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dschomburg

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« on: 03-24-2002 22:22 »

I think I know why Futurama and the Simpson's were not on this Sunday.
-They would be in competition with the Oscars. So Fox (I'm guessing) wanted to preserve the new episodes for a larger audience.
What say ye?
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #1 on: 03-24-2002 22:32 »

Yep, although the Oscars didn't start here untill 7:30, so they would have lost no viewers. Nothing wrong with having a break after how many new episodes 3 or 4?

LotR has 3 right now
Black Hawk down has 2
Moulin Rouge has 2
dschomburg

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« Reply #2 on: 03-24-2002 22:47 »

I heard Shrek was getting something?
Didn't that come out last year, or am I still stonned?
Zed 85

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« Reply #3 on: 03-25-2002 02:32 »

I thought Shrek had been out for ages but still got lots of stuff at the BAFTAs so I'm guessing it still counts as this year.  confused
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #4 on: 03-25-2002 08:12 »

Shrek was a summer film, most of the Oscar films this year were released in late winter/fall. Studios release them at that time so they can keep fresh in the mind of academy voters.

I don’t mind Beautiful Mind getting best picture, but I think LotR deserved best director, Peter Jackson put his heart and soul into that movie, and took a much larger risk then Ron Howard did with his film.
VelourFog

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« Reply #5 on: 03-25-2002 11:00 »

moving this to TV forum, since technically it's about the oscars, not futurama
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« Reply #6 on: 03-25-2002 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
Shrek was a summer film, most of the Oscar films this year were released in late winter/fall. Studios release them at that time so they can keep fresh in the mind of academy voters.

Anyway, despite this I'm happy to say that Shrek did win best animated film which was well deserved. The song from Monsters Inc also won an award.

Tzlk
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« Reply #7 on: 03-25-2002 14:07 »

I cant understand why that song from Monsters Inc won.. I personally hated it when it was performed at the oscars.  I did like shrek winning for best animated film.
Torquemada

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« Reply #8 on: 03-25-2002 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by MuscaDomestica:
but I think LotR deserved best director, Peter Jackson put his heart and soul into that movie, and took a much larger risk then Ron Howard did with his film.

I thought Ridley Scott got best director for Black Hawk Down. Or at least thats what I heard a week before the Oscars  smile Apparently not for the film but because he is such a good director and he has never had one.  laff

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« Reply #9 on: 03-25-2002 16:24 »

Anyway, what's this crap about awarding someone an Oscar for "their entrie body of work" or because they're due for one. Not that I care, but that just sounds too beaurocratic and vague in my opinion.
dschomburg

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« Reply #10 on: 03-25-2002 19:20 »

I don't get the whole award show thing anyways. We reward people to dress up and pretend?
Besides the writers, best score, and maybe directors.
I mean like, you won't see a "best key grip" or "best Best Boy" award.
VelourFog

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« Reply #11 on: 03-25-2002 21:03 »

"we" don't reward them, "the academy" rewards them.  Basically their peers reward them.  The only reason it's telecast is because it pulls in good ratings.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 03-25-2002 21:29 »

My only problem is that Moulin Rouge won something
FishyJoe

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« Reply #13 on: 03-25-2002 21:35 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2002 21:35 »

What did it win? I thought it lost in every category(but then again I fell asleep before the Oscar telecast). Poor Baz.

Too bad I missed that Aaliyah tribute.
VelourFog

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« Reply #14 on: 03-25-2002 21:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2002 00:00 »

I'd be a lot more offended about the fact that pearl harbor can now, technically, be called an "oscar winning film"
shudder

*edited to fix lame typo*
Torquemada

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« Reply #15 on: 03-25-2002 21:50 »

*spits by reflex*
Did U571 ever get an Oscar?
That was a worse film.
Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 03-25-2002 22:44 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
I'd be a lot more offended about the fact that peral harbor can now, technically, be called an "oscar winning film"
shudder

For what... pomposity?
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #17 on: 03-25-2002 22:48 »

I think it was something about sound editing or something.  smile

Note: I actually did *like* Pearl Harbor.  You may officially flog me now.

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dschomburg

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« Reply #18 on: 03-25-2002 23:41 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
"we" don't reward them, "the academy" rewards them.  Basically their peers reward them.  The only reason it's telecast is because it pulls in good ratings.

Oh yeah, that's what that "people's choice" thing is all about.
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« Reply #19 on: 03-25-2002 23:54 »

Moulin Rouge AND Pearl Harbor won something.  I don't think I can live in a world where that happens.

Incidently, Moulin Rouge won for Best Costumes, or something like that.
Tzlk
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« Reply #20 on: 03-26-2002 00:00 »

I have this friend that LOVED Moulin Rouge and said it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and she really wants me to see it, but i think i would hate it considering that ive been to the real Moulin Rouge.  Also, although Pearl Harbor was a bad movie the special effects were actually quite good, and that is why it won an oscar.  I think that The guy from I am sam deserved the Oscar.  Although it could have gone to Russel Crowe for Bueatiful mind.
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« Reply #21 on: 03-26-2002 00:18 »

I guess it's okay for mediocre films such as Pearl Harbor to win stuff not relating to their plots, like costumes/special effects.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #22 on: 03-26-2002 14:44 »

Did Sean Penn win for "I Am Sam"?  No wait.  Denzel won, right?  Anyway, I think Sean Penn should have won.  That movie was so touching and sweet.  love   cry

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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #23 on: 03-26-2002 16:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2002 16:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Tzlk:
I have this friend that LOVED Moulin Rouge and said it was the greatest thing since sliced bread and she really wants me to see it, but i think i would hate it considering that ive been to the real Moulin Rouge. 

