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    First image of upcoming film directed by Stephen Frears and due in theaters on 9/22/17. Dame Judi Dench is coming for you lesser bitches!

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    Bee
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    I’d worry for Dench if this gets a meh response.

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    Frears’ batting average in delivering Best Actress nods for his leading ladies is pretty exemplary. Barring this being a dud, I suspect Dench is in.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1975) – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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    Trailer will hopefully surface soon.

    ? The trailer’s been out for 3 months

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    I obviously wasn’t aware of that. Thanks for posting.

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    I hadn’t seen the trailer before, it looks great. Dench looks like a very solid bet for a nomination.

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    Miles
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    This seems like a pretty secure nomination #8 but I don’t see her winning for this.

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    My bet with Dench is that she gets nominated for this and then wins the next time she does proper drama (although time is running out ofc). She said recently she’d rather be known for Notes on a Scandal so hopefully this means she’s pursuing roles more like that which she’d easily win for no matter the competition.

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    Based on the track record for everyone involved, Best Actress and Best Original Score are in the bag for nominations; if it’s as well received probably a solid bet for Picture and Screenplay, so long as Darkest Hour and Breathe fall short, both of which are completely possible; also is this the first year Frears and Joe Wright have had a film out in the same year?  Talk about vote splitting

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    My bet with Dench is that she gets nominated for this and then wins the next time she does proper drama (although time is running out ofc). She said recently she’d rather be known for Notes on a Scandal so hopefully this means she’s pursuing roles more like that which she’d easily win for no matter the competition.

    This film is a proper drama with some comedic vibes. But more of a drama.

    I also think that it’s true that Dench is running out of time, so if this is a good film, and she gives a good performance in it, then count me in among her stans to get her a leading Oscar!

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    This film is a proper drama with some comedic vibes. But more of a drama.

    You know what I meant so stop being pedantic. This film is even expected by most to go Comedy/Musical at the Globes. I am saying Dench will win when she does something gritty and hard-hitting rather than heart-warming.

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    This film is a proper drama with some comedic vibes. But more of a drama.

    You know what I meant so stop being pedantic. This film is even expected by most to go Comedy/Musical at the Globes. I am saying Dench will win when she does something gritty and hard-hitting rather than heart-warming.

    I don’t care about the GG submissions. People don’t need to be in heavy-drama to be strong contenders. Ask Emma Stone.

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    People don’t need to be in heavy-drama to be strong contenders.

    No obviously not but you cannot compare 82-year-old Dench whose already an Oscar winner to young things like Emma Stone in feel-good films. Dench has had a string of nominations for films she was never winning for so Oscar has proven that it’s happy to just nominate her and let others win. This suggests that in order for her to win she needs something extra and more powerful than lighter fare like this film or Philomena or Mrs Henderson Presents and more like Notes on a Scandal, which I have little doubt she would have won for in any year other than 2007. I mean let’s be honest when was the last time an actress won a second Oscar for a lighter performance?

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    The film might not be all that “light” if Victoria dies off at the end. And waiting for something more dramatic for Dench to come along is also problematic given her advanced age. It could take additional years for that film to happen. She looks exceptional here, so I wouldn’t doubt her for being competitive.

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    A character dying doesn’t change the tone of the film. Florence died at the end of FFJ but that didn’t change how light hearted it was.

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