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    Mauricio
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    Portrait of a lady on fire could be the film that gets plenty Oscar nominations, specially since it just opened in the US and the film wasn’t submitted for International Film of the year by France. I can see it being a threat in the Director category as well as screenplay and cinematography. The film is directed by a woman and could be the surprise nomination at the academy awards like last years Cold War. Also it seems to be the only LGBT film in contention for awards this season. What are your thoughts on this topic? Should Gold Derby be considering this film more? The Director isn’t even available in the Predictions as an option while the director of Lion King is. Go figure.

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    I’m predicting it in cinematography but that’s it. Celine is an AMAZING director, but I don’t think she’ll get nominated sadly. Also as someone who has seen Les Mis and Portrait, I preferred Portrait and wish that had been France’s submission. I loved Les Mis, but I just liked Portrait more. Sadly, I only see it picking up cinematography if it were to pick up anything.

    FYC:

    Best Screenplay: Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan

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    The buzz for the movie is for sure growing and I love it! But I do agree that cinematography is the only category where it could have some chance for a nom.

    Anything else would be a major bonus, tho your compairson to Cold War is interesting.

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    The buzz for the movie is for sure growing and I love it! But I do agree that cinematography is the only category where it could have some chance for a nom.

    Anything else would be a major bonus, tho your compairson to Cold War is interesting.

    Yea, I definitely think if it starts picking up some more cinematography nods than I think we’ll need to really look at it as at least a contender.

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    Best Screenplay: Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan

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    Eh, I’d predict it for cinematography but have no clue what to remove, so I’ll wait and see if it will hit ASC.

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    Though I adore the film and my views of it chances with the Academy haven’t changed since seeing it last June – it has no hope with the Academy in any category and France made the right decision not to submit the film even if I consider it the best French film of the year because Les Miserables, which is very good in its own right it my Academy friendly than POALOF. (Really they should have selected By the Grace of God – also very good and the most Academy friendly film the French have made in 2019).

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    Waiting for this and Les Miserables to be in Prime. For now, my vote for France is I Lost My Body. Pretty visceral film.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    France choosing Les Mis over Portrait for FLF seems like a pretty poor decision now. Les Mis may end up missing entirely, whereas Portrait would probably be in 2nd or 3rd place.

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    France choosing Les Mis over Portrait for FLF seems like a pretty poor decision now. Les Mis may end up missing entirely, whereas Portrait would probably be in 2nd or 3rd place.

    Hmm, I’m not sure. Both just got in at the Globes so for now they’re on even footing, or would be if both were eligible. But some of the most acclaimed films have missed even after executive committee saves (or even lost out with the committee), while there’s often a nominee or two that doesn’t get close to unanimous rave reviews but plays well for audiences, such as Capernaum or A Man Called Ove. From what I hear Les Misérables seems to fit the latter mold while Portrait could be more like the former type.

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    France choosing Les Mis over Portrait for FLF seems like a pretty poor decision now. Les Mis may end up missing entirely, whereas Portrait would probably be in 2nd or 3rd place.

    They took the Amazon payola, and now that’s biting them on the ass. For what it’s worth, Les Mis probably will get nominated, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire could’ve been a Parasite-esque multiple nominee campaign.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Wolfwalkers

    Best Animated Feature: Wolfwalkers

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    Les Misérables reminded me of Dheepan in terms of content and structure.

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    This movie is breathtaking. What an incredible piece of pure art.
    A cinematic masterpiece. In a just world, it would be nominated for BP, BD, BA etc but will probably only get a cinematography nomination. So sad, ’cause it really deserves to sweep…

    2021 Award Season, FYC:

    Best Actress: CAREY MULLIGAN for PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
    Best Actor: DELROY LINDO for DA 5 BLOODS
    Best Supporting Actress: GLENN CLOSE for HILLBILLY ELEGY

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    Just saw it and.. I was a bit disappointed.
    Yes from an artistic point of view the movie is really well done but… Cannes winner for screenplay?
    I usually get moved by ths kind of story, but this time around I wasn’t that invested.
    And is really slow.

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    It’s getting nominated for cinematography.
    There hasn’t been enough buzz outside of film twitter to push it past that.

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    Why we can’t predict Céline Sciamma in the best director category?

    #mrsunshinemoviederby

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