Live Poll: Oscars 2019 — Best Motion Picture

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Which of the nominees of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year do you think should win?


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A Star is Born
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I really enjoyed it as well, the story felt fresh and the music was electric. Wonder if it's a strong enough contender to win it.
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I'm going to have to go with Bohemian Rhapsody but just barely. A Star is Born is an unbelievably close second. Bohemian Rhapsody taught me so much about Queen and Freddie. I think this is one of the first years in awhile where its been so hard to pick between two films. Both had me leaving the theater smiling. I'll be happy to see either win.
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Both were really well done- I hope if BR doesn’t garner the win for BP, it at least gets a Best Actor victory for Malek; his performance was one of the most immersive I’ve seen in a LONG time.
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Bohemian Rhapsody is my number 1 pick, but I am yet to see everything except BlackKklansmen, Black Panther and A Star is Born and the latter should not even be nominated. Glad to see its momentum fading quickly.
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Nice one - I wonder if BR has a realistic chance against some of these more heavily favoured films. I'd imagine Black Panther has about a 0.001% chance of taking the award LOL
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As much as i'd love to see it happen, I honestly don't think Bohemian Rhapsody has a chance to win. But it's fine and I don't mind as long as Malek takes Best Actor. Black Panther I don't know. The SAG Best Ensemble Award sure means something and I can see them pushing further the idea that it was the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture, especially with Best Picture really being wide open now. Cuaron's film had strong momentum, but maybe the Netflix aspect hurts it more than we think. I have a feeling Green Book is going to take it. Win the Globe, PGA and seems right up the Academy's alley subject-wise. And it feels kinda unreal Mahershala Ali is a 2-time Oscar winner soon, even more surprising than Waltz to me.
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My hopes rest on The Favourite, which will be released soon in my country.

(Just saw that our  distributors, in their infinite wisdom, slapped a tagline onto it: The Favourite - Intrigues and Insanity. *facepalm. They do that all the time. Cold War - The Latitude of Love.  Green Book - A Special Friendship. Vice - the Second Man. Isle of Dogs - Atari's Journey. And, I kid you not, Wag the Dog - When the Tail wags with the Dog. Sorry for the rant, lol. I would make a poll about this madness but I don't want to spread these crimes against humanity.)
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Agree on both fronts.  Up with Lanthimos and down with idiotic tag lines.  So many films have been let down by idiotic marketing.  This means that either people don't see great movies or perhaps worse, they see them expecting something different and have their views and (God forbid) "reviews" coloured by viewing through the wrong lens.  Case in point - Velvet Buzzsaw.  It is not a horror movie but a movie within a movie which appropriates Slasher tropes in providing a commentary on the intersection between Art and Commerce.  (takes a breath) Rant begets rant.
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I remember at one time not wanting to watch a TV Series because the Official Poster chosen was uninteresting. It was Dexter!
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im my opinion, every movie except Black Panther.
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Honestly yaa so surprised it's in the running. Crazy.
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Hey all, I'm conducting a best picture preferential ballot.  Any and all participants are welcome and appreciated! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYRND2J
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Agreed. BP was a bad movie. Terrible plot, and awful acting.

If it wins, it will be because of political correctness, and not for any deserving reason.
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Because, it doesnt deserver even a nomination.

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Definitely agree that it didn't deserve the nod; it wasn't even the best superhero movie of the year, let alone films in general.
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exactly my thoughts, nobody can tell me it isn't politics that Black Panther gets so much love and not the infinitely superior Avengers movie
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Seems I'm wildly out of touch with other people's notions again, lol.

So a few months ago I tried to list all my problems with the MCU, but now that I have seen Avengers: Infinity War, everything ... is roughly the same.

-no decent fight choreographies to be seen (maybe they were filmed but butchered in the editing room)

-in theory, half of the population of the universe is at stake, but there's no sense of the stakes in individual scenes: almost each character is super strong, and conflicts are solved by punching or other acts of raw power

-another element that makes the action scenes dull is that the differences of the superpowers are not much explored (though it's a step forward from the first Avengers movie)

-Thanos: he collects powerful stones and at last basically rules the universe. Does he have any trait that makes a villain interesting - relatable motivations, likeable qualities, quotable lines, an interesting concept, an actor who gives him depth or at least some hammy entertainment value? Not all at once, but maybe at least one. "Sacrificing" his daughter could have made him sympathetic if we knew why in the world he does all of this. Erasing half the universe = everything gets better, is that his whole point?

