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    I did like The Favourite but I have to agree that it was a weird movie and Yorgos did do another weird movie 2-3 years ago, The Lobster, which I did like but NOT only weird but a STRANGE concept. I did say The Favourite was NOT going to do well at the Oscars and I was RIGHT…………..Olivia Colman’s win was a surprise but I was happy for her win but with Glenn Close losing, it was an upset to me because I really wanted her to win and YES, someone did say Olivia’s win was a way for The Favourite NOT to go home empty handed.

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    It”s weird yeah but my point is is that Oscar voters have advocated for odd films before- did Fox Searchlight not do enough to get it to endure with Oscar voters?

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    Maybe The Favourite was weirder than your standard odd film? I adored it but I can see others being turned off by it.

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    Have you seen the movie and witnessed its tone/style/arc? I cannot believe its weirdness did not cost it an Oscar nomination. Look at First Man.

    First Man is a straight back earnest astronaut movie that bored despite its high aesthetic execution.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    Black Panther deserved Costume and Production Design over The Favourite so I’m glad they got that right but TF not winning Original Screenplay is kinda surprising.

    I am not sure why that would be.

    The Favourite only one major screenplay award, and that was with the BAFTAs. It didn’t win at the Critics Choice or Globe.

    Pretty much all Best Picture winners take Best Director, Best Screenplay, or both. Green Book was higher on people’s list than The Favourite was for BP.

    Add on to the fact that PGA winners have won either Director, Writing, Editing, or at least 2 of those 3. The only reason why people didn’t predict GB was because they felt the Academy would hold it against Nick Vallelonga for appearing to be a MAGA guy.

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    I did like The Favourite but I have to agree that it was a weird movie and Yorgos did do another weird movie 2-3 years ago, The Lobster, which I did like but NOT only weird but a STRANGE concept. I did say The Favourite was NOT going to do well at the Oscars and I was RIGHT…………..Olivia Colman’s win was a surprise but I was happy for her win but with Glenn Close losing, it was an upset to me because I really wanted her to win and YES, someone did say Olivia’s win was a way for The Favourite NOT to go home empty handed.

    Yep. I liked The Favourite too, particularly the ending. But the issue here is that TF was seen as a “guilty pleasure”. Voting for GB and BP made them feel better about themselves.

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    Yep. I liked The Favourite too, particularly the ending. But the issue here is that TF was seen as a “guilty pleasure”. Voting for GB and BP made them feel better about themselves.

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    It is a female oriented film. Only three films where the top two main characters were female have won Best Picture: All About Eve, Terms of Endearment and Chicago in 91 years. The films may get nominations but not win much, or anything, for example the the most nominated films to go home empty handed (0/11) were The Turning Point and The Color Purple.

    It is a lesbian themed film. LGBT themed films, especially with female characters only ever do well in the acting categories: see The Hours, Monster, Boys Don’t Cry, Carol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Can’t You Ever Forgive Me?

    It is a bleak film with the right ending, but there is no redemption involved.

    Personally, after hearing about how twisty and clever and deliciously devious the film is, it kind of disappointed in that respect too. Just when I thought ‘now we are getting somewhere’, the film petered out to its end. I had the same issue with Vice. There were elements in both these films that were raised and then went nowhere. They seemed clever on some level when you watch them, but could have been just that bit smarter when you sit down to think about it. Green Book on the other hand, though slightly clichéd, has elements that come full circle by the end, are earnest, and does not pretend to be anything it isn’t. I am not surprised it won Original Screenplay, considering how people vote.

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    Not your mee-maw’s costume drama

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    I feel that if The Favourite was WGA eligible it would have won there and the sheep mentality would have carried it over to a win in Best Original Screenplay which possibly could have cost Olivia Colman Best Actress since it would have made Best Original Screenplay The Favourite’s clear consolation prize. One precursor win on the other side of the pond and all the home turf precursors awarding another contender didn’t help it’s chances.

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    The Favourite Wins

    Academy Award for Best Actress- Colman

    Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Musical or Comedy- Colman

    Critics Choice Award for Ensemble

    Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Actress- Colman

    BAFTA Award for Best Actress- Colman

    BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress- Weisz

    BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

    BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design

    BAFTA Award for Best Production Design

    BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair

    BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film

    AACTA Award for Best Actress- Colman

    AACTA Award for Best Screenplay

    ACE Award for Best Edited Musical or Comedy

    ADG Awards for Period Film Production Design

    In Total The Film Won 119 Awards

    FYC Golden Globes- Fleabag, The Crown, Olivia Colman, Jennifer Aniston

    FYC Oscars- Maggie Smith, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Adam Driver

    FYC Emmys- Schitts Creek, The Crown, Years and Years

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    That’s great but I meant at the Oscars and at the major awards in general- you’d think it would have won Best Screenplay at the Globes and gotten in at SAG for Best Ensemble(although its understandable why it didn’t but still) and you’d think that BAFTA going head over heels for it would result in it winning Best Picture there. And for it to lose everything at the Oscars besides Best Actress was surprising. I predicted it to win four awards(although I had a strong feeling that King would win in the last few days before the Oscars and the day of) and it’s loss of BOTH Production Design and Costume Design to Black Panther was very odd to me as I was sure it would win at least one if not both of the awards. And then it losing Best Original Screenplay was truly a shocker as Green Book was really taking a hit post Oscar nominations pretty much everywhere besides Ali and I thought it was an easy frontrunner in that category.It seems that it was divisive enough to be nearly entirely passed over despite it’s ten nominations.

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    Black Panther was a threat and upset to win Costume and Production Design. I did predict the Black Panther to win those two Awards and I was correct and Green Book was also a threat and upset to win but in Original Screenplay with First Reformed as another possibility. I also heard some of the voters didn’t understand the movie.

    plus I thought the wins for Costume and Production Design was refreshing because period piece British films always win these two categories and I love British films……..

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    It will always be a complete travesty that this didn’t win screenplay. Far and away the best writing of any 2018 movie. I’m so disappointed in all of the awards organizations for not giving enough love to this absolute masterpiece.

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    It will always be a complete travesty that this didn’t win screenplay. Far and away the best writing of any 2018 movie. I’m so disappointed in all of the awards organizations for not giving enough love to this absolute masterpiece.

    A million times this.

    It was bad enough it didn’t win, but to give it to that white savior bullshit with an ending so cheeseball even Hickory Farms couldn’t top it… gag.

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