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  • Delilah
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    The other films… well, I keep hearing about a groundswell of support for Phantom Thread, but is Focus even campaigning?

    That’s interesting. The admittedly small pool of voters I’ve talked to hated Phantom Thread (not me, I loved it). It’s too dry, too emotionally distant, and they did not find it funny.

    As for Focus, all their energy seems to be on keeping Oldman the front runner.

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    Honey
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    I don’t know. I see this being the equivalent of The Sixth Sense where people just went trigger happy with their love for the film and was supposed to be revolutionary at that time and that film still walked home empty handed on Oscar Night. But even the Sixth Sense managed to a tech nod (Editing) and for a horror film to get not a single tech nod suggests it’s not going to happen.

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    GusCruz
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    I don’t know. I see this being the equivalent of The Sixth Sense where people just went trigger happy with their love for the film and was supposed to be revolutionary at that time and that film still walked home empty handed on Oscar Night. But even the Sixth Sense managed to a tech nod (Editing) and for a horror film to get not a single tech nod suggests it’s not going to happen.

    The Sixth Sense was never perceived as more than just a genre film; the horror in Get Out is itself of a political nature.

    I will say this about the Editing nod, which, like I said, is a problem for Get Out. I think we all agree there was an effort to include many female nominees this year. I, Tonya was the one potential nominee of a major film this year with the best chance in that category with a female editor. Maybe in a different year that could’ve been Get Out’s spot. Who knows! I know it’s a terrible thing to say, and I’m not even saying she didn’t deserve the nomination. But…

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    Milk Money
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    I’ve been saying for weeks that Get Out will be the biggest benefactor of the preferential ballot.

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    I’ve been saying for weeks that Get Out will be the biggest benefactor of the preferential ballot.

    I keep wondering if Get Out can win Best Picture as its ONLY win. It has the importance in its tackling of social issues like Three Billboards, only is significantly less divisive, and is from an actor turned writer and director who isn’t a white man like Lady Bird, so it gets diversity points, only unlike the Gerwig film where the story might feel “been there, done that,” the unique horror-esque satire of Get Out made it into one of the most original films of 2017.

    I can see this being a potential outcome for the Oscars in the major categories:

    Best Picture

    Get Out

    Best Director

    Guillermo Del Toro “The Shape of Water”

    Best Actress

    Frances McDormand “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

    Best Actor

    Gary Oldman “Darkest Hour”

    Best Supporting Actress

    Allison Janney “I, Tonya”

    Best Supporting Actor

    Sam Rockwell “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

    Best Original Screenplay

    Martin McDonagh “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” OR Greta Gerwig “Lady Bird” (I think a lot of male voters in the Academy won’t feel that passionate about Lady Bird, but on the other hand McDonagh doesn’t seem to have been campaigning that much since his Directing snub. It is like he gave up with these awards, which is sad but makes sense, especially given how polarizing his movie is continuing to be.)

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    James Ivory “Call Me By Your Name” (I keep debating “Mudbound” though. I’m not ruling it out as a realistic upset, let’s put it like that.)

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    Andrew Carden
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    I think Lady Bird is far more helped by the preferential ballot than Get Out. Folks not keen on horror may be prone to ranking the latter quite low on the ballot.

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    Bee
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    I agree. I have been switching back and forth between it and TSOW for BP. But like you broke down, this is the most important film out of the nine and totally original. And made COINS at the BO. I didn’t know about their campaign, but that makes sense.

    The campaigning for it has been excellent since they actually touch on why the FILM should be rewarded instead of everything else around it. “The movie we need right now” “A primal scream about the world we live in” (not verbatim). Had it grabbed that editing nod, I would be much more comfortable but Lady Bird also missed that nomination (even if it did have little to no shot).

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    There’s no way Get Out wins BP without screenplay. It’s not winning with screenplay either. Get Out will probably actually do better on a non preferential ballot because it has a lot of passion but it is absolutely not a consensus pick.

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    I think Lady Bird is far more helped by the preferential ballot than Get Out. Folks not keen on horror may be prone to ranking the latter quite low on the ballot.

