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  • BigJay2012
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    I definitely wouldn’t say Washington is a long shot. I could easily see him getting in especially since it’s looking like BlackKklansman will do pretty decent.

    I love him in BlacKkKlansman – he’s funny, subtly sly and almost achingly swag – but the role isn’t Oscary at all. I hope to be proven wrong, he would deserve the recognition.

    isn’t that what they said about Daniel Kaluuya last year?

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    Tyler
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    I definitely wouldn’t say Washington is a long shot. I could easily see him getting in especially since it’s looking like BlackKklansman will do pretty decent.

    I love him in BlacKkKlansman – he’s funny, subtly sly and almost achingly swag – but the role isn’t Oscary at all. I hope to be proven wrong, he would deserve the recognition.

    isn’t that what they said about Daniel Kaluuya last year?

     

    Kaluuya was still showy even if it wasn’t the standard Oscar type of role, while Washington was great he doesn’t have any stand out scenes comparable with “sink into the quiet place”

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    Miles
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    The short answer is no. I think the only films with a real chance of directing/acting nominations are Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk.

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    sofan
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    Black Panther has great chances to be nominated in many categories but none of them are acting categories.

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    Foolio
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    I definitely wouldn’t say Washington is a long shot. I could easily see him getting in especially since it’s looking like BlackKklansman will do pretty decent.

    I love him in BlacKkKlansman – he’s funny, subtly sly and almost achingly swag – but the role isn’t Oscary at all. I hope to be proven wrong, he would deserve the recognition.

    isn’t that what they said about Daniel Kaluuya last year?

    Kaluuya was still showy even if it wasn’t the standard Oscar type of role, while Washington was great he doesn’t have any stand out scenes comparable with “sink into the quiet place”

    Right.

    Get Out rested on Kaluuya’s shoulders – he was front and centre in every single scene and got to act every imaginable human emotion and do it in spades and in close-ups. Washington, while impressive, is less the focus of the film and more part of an ensemble (not to downplay the legendary ensemble of Get Out), and he doesn’t go through an emotional & physical transformation/evolution as obviously as Kaluuya did in Get Out.

    Adam Driver has the most visibly layered role in BlacKkKlansman, not to mention a case could be made that he’s overdue. If one of the actors will get awards traction it’s probably him.

    I predicted a nod for Kaluuya from the moment I realized Get Out was going to be really big; I’m now predicting big things for BlacKkKlansman but don’t really see a way for Washington to be nominated. Again, I hope to be proven wrong.

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    It might be a good year for black artist by the Oscars standards but I highly doubt so many black people would get nominated that it becomes a thing.

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    Lol, Daniel Kaluuya’s performance was not showy and was very understated. The performances can most definitely be compared.

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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast.

    Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast. Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

    So a director whose last film won best picture won’t get a directing nomination even though nobody has seen his film but a superhero movie will possibly win best director? Okay.

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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast. Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

    So a director whose last film won best picture won’t get a directing nomination even though nobody has seen his film but a superhero movie will possibly win best director? Okay.

    He actually dismisses two directors of recent best picture winners in those comments.

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    Lone Pirate
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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast. Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

    So a director whose last film won best picture won’t get a directing nomination even though nobody has seen his film but a superhero movie will possibly win best director? Okay.

    He actually dismisses two directors of recent best picture winners in those comments.

    Yes, and I proudly do so. Beale Street looks like a trifle and a commercial failure. The film will be quickly forgotten. Widows looks more like a run of the mill action flick more like The Town rather than The Departed. Coogler definitely stands a better chance at being nominated than either Jenkins or McQueen as no film has had more of a cultural impact this year than Black Panther. The Academy created a brand new category specifically for it as an insurance policy against public outrage. To dismiss Black Panther as simply a superhero film is nothing but embarrassing ignorance.

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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast. Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

    So a director whose last film won best picture won’t get a directing nomination even though nobody has seen his film but a superhero movie will possibly win best director? Okay.

    He actually dismisses two directors of recent best picture winners in those comments.

    Yes, and I proudly do so. Beale Street looks like a trifle and a commercial failure. The film will be quickly forgotten. Widows looks more like a run of the mill action flick more like The Town rather than The Departed. Coogler definitely stands a better chance at being nominated than either Jenkins or McQueen as no film has had more of a cultural impact this year than Black Panther. The Academy created a brand new category specifically for it as an insurance policy against public outrage. To dismiss Black Panther as simply a superhero film is nothing but embarrassing ignorance.

    Lone Pirate, please explain what you mean by “cultural impact.” This term is being thrown around quite a lot and I want to be sure I’m understanding. Do you mean cultural impact because its a film starring a black cast and representing African culture?

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    I have only watched Black Panther from this list but I really want to say thumbs up to all black directors who worked and this time only they got nominated for Oscar.

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    I would not use “trifle” to describe anything based off of James Baldwin, there is definitely importance there. Will it be a commercial success? Probably not, it’s Barry Jenkins, but neither was Moonlight. I do think there is a chance, acatially, that the james Baldwin factor gets the black community to show up and make the film some money.

    To be clear, I am not predicting the film for anything other than King at the moment, I just find it ridiculous to completely dismiss the film so early.

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    Barry Jenkins and Boots Riley will not get nominated for their films. I would be surprised if McQueen is nominated as I don’t think his film is Oscar material no matter how much Gold Derby loves the cast. Coogler and Lee are definite contenders for a nomination, though and possibly even a win.

    So a director whose last film won best picture won’t get a directing nomination even though nobody has seen his film but a superhero movie will possibly win best director? Okay.

    He actually dismisses two directors of recent best picture winners in those comments.

    Yes, and I proudly do so. Beale Street looks like a trifle and a commercial failure. The film will be quickly forgotten. Widows looks more like a run of the mill action flick more like The Town rather than The Departed. Coogler definitely stands a better chance at being nominated than either Jenkins or McQueen as no film has had more of a cultural impact this year than Black Panther. The Academy created a brand new category specifically for it as an insurance policy against public outrage. To dismiss Black Panther as simply a superhero film is nothing but embarrassing ignorance.

    Lone Pirate, please explain what you mean by “cultural impact.” This term is being thrown around quite a lot and I want to be sure I’m understanding. Do you mean cultural impact because its a film starring a black cast and representing African culture?

    The movie penetrated the bubble around Hollywood and became a cultural event and news story. Political blogs and reporters wrote stories on the film. Fashion magazines/websites devoted far more time and space to the film than they typically devote to movies. The film was ubiquitous in black media, perhaps more so than anything in recent history. The film spurred countless visits to the local multiplex by people who never go to the movies just so they could be a part of the conversation and experience. No other movie that has been or will be released this year will resonate with general society like Black Panther did. It is this year’s Avatar, if you need a comparison.

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