Silver Linings Playbook at the Oscars

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  • Sab227
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    Silver Linigs Playbook was a fantastic film with a flawless ensemble, but do you guys think that it should have more oscars than just actress (picture, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, adapted screenplay, film editing)

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    Scottferguson
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    IMO it was not worthy of winning any Oscars – a mildly interesting film with a miscast 2nd lead (Lawrence in a borderline supporting performance, far too young and unconvincing as the supposedly mid-20ish woman, though she tried hard) with frequent dead spots and a formulaic plot.

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    BrokenFan
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    SLP was one of the best films of the year and my favorite films of last year. I genuinely and thoroughly enjoyed watching it. It was a darker, smarter, and weirder variant of the Romantic/Family dramedy genre. Great script, great cast, and great direction by David O. Russell. I thought it at least deserved Adapted Screenplay, and I’m pretty sure it was at least in top 3 for most other categories. On any other year, like 2011, it would have swept, but 2012 has such excellent and edgier films like ZDT, BOTSW and Django and more Oscar friendly films like Argo and Lincoln. As a result there’s always the “edgier” or more traditional alternatives to picking SLP as best of anything.

    My guess ranking of SLP:
    BP: 3
    BD: 3
    Actress: 1
    Actor: 2 
    Screenplay: 3
    Supp. Actor: 4
    Supp. Actress: 5
    Editing: 3

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    vinny
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    Loved the movie but the only Oscar noms I thought it had a chance at were Best picture, actress, actor, and supporting actor. J-Law rightfully won.

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    Gabriel
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    IMO it was not worthy of winning any Oscars – a mildly interesting film with a miscast 2nd lead (Lawrence in a borderline supporting performance, far too young and unconvincing as the supposedly mid-20ish woman, though she tried hard) with frequent dead spots and a formulaic plot.

    Couldn’t agree more. I’m still very much confused as to why it was perceived as so “Oscar worthy”.

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    Baby Clyde
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    IMO it was not worthy of winning any Oscars – a mildly interesting film with a miscast 2nd lead (Lawrence in a borderline supporting performance, far too young and unconvincing as the supposedly mid-20ish woman, though she tried hard) with frequent dead spots and a formulaic plot.

    All of this^^^.

    I’m still completely baffled by it’s Oscar success. Had it come out in April it wouldn’t have crossed anyone’s mind that it was Oscar worthy.

    Just a run of the mill ‘quirky’ indie movie the likes of which came out every week in the 90’s.

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    j-lawfan
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    #103339

    Best Picture:1
    Best Director:3
    Best Actor:2
    Best Actress:1
    Best Supporting Actor:2
    Best Supporting Actress:5
    Best Adapted Screenplay:1
    Best Film Editing:2 

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    It was a great movie, deserved a tons of nominations, and Lawrence won rightfully. 

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    BrokenFan
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    It was a great movie, deserved a tons of nominations, and Lawrence won rightfully. 

    All of this!! ^^^

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    Bill Buchanan
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    It didn’t deserve any oscars, IMHO. The first hour was really strong and it was bolstered by Bradley Cooper’s performance, but after that it just fell apart. Riva should have won Best Actress.

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    outsider
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    I came here to post a comment about how good it was in the beginning and how it fell apart in the second half. I’m glad someone agrees.

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    ^^
    I agree! I think the beginning was great.  I don’t think it necissarily “fell apart” in the end.. but the second half was definitely not as well done as the first.  I think everything kinda wrapped a little too nicely, too.  I would have nominated it for a few awards.  I would have put it in for best picture, screenplay, actress, actor, maaaaybe supporting actor.  Definitely not director or editing, though.  And Jacki Weaver was absolutely lovely and did what she was given to do flawlessly, but I wouldn’t have put her in over other more deserving supporting performances last year.  I think the only win I would give it would be Best Actor for Cooper.  He gave one of my favorite performances of last year (Though ALL the BA nominees were fantastic, imo.  I would have a hard time choosing who I would vote for. Day-Lewis would actually be in last place for me).  I don’t dislike Lawrence’s win because I thought she was great and was fascinating to watch (though I do a agree the age thing was a little strange), but I was 100% rooting for Riva that year.

    Overall, I think I ranked SLP as my #6 out of the BP nominees.  That’s not bad, considering the fact that I really liked all the movies nominated (except Lincoln). 

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    Malick
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    Thought Weaver & especially Lawrence were oscar worthy. Once i knew Quvenzhane couldn’t win because of her age (complete BS btw) I was rooting hard for Jennifer. Everything else it was nominated for, i wouldn’t agree with. Glad to see that academy give it the one award it deserved…best actress.

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    MERYLMADNESS
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    The normal person in me absolutely loved this film. It was funny, charming and sweet in all the right places. The mutant movie critic in me thought it was mediocre and tacky, with an especially formulaic and rather predictable screenplay.

    I know this is an unopoular opinion here but I was blown away and moved by Jacki Weaver’s performance in this film. I am lucky enough to have grown up in a happy home and have never had to live with anybody suffering from a mental disorder. If I were put into the same scenario as her, I would have reacted the same way as Weaver, and the emotion that she conveyed deeply connected with me. Had it not been for Helen Hunt’s bold and ambitious work in The Sessions, Weaver would have had my vote.

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    Bill Buchanan
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    Wow @CAROL-CHANNING… I don’t think I would have nominated Cooper, even though i thought he was really strong. I mean, you’ve got Joaquin Phoenix delivering such a beautiful (yes, beautiful) powerhouse performance, you’ve got DDL at his most subtle then Trintignant and Lavant for Amour and Holy Motors respectively.

    For 5th, there are 3 actors in contention:
    *Anders Danielsen Lie for Oslo, 31 August which Ebert recommended and I went right out to see and loved it.
    *Matthias Schoenaerts for Rust and Bone
    *Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook

    Cooper is hurt by the fact that his is the weakest movie of the 3 so there would probably end up being 3 foreign actors in my personal Best Actor line-up from 2012.

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