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  • Evergreen
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    Will The Imitation Game take this? or will another contender swoop in.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    I think Whiplash has a great shot of winning. That’s the only thing stopping Imitation Game winning.

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    Inherent Vice.

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    babypook
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    Inherent Vice.

    They love Anderson’s screenplays, and so do I. Inherent Vice also has terrific Art Direction and Score, and I always enjoy watching Joaquin.

    But no, not this year. Maybe it’ll never be Anderson’s year.

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    Riley
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    My thoughts are that The Imitation Game is the nominee with the most academy support and Whiplash has more drumming than talking.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Incoherent Vice ought to be nominated for a Worst Screenplay razzie. It was the most boring movie I saw in the past year, a real snooze. Zero chance for Oscar gold.

    The Imitation Game and Whiplash are the two that are battling for this award. The Imitiation Game is a great movie and I am predicting this is it’s one category for Oscar glory.

    The Theory of Everything could win if ther is an upswell of support for it, but I don’t think so.

    Let’s see what happens at the WGA’s awards.

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    My thoughts are that The Imitation Game is the nominee with the most academy support and Whiplash has more drumming than talking.

    Agreed.  It’s a movie more about construction than dialogue (which let’s be honest, is what most Academy members use as a standard).  IMITATION is literate and articulate, moving and “important”.  I think its biggest threat is actually THEORY, which meets the same criteria, but just not quite as well, IMHO (mostly because its hero stops talking halfway through).  

    IMITATION also has the broadest support across the most branches of those films nominated.  It certainly has the edge, I think. 

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    Anyone can win this but my money right now is with American Sniper.

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    They love Anderson’s screenplays, and so do I. Inherent Vice also has terrific Art Direction and Score, and I always enjoy watching Joaquin. But no, not this year. Maybe it’ll never be Anderson’s year.

    No immediate reason comes to mind why they would not vote for Anderson. His film is polarizing. But the award at this moment would be an all encompassing consolation prize for his career. Both of the eccentric Andersons are up for screenplay awards in separate categories. And PTA is likely the dark horse winner people are reluctant to bet on.

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    dude
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    I think it’s between Imitation Game and American Sniper.

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    the imitation game.

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    babypook
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    [quote=”babypook”]They love Anderson’s screenplays, and so do I. Inherent Vice also has terrific Art Direction and Score, and I always enjoy watching Joaquin. But no, not this year. Maybe it’ll never be Anderson’s year.

    No immediate reason comes to mind why they would not vote for Anderson. His film is polarizing. But the award at this moment would be an all encompassing consolation prize for his career. Both of the eccentric Andersons are up for screenplay awards in separate categories. And PTA is likely the dark horse winner people are reluctant to bet on.[/quote]

    I think they’ll go with Imitation Game for several reasons, but I certainly hope your theory holds up for Roger Deakins…..Inherent Vice is so specific; it helps if you read the Pynchon novel; but even he is a challenge to get through.

    Good Lord I hope you’re right. This Adapted Screenplay category leaves me feeling, somewhat cold.

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    Incoherent Vice ought to be nominated for a Worst Screenplay razzie. It was the most boring movie I saw in the past year, a real snooze. Zero chance for Oscar gold.

    The pun is slightly funny once, then never again. 

    I’ve just seen Inherent Vice, and it really kicks the boot into this category for me. Theory of Everything is relatively deft as most biopic screenplays go, but its insights into the Hawking marriage aren’t very fresh, and the drama feels like a watered-down version of true events without the subtlety to justify this. I found The Imitation Game diverting enough but it’s too slick and superficial about an immensely important story, and most of the flashbacks are disastrous (though Tyldum is almost as much to blame for that as Moore’s script). American Sniper is not outright right-wing propaganda as some have claimed, but I was searching for some nuance on Kyle’s perspective of the Iraq war, and kept drawing blanks. Whiplash is second best for me, but we all know it shouldn’t be in this category, and I was slightly frustrated by how much less interested it was in real music teaching than in ambition and power dynamics.

    I think Inherent Vice deserves to win at least on feat of adaptation alone – even with much of the novel’s dialogue and narration intact, there are immense challenges that Anderson meets in wholly unexpected, sometimes frustrating but still ingenious ways. I don’t feel I truly understood it, but apparently very few have after a first viewing. It positively begs for a second go-round, and earns it – the plot felt vague enough that I feel the need to revisit it, yet specific and clever enough that I actually want to. While I don’t think it’s the greatest film of the year or of Anderson’s career, it demands active audience participation like almost no other movie, whether that means desperately reaching for a firm grasp on the plot or simply revelling in the sense of organised chaos it provides. Or perhaps both. 

    I count myself among those who think this is The Imitation Game’s to lose – it’s not in the bag, but across the board support is usually more important in this category than in Original, and IG has that, including an (undeserved) best director nomination. Whiplash’s controversial category placement could hurt its chances, I think, and it doesn’t have the important subject matter that IG does which, again, seems to be more valued in Adapted than Original. I doubt the others have much of a chance, though I wouldn’t completely rule out American Sniper, despite films driven by action/war scenes rarely winning screenplay awards.

     

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    [quote=”FreemanGriffin”]Incoherent Vice ought to be nominated for a Worst Screenplay razzie. It was the most boring movie I saw in the past year, a real snooze. Zero chance for Oscar gold.

    The pun is slightly funny once, then never again. 

    I’ve just seen Inherent Vice, and it really kicks the boot into this category for me. Theory of Everything is relatively deft as most biopic screenplays go, but its insights into the Hawking marriage aren’t very fresh, and the drama feels like a watered-down version of true events without the subtlety to justify this. I found The Imitation Game diverting enough but it’s too slick and superficial about an immensely important story, and most of the flashbacks are disastrous (though Tyldum is almost as much to blame for that as Moore’s script). American Sniper is not outright right-wing propaganda as some have claimed, but I was searching for some nuance on Kyle’s perspective of the Iraq war, and kept drawing blanks. Whiplash is second best for me, but we all know it shouldn’t be in this category, and I was slightly frustrated by how much less interested it was in real music teaching than in ambition and power dynamics.

    I think Inherent Vice deserves to win at least on feat of adaptation alone – even with much of the novel’s dialogue and narration intact, there are immense challenges that Anderson meets in wholly unexpected, sometimes frustrating but still ingenious ways. I don’t feel I truly understood it, but apparently very few have after a first viewing. It positively begs for a second go-round, and earns it – the plot felt vague enough that I feel the need to revisit it, yet specific and clever enough that I actually want to. While I don’t think it’s the greatest film of the year or of Anderson’s career, it demands active audience participation like almost no other movie, whether that means desperately reaching for a firm grasp on the plot or simply revelling in the sense of organised chaos it provides. Or perhaps both. 

    I count myself among those who think this is The Imitation Game’s to lose – it’s not in the bag, but across the board support is usually more important in this category than in Original, and IG has that, including an (undeserved) best director nomination. Whiplash’s controversial category placement could hurt its chances, I think, and it doesn’t have the important subject matter that IG does which, again, seems to be more valued in Adapted than Original. I doubt the others have much of a chance, though I wouldn’t completely rule out American Sniper, despite films driven by action/war scenes rarely winning screenplay awards.

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    Love your post!

    As for Kyle, this is a guy so politically naive, that he was bamboozled as to why anyone would attack (him). If there was any ‘nuance’, it’s all in Mr Eastwood’s degenerating head.

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    Whiplash is my favorite picture of this year, and one of my favorite movies to come out this century.  Its screenplay is really terrific.

    But if The Imitation Game were to win here, I wouldn’t cry about it.  That was a damn good script. 

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