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Taron Egerton missing out on a Academy Award nomination for Best Actor as Elton John in Rocketman is a bad snub for reasons I gave even though this was a very competitive field.

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Congratulations to all the men, especially white men. *cough* We continue to reign supreme! Oy.

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And The Lighthouse got snubbed across the board (the GGs were quite the omen there). Whatever. If Joker is actually better in that many respects, I'll eat my hat. 

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2 hours ago, Brian Fowler said:

If Joker wins bp the year after Green Book, we might as well just stop having Oscars, because they would be completely meaningless.

"A movie won that I didn't like so now it means nothing"  is certainly a take.. 

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Also,  Joker is not winning Best Picture.  Was it one of the Best Pictures of the year?  Quite obviously..  but 1917,  Parasite and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were better/more deserving of BP and one of those will likely win.  I'm enjoying all the Twitter meltdowns. 

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16 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

"A movie won that I didn't like so now it means nothing"  is certainly a take.. 

This has been a thing since at least 1942, when How Green Was My Valley won Best Picture over Citizen Kane. There were probably better films than Wings in 1927. 

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If Joaquin Phoenix wins for Joker, that'll be only the second time the Oscar goes to two portrayals. The first, Vito Corleone.

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2 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

This has been a thing since at least 1942, when How Green Was My Valley won Best Picture over Citizen Kane. There were probably better films than Wings in 1927. 

One of the biggest crimes in Oscars history was Dancing with Wolves over Goodfellas for Best Picture.   It happens. 

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Joaquin Phoenix should be on one Academy Award already, maybe two. I'd have given 2005's to either Phoenix for Walk The Line or Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain over Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Capote.

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I have a book called something like "oscar snubs" that goes through the whole history of the awards year by year showing what won and what "should" have won. 

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These amended posters of Oscar 2020 nominated films made me legitimately laugh aloud. In spoilers for size:

 

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I am somewhat surprised that Bombshell did not get a best-movie nomination, considering how Oscar-baity this movie seems to be (at least that's what it looked like in the trailer I saw).

It's always good to see a non-English-language movie getting a best picture nomination. Looking at Wikipedia, Parasite is only the 12th movie to have done so (and the second Asian after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

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53 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

"A movie won that I didn't like so now it means nothing"  is certainly a take.. 

The stupid part is that none of these things actually mean anything whether or not they are given to the "correct" movie or not.  The only downfall is that people might complain about it.

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The book I was thinking of a few posts ago. 

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1 minute ago, supremebve said:

The stupid part is that none of these things actually mean anything whether or not they are given to the "correct" movie or not.  The only downfall is that people might complain about it.

In no particular order the winners are actors/producers/directors/techs because they get their big night to show off their art,   advertisers because the Oscars is still the most watched thing on TV besides football and film studios because if a movie wins awards it usually makes more money like 1917 this weekend just had a huge bump in box office from the Golden Globes wins.  

Everyone else should treat it like a spectacle and not get too wrapped up either way. 

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Current trends on Twitter include Joker, Greta Gerwig, and Academy.

I don't even need to look at the list of nominees, do I?

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No Eddie Murphy is fucking DUMB.

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And not even nominating Taron Egerton this year when they just gave the fucking award to Rami Malek poorly lip syncing through Bohemian Rhapsody is just as dumb. 

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Everyone I talked to said Malek was great in BR and the only reason to watch the movie.  I still haven't watched it.  Lupita for Us was a big snub. People aggravated over J-Lo but I didn't mind her being left out. 

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Hope Joker wins them all.

 

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4 hours ago, The Natural said:

It's between Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Marriage Story and Parasite for Best Picture. Joker's nomination is the win.

I mean it has the most nominations. These people clearly like this movie. It's very much in the mix. It's pretty easy to go down the lists of nominees and see which are the real Best Picture contenders and which are only there because the category got expanded as a result of a nerd tantrum over another clownman movie.

Joker has a real chance. Hopefully they don't waste time during the Oscar broadcast with vignettes for Ford vs Ferrari and Jojo Rabbit, because they certainly don't.

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4 minutes ago, D.Z said:

Hope Joker wins them all.

 

I liked you better when all you did was spam pictures of ladies.

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