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  • ethanqd
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    Will this be Musical/Comedy or Drama at the Globes though..

    Seems to be a drama with comedic elements to me but seeing as they’ve pretty atrociously put mostly dramatic movies into Musical/Comedy in recent years to dodge competition, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. In terms of the Leading Actor category though, would it be better to put it in Drama to get out of the way of Bradley Cooper and ASIB in general?

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    Every TIFF people’s choice winner for 10 years has made it into the BP field…it’s hard to see it as a major threat, but it’ll wiggle in, and Supporting Actor is a weak field so Mahershala shouldn’t have a problem.

    I’d watch out for Viggo, too, he got in for Captain Fantastic the other year, a summer release, and the movie’s only nomination.

    The last 6 People’s Choice winners went on to score a Best Picture nomination.

    “Where Do We Go Now?” was not nominated at the Oscars.

    Between 2008 and 2010, TIFF’s People’s Choice (TIFF PC) winner has scored a Best Picture nomination.

    It’s worthy to point out that 9/10 TIFF PC winners have scored a Best Picture nomination.

    “Green Book” winning here is a great sign.

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    Marcus.H
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    Will this be Musical/Comedy or Drama at the Globes though.. Seems to be a drama with comedic elements to me but seeing as they’ve pretty atrociously put mostly dramatic movies into Musical/Comedy in recent years to dodge competition, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. In terms of the Leading Actor category though, would it be better to put it in Drama to get out of the way of Bradley Cooper and ASIB in general?

    This will absolutely go as Musical/Comedy.

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    dorseyhorsey
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    Every TIFF people’s choice winner for 10 years has made it into the BP field…it’s hard to see it as a major threat, but it’ll wiggle in, and Supporting Actor is a weak field so Mahershala shouldn’t have a problem.

    I’d watch out for Viggo, too, he got in for Captain Fantastic the other year, a summer release, and the movie’s only nomination.

    The last 6 People’s Choice winners went on to score a Best Picture nomination.

    “Where Do We Go Now?” was not nominated at the Oscars.

    Between 2008 and 2010, TIFF’s People’s Choice (TIFF PC) winner has scored a Best Picture nomination.

    It’s worthy to point out that 9/10 TIFF PC winners have scored a Best Picture nomination.

    “Green Book” winning here is a great sign.

    oops, you’re right! I’ll maintain that it’s an indicator…unless your movie is foreign.

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    GMonty777
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    Every TIFF people’s choice winner for 10 years has made it into the BP field…it’s hard to see it as a major threat, but it’ll wiggle in, and Supporting Actor is a weak field so Mahershala shouldn’t have a problem.

    I’d watch out for Viggo, too, he got in for Captain Fantastic the other year, a summer release, and the movie’s only nomination.

    The last 6 People’s Choice winners went on to score a Best Picture nomination.

    “Where Do We Go Now?” was not nominated at the Oscars.

    Between 2008 and 2010, TIFF’s People’s Choice (TIFF PC) winner has scored a Best Picture nomination.

    It’s worthy to point out that 9/10 TIFF PC winners have scored a Best Picture nomination.

    “Green Book” winning here is a great sign.

    oops, you’re right! I’ll maintain that it’s an indicator…unless your movie is foreign.

    Agreed.

    Last year, you had THREE BILLBOARDS winning, and CMBYN and I, TONYA as the runner-ups. In 2016, you had LLL winning and LION as the runner-up. 2015, you had ROOM winning and SPOTLIGHT as the runner-up.

    Your overall premise is correct: GREEN BOOK is now a major Oscar contender for Best Picture or at least for major Oscar nominations. I can’t imagine not hearing the name Ali or Mortensen for either the Globes, Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, or Critics Choice.

    When you read about the film, you start to get more excited. The film’s screenwriter is actually the driver’s son.

    I think GREEN BOOK hits all the bells and whistles:

    – Based on a true story.
    – Friendship tale about two people from the opposite sides of the tracks and seemingly look like enemies.
    – Big emotional scenes.
    – A-list actors going at each other.
    – Hits on the themes of racism and cultural clashing.
    – Uses poetry and music to drive the story.

    The TIFF crowd are smart people. They obviously found the film’s sentimentality to be genuine rather than manipulative.

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    JackO
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    Ugh. Finally saw the trailer for this. Ugh. It’s Oscar catnip of the worst kind. Kill it with fire and watch it win everything.

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    eastwest
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    I think this will be this year’s La La Land (undeserved)/Three Billboards (deserved) with backlash.

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    How much screen time does Ali have in this movie? Watching the trailers he sure looks like a LEAD actor and not a supporting one – anybody know how this film is structured? I enjoyed the trailers I saw this morning.

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    Harmon Van deth
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    It looks like a drama with a good chunk of Comedy. will be interesting to see where the globes put it. Currently, i see Drama but its 50/50.

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    I bet Ali will get a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or a Musical, alongside co-star Viggo Mortensen. Remember: Catherine Zeta-Jones was in lead at the Globes and supporting at the Oscars. Unless the trailer is really misleading they sure look like co-leads to me!

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    Harmon Van deth
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    Actor for GG could have Mortensen but Ali would be a bit of a stretch. Rami Malek, Robert Redford, Christian Bale, and Lin Manuel Miranda all seem pretty locked. If Green Book goes Musical/Comedy, Viggo gets that spot. If it goes Drama, its complicated ( Reynolds, Carell, McGregor, Robinson, etc….)

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    Miles
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    <p>I think this will be this year’s La La Land (undeserved)/Three Billboards (deserved) with backlash.</p>

    I think you’re giving it too much credit. I think it’s the general crowdpleaser ala Hidden Figures/The Help.

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    Elliot Kronsberg
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    <p>How much screen time does Ali have in this movie? Watching the trailers he sure looks like a LEAD actor and not a supporting one – anybody know how this film is structured? I enjoyed the trailers I saw this morning. </p>

    This will kind of be a response to a bunch of questions, but I decided to start with this one. I maybe should not be talking about this, but the film is centered around Mortensen’s character. He is definitely the lead. This is not like a repeat of Moonlight where he is in it for 15 minutes, but Ali is definitely supporting.

    Regarding genre, I feel like the film is largely light-hearted with some very dramatic moments. It is tonally similar to both Hidden Figures and The Help. It will probably go drama (didn’t those two go drama?) at the Globes, but I would call it a comedy-drama.

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    eastwest
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    I think you’re giving it too much credit. I think it’s the general crowdpleaser ala Hidden Figures/The Help.

    That’s fair. Both scenarios are possible.

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    What a film. Green Book is PHENOMENAL. The performances, the script, the music. One of the best buddy comedy roadtrip dramedies in a long while. My film of the year, and judging from the bonkers crowd reaction, it will be for many people. It’s a bonified crowd pleaser, and boy will it be huge. HUGE!

    I was absolutely transfixed by Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. You will not find better chemistry like that this year. No way. They own these roles, and deliver incredible performances.

    As a black man, i was worried about the alledged “poor handling of racial issues” that some critics are making a fuss about. While the film does reinforce several stereotypes, the second half of the film completely shatters them. There is nothing racist about the script. It’s a film about the 60’s. Portrayed beautifully and honestly.

    Green Book teaches us we can overcome prejudice, and accept one another. And that is extremely topical, especially right now with everything going on.

    Ali is probably winning his second Supporting Actor Oscar for this. And if there is any justice, Viggo Mortensen should win his first Oscar as well. Because my goodness, he is incredible.

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