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Sat, Jan 19, 2019 1:57 AM

Live Poll: Biggest Surprise of the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Nominations are coming on Tuesday and I always make this yearly poll. This is just a head up so that once ready the poll can de published as soon as possible as it will be more succesful closer to the announcement.

Once we know the nominees I'll have a first list tuesday morning and I will be eager to read what surprised you so I can add it as an option and have everything ready that day.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041875678/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/tig3jLO2uJ8/

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2 years ago


Working already on the list. I would love to hear what surprised you.

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2 years ago

I'm not very surprised because the rumors pointed to this, but Black Panther nominated for Best Film ?? Marketing at its best... Extraordinary job from the producers in marketing strategy because the movie isn't that great but I'm not necessarily saying that it's bad. I just don't think that it's a Oscar contender but what I know??

P.s: I'm not saying this because it's a superhero movie, in fact I like a lot this genre but I don't think that Black Panther it's a worth Contender... Unfortunately The Dark Knight was in the period of some reluctance by the Oscars

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The Dark Knight should have been a contender, and I also think other films were better than Black Panther, it is added.

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I agree 100% with you. The Dark Knight is the only superhero movie that really deserved a Oscar nomination for Best Picture but like I say, it was released in a time of some Reluctance from the Oscars. It was more than a Superhero movie, it transcends more than that.

Black Panther isn't the best marvel movie. The movie got nominated more because of his meaning than from his quality

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completely agreed. While I think Black Panther was not necessarily a bad film, there were tens if not hundreds of films at leastg on the same level. But lets be honest here, the idea of a Black superhero film is right up liberal Hollywood's alley. The argument how much money it made is also not really relevant to me. If they take that into consideration, they should have gone for the infinitely superior Infinity War. And while we're at it, please give Brolin that supporting nod too. Thatg one getting nothing except visual effects is kinda bad joke too.

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2 years ago

A few big surprises for sure. The biggest one (IMO):

No Best Documentary nomination for Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018). That's seriously a travesty!

No Best Actor nomination for Chamelet's performance in Beautiful Boy (2018). Didn't love the film but his performance deserved some recognition.

No Best Director nomination for Cooper's work in A Star Is Born (2018)

No Original Screenplay nomination for Eighth Grade (2018). Was such a true-to-life story, totally deserved it. 

And finally I'd say:

No Best Actress nomination for Collette's performance in Hereditary (2018). She just killed it.

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2 years ago

List still in progress but here is the link https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041875678/

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Great idea!  My most surprising was Emily Blunt - she had two pretty great performances this year!  What on earth?

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2 years ago

I thought Cooper would be the ninth performer with a triple nomination in acting/writing/directing, I had my poll ready so I'm quite surprised by his snubbing. 

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2 years ago


List seems to be complete, but still has space open for suggestions

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Good list. Please capitalize "is" in the title: Which Is the ...

You mention a Metascore of 4.9; I think this should say 49.

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Thanks, both changes have been made.

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2 years ago

I'm also going with Won't You Be My Neighbor. I actually thought this one's gonna win. all the love for Buster Scruggs surprised me in a positive way. so did Dafoe's nomination, had a feeling his momentum was all gone. Cooper no director nod was a positive surprise. Same for the lack of Washington for Best Actor.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor was one of the biggest surprises for Me. Here in Mexico the Best Documentary race rarely gets any interest since those films are never released in our screens, but even with that lack of attention I had heard it was a great film and enormous favourite, my first impression looking at the nominees for the first time was its absence.

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2 years ago

In the title, Oscars should be Oscar:
Which Is the Biggest Surprise of the 2019 Oscar Nominations?

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Thanks, it is updated.


Also I have updated the description following the Academy Awards guidelines defined in other threat.

Champion

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Thanks, Pencho, for making the edit. Likewise, I'd suggest making the following edit:

After hearing The Oscar (2019) nominations, what surprised you the most?

('removing the "s" from Oscars)

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Hi Ruby. I'm not sure how to do that since it is a hyperlink to the event page in the IMDb and the title appears authomatically.

Do you know how?

Champion

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If you use this format:

[link=https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9168816/]The Oscar[/link]

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Jessica,

Peter and I recommended using the form: [link=tt9168816], which displays as The Oscars (2019).

This poll is prominently shown "User Polls" section on The Oscars (2019 TV Special).


What you suggest will work. However, the downside is that the poll will no longer appear in in the "User Polls" section on The Oscars (2019 TV Special).

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Oh.
Then I suppose Pencho could just change the phrasing of the question to:
After hearing the nominations for The Oscars (2019), what surprised you the most?

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Thanks everyone, the description is updated.

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2 years ago

'Very good poll except I can't understand what's at all surprising about Willem Dafoe's nomination for acting in 'At Eternity's Gate.' His performance was critically acclaimed (as his performances usually are) and received several nominations, including a Golden Globe nod. He was nod nominated for a SAG award but that was widely considered to be a curious snub. 

Otherwise, there are so many options that are so right-on. My vote will most likely go to 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' which is even more unbelievable than Nicole Kidman getting snubbed. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' being on the same list with the exquisite 'Roma' and very accomplished 'The Favorite' actually made me cranky yesterday, lol. 

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Ethan Hawke was far more critically acclaimed than Dafoe. Besides, the latter was considered the frontrunner for a long time, but ended up virtually empty in terms of wins. I was surprised he got in to be honest. But I like it. And how can you mention Bohemian Rhapsody being undeserving to be on the list with The FavoUrite and Roma when stuff like Black Panther and, even worse, A Star is Born is getting in.

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I haven't seen Dafoe's performance so I don't have a personal opinion, but when making this yearly poll I try to cover all my bases. First I add my personal surprises, then I see the poll board suggestions for more, then I add anything missing from the list IMDb releases and finally I check the lists and opinions from the award news sites. I don't personally agree with all options, but I try to be inclusive, and that's as Dafoe entered the list, several sites mentioned him as a surprise.

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2 years ago