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  • CuriousHedgehog
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    Though they’re not on my predictions, I’m going either The Lighthouse or Booksmart as surprise nominations. I would rather see anything OTHER than Cats be nominated for best picture.

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    Eddy Q
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    I have The Lighthouse at a placeholder #10, which I suppose means I’m not predicting it as 10 nominees is mathematically extremely unlikely under the current system. Still, it has potential crossover appeal for younger/international members and some older Academy types who will appreciate its craft and old-school tech credentials.

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    sofan
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    So, I ask you the question – which film that ISN’T in this list do you think might get nominated for Best Picture?

    I have Waves, Us, and Downton Abbey in my predictions for now.

    I also think anyone of Booksmart, Rocketman, Dolemite is My Name, Hustlers, Just Mercy, Queen & Slim, The Lion King, Dark Waters can end up being a surprising contender for a nomination.

    I think the win is between Parasite and one of the Netflix movies.

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    MMartin
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    The Lion King

    How the hell do you think that? It has a 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, is a summer release, and is basically a shot by shot remake of the original except with really bland and boring musical numbers. I don’t think it making a lot of money makes it a contender. That is like saying Minions or a Transformers film is a contender because it makes a billion. And even Minions was a better film than The Lion King remake.

    And it is not the film Disney is going to be giving a push to, those are Endgame, Skywalker, and Frozen 2.

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    Stegeo
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    Ford v Ferrari or Bombshell

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    Carlos Luis Turmero
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    The Lighthouse and Avengers: Endgame

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    Eddy Q
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    Ford v Ferrari or Bombshell

    What’s so bold about either of those predictions? They’re both awards season releases with major stars as real people, and neither of them even have 100/1 odds.

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    Pollo crudo
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    The Lighthouse:

    1. May get cinematography and supp actor nominations.

    2. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

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    sofan
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    How the hell do you think that? It has a 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, is a summer release, and is basically a shot by shot remake of the original except with really bland and boring musical numbers. I don’t think it making a lot of money makes it a contender. That is like saying Minions or a Transformers film is a contender because it makes a billion. And even Minions was a better film than The Lion King remake. And it is not the film Disney is going to be giving a push to, those are Endgame, Skywalker, and Frozen 2.

    Well I haven’t seen the movie yet so I can’t comment on its quality, I had it as a longshot due to nostalgia factor.

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    Nikhil
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    Not sure why people think Hustlers. That movie was genuinely horrible imo and I think critics were soft on it out of the festivals. It’s expectations were SO low and it was different from regular festival fare which is why I think it resonated with them. Regular audiences hate that movie though and I think the Academy is going to react the same way. On its best day I think it’ll enjoy a similar awards tragectory as Crazy Rich Asians as the big commercial movie the industry likes, but I would assume it performs worse because of competition this year, CRA had more awards/guild friendly elements in it, and CRA was a much more uplifting story. I don’t think Hustlers will come close.

    My personal Top 5 of 2019 so far:
    1) Parasite 2) The Farewell 3) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4) The Irishman 5) Knives Out

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    Chimichanggas
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    I still have Us as a bp contender lol

    𝙄 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙨.

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    thesmark88
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    Not sure why people think Hustlers. That movie was genuinely horrible imo and I think critics were soft on it out of the festivals. It’s expectations were SO low and it was different from regular festival fare which is why I think it resonated with them. Regular audiences hate that movie though and I think the Academy is going to react the same way. On its best day I think it’ll enjoy a similar awards tragectory as Crazy Rich Asians as the big commercial movie the industry likes, but I would assume it performs worse because of competition this year, CRA had more awards/guild friendly elements in it, and CRA was a much more uplifting story. I don’t think Hustlers will come close.

    What makes you think regular audiences hated Hustlers despite it making $104 million, one of the best totals for a non-franchise film all year?

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    Blanche
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    Nothing bold to be honest, 10 spots is a lot. The one with the weakest odds I have is “The Two Popes“, followed by “Bombshell“.
    I am being bolder on snubs though. I´m predicting “Little Women“ and “A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood“ to miss. “Joker“ somehow is in the top 8 but I don´t really see it as a contender in Best Picture.

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    Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, Hustlers is getting in Best Picture. You’re blind bores. Now, keep sleeping.

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    Heptapod
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    YESSSSS @thatcher SO SO SO happy to see you joining the Hustlers campaign, we will get Ramona to her WELL-deserved nom.

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