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  • rockstitution
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    Discuss all things Best Picture here!

    Early Contenders:

    The Artist

    Carnage

    A Dangerous Method

    The Descendants

    Drive

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

    The Help

    The Ides of March

    In the Land of Blood and Honey

    J. Edgar

    Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Melancholia

    Midnight in Paris

    Moneyball

    My Week with Marilyn

    Rango

    Take Shelter

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    The Tree of Life

    War Horse

    We Bought A Zoo

    We Need To Talk About Kevin

    Young Adult

     

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    LKMOSCAR
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    The Artist

    The Descendants

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Help

    J. Edgar

    My Week with Marilyn

    Melancholia

    Midnight in Paris

    War Horse

     

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    TV12
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    1. J. Edgar

    2. War Horse

    3. The Descendants

    4. Moneyball

    5. Midnight in Paris

    6. The Tree of Life

    7. The Help

    8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    9. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows-Part 2

    10. The Artist

    11. Young Adult

    12. The Iron Lady

    13. Drive

    14. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

    15. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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    Edwin Drood
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    #36836

    My “most likely nominees” as of October 1, in alphabetical order:

    The Artist (The Weinstein Company; Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat)

    The Descendants (Fox Searchlight; Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor)

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Paramount/Warner; Scott Rudin)

    J. Edgar (Warner Bros.; Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz)

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus Features; Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo)

    War Horse (Walt Disney/Touchstone; Revel Guest, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg)

    Young Adult (Paramount; Diablo Cody, Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Jason Reitman, Russell Smith, Charlize Theron)

     

    At this point I’m thinking these 7 are it; if I were to expand the list to 10 I would include (alphabetically) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Midnight in Paris and Moneyball

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    The Artist

    The Descendants

    The Help

    Midnight in Paris

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    War Horse

     

    The Descendants, The Artist and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy are in.  War Horse is really starting to look like a major player in this year’s race.  The Help seems like the kind of thing Oscar voters would go for.  I think we won’t have much more than 5 nominations so I am predicting 6.  I think the last slot goes to Midnight in Paris as it is the biggest box office draw of one of the Academy’s most beloved figures.  It was critically acclaimed and it will be talked about throughout the Awards season.  It’s just a matter of how much it is still in the conversation.

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    babypook
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    I’m not in a huge hurry to see War Horse; not that I’m wishing any ill for Spielberg; but, this is not a subject that makes me terribly happy.

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    Scottferguson
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    #36839

    The NYFF has announced (for the first time in its 49 year history) they will have a surprise film next Monday – and that is a work in progress film that is coming out later this year, with the sense that it is one of the “contenders.”

     

    Any of a long line are possibilities – Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (after the great response to The Social Network last year), J Edgar (Eastwood having a history with the festival),  Hugo (Scorsese’s George Harrison doc showed over the weekend) are among them.

     

    As a work in progress, there will be no press screening and mainstream reviews will be disallowed. But needless to say, there will be word out on this.

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    Scott Tenorman
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    Mark My Words — this is a race between “The Artist” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which means, once again, we’re back to Harvey Weinstein vs. Scott Rudin in Best Picture smackdown …. just like last  year.

     

     

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    Hamilton Bacon
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    I would love to see IMMORTALS being nommed for Best Picture. Of course i have no idea how good it is, but if it is as brilliant as The Fall, then it deserves to be a serious contender.

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    allabout oscars
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    I hope for only 5 best Picture candidates now that the academy changed the rules somewhat, but it will be hard to predict the # of films that make the category..

    as of now….

    WAR HORSE
    EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE
    THE HELP
    THE DESCENDANTS
    THE ARTIST

    next group:

    J. EDGAR
    THE TREE OF LIFE
    MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
    THE IDES OF MARCH
    WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

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    #36843

    Since we have no clue how many nominees there will be this year, I’ll be posting a Top 15 for now.

    The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
    – The Artist
    – The Descendants
    – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    – The Help
    – The Ides of March
    – J. Edgar
    – Midnight in Paris
    – Moneyball
    – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    – The Tree of Life
    – Shame
    – War Horse
    – Young Adult 

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    TV12
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    BEST PICTURE
    1. The Descendants
    2. The Artist
    3. War Horse
    4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    5. The Help
    6. Moneyball
    7. Midnight in Paris
    8. The Iron Lady
    9. Young Adult
    10. The Ides of March
    11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    12. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    13. The Tree of Life
    14. Drive
    15. Martha Marcy May Marlene

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    Raylan
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    #36845

    I hope Harry potter will get recognized and score a best picture nod instead of the technical nods it has received in the past, im not saying it has any chance to win but it certainly deserves a best picture nomination for sure.

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    Miss Frost
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    I hope Harry potter will get recognized and score a best picture nod instead of the technical nods it has received in the past, im not saying it has any chance to win but it certainly deserves a best picture nomination for sure.

    I couldnt agree more, it would definitely deserve it too.

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    Fishbiscuit
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    I’ll give the film its due and see War Horse when it’s released but my inital impression is BAIT, BAIT, BAIT. 

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