Will 'Get Out' upset 'The Shape of Water' for Best Picture at the Oscars?
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Will 'Get Out' upset 'The Shape of Water' for Best Picture at the Oscars?

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"The Shape of Water" is being called the frontrunner to win Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, but with politically praised films like "Get Out" also nominated, it's a super tight race with many potential winners. "Get Out" is a fan favorite and one of the nominees with a bigger box office draw. But "The Shape of Water" is expected to win as it's the most nominated film this year. Which acclaimed film win Best Picture?  🎥🏆

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Below is the synopsis of "Get Out," per IMDB

It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

MarketWatch's Tom Teodorczuk writes: 

Furthermore, “Get Out” has been shut out of the top prize at awards ceremonies that take place in the run-up to the Oscars, including the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild awards.
But in recent weeks, “Get Out” — which received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (Jordan Peele), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and Best Screenplay — has grown in stature as a heavyweight contender, due to an innovative awards campaign from the movie’s distributor, Comcast Corp.-owned CMCSA, +0.01% Universal.

Below is the synopsis of "The Shape of Water," per IMDB

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Golden Derby's Kevin Jacobsen writes: 

One key factor in “The Shape of Water’s” potential Best Picture win is del Toro being the frontrunner for Best Director. This category is closely associated with Best Picture, and even when there’s a split between the two, like “Moonlight”/Damien Chazelle, “Spotlight”/Alejandro G. Inarritu and “12 Years a Slave”/Alfonso Cuaron, it is suggested that “La La Land,” “The Revenant” and “Gravity” were the runners-up of their respective races in Best Picture. So why is “The Shape of Water” not being taken seriously as a Best Picture contender when del Toro is very likely winning Best Director?
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