September 2, 2019 at 12:24 pm #1203053691
What’s most important to win Best Picture at any particular major award ceremony including Globes and Oscars?
Best Screenplay(Adapted and Original) vs Best Director.What in your opinion should be more valuable when considering Best Picture?
19yr old Film School StudentSeptember 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm #1203053707
Recently, it’s screenplay. Argo, 12 Years a Slave, Spotlight, Moonlight, and Green Book won screenplay, while The Shape of Water won Director. Birdman is the only film in the last 7 years to win both.September 2, 2019 at 12:34 pm #1203053717
I was going to say Director
Then I remembered that several acclaimed BP winners missed BD for whatever reason, The Godfather being the most shocking example. Also Moonlight and 12 Years A Slave which were obviously never gonna win Director but were still undeniable in Screenplay
We always think of Best Director as the key award to win Picture but we’ve also been witnessing more and more splits this decadeSeptember 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm #1203053768
3BB losing in 2018 and Green Book winning this year ended up foreshadowing how BP would turn out. If an early BP frontrunner expected to win Screenplay loses it this ceremony or if a BP possibility upsets in Screenplay, I’ll be expecting an upset since that seems to be a formula.September 2, 2019 at 1:13 pm #1203053782
I think Best Director is more important. If anything, its win paired with Best Picture shows that its top prize win was not a fluke.
Winning Best Screenplay isn’t as difficult, since there are two opportunities to win each year with the Adapted and Original categories. Some years, a lot of the BP/BD contenders are stacked in one of the two categories, making the other not as competitive (see 2012, when Adapted Screenplay was a race between Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild; when you knew none of the Original Screenplay nominees were going to win BP: Django Unchained, Amour, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty).September 2, 2019 at 1:21 pm #1203053792
Darling, is this even a question?
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If Lena Headey doesn't win the Emmy, I'm leaving GoldDerby forever.September 3, 2019 at 1:57 am #1203054903
Winning Best Screenplay isn’t as difficult, since there are two opportunities to win each year with the Adapted and Original categories. Some years, a lot of the BP/BD contenders are stacked in one of the two categories, making the other not as competitive (see 2012, when Adapted Screenplay was a race between Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild; when you knew none of the Original Screenplay nominees were going to win BP: Django Unchained, Amour, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty).
2017 was an even more prominent example of this, when only one of the nine Best Picture nominees was based on previous material. Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Phantom Thread and The Post all missed out on Best Original Screenplay nods despite making Best Picture, while Call Me by Your Name beat three movies with no other nominations in Best Adapted Screenplay, a rare occurrence. This was also one of the few recent seasons where the eventual Best Picture winner’s (non-)chances of winning Screenplay seemed to be irrelevant to its frontrunner status.September 3, 2019 at 3:28 pm #1203056265
Precursor-wise, Director wins will at least guarantee u the momentum to at least be in the top 3 bp contender when Screenplay wins don’t always lol. Just like when Beale Street/First Reformed/Gone Girl/Can You Ever Forgive Me/Eighth Grade/Steve Jobs all won a screenplay award at the precursors and all didn’t even get a BP nomination and that’s just within the past 5 years.September 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm #1203056467
Screenplay obviously. We had 2 winners win without even a director nom(Argo and Green Book) and those two ended up winning screenplay. The preferential ballot has changed things up.September 4, 2019 at 3:58 pm #1203058122
With the preferential ballot, Screenplays (Adapted and Original) have become the most important categories in terms of predicting a win for Best Picture. Before the preferential ballot, it was most definitely Director, but that is a thing of the past. I am loving the preferential ballot. Best Picture is not as easy to predict anymore.
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