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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Saw it. It was not really that amazing, at least to me. Carell and Bale were good, but other than that it was not my cuppa tea. And the fact that this is the frontrunner what with the PGA win, I am scared that this will be the biggest WTF moment the Oscars ever had. In 88 years, this will be not only the weakest film to ever win, but people will look back and say “Really? Big Short? What were they thinking?”

    But hey… that’s me! 

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    Riley
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    [IMG]http://v011o.popscreen.com/OTgwMDE3MzA=_o_christian-bale-reflects-on-batman-audition.jpg[/IMG]

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    PJ Edwards
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    Eh not really. It’s got the cool factor of Birdman with the great timing of the election as a backdrop. Spotlight has no passion outside critics. Revenant and Mad Max are epics but divisive.

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    skylerbound
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    I feel the same way but for Spotlight. I loved TBS. it’s a great film and in my top 3 of last year.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Yet BOYHOOD would have been a great Best Picture winner? Just stop. I don’t understand. The Big Short is a bombastic, extremely well written, directed and executed lighthearted drama film about one of the most important events in recent US history. That affected (and is still affecting) the majority of American citizens. Yes, it’s not a period piece. Yes, it’s not about war. And yes, it is not from an Oscar calibre director. That doesn’t make it less worthy of being a Best Picture winner. To answer your question, The Big Short will be the most unexpected Best Picture winner in decades. Finally Oscar bait will be overlooked for something relevant, something good. It appeals to the cool crowd, the educated crowd, the mainstream crowd. 

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    GusCruz
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    Hopefully they will at least save themselves from the embarrassment of awarding McKay

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    FilmGuy619
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    I wouldn’t mind The Big Short winning because it something that, how can I put this, had a bit of caffeine to it. Sure, it does deal with timely subject matter but it does so in a way that is inventive. I mean, come on, having Margot Robbie explain economics in a bubble bath? Genius! It’s a way to keep those that don’t understand economics mumbo-jumbo to at least be entertained. 

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    benutty
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    Of the 8 nominated, Fury Road would be the best. But of the four we have left that can actually win, Short is the one we should all be rooting for. It’s exciting, daring film-making about a monumental recent worldwide event. Spotlight is fine. Martian is generic af. Revenant is actual garbage.

    I’m still in complete shock that we were blessed with one of the finest years in filmmaking in AT LEAST the last 10 years and somehow AMPAS found a way of diluting it down to 7 (keeping Fury Road out of this statement) of the most palatable, crowd-pleasing, reductive, perfectly-okay films they could have. 

    If this year is remembered with contempt it will be because the industry failed to recognize some of the greatest modern achievements for its highest awards. 

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    BenitoDelicias
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    It won’t be a WTF moment in the sense that people will be surprised it won, how did it do it, is this really happening. We know how it got there, if it wins. 

    But I think it will be a WTF because half the people who saw it, maybe more, didn’t quite understand what the fuck was going on. You enjoy the film, but not 100% because it’s a very difficult film to get through. I’m planning on watching it again because I was left with about a 1000 questions and I didn’t quite “get it” the first time. I have to admit that I did stop the film, read a little about it and came back. I was loving it (acting, editing, directing, Margot Robbie), but I just wasn’t getting it. And I know that has to be the same situation for A LOT of people weather they want to admit it or not. 

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    gimmiCK, giMMICK, GIMMICK!

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    babypook
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    I’ll admit that I’m “too jaded” by Oscar, and very little of what they do surprises me anymore.

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    It wouldn’t be WTF, but it would be a case of ‘wait a few years, and it will be forgotten’ like The Artist and Argo’s wins are now

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    It really wouldn’t be.

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    Bradley Weir
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    Of the 8 nominated, Fury Road would be the best. But of the four we have left that can actually win, Short is the one we should all be rooting for. It’s exciting, daring film-making about a monumental recent worldwide event. Spotlight is fine. Martian is generic af. Revenant is actual garbage.

    I’m still in complete shock that we were blessed with one of the finest years in filmmaking in AT LEAST the last 10 years and somehow AMPAS found a way of diluting it down to 7 (keeping Fury Road out of this statement) of the most palatable, crowd-pleasing, reductive, perfectly-okay films they could have. 

    If this year is remembered with contempt it will be because the industry failed to recognize some of the greatest modern achievements for its highest awards. 

    LOL The Martian is 1000000000% out of his this race. No director or editing nod. Not. A. Chance.

    1. The Big Short
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    2. Spotlight
    3. The Revenant
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    4. Mad Max: Fury Road
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    5. Room
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    6. Everyone Else

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    Teridax
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    Saw it. It was not really that amazing, at least to me. Carell and Bale were good, but other than that it was not my cuppa tea. And the fact that this is the frontrunner what with the PGA win, I am scared that this will be the biggest WTF moment the Oscars ever had. In 88 years, this will be not only the weakest film to ever win, but people will look back and say “Really? Big Short? What were they thinking?”

    But hey… that’s me! 

    I could not disagree more. You’re thinking of pretentious garbage like No Country For Old Men, idiotically contrived Crash, and esp. The bland and completely unmemorable Hurt Locker. It hasn’t even been a full decade and people are already like, “The Hurt Locker for Best Picture? What were they thinking?!” The Big Short will be one of the greatest Best Picture winners EVER IMO, with not only its cultural relevance but unique and darkly comic method of telling its story. Plus, nothing will ever top the ultimate Oscars WTF moment of Juliet Binoche beating Lauren Bacall as far as I can tell.

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