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Wizard
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February 25th, 2016 at 7:23:50 PM permalink
Here is who is likely to win the major awards. Percentages are based on the lines at 5dimes and assume the "yes" is a bet.

Best Picture -- Revenant (72.2%)
Best Director -- Alejandro G. Inarritu (88.2%)
Best Actor -- Leonardo DiCaprio (98.7%)
Best Actress -- Brie Larson (97.5%)
Best Sup Actor -- Sylvester Stallone (80.1%)
Best Sup Actress -- Alicia Vikander (72.6%)
Best Animated Feature Film -- Inside Out (99.0%)

The question for the poll is which film do you think should win Best Picture?
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February 25th, 2016 at 7:30:17 PM permalink
I voted for The Martian as the should win Best Picture. Just a great film overall. Acting, directing, screenplay, and visual effects are all brilliant.

I found Mad Max: Fury Road to be overrated. I wish I liked it as much as most people seemed to...

The Revenant was good. But hollow. Just an exercise in highly technical filmmaking with a simple story.

Haven't seen any of the others, but honestly would like to see all of them.
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February 25th, 2016 at 9:02:18 PM permalink
I voted for Room because it is the only one I've seen. Started to watch Mad Max on a plane but we landed before the ending.
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February 25th, 2016 at 10:10:27 PM permalink
Mad Max was a great film. Creative story and exciting action. The score is a refreshing change from sweeping orchestral strings. It would be my pick.
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:43:25 AM permalink
I'm curious if there will be any big upsets this year. Seems like the most likely upset could be in biggest category, Best Picture.

The Academy gave Alejandro Inarritu Best Director and Best Picture last year for Birdman. How often have they ever rewarded the same director/movie two years in a row?

The Producers, Directors, and Writers guilds give out their own awards, and there has not really been consensus amongst them this year (and many of the various guild members are Academy members as well).

If the betting markets say The Revenant will win, it probably will. Just doesn't seem like as big of a slam dunk as most years...
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February 26th, 2016 at 7:56:29 AM permalink
I am voting the Martian even though I haven't seen it. I haven't seen a movie in the theatre since Remember the Titans.
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February 26th, 2016 at 8:49:17 AM permalink
Not that anyone asked, but I'm planning to sit out betting in the Oscars this year. I'm sick of risking $5,000 to end up winning $50.
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February 26th, 2016 at 8:52:14 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I am voting the Martian even though I haven't seen it. I haven't seen a movie in the theatre since Remember the Titans.

Interesting that you brought up Remember The Titans. My wife, Sparkles, attended that High School, TC Williams in Alexandria VA during the era depicted in the movie. She was a chearleader for THAT team. She was not consulted in the making of the film ;-(
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February 26th, 2016 at 6:38:59 PM permalink
Saw TRUMBO at the dollar theatre the other day. LOVED IT. In fact, I think it should be mandatory viewing for anyone thinking of voting for the Donald. I won't name names, but you know who you are, right "KJ" ?

Brian Cranston NOMINATED for Best Actor.
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February 26th, 2016 at 8:11:17 PM permalink
I have seen exactly one movie in the theater in the last ten years and it was horrible. The last good movie made was Shawshank Redemption.
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