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    gorman
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    I have it in exactly the same categories. I don’t think it will get a supporting actor nomination, but I think I have it winning in screenplay besides those 5.

    Oh yeah, I also have it winning Screenplay. Missed that one.

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    The only above-the-line win for this will be in best director. Picture will go to something more accessible and crowdspleasing.

    Huh? It’s a throwback but it is definitely accessible, especially for academy voters. After seeing it I’ve been pondering a Mank/Zhao split instead of the Nomadland/Fincher.

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    Caught this today and really loved it. That said, it’s definitely made for fans of film, so I struggle with how much the general public may like it, but it’s a lock for a ton of nominations regardless (and likely wins). None of the Supporting Actors stood out at all though; Charles Dance, Tom Burke, and Arliss Howard were all good, but the roles were so small. I thought Tom Pelphrey was the Supporting Actor MVP, but he was only in limited scenes as well (and none of them were very “showy”). It’d be tough to see any of them making it all the way when the supporting roles in One Night in Miami, Chicago 7, etc. are so much meatier.

    I think noms are likely for:

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    Director – David Fincher
    Actor – Gary Oldman
    Supporting Actress – Amanda Seyfried
    Original Screenplay
    Score
    Editing
    Production Design
    Cinematography
    Costume Design

    (maybe) Sound
    (maybe) Makeup and Hairstyling

    Likely wins for Seyfried and Fincher, as well as Cinematography, Production Design, and Costume Design. Not sure if the Editing field will jump on this or think the vintage cut choice is too gimmicky at all.

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    Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have a song written for Mank. I now have it in 12 categories, and neither of them is song, visuals effects or supporting actor. If it smh breaks into 2 of those (or, even if highly unlikely, they nominate Lily Collins or Tuppence Middleton) it will be tied for most nominations (it’s interesting that the first film that got 14 nominations – All about Eve – is written and directed by Joe Mankiewicz, player by Tom Pelphrey and brother of the titular character in Mank)

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    Absolutely no way this wins Best Picture. It is a jumbled mess of a movie that might end up being this year’s “The Irishman.” It’ll sweep technical noms, but it would have to be a pretty weak year if Seyfried won.

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    vinny
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    Great movie but I don’t get the hype over Amanda Seyfried in this tbh. My grade: A

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    Really great film and quite a technical achievement though I’m not surprised because David Fincher directed it.

    Like with many others, it will most likely be nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Oldman), Supporting Actress (Seyfried), Original Screenplay, Score (amazing score by Trent Raznor & Atticus Ross), Editing, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound, and Makeup and Hairstyling.

    Could get a nomination for Supporting Actor but I don’t know from who. Unfortunately none really stood out for me.

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    I’ve just finished this film. Overall, it was pretty good. I’ll give it a C+.

    The Good:
    The cinematography, acting, lighting, and music. The women were better than the men in this movie.

    The Bad:
    I feel like this movie was made only for Oscars. Although typecasting is not a good thing, Fincher is best when he is dealing with the Murder Mystery-Thriller genre. This film would have worked better with a better dialogue writer and different director. I hate that this was so “try-hard.” This film will not win big at the Oscars. Or, it SHOULD not win big at the Oscars.

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    Very disappointing. Besides being factually inaccurate, the characters never come alive; they’re just walking quotation machines.

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    I watched this today as well and loved it. It’s a beautifully made and very resonant film. The Academy and industry will go nuts for it, but as some have said, I dont know how much the general public will like it… I’d say it’s our front runner for Picture, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography. Oldman was incredible and Seyfried was good, but I don’t see either winning.

    Predicted Noms:
    Picture
    Director
    Screenplay
    Editing
    Actor
    Sup Actress
    Cinematography
    Score
    Production Design
    Costume Design
    Hair/Makeup

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    After seeing Sound of Metal with Ahmed who gives such a breathtaking performance Mank seemed lifeless and forgettable. I agree about Fincher being the best at the Murder Mystery-Thriller genre. It’s where his true genius lies.

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    Thought this was thoroughly lifeless and uninteresting and uninspired.  One of Fincher’s worst works and definitely his most disappointing.

    This is this year’s The Irishman in the sense that it will probably get a ton of noms and walk away with maybe no wins.  I think it’s only chance at a win is in cinematography, which I didn’t even think was very good, it’s just in black and white.  I also don’t know why Seyfried would win for this.  I love her, but I don’t think she does anything even slightly remarkable in this.  Oldman will probably miss for this a la De Niro.  It’s super inaccessible.  Dare I say even less accessible than Roma?

    Didn’t care for this at all and I’m quite a Citizen Kane and Fincher fan.  I expect an underperformance when it comes to the Oscars.

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    There’s certainly a lot to admire about Mank. It’s a well made movie. Seyfried is fantastic!

    But there was an emotional disconnect. For a 2 hour film, it felt tedious at times. The technical attributes are commendable. But does it deserve BP? Nah.

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    Very disappointing. Besides being factually inaccurate, the characters never come alive; they’re just walking quotation machines.

    Putting aside that I have a totally different reaction to the film, this thing about it being factually inaccurate is just wrong. It obviously takes some dramatic liberties, but it’s basically what Robert Carringer concludes in his book about the making of Citizen Kane.

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    It’s a very stylish film, it captures the whole ambiance of the 1930s/40s. Oldman was great as the alcoholic Mank. Seyfried was outstanding, she definitely deserves to be nominated. Charles Dance had very little screen time, such a shame, I would’ve liked to see more of that character. And wow, the Orson Welles lookalike actor was on point! The cinematography was the real highlight of the film. I don’t see how this film doesn’t win the Oscar for Best Cinematography. The editing was great too, especially in the Trocadero scene. This is the type of film that the Academy will definitely find appealing. Fincher is considered overdue and I’m sure he’ll win. With that being said, I don’t know that this film will find its audience. I’m sure some people will consider it a confusing film and a bit hard to understand.

    Deserves nominations for:
    Picture
    Director
    Actor
    Supporting Actress
    Cinematography
    Editing
    Production Design
    Costumes
    Score

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