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January 3, 2018 at 9:10 am #1202454459
Maybe alternative facts.January 3, 2018 at 9:33 am #1202454471
…it’s definitely better than mother! and I don’t think Javier Bardem did anything particularly great in that film. I don’t think Daniel Kaluuya really popped, either, but he had some more acting challenges than Bardem did.
I just think the screenplay is so clever, I’d really like to see Peele win for that. It is my pick for Best Picture because of its social relevance and wit, but:
1 when it comes to the best films of the year, preference is a factor and it’s most definitely subjective
2 this is a weird year in BP. I don’t feel very strongly about any film I’ve seen.
January 3, 2018 at 10:32 am #1202454505
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by LangeWeaver2.
I’ve been slowly warming to Get Out’s chances at the Oscars, though I don’t know if it could win Best Picture. Yet here’s the thing: in a “year without a frontrunner” like this one, it’s very well-liked (if not universally loved), and it’s performing respectably in the precursors. The momentum is building, and that’s not nothing.January 3, 2018 at 10:39 am #1202454511
Get out was decent movie … Nothing special … Its not one of the best of the year, the only awards it should be nominated for are Best Screenplay, and maybe Actor for Daniel and Supporting for Allison Williams but i would have to see more to make that claim
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I just don’t see it. Even Original Screenplay is probably a long shot. If, however, it lands in all of Picture/Director/Lead Actor/Screenplay/Film Editing on Oscar noms morning, I may reconsider. Maybe.
For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis, please visit me at The Awards Connection!January 3, 2018 at 10:40 am #1202454514
So basically what you’re asking is, as the same question is asked every year when POC are the subject matter of a film, is this only getting recognition because it deals with race?
I think that’s unfair. This isn’t 12 Years a Slave or Selma or Hidden Figures, typical Oscar movies that happened to deal with race and feature POC. This is a horror satire that premiered in February directed by a comedian in his first time directing. This isn’t usual Oscar fare and so it’s not unreasonable to question its chances, and the author of this thread didn’t mean anything near what you’re insinuating. Stop trying to paint them as something they’re not.January 3, 2018 at 10:46 am #1202454522
I can’t think of any phrase from a movie this year that has had the same traction in larger world conversation than “The Sunken Place.” That makes it a film that’s touched a certain zeitgeist and that alone speaks to the power of the film outside of its horror conventions. I also believe the genre label will be the biggest obstacle to a Picture win (since some people write off those movies automatically as frivolous) but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for it. Arguments about “best” notwithstanding (a purely subjective question), it would be a deserving winner.January 3, 2018 at 10:52 am #1202454530
I’ve edited my original post because I am not looking for this thread to focus on race, which is where I feel this was heading.
What I want to know is why does Get Out have so much passion behind it enough to support a Best Picture win?
If you don’t want a conversation about race avoid discussing Get Out.January 3, 2018 at 10:55 am #1202454541
Get with the winning team, heauxs! It’s happening! I had my reservations on first viewing, but have come around with subsequent viewings. While I still think the film is an extended Key & Peele sketch, it accomplished something that many in the industry and audience have been wanting for years. Something original that made coins. I won’t be a dick and imply or call out WildforFilm bc the thread isn’t too out of pocket, but these threads NEVER happen for wyt films that does something like what Get Out has done. It would just be the frontrunner without asterisks, but that is a whole other conversation.January 3, 2018 at 11:54 am #1202454591
In my opinion, Get Out is a fine film; overrated considering the critical acclaim it keeps receiving, but still not bad at all. I would put it at a same level of La La Land, in terms of quality: there surely are 10 better films which could replace it in Best Picture, but I wouldn’t hate its nomination at all. It wouldn’t be a horrifying winner either: it’d be better than The Artist and not worse than Birdman or The King’s Speech, for istance.
The point is that, as others have already underlined in other topics, it feels important in our time. It is a film that, with its flaws and limits, seems to represent 2017 more than anything else.January 3, 2018 at 11:59 am #1202454597
Hi there I’m new here. I came just to say that such an unclassy, bad and anti-white people movie like this one you’re talking doesn’t even deserve to be in the talks. An Oscar contender? Can you just give me a break? This “movie” just can’t be in the same category as Moonlight, Birdman, Spotlight, The Artist and The King’s Speech. It would be a travesty. Sorry for being such an honest dame.January 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm #1202454607
Get Out is one of only three movies that earned an ACE Eddie nom and a SAG ensemble. So I definitely think it is a strong contender.
I can see it winning the PGA Award. It’s the second largest box office hit out of all the contenders behind Dunkirk. It was made on a small budget. I think Producers of all people have to admire that. That’s their job after all: keep the budget in control and make money.
Here’s an interesting article from IndieWire. This is only a small sampling of working directors but the film that got the most mentions was Get Out. So I can see a DGA nom for Jordan Peele as well.
January 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm #1202454682
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by Paul Hardister. Reason: typo: repeated word
Get Out is one of only three movies that earned an ACE Eddie nom and a SAG ensemble. So I definitely think it is a strong contender. I can see it winning the PGA Award. It’s the second largest box office hit out of all the contenders behind Dunkirk. It was made on a small budget. I think Producers of all people have to admire that. That’s their job after all: keep the budget in control and make money. Here’s an interesting article from IndieWire. This is only a small sampling of working directors but the film that got the most mentions was Get Out. So I can see a DGA nom for Jordan Peele as well.
Yes, it is definitely a threat. Let’s prepare ourselves for one of the biggest travesties ever.January 3, 2018 at 12:53 pm #1202454689
But why do we “need” to talk about GET OUT? Why no threads on “we need to talk about” any other movie? Not saying that GET OUT is the pinnacle of film making/acting, but that same criticism can be made about ANY of the frontrunners. It was well acted, well paced, well written and well directed. What more do you want of a film? GET OUT being nominated or even considered a front runner is neither a sin or an embarrassment.