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  • Manav
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    Comment, share your ballots, who got snubbed, who should have won, etc.

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    Manav
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    My ballot would look like this:

    Best Picture:
    (1) Life Of Pi
    (2) Silver Linings Playbook
    (3) Zero Dark Thirty
    (4) Lincoln
    (5) Argo
    (6) Amour
    (7) Django Unchained
    (Haven’t watched Beasts Of The Southern Wild)

    Best Director: Ang Lee, Life Of Pi

    Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln (alt: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook)

    Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

    Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln (alt: Amy Adams, The Master)

    Best Original Screenplay: Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Life Of Pi

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    Nameizmann
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    Life of Pi for the win, and I’m glad/surprised it won Director. Don’t get why it’s divisive

     

    Argo was fun and fine to me, but my whole family LOVVED the movie

    Zero Dark Thirty was ok but the non-war organizational politics stuff were pretty bland, a sizable step down from Hurt Locker to me

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    methaddiction
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    Silver Linings Playbook or Django Unchained deserved huns.

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    hillslight
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    The Master was so robbed. Should’ve swept

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    veronikavoss
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    It’s a truly bad movie, including the climactic editing. With options as great as Amour of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Argo winning was truly embarrassing. At least the Directors branch was wise enough at the time to notice.

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    wolfali
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    An incredibly racist and mediocre movie with poor direction, average writing and nothing performances.

    I laughed when Ben Affleck got snubbed for best director.

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

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    veronikavoss
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    An incredibly racist and mediocre movie with poor direction, average writing and nothing performances.

    I laughed when Ben Affleck got snubbed for best director.

    I don’t understand why Zero Dark Thirty got so much pushback for its racism when it was at least a more interesting effort and guilty of much of the same as Argo was (brown people yelling at you without subtitles in a different language, how scary!!!)

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    FTomoson
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    Les Mis should’ve won for I Dreamed A Dream, alone.

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    crabbie
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    Next to Green Book for the worst Best Picture win in this last decade. It’s not a particularly good Best Picture lineup either though. I only care about Amour which was paid dust by the Academy. Haneke should have won director and Riva should have won actress.

    Michelle (Yeoh, Williams) Oscar campaign manager.

    FYC:
    Best Picture: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Director: Todd Field
    Best Original Screenplay: Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, TÁR
    Best Actor: Colin Farrell
    Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Ke Huy Quan
    Best Supporting Actress: Kerry Condon, Nina Hoss

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    diego
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    The most forgettable BP winner of the decade, I doubt Academy members remember a thing about this movie.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    What an atrocious movie lol, hilarious that it won just a year after A Separation got a bunch of love.

    Amour isn’t even all that stellar and it manages to outclass the rest by miles and miles. My feelings for Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook continue to fluctuate with my passing moods. The latter just feels fun and irresponsible and bad and good in equal measure. Zero Dark Thirty is one of those that I loved when I first saw it, but I’ve grown so much, both intellectually and politically, since then that I can no longer really say I love it; there are pieces of it that feel so alive and well done, but there are so many cracks.

    Amour
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Lincoln
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Django Unchained
    Life of Pi
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Les Misérables
    Argo

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    wolfali
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    I don’t understand why Zero Dark Thirty got so much pushback for its racism when it was at least a more interesting effort and guilty of much of the same as Argo was (brown people yelling at you without subtitles in a different language, how scary!!!)

    I do think Zero Dark Thirty deserved the pushback it got although at least at the time it felt like it was attempting to be more nuanced in its approach than Argo (and it was just a much better film overall than Argo but there’s no need to really discuss the obvious).

    I mean in Argo the only poc character who isn’t shouting in another language, acting violent or “in a savage manner” or just in general really acting like a stereotype is a quiet Iranian housekeeper who has like one line of dialogue throughout the entire film lol. Not only did its characterisations feel of poor taste but it made the film seem so cartoonish.

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

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    Cosmia
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    Not terrible, but forgettable. Of the nominees, Lincoln, Django and Zero Dark Thirty were the best; on the whole, The Master was robbed, burgled, mugged, shaken down, the whole bit.

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    TrumpBiden
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    1. Django Unchained

    2. Amour

    3. Zero Dark Thirty

    4. Life Of Pi

    5.  Agro

    6. Lincoln

    7. Silver Lingings Playbook

    8 Les Misérables

    (Haven’t watched Beasts Of The Southern Wild)

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    Extremely solid year, I wasn’t mad at any of the nominees in all honesty. Argo winning didn’t get me mad either, one of the few years.

    Les Misérables is the only movie I give below 3/5. Absolutely borefest and I’m a fan of musicals.

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