I'm not sure how to predict a winner when we don't know what's going to be in the running (or if there's even gonna be an awards season at all to speak of), so I'm gonna go with Tenet. It's completed, it's been hyped for a while now as the one event-movie that might draw audiences back to theaters, and there's talk of it being truly special. Yes, it's an action tentpole the likes of which tend not to win, but at a time when the release calendar is a near-total blank and studios haven't laid out their post-pandemic plans, Tenet (assuming that it's as good as early buzz suggests) makes sense as the one film that both the industry and audiences as a whole will rally up behind after months of isolation and uncertainty about the very survival of theater-going as a communal experience.
Even if something else surges for Best Picture, Nolan has never had a better narrative to win Director, especially now that he's finally broken through and landed his first nomination with Dunkirk.
Sorry OT, but I can't believe that May is almost over. It went by too quick, yet also felt never-ending.
Lol, you're not wrong. I was just checking my notes, and was amazed to learn it was already May 30th. It felt like forever because of still being largely indoors, but also every moment still somehow flew by in spite of that.
Why are people voting for Tenet reports of it being hard to follow by its cast are popping up.
I think the environment favors Netflix and Fincher their first win. Here's what the narrative for it will be: 'we're not going to risk our lives and others for going to the theaters when we can have great movies on our small screens too'