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  • mafro987
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    I saw it last Thursday and it was AMAZING. Amelie meets Pan’s Labyrinth.

    Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay are very strong possibilities.

    Shannon and Spencer will get nominated.

    Would you say better than Arrival?

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    Eddy Q
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    Just saw this at the London Film Festival today. Critics are calling it del Toro’s best film since Pan’s Labyrinth. They are wrong. It’s better than Pan’s Labyrinth.

    I’m shattered right now so I’ll post more later, but for now I’ll mention two things in terms of its awards chances: one is that Sally Hawkins gives the type of performance that wins the Best Actress Oscar, and the other is that this film has the potential to tie the 14-nomination record if it lands in all the right places.

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    KirbyNicholson
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    This year’s La La Land sadly. Wins the other biggies, but loses the BP at the end 🙁

    "We will always have Paris"

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    Teridax
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    Just saw this at the London Film Festival today. Critics are calling it del Toro’s best film since Pan’s Labyrinth. They are wrong. It’s better than Pan’s Labyrinth.

    I’m shattered right now so I’ll post more later, but for now I’ll mention two things in terms of its awards chances: one is that Sally Hawkins gives the type of performance that wins the Best Actress Oscar, and the other is that this film has the potential to tie the 14-nomination record if it lands in all the right places.

    What other actors besides Sally Hawkins could get nominated? Richard Jenkins? Michael Shannon?

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    Hunter-ish
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    Theoretically, if the voters love it enough to nominate it in Hawkins, Jenkins, Shannon, Spencer, and every eligible tech category, it can get 15 nominations.

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    Andrew D
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    I am dying to see it . i hope it wins best picture right now ( sight unseeen)

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    Eddy Q
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    What other actors besides Sally Hawkins could get nominated? Richard Jenkins? Michael Shannon?

    Both of those as well as Octavia Spencer (I prefer her here to both of her nominated roles). I’m a little surprised that GD experts are almost unanimously predicting Jenkins over Shannon; both are equally worthy, but Shannon has the showier villain role. Jenkins is more affecting of course, but that’s the nature of his role. They seem pretty equal in terms of acclaim as far as I can see. This could be the first film since Bugsy to get dual Supporting Actor Oscar noms if Call Me by Your Name doesn’t manage it.

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    Eddy Q
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    Theoretically, if the voters love it enough to nominate it in Hawkins, Jenkins, Shannon, Spencer, and every eligible tech category, it can get 15 nominations.

    I’m thinking it probably misses Visual Effects like Arrival.

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    jacob121
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    Theoretically, if the voters love it enough to nominate it in Hawkins, Jenkins, Shannon, Spencer, and every eligible tech category, it can get 15 nominations.

    I doubt it goes that high – from the trailer, the costumes especially don’t necessarily look like what that branch tends to favor. Sound categories also seem like a stretch. Feels pretty solid in a number of others like production design, cinematography, etc. I don’t think I currently have it winning any award, though.

    ETA: It’s also always extremely difficult to predict which way the enigmatic makeup branch will go. I have it in for now (the monster effects count towards this branch, no?) but would not at all be surprised to see it miss.

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    Eddy Q
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    It has quite a noteworthy sound design. I think it should be able to get at least one sound nom. Costumes seem more unlikely to me, although I wouldn’t completely rule it out if the branch consider the creature costume worthy in itself.

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    Sally Hawkins is winning you fucking bitches. I’m in a full on stan mood. No one is going to stop her. It’s a role made to win Golden Dildos. And she’s gonna make a history you fucking bunch of losers. She’s charming as fuck and knows how to play this game. She’ll win lots of voters hearts. Just watch her winning this one in a cakewalk you fucking peasants.

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    Eddy Q
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    Sasha resurfaces after Glenn Close’s vehicle got pushed to 2018 lol.

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    Anonymous
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    You know it baby. It’s all true. Now bow to Queen Salleh.

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    hats-off
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    How similar is this in tone and style to Arrival (my fav movie of last year)?

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    Eddy Q
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    How similar is this in tone and style to Arrival (my fav movie of last year)?

    Not very. There’s a lot more humour in this than Arrival and its emotional content is more front and centre. The humour is part of why I think it can win original screenplay, as well as its wacky premise (if Her can win for being a love story between a man and an operating system, why not this as a romance between a woman and a sea creature?) Not to mention the Cold War setting gives it intellectual clout.

    It’s also worth mentioning that, at least to me, this doesn’t really play as a “genre” film the way Gravity, Mad Max and Arrival did. The combination of the political and the fantastical are even more seamlessly interwoven here than in Pan’s Labyrinth, in my view, and it has the sort of acting that could win the SAG Ensemble Award, or at least a nomination, something those other three films I mentioned weren’t even close to achieving. So without wanting to sell it short, it’s close enough to typical prestige fare for it to be taken seriously as a Best Picture frontrunner, if not necessarily THE frontrunner.

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