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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 09:35:52 AM »
Love & Friendship - "Facts are horrid things"

This should win if only because it is the perfect 2016/2017 line.
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 09:37:16 AM »
Love & Friendship - "Facts are horrid things"

This should win if only because it is the perfect 2016/2017 line.

It is quite amazing how different that line played when I saw the film (funny !) and now (oh no).

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 09:46:22 AM »
Your Adam Driver pick is perhaps your most risky one.
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2017, 09:51:36 AM »
Your Adam Driver pick is perhaps your most risky one.

It's a hopeful pick (as is Paterson in Editing), but it's a bit of a messy category, seems pretty wide open. Pretty sure Affleck and Farrel are in, then Brolin seems likely, but those last two slots could go a lot of different ways.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2017, 10:18:08 AM »
Not enough people had access to Paterson before voting I'm guessing. It will be eligible again next year unless it snags a stray nod somewhere.
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »
A ninety film countdown will commence at or near January 26, 2017, 11:30:00 AM in your time zone.

I would like to point out that, in my time zone, you're an hour late !

I assume the forum time zone is what you mean ?

No, I meant your local time, but I should have added the caveat, "...assuming your time zone is correctly set up in your forum profile settings."

For clarity, I meant an hour from now.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2017, 11:36:42 AM »
For starters...

The following films only appeared on a single ballot:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Aferim!
Always Shine
Angry Inuk
Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux
The Bad Batch
Bad Moms
Barry
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Belgica
Best and Most Beautiful Things
Blue Jay
Born to Be Blue
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
The Club
The Confirmation
The Conjuring 2
Cosmos
Courted
Dheepan
The Eagle Huntress
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Eye in the Sky
Fan
Fantastic Lies
Florence Foster Jenkins
Fort Tilden
Francofonia
Gimme Shelter
The Girl on the Train
Gods of Egypt
Graduation
Hacksaw Ridge
Hello, My Name Is Doris
I Am Not Your Negro
I, Daniel Blake
Ice and the Sky
In Jackson Heights
Into the Inferno
James White
Jane Got a Gun
Kaili Blues
Last Days in the Desert
Listen to Me Marlon
Love
The Lure
Macbeth
Maliglutit
Marguerite
The Measure of a Man
Miss Sharon Jones!
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
My King
My Life as a Zucchini
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Nocturama
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
One Man and His Cow
One More Time with Feeling
Paris 05:59: Theo + Hugo
Pee-Wee's Big Holiday
The People vs. Fritz Bauer
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Piper
Raw
Right Now, Wrong Then
Sairat
Seasons
The Second Mother
The Secret Life of Pets
Secret Path
The Shallows
Sleeping Giant
Sonita
Spa Night
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
(T)error
Theeb
The Tribe
Tschick
Visaaranai
The Wailing
Where to Invade Next
The Witness
Your Name

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 11:40:07 AM »
Definitely some unexpected results in there. I thought Hacksaw Ridge would at least have a decent showing in the technical categories, but its support somehow matched that of Hello, My Name Is Doris. Bad Moms and Eye in the Sky seemed like stronger candidates for Best Surprise, if nothing else.

A good number of those titles will be reeligible in 2017 and are poised to have a much better showing — e.g., I Am Not Your Negro and My Life as a Zucchini.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
I, Daniel Blake is also notable here... it wasn't well received on this forum, but it's a Palme d'Or winner.

I see my "you never know, maybe someone else will vote for this too" picks to fill out some categories have mostly not worked out.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Nominations
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »
The following films only appeared on two ballots:

Aquarius
Arabian Nights
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
The Birth of a Nation
The Brand New Testament
Café Society
Captain Fantastic
Divines
Frantz
Holy Hell
HyperNormalisation
It's Only the End of the World
The Little Prince
Little Sister
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
The Mermaid
Other People
The Red Turtle
Sausage Party
Storks
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Train to Busan
Trolls
Weiner-Dog
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

That's a pretty good watchlist right there. Lots of interesting titles.

Sausage Party, Storks, and Trolls all probably would have earned nominations in past years, when the competition for Animated Film was less fierce. Interestingly, both of the votes for Storks were not in that category but in Surprise. I thought Sausage Party might get a vote or two in the Score category, but it wasn't represented there at all.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.