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  • arabian
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    Driver is charming and I think he’ll actually enjoy campaigning. 

    Driver is charming in an adorable, awkward sort of way. He almost can’t help himself, but actually he doesn’t really like campaigning. He does it because it’s part of his job and he has to do it and he takes it seriously, but he’s awkward about it, and like I said, he’s awkwardly adorable doing so. (At least to his fans.)

    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, most of you are acting like annoying Nose fanboys. I really liked him, but you’re forcing me to hate him. I disliked Joke in Clownery, but even hating it these unbearable Nose stans make me root for that overacted performance. I can’t stand you.

    I was your Prime Minister once.

    Moviebuff22
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    If Adam Driver is so loved why didn’t he win the weak supporting actor category over Mahershala Ali? They literally would rather give him 2 oscars in 3 years then give driver one for a baity role. I thin people that made up their mind not to like Joker/Phoenix are in denial lol. I would know I was the exact same way last year with Rami Malek

    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    If Adam Driver is so loved why didn’t he win the weak supporting actor category over Mahershala Ali? They literally would rather give him 2 oscars in 3 years then give driver one for a baity role. I thin people that made up their mind not to like Joker/Phoenix are in denial lol. I would know I was the exact same way last year with Rami Malek

    Darling, Nose is not that famous in the Hollywood circle. Hilarious. These GD users are just having a delusional illness.

    I was your Prime Minister once.

    Bee
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    If Adam Driver is so loved why didn’t he win the weak supporting actor category over Mahershala Ali? They literally would rather give him 2 oscars in 3 years then give driver one for a baity role. I thin people that made up their mind not to like Joker/Phoenix are in denial lol. I would know I was the exact same way last year with Rami Malek

    What kind of logic is this? Adam Driver wasn’t even the runner up for the win since that was Richard E. Grant. Driver’s role also was NOT baity. It was a very internal performance and that’s why you had people here were trying to shit on the nom because people think that acting is all about screaming and upstaging everyone. So I’m not understanding this logic that if you don’t win on round one, round two isn’t possible.

    arabian
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    If Adam Driver is so loved why didn’t he win the weak supporting actor category over Mahershala Ali? They literally would rather give him 2 oscars in 3 years then give driver one for a baity role.

    Because for some reason people did not get just how difficult his role was in BKK. I don’t get why, but if you read the threads here for the Best Supporting Actor, you’d see it. Most didn’t even understand why he was nominated. I did. I got it. He was literally playing two characters, self-realization in subtle ways, playing broad, but not too broad, it was a fine line he walked, but because it was so subtle, it wasn’t “showy” enough to win. Not against the “feel good–kumbuya”build-up around Ali that was mounting and the over-due narrative for Richard E. Grant.

    I thin people that made up their mind not to like Joker/Phoenix are in denial lol. I would know I was the exact same way last year with Rami Malek

    It has nothing to do with Phoenix. I’ve been a fan of Joaquin Phoenix since he first started acting. I just happen to think that Adam Driver is an exceptional actor and would love to see him win. (I wouldn’t be crushed if Phoenix won though as he’s fantastic as well.)

    It is possible that those rooting for/supporting Driver simply prefer Driver and/or just like his performance better. It *does* happen. Adam Driver is a great actor and his reviews for MS have stated time and time again that this is a career-best one by him.

    AnotherVice
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    Phoenix
    Driver
    DiCaprio
    Banderas
    Murphy

    It’s certainly an interesting year because outside of De Niro and Pryce, I don’t think we have a strong Biopic contender like in the previous years. Like everyone else, I think it’s Phoenix vs. Driver and I’m giving Phoenix the slight edge due to his “it’s time” status. I think they’ll ultimately want to reward Phoenix for what will be seen as the most populist performance of the year. I’m also going to be bold and predict a De Niro/Pryce snub. I really don’t think Netflix has it in them to get three contenders in Best Actor. And if I have to choose one of the three (De Niro/Pryce/Murphy), I go with Murphy as he has a strong narrative and he also has the performance. Finally, Banderas takes the last spot; he’s a veteran and he’ll have the International voting block behind him as Almodovar is very beloved and I don’t see any other category where the movie might show up.

    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Adam Driver is a great actor and his reviews for MS have stated time and time again that this is a career-best one by him.

    Darling, Nose’s career isn’t even 10 years old.

    I was your Prime Minister once.

    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, Thatcher’s Oscar campaign has officially started:

    I was your Prime Minister once.

    thatnerdgreg
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    Darling, Nose’s career isn’t even 10 years old.

    And yet, in that short amount of time, he’s already given quite a few critically acclaimed performances. Just because he hasn’t been around for super long doesn’t mean that people can’t proclaim a performance his career best.

    Babygirl
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    Driver’s role in BKK was not baity and he wasn’t even the runner up….

    Spenser Davis
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    I’m pretty confident in saying that the winner on Oscar night will be Adam Driver or Joaquin Phoenix; anyone else is lucky to be there. Banderas, De Niro, DiCaprio, Pryce, Murphy, even Sandler… I’m sure that they’re all worthwhile performances. But this year, we have two young men (relatively speaking) at the top of their game, who have consistently done an incredible job of building resumes that include both artistic and commercial successes. I don’t think the Academy will want to miss the opportunity to give one of them the gold.

    Driver is apparently giving a career-best performance in MARRIAGE STORY. Fantastic. That’s great to hear and I cannot wait to see it. But the Phoenix narrative is almost too good to pass up. To begin with, JOKER is a populist smash in more ways than one, and he has repeatedly been recognized (along with the cinematography) as the best thing about the divisive film.

    Folks have cited its similarities to TAXI DRIVER, and how De Niro lost that Oscar, as proof that Phoenix will too. But let’s remember: the performance of Travis Bickle was up against another unbelievably iconic performance, Howard Beale in NETWORK, played by Peter Finch. Given the pyrotechnics that role displayed and the fact that Finch had just passed, the deck was stacked against De Niro. Here, Phoenix gets all the brooding of Bickle with a finale for the ages. Whether you like where he ends up or not, you certainly will struggle to forget it. The Academy also knows: Not everyone will like that JOKER becomes an Oscar-winning flick, but it’s surely stoke conversation.

    By all accounts I’ve heard so far, Driver is enormously grounded. Perhaps the voters will find it safe and refreshing, in addition to deserved. But I don’t know that, were I in their shoes, I’d be able to resist giving three-time nominee Joaquin Phoenix his due for a wholly unique turn on a role that has already won Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger trophies before.

    wattsgold
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    Ew, this looks like a music thread. You really went full Close/Gaga here, and as we learned from our tempestuous history, you should not go full Close/Gaga. Please, let’s be sane.

    Honey
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    De Niro isn’t getting bumped out before Leo lol. The Oscars don’t bother nominating Leo if he’s below 3rd besides his first nom and he was a critics/passion pick for that one.

    Spenser Davis
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    Ew, this looks like a music thread. You really went full Close/Gaga here, and as we learned from our tempestuous history, you should not go full Close/Gaga. Please, let’s be sane.

    Mmmm, nope. This is not even close to the same scenario.

    I’ve been coming to these forums since before we transitioned to this “new” platform, and I’m pretty sure I have the hindsight and have brought up enough examples of why I felt the way I did. I’m not a JOKER fanboy by any stretch, but I don’t see a spoiler in what I see as a two-horse race.

    There is no Colman here, who many of us saw as the frontrunner anyway. Respond to something I said with more than “ew” and maybe we can have an actual conversation.

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