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    Lil Rel Howery was not ensemble-eligible? That is tragic.

    This is a head scratcher – was it a clerical error? I thought the movie was good and Howery’s performance was a highlight. And I’m obviously not the only one – A.O Scott from the New York Times has Lil Rel Howery listed as one of his “Who the Oscar Nominations Should Be..” in Supporting actor.

    Can this be corrected? I think “Get Out” does have a shot at SAG ensemble and he should definitely be included.

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    Foolio
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    Lil Rel Howery was not ensemble-eligible? That is tragic.

    This is a head scratcher – was it a clerical error? I thought the movie was good and Howery’s performance was a highlight. And I’m obviously not the only one – A.O Scott from the New York Times has Lil Rel Howery listed as one of his “Who the Oscar Nominations Should Be..” in Supporting actor.

    Can this be corrected? I think “Get Out” does have a shot at SAG ensemble and he should definitely be included.

    Neither Howery nor Betty Gabriel was billed on a separate card in the main titles – they both shared their title card with other cast members. The SAG rules require the actor’s name to be billed on a separate card to be eligible for inclusion in Ensemble. It’s a silly rule that results in confusing and unfair oversights, but it is a rule.

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    Stegeo
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    If Kaluuya ends up with an Oscar nom, I’m just done caring for these awards whatsoever.

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    Kwame
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    If Kaluuya ends up with an Oscar nom, I’m just done caring for these awards whatsoever.

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    kbfr12
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    If Kaluuya ends up with an Oscar nom, I’m just done caring for these awards whatsoever.

    ftfy

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    Msb0120
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    I’m so out of the Get Out loop. I love horror movies but this one fell flat. It’s not as funny or scary as it thinks it is. And the end result makes no sense. It’s a great concept but the rationale has so many loop holes.

    I guess everyone just has those couple of movies a year you just don’t get why everyone is going crazy about.

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    DameAudrey
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    Darling, hopefully Get Out is done. It will have to conform with a nomination

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    Zach Lozano
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    When I first saw this movie I was underwhelmed. It was entertaining and a unique way to convey the message but I wasn’t blown away and am stunned it is a serious Best Picture contender. After I saw it, I remember thinking, “It will probably only get nominated for Original Screenplay.” a nomination that would be rightfully deserved.

    On another noter… what was with Daniel Kaluuya at the Globes last night? He seemed so out of it and like it was the last place he wanted to be.

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    Everyone should watch this twice.  It’s so, so much better than the first time.  You actually pay more attention to the screenplay and are able to pick up on more of the wit.  The detail work in the film and the editing is actually pretty excellent.

    I’m this way with movies in general, though, so maybe it’s just me.  If I sort of liked a film the first time, I definitely like it the second time.

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    Keener’s performance in the therapy scene is worth her entire performance in Capote.  Kudos to the sound design as well during her second delivery of “Sink”; it’s one of the few genuinely unnerving moments in anything I saw last year.

    Sadly, the movie peaked right there for me.  There were plenty of other moments to look forward to, but nothing as genuinely thrilling and “new” as that scene.

    The ensemble was fine, and I still think Kaluuya is the weakest link; being able to cry and freeze your face doesn’t impress me if there’s no modulation elsewhere.  He was very bland as a character, and the only reason I wanted him to succeed was because the other characters were so believably despicable (if somewhat camp; like Landry-Jones, ugh, why is he in movies always playing the same vaguely unwashed and unkempt psycho white-boy?) and not because I had an investment in his role.

    Howery seemed to just be playing up his own shtick, or at the very least, the shtick an audience would expect from “the token black guy friend” that has been in so many other movies, and not just horror.  That’s a cool idea, I guess, to have him do that in some pseudo-subversive way, but it didn’t really gel or work for me, at all.  I found him endlessly grating and put-upon; a farce in the middle of a satire masquerading as a thriller.

    It deserves more attention than a lot of the movies in contention, but it’s not going to hold up well as cinema come a decade from now; as a screenplay trying something not as immediately stale as so many other movies, and as a blueprint of some good ideas and some damn fine moments of acting, and, of course, one immaculate sequence (the therapy), it’s golden…  But at the end of the day, it’s just a horror movie with a social message, and the filmmaking in it is nothing we haven’t seen before, and won’t see after.

    Keener would be my only “hell yeah” come Oscars nomination morning.  And the Sound Mixing guys.  🙂

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