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  • Caleb Siebeneck
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    So, of the major precursor awards, The Bog Short has only had success at the PGA awards. This means that it has won no other precursors. Has any movie ever won best picture at the Oscars with only a PGA win and No other precursors?

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    Rooney Moore
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    It won WGA, too. And the answer to the question; I think it depends on what you consider a precursor and what not. Do you call Globes’ and Critics’ a precursor just because they are televised? Maybe every network should start to produce their own award shows to help GD to build stats. Btw, I remembered, it also won Best Comedy Movie at CC.

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    Asgaroth
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    It only won there, but it is in fact the most reliable one since the implementation of the preferential ballot. It hasn’t missed once. 

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    It won WGA (and ACE).

    Gladiator also lost DGA and SAG, although it won BAFTA (plus the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice).

    Maybe something only won PGA in the pre-SAG days.

    This is the true test of PGA.

    The ultimate test would be if The Revenant also won SAG and WGA (plus ACE, AFI and Critics’ Choice).

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    Jason Travis
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    I currently am predicting The Big Short to win three (3) Oscars:

    Best Picture
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Film Editing

    The reason I am sticking to this ship is BECAUSE it won PGA. That is a very strong collateral to have in the conversation for best picture. I think Revenant wins five (5) – Actor, Director, Cinematography, Sound and Makeup. But I keep going back and forth with the later since Mad Max is really close.  

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    Tony Ruiz
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    I just posted in the other thread.  I think Big Short could be just as divisive as Revenant.

    It’s a comedy, it has certain gimmicks that some people might find to be annoying rather than funny, and it is about pretty unlikeable characters that profit off of the misfortune of others.  

    I think that no matter what film wins, it will be a pretty divisive choice. 

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    Moviebuff22
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    Honestly all 3 contenders are divisive. So it’s just gonna come down to who gets the most high votes. Which is probably the Revenant

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Well, my favorite film isn’t winning, so at this point, I’m just trying to make the right prediction.  Maybe I’m overthinking it.  

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    Rooney Moore
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    I wouldn’t say Spotlight is divisive. Unambitious, sure. But since the stakes are pretty low throughout the movie, there is actually nothing there to passionately hate about it. An “Ok” movie for most.

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    Well, my favorite film isn’t winning, so at this point, I’m just trying to make the right prediction.  Maybe I’m overthinking it.  

    What is your favourite?

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Mad Max: Fury Road.  

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    It won WGA (and ACE).

    Gladiator also lost DGA and SAG, although it won BAFTA (plus the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice).

    Maybe something only won PGA in the pre-SAG days.

    This is the true test of PGA.

    The ultimate test would be if The Revenant also won SAG and WGA (plus ACE, AFI and Critics’ Choice).

    Pre-SAG awards PGA winners Driving Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, Schindler’s List, and Forrest Gump all won best picture equivalents from numerous other groups, societies, etc. The Crying Game is the only one that had limited success with that award, but it competed as a “foreign film” in many instances.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Nah. The title of this thread should be: The Big Short WON PGA. It has a screenplay nomination, which it will win. And it is a film with an important subject, that voters are routing for. A film has not won Best Picture without a writing nomination in YEARS. Decades! Forget the other stats. That is the only stat you should be looking at. That alone should make you drop The Revenant. This race is between The Big Short and Spotlight.

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    Nah. The title of this thread should be: The Big Short WON PGA. It has a screenplay nomination, which it will win. And it is a film with an important subject, that voters are routing for. A film has not won Best Picture without a writing nomination in YEARS. Decades! Forget the other stats. That is the only stat you should be looking at. That alone should make you drop The Revenant. This race is between The Big Short and Spotlight.

    With only two total wins, The Big Short or Spotlight would be the first film since 1952 to win Best Picture with that amount of wins. Are you willing to predict an end to that decades-long streak, or do you actually think that either has a real shot in a third category? If so, which category? Also, Titanic won without a screenplay nomination 18 years ago so “decades” is technically (if not rather) misleading. Only two films in the past 50 years have won Best Picture without a screenplay nomination. Isn’t that a better way of saying it?

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    AviChristiaans
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    I have it winning Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Editing. For the last two years of voting, they have not gone for the most editing but the most savvy editing (Gravity, Whiplash). And i am sorry, The Revenant is not Titanic. Different films, different years, different voting methods. Titanic was HUGE. Titanic was more along the lines of RETURN OF THE KING. Huge epic, that made billions at the box office. That won a shit load of undeniable Oscars. Did it really need a screenplay nomination? The Revenant is Gravity. Loved, but not enough.

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