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Rank the Best Picture nominees
Topic Started: Jan 25 2012, 09:12 PM (743 Views)
AdamH
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We've already got a predictions thread but thought it would worthwhile having one where people post their personal ranking of the films. You can post again once you've seen more. I've just start watching the nominees today (because I've mainly been watching older films).

My ranking so far:

1. Midnight in Paris
2. The Descendants
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This is the first time in recent years that I have seen a majority of the nominees. Here is my ranking of what I have seen:

1. The Artist
2. Midnight in Paris
3. The Help
4. Moneyball
5. The Descendents
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Seen 6. Guess I'll try to see the other 3 when I can.

1. Midnight in Paris (2011)
2. The Tree of Life
3. Hugo (2011/II)
4. The Artist (2011)
5. Moneyball (2011)
6. The Help (2011)
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Only seen 3, want to watch them all.

1. The Artist
2. Hugo
3. War Horse
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1.The Tree of Life
2. Moneyball
3. Midnight in Paris

No interest in watching; War Horse, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help
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I've seen 6

1. The Artist
2. The Tree of Life
3. Moneyball
4. Midnight in Paris
5. War Horse
6. The Help

Probably going to watch them all just to know what films are competing.
Edited by inmybubble, Jan 25 2012, 11:40 PM.
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Out of the ones I've seen:
"Midnight in Paris" Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
"Hugo" Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
"The Tree of Life" Nominees to be determined
"The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer

Not seen:
"The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer
"The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
"Moneyball" Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
"War Horse" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
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WalterNeff
Jan 25 2012, 09:16 PM
This is the first time in recent years that I have seen a majority of the nominees. Here is my ranking of what I have seen:

1. The Artist
2. Midnight in Paris
3. The Help
4. Moneyball
5. The Descendents
I've seen the same 5 and would probably rank them the same as well.

I've seen 2 of the nominated foreign language films (A Separation and Bullhead), which I would both rank above these nominees though.
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1. The Artist
2. The Tree of Life
3. Midnight in Paris
4. Hugo
5. War Horse
6. The Help
7. The Descendants
8. Moneyball
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I'm so old-school I watch new films at the cinema and my local is usually a month or so behind, so I've only seen The Tree of Life. Missed Midnight in Paris and the others haven't made it yet. Will try and see at least some of them over the next month or so.
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1. Midnight in Paris
2. The Tree of Life
3. The Descendants
4. Moneyball
5. Hugo
6. The Help

I really liked the first three, enjoyed the fourth, and was indifferent to the other two. I'll be watching the other three nominees in the next week (yes, even the Daldry film :/ )
Edited by Timec, Jan 26 2012, 01:38 AM.
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1. The Artist (2011)
2. Midnight in Paris (2011)
3. The Descendants (2011)
4. War Horse (2011)
5. The Help (2011)
6. Moneyball (2011)
7. The Tree of Life (2011)

Liked the first one, second was ok, didn't like the others and hated the last 2 :(
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I'm doing tiers.

1. The Tree of Life

2. Hugo
3. The Artist

4. The Descendants
5. Moneyball

6. Midnight in Paris

7. The Help (This was utter garbage)

(Will see War Horse, will not see Extremely Loud, I hate Stephen Daldry and it looks like shit it didn't get any good reviews, this reeks of studio networking like crazy to get their turd nominated.)
Edited by Kasparius, Jan 26 2012, 04:15 AM.
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1. The Artist
2. Hugo
3. The Descendants
4. Midnight in Paris
5. The Tree of Life
6. Moneyball
7. War Horse
8. The Help

I will rewatch the Tree of Life at some point this year, I feel that I didn't connect with it like some other people do but I was tired the first time I saw it in the cinema.
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1) Tree of Life
2) The Descendants
3) Midnight in Paris
4) The Artist
5) Hugo
6) Moneyball
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1 - The Tree of Life
2 - The Artist
3 - Midnight in Paris
4 - Moneyball
5 - The Help
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Here's my rankings

1. The Artist - 9/10
2. Midnight in Paris - 9/10
3. The Help - 8/10
4. Moneyball - 8/10
5. The Tree Of Life - 2/10

I sure as hell don't hope The Tree Of Life wins...
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1. The Tree of Life (by an order of magnitude. The only truly great film of the year)

2. Melancholia (oh, wait...)

2. Midnight in Paris
3. The Artist
4. The Descendants
5. Moneyball
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1. The Tree of Life
2. The Artist
3. Hugo
4. Moneyball

5. the help (does not deserve to be near the others or to be capitalized :yucky: )

I want to see Midnight in Paris and The Descendants, but have no desire to see War Horse or Extremely Loud.
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I don't think Tree of Life has a shot, too polarizing. The academy rewards safe junk, not greatness. When a good film wins I start questioning whether it really is that good.
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Jan 26 2012, 04:47 PM
I don't think Tree of Life has a shot, too polarizing. The academy rewards safe junk, not greatness. When a good film wins I start questioning whether it really is that good.
I completely agree. I think they'll choose The Help, it seems to be popular with the masses and quite safe.
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Yeah The Help would satisfy the academy's white guilt.
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10/10
1. The Tree of Life

