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BirthdayClown

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« Reply #80 on: 02-23-2009 03:38 »

Oscar? I hardly know her!!
MrBlonde

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« Reply #81 on: 02-23-2009 05:47 »

WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!

SEAN PENN?! SPICOLI?! SERIOUSLY?!
Smarty

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« Reply #82 on: 02-23-2009 05:53 »

How many Oscars did Slumdog Millionaire actually win?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #83 on: 02-23-2009 05:56 »



...who wins the pumpkin tongue
Books

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« Reply #84 on: 02-23-2009 05:58 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2009 06:18 »

OUTRAGE!! RIOT!!! Sean Penn just unleashed a shitstorm.
You won the award in my heart Mr Rourke frown
Woo for Slumdog, it's good but not perfect or anything, and I'm so glad Danny Boyle is getting recognized. I love you. smile
Boo for Wall E not getting the sound awards! What the f!
Spacedal11

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« Reply #85 on: 02-23-2009 06:09 »

So I read an article talking about how the Oscars were fixed to let Kate Winslet (whose Oscar is very much overdue) win this year. In that the other nominees really didn't have a chance, except for Anne Hathaway. The Oscars screw so many people over.

And I found that Hugh Jackman was an odd choice for host, but his opening proved that he could easily do it. But congrats to Heath Ledger, rest his pour soul.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #86 on: 02-23-2009 06:21 »

That was the biggest surprise of the evening. WALL-E deserved most of the awards it was nominated for. How the hell can't you give the sound awards to it?! And its score! So much better than Slumdog. I think this year was more of a Bollywood fad year and they wanted to get it out of the way so they can return to blockbusters next year. Seriously, 3/13 for Benjamin, 2/8 for Dark Knight, 1/6 for WALL-E, but 8/10 for Slumdog? Frost/Nixon didn't even win anything! And Books, I think you can much more deal with Sean Penn winning, not only because he acknowledge Rourke but also because there was more travesty on the night. I mean, The Incredibles won for Sound Editing over Spider-man 2 and The Polar Express, and that work was nowhere near WALL-E!

And, personally, I would've rather Downey Jr. won Supporting Actor. Heath should've actually been nominated for Lead, like Hannibal Lector who was in less than 20 minutes of Silence of the Lambs. The movie might've been centered around the Jodie Foster detective-work of Batman, but who was the lead in the movie?
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« Reply #87 on: 02-23-2009 06:23 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2009 06:25 »

"Thank you for giving this award to our dead son.  I'm sure if he were here, he'd appreciate how well it will look on our mantle... but he can't.... he's dead."
Books

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« Reply #88 on: 02-23-2009 06:26 »

I can deal with Sean Penn winning because he made Into the Wild, which I love.
Ben

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« Reply #89 on: 02-23-2009 07:04 »

Really..?
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #90 on: 02-23-2009 07:13 »

Emile Hirsch was gayer in Into the Wild than he was in Milk. Snap, snap, snap.
Books

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« Reply #91 on: 02-23-2009 16:15 »

gudbjorg

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« Reply #92 on: 02-23-2009 16:41 »

And, personally, I would've rather Downey Jr. won Supporting Actor. Heath should've actually been nominated for Lead, like Hannibal Lector who was in less than 20 minutes of Silence of the Lambs. The movie might've been centered around the Jodie Foster detective-work of Batman, but who was the lead in the movie?

I think so too!

Books: No, I didn't stay up to watch it, all channels here are too poor this year to show it, and skyone had it on the british channels, which we don't have. I'm gonna change my avatar back.
M0le

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« Reply #93 on: 02-25-2009 01:10 »

What are the doughnuts supposed to be a reference to? Because they go well with Milk? Or are they attempting to mount a Twinkie defence of their own engineering?
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #94 on: 02-25-2009 07:26 »

For serious, m0le? In America, Indians own Dunkin Donuts franchises. I'm pretty sure it's the law. I'm not a big fan (I prefer Wawa) of DD, but I've never set foot in a Dunkin Dounts that wasn't completely staffed by Indians.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #95 on: 02-25-2009 08:16 »

I am going to kill pris hilton after that little stunt she pulled after the oscars  mad cry
winna

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« Reply #96 on: 02-25-2009 11:49 »

For serious, m0le? In America, Indians own Dunkin Donuts franchises. I'm pretty sure it's the law. I'm not a big fan (I prefer Wawa) of DD, but I've never set foot in a Dunkin Dounts that wasn't completely staffed by Indians.

Krispy Kreme!
gudbjorg

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« Reply #97 on: 02-25-2009 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2009 15:46 »

I had a dunkin donut once. I thought they had too much stuff on them, I liked the plain ones, and I definetely didn't or don't like filled doughnuts.