(No comparison to The Dark Knight's Joker - although I've often read exactly that -, who runs a more thought-provoking ethical experiment, toys not only with villain characterizations but also with the dark side of the hero, benefits from a maniac performance by Heath Ledger and is still quoted widely)

-the human aspect is lacking; the characters barely have enough screentime to make an impression, and even if they are not properly developed, and of course the actors can't do anything interesting with their roles; let's not forget that ordinary people, who the heroes are supposedly fighting for, are practically absent from the movie

-the CGI is okay, but there's nothing remotely close to an individual creative statement; it just looks and sounds like the generic product that it is

The above mentioned or implied expectations can absolutely be met by blockbusters and have been met by the best ones; what great thing does the Avengers movie do to render them moot?

I think I said it like this before and am sorry to repeat myself: it's a bunch of oversized babies fighting with plastic toys in a big sandbox. If everything is maximum size, nothing actually matters.

If Infinity War is entertaining to me then in the same way as a loop of the Night at the Roxbury / "What is Love?" car scene. Trying to find out what is good beyond that, well, I've read the reviews and fans' reactions but to quote a classic piece of literature from my country, "And here, poor fool, I stand once more // No wiser than I was before".

I'm not a fan of Black Panther but at least they tried to tell a story, gave not only the hero but also the villain an arc and some interesting points (before turning him into a simple killer), and some of its music was quite memorable.

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Academia is at the heart of it. The younger the staff is on the picture, the less fleshed out the characters. They went to school in an era where everybody is a winner. They don't keep score. It's not who wins or loses, but how you play the game syndrome. They have no concept of losing. So how can they write it? I'd rather watch Marvel on Netflix. When you have a season or two or three, your characters have "Character"!
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Bump!
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I expect the Academy to do the usual unusual as it always does!
Roma (2018)
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Haha I guess we’ll see!
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Best film of the year: Green Book
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Nice! Happy you liked it a lot - it really was an awesome picture.
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When I see this in the theater with my sister, Sierra, I'm excitedly rooting for Best Picture Ever, Bohemian Rhapsody! Alright!
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Woohoo! Thanks Jess :)
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Congrats Kyle
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The Favourite.  So great to see Lanthimos receive mainstream recognition.  The director's first real dip into "genre" is as warm as it is caustic.  Above all, it's funny.
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Congrats on the poll Kyle! The movies that will battle is Roma and Green Book. For me if Roma wins will be a major mystake, Green Book is  really an amazing film.
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Agree!!!
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From the 8 nominated, only 3 of them are worthy of winning: Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite and Green Book. I liked A Star is Born as well, but is just one step behind. Vice and Roma have great acting, cinematography and editing, but not enough to make them a great movie as a whole. Blackkklansman is a good and enjoyable film, but is not worthy of a nomination in my opinion. And Black Panther... well, nothing to say; its nomination left me speechless.
It hasn't been a great year for movies to be honest, specially comparing it to previous years. And I hope the winner is a movie that truly deserves it and that we don't get another moment like Shape of Water winning over Three Billboards.
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Bohemian Rhapsody is currently winning. One of the most insultingly mundane, predictable and utterly lifeless biopics in a decade is currently winning. You could argue objectively for it being the worst film on the list... and you people are voting it number 1. The denizens of IMDb have shown themselves to be the plebs they truly are XD
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The Academy rarely hands out Oscars to Popular Movies. I would not count on it winning best picture. I'd put my money on #2 Roma

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Amen. Almost four months later and it is both astounding and appalling that people genuinely think that film is a loving tribute to Freddie Mercury. How contemptuous it is of him is honestly one hell of a feat that other biopics will have to spend lifetimes to even partially imitate. On the plus side, if it does win, the backlash against it and Rami Malek's performance will be a work of art that would go well in Louvre when they realize what an embarrassment they both are. Also, it's not just the worst nominee this year. It might be the worst nominee of this millennium - and that's including films like "The Blind Side" and "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (speaking of how the hell did they get nominated?!).
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Will
Well spoken.
The old guard is gone at The Academy!
The nominations truly have reflected this.
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"Roma". It's exactly the sort of film that will be an inspiration to future filmmakers much like "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Godfather" are, plus it's time for an incredible foreign film to take the big prize home when films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Amour" were close.
If "Bohemian Rhapsody" wins, it will quickly become the worst Picture winner since "Crash", perhaps ever with time. And that goes for Malek's performance, too. The scenes of him playing Freddie Mercury off stage are astoundingly hollow and feels like... well, I can't think of the proper words I would use to describe it, but out of 2.25 hours, he only felt like Mercury for a combined twenty-five minutes and for a movie that's supposed to be an unadulterated love of all things him, that's embarrassing.
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that would be an amazing result
sadly there's no way it's gonna happen
but I don't mind Roma (or Green Book) winning either