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  • WildforFilm
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    Get Out has been receiving a whirlwind of critic awards and Daniel Kaluuya has been receiving plenty of Best Actor mentions as well. Is Get Out the front-runner for Best Picture, or is this just a case of critics jumping on the bandwagon of other critics?

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the film and found it very original (definitely could win Best Original Screenplay), but I find it very average otherwise. I am honestly SHOCKED that Kaluuya is getting acting notices, especially at the expense of someone like Gyllenhaul, who does some of his best work in Stronger. Other than using an American accent, he doesn’t seem to have that challenging of a role.

    What am I missing that is placing it above all the other films this year?

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    sofan
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    Yes and yes.

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    JackO
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    You aren’t missing anything. Critics are trying to make fetch happen.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I think that The Shape of Water is the BP frontrunner right now. It feels like the type of film that The Academy would go for. With that being said, Get Out is definitely in the race. We’ll see after the GGs and SAGs if the film is THE frontrunner to win it all.

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    Bee
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    So basically what you’re asking is, as the same question is asked every year when POC are the subject matter of a film, is this only getting recognition because it deals with race?

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    Atypical
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    Get a clue and actually read about how “Get Out” has struck a bitter and prescient chord about the state of American race relations today in an innovative satiric concept. It’s not about critics seeing something novel and brilliant, but about how audiences have responded and continue to respond to the film almost a YEAR since its original release. Whether this wins Best Picture remains to be seen, but if the Oscars have shown us over the years is that anything is possible. There’s no need to “figure this one out, folks!” or seek a referendum on it. Next.

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    WildforFilm
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    Get a clue and actually read about how “Get Out” has struck a bitter and prescient chord about the state of American race relations today in an innovative satiric concept. It’s not about critics seeing something novel and brilliant, but about how audiences have responded and continue to respond to the film almost a YEAR since its original release. Whether this wins Best Picture remains to be seen, but if the Oscars have shown us over the years is that anything is possible. There’s no need to “figure this one out, folks!” or seek a referendum on it. Next.

    Atypical, I’m disappointed, you’re not someone I expected to be so rude.

    The reason I asked about this film on this forum is because I do not care to read articles elsewhere. I am curious as to what those that follow awards on Gold Derby think about the film. Also, how do you judge audience response- box office numbers, audience scores? And in what ways are they “continuing” to respond? This is simply me asking, not looking for an argument, just answers.

    I’m just surprised that a mainstream film in the horror genre is gaining Oscar buzz, that’s all.

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    WildforFilm
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    So basically what you’re asking is, as the same question is asked every year when POC are the subject matter of a film, is this only getting recognition because it deals with race?

    I only bring it up because the comments I’ve read about this film on Gold Derby always seem to mention phrases such as “today’s current climate” and “race relations in America” when justifying why its resonating so well among awards pundits.

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    So basically what you’re asking is, as the same question is asked every year when POC are the subject matter of a film, is this only getting recognition because it deals with race?

    I only bring it up because the comments I’ve read about this film on Gold Derby always seem to mention phrases such as “today’s current climate” and “race relations in America” when justifying why its resonating so well among awards pundits.

    But isn’t that every year when a film with POC gets massive attention? If something like Selma is snubbed and there are complaints to it, theres always people that say “well obviously it wasn’t that good and they just didn’t like it. Has nothing to do with race”.

    But let a Moonlight, a 12 Years a Slave, a Hidden Figures or now Get Out soar with praise and awards and the people who find them overrated have the instinctive “it’s only getting all of this because of race and because it’s trendy”.

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    I didn’t even like the film, but it’s annoying how crackers want to adjust everything to their convenience.

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    Stegeo
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    It’s just overrated af.

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    WildforFilm
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    I’ve edited my original post because I am not looking for this thread to focus on race, which is where I feel this was heading.

    What I want to know is why does Get Out have so much passion behind it enough to support a Best Picture win?

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    pacinofan
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    Ultimately I believe this film’s genre will keep it from winning the best picture Oscar despite it winning the most critics awards. Similarly, a few years ago “Mad Max: Fury Road” led the critics award race, but never seemed a more likely best picture winner than “Spotlight” or “The Revenant”. An ultra-violent, minimally plotted, sci-fi actioner just did not seem like best picture stuff despite all its technical nominations and even wins. I, at least, believe “Get Out” has a chance of winning best picture at the Oscars due to the scattered nature of this year’s race. Yet, besides its genre handicap “Get Out” also will probably have many less nominations than films like “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water” further hindering it in the Oscar race. Besides best picture the only other award it seems in contention for would be original screenplay, and even that will be dogfight, and I do not think we will be seeing another best picture winner with only two awards again any time soon.

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    It is just a good movie that critics are trying to make happen at the Oscars.
    Is it better than Three Billboards, The Florida Project, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, mother! or Call Me by Your Name? Of course not.
    Does Daniel Kaluuya give a better performance than James Franco, Timothee Chalamet, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman (Logan) or Javier Bardem? HELL NO.

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    Bee
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    Mother? Blade Runner? Javier Bardem? Dunkirk? Lmfaooooooo I’m crying.

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