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    #165809

    I really hope I’m not jinxing her but I do think Rosamund Pike is being underestimated. Unless the Julianne Moore hype takes off, she should technically steamroll to the Oscar really. They’re not gonna give Reese a second one.

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    I really hope I’m not jinxing her but I do think Rosamund Pike is being underestimated. Unless the Julianne Moore hype takes off, she should technically steamroll to the Oscar really. They’re not gonna give Reese a second one.

    Sorry, accidentally 1 starred this instead of 5. I agree, while Moore is undoubtedly the frontrunner, Pike seems like the most likely candidate to nab it away from her if for some reason the wheels come of the Moore wagon.
    It’s like Bullock last year being placed 2nd behind Blanchett, while it was a great performance, you couldn’t imagine her being a two time leading Oscar winner, while Blanchett had won the one for supporting, and Adams had won zero despite so many noms.  

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    In the end Rosamund Pike will take that piece of shi… I mean gold. Now one star me bitches! Fuck yeah! 

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    vozas
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    In the end Rosamund Pike will take that piece of shi… I mean gold. Now one star me bitches! Fuck yeah! 

    Your avi is life 

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Maybe people are “underestimating” it because it’s just not the best picture of the year.
     

    Is it good?  Yes.  Very good?  Sure.  But the “best”?  No.  At least not to me.

    Also, voters will nominate it for some categories (including best picture), but there are other films for them to get more excited about.  The way Birdman and Boyhood were executed was artistically more interesting and exciting for filmmakers and lovers of film to watch. Whiplash was a more unique thriller with a much better sense of pace and drive than Gone Girl was.

    And the “feel good” theory doesn’t work for me.  Sure, The Artist made me feel good, but the movie was a modern-take on silent film, which gave it a much bigger artistic edge over its competition.  Argo had a happy ending, but I wouldn’t call it a “feel-good” ending.  The King’s Speech was pretty inspirational, but I also think some people just wanted to vote against The Social Network.  There are other reasons why voters vote for “feel-good” movies than them just being “feel-good” movies. 

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    #165814

    In the end Rosamund Pike will take that piece of shi… I mean gold. Now one star me bitches! Fuck yeah! 

    Yep, I gave your five individual one stars  
    Rosamund is probably going to end up winning this. I am not feeling Still Alice. I think this is J. Edgar 2.0 (overdue actor, baity role, major flop) 

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    ^ But J. Edgar was poorly reviewed and made Leo DiCaprio look he had some kind of skin disease. The few reviews we’ve had of Still Alice have been generally very positive, and Moore’s reviews have been way better than DiCaprio’s. I don’t really see the point of comparison, though I’ll admit the lack of trailer is disconcerting. I feel the promoters are lying low for a while, ready to strike at the right time. Sony Picture Classics usually know what they’re doing.

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    Rosamund is probably going to end up winning this. I am not feeling Still Alice. I think this is J. Edgar 2.0 (overdue actor, baity role, major flop) 

    DiCaprio’s overdue status is much exaggerated online. Julianne Moore, much older, much more range, and a far more compelling filmography—is in need of Academy recognition in the form of a win. DiCaprio being male and a huge star will have several chances throughout the course of his life. Moore, this truly is her last chance at Best Actress. No matter how good she is in another leading role this season is dead enough in the Best Actress category for Moore to pull a Jessica Lange in Blue Sky kind of win.

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    I believe we are underestimating Gone Girl, clearly this will be the highest grossing movie going into the oscars. Pike should not be counted out for her almost Shakepearean vilianous role. This performance reminds me of Foster winning for Silence of the Lambs not an over emotional role but one about a smart woman on a mission. Coon as the sister is also a strong possibility in the supporting categories unless Into the Woods really takes off. What will change my mind is if at the Golden Globes taking into consideration how competitive the Drama Actor race is if Affleck gets a nod or on the supporting side Harris or Perry sneaks in. If that happens my frontrunner to win will change and quickly. 

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    I didn’t really think of it, but yeah, it could be Argo all over again. The solidly-acclaimed, huge audience hit that stays under the radar while all the other hyped films (and let’s be honest, they are hyped because of GoldDerby) fall by the wayside, and it swoops in and wins.  
    We don’t have a clear Best Picture alternative yet (wake up, Boyhood is not gonna happen).
     

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    Maybe, but there’s no way to tell at this stage how “Gone Girl” is going to be received by the Academy. I adore the film, of course, but it’s not their usual cup of tea. That could be a good and refreshing thing. The membership is changing incrementally along with their respective tastes, and being a big hit should also count for something, I hope. I’ve read everything predictions-wise from the film getting 10+ nominations (which would mean netting BP, Fincher, Affleck, Pike, and at least 2 supporting nods along with techs) to Pike being the sole nominee (this I find to be a ridiculous predictions claim). I can’t think about wins right now until we see how it will be received during the season first.

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    Yes they are. I never doubted Gone Girl for a second, the same way I never doubted The Wolf of Wall Street last year and Amour the year before. They’re the dark themed movies the Academy eat up and reward with nominations but never with wins. If Julianne Moore underwhelms (she never does though), Rosamund Pike is in for a win and I don’t think there’s anyone who can stop her.

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    I’ll be the first to say that I do let personal bias come into play when predicting (at least in the preliminary stages of awards season, pre-critics circle awards and such), so I am not currently underestimating “Gone Girl” in my predictions. I think it might be a case of people saying “Okay, we’ve got this great movie…but let’s wait until we see everything” which is by no means a bad way to do things. This is the time of the season where things start to get a little tedious without having seen everything and no clear frontrunners. That’ll change by mid-December, and I’m hoping “Gone Girl” comes out of that victorious.

    And this might be the aforementioned personal bias, but I haven’t bit into the “Still Alice”/Julianne Moore hype since day one and I moved Pike into my #1 slot right after I saw “Gone Girl.” I do think people are underestimating her. 

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    And this might be the aforementioned personal bias, but I haven’t bit into the “Still Alice”/Julianne Moore hype since day one and I moved Pike into my #1 slot right after I saw “Gone Girl.” I do think people are underestimating her. 

    Yeah I hate admitting it too as I do enjoy Julianne Moore but I get a bit irrational come Awards Season and much like Blanchett last year I doubt any other real contender will replace Rosamund Pike as my pony throughout the coming months. I thought she was SO good to the point that I’m childishly assuming none of the other legit contenders will even be in the same league. I don’t remember seeing a performance quite like this in a long, long time.

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