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  • Amanda Spears
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    “Spotlight” was the favorite to win Best Screenplay and Best Picture Drama at the Globes and came up empty handed. Yes it won at the Critics Choice Awards as suspected. But many thought it would win at the PGA. Going into next Saturday’s SAG awards if it looses ensemble is its chances of winning Best Picture over? I think so.

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    CanadianFan
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    It is already done, and it was signalled awhile ago, but people weren’t listening. No one cares that it won at the Critics Choice or the Golden Globes.

    Let’s talk about the awards that actually matter:

    – ‘Spotlight’ missed ACE and BAFTA directing while ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Big Short’ hit both.
    – ‘The Revenant’ missed SAG ensemble

    McCarthy is obviously not winning DGA (because he was, at best, fourth in Academy voting), and ‘Spotlight’ isn’t winning BAFTA. More than likely, we are looking at a rout, or ‘The Revenant’ will provide some suspense by winning BAFTA and/or DGA.

    The only use ‘Spotlight’ has in this race is to take away momentum from ‘The Big Short’ and provide an opening for ‘The Revenant’. Its BP dreams are dead.

     

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    Riley
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    Spotlight also missed BAFTA editing.  Even if it wins SAG, I will still not predict Spotlight for Best Picture.

    To those predicting Spotlight for SAG, remember that they nominated Christian Bale over Mark Ruffalo.

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    FilmGuy619
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    It can still win SAG, but I agree. If it doesn’t win SAG, it is SOL. I’ve said how we’ve been overestimating Spotlight for quite some time. It wouldn’t surprise me if The Big Short ended up winning BP since compared to Spotlight, Big Short is more caffeinated with more bells and whistles. But Spotlight is much more restrained. 

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    When SAG announced nominations so early it affected many movies and lost credibility as a predictor (Trumbo, Beast of No Nation, Straight Out of Compton?…Really?) whatever the result of the SAG Ensemble it won’t have a significant weight on the race.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Without anyone throwing a hissy fit at me, read what I say more carefully: I am going out ona limb and predicting Trumbo will win at SAG for Ensemble (again, the important words in my sensetence are “out on a limb”. I’m fine with being wrong about these things). I would be thrilled if either The Big Short or Spotlight were to win! I still believe that Spotlight can win the Oscar but I am predicting The Big Short now. It’s close and I really don’t know for certain. It’s just speculation and predicting it to happen. But I don’t necessarily think Trumbo winning at SAG means that TBS or S won’t win BP. I don’t see it as a vote for TR. I think Trumbo has more female cast members and SAG is more gender balanced than the academy does. (producers, directors and technical branch members are the reason the academy is so white and older and male).

    I actually don’t think it’s now or never for Spotlight. Time will tell… I do think everyone is being too reactive as each new award rolls in – this isn’t like other years and there is genuine suspense in quite a few categories.

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    Riley
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    #212644

    Might as well go out on a limb and predict Trumbo for Best Picture while you are at it.

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    DamianWayne
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    Why go on a limb with something that has no chance of happening? Trumflop should thank SAG for its early start. Had voters had an extra week it would have never gotten that ensemble nom it 100000% did not deserve.

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    Joe Burns
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    Yeah, Spotlight is pretty much dead in the water if it loses here- It did really well with the Oscar nominations last week, but it is fading and was hurt tremendously by the PGA loss. It still could win SAG ensemble though, but I’m not predicting it.  

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    Sagand
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    Seriously? How many lives does this film have. Based purely on subject matter people picked this as favourite early.

    Then it couldn’t win Toronto’s people choice award. Then it couldn’t get any Supporting Actors in at SAG. Then it couldn’t get any of it’s cast nominations at the Globes. Then it couldn’t get an ACE nomination. Then it only got three nominations at Bafta missing director and editing. Then it got shutout of winning at the Globes. Then it loses PGA. 

    The question is where in the last paragraph you realized it’s chances were dead, not when will it’s chance die.

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    PJ Edwards
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    Floplight is dead even if by some miracle it wins SAG.

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    AMG
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    Because it missed the PGA win and the Globes win (where journalists didn’t vote for the film about journalists!), it needs the SAG and/or BAFTA to win.

    If The Big Short wins SAG, we’re pretty close to calling that the winner – depending where BAFTA goes – Spotlight = it has a chance, The Revenant = two horse race between that and Big Short. Big Short, Carol, Bridge of Spies = race over, Big Short will win Oscar.

    If SAG go for neither Spotlight or The Big Short, in some weird twist, then The Revenant is arguably in with a huge shout, but Spotlight needs a big win from somewhere between now and the Oscars to be considered in the hunt. SAG is its best bet.

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    Seriously? How many lives does this film have. Based purely on subject matter people picked this as favourite early.

    Then it couldn’t win Toronto’s people choice award. Then it couldn’t get any Supporting Actors in at SAG. Then it couldn’t get any of it’s cast nominations at the Globes. Then it couldn’t get an ACE nomination. Then it only got three nominations at Bafta missing director and editing. Then it got shutout of winning at the Globes. Then it loses PGA. 

    The question is where in the last paragraph you realized it’s chances were dead, not when will it’s chance die.

    Wonderful. 

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    manakamana
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    Spotlight’s best chance at revival is at DGA, imo. SAG would help, though.

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    Amanda Spears
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    Spotlight’s best chance at revival is at DGA, imo. SAG would help, though.

    “Spotlight” winning DGA would be a call the Vatican miracle and I’m pretty they’re not fans of this movie 🙂

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