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Mon, Jan 13, 2020 5:35 AM

Live Poll: Biggest Surprise of the 2020 Oscar Nominations

The traditional Oscar poll. As always, as soon as I hear the nominations I'll start working on the list and everyone is welcome to share what surprises you the most to add it as an option.

Hopefully this will be ready during Monday so we can have a Live Poll as soon as possible while the nominations discussion is hot.

After hearing the nominations for The Oscars, what surprised you the most?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093497782/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/YjnvTSRBKeE/

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9 months ago

I'm still surprised by the category fraud that decided Brad Pitt was a supporting role while he's obviously a co-lead, as much as Mahershala Ali was in Green Book,  this new trend of putting the co-lead with less screentime in supporting is really damaging for the real supporting roles who're deprived from a precious slot. Anyway, I'd be surprised if Robbie gets nominated for her role as Sharon Tate, she's good but brings nothing special in terms of acting, except for that ethereal presence of her and her communicative smile... and if my man Al get snubbed, you won't hear from me for a few days... I'll be very, very, very angry.

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I wish it was a new trend, but category fraud has been happening for decades. It is much more common know I'm afraid, and the worst thing is that these frauds also have a tendency to win the Oscar. Brad Pitt is the favorite and that's in part because he has so much more screen time and weight than actual Supporting roles.

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Pacino was also considered a Supporting Actor for The Godfather. He wasn't the star of the movie but if you look back his role is more substantial than that of Brando.

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9 months ago

My first impression is that we don't have many surprises, But I'm already working on the list and taking suggestions.

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The snub that I'm seeing mentioned the most is Jennifer Lopez.

Other notable surprises could be the double nomination for Scarlett Johansson and the one for Honeyland, nominated for International Feature and Documentary Feature.

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Honeyland is on Amazon Prime. I have yet to see it... but I am stoked that it got a twofer set of nominations.

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All of them added Peter, thanks.

I'll search if I can see Honeyland in Amazon Prime Mexico, I didn't suspect it could be available.

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9 months ago

Jennifer Lopez being snubbed, she was the first actress to enter the conversation in that category and was a frontrunner for many weeks.

Banderas instead of Bale or Edgerton.

Gerwig's snub for directing, I didn't see the film but I thought the Academy would make up for the lack of diversity in that category.
 
Frozen II snub


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All included, thanks.

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9 months ago


Greta Gerwig missing the Best Director race for her work in Little Women (2019): biggest disappointment.

Frozen II snub is surprising but not disappointing as some smaller films got to be recognized. And I pretty much thoroughly enjoyed this sequel.

FYC:
Countless snubs...
Willem Dafoe for Supporting Actor, The Lighthouse. Apparently, The Academy DID NOT spill their beans for him.
Midsommar for Cinematography and Original Screenplay
Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Adam Sandler for Uncut Gems (2019)

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Thanks, all added.

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9 months ago


First version ready, but there is still plenty of room for more options if somebody else has feedback on the things that surprised you.

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9 months ago

Frozen 2 snubbed
Scarlett being nominated for Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out should have been nominated for Best Picture
Lupita should have been nominated for Us

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Thanks, all of them are in the list.

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9 months ago


I was expecting IMDb to release their own list of surprises and snubs as they do every year, but it seems it won't be there this year.
I have added Robert DeNiro and I'm still open and looking for some other surprises, but otherwise and pending an ortographical check by those of you that speak better English than me, this should be ready.

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9 months ago

I found Alita is the most nominated film from the Visual Effects Guild award, but it missed the Oscar, I also included it as a surprise.

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9 months ago

Great list, Pencho! You did a great job with them. Several of these surprised me but the first one I noticed when I first saw the nominations was no nod for Greta Gerwig's directing. 

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Thanks Ruby. Greta Gerwig is probably the snub that has gotten more attention, I wonder if the very small time there was to watch the films and vote played against the chance of smaller films getting discovered.

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9 months ago

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Thanks,

and I celebrate that this is the first time since I started doing this yearly suggestion that no spelling change has been needed. : )

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Congratulations! :)
That's always one of the most interesting polls. This time I voted for Willem Dafoe.
I would have vote for Joaquin Poenix, but luckily he wasn't snubbed out. Hope he gets it!
Dafoe also had an impressingly strong performance at 'The Lighthouse'!