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Re: DGA award

Postby taki15 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:01 pm

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Big Magilla wrote:The Best Picture nominees in 1976 were All the President's Men, Network, Taxi Driver, Bound for Glory and Rocky which won. Pundits have been ridiculing Rocky's win over All the President's Men and Network ever since.

Has AMPAS learned nothing in 39 years? With the sons of All the President's Men and Network (Spotlight and The Big Short) vying for the win, are they really going to give it to another Rocky? As Yogi Berra would say, it'll be deja vu all over again!


From what I've read "The Revenant" can hardly be characterized a feel-good movie like "Rocky".

It's not a feel-good movie, but it fits the same basic scenario. It's another underdog comes through movie.


Well, under such a loose definition we can fit almost everything, from "Gone With the Wind" to "Argo".

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Re: DGA award

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:21 pm

taki15 wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:The Best Picture nominees in 1976 were All the President's Men, Network, Taxi Driver, Bound for Glory and Rocky which won. Pundits have been ridiculing Rocky's win over All the President's Men and Network ever since.

Has AMPAS learned nothing in 39 years? With the sons of All the President's Men and Network (Spotlight and The Big Short) vying for the win, are they really going to give it to another Rocky? As Yogi Berra would say, it'll be deja vu all over again!


From what I've read "The Revenant" can hardly be characterized a feel-good movie like "Rocky".

It's not a feel-good movie, but it fits the same basic scenario. It's another underdog comes through movie.

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Re: DGA award

Postby taki15 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:56 pm

Big Magilla wrote:The Best Picture nominees in 1976 were All the President's Men, Network, Taxi Driver, Bound for Glory and Rocky which won. Pundits have been ridiculing Rocky's win over All the President's Men and Network ever since.

Has AMPAS learned nothing in 39 years? With the sons of All the President's Men and Network (Spotlight and The Big Short) vying for the win, are they really going to give it to another Rocky? As Yogi Berra would say, it'll be deja vu all over again!


From what I've read "The Revenant" can hardly be characterized a feel-good movie like "Rocky".

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Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:11 pm

The Best Picture nominees in 1976 were All the President's Men, Network, Taxi Driver, Bound for Glory and Rocky which won. Pundits have been ridiculing Rocky's win over All the President's Men and Network ever since.

Has AMPAS learned nothing in 39 years? With the sons of All the President's Men and Network (Spotlight and The Big Short) vying for the win, are they really going to give it to another Rocky? As Yogi Berra would say, it'll be deja vu all over again!

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Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:56 pm

Also working in The Revenant's favor is the fact that The Big Short and Spotlight are very similar films. They're both about a group of men (mostly) who on a crusade against a corrupt institution. Their aims are different but both films tackle very similar things. I can see that helping The Revenant quite a bit.
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Re: DGA award

Postby Mister Tee » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:46 pm

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Mister Tee wrote:There are way too many moving parts in this year's race to make any definitive call. Big Short, Spotlight and The Revenant are all well alive in the best picture race.


If Innaritu wins Best Director, what non-Best-Picture awards other than Screenplay can either The Big Short or Spotlight win? Rebecca in 1940 was the last film to take Best Picture while winning only one other award.

Big Short could definitely win editing, which could give it the same package Argo had.

And I don't rule out the possibility of either Bale or Ruffalo winning supporting actor.

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Postby Greg » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:26 pm

Mister Tee wrote:There are way too many moving parts in this year's race to make any definitive call. Big Short, Spotlight and The Revenant are all well alive in the best picture race.


If Innaritu wins Best Director, what non-Best-Picture awards other than Screenplay can either The Big Short or Spotlight win? Rebecca in 1940 was the last film to take Best Picture while winning only one other award.
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Re: DGA award

Postby Mister Tee » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:00 pm

The Original BJ wrote:If The Revenant wins Best Picture, it will be only the second film in five decades to do so without a Screenplay nomination. Everyone remember who starred in the other one?

I also remember that it -- and its nearest predecessor, The Sound of Music -- was to that moment the highest-grossing film ever. The Revenant has done well compared to the rest of the field, but is nowhere near that exalted territory, which to my mind is what it might take to win best picture without writer support. (Recall, the lack was fatal to Gravity just two years ago.)

There are way too many moving parts in this year's race to make any definitive call. Big Short, Spotlight and The Revenant are all well alive in the best picture race.

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Re: DGA award

Postby The Original BJ » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:33 pm

If The Revenant wins Best Picture, it will be only the second film in five decades to do so without a Screenplay nomination. Everyone remember who starred in the other one?

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Re: DGA award

Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:26 am

George Miller deserved it. Mad Max: Fury Road is a stunning directorial achievement.

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Re: DGA award

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:16 am

Mister Tee wrote:Your nightmare comes true, Sonic: it's Innaritu back to back.

Which means best picture remains anybody's guess.


That would be Spotlight, splitting Best Picture/Director with. My dead ancestors have assured me in a vision that was going to happen.

In all seriousness, I guess it can't happen because I can't imagine Spotlight winning any other Oscar except Screenplay. I don't see Revenant splitting with Big Short or anyone else, so I guess it's a Revenant/DeCaprio coup this year. Which means I have to see it after all.
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Re: DGA award

Postby CalWilliam » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:57 am

The Revenant is not good, but honestly, I'd much prefer Iñárritu winning twice in a row for this effort than Miller or McKay taking it. Of course I would.
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Re: DGA award

Postby Okri » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:22 am

What a massively disappointing choice.

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Re: DGA award

Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:34 am

Good time to remind people that The Revenant has made $133 million domestic and almost $300 million worldwide combined. That's more than Argo and The King's Speech and close to A Beautiful Mind and Slumdog Millionaire territory. Feeling pretty confident about its win.
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Re: DGA award

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:00 am

Well, Ford and Mankiewicz both won one each of their back-to-back directing Oscars for a Best Picture winner (How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve) and a non-winner (The Grapes of Wrath, A Letter to Three Wives) which bodes well for The Revenant losing Best Picture to Spotlight.


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