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    Hello all, I was just reminded recently that the Oscars are in March this year instead of the now usual late February date. Even more impacting is that all the major precursors(Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and SAG) are all happening PRIOR to the Oscar nominations coming out. Last time this happened was in 2010, when Bridges, Bullock, Waltz, and Monique had basically everything locked up prior to the post nominations season and afterwards, with the BAFTA’s somewhat lacking in clout in regards to Leading Actor and Leading Actress, with Bullock not being nominated and Firth having a home-turf advantage over Bridges. With the nominations now being announced in late January instead of mid-January again repeating last year’s pattern , this creates a 5 weeks and 5 days time period between the nominations and the Awards Ceremony, a longer chunk of time then last year, but shorter then the 85th-88th seasons(with the exception of the 86th awards, which had a 5 weeks and 3 day gap). How do you think this will affect the season this year? Do you think the acting races will be more or less decided like 8 years ago? Or do you think the bigger gap between the precursor awards and the Oscars will help create more of an opportunity for competitive races/upsets in all of the top races and below? Let me know what you think!

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    Winners could shift from whatever was agreed upon at these ceremonies for sure.

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    I think one of the reasons LaLa Land lost partially (not the only reason) because of fatigue. It kept winning for a long time. At the same time its buzz was going down and people started to get annoyed by its dominance, Moonlihht started to gain momentum, such as winning WGA over La La Land and Manchester. If a movie gains dominance on the awards circuit early on, the late Oscars could give more time for buzz to die down and result in a similar situation to last year.

    Meanwhile, it could also result in benefiting late releases like the Phantom Thread and The Post because the voters will have more time to see them.

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    I think one of the reasons LaLa Land lost partially (not the only reason) because of fatigue. It kept winning for a long time. At the same time its buzz was going down and people started to get annoyed by its dominance, Moonlihht started to gain momentum, such as winning WGA over La La Land and Manchester. If a movie gains dominance on the awards circuit early on, the late Oscars could give more time for buzz to die down and result in a similar situation to last year.

    Meanwhile, it could also result in benefiting late releases like the Phantom Thread and The Post because the voters will have more time to see them.

    I agree with you on Moonlight although Trump’s presidential victory and the reaction to his Muslim ban helped fuel support for the film in Hollywood, which is an already extremely liberal environment.I’m just wondering how the current sex abuse scandals will affect this year’s ceremony and of course, how Trump’s Administration will impact things this time.

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    I agree with you on Moonlight although Trump’s presidential victory and the reaction to his Muslim ban helped fuel support for the film in Hollywood, which is an already extremely liberal environment.I’m just wondering how the current sex abuse scandals will affect this year’s ceremony and of course, how Trump’s Administration will impact things this time.

    How did the muslim ban help Moonlight? It obviously helped The Salesman but had nothing to do with Moonlight. And honestly i also don’t think other Trump reasons resulted in Moonlight winning. I would chalk up LLL losing to fatigue and the preferential voting system.

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    It’s just March 4th. It’s not like it’s on March 30th. Last year they were on February 26th, it’s a week later.

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    It’s just March 4th. It’s not like it’s on March 30th. Last year they were on February 26th, it’s a week later.

    My thoughts exactly. I doubt there will by any shifts in anything.

    The only difference is that a lot of awards shows will be handing out awards before the Oscar nominations are released. That might make a small difference.

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    I agree with you on Moonlight although Trump’s presidential victory and the reaction to his Muslim ban helped fuel support for the film in Hollywood, which is an already extremely liberal environment.I’m just wondering how the current sex abuse scandals will affect this year’s ceremony and of course, how Trump’s Administration will impact things this time.

    How did the muslim ban help Moonlight? It obviously helped The Salesman but had nothing to do with Moonlight. And honestly i also don’t think other Trump reasons resulted in Moonlight winning. I would chalk up LLL losing to fatigue and the preferential voting system.

    Did you watch the same ceremony I did? All those speeches about immigrants and diversity? You could see the profound impact of what was going in the world once Trump was officially president and executed the muslim ban and that was not separate from Moonlight. Many people in the world felt that racism and intolerance against blacks and the LGBT community and ALL other minorities was now declared the norm with Trump’s election, so they decided to vote for a film that supports and explores diversity in order to send a message that Hollywood supports immigrants and diversity and welcomes it, not rejects it. La La Land had other things going against it, but there was no way that the political turmoil did not help Moonlight win.

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    By the way, if you really need to worry about something, is that we’ll probably have an extra week of harrassment accusations. I’m actually curious about who will be hurt right in the middle of the season. Specially by a rival studio considering situations like Zero Dark Thirty and A Beautiful Mind. This seems far easier this year. An Oldman accusation? Casey Affleck presenting?

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    It’s just March 4th. It’s not like it’s on March 30th. Last year they were on February 26th, it’s a week later.

    My thoughts exactly. I doubt there will by any shifts in anything.

    The only difference is that a lot of awards shows will be handing out awards before the Oscar nominations are released. That might make a small difference.

    That was really my main point, that the precursor awards will be almost 100% completed before the nominations are announced which is a rarity nowadays.

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    By the way, if you really need to worry about something, is that we’ll probably have an extra week of harrassment accusations. I’m actually curious about who will be hurt right in the middle of the season. Specially by a rival studio considering situations like Zero Dark Thirty and A Beautiful Mind. This seems far easier this year. An Oldman accusation? Casey Affleck presenting?

    As noted above, that’s exactly what I’m wondering about. From one perspective, the Oscars aren’t directly responsible for the epidemic of sexual abuse controversies in Hollywood, but since they are composed of some of the most powerful and globally impactful people in the industry, you can’t help but think they are obviously all a part of the problem, but perhaps more individually, not as a whole? Either way, with all the OscarsSoWhite controversy two years ago and the reforms made to fix it, I’d expect the Academy to try and step up and address the issue somehow. As for Affleck, he may not be asked to present at all. I do think that there is definitely a sense of hysteria and a definite witch-hunt aspect of trying to solve these problems though and we have to be careful not assume someone is guilty before being proven that they are, no matter how hard it is. Accusing an innocent person of something they didn’t commit is just as atrocious as rape is.

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    Do you think Brexit might affect the Oscars? So far, Dunkirk, Nolan, Oldman, Hawkins and Deakins are predicted as frontrunners in their respected categories. Do you think it will affect their chances as well?

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    Do you think Brexit might affect the Oscars? So far, Dunkirk, Nolan, Oldman, Hawkins and Deakins are predicted as frontrunners in their respected categories. Do you think it will affect their chances as well?

    I doubt people are going to be persuaded to vote for all the Brits just because of Brexit, if that’s what you’re suggesting.

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    It can allow a late-surging film to better resonate with Academy voters and the pop cultural zeitgeist.

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    I agree that it probably won’t affect much. At that late in the game, I doubt a week matters as much. The only thing that this could do is help late releases like The Post and Phantom Thread, giving them time to screen.

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