Will It Be A Banner Year At The Oscars?

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  • AMG
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    With the prediction centre open for the next Oscars, on the face of it, will it be a banner year, full of great films and performances, like 2013 where many applauded the great films on display like Gravity, Her and 12 Years a Slave. Or will it be a 2011, full of mistakes, and in the end, a dull season overall?

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    FilmGuy619
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    Possibly the former. With films like Inside Out, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Straight Outta Compton in the mix, we could have some really special films. Maybe even Star Wars: The Force Awakens if it has universal acclaim (We all know it’s gonna make all the money in the world regardless of its reception). 

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    babypook
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    What do we mean here by, “banner”?

    That minorities win something?

    A film noone has seen gets in?

    A Blockbuster gets some respect and wins?

    The show comes in on time without rushing acceptors off the stage?

    The host will be stellar and take more ‘selfies’ or something else memorable?

    A whole slew of ‘upsets’ win Oscars?

    A fight will break out in the crowd when someone or something wins under a cloud?

    Meryl Streep doesnt show up?

    Lol.

    I may sound somewhat jaded, but I’m always optimistic.

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    AMG
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    Haha, just that we have a great list of films and performamces, which when you look at, you are impressed and pleased with. And maybe in something like Best Picture, you can look at all the nominees and be happy if any of them win.

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    KyleBailey
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    #192628

    It’s possible but looking at some of my choices, I kind of shruged. Yeah I’m excited to see Joy, Steve Jobs, Macbeth, ect but are these going to be timeless classics? Who knows? I think 2010 is another strong example of a banner year. Minus Inception (personally) I loved that line up 

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    This is my favorite part of Oscar season. Everything is pure potential. Nothing sucks yet. Nothing has been talked to death yet. No scandal has been overblown yet. No egos have been inflated or bruised yet. We’re not sick of anything yet. We’re just all looking at a list of films from interesting filmmakers with talented actors and any or all of them could be great. It’s like a Christmas present before you open it and find out it’s just socks. 🙂

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    babypook
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    Lol.

    At least socks can keep one’s feet warm. What if you open up that box and it’s one big giant ad?

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    Keaton Brower
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    This is my sixth year awardswatching. Of the years I’ve participated, I would rank them (by year of Oscar ceremony)…, 2010, 2014, 2013, 2015, 2012. This year I believe we’re in for:

    -David O. Russell finally being rewarded with at least one Oscar (Picture), possibly two (Original Screenplay), maybe three (Directing).
    -Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning his first Oscar (Leading Actor).
    -A great animated film, Inside Out, not only winning Animated Feature, but also being recognized in Best Picture and Original Screenplay.
    -The first streaming film, Beasts of No Nation, to be recognized in Best Picture.
    -Another great Cate Blanchett performance being recognized (Leading Actress).
    -Possibly a better follow-up from the director of last year’s Best Picture winner.
    -A record-breaking fourth nomination in a row for Bradley Cooper.
    -A stunning double performance from Tom Hardy.

    I have a hard time seeing it top 2010, I thought so many of the nominations and wins that year were en pointe. Plus, I have a lot of sentamentality towards that race. But 2016 could easily land  in my top tier – or the lower one. One of the reasons I rank 2015 so lowly is that I believe Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay all going to Birdman was ridiculous. There were so many good films last year which could have split those top prizes. Similarly, if so many major awards go to a less-than-perfect film this year, 2016 will suffer in my rankings. But here’s to a banner year!

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    Guest2014
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    Hopefully this will be the year that we take back the Oscars from the arthouse crowd which has poisoned the well for the past 5 years.  Julianne Moore winning for a movie that wasn’t even nationally released in 2014, and made literally 50 cents at the boxoffice. That’s the kind of stuff mainstream moviegoers don’t need or want again this year.  

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    DamianWayne
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    LOL “we.”

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    Guest2014
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    #192634

    Tired of tuning into the Oscars and seeing a rerun of the Indie Spirit awards instead for most of the past 5 years, and you can’t deny that that’s what AMPAS has turned into. 

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    #192635

    -A great animated film, Inside Out, not only winning Animated Feature, but also being recognized in Best Picture and Original Screenplay.

    Minions was better, and Inside Out was a ginormous clusfertuck.  

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    TomHardys
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    Hopefully this will be the year that we take back the Oscars from the arthouse crowd which has poisoned the well for the past 5 years.  Julianne Moore winning for a movie that wasn’t even nationally released in 2014, and made literally 50 cents at the boxoffice. That’s the kind of stuff mainstream moviegoers don’t need or want again this year.  

    Do you type stuff like that with a straight face or do you just burst out laughing during it?

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    DamianWayne
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    Inside Out as a 94 on Metacritic and has made $342 million at the box office. The exact kind of film you say should always be nominated and yet here you are calling it a clusterfuck.

    You’re too much. 

    And if you’re tired of what the show has become, then stop watching. No one is forcing you to. 

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    Hopefully this will be the year that we take back the Oscars from the arthouse crowd which has poisoned the well for the past 5 years.  Julianne Moore winning for a movie that wasn’t even nationally released in 2014, and made literally 50 cents at the boxoffice. That’s the kind of stuff mainstream moviegoers don’t need or want again this year.  

     

    I don’t give a fuck about the box office, a legendary actress won an Oscar for a very good and deserving performance – that is about enough for me.

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