It's pretty much like the first promo trailer. I liked the fact that it's so mysterious and that it tells us nothing about the story, all trailers should be like that.I would like to add just one thing about all the talking around Clolin Firth. I've been reading quite a lot great things about him, but so far I haven't read nothing about the fact that it's a gay role. I mean, Sean Penn won last year and he was playing a gay man and if Colin Firth wins this year, also for a gay role, then we can expect a lot of similar attempts from actors and directors and is that the message that the academy wants to send to us? Gay role = oscar bait? In my opinion the fact that Penn won last year would be the big "against it" in your predictions section.Anyone agree or disagree?
I think it's actually irrelevant in our thinking (well, mine at least)that being said, I find the trailer very intriguing and do like these kinds of trailers that give nothing away...
Irrelevant? I don't think that word quite exists when we're talking about oscars. I mean, there's so many things that we're taking in account when we're calculating the odds of someone (or some movie) winning, or as a matter of fact even being nominated. I believe that we should take everything into the equation, even the smallest things. After all, who knows why Mickey Rourke lost last year, but we all know that he must have been very close with Penn in the end and there is a possibility that a small thing that some voter noticed made the difference. Who knows? Maybe I'm just silly but I think that every factor is important when it comes to calculations of winning. That's of course just my piece of mind.
In my opinion, is Yes, the fact that Milk was gay was the determinant factor for voters to choose Penn over Rourke, who doesn’t want to see it, well... it’s not my problem!!. Why? Because it was more like a Political Oscar Oportunity in many senses, because we knew he’ll talk about gay rights And about Mr. Obama. That’s why also I don’t think this will influence in this year case, maybe because Colin is not American and cuz Colin’s character was not a leader or gay spokesman like Harvey Milk was.
I'm sure it'll be a factor, but what it'll come down to is the quality of the performance, which ultimately boils down to personal preference on the part of the voters. Sean Penn probably did win because of the gay factor, but that doesn't mean that Firth will or won't win because of it. It's a factor, but it's certainly not the only one.Another factor, for example, is that Firth's main competition (Clooney, Freeman, Day-Lewis) are mostly previous winners, so he has that going for him.
Yeah, it'll be interesting. But as far as I'm concerned it'll be Firth in the end. Clooney has great, but not fantastic reviews, Freeman didn't convince me in the trailer and Day-Lewis won 2 years ago and even if he is fantastic, it will be tough for a win. Renner is in it only for the nomination IMO, same goes for Holbrook. Deep was in a more of a blockbuster type movie, while De Niro was good in the trailer I just don't see the point in giving him another one. But I sure do hope that Rockwell gets in, he was simply spectacular for me.
You put it so easy for him (Firth) … I don’t think will end like that… of course we all have our favs, for me is Depp and one of the things that’s counting for him, is the fact that he is being on hold for too long to win the Oscar! Besides his unbeatable performance in public enemies...
When it comes to someone's odds, call me naive, but I look at the quality of the performance and the popularity of the movie overall more than anything else, politics may play a small role, but it's never the defining factor, or else we would have seen Stop Loss win best picture last year
Maybe we'll see, but at this point I just don't see Depp winning (of course it's only just november). Speaking of favs, Firth is not mine, I just simply think that he will win, I hope that Clooney wins, but I'll have to see the movie first.
I agree that Depp definitely won't win the gold this year. It's a very good performance, but in my book, there's a bunch of other actors who are more deserving than him to be nominated this year.As of right now, I think that it's very likely to see Colin Firth being nominated this year, but I also can't see a win for him. He's never wowed me as an actor, but he could prove me wrong in this film. It does sound like a good part for him.Overall, I think that Clooney has the best chances at a win right now. He has the immense popularity of the film behind him, plus his performance is being called revealing - something that could attract the Academy's eye. Yes, he won only four years ago, but I think that with the amount of talent that he's established with his filmmaking career, the academy may want to reward him again.
Indeed. It's between Firth and Clooney for me. Depp was excellent in PE, but the movie wasn't all that great, which will hurt him. Day-Lewis and Freeman may nab a few precursors, but will ultimately be just along for the ride: neither of them really needs this win. I'd love to see some love for either Renner or Rockwell: just a nomination would be great. I don't think anything will happen for De Niro, and Holbrook is a longshot because of how small his film is.
I don't think Firth will have quite the same benefits that Penn had from the gay factor. I think Penn's undeserving win resulted more from the fact that 'Milk' was a true story.