August 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm #1201915280
In my opinion, and many others, The Jungle Book is the best movie of the year. It might not get a best picture nom, but it is at least a contender. The first reason is the special effects, it is what got Avatar a nom, so why not Jungle Book. Second, the directing is superb and Jon Favereu os a contender as well for best director. It should also be avoidable to be predicted for best actor for Neely Seethe. One might say that I am just a fanboy, But Oscar expert Anne Thompson from Indiewire is also predicting Jungle Book to be nominated. It should at least be able to predict. I have posted this in the form about the Oscar prediction center, but this has still not changed. Please help to show that this is an Oscar contender by making this avoidable to predict!August 30, 2016 at 9:47 am #1201915445
I agree- I think this is definitely a dark horse contender, especially when it could very well sweep the technical categories.August 30, 2016 at 10:03 am #1201915466
I don’t see it netting any more than a couple of tech nods. I loved the film – it’s still among my top 5 of the year – but it seems already largely forgotten.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2001) – Randy Newman Catches a BreakAugust 30, 2016 at 10:58 am #1201915481
If Hugo could get all those Oscar noms, then The Jungle Book certainly can.August 30, 2016 at 11:01 am #1201915482
I’d say it can be a dark horse for Best Picture if so many of what we are anticipating flops. It still has no chance at Directing, Writing or Acting.August 30, 2016 at 11:02 am #1201915483
Hugo was a November release directed by Martin Scorsese.
The Jungle Book is an April release directed by Jon Favreau.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2002) – The Academy Loses ItselfOctober 9, 2016 at 11:11 am #1201933517
Please add it to the predictions centers please! At least for picture, director, and actor and screenplay at the globes.October 9, 2016 at 11:21 am #1201933518
All joking aside, when was the last time that a ‘children’s’ film win Best Picture? 1968?
Could be another bias sending the message that, if kids like it, or it’s aimed for younger audiences, it cant be serious enough or wonderfully crafted enough to win.
It may receive an Animated nomination, but aside from this, I don’t think so.October 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm #1201933545
All joking aside, when was the last time that a ‘children’s’ film win Best Picture? 1968? Could be another bias sending the message that, if kids like it, or it’s aimed for younger audiences, it cant be serious enough or wonderfully crafted enough to win. It may receive an Animated nomination, but aside from this, I don’t think so.
1) It is not entirely animated so I doubt Disney would submit in Animated
2) I am not saying it will win, I am just saying it should be a contender to be nominated
3) E.T. was nominated in 1982, Toy story 3 in 2011, up in 2010, Beauty and the Beast in 1992, Marry Poppins in 1964, Wizard of Oz in 1939, Dr. Dolittle in 1967, and more. If these can get nominated, the jungle book should as well.October 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm #1201933555
I think it’s one of those movies that when you first watch it it’s amazing, but when you rewatch it, you kinda feel mixed about it. It certainly felt like that for me. I still like the movie, and maybe it’s nostalgia talking but the original was much better (and it deserved a Best Picture nod, which Gregory Peck actually wanted but the Academy laughed at him). That’s why it won’t make it. Visual Effects and maybe some other craft categories are its only shots.October 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm #1201933564
The first reason is the special effects, it is what got Avatar a nom, so why not Jungle Book.
Because The Jungle Book is not the highest grossing movie of all time.
To answer your title question, it’s because there is no chance of The Jungle Book being nominated for Best Picture.October 10, 2016 at 7:29 am #1201933732
That’s what everybody said about Mad Max. And with your logic about avatar’s gross, let’s go ahead and give all the Oscars to the transformer.October 10, 2016 at 9:03 am #1201933778
Let’s not give it a Best Pic nom because we certainly don’t need anymore encouragement to Disney to keep doing these and not making new original classics like Frozen
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