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Thu, Oct 17, 2019 7:22 AM

PS: The Oscar Wish List of IMDb Poll Board Users - Best Picture

Intro:

On February the 9th 2020, the Oscar award ceremony takes place in
Hollywood for the 92nd time. This time the poll board users present
their personal wishs for Oscar nominations for best picture. Each user
picked three movies he or she wants to be nominated in 2020 for the Academy's best picture award. Which user's list reflects your own wishes the most? These wishes are based on personal preference and do not base on facts of the Academy for motion pictures. Tell me your cadidates here.

Rules:

No movie from another Oscar season. It should be somehow realistic picks, rest is yours. Only 3 picks per user, please. You can pick movies you haven't seen yet, but should have seen until end of January. I do that myself. Untill the end of January all possibilities may happen. I hope I have seen 'The Irishmen' until then.

List:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097014262/

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a year ago

"do not necessarily base on facts of the Academy for motion pictures."
1. It's the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (also referring to the proper capitalization).
2. The facts? What facts? They haven't been established yet. Do you mean not having to stick to movies that qualify to the best picture eligibility rules?

3."It should be somehow realistic picks, rest is yours." Than why have a wish list? Assuming you are the final arbiter of the list... but this kind of takes the fun out of it.
4. "No movie from another Oscar season." Please remind people in terms of what this means (literal date range wise). Don't assume people know. Be specific that the movies eligible revolve around US theatrical release dates.

My votes... (though I'm not a fan of predicting movies that I haven't seen, let alone not yet theatrically released).
1. Parasite (2019) (seen).
2.Marriage Story (2019) (unseen)
3. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) (seen)


Since we're restricted to 3 movies... I want to at least place out there to the universe love and attention to the following Best Picture hopefuls that maybe will inspire others to see them/possibly add them to their list of 3:
Seen:
Booksmart (2019)
The Farewell (I) (2019)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Pain & Glory (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Unseen:
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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Thank you Stephen! :D
I guess you're right. I'll make some changes tomorrow, but now got to go to work. I'll rise the limmitation to ten movies and anybody can pick what he/she wants. I will slo change the intro. But I have no time now. See ya. ;)

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You should keep the number of nominations per person at three or four. There will be too much overlap (and it will become difficult to for voters to chose) if the higher number is used. The smaller number will force some nominators to keep the list at a wider spectrum of choices. With ten? They'll throw every possible nomination including the kitchen sink.

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Stephen, I've put 3 of your suggestions to the list. What are the other 2?

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RIght now? Definitely Jojo Rabbit (2019) (seen)

I'll toss in The Lighthouse (2019) (seen). This one I think deserves a Best Picture nod but I don't expect it to actually get one. Consider it a placeholder for at least now.

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I've put it to the list. If you wanna change it later, you can tell me.

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Change my Marriage Story from unseen to seen. AND I am glad I am pushing this on my wish list.

This one screams Oscar worthy and recognizable.

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Done. :D

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a year ago

Ok, I changed the intro. Now I collect your input and put it to the list. ;)

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Ok, I've put your suggestions to the list.
What do you think - may ten options be a little much?
Or would it be better to take 10 options to the list like the academy did last years?

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Please get me right. :D I want to develope the idea to the maximum. I know it might be better to understand that idea as a fun idea.

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10 options might be too 'difficult' for many people who have yet to see a ton of movie this year. I suspect that a certain percentage will not be following upcoming movies like we do (these are the Olympics or a major sports leagues for cinephiles) and to pull ten released and/or future movies 'worthy' of potential Oscars might not be a strength or concern or on the radar of the movie going population.

That said... I'll pull the numbers 5 to 8 out of my tuchas as an alternative to ten options? Just because... numbers? Middle of the roadness?

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a year ago

Your list may not be public as of now.

If you don't mind, I will tackle the reverse of this suggestion as well.

On February the 8th 2020, the 40th annual Razzie Awards ceremony takes place in the United States. This time the IMDb Poll board users present their personal wishes for the Razzies' Worst Picture. Each user will be allowed to pick three movies he or she wants to be nominated in 2020. Which user's list reflects your own wishes the most?
RULES:
Feature length movies theatrically released between 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019. Three to four nominations per user submission. You can pick movies you haven't seen yet. The deadline for submissions will be 01/01/2020.

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Stephen Atwood: Your welcome. :D
Please do the suggestion. I would like to join your list.
Reads like it'll be a funny list. We still have time to work on it.

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a year ago

I think Stephen is right and so I change the rule to 5 picks per user.

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The link doesn't work somehow, so there is a new link:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097014262/

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Breumaster,

I updated your original post with the link to your new list.

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Thank you, Dan. :)

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a year ago

I really like this idea but it's too early for me to choose specific films yet, especially since Oscar hopefuls usually just start to be released around now and I'm also woefully behind in seeing the current year's films than where I usually am by now. The only 2019 movie that I've seen this year, so far, that comes to mind is 'The Last Black Man in San Franciso.' It didn't meet the high expectations I had for it but, depending on the year's other films, it'd be nice to see it get some recognition. Oh, and also "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' 

When I first saw the title of your post, before reading the intro, I thought "please, not another  'Bohemian Rhapsody,'  and I also remembered Spike Lee's comment about losing to "driving movies," lol. 

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a year ago

Changed my 5th pick to 'Parasite' (2019)