook its much-publicized sound problems.

    I also want either American Sniper to win Best Picture (just so it’ll piss all those liberal Hollywood voters off like Seth Rogen and Michael fucking Moore) or preferably Whiplash, seeing as how it really does genuinely deserves it out of ALL the nominees. And I have been fortunate enough to see all 8 of them, so that’s saying something.

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    Teridax
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    #174238

    Sorry I posted twice. honest mistake.

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