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Re: Best Picture

Postby Eenusch » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:25 am

I thought the rules were changed a few years back limiting the number of producers eligible per picture to three.

It looked like more than three 12 Years people were given Oscars for Best Picture.

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Re: Best Picture

Postby flipp525 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:27 am

I had gut feelings about Picture and Original Screenplay this whole season (c'mon American Hustle was NEVER going to win the latter). I'm glad I stuck with them.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby Sonic Youth » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 am

Some people here write very persuasively....

Although 12 Years won Best Picture, it still only won 2 other awards. Will that hurt its front-runner status, maybe?
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Re: Best Picture

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:29 am

And one last thing. I'm going to stop listening to you guys. Other than my own stupid belief that 12 Years could win Costume Design, three of the four last-minute swaps I made were based on posts here. I should go with my gut more often and ignore you people. My chance at 23/24 became 19/24.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:24 am

Also, this is now the fewest number of Best Picture nominees to win Oscars. Only four of the 9 nominees this year won any Oscars. Five was the previous low, but that was at least more than 50% of the nominees. 1999 was the last time fewer than 50% of the Best Picture nominees won Oscars. 1994 before that, 1987, 1972 (oddly enough), 1966, 1957, 1940. I won't count anything from 1934 prior as there were too many Best Picture nominees that only had the Best Picture nomination to count.

This data is more for me than anything, but feel free to enjoy. 7 times since 1934 where less than 50% have won Oscars. That's interesting, IMO.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby Heksagon » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:19 am

Steve McQueen missed out on becoming the first black person to win Best Director (although you’d expect him to have another shot at this...), but did he become the first black person to win Best Picture as a producer?

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Re: Best Picture

Postby Aceisgreat » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:15 am

Forget the winner. I'm still trying to get over Razzie winner Will Smith presenting...
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Re: Best Picture

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:08 am

Considering how many times I've referenced The Godfather/Cabaret this season, that's why I easily remember.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby Sonic Youth » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:07 am

Right now, I feel like a room without a roof.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby Heksagon » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:06 am

I haven’t seen all the nominees, but I have seen the strongest contenders (Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years) and I have to say I feel good about this choice. And I feel Gravity is an excellent film also.

...And I can’t believe I forgot about Cabaret’s eight wins.

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Re: Best Picture

Postby mlrg » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:04 am

It's not my favourite of the bunch (Nebraska is), but I'm ok with it winning.

The moment Cuaron won and didn't get a standing ovation I knew 12YAS was winning.

This felt a very long oscar season.

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Re: Best Picture

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:02 am

Though, it does tie Star Wars for second-most.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby rolotomasi99 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:02 am

I thought ARGO only winning two Oscars other than Best Picture was a strange fluke, but it happened again the next year. I just thought if a dark movie like 12 YEARS A SLAVE was going to take Best Picture, it would have won a few more other awards. No complaints since it is definitely the best winner since THE HURT LOCKER, and is a nice change from the past three frivolous winners. I look forward to seeing what McQueen does next.
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Re: Best Picture

Postby dws1982 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:00 am

I would've been completely okay with Gravity winning, but this one will really go up into the upper echelon of Best Picture winners, as far as I'm concerned.

Once again, it loses several awards throughout the night and then manages to pull off the win at the end.

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Re: Best Picture

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:59 pm

Heksagon wrote:I suppose Gravity is now the most Awarded film to not win Best Picture.


Cabaret had 8
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