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    We already know that the preferential ballot system favors small and indie works over big budgeted films. The three movies with the most wins, Ben-Hur, Titanic and LOTR: ROTK, were all epics. Would these films win Best Picture these days?

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    If a movie can win 10 Oscars from all across the board, then it has enough support to win Best Picture under almost any circumstance.

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    I don’t see how a film could possibly get to 11 wins these days.

    La La Land was nominated in 13 categories, and won 6.

    The Revenant was nominated for 12 awards, and won 3.

    Lincoln was nominated for 12 awards, and won 2.

    Life of Pi was nominated for 11 awards, and won 4.

    Hugo was nominated for 11 awards, and won 5.

    The King’s Speech was nominated for 12 awards, and won 4.

    A few of these films might’ve been able to pick up a few more wins, but none of them could’ve possibly gotten to 11. I think those days are gone.

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    If this year is any indication, the days where films can make clean sweeps like that might be over. I mean La La Land had the most nominations but couldn’t win Best Picture. For a film to win 11 awards it would have to be the consensus winner among most of the techs, and screenplay, director, at least one acting race, and picture. I don’t think that could happen.

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    I don’t see how a film could possibly get to 11 wins these days.

    La La Land was nominated in 13 categories, and won 6.

    The Revenant was nominated for 12 awards, and won 3.

    Lincoln was nominated for 12 awards, and won 2.

    Life of Pi was nominated for 11 awards, and won 4.

    Hugo was nominated for 11 awards, and won 5.

    The King’s Speech was nominated for 12 awards, and won 4.

    A few of these films might’ve been able to pick up a few more wins, but none of them could’ve possibly gotten to 11. I think those days are gone.

    As good as those films are (and Hugo is close to be a masterpiece) none of those deserve 11 wins.

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    Makuta Teridax
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    I don’t see how a film could possibly get to 11 wins these days.

    La La Land was nominated in 13 categories, and won 6.

    The Revenant was nominated for 12 awards, and won 3.

    Lincoln was nominated for 12 awards, and won 2.

    Life of Pi was nominated for 11 awards, and won 4.

    Hugo was nominated for 11 awards, and won 5.

    The King’s Speech was nominated for 12 awards, and won 4.

    A few of these films might’ve been able to pick up a few more wins, but none of them could’ve possibly gotten to 11. I think those days are gone.

    La La Land was actually nominated for a record-tying 14 categories. I agree with your points about the preferential ballot preventing Titanic or Return of the King type sweeps. It all is because of the ranking of Best Picture nominees forces voters to think more about the actual movies themselves and not simply what campaigns, critics, and the media have told them they are supposed to think. It is important to note that when you are voting online, Best Picture is the first category you vote on. Were it the last, your mindset might be to award a Mad Max Fury Road or a Revenant, where you had already voted for it in multiple other categories. But if you’re voting for Picture first, you look at that category individually and decide to go with Spotlight, also being sure to award it Original Screenplay or at least one or 2 other categories (Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave) to appear consistent.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    If Gone with the Wind were to be released today, it would win 12 Oscars, so no it’s not impossible.

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    La La Land was actually nominated for a record-tying 14 categories. I agree with your points about the preferential ballot preventing Titanic or Return of the King type sweeps. It all is because of the ranking of Best Picture nominees forces voters to think more about the actual movies themselves and not simply what campaigns, critics, and the media have told them they are supposed to think. It is important to note that when you are voting online, Best Picture is the first category you vote on. Were it the last, your mindset might be to award a Mad Max Fury Road or a Revenant, where you had already voted for it in multiple other categories. But if you’re voting for Picture first, you look at that category individually and decide to go with Spotlight, also being sure to award it Original Screenplay or at least one or 2 other categories (Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave) to appear consistent.

    14 nominations, 13 categories (2 original song nominations)

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