June 30, 2017 at 11:09 am #1202138325
I did recently watch Get Out a couple days ago, and I was very impressed with its originality. Do I think it should compete at the Oscars? I don’t know about that because it was released very early in the year where it may get lost in the shuffle. Plus, I doubt it will have much snob appeal.June 30, 2017 at 12:23 pm #1202138405
If any film deserves Oscar consideration, it’s The Lost City Of Z.June 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm #1202138430
The Lost City of Z and Get Out definitely deserve Oscar consideration, no question. I think the former will unfortunately get overlooked, but Get Out has a decent chance at Screenplay I think, at the very least. The Beguiled and The Big Sick are essentially July releases so they will both get major pushes, and deserve to (The Beguiled opens today, which is basically a July release, The Big Sick opens end of the week I think?) and will probably get traction for their performances. Both movies because they’re performing well at the indie box office basically have jump-started Oscar season.
With the others, it looks very dicey. I wish Maudie would get traction for Sally Hawkins but it’s not a great movie. Beatriz at Dinner was a good movie and I think Salma Hayek and John Lithgow for sure deserve attention but they weren’t Oscar-worthy and it won’t happen regardless. My Cousin Rachel was godawful (my lord was it bad!) and I hope Sam Elliott gets some traction for The Hero as well because I love that man but again the movie was not great. So all in all, there’s not too much to see here.June 30, 2017 at 2:16 pm #1202138463
What about Betty Gabriel and Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out?July 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm #1202139202
Damn. I really think this year could be a huge mixup, epsiecially with all the baity shit looking like it’s gonna bomb.July 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm #1202139210
I think Get Out has its best chances in Original Screenplay.August 11, 2017 at 1:29 am #1202182017
Well maybe Betty Gabriel will get the biggest push not because she is a big name, but because her performance is the strongest. I give you multiple Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener, but since when Alison Williams is a big name? She was in Girls, but who the fuck cares? She is just as unknown as Gabriel.August 11, 2017 at 11:46 am #1202182435
Meh. He is overhyping the blockbusters. I’ll believe Wonder Woman and Logan getting BP noms when I see it.
Get Out seems like the lone contender other then the typical Sundance standouts.August 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm #1202182467
Allison Williams is not an unknown. Her dad is famous (in a different Industry) and she was the second lead in a show that was at one point an industry (different industry with overlap) and critical favorite. She even recently got a TV critics vhoice nomination for the role.
She is not famous but saying she is as unknown as Gabriel is simply not true.
She has the best, but still unlikely, chance out of all 3. She has the biggest role but isn’t a lead, she plays a flashy villain, and she does a (in my opinion) good job. She’d be a better nominee than a lot of people nominated in that category last year.
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