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MOVIE POLL: Of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, what's your personal favorite (not necessarily to win)?

Jan. 20, 2013by: Dave Davis

Of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, what's your personal favorite (not necessarily to win)?

Argo
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Amour
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
None of them!
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11:41AM on 01/22/2013
Argo felt like the most complete film experience of the films I've seen on this list. Silver Linings Playbook is second because it is the best romantic comedy I have seen in ages. I'm still kind of in awe of how the backstory managed to justify old romcom cliches in a way that felt totally earned. Django Unchained was a lot of fun, too, but I'd bet against it winning any day. I actually need to see it again. As morix said, it's not exactly Best Picture material, except it is an epic about a
Argo felt like the most complete film experience of the films I've seen on this list. Silver Linings Playbook is second because it is the best romantic comedy I have seen in ages. I'm still kind of in awe of how the backstory managed to justify old romcom cliches in a way that felt totally earned. Django Unchained was a lot of fun, too, but I'd bet against it winning any day. I actually need to see it again. As morix said, it's not exactly Best Picture material, except it is an epic about a controversial time in American history. But it's also a spaghetti western, and full of racism, which probably makes the Academy nervous (that's why Leo didn't get nominated, to give the nomination to such a despicable guy might send the wrong message).
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12:32AM on 01/22/2013
I am going with Argo. I really doubt it, but of all the films, I think Argo is the most intense. Besides that, I'd be happy with either Django or Zero Dark. Both we two of the best films of the year, though I enjoyed Zero Dark much less than Django and Argo.
I am going with Argo. I really doubt it, but of all the films, I think Argo is the most intense. Besides that, I'd be happy with either Django or Zero Dark. Both we two of the best films of the year, though I enjoyed Zero Dark much less than Django and Argo.
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9:41AM on 01/21/2013
I've only seen four of these movies (so far) but from those I'd have to give it to Django. Which is weird because based on its own merits I would not have pegged it as a "Best Picture"-type movie. I think the fact that it was released at the end of the year is the primary reason why it's up for it now. The Academy has a very short memory.
I've only seen four of these movies (so far) but from those I'd have to give it to Django. Which is weird because based on its own merits I would not have pegged it as a "Best Picture"-type movie. I think the fact that it was released at the end of the year is the primary reason why it's up for it now. The Academy has a very short memory.
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8:41AM on 01/21/2013
Silver Linings Playbook for me, it's just struck me at the heart.
Silver Linings Playbook for me, it's just struck me at the heart.
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3:42AM on 01/21/2013

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Would LOVE to see one of the movies that don't give a CRAP about the USA win like Life of Pi or Beasts..
Would LOVE to see one of the movies that don't give a CRAP about the USA win like Life of Pi or Beasts..
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2:44AM on 01/21/2013

ZDT

Just flawlessly executed. So well made.
Just flawlessly executed. So well made.
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12:07AM on 01/21/2013
Whether or not someone liked Les Miserables has become my new intelligence litmus test for people.
Whether or not someone liked Les Miserables has become my new intelligence litmus test for people.
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10:45PM on 01/20/2013
It is almost a tie between Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook, but Django wins by a margin.
It is almost a tie between Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook, but Django wins by a margin.
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10:31PM on 01/20/2013
While I liked most of the films up, the one that really blew me away and will stay with me is 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'. Pure magic.
While I liked most of the films up, the one that really blew me away and will stay with me is 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'. Pure magic.
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5:24PM on 01/20/2013
I would love to see Argo win, but Affleck's snub for Best Director almost guarantees that it won't. Lincoln is obviously the favorite to win, with Les Miserables being the second most likely to take it. I haven't seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, but I've heard it's quite good.
I would love to see Argo win, but Affleck's snub for Best Director almost guarantees that it won't. Lincoln is obviously the favorite to win, with Les Miserables being the second most likely to take it. I haven't seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, but I've heard it's quite good.
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5:20PM on 01/20/2013

Silver Linings Playbook...

... is my favorite of the nominated movies that I have seen (haven't seen Django, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour).
... is my favorite of the nominated movies that I have seen (haven't seen Django, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour).
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5:02PM on 01/20/2013

I rank them as follows...

1. Amour, 2. Beasts, 3. Silver Linings, 4. Lincoln, 5. Les Mis, 6. Zero Dark, 7. Argo, 8. Django, 9. Pi ...it's more up in the air than usual this year but if I had to I'd put money on Lincoln for the win.
1. Amour, 2. Beasts, 3. Silver Linings, 4. Lincoln, 5. Les Mis, 6. Zero Dark, 7. Argo, 8. Django, 9. Pi ...it's more up in the air than usual this year but if I had to I'd put money on Lincoln for the win.
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3:59PM on 01/20/2013

Silver Linings Playbook

is my favorite film of 2012, with Beast of the Southern Wild also in my Top 5. Glad to see Beasts was nominated for Best Picture because it was vastly underrated this year. My other 3 favorites were ParaNorman, Looper and 21 Jump Street.
is my favorite film of 2012, with Beast of the Southern Wild also in my Top 5. Glad to see Beasts was nominated for Best Picture because it was vastly underrated this year. My other 3 favorites were ParaNorman, Looper and 21 Jump Street.
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3:25PM on 01/20/2013

Silver Linings Playbook

Argo I think is the best movie of the year. Silver Linings Playbook is my FAVORITE film of the year. I also think it's one of the best films of the year too. Personally, Silver Linings Playbook just meant more to me than any of the other film that was nominated this year.
Argo I think is the best movie of the year. Silver Linings Playbook is my FAVORITE film of the year. I also think it's one of the best films of the year too. Personally, Silver Linings Playbook just meant more to me than any of the other film that was nominated this year.
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4:01PM on 01/20/2013
Well said. I agree with you on ARGO, perfectly executed and Affleck for Best Director was the biggest Oscar snub in years in my opinion.
Well said. I agree with you on ARGO, perfectly executed and Affleck for Best Director was the biggest Oscar snub in years in my opinion.