    I hear mixed signals. On a Vanity Fair (I think) podcast I listened to yesterday they said there is a movement of people really invested in getting Get Out to win. Jeff Well of Hollywood Elsewhere just posted a weird “what are you waiting, Academy?” message on his site about giving Lady Bird Best Picture. The WGA will certainly clarify the situation… a bit

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    vinny
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    My brain says “Lady Bird” but my gut says “Get Out”

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    BEST LINES from each nominee:

    1. Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
, The Shape of Water:

    Richard Strickland: You may think, “That thing looks human.” Stands on two legs, right? But – we’re created in the Lord’s image. You don’t think that’s what the Lord looks like, do you?

    Richard Strickland: [to the creature] Fuck. You *are* a god…

    First and foremost, Michael Shannon should have been nominated over Jenkins, Harrelson and Plummer, but I digress. Where this film succeeds, and a film like Mother ‘failed’, is in its delicate handling of its religious themes. I appreciated Mother, but can understand why it left a bad taste on people’s palates. Strickland’s last words are revelatory, but irrelevant. He dies by the hand of a god he denounced until the moment of his death. Well done. 

    2. Jordan Peele, Get Out

    Dean Armitage: You know what I say? I say one down, a couple hundred thousand to go. I don’t mean to get on my high horse, but I’m telling you, I do not like the deer. I’m sick of it; they’re taking over. They’re like rats. They’re destroying the ecosystem. I see a dead deer on the side of the road and I think, “That’s a start.”

    – Subtext-ladened musings like this are strewn throughout the film, elevating it beyond genre and expanding its scope. A fearsome examination of the zeitgeist in the vein of Network, A Clockwork Orange, and Kids.

    3. Great Gerwig, Lady Bird:

    Marion McPherson: I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.

    Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: What if this is the best version?

    – This exchange really cuts to the heart of their relationship, and who can’t relate to fraught lines of communication with their mother?

    4. Martin McDonagh
, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Mildred Hayes: My daughter, Angela, was murdered seven months ago. It seems to me the police department is too busy torturing black folks to solve actual crime.

    This line is the premise of a film I would like to see…done well. Fun fact: Angela Hayes is the name of Mena Suvari’s rose-petal clad cheerleader in 1999’s Oscar-winning American Beauty. “There’s nothing worse than being ordinary…”

    And this line is the film I unfortunately experienced:

    Angela Hayes: “I hope I get raped on the way!”

    Mildred Hayes: “Well, I hope you get raped on the way, too!”

    Seriously? This is supposed to be…depth? Irony? I spoke with McDonagh a couple of weeks ago and inadvertently expressed to him my disdain for Three Billboards. He was very gracious about it and I do think the film has some strong qualities, alas the screenplay is not one of them.

    5. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Kumail, The Big Sick:

    Kumail: What’s my stance on 9/11? Oh um, anti. It was a tragedy, I mean we lost 19 of our best guys.

    Beth: Huh?

    Kumail: That was a joke, obviously. 9/11 was a terrible tragedy. And it’s not funny to joke about it.

    I liked the film for what it was, but the rhythms and sentimentality of the screenplay lulled me into a state of utter meh. Wasn’t terrible by any means, just doesn’t belong in this race.

    SHOULD WIN: The Shape of Water or Get Out

    WILL WIN: Jordan Peele, Get Out

     

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    Kwame
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    What if..

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    Teridax
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    What if..

    If there was ever a category for that to realistically happen in the past 20 years (besides the Sound Editing tie a few years ago), it is Original Screenplay this year. How funny would it be if Lady Bird and Get Out tied for Original Screenplay yet they still lost Best Picture to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?

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    Spark87
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    Ok, if you’re not convinced about the GG Best Screenplay winner being a precursor… what about GG+BAFTA? Cuz that’s what “3B” has now.

    As I said, “Three Billboards” is the frontrunner. If it wins in this category at the Oscars, it will win Best Picture. If it’s “Get Out”, then “The Shape of Water” will win Best Picture.

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    Liam Gorman
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    Definitely the tightest major race going into the Oscars, especially after BAFTA sided with Three Billboards. It’s likely there will be some British bias to this, but it also landed a win at the Globes so I don’t think that’s totally convincing.

    I’d say it’s between Three Billboards and Get Out, but Lady Bird could definitely and deservedly sweep in for a steal. My guy instinct says Get Out because of how important the film is and based on the power of the WGA win, but this is a bit of a shot in the dark race and, probably, the only exciting one left.

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