Vice vs. A Star Is Born

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May the flood begin! I'll start with my two front runners for best actors. My guess is Christian Bale, but I'm rooting for Bradley Cooper. Vice is interesting and necessary, but it's also messy. A Star Is Born is tighter and more grounded. I could connect to its characters and that's a plus. Maybe Vice would've worked better had it developed Dick Cheney as a person rather than just having him as a target. Shallow is also my front runner for Best Original Song, and its introduction to the public, the first time Jack and Ally are singing together, spanned my favorite scene from any of the eight nominees. Star takes Vice down effortlessly.