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    My opinion is that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came in second for 2 big reasons:

    1. 1917 couldn’t even win Best Director, which it seemed like a lock for and frankly, its Best Picture hopes were dependent on given its lack of acting nominations and nonexistent chances in the writing race.

    2. On the anonymous ballots shown days before the Oscars, Parasite had the most #1, #2 and #3 votes, but Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was getting the most mentions of the other Best Picture nominees, and to my knowledge, 1917 was nowhere to be seen. That probably should’ve tipped us off that Sam Mendes was vulnerable in Best Director, especially as Bong Joon-Ho was also getting a lot of votes for Director, certainly more so than Mendes.

    What are your thoughts?

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    By the way, I took a lot of what I said from a comment I saw from John Berchmans, to give credit where it’s due.

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    It shows 0 as the 2nd options but that should be 1917. I have no idea why it’s not showing that.

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    I must say if Ford vs. Ferrari was released last year it could have beat Green Book. I’m not fan of cars or car racing but I like the movie very much. It’s really entertaining.

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    1. Parasite

    2. 1917

    3. Hollywood

    4. Jojo

    5. Joker

    6. The Irishman

    7. Ford v Ferrari

    8. Marriage Story

    9. Little Women

    4-5, 6-7, 8-9 are interchangeable with each other.

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    1. Parasite
    2. 1917
    3. Jojo Rabbit
    4. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
    5. Joker
    6. The Irishman
    7. Marriage Story
    8. Ford v Ferrari
    9. Little Women

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    By the way, I took a lot of what I said from a comment I saw from John Berchmans, to give credit where it’s due.

    Thanks

    My opinion is that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came in second for 2 big reasons: 1. 1917 couldn’t even win Best Director, which it seemed like a lock for and frankly, its Best Picture hopes were dependent on given its lack of acting nominations and nonexistent chances in the writing race. 2. On the anonymous ballots shown days before the Oscars, Parasite had the most #1, #2 and #3 votes, but Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was getting the most mentions of the other Best Picture nominees, and to my knowledge, 1917 was nowhere to be seen. That probably should’ve tipped us off that Sam Mendes was vulnerable in Best Director, especially as Bong Joon-Ho was also getting a lot of votes for Director, certainly more so than Mendes. What are your thoughts?

    I agree with this. Once was drastically outperforming 1917 in the leaked ballots and actually won all the noms it was expected to win, instead of being the only film at the ceremony to be upset (3 times). Plus it had won the most precursors at the beginning and was favored to win SAG Cast as well as BAFTA and Oscar screenplay before Psrasite came storming in. I think without Parasite, Once would have won Supporting Actor, Production Design, Screenplay, and then Picture. There’s also a small chance it could have taken Director, since Tarantino had a lot of support on the leaked ballots, but my guess is it would have been Mendes.

    Fuck the Grammys

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    I must say if Ford vs. Ferrari was released last year it could have beat Green Book. I’m not fan of cars or car racing but I like the movie very much. It’s really entertaining.

    I very much doubt it. Green Book was more than a placeholder winner, many members of the academy truly loved it. I think the only film this year that would have beat Green Book was Parasite and maybe Once Upon a Time.

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    I’m pretty sure Kevin Jacobsen will be settling on 1917 for And the Runner-Up Is (and maybe Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for On Second Thought). At the very least, Sam Mendes had swept through all the major precursors for Best Director, so he had to have been the runner-up in that category at the Oscars.

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    1917. 

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

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    I think Jojo. (We were saved from a catastrophe)

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    What does second place even mean with the preferential ballot? Second in number one votes? The other film to make the final two? The film that would have won if Parasite hadn’t existed?

    These three options could well have been three different films.

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    Yes in some years, but 1917 is an easy call for all three.

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    JoJo Rabbit. 1917 in 3rd.

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