The nominations are out, and we finally have the list of ten films competing for Best Picture of the year. Sure, you have your obvious frontrunners in The Social Network, The King’s Speech and Black Swan, but there are seven other great films right alongside those three hoping that maybe this will be their year.
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I think a split is likely. Anyway, if you're correct, I won't be dissapointed.
Think of it like this: if a splint in Best Director and Best Picture was likely, wouldn't we have seen one by now?
We have in past years. Most awards don't split, but the Oscars sometimes do. Again, the critics and the Academy have similar taste, but they have absolutely no voter overlap. It is never the best predictor, because there is nothing to link the two. Historically, the DGA is the best predictor. Furthermore, the King's Speech has taken the top DGA and SAG prizes. The Social Network is in serious trouble.
I meant recently, any split in recent winners. Specifically this year's winners. Also, the SAG and DGA aren't the Oscars. "The Social Network" is fine, it will walk away with Best Director for David Fincher and Best Picture. I can promise you that.
The SAG and the DGA aren't the Oscars but they do overlap into the Academy in terms of the voting pool so i'd have to agree with volkethereaper and say "The Social Network" is in trouble.
The Academy is bigger than just the DGA and the SAG. The DGA mostly deals with directors, assistant directors and location managers, while the SAG are actors in film and television. The Academy is made of producers, directors, actors, writers, editors, practically everyone who has a serious part in movie making. All the members of the DGA are just saying that Tom Hooper is the best director and all of the SAG is saying that "The King's Speech" had the best cast. Those awards were given by directors and actors, I'd rather wait and see what the best in the industry say who was the best at the Academy Awards, and they are probably going to say that "The Social Network" will take the top prize.
But the Academy consists of members from the DGA, PGA, WGA, and SAG and it's what they all say and by the looks of it they're saying "The King's Speech"
It is "The Social Network." I just know it is.
Okay if you really believe it, but like i said we'll just have to see.
I believe it. When I walked out of the theater after seeing it, I just knew that movie was the one. We will have to see though.
have fun with your delusions dude. actors make up the largest branch of the academy, btw. thanks for the support, movieman9728.
I'm not delusional. I just know.
I didn't call you delusional, I called your prediction delusional. And trust me, when it comes to the Academy, you can never know for sure. The Guilds, and in particular the DGA, have historically been the best predictors. You don't have to believe this, but not to is foolish. Btw, I'm pretty certain now that there won't be a split. Tom Hooper and The King's Speech will both win. That's just what it'll probably be. Now, I can't know for sure, but I've devoted a very large amount of time to studying the Academy and the way they move. And before you ask: No, I don't have a life. Is The King's Speech a sure thing? No, nothing is. Still, all evidence points to it. Please try to back up your arguements. You can't be taken seriously otherwise.
I don't need evidence I just know that Fincher and "The Social Network" can do it. I agree with you that there won't be a split but I've studied the Oscars for a while now and I feel it in my gut that this year's top prize will go to "The Social Network." You have your faith I have mine.
HoodCritic1 said... "'The Social Network' is fine, it will walk away with Best Director for David Fincher and Best Picture. I can promise you that."
Well, now we know not to make promises about these sort of things don't we?
I was just backing the movie I thought would win. I admitted that I was wrong and gave "The King's Speech" my congratulations.
Which do I want to see? It's tough -- I saw 9 of the 10 films, and each are great in their own ways. I think the Academy will probably vote "The Social Network" as Best Picture though.
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