WGA Winners

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby Mister Tee » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:58 pm

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Sabin wrote:Argo is not my first choice for a single award this year, but I wouldn't hesitate to call it a strong runner up in my book for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Editing is the one award I won't begrudge Argo. Easily its strongest achievement as far as I'm concerned.

I'd vote for Zero Dark Thirty, but Argo clearly is meritorious in this area, and would be well within the range of acceptable winners.

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby dws1982 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:53 pm

Sabin wrote:Argo is not my first choice for a single award this year, but I wouldn't hesitate to call it a strong runner up in my book for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Editing is the one award I won't begrudge Argo. Easily its strongest achievement as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby The Original BJ » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:47 pm

What's totally bizarre to me is that, if you HAVE to split directing & writing prizes between Lincoln and Argo, awarding Ben Affleck/Tony Kushner makes far more sense than Steven Spielberg/Chris Terrio, yet there's a decent chance the Academy will make the latter call.

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby rudeboy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:43 pm

We have an unusual state of affairs this year where four awards or more for Argo could be called something of a sweep. I'm tempted to predict it to take five - best picture, screenplay, editing, sound editing and score - with the first three looking very solid indeed. But I could certainly foresee a situation where Argo takes six or even a whole seven awards, with even Alan Arkin a potential beneficiary of the incredibly open supporting actor slate.

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:42 pm

I've been thinking it will win three awards for a while. It could actually end up winning Best Sound Mixing and it wouldn't be undeserving.

Argo is not my first choice for a single award this year, but I wouldn't hesitate to call it a strong runner up in my book for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
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Re: WGA Winners

Postby Mister Tee » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:38 pm

And the one I least want to see repeated at the Oscars is the one that's far more likely to win.

Very disappointed in the writers for hopping onto this bandwagon; they can usually be counted upon for more independent thinking. As far as taste: it's unfathomable to me a bunch of writers could see Argo as better-written than Lincoln or Silver Linings.

The best, most varied group of top level year-end Hollywood films we've seen in an age, and as far as the Hollywood guilds are concerned, only one existed. Can the contrariness of the Academy's director's branch do anything to offset the group-think?

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:35 pm

It's now looking more and more likely that Argo will take home 3 Oscars. Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Editing. Could a wave of support also push Original Score in? We already know it didn't win at the Cinema Audio Society, but the MPSE is announcing tonight, so it could still pick up more.
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Re: WGA Winners

Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:44 pm

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
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Re: WGA Winners

Postby dws1982 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Absolutely ridiculous. Better luck next time, Mr. Kushner. Of course, if Kushner were in the Original category (where his screenplay belongs), we wouldn't be faced with this.

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Re: WGA Winners

Postby The Original BJ » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:21 pm

All right. I give in.

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WGA Winners

Postby Sabin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:19 pm

So far...
Best Adapted Screenplay - Argo
Best Documentary - Searching for Sugar Man
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