so is uncut gems for the kino connoisseurs what joker was for normies?? i haven’t seen it yet but i’d love to believe that
I'd actually argue against that. I know quite a few people that have seen it solely based on Sandler, The Weeknd, etc. Lots of communities online are similar. Gems seems to have pretty mass appeal to those who see it but the movie and the Safdies in general are so antithetical to the kinds of movies that the Academy digs.
I think Best Actor will probably look like this: Phoenix, Driver, DiCaprio, Banderas and either Murphy or Egerton. Maybe Pryce or Bale. I think it would be very surprising if Sandler gets a nomination.