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Amour 6 14.29%
Anna Karenina 2 4.76%
Argo 31 73.81%
The Avengers 10 23.81%
Beasts of the Southern Wild 17 40.48%
The Dark Knight Rises 14 33.33%
Django Unchained 33 78.57%
Hitchcock 2 4.76%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 6 14.29%
The Impossible 3 7.14%
Les Miserables 22 52.38%
Life of Pi 21 50.00%
Lincoln 26 61.90%
The Master 17 40.48%
Moonrise Kingdom 20 47.62%
The Sessions 5 11.90%
Silver Linings Playbook 25 59.52%
Skyfall 12 28.57%
Zero Dark Thirty 28 66.67%
Other 8 19.05%
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09:41 AM on 01/07/13 
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The Master
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Argo
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables

Silver Linings Playbook
Life Of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Django Unchained

I think the first 6 are pretty likely to get nominations... The last 4 may or may not... Amour could possibly get a nod too, but I think it will be for Foreign Language Film
10:07 AM on 01/07/13 
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I think you might be overestimating the chances for The Master (and underestimating Silver Linings).

You might be right. I haven't seen either movie yet, but I plan on seeing both before the awards. I know Silver Linings has gotten more response on most people's prediction lists, but I'm sticking with the Master over SLP just to be different and go out on a limb...
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Also, I find it interesting how much Flight fell down. A bunch of pundits were playing up its chances at making it back around its release (or in the weeks when it was doing really well), and that talk just seems to have died. You didn't even include it!

sorry, but I chuckled when I read that
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I just don't think The Master is the Academy's cup of tea and I think it's buzz has tumbled tremendously, especially since Phoenix made those comments about the Oscars. Hoffman will still get in for supporting, but if the film does make it, it will be the last one over the line. As for Silver Linings Playbook, if this were a year of five, that would very likely be the fifth film, so it's a lock for the expanded field.

You're probably right, I kind of forgot about Joaquin Phoenix saying that.

I assume you've seen both films... I'm fairly certain I remember you saying you liked The Master quite a bit, but correct me if I'm, wrong... is SLP really that good?
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I actually haven't seen The Master yet. Didn't get a chance to catch it in theaters, and since we haven't gotten a screener or a DVD release yet, I'm still waiting. But I make a point of following numerous Oscar blogs, and it just seems that, while The Master has done reasonably well with the critics groups and is obviously well liked in the film community, it's too divisive and challenging to make it in, especially in a year where the end-of-the-year prestige pics really delivered.

Silver Linings Film is a different kind of film entirely, and they aren't really comparable. I personally loved it for what it was, which is a well-executed, well-acted romantic comedy. I think it's too lightweight to win Best Picture, but I definitely think it deserves a nomination.

I wasn't paying attention when I quoted you. I thought I was quoting TJ, which is why I assumed you had seen both movies. I'm waiting for a screener/DVD of The Master as well.

I've noticed on the blogs that The Master isn't fairing too well as far as a nomination goes for Best Picture, but I was thinking along the same lines as you about SLP being a little to lightweight for Best Picture (but maybe it'll get a nomination... same with Moonrise Kingdom, which I hope does because I loved it)
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1. Holy Motors
2. The Master
3. The Turin Horse
4. The Loneliest Planet
5. Tabu
6. The Kid With A Bike
7. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
8. The Deep Blue Sea
9. This Is Not A Film
10. Haywire

Looks like a good year end list, but I doubt that the Academy will acknowledge any of those films for Best Picture (because the Academy sucks)
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I mean, Silver Linings is far from a bubblegum, generic romantic comedy. It's got weight and charm. But next to films like Lincoln, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, or I suppose Les Mis, it doesn't feel like it has the power to swing a victory...especially since it didn't make quite the splash I think it could have. The Master on the other hand, is too heavy to be a Best Picture winner.

I need to see The Master
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The Impossible is going to win.

I doubt it... and I hope not.
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I agree that the Academy has grossly overlooked some of the greatest films of all time in favor of "more accessible" ones... but I think the Academy has also acknowledged some great films that I personally would have probably missed otherwise... especially in categories like Documentary and Foreign Film
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Could you give some examples? I can't think of two categories they more consistently fuck up.

Well, it might be hard for me to give examples without going back and looking at past nominees, but until recently, I haven't really followed documentary and foreign film much outside of the mainstream stuff. Although there's probably better stuff out there, the Academy usually nominates a handful of good movies in both categories.



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