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  • Manav
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    Discuss not only Slumdog Millionaire’s Oscar Chances but also the whole 2008 Oscar Season as a whole. Feel free to express who should have won/been nominated.

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    Manav
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    She should have won:

    Kate

    And not her:

    Kate w

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    wolfali
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    I quite liked Slumdog Millionaire when I first saw it. I was in my teens and I saw it with my grandmother who grew up in the slums in Mumbai and it provoked her to share her experiences so it was nice to understand more about the family history on one side of the family (I’m mixed race) and to see someone who was in a similar station really feel like it was re-enacted well.

    As I’ve gotten older and re-watched a few times I guess I’ve taken more issues with it (there are unintentional aspects of it that have not aged well) but it’s still by far the best film in that picture lineup (the only other one I would give more than 6/10 to is Frost/Nixon 💀💀💀 – The Dark KnightWall-EDoubt and Happy-Go-Lucky were really robbed).

    Likewise It was nice to see Boyle get the recognition he should have gotten for his fantastic work on Trainspotting.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Among the nominees, Slumdog Millionaire was by far the most deserving.

    However, I’d give the win to The Dark Knight or Wall-E if they were nominated.

     

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    2008 was the year where an out of touch Academy and absurd FYC politicking combined to make an Oscars for no one. They did an entire musical number about how nobody had seen one of the nominees for Best Picture (which I’m sure must have made The Reader’s producers very happy about its BP chances /s). The Academy was not in a place at the time to reward movies like The Dark Knight or WALL-E, but they didn’t even pick the best of the most conventional movies—Doubt and Revolutionary Road were right there! The expanded BP category took effect next year, and thank Christ for that.

    Slumdog Millionaire was the right choice of the five offered, and it’s at least somewhat remembered today, but man, what a dire time for the Oscars.

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    Considering that the two best films of the year, In Bruges and The Dark Knight, were not nominated, it was a great choice. Some of the other wins were pretty dumb though (Milk for Original Screenplay, what the hell?). Doubt was also criminally underrepresented, great film.

    For Your Consideration:
    The Banshees of Inisherin in ALL categories, including:
    - Best Picture
    - Best Director
    - Best Actor (Colin Farrell)
    - Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson)
    - Best Supporting Actor (Barry Keoghan)
    - Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon)
    - Best Supporting Actress (Sheila Flitton)
    - Best Original Screenplay

    Letterboxd: Ray_In_Bruges

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    I’m appalled by the snubs for Revolutionary Road all across the board. It absolutely deserved to win Lead Actress and Production Design.

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    i actually don’t like Revolutionary Road, it’s dour as hell.

    The Dark Knight and Wall-E would’ve been inspired yes

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    i actually don’t like Revolutionary Road, it’s dour as hell.

    Even if you don’t like the film,I think you will agree that Kate Winslet was a tour de force and the film had superb Production Design.

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    Gong Gong
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    I have such doubts!

    FYC:

    James Hong, Everything Everywhere All At Once

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    wolfali
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    Winslet winning for The Reader and not Revolutionary Road that year is worsened by the fact that her performance in the latter is one of her best (if not her career best). She was ok in The Reader and the nomination was fine but there’s a reason that’s the performance she was Oscar nominated for that people talk about the least.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Gong Gong
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    I recently watched Rachel Getting Married, and thought Anne Hathaway would have been a worthy winner.

    FYC:

    James Hong, Everything Everywhere All At Once

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    Manav
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    I recently watched Rachel Getting Married, and thought Anne Hathaway would have been a worthy winner.

    She is definitely Worthy but not the best. No one comes close to Winslet in Revolutionary Road. What she did in the final 30 minutes of the movie is harrowing.

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    Gong Gong
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    She was wrongfully snubbed that year.

    FYC:

    James Hong, Everything Everywhere All At Once

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