Dunkirk Awards Season Discussion Thread

Christopher Nolan's action triller about the WWII story commonly known as The Miracle at Dunkirk. July 21, 2017.
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Oh Chris and Emma's faces whenever they were on camera, priceless. I kept thinking ....Because he's the director Hollywood needs but not the one it deserves :batman:

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I still think Nolan has the edge at DGA (3-time nominee) and BAFTA (British). That should give him the edge for the BD Oscar too, but it's a real race between him and del Toro. If he loses DGA, he's done.

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: But all we did was get nominated

: Thats enough

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real talk tho Emma is looking fine as hell these days

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666kalpa wrote:: But all we did was get nominated

: Thats enough
That bloke wouldn't even look them when the eye when announcing them.

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Haven't seen The Shape Of Water yet and I'm sure Del Toro is a great director but I really don't understand how they pick the winner. On what grounds?
Dunkirk was a huge directorial achievement. Magnificent score too.

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Honestly, what did you people expect here? Dunkirk is not an awards movie, it never was, the lack of story, fleshed out characters and a more dense script was always a risk, this is the result. Fury Road didn't win either, neither did The Revenant. Maaaaybe Chris will win Director, maybe, and some technical awards are obviously more likely, but the big categories? Nah.

We're living in a time where representation and diversity is finally becoming more of an issue, it's a time where apparently (not surprised tbh) a massive amount of sexual assault occurs in Hollywood. You've got movies like Lady Bird, Get out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri very much engaging with those issues, a lot of Academy voters are women/POC, do the math. And then you've got DARKEST HOUR, a big'ol WWII "actors flick" with Oldman acting his ass off. And of course, Shape Of Water. All the boxes are already ticked. There is simply no room for Dunkirk here, nor interest. Either we're gonna get a Fury Road situation and it will win a lot of technical awards, with perhaps, maybe a Best Director win. Or it will do like every Nolan film, a few technical wins, maybe a some noms in the big categories, but no wins.

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The next semi-big award is Critics Choice on Thursday, where Dunkirk has 8 nominations. This week we'll also get the nominations for the DGA's, PGA's and the BAFTA's.
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Reaveybeach wrote:Honestly, what did you people expect here? Dunkirk is not an awards movie, it never was, the lack of story, fleshed out characters and a more dense script was always a risk, this is the result. Fury Road didn't win either, neither did The Revenant. Maaaaybe Chris will win Director, maybe, and some technical awards are obviously more likely, but the big categories? Nah.
Golden Globles 2016: The Revenant won Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director and Best Actor.

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Great directing is not synonymous with spectacle.

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