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  • AayaanUpadhyaya
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    #1202141375

    I saw this movie last night and absolutely loved it. I’m surprised there isn’t a thread for it since I easily think it’s going to be getting some serious awards traction.

    I have it in for Screenplay and Picture at the Oscars right now, as well as Picture and Screenplay at the Globes. What do you all think?

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    I also really enjoyed it. I would put it for screenplay and maybe a supporting nomination for either Hunter or Romano

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    khushb2
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    Loved it. I loved both Ray Romano and Holly Hunter, but Hunter’s empathy and likability just blew me away, she was awesome. Totally want her to get a nomination. She’s an amazing actress isn’t she? It was truly hard to fathom how this could be the same woman who was in The Piano.

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    pulp50
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    I haven’t seen this, but it really doesn’t look like an awards contender, is there just a lot more to it than the trailer gives away?

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    Teridax
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    #1202141646

    I saw this movie, loved it, and I hope it does really well at the Globes. I would also support it receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It wasn’t a masterpiece by any means, just a very well made film about human beings and their relationships to each other, their cultures, and our world. Definitely see it in theaters. 🙂

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    #1202141649

    Only care about Hunter’s lone supporting actress nod.

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    Hunter can easily get that SAG nod for this

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    Teridax
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    Hunter can easily get that SAG nod for this

    I liked Ray Romano much better than Holly Hunter, plus he could even win at SAG, if he gets nominated, due to support from the TV side. Not very likely, just could.

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    AMG
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    I really enjoyed this film. Warm without being soppy about it.

    Great performances – particularly Nanjiani, Kazan and Hunter. All stand a shout at making my end of year top 5. Picture and Screenplay are strong possibilities when it comes to the Oscars. Maybe even Hunter too.

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    There’s so much acclaim for this movie. With the right campaign it could get nominated for best picture, screenplay, supporting actor (for Romano), supporting actress (for Hunter).

    It could be a Little Miss Sunshine/Silver Linings Playbook contender and get a screenplay and maybe a supporting actress win.

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    I havnt seen it yet but everybody keeps mentioning it’s Oscar chances and basically names everything and everyone but Nanjiani. A) Could he be a dark horse

    B) Does he deserve to be a dark horse

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    I havnt seen it yet but everybody keeps mentioning it’s Oscar chances and basically names everything and everyone but Nanjiani. A) Could he be a dark horse

    B) Does he deserve to be a dark horse

    No and yes.

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    I havnt seen it yet but everybody keeps mentioning it’s Oscar chances and basically names everything and everyone but Nanjiani. A) Could he be a dark horse

    B) Does he deserve to be a dark horse

    Also I love your new profile picture <3

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    Andrew Carden
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    At last, a Judd Apatow production that doesn’t leave me restless!

    Comic geniuses/writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have joined Michael Showalter, the filmmaker behind last year’s splendid Hello, My Name Is Doris, to deliver one of the finest romantic dramedies in recent years. The Big Sick plays like Don’t Think Twice (the best comedy of 2016) meets Love Story (one of the most maudlin films of all-time)…and thankfully falls a lot closer to the former than the latter in quality.

    Based on his real-life courtship with Gordon, Nanjiani portrays a Pakistan-born comic who meets and falls for Emily (Zoe Kazan) at one of his shows. Their relationship flourishes for some time, that is before his refusal to acknowledge the relationship to his traditional Muslim parents leaves Emily skeptical of her place in Kumail’s future. She ends the relationship just before tragedy strikes – Emily falls ill, is hospitalized and soon placed into a medically induced coma.

    Despite their split, Kumail is determined to remain by her side…and then Emily’s parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) show up. While her folks initially give Kumail a rather chilly reception, their mutual affection for and distress over Emily slowly but surely bring them together.

    The Big Sick pulls off a remarkable balancing act, drawing big, well-earned laughs and tugging at the heartstrings in a way that isn’t nauseatingly manipulative. The cast is all-around marvelous – Nanjiani and Kazan make for an enchanting and convincing team; this is perhaps Hunter’s best performance since Living Out Loud in 1998 (keep an eye on this four-time nominee during Oscar season); and Romano has never, ever been this good. Also, all of the actors portraying Nanjiani’s family are dead-on perfection.

    Even if this proves one hell of a year at the cinema, The Big Sick will undoubtedly go down as one of the finest of 2017.

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    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (2016) – Florence Foster Jenkins

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    One of the best romantic comedies of the past decade.

    The screenplay follows the conventional rules of most films within the genre. But it’s written with so much intelligence and heart.

    Definitely on my top 10 list … so far.

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