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  • thatnerdgreg
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    I’ve been a little out of the loop lately, and just recently I’m getting back into watching Oscar buzz and predictions. I’m particularly curious about Adam Driver. Last time I checked, it sounded like his performance in The Report could be a real contender, but now on this site he’s ranked higher for Marriage Story(last I checked he’s 3rd place). What does everybody think he’s more likely to get in for? And does anybody think that having two well received performances (I know he’s already got a lot of praise for The Report in it’s early reviews, and while I believe nobody’s seen Marriage Story yet, I’m guessing he’s going to get strong notices for it as well, since there’s seemingly a lot of hype surrounding the film, and Driver always seems to get praise for all his work) this year could help Driver ultimately score a win?

    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    I have a friend on twitter who lives in Barcelona and he has seen “Pain and Glory”.He tells me that Antonio Banderas’s performance in this one is best male lead performance he has seen since Casey Affleck in “Manchester By Sea”.He says that he don’t think there will be a performance of this calibre across all 4 categories this year.Last time a foreign film won “Best Actor” was 2011 with “The Artist” but that was a box office hit in US and also very strong as a film so.I trust the words of a man as he reviews movie’s actually after he sees them.Antonio don’t have a “Gary Olman” sort of overdue narrative but seems as he is really good in this one.He has won “Best Actor” at 3 different festivals even Cannes.

    Darling, I’ve seen “Pain and Glory” and I have to say Banderas was very good and would deserve to get a nod, but definitely not Oscar-worthy to Thatcher. Penélope Cruz was outstanding (and supporting) and so was Asier Etxeandia (who was the MVP for my taste).

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

    Foolio
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    Going by Prediction Center category placements:

    Frontrunners

    Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Adam Driver, Marriage Story

    Next in line

    Antonio Banderas, Dolor y Gloria
    Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Strong possibilities

    Christian Bale, Ford v. Ferrari
    Robert De Niro, The Irishman

    Possibilities

    Taron Egerton, Rocketman
    Daniel Kaluuya, Queen & Slim
    Michael B. Jordan, Just Mercy
    Timothee Chalamet, The King
    Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
    Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
    Gary Oldman, The Laundromat
    Adam Driver, The Report
    Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse

    Longer shots

    Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
    Will Smith, Gemini Man
    John Lithgow, Fair and Balanced
    Eddie Redmayne, The Aeronauts
    Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn
    Mark Ruffalo, Dry Run
    Brad Pitt, Ad Astra

    Theoretical possibilities

    Ian McKellen, The Good Liar
    Lucas Hedges, Waves
    Ansel Elgort, The Goldfinch
    Dev Patel, The Personal History of David Copperfield
    Jon Hamm, Lucy in the Sky
    Jimmy Fails, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
    Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
    Daniel Craig, Knives Out

    John Berchmans
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    My predictions, as of right now, are

    Leonardo DiCaprio (Probably the first frontrunner to get a nomination, based on the raves he’s been getting from critics and audiences. I’m not very confident he will win though, since comedy performances aren’t usually recognized)

    Adam Driver (I think Driver might be the one who wins this year, specifically for Marriage Story. He already has a nomination, but no win, and his performance has been getting a ton of buzz.)

    Tom Hanks (He hasn’t been nominated in a while, but this performance just seems too heartwarming to ignore. Plus, the academy loves to nominate people playing beloved real people, and no one’s more beloved than Mr. Rogers.

    Joaquin Phoenix (His performance in the trailers looks fantastic, and everyone who’s seen Joker has called him Oscar worthy. The only thing holding Phoenix back is that he’s playing a comic book character.)

    Antonio Banderas (I expected the buzz for this film to taper off after Cannes, but it’s still going and he’s winning more awards. If Banderas can keep the hype going into the fall, I think he can easily earn a nomination.)

     

    I actually think DeNiro will be snubbed, since his more subdued performance probably won’t keep up with the more flashy contenders.

    For Your Consideration

    Best Picture: Parasite
    Best Director: Bong-Joon Ho,
    Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix
    Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson
    Supporting Actor: Al Pacino
    Supporting Actress: Laura Dern
    Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit
    Original Screenplay: Parasite

    JackO
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    LOL @ people still predicting Hanks after all his snubs. He got snubbed as Walt Disney. He got snubbed after hitting BFCA-SAG-GG-BAFTA. He gets snubbed while his co-stars get nominated. You couldnt pay me money to predict Hanks.

