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January 20, 2016 at 3:31 am #551299
Self-explanatory.January 20, 2016 at 3:59 am #551301
By far – The Grand Budapest Hotel. Style over any sort of substance.January 20, 2016 at 4:41 am #551302
American Sniper.January 20, 2016 at 5:08 am #551303
Absolutely American Sniper. I’m still mourning for those 2 hours that I’ve spent for watching that trash.January 20, 2016 at 5:21 am #551304
I’ll go with The King’s Speech 2.0, er, I mean, The Imitation Game. Same formula (famed Brit fighting Nazis during WWII) but with colder direction.January 20, 2016 at 6:39 am #551305
The weakest two were by far the Theory of Everything and American Sniper. Basically a coin toss between them.January 20, 2016 at 7:45 am #551306
I stand by my unpopular belief that Birdman is the worst of these eight films.January 20, 2016 at 11:16 am #551307
I’ll go with The King’s Speech 2.0, er, I mean, The Imitation Game. Same formula (famed Brit fighting Nazis during WWII) but with colder direction.
The comparison would work of it weren’t for the fact that The Kings Speech isn’t about a famed Brit fighting Nazis during WWII…January 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm #551308
The Bland Budapest HotelJanuary 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm #551310
Never got the hooplah over “Birdman” at all and this is coming from someone who for years couldn’t wait for a Michael Keaton comeback.January 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm #551311
The Theory of Everything for sure. Complete fluff. The performances are the only saving grace. Makes me nauseous to think that that crap got in over Nightcrawler and Gone Girl.January 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm #551312
The British biopics gave Birdman a run for the money, but nothing can touch Inarritu’s toxic, reactionary disaster.January 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm #551313
Between The Theory of Everything and American Sniper- I think ToE has the edge as the performances and score were actually good.January 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm #551314
I give Redmayne credit for a strong performance, but ToE did not stand out much from the pack, like the other nominees manged to do.January 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm #551315
I’ll go with The Theory of Everything. For as much as American Sniper is yay America rules (not pro war), I thought it did have some very tense action scenes. The Theory of Everything to me came as super shameless Oscar bait and I’m normally a sucker for Oscar bait.
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