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which Live Action Short Film nominee is the best in your opinion?
Feeling Through
11 votes (33.33%)
The Letter Room
4 votes (12.12%)
The Present
6 votes (18.18%)
Two Distant Strangers
3 votes (9.09%)
White Eye
9 votes (27.27%)
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    KaRol
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    which this year’s Live Action Short Film nominee is the best in your opinion and should win the Oscar?

    my personal thought on them are here: https://www.goldderby.com/forum/movies/oscar-2021-predictions-animated-documentary-and-live-action-shorts/page/3/#post-1204157679

    I’m really interested in finding out what we think is actually best after seeing all the shorts…

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    Feeling Through.

    There’s a reason why it has racked up numerous (and the most) awards at different festivals and awards.

    If they actually watch these shorts (which i believe they do) Feeling Through is winning by a huge margin.

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    I guess The Letter Room? None of them blew me away but this one was enjoyable and well made.

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    White Eye was the most compelling for me in conveying how one person’s righteous indignation and myopia can cause a situation to escalate and eventually lead to devastating consequences, all in the space of a 20-minute single take. The Present is also good.

    White Eye has a really strong message, especially during this pandemic time, that we think too much of ourselves and our needs and our troubles and we are too blind to see other people and their needs and their troubles – and in comparison we want something trivial over something much more important…

    imo, there only two rotten tomatoes here or maybe I am just to blind to see sth in those shorts, some real message and a story – The Letter Room & Two Distant Strangers… I have real problem with the latter. I somehow cannot see white people (that happen to be Oscar voters) to vote for it? Like what this movie tells us? That white people will always harrass black people, no matter what?

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    Two Distant Strangers is rather odious but some people love it. It is likely to be enough given the connections its backers have with the Academy.

    Feeling Through has the advantage of it winning a suite of audience awards at festivals.

    I think Two Distant Strangers wins but I’m less confident than I was after speaking with the small pool of voters I know.

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    Feeling Through.

    There’s a reason why it has racked up numerous (and the most) awards at different festivals and awards.

    If they actually watch these shorts (which i believe they do) Feeling Through is winning by a huge margin.

    this one is quite tendentious & manipulative, but it is indeed very good and important.
    connectivity, caring for each other (even for strangers), knowing that no matter if we are black, white, deaf, blind, gay, heteroseual, American or European, etc. – we are all the same, we have our needs, we have our goals, we share same emotions, etc. – is so important in this divided world. and actually art, and in this case, movies have this universal power to educate us all on specific matters, show us different people, cultures, their approach to life and other things – and this short did this job very well…

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    Two Distant Strangers is rather odious but some people love it. It is likely to be enough given the connections its backers have with the Academy.

    (…)

    I think Two Distant Strangers wins but I’m less confident than I was after speaking with the small pool of voters I know.

    I don’t think this movie can win. Not if the voters will actually watch it…
    Also that is why I created this thread – I wanted to find out what we actually liked. Oscar voters tend to chose their winners in a kind of unshameful way. They vote for what they like, so it is not always about the campaign. If it was, Close would win for The Wife, etc.

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    I don’t see Two Distant Strangers not winning this. These categories are always super populist and win on the most baity subject matter most of the time.

    On personal note, The Present and White Eye are the ones that hooked me the most and would like a win.

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    The Present was incredibly moving.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Distant Strangers is just BLM Agi-prop; just propaganda like ”Time” is in best ducumentary …the voters will not go for either of them…
    MARK MY WORDS

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    The Present is the best, but I think Feeling Through is the most universal (and ultimately will win if voters watch the nominees).

    For Your Consideration:

    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

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    I couldn’t really decide here, as Feeling Through & White Eye are my favorite in this bunch. I eventually voted for White Eye.

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    1. The Letter Room
    2. White Eye

    3. The Present

    4. Two Distant Strangers
    5. Feeling Through

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    Feeling Through looks so award-bait. I don’t like it.

    Coen-Lynch-Fellini

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