Final Oscar Predictions

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby ITALIANO » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:51 am

Sabin wrote:I'm a little annoyed that The Help (my perceived last obstacle in the way of The Artist) is clearly not going to happen.



I had to read this twice.

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Barrybrooks2011 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:48 am

Thanks rolo. I'm quite proud of my two EL&IC predictions, along with the Woodley snub. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought she was just adequate!

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:11 pm

Barrybrooks2011 wrote:In the realm of No Guts No Glory, I have a few oddballs, yet possibilities:
3. There are only two Best Song nominees, both from The Muppets.


Pretty damn close. You definitely earned some bragging rights.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby criddic3 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:53 am

OscarGuy wrote:
criddic3 wrote:Am I missing something or are there only 4 art direction nominees?


Check my site for the full list, but there are five...oscars.com is missing one while oscars.org has five.


Not a bad pick either.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:37 am

criddic3 wrote:Am I missing something or are there only 4 art direction nominees?


Check my site for the full list, but there are five...oscars.com is missing one while oscars.org has five.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:34 am

I had a hunch about Brooks that I didn't play here or on facebook.

A ton of "snubs". No nomination for Tate Taylor's screenplay. No Tintin, no Cars 2. No more than two songs. No Reznor/Ross. No Thomas McCarthy. No Woodley, Brooks, Stoll, Swinton, DiCaprio, or Fassbender. No The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...

And I look over all of them and I say "That's all right." I'm a little annoyed that The Help (my perceived last obstacle in the way of The Artist) is clearly not going to happen, but The Tree of Life and Moneyball both made it in. And my God, A Separation is justly nominated for Asghar Farhadi's brilliant screenplay. Rooney Mara is nominated for sparking life into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Demian Bichir whom I've never heard of is nominated for a film I had no intention of seeing...and there's something kinda cool about that. Gary Oldman has a first career nomination for a film I don't love, but in the place of Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar. Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumulo, and Melissa McCarthy are nominated.

Not sure if happy is the right word, because I'm fairly indifferent to a lot of the replacements, but I'm less disappointed than any nominations morning I can think of.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby criddic3 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:24 am

Am I missing something or are there only 4 art direction nominees?
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:08 am

flipp525 wrote:Wait, where the fuck is Tilda Swinton? That performance blew me away. Oscar FAIL.


OMG you're right. Rooney Mara displaced her. WTF !!

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Aceisgreat » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:07 am

Only two song nominees?
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby flipp525 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:06 am

Wait, where the fuck is Tilda Swinton? That performance blew me away. Oscar FAIL.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:01 am

Sonic Youth wrote:For all the abuse Magilla took from us, he should assign an appropriate punishment for each of us such as a day of shame and humiliation.

I'll wait until von Sydow actually wins to say "I told you so".

Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the film is surging in recognition. Not enough to get anywhere near a win for Best Picture, but I still think von Sydow could pull off a surprise win. Unlike Chirstopehr Plummer who is merely liked, von Sydow is genuinely loved so we shall see waht we shall see.
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:57 am

And why leave out one slot in the Best Picture category? I wish they had nominated Tinker in that tenth slot.

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:56 am

I count 9 for The Artist...Hugo only double digit film
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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:56 am

Sonic Youth wrote:For all the abuse Magilla took from us, he should assign an appropriate punishment for each of us such as a day of shame and humiliation.


Lol.....True !!

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Re: Final Oscar Predictions

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:51 am

Now... No Tintin for Best Animated Film. I don't remember if Oscar Guy finally predicted it, but his reasoning earlier in the season seemed to have paid off.

Had we used the old five-nominee format, Malick would have been the split Director nomination. What film would he have split with? The Help, I guess.

Hugo has 11 noms. Does it lead the pack?

Finally, when they announced the Best FF film, and announced Belgium, then Israel, then Poland, I almost went into cardiac for their snubbing A Separation. Then I remembered it's announced in alphabetical order by title.

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