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  • FairWeatherAffair
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    Eh, it got what it deserved. One of the more over-praised films of last year. The screenplay and direction are at complete odds with each other throughout most of the film.

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    mafro987
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    The voters simply have lack of taste, just look at what won Best Picture and what had the most wins.

    This. People need to stop over-rationalising things sometimes. Awards and nominations rarely go to the most deserving so just accept it (and this is coming from someone that thought The Favourite was pretty close to being a masterpiece).

    For Your Consideration:

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

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    Joe Burns
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    Eh, it got what it deserved. One of the more over-praised films of last year. The screenplay and direction are at complete odds with each other throughout most of the film.

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    musterd
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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.

    Think it would have had 2 wins. Colman ended up being a lot stronger than anybody expected. I’m pretty sure the entire British/ European bloc voted for her.

    Also to be very honest, I liked the other aspects of TF a lot more than the writing: acting, directing, editing, cinematography, art direction production design were leagues above. Rewatched it recently and the Dutch painting influence is exceptional without losing the Lanthimos-ness of the storytelling.

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    Joe Burns
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    I just read the script and it’s brilliantly constructed and the dialogue really stands out differently when reading it on the page. I agree with you that Colman had more support then expected but I feel that if it had won at WGA, The Favourite’s frontrunner status in Original Screenplay with WGA and BAFTA wins would have made more voters inclined to honor Close and spread the wealth by giving The Favourite it’s only Oscar win for it’s writing.

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    Gabarnes43
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    Awards by Best Actress’s 2018

    Olivia Colman: 25 Wins

    • Academy Award
    • BAFTA
    • Golden Globe- Musical or Comedy
    • Critics Choice- Comedy
    • AACTA Award
    • BIFA
    • Satellite- Musical or Comedy
    • Venice Film Festival
    • Women Film Critics Circle
    • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
    • Toronto Film Critics Association
    • St Louis Film Critics Association
    • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    • National Society of Film Critics
    • New York Film Critics Circle
    • Los Angeles Film Critics Association
    • Gold Derby Award
    • London Film Critics Circle
    • IndieWire Critics Poll
    • Houston Film Critics Society
    • Gijon International Film Festival
    • Dorian Award
    • Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics
    • Austin Film Critics
    • AARP Movies for Grown Ups
    • Chicago Film Critics- Supporting Actress

    Glenn Close: 8 Wins

    • Golden Globe- Drama
    • Satellite Award- Drama
    • SAG
    • San Diego Film Critics
    • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    • Independent Spirit Award
    • Hollywood Film Award
    • Critics Choice Award- TIE

    Lady Gaga: 4 Wins

    • Critics Choice Award- TIE
    • Dublin Film Critics Circle
    • National Board of Review
    • Washington DC Area Film Critics

    Melissa McCarthy: 9 Wins

    • New York Film Critics Online
    • San Francisco Film Critics Circle
    • Phoenix Critics Circle
    • Boston Society Of Film Critics
    • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
    • Florida Film Critics Circle
    • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    • Razzie Redeemer Award

    Toni Collette: 6 Wins

    • Chicago Film Critics Association
    • Detroit Film Critics society
    • Georgia Film Critics Association
    • Online Film Critics Society
    • Seattle Film Critics Society
    • St Louis Film Critics Association

    Nicole Kidman: 1 Win

    •  Nevada Film Critics Society
    1. Olivia Colman- 25 Wins
    2. Melissa McCarthy- 9 Wins
    3. Glenn Close- 8 Wins
    4. Toni Collette- 6 Wins
    5. Lady Gaga- 4 Wins
    6. Nicole Kidman- 1 Win

    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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    AMG
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    Lanthimos isn’t a conventional director, and doesn’t have films that have wide mass appeal for audiences.

    The Favourite is his most accessible film, but it would put people off in its style.

    When you need mass votes to win, you get more crowd friendly affair (Black Panther, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody) winning.

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    Lil Tony
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    It was such a bad film. Simple and short

    FYC
    Best Actor :.
    Taron Egerton = Rocketman
    Joaquin Phoenix = Joker
    Eddie Murphy = Dolemite is my Name

    Best actress :
    Charlize Theron = Bombshell
    Alfre Woodard = Clemency

    Supporting Actor
    Brad Pitt = Once upon a time in Hollywood

    Supporting Actress =
    Margot Robbie = Any of her two performances.
    Dame Maggie Smith = Downton Abbey
    Octavia Spencer = Luce

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    linecelts
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    Lanthimos isn’t a conventional director, and doesn’t have films that have wide mass appeal for audiences.

    The Favourite is his most accessible film, but it would put people off in its style.

    When you need mass votes to win, you get more crowd friendly affair (Black Panther, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody) winning.

    Exactly. That’s why I didn’t think The Favourite was going to do well because of his style.

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    Lexa
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    Lanthimos isn’t a conventional director, and doesn’t have films that have wide mass appeal for audiences. The Favourite is his most accessible film, but it would put people off in its style. When you need mass votes to win, you get more crowd friendly affair (Black Panther, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody) winning.

    I agree that the movie’s off-beat tone was too avant-garde for most voters.  It’s kind of sad now in retrospect how overestimated its chances were on GD with some people really believing it could win BP.

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    MarinaBelo2
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    Because they were desperate for ratings, so they had to give Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther a few Oscars. The Favourite would’ve easily won the Oscars these 2 movies won if it wasn’t for that.

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    EsOS
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    Queen members promised they wouldn’t perform or attend the ceremony, if BR doesn’t win some few Oscars.

    I wouldn’t even be shocked. That doesn’t seem beneath Brian May at all.

    FYC: Octavia Spencer (Luce) - Best Supporting Actress

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    Hoster1
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    Toni Collette: 6 Wins

    • Chicago Film Critics Association
    • Detroit Film Critics society
    • Georgia Film Critics Association
    • Online Film Critics Society
    • Seattle Film Critics Society
    • St Louis Film Critics Association

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    Boston Online Film Critics Association
    Fright Meter Award (lol if you’re inclunding Razzie Redeemer Award for McCarthy, then why not)
    Golden Shomes Award
    Gotham Award
    Houston Film Critics Society
    Internet Film Critics Society
    Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society
    Nevada Film Critics Society
    North Texas Film Critics Association

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