Live Poll: Best 2019 Movie Without an Oscar Nod

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Which of these highest rated movies* from 2019 that missed a nomination at 2020 Oscars is the best?



*Rated at least 6/10 stars on IMDb with above 60 Metascore.


List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093483971/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/FjPZlqHZhKk/
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My Favorite: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
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Just curious. Do you think it should have been nominated for something? If so... what category?
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A category that does not exist — Best Choreography.

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JK, I don't care about oscar. I'm just saying John Wick 3 is one of my favorite 2019 movies.
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my favorite movie this year...'yesterday'....
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This poll just made me realize that Eddie Murphy was snubbed :(. My favorite among these is Us.
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Stephen Atwood

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Booksmart (2019) or Midsommar (I) (2019)
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I would remove I Am Mother, Someone Great, Togo and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. They are 2019 films but neither of them complied with the Academy rules and they were not in the list of 344 eligible films.
Even if they were perfect it was impossible to have them nominated.

High rated films with at least 7,000 votes that comply with your rating rules and were actually eligible are:

FYC: Apollo 11 (Was the big favourite for Documentary and a box office hit for the genre)
Hotel Mumbai (It's 2018, but it was eligible for this Oscar).
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Monos
The Nightingale
Fyre
Paddleton
Ying
The Great Hack
Knock Down the House
Brittany Runs a Marathon

Wild Rose (was in the shortlist for song)
Just Mercy
doesn't have much votes, but I have seen Jammie Foxx named as a snubbed candidate.
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Thanks Pencho.

I have updated my list and added:

31. Paddleton (2019)
32. Richard Jewell (2019)
33. Bacurau (2019)
34. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
35. Monos (2019)

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I Am Mother  was released theatrically in USA on 25 January 2019 at Sundance Film Festival.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6292852/releaseinfo
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Richard Jewell is nominated.
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Pibby,

'Richard Jewels' removed.

Gigi,

'Above 60 Metascore' was the criteria. So, I added 'Queen & Slim'.

60+ Metascore (Green) indicates mostly positive remarks where 40-60 range (Yellow) indicates mixed or average remake.
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Please adjust the capitalization in your list title:

an Oscar Nod
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Done!
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FYC: Glass, I think James McAvoy deserved a nomination.
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Thoroughly agree. 
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'Glass' has Metascore 43, hence doesn't qualify.

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I don't know whether I hate or love to be bold and stubborn in things like that, but if that movie don't qualify with Metascore, then Metascore does not qualify with me. 

Then again, I practically never trust ratings. The only way to find out if you'd like or love the movie is to watch it.  
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1) I don't think that Metascore should be an exclusion criteria.

2) Joker has a 59 Metascore rating, 

3) I don't trust Metascore nor Rotten Tomatoes. 

4) I think that the most accurate rating is the IMDb one, but sometimes it makes mistake.

5) But the most important thing is that they find artistic lacks in the movie, because it is not politically correct to give it a good rating.

Here is an example with Joker: 

Joker had some bad reviews from critics, because of the Aurora/Incel/Violence controversy, but the critics don't tell us that directly, they find a way to hide that they gave a bad rating to a movie only because they didn't want to be criticized.

There is a good example of biased reviews:

It’s good enough to be dangerous, and bad enough to demand better. It’s going to turn the world upside down and make us all hysterical in the process. For better or worse, it’s exactly the movie the Joker would want.-David Ehrlich ( He didn't talk even a bit about the artistic aspect of the movie, but what I like is that he doesn't hide it.)-
The downside to the performance is the downside to the movie: It’s one note played louder and louder. The other actors offer no relief. De Niro is ill-suited to a part that calls for showbiz savvy, Beetz functions as a male projection, and Brett Cullen’s Thomas Wayne would lose a charisma contest to Mike Bloomberg. Conroy has a lyrical moment or two as Arthur’s mom, but she’s so obviously off her rocker that she functions as yet another antagonist to Arthur. The movie comes to life visually — this time evoking The French Connection -David Edelstein (It is his opinion, but all I see in this paragraph is an enumeration of insults on the characters and the actors, and at the end he even made a references to the French Connection. For me, this review means nothing, it looks like he took his dictionary to find insults, it is an absolute non-sense)


I don't want to look biased so I chose a negative review that is actually not that bad (while a disagree).

If you strip the Joker and his nearly 80-year history as a cultural icon out of this film, as well as all the 1970s movie homages, there’s not a whole lot left except for Joaquin Phoenix’s performance, and it’s the kind of turn that’s destined to be divisive. If you like an actor who disappears into a role and effects what appears to be organic human behavior on the screen, this is not your jam. Phoenix puts the “perform” in “performance”; he’s never not twitching or laughing (it’s part of Arthur’s psychiatric condition) or hyperventilating or dancing. Some will love it and some will look askance, but he’s definitely doing the kind of work that fits the tone of the film.-Alonso Duralde ( I disagree with almost everything in this review, but at least he wrote a complete paragraph about the role of Joaquin Phoenix)

  


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'Good poll and list, Dibby.

FYC: Waves:  Metascore: 81, IMDb rating: 8.0, on Metacritic's list of films on most critics' top ten lists, one of the National Board of Review's Ten Best of 2019, and my favorite film of the year : )
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FYC:

A Hidden Life 7.7; 78
Apollo 11 8.2; 88 (expected to be nominated for Best Doc)
Atlantics 6.5; 85
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 7.7; 86 (lot of talk for a nod for Best Doc)
Birds of Passage 7.6; 85

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Hi Suzy,

Thanks for your suggestions.

I have added 'Apollo 11'.

I was looking for titles with at least 5,000 votes, as there are so many of them having 6/10 rating with 60+ Metascore.
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I believe that you should have the poll title and question a little clearer.

Poll Suggestion: Best 2019 Movie Without a Best Picture Oscar Nod
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Which of these highest rated movies* from 2019 that missed a best picture nomination at 2020 Oscars is the best?

The way it reads now, The Farewell (I) (2019) would have to be removed because Akwafina has a nod for an actress award. But specifically state a "Best Picture" nod and it becomes more accurate.
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Hi Eddy,

Actually, I meant to say Oscar nomination for any category, not just Best Picture.
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Then your removing The Farewell ???
Akwafina has a nod for a best actress award
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She does not.
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