The visual elements in Moulin Rouge! are fantastic and Broadbent (who won an Oscar for another film) is fun to watch.

The plot is made up of a steaming pile of movie clichés that are older than God--just guess which character has a terminal illness and exactly when it's going to abruptly kill them--and McGregor's performance is embarassing even by the hammiest Broadway standard. Danger: John Leguizamo.

Looks great, no filling.

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VelourFog

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« Reply #24 on: 03-26-2002 23:49 »

Best Picture
 A Beautiful Mind
Best Director
 Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind
Best Actor
 Denzel Washington, Training Day
Best Actress 
 Halle Berry, Monster's Ball
Best Supporting Actor
 Jim Broadbent, Iris 
Best Supporting Actress
 Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind 


 

Tzlk
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« Reply #25 on: 03-27-2002 00:24 »

Allright thanks for the warning Brainsluggo.. I wont go see it, maybe ill "aquire" it but i doubt it.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #26 on: 03-27-2002 01:20 »

Maybe it's just me who thinks this way, but I am sick of "A Beautiful Mind".  puke   I mean, it gets all this attention cuz it's just so great.  Everyone's gushing over it's portrayl of a mentally ill man.  You know what I have to say to that?   up yours   Okay, maybe I'm being a bit harsh, but there were more deserving movies than some piece of crap involving Russel Crowe.  Anybody heard of "Lord of the Rings" or "Godsford Park"?  I mean, I'd rather see that Audrey Heburn-in-France movie Amelie get some fancy-schmancy award that Ron Howard's latest stab at film-making.  The awards don't even express what we the people think for crying out loud!  Hmph.  mad

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Tzlk
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« Reply #27 on: 03-27-2002 01:34 »

You bring up a good point Bumblebee.. the Ocscars dont give a rat's ass about what the people think of movies.  It really is just hollywood directors giving themselves awards and making themselves feel special.  I mean does anyone actually KNOW who or what is on the Academy?  The MTV Movie awards are the only real awards that the general public actually gets to have a say about who wins and loses.
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« Reply #28 on: 03-27-2002 11:15 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
it gets all this attention cuz it's just so great
That's how things tend to work, dearie.  If it's a really good movie, which everyone tells me it is, then it's going to win awards.  And didn't Fellowship get more Oscars, anyway?  And Peter Jackson will get plenty more this upcoming year and the next, thanks to two other movies entitled "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King."

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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #29 on: 03-27-2002 16:11 »

True, the Oscars are all politics and head-patting. Monsters Inc. got Best Song regardless of the song's quality; Randy Newman was getting screwed fifteen times in a row and Shrek was EASILY going to walk away with Best Animated so this was the perfect consolation prize. Lord of the Rings's "sequels" were shot simultaneously with the original, with the exact same cast and crew, so the committee's hedging on dropping lots of gold men on the third one.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #30 on: 03-27-2002 16:42 »

I agree that the academy sucks, but do we really want the general public voting on best movie? They'd probably vote American Pie 2 as best film, and Jackie Chan as best actor. It'd just be a movie version of the grammies.

Maybe some day they will make an award show for internet nerds who are too smart for mainstream films, but not smart enough for "boring" films.
VelourFog

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« Reply #31 on: 03-27-2002 18:31 »

VelourFog's Irony Alert!
 
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posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
Did Sean Penn win for "I Am Sam"? No wait. Denzel won, right? Anyway, I think Sean Penn should have won. That movie was so touching and sweet.
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
Maybe it's just me who thinks this way, but I am sick of "A Beautiful Mind".   puke   I mean, it gets all this attention cuz it's just so great.  Everyone's gushing over it's portrayl of a mentally ill man.  You know what I have to say to that?    up yours   Okay, maybe I'm being a bit harsh, but there were more deserving movies than some piece of crap involving Russel Crowe.

BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #32 on: 03-28-2002 01:35 »

Yeah, I was gonna mention I Am Sam in there.  I guess I forgot.  But still, I don't think the awards should go to the big celebrity movies.  They should go to movies with heart and lots of explosions and they should all have Alyson Hannigan in them.  big grin

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Nixorbo

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« Reply #33 on: 03-28-2002 11:52 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
They should go to movies with . . . lots of explosions

People like you are the reason Michael Bay has a job

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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VelourFog

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« Reply #34 on: 03-28-2002 22:50 »

now a movie with Alyson Hannigan's heart exploding... THAT would be cool
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #35 on: 03-29-2002 00:11 »

"And this one time at band camp, my heart exploded and production on Buffy was stalled for two days."  big grin

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BrainSluggo

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« Reply #36 on: 03-29-2002 03:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 People like you are the reason Michael Bay has a job

Michael Bay's next project is a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I couldn't MAKE this **** up.

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Kryten

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« Reply #37 on: 03-30-2002 21:35 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
 Michael Bay's next project is a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I couldn't MAKE this **** up.


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« Reply #38 on: 03-30-2002 21:38 »

Inane squared.
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