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  • Scottferguson
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    Every year Variety influences the race and reflects overall opinion by having several articles about leading contenders. Sometime soon they’ll do it for actors and others, but initially they list the most likely films to get 2 or more nominations in top categories.

    Usually this is about 20 films. Perhaps reflecting the more wide open race this year, they have 30.

    They are:

    Amour
    Anna Karenina
    Argo 
    Arbitrage
    Beasts of the Southern Wild 
    Bernie   
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Cloud Atlas
    Dark Knight Rises   
    Django Unchained   
    Flight
    Grey
    Hitchcock
    Hobbit
    Impossible
    Life of Pi 
    Lincoln
    Master
    Miserables
    Moonrise Kingdom 
    Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Promised Land
    Quartet
    Rust and Bone           
    Sessions
    Silver Lining Playbook
    Skyfall   
    This Is 40
    Wreck-It Ralph
    Zero Dark Thirty     

           

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    Scottferguson
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    Trying to think of significant omissions – Hyde Park on the Hudson, Avengers, Intouchables, Hunger Games, Hope Springs, Looper are among those discussed here and elsewhere at least sometime this year

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    Logan
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    Do they mean, The Grey — the Liam Neeson picture?

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    Scottferguson
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    yup

    looking over the list, it appears they made sure every significant distributor with a well received film had at least one film – so The Grey was the one from Open Road, Perks the one from Lionsgate, Bernie the one from Millennium, Arbitrage from Roadside Attractions
     

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    Renaton
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    “The Grey” should win an Oscar for Best Wolf Throat Punching.

    The “Intouchables” exclusion is kinda surprising to me. I don’t expect it to be nominated for Best Picture, but I thought it was a possibility. I know some people even thought it could get in writing.

    Do we know when critics will see “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Django Unchained”? It feels like they could be huge contenders, but we are so clueless about them so far, it would be nice to see soem kind of reaction soon. 

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    dannyboy.
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    Best makeshift meal goes to The Grey!

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    DamianWayne
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    Really, Perks of Being a Wallflower? Outside of Screenplay it doesn’t have any chance and even that’s pushing it.

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    richardM
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    Anyone wants to know why Silver Linings Playbook and Jennifer Lawrence are getting all these buzz?

    http://hollywoodandswine.com/harvey-weinstein-hires-black-panthers-to-prevent-academy-awards-voter-intimidation/

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    babypook
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    Lol! Uh-huh.

    Anybody check out Variety’s list of probable Best Actor contenders? Interesting. Harvey’s skid-marks are also all over them.

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    Miss Frost
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    I’m so pleased to see Perks on the list. Heres to hoping Screenplay, Miller, and Watson will get credit where its due!

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    babypook
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    Really, Perks of Being a Wallflower? Outside of Screenplay it doesn’t have any chance and even that’s pushing it.

    I think they’re just trying to cover their bases. I dont think they’re quite like BFCA, who have six contender possibilites in the acting categories and who I feel gets a hard-on in predicting what Oscar is going to do,  but Variety has 23 actor-possibilities etc and are taking a look at a good number of possibilities.

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    Guest2014
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    Every year Variety influences the race and reflects overall opinion by having several articles about leading contenders. Sometime soon they’ll do it for actors and others, but initially they list the most likely films to get 2 or more nominations in top categories.

    They are: 
    The Grey

    Heh heh heh… 🙂 

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    Gabriel
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower was faux-profound trash. It’s not getting any nominations.

    And why are people discussing This is 40? Just because it’s being released in December, lol? It’s not getting any nominations either.

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    Icky
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    I think Leslie Mann may have a shot, maybe screenplay.

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    Miss Frost
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower was faux-profound trash. It’s not getting any nominations.

    It’s quite evident you haven’t seen the film, so you need to think first before you write comments like that. It stands a strong chance at an Adapted Screenplay nomination. 

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