    Mickmack
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    My predictions, as of right now, are Leonardo DiCaprio (Probably the first frontrunner to get a nomination, based on the raves he’s been getting from critics and audiences. I’m not very confident he will win though, since comedy performances aren’t usually recognized) Adam Driver (I think Driver might be the one who wins this year, specifically for Marriage Story. He already has a nomination, but no win, and his performance has been getting a ton of buzz.) Tom Hanks (He hasn’t been nominated in a while, but this performance just seems too heartwarming to ignore. Plus, the academy loves to nominate people playing beloved real people, and no one’s more beloved than Mr. Rogers. Joaquin Phoenix (His performance in the trailers looks fantastic, and everyone who’s seen Joker has called him Oscar worthy. The only thing holding Phoenix back is that he’s playing a comic book character.) Antonio Banderas (I expected the buzz for this film to taper off after Cannes, but it’s still going and he’s winning more awards. If Banderas can keep the hype going into the fall, I think he can easily earn a nomination.) I actually think DeNiro will be snubbed, since his more subdued performance probably won’t keep up with the more flashy contenders.

    Im pretty sure Driver has a subdued role in Marriage Story too. De Niro is playing a hitman, how subdued can you be killing people and hanging out with gangsters.

    FreemanGriffin
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    Looking over this year’s potential nominees the one I am rooting for the most is Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory (: He sure has come a long way since his supporting performances in Almodovar’s Laws of Desire and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. My favorite performance of his up to this point was in The Skin I Live In, where he plays an obsessive father-doctor who gets revenge on his daughter’s (seeming) rapist by giving him a sex change operation! Then he gets involved with “her”! He does seem to do his best film work with Almodovar at the helm as his director. Banderas has never been nominated before and I think this one will at the very least get his first nomination – will he join the short list of performers to win for foreign language roles?

    I am also hopeful for Ansel Elgort in The Goldfinch. The trailer is amazing and although it will be a downer I think it will pack a huge emotional wallop!

    John Berchmans
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    Tom Hanks just got moved to supporting, so I’m putting DeNiro in the open slot. Still predicting Driver to win.

    For Your Consideration

    Best Picture: Parasite
    Best Director: Bong-Joon Ho,
    Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix
    Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson
    Supporting Actor: Al Pacino
    Supporting Actress: Laura Dern
    Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit
    Original Screenplay: Parasite

    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, Taron Gayerton should win for Rocketman.

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

    Cordelia
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    *SCREENSHOT THIS *Joker 2019 will be a critical darling and smash hit box office movie and it will unlike any comic book ever made.Phoenix will give a performance for ages.He will handle Joker/Arthur Fleck unlike anyone has ever had and especially will be most mature Joker ever.This will be perhaps most dark comic book movie and performance ever and Todd Phillips best till date,his most Scorsese-Esque work ever.At the end Joaquin will sweep all lead actor awards everywhere and even the much deserving Oscar and then I will celebrate.

    Scorcese-esque doesn’t cut it in a year with an actual Scorcese film in contention.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Parasite
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
    Best International Film: Parasite

    Babygirl
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    I’m sorry but what? DiCaprio deserves a RAZZIE award for his poor performance in OUATIH. Boy, do I ever disagree with this one! He is truly awful in this movie! Sure hoping calmer minds prevail and much better performances show up to knock him out of any contention for any awards this year!

    Seven
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    Dicaprio was awesome in OUATIH and his nomination is secured so I think we can close the case now. And he’s gonna win the comedy Globe too, sorry

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, DiCaprio played himself and in a fair worlf he wouldn’t even be in the conversation. Brad Pitt was just okay but not impressive at all. Margot Robbie was the heart of the movie.

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

    Seven
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    Yeah, Dicaprio is totally known for being an hot tempered alcoholic with high blood pressure who frequently throws tantrums on set

    L o l

    Hammad Asif
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    Yeah, Dicaprio is totally known for being an hot tempered alcoholic with high blood pressure who frequently throws tantrums on set

    L o l

    Never take this ThAtChEr seriously she/he is a troll account filled with agenda against Tarantino apparently.This person haven’t even seen the movie.About DiCaprio,he certainly deserves nomination,just for his is Lancer episode scene but DiCaprio is an actor who wasn’t nominated for Django Unchained,J.Edgar,Shutter Island,The Departed,Catch Me If You Can and Titanic so…

    Kubrick-Scorsese-Nolan-Coens-PTA-Fincher-Hitchock-Spike Lee-Tarantino
    19yr old Film School Student

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