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  • GusCruz
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    The inevitable sweep continues! Not.

    How the hell did Lion pull off this shocking upset? I always thought of the ASC as extremely sophisticated, which is why I actually considered Silence and Moonlight as real contenders — but LLL considerably ahead. Just a few years ago they were picking Tree of Life and White Ribbon…

    Has the LLL backlash arrived?

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    Vote splitting is real whether some here wanna believe such a thing exist or not.

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    GusCruz
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    Vote splitting is real whether some here wanna believe such a thing exist or not.

    Paramount needs to put the word out that Bradford Young would be the first African American cinematographer to win the Oscar. Maybe it’s not locked after all.

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    Mauricio
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    Yea, this decade in cinematography has been groundbreaking, but this year not so much (probably the weakest entries so far) Lion is a surprise but it parallels with Slum Dog Millionaire a bit (Winner in 09)
    And you’re right Arrival could very well pull a very deserving win here (I hope)

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    Mauricio
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    Right now La La Land is looking weak in cinematography with this loss (but can still go on to win)

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    Lion had gret Cinematogrphy. I’m not sure this means La La Land backlash, I think it just means they werent wearing there ” Ga ga for La La Land” goggles

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    FreemanGriffin
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    My pick for the Oscar is Lion and would be thrilled for its win there! I have La La Land as my prediction for Oscar though. More people get to vote there. But I would love to be surprised with a Lion win! The camera work for Silence is also very deserving – it only has one Oscar nomination though and I think it has zero chance of winning. I would be happy for a La La Land win too – visually quite interesting and different, a contemporary musical that has visual flair reminiscent of classic musicals! I wasn’t all that impressed with Arrival’s camera work, which fell flat for me. Moonlight had some striking visuals but I felt every aspect of the film was uneven, with brilliant passages and poor ones.

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    Eddy Q
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    Did anyone predict this? I think I had Lion in last place, and like Gus, I thought Moonlight or Silence would be the likeliest to upset La La Land.

    I doubt this means a thing at the Oscars, and I still think Lion is 3rd at best in this category with the general Academy. Remember that ASC is not a guild and only has 300-400 members, so this does not carry the same weight as a guild award.

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    GusCruz
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    I doubt this means a thing at the Oscars, and I still think Lion is 3rd at best in this category with the general Academy. Remember that ASC is not a guild and only has 300-400 members, so this does not carry the same weight as a guild award.

    True! But they “predicted” the nominations 100% right this year.

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    They are usually spot on when it comes to noms since both that and its equivalent Oscar category are voted by 300 or so actual cinematographers (One of the highest overlap ratio for any ”guild” probably.) But that number being so low also makes them a mediocre predictor at winners phase because they don’t fully represent the populist side of the Academy at large.

    It’s like the opposite of SAG. The huge voting body tends to provide some random noms but also are better at predicting the winners because of the same reason.

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    Riley
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    If Lion wins BAFTA, I will still predict La La Land, but at least there will be suspense.

    Greig Fraser did have more name recognition than Linus Sandgren, not that he had been nominated before, despite a NYFCC win for Zero Dark Thirty.

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    Philip
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    Their track record of choosing winners isn’t that great.

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    RRaw
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    Lion’s cinematography was superb although it won’t win the oscar

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    RRaw
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    Lion’s cinematography was superb even if it won’t win the oscar

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    AugB
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    If there’s an award LLL really deserves is cinematography.

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