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  1. Avatar Kolohe
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    Octavia Spencer was the best part of Hidden Figures. Her one scene with Kirsten Dunst toward the end totally p0wned. (& I didn’t recognize that was Kirsten Dunst till the credits rolled). Given that and that Octavia Spencer is in every movie this coming year based on the current movie sneak preview package, I’m giving the edge to Spencer for the Oscar.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Kolohe
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      They *DID* give Best Actress to Brie Larson last year… so that may provide a year’s respite to the “Harrowing” requirement.

      (And Leonardo winning for his scene with the bear probably seals that particular deal.)

      Okay. I’m on board.Report

  2. Avatar Kolohe
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    I agree with you on the fact that Hollywood loves, above all else, movies about Hollywood, but this is the year the voters may become genre savy and so give Best Pic to Manchester by the Sea (with the dark horse being Lion)Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Kolohe
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      Genre Savvy is one of those really tough things to distribute, though. It’s too easy to say “well, since everybody else is going to vote for Manchester by the Sea, it’s okay for me to vote for this… one vote won’t make a difference…”

      But now we’re getting into dangerous political waters so I’ll stop there.Report

      • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Jaybird
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        To be clear the only movies I’ve seen in any of the categories you listed were Hidden Figures and La La Land. My take is otherwise based on trailers, reviews, and reputation of the rest (and using the two movies I have seen as an instrument alignment)

        Just from the trailers and the genre (and past performances), I’m really surprised Manchester by the Sea is getting as good as reviews as it has and by all accounts, has the inside track. Especially since ‘stories about white working class Massachusetts(?)’ seem someone over represented in Hollywood (even putting aside Marky Mark and Damfleck.) But maybe that’s also why Moonlight (not Lion, I’m not sure why I wrote that above) has the edge as the ‘serious’ movie and thus Best Pic.Report

  3. Avatar RTod
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    Have been buried deep in book-land this week. Read Neil Gaiman’s new book Norse Mythology, Iain Pears Arcadia, and Elsa Heart’s The White Mirror. High recommendations for the first two, medium recommendation for the latter.

    I’ve just started Tomm Bissel’s Apostle, which so far is fascinating. It’s a combination history lesson, theology review, and travelogue by a lapsed Catholic who visits the supposed tomb of each of the twelve Apostles. I’ve also started A Field Guide to Lies, which is sort of like a more modern version of the classic A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper for the internet age. Finally, I’ve started both Jane Eyre and The Wild Sargasso Sea, which I ‘m trying to read somewhat simultaneously (for obvious reasons).

    As far as watching, I’ve (barely) started The Young Pope, which is bloody gorgeous. I am not yet sure I fully understand it, but am enjoying the journey nonetheless.Report

  4. Avatar Maribou
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    Finally (already knowing it’s been canceled) started watching Timeless. It’s really good (battling time travel operatives) and you can watch it for free on the NBC website – too late to affect the cancelation but maybe Netflix will pick it up…

    Been reading a lot of comics, most notably the first volume of Hickman’s Manhattan Projects, which is… demented. And awful. And fabulous.Report

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