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  • Saulo Correa Ferreira
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    C’mon! Is the Oscar that we are talking about in here! I still find surprising that Kaluuya is close to a nomination, but let’s not kid ourselves, he won’t be nominated because he gave a strong performance (which he did), he will be nominated because there is space left in the category, the film was a huge hit and is in the best picture race. He would never get the nomination had his movie not been considered for best picture. The Oscars rarely choose the best acting in the year (when they do is a coincidence). If Oscars really cared about the best performances of the year, I am sure McAvoy, as well as Andy Serkis, Ghylenhaal and even Jackman would be in the conversation.

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    VeraDoyle
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    I thought this thread would advocate for more of the supporting cast of “Get Out” for awards consideration, like Catherine Keener and Allison Williams. But it’s for James McAvoy instead. Hmmmm. Odd comparison to make.

    Your topic idea is good, but you dont have to call my idea “odd” just to say something. It’s not at all odd to compare two horror genre performances, one with exactly zero support and the other one with all the support. McAvoy deserves the praise just as much as Kaluuya does, if not more.

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    I thought this thread would advocate for more of the supporting cast of “Get Out” for awards consideration, like Catherine Keener and Allison Williams. But it’s for James McAvoy instead. Hmmmm. Odd comparison to make.

    Your topic idea is good, but you dont have to call my idea “odd” just to say something. It’s not at all odd to compare two horror genre performances, one with exactly zero support and the other one with all the support. McAvoy deserves the praise just as much as Kaluuya does, if not more.

    I can comment however I choose to comment as anyone else can, for starters. I wasn’t saying “something” just because. It was a specious and unequal comparison to make, and others agreed with that. I found it an odd thread topic to make and not the one I expected clicking onto it. That’s all. It wasn’t intended as an affront.

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    manakamana
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    Kaluuya is third, fam. He’s not taking a slot from anyone, he’s in. Bring your gripes to Franco.

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    VeraDoyle
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    I still don’t see why is this an “odd” comparison to make. I mean Split and Get Out were the most talked and most successful films in the genre (okay maybe IT was there with them as well, but the lead kid of that film was not really good), and both of the films’ lead stars were raved for their performances. Why is such a bad thing to point out that James McAvoy deserved better than this? If I go by the horror genre, it is a perfectly fine comparison to make.

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    McAvoy is another case of MOST acting, not BEST acting. This kind of thinking seems to happen especially when the actor is doing multiple personalities or characters in one role. Split was a typical explorative b movie and while I can appreciate the gusto with which he threw himself into the role, I was left cringing throughout his performance.

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    What aspect of McAvoy made you cringe?

    Also, addressing Kaluuya, I found his performance pretty low-key and underplayed aside from a few momemts here and there on a rewatch, however his performance is nowhere near as complete or transformative Oldman, or even Day-Lewis, or even Denzel fricking Washington and I hated his overtly mannered work. I’ve always found understated everyman performances like Daniel Kaluuya’s very enjoyable, but he just doesn’t add enough facets to his character to call it “Oscar worthy”. Chalamet shoud be sweeping these awards because he takes “understated dude” and adds many layers to his performance that you simply do not doubt his performance the whole way through.

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    VeraDoyle
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    McAvoy is another case of MOST acting, not BEST acting. This kind of thinking seems to happen especially when the actor is doing multiple personalities or characters in one role. Split was a typical explorative b movie and while I can appreciate the gusto with which he threw himself into the role, I was left cringing throughout his performance.

    Jesus.

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    I too thought this was about the other actors in Get Out.

    Betty Gabriel was my favorite, with little screen time.

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    Wigseau
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    I still don’t get it. No one doubt Kaluuya was okay and did fine in Get Out, but better than James McAvoy in “Split”? Even Javier Bardem in “mother!” (such an underrated performance) is more deserving of awards attention than Kaluuya.

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    Delilah
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    McAvoy is another case of MOST acting, not BEST acting. This kind of thinking seems to happen especially when the actor is doing multiple personalities or characters in one role. Split was a typical explorative b movie and while I can appreciate the gusto with which he threw himself into the role, I was left cringing throughout his performance.

    Jesus.

    Not everyone likes what you like kiddo.

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    It would be a travesty if Kaluuya gets nominated and McAvoy, Jackman, Pattinson, Bardem, Gyllenhaal, Serkis, Franco or even Hanks are not nominated. Such a TRAVESTY

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

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    manakamana
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    It would be a travesty if Kaluuya gets nominated and McAvoy, Jackman, Pattinson, Bardem, Gyllenhaal, Serkis, Franco or even Hanks are not nominated. Such a TRAVESTY

    Wrong as usual.

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    I too thought this was about the other actors in Get Out.

    It is because of the word “only” in the “Why only Kaluuya” thread title. “Why only Kaluuya out of the Get Out cast” is more logical than “Why only Kaluuya out of Kaluuya and McAvoy?”

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    McAvoy is just aces in this movie, oscar nomination worthy, not win, the real star there is M. Night Shyamalan ressurgence.

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