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  • Sab227
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    Do you guys think Inception should have won more than just technical awards? Do you guys think it deserved to win for writing, directing, and picture? And also do you guys think that any of the cast should have been nominated and possibly win?

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    adi815
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    Definitely. Not just because it is my favorite movie, but because the concept of the film is so novel that it really shouldn’t have had much competition. Nolan really deserved to win the Original Screenplay, a screenplay he worked on for over 10 years; he won the WGA award and Seidler’s screenplay was nothing really special. I also thought Zimmer’s pervasive soundtrack deserved a win. It was a real deviation from his normal work, and Inception’s soundtrack has had a lasting effect on moviegoers who often compare “epic” and “grandiose” music to the music from Inception. To be honest, I understand the Oscar’s wouldn’t normally break tradition and award best picture to a science fiction film when there is a classy historical drama in the King’s Speech. But, the other nomination Inception should have gotten was Nolan for director; I don’t think the Coen’s direction of True Grit was that great. If Inception was to have gotten any other noms, in my opinion it would have been Cillian Murphy for Supporting Actor, but the race was great and extremely tight.

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    BrokenFan
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    I love the fact that it won the same amount as the night’s ‘big winner’. That year was an excellent year. Chris Nolan should have gotten a director nod. If 2009/2010 year for film was remembered for anything it was this and The Social Network. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    I love the fact that it won the same amount as the night’s ‘big winner’. That year was an excellent year. Chris Nolan should have gotten a director nod. If 2009/2010 year for film was remembered for anything it was this and The Social Network. 

    Totally agree. Marion Cotillard deserved Supporting Actress consideration IMHO, and Leo might’ve factored into Best Actor had this not been such a strong year (and he also had competition from himself in ‘Shutter Island’). I also can’t believe it wasn’t nominated for Best Editing. Ridiculous.

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    Candy
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    I would have nominated Leonardo for best actor as I preferred his work in Inception to Shutter Island. I would also have nomnated Marion as supporting actress and Nolan for best directing. I forgot Inception wasn’t nominated for editing similar to Memento losing the editing Oscar.

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    DamianWayne
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    Besides its 4 wins, it should have also won Original Screenplay and Art Direction. Especially AD. AiW is one ugly ugly film.

    Hell, I’d even give it Score if TSNs wasn’t so damn good too.

    To this day I still don’t understand how it missed out on Editing and Directing. It makes ZERO sense. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    Besides its 4 wins, it should have also won Original Screenplay and Art Direction. Especially AD. AiW is one ugly ugly film.

    Hell, I’d even give it Score if TSNs wasn’t so damn good too.

    To this day I still don’t understand how it missed out on Editing and Directing. It makes ZERO sense. 

    Amen to all of that.

    I’ve got to admit that part of me was a little disappointed that Roger Deakins couldn’t finally claim a win for Cinematography for his work in True Grit, but the choice of Wally’s work was inspired, so I was delighted seeing him take the stage. I’m not sure who the frontrunner was that year.

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    babypook
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    Do you guys think Inception should have won more than just technical awards? Do you guys think it deserved to win for writing, directing, and picture? And also do you guys think that any of the cast should have been nominated and possibly win?

    I was impressed that Inception’s challenging screenplay made it in to the finals, but it was in tough that year. It was up against a feel-good film the audience could relate to, even if they knew absolutely nothing about the monarchy, or this family. Imo, the original screenplays kicked ass comparatively speaking, to the adapted ones, where nothing was going to topple what won. 

      A sophisticated Sci-fi which doesnt involve sabers and a princess, or ‘space ships’!!   Lol! Lordy, imagine that (takes swipe at AMPAS) I am so happy that Nolan, understands that this genre, more than most, has the potential (and does) to be one of the most thought provoking, and challenging, and world changing.

    The cast is great, but finding room for them that year may have been an impossible task. The Saturns, had no such reservations. Leo, is more palatable here for me than he is   in Shutter Island, a film I HATED. From the cast, it’s Leo I was rooting for, although I think they are all good. But a win for any of them is asking too much. Not now, anyways.  I could write a lot more, but I’ll leave it at this.

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    Andrew Eng
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    Sadly, I agree with the Academy. The film was rightfully shut out of acting and directing noms, neither of which would’ve been deserved. And it shouldn’t have gotten in for picture or screenplay. It just didn’t live up to the hype, IMO. Yes, Nolan was due, but not for this film. Had TDKR gotten into the major categories in 2012 as a way of making up the TDK snubs, that would’ve been justified.  Inception’s technical nominations were deserved, and I’m fine with the wins, but’s that as far I would go. 

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    Malick
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    Still PISSED OFF that this movie took cinematography away from Roger Denkins and is wonderous work in True Grit. This should’ve been his moment!

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    Do you guys think Inception should have won more than just technical awards? Do you guys think it deserved to win for writing, directing, and picture? And also do you guys think that any of the cast should have been nominated and possibly win?

    Oof…Inception got a raw deal in triplicate; first, it was sci-fi (strike 1), Christopher Nolan directed it (strike 2) and made almost $300m domestically/$825.5m worldwide (strike 3).  The Academy has grudges against all 3 for reasons surpassing understanding.  In an ideal world, DiCaprio, Cotillard, Gordon-Levitt were surefire acting nominees, Nolan for direction.  Also screenplay and music.  Not that any of the actors would win, but the recognition of a nomination would’ve been the right thing to do.  This came on the heels of the riotously scandalous snubbing of Avatar for the Hurt Locker a year earlier.  The insipid King’s Speech ultimately won the day, one of the most manipulative BP winners ever. 

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    You mean The Hurt Locker that was the best film released in 2009? Nothing notorious about it – one of the best selections they’ve ever made.

    Inception is an impressive but joyless film, very gimmicky, hard to follow. Nolan is talented, but I wish he’d go make movies that cost under $5 million. He lets his toys overwhelm his movies IMO.

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    Least. Seen. Best. Picture. Winner, Adjusted for Inflation, In American Movie History.  With The Artist a close second. 

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    Scottferguson
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    No, it had huge viewing on DVD and cable.

    And in any event, so what? It’s totally irrelevant.

    The Academy got it right for once. Accidents happen.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Avatar’ has many fans. I enjoyed it. But I wouldn’t have even nominated it, let alone given it Best Picture. IMHO, ‘Inception’ is VASTLY superior to ‘Avatar’, and I found much joy in. Were the characters “joyous”? No, but then again, they weren’t supposed to be. But I get the reasonings behind both films Oscar noms and snubs… They just aren’t the same as mine. (And I don’t really get how ‘Inception’ was hard to follow)

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