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View Poll Results: What is your favorite Best Picture nominee?
American Fiction
3
5.17%
Anatomy of a Fall
1
1.72%
Barbie
11
18.97%
The Holdovers
10
17.24%
Killers of the Flower Moon
5
8.62%
Maestro
0
0%
Oppenheimer
18
31.03%
Past Lives
1
1.72%
Poor Things
7
12.07%
The Zone of Interest
2
3.45%
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Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

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Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Welcome to the 15th annual DVDTalk Best Picture Oscar Poll!

Once again let's see how far apart we are from the Oscar voters. Keep in mind that this is a poll for our favorite movies and not an attempt to predict the actual Oscar winner.

Previous DVDTalk poll winners and (Oscar winners):

2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once (Everything Everywhere All At Once)
2022: Dune (CODA)
2021: The Trial Of The Chicago Seven (Nomadland)
2020: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Parasite)
2019: BlacKkKlansman (Green Book)
2018: The Shape of Water (The Shape of Water)
2017: Hell or High Water (Moonlight)
2016: Mad Max: Fury Road (Spotlight)
2015: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Birdman)
2014: Gravity (12 Years A Slave)
2013: Django Unchained (Argo)
2012: Tree Of Life (The Artist)
2011: The Social Network (The King's Speech)
2010: Inglorious Basterds (The Hurt Locker)
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I like to see all of the nominees, so I’m not ready to vote yet. I do think this has been a strong year for movies. Let the debate begin!
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Oppenheimer should win, Oppenheimer will win.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I still need to see a few more nominees but of the ones Iíve seen, Iím torn between Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon. I enjoyed them both equally and would be happy if either won.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I've seen 5 of the nominees. Oppenheimer will likely win it. Got a lot of exposure, great reviews last summer and is one of the highest grossing movies of 2023.

Past Lives is a really good drama, but I don't think many saw it and it's still not on subscription VOD yet (coming next month)

I saw American Fiction a few weeks ago and loved it, but it's in limited release and I also don't think many saw it.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Iíve seen all the nominees and Killers is my favorite, but I know Oppenheimer will win.

Maestro is the only one I outright did not like, everything else was good at the very least.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Now that I've seen all 10.
1. Poor Things
2. The Holdovers
3. Past Lives
4. Oppenheimer
5. Anatomy of a Fall
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
7. American Fiction
8. Barbie
9. Maestro
10. The Zone of Interest

Oppenheimer will win.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Originally Posted by bluetoast
Iíve seen all the nominees and Killers is my favorite, but I know Oppenheimer will win.

Maestro is the only one I outright did not like, everything else was good at the very least.
It's one of the best slates for BP ever. I think it's the best since expanding the category.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Originally Posted by Decker
It's one of the best slates for BP ever. I think it's the best since expanding the category.
2020 will be hard to beat. Iíve got a few more of this yearís nominees to watch before I can make a more informed opinion.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
2020 will be hard to beat. Iíve got a few more of this yearís nominees to watch before I can make a more informed opinion.
Just for clarity, by 2020, you mean the 2020 ceremony (2019 movie year) and not the 2020 movie year. I know what you meant, but I don't want anyone thinking you're a crazy person and picking the pandemic year.

And for the record, I'd agree that that's the year to beat. Jojo Rabbit has no business being anywhere near a best picture list, and Joker's not really my jam, but the other 8 are all very good to great.

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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Originally Posted by rocket1312
Just for clarity, by 2020, you mean the 2020 ceremony (2019 movie year) and not the 2020 movie year. I know what you meant, but I don't want anyone thinking you're a crazy person and picking the pandemic year.

And for the record, I'd agree that that's the year to beat. Jojo Rabbit has no business being anywhere near a best picture list, and Joker's not really my jam, but the other 8 are all very good to great.
Yes, the 2020 awards ceremony for 2019 movies. Such an amazing year for BP nominees!

I really didnít like Joker but I thought Jojo Rabbit was fantastic. The other nominees are all wonderful as well.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

1. "Poor Things" (A+)--Bursting with weird energy, this film exemplifies what filmmaking should be all about. IMO
2. "Past Lives" (A+)--Profound and melancholy and precise, this film grabs your heart.
3. "The Zone of Interest" (B+)--Extremely sobering Holocaust film that focuses on the perpetrators.
4. "The Holdovers" (B+)--Very satisfying nostalgia trip.
5. "American Fiction" (B)--A piercing satire about modern publishing leavened by an inert family drama.
6. "Anatomy of a Fall" (B)--Fascinating and subtle courtroom study of a marriage gone tragic.
7. "Barbie" (B)--A fun flick!
8. "Oppenheimer" (B-)--Obnoxiously loud, favoring a bludgeoning style and an ill-focused third act over the man and his accomplishments.
9. "Killers of the Flower Moon" (B-)--Self-indulgently long and follows the wrong character. Coulda been a contender.
10. "Maestro" (C-)--A bio-pic about a brilliant musician that doesn't care much about the music, focusing instead on the sordid.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Now that I've seen all ten, I was torn between Poor Things and The Holdovers, but selected The Holdovers because I felt the movie was healing, and expect it to become a classic over time.

My ranking of the nominees:
The Holdovers
Poor Things
Anatomy of a Fall
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest


Any of those 6 I'd be happy winning. I thought they were all fantastic, and each is so different it is hard to argue one is "better" than the other.

These four I rank from "fine" to "okay, but with severe flaws". .
Oppenheimer
Barbie
Maestro/American Fiction
(tie for last place)
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Bumping to get more votes in.

we have an interesting 3 way race right now.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Got to see the Zone of Interest over the weekend so now I've seen all ten. My choice is Poor Things, which I just absolutely loved. Also really liked Past Lives and the Holdovers. American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall would probably round out my top five.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Oppenheimer will sweep the big ones. Pic, director, supporting actor, maybe best actor, plus the technical awards.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I still haven't gotten around to watching Maestro yet, but I've seen all the others. Maybe it's not fair, but I fully expect Maestro to #10 on my list, so here's #'s 1-9. Keep in mind that I really need to see Barbie and Poor Things again as I was really tired when I saw both and struggled to make it through the last hour or so of each of them. Even with that said, I liked all of these movies. Not a dud in the bunch.

1. Past Lives
2. Killers of the Flower Moon
3. Oppenheimer
4. The Zone of Interest
5. The Holdovers
6. Anatomy of a Fall
7. American Fiction
8. Poor Things
9. Barbie

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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

My pick: The Zone of Interest
Will win: Oppenheimer
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I give a grade for all the ones I did see:

American Fiction: A-

Past Lives: A+

Oppenheimer: A-

Barbie: B (I tried rewatching it recently and I don't think it's very rewatchable)

Killers of the Flower Moon: B+
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Bumping to get more votes in.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Updated (after finally seeing Maestro):

1. The Holdovers
2. Past Lives
3. Oppenheimer
4. Anatomy of a Fall
5. The Zone of Interest
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
7. Maestro
8. American Fiction
9. Poor Things
10. Barbie

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I've only seen Holdovers and Barbie, I should probably fix that. I did like both a lot.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

The selection for 2024 are a lot better than 2023
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

I canít remember if I voted for Oppenheimer or Killers of the flower Moon in the poll but Iíd be happy if either won. Today Iíd probably lean toward KotFM.

I really liked both Past Lives and The Holdovers as well but they both seem like far too small of films to win.
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Re: Vote for your favorite Best Picture nominee (2024 Oscars)

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
The selection for 2024 are a lot better than 2023
So what's your pick?

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