February 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm #92148
Are we predicting the Oscars or actually choosing our favorites of the year? Because 16 of the 22 winners are the favorites to win according to GoldDerby’s odds. And 2 of the remaining winners are the #2 picks according to GoldDerby odds (Adapted Screenplay-Lincoln and Makeup-Les Miserables). Only 2 of the winners weren’t nominated at the Oscars (Director-Ben Affleck and Supporting Actor-Leonardo DiCaprio). And the last 2 winners don’t have their categories at the Oscars (Breakout Performer-Quvenzhane Wallis and Ensemble-SLP).February 22, 2013 at 3:27 am #92150
This is the most disappoint news I’ve heard of this site in a while. Argo is positively NOT the best picture of the year. Ben Affleck is objectively not the best director of the year. The only solace I can take is that Leonardo DiCaprio won for his great performance in Django (my #2 of the year after hoffman). I didn’t vote for one of these main winners.February 22, 2013 at 4:59 am #92151
Are we predicting the Oscars or actually choosing our favorites of the year?
Yeah, I thought the same thing when I read the nominees. There was very little differential from the Oscar nominations. It seemed like people just went with those nominees unless they really felt strongly in a couple cases.
Very disappointing set of nominees and winners.February 22, 2013 at 5:06 am #92152
Yeah. These results were way too in line with the Oscars. Love that Leo won and that SLP won ensemble. But not much else is making me happy about this.February 22, 2013 at 6:43 am #92153
Boring and lazy, as always.February 22, 2013 at 7:49 am #92154
Pretty dull winners. I was surprised how well “Argo” did just in the nominations and now surprised it won. I thought “Zero Dark Thirty” was going to fairly easily take top prize. The members who write the most often all seemed to like things like “Zero”, “Amour” and “The Master”. Even some big “Holy Motors” supporters. I guess they are just the arty minority and the silent meat-and-potatoes majority went “Argo” all the way.February 22, 2013 at 10:01 am #92155
Pretty dull winners. I was surprised how well “Argo” did just in the nominations and now surprised it won. I thought “Zero Dark Thirty” was going to fairly easily take top prize. The members who write the most often all seemed to like things like “Zero”, “Amour” and “The Master”. Even some big “Holy Motors” supporters. I guess they are just the arty minority and the silent meat-and-potatoes majority went “Argo” all the way.
Thank you for putting me among the “Arty minority” .February 22, 2013 at 11:44 am #92157
Don’t give up hope Sasha. Sometimes we make an interesting choice or at least a better choice than the Academy. We gave best picture to “The Social Network” rather than “The King’s Speech” (we didn’t even nominate it). “WALL-E” over “Slumdog Millionaire”. “The Lord of the Rings” over “A Beautiful Mind”. If people like you don’t vote how can we even expect great winners.February 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm #92159
Safe, boring, and bland winners, but I’m always happy to participate.February 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm #92160
I was disappointed by the winners too by and large. I wish I knew why people fall in line so much with the Oscars.
Do the people get swept up in the excitement for the movie that’s already winning everything?
Maybe it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: because a couple of movies and performances seem like they have the best chance, most people vote for one of them so they can feel like their ballot made a difference.
As for the passion expressed in these message boards, prevailing opinions here might be misleading. Hundreds of users voted for these, and I’m guessing most of them aren’t regular posters in the forums. A lot of them may be casual readers of the website who may never have stepped foot in the forums.
That said, I don’t get the “Argo” bandwagon. I liked it, but I’ve never been so sick of a movie I like. Taken on its own, it would probably be my favorite Best Picture winner since “No Country for Old Men.” (I thought, “Slumdog,” “King’s Speech,” and “The Artist” were nice movies, but nothing special). But everything? Globes, Critics’ Choice, SAG, PGA, DGA, WGA, and BAFTA? And our awards too? Really? Everything? When everyone talked about how strong a year it was for movies overall? You’d think the “Argo” was the only movie worth talking about.
I’m kinda glad “Lincoln” won screenplay and “Silver Linings” won Ensemble, even though I wasn’t a big fan of those films. When the urge to jump on the bandwagon for this one movie was so strong, I was afraid people would just check it off in every category.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantFebruary 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm #92161
I was proud of the winners. especially Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. Its good to see Leo win something for his terryfying performance in Django Unchained.