9/10
2. Moneyball

8/10
3. War Horse
4. The Artist

7/10
5. Midnight in Paris
6. The Descendants

5/10
7. The Help

The two others are not yet released where I live and I could not find a satisfying online source either. I want to watch Hugo in the cinema anyway, so I will have to wait.
Edited by Quartoxuma, Jan 27 2012, 05:30 PM.
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I'm happy to see how many right minded, intelligent film fans have voted The Tree of Life #1. Gives me a warm, tingly feeling.
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ormazd
Jan 27 2012, 11:19 PM
I'm happy to see how many right minded, intelligent film fans have voted The Tree of Life #1. Gives me a warm, tingly feeling.
Me too, it must suck to be Mightysparks right now. B)
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Jan 27 2012, 11:57 PM
ormazd
Jan 27 2012, 11:19 PM
I'm happy to see how many right minded, intelligent film fans have voted The Tree of Life #1. Gives me a warm, tingly feeling.
Me too, it must suck to be Mightysparks right now. B)
It does indeed make me sad that no-one else sees what a piece of crap it is :(
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mightysparks
Jan 28 2012, 04:38 AM
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Jan 27 2012, 11:57 PM
ormazd
Jan 27 2012, 11:19 PM
I'm happy to see how many right minded, intelligent film fans have voted The Tree of Life #1. Gives me a warm, tingly feeling.
Me too, it must suck to be Mightysparks right now. B)
It does indeed make me sad that no-one else sees what a piece of crap it is :(
I'm really sad for you frankly, I would hate to miss out on The Tree of Life.

At least you don't like The Help...
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I felt that the Tree of Life would have been better if Malick hadn't tinkered with it for 5,000 years and if the
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Jan 28 2012, 04:44 AM
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Jan 28 2012, 04:38 AM
Kasparius
Jan 27 2012, 11:57 PM
ormazd
Jan 27 2012, 11:19 PM
I'm happy to see how many right minded, intelligent film fans have voted The Tree of Life #1. Gives me a warm, tingly feeling.
Me too, it must suck to be Mightysparks right now. B)
It does indeed make me sad that no-one else sees what a piece of crap it is :(
I'm really sad for you frankly, I would hate to miss out on The Tree of Life.

At least you don't like The Help...
You should feel sad for me and my dad having to sit through that torturous thing :D My dad is still angry about me making him watch it.
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hahaha.......my friends were angry while watching it and then afterward claimed to like it. it was sweet. :D
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I've seen it twice, loved every minute, you guys are just dead inside.
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It especially hurt him I think because we were in Amsterdam, the one place he was really looking forward to going to, and he was stuck in a cinema watching Tree of Life.
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I have a hard time comprehending when people like the Malick movies where nothing happens. A little bit happened in Tree of Life, but not much.
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You guys remind me of this guy who went to see 2001 A Space Odyssey and pretended to conduct during the Blue Danube sequence...
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It's not so much about nothing happening, but I found the narration too insistent and pushy and the plot simple, basic and uninteresting. The structure did nothing for me and I'm not a visual person anyway, although I could appreciate it looked nice. People keep saying they were overcome with emotion and thoughts etc, but I never got a chance to because it was too busy shoving itself down my throat. That sounds dodgy.
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i'm not as visual either. I prefer plot/characters
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I prefer visceral, visually and emotionally driven films. Or a film that tells its story visually, like Hitchcock or Kubrick.

I appreciate a good plot, but I don't need it.

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Jan 28 2012, 05:07 AM
I have a hard time comprehending when people like the Malick movies where nothing happens. A little bit happened in Tree of Life, but not much.
To me it managed to essentially contain and breath life, in it's most poetical form. The way it presents the childhood memories was, despite plotwise being very specific still incredibly universal, and that's all to the honor of Malick's sense of beauty and emotions. But not only does it manage to contain the human experience, it takes on the entire circle of life, from the very creation of our universe. And he does all of this without making the human experience seem small, but instead make them shine brightly together.
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I still don't understand this 'childhood memories' business. It didn't do anything close for me. I wouldn't have even known that was what he was trying to do if you hadn't said it before. Either I had the strangest childhood of all, or I'm missing something huge but I'm leaning towards the former. I found it emotionally cold and unrelatable.

I have a very hard time connecting to movies if I don't care about the characters or the plot. I especially need good characters to be able to really get into it. I just don't care about what's happening if I don't care about who it's happening to. I suppose we could bring that 'this or that' question that someone asked about either killing your best friend or killing the 5 children and a teacher. I don't even have to think about that question because I don't care about random people.
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1. The Artist - Masterpiece
2. The Tree of Life - Absolutely magnificant
3. Midnight in Paris - Despite a simpleminded message that was forced a tad too hard this was really magical
4. The Descendants - It had some problems, but by the end I was quite lost in it
5. The Help - Stupid, but enjoyable enough, some good performances as well
6. Moneyball - Dull, almost lifeless and still managing to be overly sentimental. Bravo.

Yet to see:

Hugo - Really looking forward to it.
War Horse - Pretty sceptical, but I'll probably like it well enough
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Would never see it if it had not been nominated. At least Max von Sydow is in it.
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