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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    As people start to see “Creed,” it’ll sounding like it might be the real deal. It’s still hurt by sequel stigma (especially with a franchise as sequeled out as “Rocky”), but low expectations might actually help a movie like this if it takes people by surprise.

    Then there’s Sylvester Stallone. Veteran actor, a two-time Oscar nominee for the original “Rocky” film, a career since then filled with not so Oscary movies, and then boom, comes full circle with another award-worthy “Rocky” movie, this time as the mentor. I wonder if he could play that comeback-kid narrative like Mickey Rourke did in “The Wrestler.” Rourke didn’t win, but he was nominated, and Stallone might have an easier go of it in the still-open Supporting Actor race.

    Then again, the academy could worry about Stallone Norbitting — going back to less-than-stellar material right after his big comeback.

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    Baby Clyde
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    I love that ‘Norbitting’ is a word that we all understand Laughing

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    24Emmy
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    Then again, the academy could worry about Stallone Norbitting — going back to less-than-stellar material right after his big comeback.

    Stallone has the Scarpa film coming up. He plays Gregory Scarpa, a former capo and enforcer for the Colombo crime family. Nicholas Pileggi wrote the screenplay.

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    KyleBailey
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    That’s an interesting parallel with Rouke but Stallone has always been a big star and Rouke really hasn’t kept that his whole career. Even in a line of bad movies, Stallone still was a recognizable star that never really could be brought down with the amount of bad movies he made. But this does have the heart and tough guy has compassion storyline that Rouke had in The Wrestler. I do agree that I don’t think Stallone, like Murphy, had a real plan to start doing prestige movies after this big one but Stallone is also older and is playing the role that made him a star. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I currently have Stallone in my fifth slot, but I haven’t seen Tom Hardy yet. I don’t believe that Idris Elba is going to be nominated – not enough academy members will see it.

    The wild card is an actor who isn’t even in the predictions center yet: Emory Cohen. If the academy loves Brooklyn as much as I’ve been hearing, I think Emory Cohen has a real shot at a nomination. I’m convinced that this year is going to be filled with surprises and lots of huge snubs – there are simply more than five worthy contenders in each category and there isn’t the overall concensus of past years.

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