2013 Best Picture and Director Oscar Failed to Nominate

Who are your picks for Best Picture and Director of 2013 Oscar failed to nominate?

All Is Lost
1
3%
Before Midnight
1
3%
Blue Is the Warmest Color
3
8%
The Book Thief
1
3%
Fruitvale Station
0
No votes
The Great Beauty
1
3%
Inside Llewyn Davis
11
30%
The Past
0
No votes
Saving Mr. Banks
0
No votes
Your Choice of Something Else
1
3%
Joel and Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
4
11%
Ryan Coogler - Frutivale Station
0
No votes
Asghar Farhadi - The Past
0
No votes
Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
1
3%
Spike Jonze - Her
7
19%
Abdellatif Kechniche - Blue Is the Warmest Color
1
3%
Richard Linklater - Before Midnight
0
No votes
Paolo Sorrentino - The Great Beauty
3
8%
Jean-Marc Vallée - Dallas Buyers Club
0
No votes
Your Choice of Someone Else
2
5%
 
Total votes: 37

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Re: 2013 Best Picture and Director Oscar Failed to Nominate

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:56 pm

Short Term 12 and its director Destin Cretton
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2013 Best Picture and Director Oscar Failed to Nominate

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Before we vote in the 2013 polls for Best Picture and Director; Actor; Actress; Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, let's take a moment to raise a glass to those films and directors who may have come close to a nomination and an outside shot at a win for want of perhaps just a few more ballots with their names on them.

I've listed nine films and nine directors with a tenth slot for your choice of something/someone else in both instances.

The films I've included are:

All Is Lost with Robert Redford going into the light in his best performance since the 1970s.

Before Midnight, the marvelous final entry in a remarkable trilogy spanning nearly twenty years.

Blue Is the Warmest Color, the year's best coming-of-age film; one of three foreign language entries.

The Book Thief, an accessible Holocaust film told from a child's perspective and narrated quite ironically by Death.

Fruitvale Station, a straight forward non-preachy look at the tragic unforeseen end of a life heralding the beginning of a promising directorial career.

The Great Beauty, Sorrentino's witty tribute to Fellini and the good life fifty years on.

Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers' best film since Fargo, done in by a very strange release pattern.

The Past, Farhadi's equally strong follow-up to A Separation.

Saving Mr. Banks, an excellent character study in the tradition of Dreamchild - hyped out of proportion to its detriment.

The directors I've listed include three whose films made the cut even if they didn't (Greengrass; Vallee; Jonze) two who were acknowledged for their writing (Linklater; Jonze again) ; the year's most impressive newcomer (Coogler); the year's most conspicuous non-nominees (the Coen Brothers) and three directors of foreign language films (Sorrentino; Farhadi; Kechiche).

Have at it!


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