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  • Nameizmann
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    This movie had a great box office run, was well-reviewed (especially by Ebert), technically superb, about an “important” subject and – of course -directed by Spielberg. Personally I remember being very impressed when I watched it a long time ago.

    So how did it only get a single Sound Editing nod at the Oscars? Anyone have a guess or was around back then?

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    Nameizmann
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    Bump

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    Dan Jo
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    I thought Samantha Morton was worthy of an Oscar nomination.

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    Butz
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    Should have received 10 nominations. The world building is insane.

    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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    estrelas
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    Samantha Morton should’ve been nominated.

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    SN
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    This movie had a great box office run, was well-reviewed (especially by Ebert), technically superb, about an “important” subject and – of course -directed by Spielberg. Personally I remember being very impressed when I watched it a long time ago.

    So how did it only get a single Sound Editing nod at the Oscars? Anyone have a guess or was around back then?

    Sci-fi bias and there were only three nominees in VFX.

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    veronikavoss
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    Spielberg also had Catch Me If You Can that year, which was released as a more conventional contender (even though it only ended up getting 2 nominations) so it kind of sucked any oxygen away from Minority Report — although I do think it helped Morton get a surprise nomination for In America the year after.

    The year was also pretty jam packed, most of the slated contenders pretty much delivered with a lot of beloved movies left off the top list (About Schmidt, Adaptation, Far from Heaven, Punch-Drunk Love), not to mention stellar foreign contenders like Spirited Away and Talk to Her. The Two Towers wasn’t even secured its eventual BP nom, and it was definitely closer to the populist/effects-heavy/genre contender compared to Minority Report.

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    String Cheese Theory
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    The only sci-fi action movie I think I’ve ever liked. All the swiping of screens and pinching to zoom … and look at us now.

    Here for the comedies

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    Zuranthium
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    Spielberg had a great 2002, but neither movie had quite enough punch to be a big player. Even in a 10-film lineup, I think both movies might have been considered a bit too “frivolous”. Which is ridiculous with the vomit-inducing fad obsession My Big Fat Greek Wedding got that year, but it is what it is.

    Minority Report would seem to be a criticism of the conservative post-9/11 “homeland security” mindset, but it doesn’t get all the way there, since it’s based on the government using magical precogs to declare random people guilty, rather than factual terrorist events that already happened and thus having tangible “reason” to institute those policies.

    It’s a very good movie though. Samantha Morton and the Film Editing deserved nominations.

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    BigJay2012
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    This movie deserved a Best Picture nomination. It was amazing. and yes Samantha was worthy too. And actually Tom Cruise was great in this as well

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    Sci-fi bias and there were only three nominees in VFX.

    This movie likely would’ve received a Best Visual Effects nomination if the category had 5 nominees that year.

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    Vicki Leekx
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    Morton should have been nominated for this. Her performance is still iconic today and couldn’t have been played by anyone else. The ensemble was fantastic; Cruise, Von Sydow, Smith and Stormare all deserved more accolades. An impressive movie to be crafted from such a short novel which deserved more but the sci-fi bias is real. At least it still holds up and has relevancy today!

    I wish Morton would be offered the juicy roles again these days. The other gals can’t touch her

    FYC:

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi - Holy Spider (Best Actress)
    Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson - Blonde (Best Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Samantha Morton - She Said (Best Supporting Actress)
    Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin (Best Supporting Actress)

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    BigJay2012
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    Morton should have been nominated for this. Her performance is still iconic today and couldn’t have been played by anyone else. The ensemble was fantastic; Cruise, Von Sydow, Smith and Stormare all deserved more accolades. An impressive movie to be crafted from such a short novel which deserved more but the sci-fi bias is real. At least it still holds up and has relevancy today!

    I wish Morton would be offered the juicy roles again these days. The other gals can’t touch her

    Honestly Morton should be as big as Cate Blanchett.

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    Frank2803
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    Genre movie bias

    Surprisingly brilliant movie even though they watered down the Phillip K Dick novel

    I think if it would’ve been made nowadays it would get a lot more awards love

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    Army Of Me
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    The film is fantastic and I remember being really disappointed that Morton did not gain more traction for her role. I found her portrayal to be mesmerizing and haunting.
    She won a few smaller or genre awards but never really entered the conversation as a serious contender. I would have easily replaced Queen Latifah with her, although that was never happening. The supporting actress lineup for that year was set, with Zeta-Jones being the overwhelming favorite and Streep being the possible spoiler.

    The film, overall, should have been considered in more categories but it had a few drawbacks when considering it for awards.

    1. Genre

    2. Spielberg’s Catch Me if You Can was his more obvious awards contender that year.

    3. Release Date – Summer blockbusters are rarely taken seriously, particularly during that period when only 5 films were nominated for best picture.

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