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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    I got to see this film last week, but even before that I’ve been having this feeling that it would do well with the voters who occasionally go all-in for an art-house contender like “Tree of Life” or “Amour.” After seeing it, I still feel solid about that.

    I think it might do well at critics awards (it’s the kind of thing I could see winning the National Society), it tells a heartbreaking story about the Holocaust, which often resonates with the academy, it’s brutal to watch but has a heart (it’s all about a man trying to give a child a proper burial). What’s more, I still feel like I’m waiting for a frontrunner to define this race (though there are a few unseen films that could still do it), and in a divided field, it feels like this will be the kind of passionate choice that gets the number-one votes to get in.

    Of course, I may change my mind down the line depending on how the season goes, but right now’s I’ve got “Son of Saul” in for Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay.

    Thoughts? 

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    AviChristiaans
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    I have had it in for Picture and Directing for a long while now. I am adamant this is a directors film, the same way The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was. It has the same technical appeal, the same emotional resonance (albeit more harrowing).

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    CanadianFan
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    Geza Rohrig would be an unprecedented nom in the lead actor field.

    His performance is so understated, and hits the same beat over and over. He has no emotional scene and no Oscar baitiness. Sure, it’s a movie about the holocaust, but it’s a harrowing one that holds the viewer at arm’s length.

    When I saw it in September, some people were offended that the director chose to emphasize style more than anything else. To be specific, an 80+ year old man whose family were sent to Auschwitz asked how a young director like him could make a movie that shows a Hungarian being complicit with the Nazis. 

    This is not an academy movie. You also can’t compare this film to ‘The Tree of Life’ or ‘Amour’ because both films were made by established auteurs. Who is Laszlo Nemes compared to Malick or Haneke?

    I was predicting it for all of the things you were before I saw it. Now I just have it being nominated for foreign language film, and perhaps cinematography. Director is possible (Benh Zeitlin got in, albeit for a much more emotional feature), but the writing is one of the last things cited when people talk about the film.

    It should really score a nod(s) for sound, which is almost as impressive as the visuals. 

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    seabel
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    LMAO do you need a thread for your prediction of the day?

    LMAO!!!! 

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    manakamana
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    Also sound mixing. Cinematography is possible but I think The Assassin is more likely.

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    Eddy Q
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    LMAO do you need a thread for your prediction of the day?

    LMAO!!!! 

    Seeing as Daniel is one of the main editors of this site I’d say he’s entitled to start a thread about whatever he damn well likes. 

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    CanadianFan
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    Also, it’s something that people have not really been talking about, so it’s not redundant or anything.

    Plus, if ‘Son of Saul’ is nominated, one of the best Oscar predictors (last year) has a nice thread where he detailed his reasons months ago.

     

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    GusCruz
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    These have been my prefictions for awhile now anyway

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    babypook
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    Well, at the very least I’m happy for you Daniel…..

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    Jalal Haddad
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    I’ve had Son of Saul in my best picture predictions for a while but have been hesitant about Nemes in the directing race. I seem to be switching him in and out constantly. Glad to see others are considering him as well!

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    PJ Edwards
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    I had it earlier in the summer but took it out once Martian opened. Hasn’t been an opening in my predicts to add it since. Too many big names in too many big films. Needs many more dominoes to drop before I come back around to it.

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    Aunt Peg
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    Geza Rohrig would be an unprecedented nom in the lead actor field.

    His performance is so understated, and hits the same beat over and over. He has no emotional scene and no Oscar baitiness. Sure, it’s a movie about the holocaust, but it’s a harrowing one that holds the viewer at arm’s length.

    When I saw it in September, some people were offended that the director chose to emphasize style more than anything else. To be specific, an 80+ year old man whose family were sent to Auschwitz asked how a young director like him could make a movie that shows a Hungarian being complicit with the Nazis. 

    This is not an academy movie. You also can’t compare this film to ‘The Tree of Life’ or ‘Amour’ because both films were made by established auteurs. Who is Laszlo Nemes compared to Malick or Haneke?

    I was predicting it for all of the things you were before I saw it. Now I just have it being nominated for foreign language film, and perhaps cinematography. Director is possible (Benh Zeitlin got in, albeit for a much more emotional feature), but the writing is one of the last things cited when people talk about the film.

    It should really score a nod(s) for sound, which is almost as impressive as the visuals. 

    I agree with everything that Canadian Fan has stated. I’ll also add that if you had a category for best performance from the back of the head Geza Rohrig would be a shoe-in.

    Actually with the change in the voting for the best foreign language film (i.e. all members who see all 5 nominees may vote) a far more accessible and ‘traditional’ film like Rams or Labyrinth of Lies would probably win over Son of Saul. Given the difficulties in what will even made the short-list given that may films in the past that seemed light sure bets miss out, one must wait for the nominees to be announced. Particularly this year because there is no Amour, A Separation or Ida in the running.

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    RobertPius
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    As Ricky Gervais and Kate Winslet discussed in “Extras”, do a holocaust movie and you’ll get an Oscar. (which she did for The Reader a few years later!)

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    Aunt Peg
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    As Ricky Gervais and Kate Winslet discussed in “Extras”, do a holocaust movie and you’ll get an Oscar. (which she did for The Reader a few years later!)

    I know that is the general belief but in reality this is not the case.

    There have been numerous studio products dealing with the Holocaust that failed to gain Oscar nominatons or even any Oscar buzz.

    There have also over the years been numerous films submitted in the Foreign Language category that have failed to gain a nomination. Fateless from Hungary & Bulgarian Rhapsody from Bulgaria come immedately to mind as examples. 

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    [quote=”RobertPius”]

    As Ricky Gervais and Kate Winslet discussed in “Extras”, do a holocaust movie and you’ll get an Oscar. (which she did for The Reader a few years later!)

    I know that is the general belief but in reality this is not the case.

    There have been numerous studio products dealing with the Holocaust that failed to gain Oscar nominatons or even any Oscar buzz.

    There have also over the years been numerous films submitted in the Foreign Language category that have failed to gain a nomination. Fateless from Hungary & Bulgarian Rhapsody from Bulgaria come immedately to mind as examples. 
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    I know it really isn’t true but it was a funny situation in regards to Winslet. That “Extras” episode depicted her as only doing a holocaust drama because her agent felt it would get her an Oscar….. and then a few years later the situation happened in real life. (and Gervais was the Golden Globe host and was there to point it all out.)

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