Live Poll: Biggest Surprise of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

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One of my traditional yearly polls is one dedicated to the surprise nominations or snubs after the announcement of the Oscar Nominations.

Which one of the surprises of this year do you consider to be the biggest?

Open to suggestions.

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021345024/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/3lbyTc-o2Iw/
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Pencho15

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List in progress
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Stephen Atwood

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The biggest snubs are Denis Villeneuve for direction and Blade Runner 2049 (2017) for best picture.
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Pencho15

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I'll add him.
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Jen, Champion

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You really think so Tsar? I haven't seen them at all in the awards discussions...for those categories.
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Stephen Atwood

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They both have been in many critics favorite or best lists for 2017 that I've been following.
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Jen, Champion

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I think the Get Out noms (except for best picture) were the biggest shockers, personally. Not that I don't think they deserved it, but a horror/comedy film made by a first-time black director? Not the Academy's usual style.
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I'll add it, he is also the first black person nominated as writer, producer and director the same year.
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Another unusual thing about Get Out is that it was released in February.
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Pencho15

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Indeed, I have added that info.
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Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14 1991 and it won the top five Oscars
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Yes, but Get Out is the first February release since then to be nominated for Best Picture.
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Here is a first version for revision, I'll add more later.

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls021345024/

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Looks like a good list. Maybe also mention The Boss Baby along with Ferdinand?
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Pencho15

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I have seen it on many predictions, but it has been suggested twice, so I'll include it.
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I'd probably vote for Plummer. He's also the oldest acting nominee ever.
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I was glad too see latecomer The Phantom Thread get six nominations. It seems to be deserving and on a lot critics top ten lists. But,its lack of recognition from other major awards, its standing as the last movie to go wide and lack of mentions in the days leading up to the nominations, made it seem like it was on  the cusp of being overlooked
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There is still room for two suggestions, but if no one has something to add, it should be ready.
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'Great poll. I'd suggest a slight edit to 'The Florida Project' entry:

The Florida Project getting a single nomination for Willem Dafoe.

Without the word "only," it sounds as if the surprise is that it got a nomination, whereas the surprise was that it did not receive more nominations, such as Best Picture, so I'd suggest changing it to:

The Florida Project getting only a single nomination (Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor). 
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Thanks, I'll change it. If that was my only correction then I have a new record, my Oscar polls always get some misspelling and so far three changes was my best mark hehehe
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Thanks
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James Franco.
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The Phantom thread... I haven't seen the movie and from the trailer I got the feeling that it's a boring movie with absolutely nothing new and original to show.
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What does this mean? "Blade Runner 2049 out of every major category despite a strong 5 nominations performance."
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That it wasn't nominated in the major categories. (Although what is major may be debatable.)
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I have always understood that the major categories are Pictures, Director, Acting and Writing.

Essentially because, if a Best Picture nominee misses a nomination in any of these categories, it is authomatically considered it will have problems fighting for the win.

That does not happen if you miss any other category.

Argo was an exception winning without a director or acting nomination, but I don't think there's another.

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Blade Runner 2049's snubs were NOT surprising, because it is a sci-fi film. Even though it was my 3rd best film of the year, it was not surprising that the Academy didn't think so. 

What WAS surprising was I, Tonya's snubs for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Martin McDonagh for best director for Three Billboards.

What was NOT surprising: Call me by your name and The Post nominated over I, Tonya and Blade Runner 2049.

What WAS surprising: Movies with Legos in them apparently do not exist and their fresh RT scores are moot.
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Indeed, personally I don't consider Blade Runner a surprise, even if it was deserving. It wasn't among my original options, but I always try to make an inclusive poll and add the things other people were surprised about. It was suggested and it was added, and it has enough votes to say it was a worthy inclusion
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PTA

There were probably 5 non-nominees (most of all McDonagh, which may be a big blow to his film's Best Picture hopes) I expected to get in before him, add to that Gerwig and Peele. He had zero momentum, but still managed. Good for him, he is so overdue (not that he's winning or anything).

in the Fade not making the final 5 surprised me too, but I'd agree there. Still no clue how it won all these critics awards and a Globe over the Swedish entry. It is pretty amateurish at times aside from Kruger who is really good from start to finish.

And yes, Logan is such a wonderfully inspired choice in the screenplay category. the best thing is that one's so wide open it could even win.
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