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 The 2024 Best Picture Draft 
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Post The 2024 Best Picture Draft
Simple rules, we draft our prediction for Best Picture winner in snake format, number of picks depends on how many people play. I'll provide a list of plot summaries and director/cast info. If nobody takes the winner, most nominees wins.

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I’m interested but more info please!


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I've no idea what this is, but I'm in.

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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
It's pretty straight forward, whoever drafts the eventual Best Picture winner wins (and then there'll be some tiebreaker system if nobody gets it, either most nominees or Best Director/guilds winner or something). Maybe 3 picks each or something. The draft would happen relatively soon, but I'll make a list of movies and their descriptions big enough that people can just pick from it if they want, or they can go off the board if they choose.

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Shack wrote:
The draft would happen relatively soon



That's unlike you. Sure you don't want to wait until March 2025? ;)

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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
I think splitting into two pools will be best with everyone possibly having 4 picks. Here is my preliminary list of movies and descriptions.

Strong bait

Blitz

Directed by: Steve McQueen
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Harris Dickinson

Description: World War II London bombing drama

Queer

Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Daniel Craig, Jason Schwartzman

Description: Gay period piece in 1940s Mexico

Kinds of Kindness

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe

Description: 3 story anthology

The Piano Lesson

Directed by: Malcolm Washington
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington

Description: Latest August Wilson (Fences/Mo Rainey) adaptation

Conclave

Directed by: Edward Berger (aka the All Quiet on the Western Front Guy)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Stanley Tucci

Description: Pope conspiracy drama

Maria

Directed by: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Angelia Jolie

Description: Opera singer Maria Callis biopic

The Nickel Boys

Directed by: RaMell Ross
Stars: Unknowns

Description: Racial drama about abusive school

Old Directors Trying to Recapture Glory

Megalopolis

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Adam Driver

Description: Science fiction dystopia movie

Here

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright

Description: Multi generation drama

Juror #2

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Nicholas Hoult

Description: Trial drama

Eden

Directed by: Ron Howard
Stars: Sydney Sweeney, Ana de Armas, Jude Law, Vanessa Kirby

Description: Wildly hot cast of people "rediscovering themselves" in the Galapagos

Hard Truths

Directed by: Mike Nichols
Stars: Unknowns

Description: Some sort of drama with black cast

Underdog movies with confirmed great reviews

Sing Sing

Directed by: Greg Kwedar
Stars: Colman Domingo

Description: Racial prison movie

96% RT

Emilia Perez

Directed by: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana

Description: Mexico cartel thriller

88% RT

Anora

Directed by: Sean Baker aka the Florida Project/Tangerine guy
Stars: Unknowns

Description: Sex worker comedy

97% RT

Mainstream movies not needing explanation

Dune 2
Joker 2
Gladiator 2


(+ Wicked, Beetlejuice, etc. if you really want to reach)

Can we take these directors seriously?

London

Directed by: Ben Stiller
Stars: Oscar Isaac

Description: Crime thriller

SNL 1975

Directed by: Jason Reitman
Stars: JK Simmons, Willem Dafoe

Description: It is what it sounds like

Klara and the Sun

Directed by: Taika Waititi
Stars: Jenna Ortega, Amy Adams

Description: Robot girl and family drama

Fly Me to the Moon

Directed by: Greg Berlanti
Stars: Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johannson

Description: NASA romcom

Misc. movies

Nosferatu

Robert Eggers directed, it is what it sounds like

The Apprentice

Trump movie with Sebastian Stan, 78% RT

A Real Pain

Jesse Eisenberg directed family comedy, 91% RT

Mother Mary

David Lowery directed, Anne Hathaway/Hunter Schafer, musician/fashion designer relationship

Nightbitch

Amy Adams stars, Marielle Heller (Queen's Gambit) directed, some sort of horror comedy

Untitled Noah Baumbach (maybe called Jay Kelly)

Has Adam Sandler, George Clooney, Greta Gerwig and some other big names

We Live in Time

Florence Pugh/Andrew Garfield romance drama with Brooklyn director John Crowley

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Latest adaptation of play with Jessica Lange and Ed Harris

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Odds of a film called Nightbitch winning Best Picture: trillion to 1

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I'll join if I can have Dune.


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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
I'll join if I can have Dune.


Can’t do but trading pick slots would be legal

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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
Shack wrote:
Flava'd vs The World wrote:
I'll join if I can have Dune.


Can’t do but trading pick slots would be legal
In that case I offer my 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks to get #1 overall and select Dune Part Two. :D


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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
The draft will start Tuesday, June 11. Since Flava'd has said in another thread he's going on vacation, he will automatically be given Dune 2, but it will be his only pick.

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When will we know a draft order?


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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
Well the draft basically starts when the order is released so I'll do that on Tuesday. But I can post the groups in alphabetical order

Group 1
Flava'd vs the World
MadGez
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Riggs
zwackerm

Group 2
Algren
neo_wolf
Shack
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There will be 5 picks each

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I would have liked Dune 2 this is unfair.


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zwackerm wrote:
I would have liked Dune 2 this is unfair.


I'd rather have 5 picks than just Dune 2 considering a mainstream sci-fi sequel would be a pretty rare BP winner.

I wouldn't have allowed it normally but Flava'd saying he's on vacation this week made it line up too well and it would feel wrong for him to not be in the draft as a regular awards forum predictor.

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Where's Flava going, the Sahara? the Amazon jungle? I'm pretty sure he'll be able to sign in for a minute and pick a film (or hand over a list beforehand).

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I'll switch groups with zwackerm so he can have a chance to draft Dune

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Post Re: The 2024 Best Picture Draft
I have added some release date information to the descriptions in the Draft threads, I also added a few films and took off Megalopolis which I hadn't realized had already met its predictable fate.

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Thanks Shack for the movie and description rundown.

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