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  • mafro987
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    Which films besides Parasite and Weathering With You look like frontrunners? Is there a chance Instinct gets in?

    Instinct is actually quite divisive, but van Houten is receiving some amazing reviews. Awardswatch listed her as the best female performance at TIFF. I think it could make the shortlist but not be among the final nominees, and there’s a small possibility Carice herself could get traction if critics circles rally behind her.

    FYC: Carice van Houten, ‘Instinct’, Best Actress

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    Josh5890
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    I haven’t seen any of them (I am no one special or involved with the industry. I just wait around hoping I get to see them before Oscars Sunday), but going by the buzz I have read I think these are the front runners.

    Lead Contenders

    • Parasite
    • Pain and Glory
    • Weathering with You
    • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Next tier

    • Monos
    • Honeyland
    • The Mover
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    Hoster1
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    Weathering with You is not one of the frontrunners. They propably just nominate it for Animated Feature film and call it a day.

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    roger88
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    Typical of the French. The Ozon film would have made for a real three way contest between Pain & Glory, Parasite & By the Grace of God.

    I really shouldn’t complain because Portrait of a Lady & Les Miserables are better than By the Grace of God but neither stand a chance against the other two.

    At this stage, it’s not a competition anymore. Parasite has 99,99% the Oscar in this category. Even the pundits are following the drums to get Parasite in the main categories, like happened with Roma last year.

    Pain and Glory was overshadowed at fall festivals (But the nom is still in consideration).

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Am I the only one a bit skeptical about the Academy, of all groups of people, awarding a Korean satire of class politics an Oscar? They haven’t been that cool in a while.

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    Cordelia
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    Am I the only one a bit skeptical about the Academy, of all groups of people, awarding a Korean satire of class politics an Oscar? They haven’t been that cool in a while.

    It would be ridiculously baffling if it didn’t get nominated. It’s too acclaimed, too much of a crowd pleaser. Also, the stuff it says about class politics is pretty damn applicable to America. While some details are very South Korea specific (the role of tutors in their education system, the news anchor bit), there’s a lot that has universality.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite, The Lighthouse
    Best Actor: Robert Pattison - The Lighthouse
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite
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    It would be ridiculously baffling if it didn’t get nominated. It’s too acclaimed, too much of a crowd pleaser. Also, the stuff it says about class politics is pretty damn applicable to America. While some details are very South Korea specific (the role of tutors in their education system, the news anchor bit), there’s a lot that has universality.

    No, don’t get me wrong, I’m not arguing its merits (I liked the film) or its class parallels in the west (which are extremely fitting); I am, however, a little worried that those in Hollywood will not see fit to award that discussion when so many of them could be said to be targets of the exact satire in the film.

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    roger88
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    Am I the only one a bit skeptical about the Academy, of all groups of people, awarding a Korean satire of class politics an Oscar? They haven’t been that cool in a while.

    That would have worked if “Parasite” didn’t get that enormous hype and buzz in Telluride and Toronto (Even reaching a runner-up placement). Right now, it’s the most successful (Non English or French speaking) Palme d’Or winner at BO in France and people (Including AMPAS members like Ava DuVernay, Guillermo Del Toro, Adam McKay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Darren Aronofski) are praising the film and Bong’s direction/writing.

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    BICTH
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    my limited vocabulary can’t quite articulate it yet but I think Parasite offers enough emotional compensation to the upper-class audience that its satirical nature won’t end up turning away voters

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    Cordelia
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    The predictions with Weathering With You in them for such a competitive International Film year… is this my campaigning’s impact?

    I do think it’s a bit unlikely to get nominated, but also it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen this year and I want it to happen.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite, The Lighthouse
    Best Actor: Robert Pattison - The Lighthouse
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You, Promare
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite
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    Hilton Foster
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    Right Now:

    1. Parasite (South Korea)
    2. Pain and Glory (Spain)
    3. Weathering with You (Japan)
    4. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão (Brazil)
    5. Spider (Chile)
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    Aunt Peg
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    That would have worked if “Parasite” didn’t get that enormous hype and buzz in Telluride and Toronto (Even reaching a runner-up placement). Right now, it’s the most successful (Non English or French speaking) Palme d’Or winner at BO in France and people (Including AMPAS members like Ava DuVernay, Guillermo Del Toro, Adam McKay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Darren Aronofski) are praising the film and Bong’s direction/writing.

    That’s true but Almodovar is beloved by the Academy and Pain & Glory is regarded as his best film since Volver.

    Almodovar will be competing for a director & original screenplay spot directly with Bong. They could both make it, or just one of them or neither of them.

    Also, Almodovar’s film deals with an ageing film director – very Academy friendly and whilst its acclaim is not at the level of Parasite its more than enough to get it some nominations including a lead actor for Antonio Banderas.

    Whilst Parasite is playing very well at festivals which are largely attended by film lovers its yet to be really tested in most non-Asian countries. Its success in Frances is very encouraging of course and its win in Cannes would have helped that but it hasn’t really broken out to general audiences in some other non Asian countries (Russia, Australia, New Zealand – respectable box office but far from breakout status).

    For a general audience reaction (i.e. not film buffs) the reaction to Parasite is mixed – some have problems with later parts of the film.

    Of what I have seen of the submitted films in this category I would vote for Parasite easily and I personally prefer it to Pain & Glory which personally I don’t think lives up to its acclaim aside from Antonio Banderas’ performance.

    Hopefully, Parasite will sweep all the critics awards and continue to build momentum but its win at this stage if far from a sure thing. The favourite at this stage – yes, but not vulnerable.

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    Awardsfan1990
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    That’s true but Almodovar is beloved by the Academy and Pain & Glory is regarded as his best film since Volver.

    Almodovar will be competing for a director & original screenplay spot directly with Bong. They could both make it, or just one of them or neither of them.

    Also, Almodovar’s film deals with an ageing film director – very Academy friendly and whilst its acclaim is not at the level of Parasite its more than enough to get it some nominations including a lead actor for Antonio Banderas.

    Whilst Parasite is playing very well at festivals which are largely attended by film lovers its yet to be really tested in most non-Asian countries. Its success in Frances is very encouraging of course and its win in Cannes would have helped that but it hasn’t really broken out to general audiences in some other non Asian countries (Russia, Australia, New Zealand – respectable box office but far from breakout status).

    For a general audience reaction (i.e. not film buffs) the reaction to Parasite is mixed – some have problems with later parts of the film.

    Of what I have seen of the submitted films in this category I would vote for Parasite easily and I personally prefer it to Pain & Glory which personally I don’t think lives up to its acclaim aside from Antonio Banderas’ performance.

    Hopefully, Parasite will sweep all the critics awards and continue to build momentum but its win at this stage if far from a sure thing. The favourite at this stage – yes, but not vulnerable.

    Russia is technically both a European and an Asian country, although more people admittedly do live in the European part and the Asian part is usually mostly wilderness, but there are smaller cities out there.

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    John Berchmans
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    Which films besides Parasite and Weathering With You look like frontrunners? Is there a chance Instinct gets in?

    Pain and Glory seems pretty likely right now, just based on Pedro Almondovar’s name and the Oscar buzz for Banderas. I have a good feeling about Portrait of a Lady on Fire after TIFF too. I’m not really sure what the 5th nominee could be: we’ll just have to wait and see.

    For Your Consideration.

    Best Picture: Joker
    Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Joker

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