It seems the Oscars don't influence people much to go see movies around here. Milk didn't even make the top 10 most popular movies this week.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #98 on: 06-26-2009 06:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2009 06:48 »

So the Academy has upped the Best Picture noms from 5 to 10. Looking back on 2008, the Best Picture nominees probably would've been:
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Milk
Frost/Nixon
WALL-E
The Dark Knight
Doubt
The Wrestler
Man on Wire

They say it's to harken back to the old times, but it's obviously in response to blockbusters not being nominated, especially WALL-E, which won more Best of 2008's from critics than Slumdog. I would've been much more pleased with that list, gives more deserving movies a chance to be recognized. However, it could dilute the meaning of the award in an off year. This pretty much solidifies that Up and Avatar (if it lives up to the hype of being the greatest innovation for film in years) will be nominated for Best Picture this coming year. Wouldn't be surprised if Public Enemies is nominated this year. Perhaps even The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will get a nod.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #99 on: 10-21-2009 20:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2009 20:20 »

*bump*
So it's been a few months since I made that there post, and I've seen some ballin' movies since.


Best Picture
Avatar
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
The Lovely Bones
Nine
Precious
A Serious Man
Up

Best Director
Neill Blomkamp - District 9
James Cameron - Avatar
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Terry Gilliam - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Matt Damon - The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis - Nine
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Sam Rockwell - Moon

Best Actress
Abbie Cornish - Bright Star
Helen Mirren - Love Ranch
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia
Hilary Swank - Amelia

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon - Invictus
Richard Kind - A Serious Man
Heath Ledger - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Alfred Molina - An Education
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz - Nine
Judi Dench - Nine
Melanie Laurent - Inglourious Basterds
Mo'Nique - Precious
Rachel Weisz - The Lovely Bones

Original Screenplay
Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up
Whatever Works

Adapted Screenplay
An Education
District 9
Invictus
The Lovely Bones
Up in the Air

Best Animated Feature
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ponyo
Up

Just a few recaps:
  • Avatar may have some acting noms too, but no idea which until it comes out. It has a strong case in most categories otherwise, especially the effects.
  • Up has a strong odds of breaking the Best Picture category wide open. Who knows, it might actually win.
  • Clint Eastwood + Morgan Freeman + Nelson Mandela film = sweep?
  • I gave some love to Gilliam's film, Parnassus. It has odds of being nominated for some effects categories. I think that the Academy will again nominate Heath Ledger, but Gilliam's nom is up in the air for me.
  • District 9 has a strong chance of busting into the party, especially in effects, directing, and screenplay (wasn't sure whether to classify it as adapted or original, went adapted).
  • The Coen Brothers could get nominated for direction, but I doubt it with the competition this year. Peter Jackson has a chance also. It's a strong year in direction and I don't know who may get the nominations. Even Wes Anderson and Pete Doctor are possible.
  • Best Actor is a lock for Freeman. And I am predicting Damon will get the rare double nomination.
  • Best Actress is up in the air. I have no idea what's going on here at all.
  • Christoph Waltz is basically a lock for Supporting Actor. Nobody can compete with him. Period.
  • On the Supporting Actress side, Mo'Nique has a strong case, but I wouldn't be surprised if one of Nine's actress picked up the prize.
  • Original Screenplay seems like there could be some changes. Avatar could change, but I think the Academy will give Woody Allen a nomination.
  • Adapted is even crazier.
  • Best Animated is a lock for Up, as it was for WALL•E. The interesting thing will be seeing if they up it to 5 nominations this year, as there is a strong case for all the other nominees.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #100 on: 10-22-2009 01:57 »

Wait are these just your guesses or what, some of those aren't even out yet!
Ben

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« Reply #101 on: 10-22-2009 02:07 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2009 02:09 »

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Best Director
Neill Blomkamp - District 9
James Cameron - Avatar
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Terry Gilliam - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Seriously? These are your predictions for the Academy Awards? Have you ever seen the Academy Awards before?

Clint Eastwood, maybe, Cameron at a stretch, but the others are no chance. The Oscars are like a southern country club, and they don't let their kind in.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #102 on: 10-22-2009 02:39 »

It's part what I want to be nominated and part what I think will be nominated for some of these. For example, for Director, I more want Blomkamp and Gilliam and I more think Cameron, Eastwood, and Tarantino. And the problem with the "southern country club" theory this year is the Oscar darlings (Spielberg, Scorsese, etc.) don't have anything out. Sure, the Coen Brothers and Peter Jackson have things, but that still means there's going to be one non-traditional nominee.
Ben

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« Reply #103 on: 10-22-2009 02:45 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2009 02:54 »

I guess, but I still think there's absolutely no way the likes of Niell Blomkamp will get a nomination. I love Terry Gilliam to bits, but if he gets nominated for a Best Director Oscar, I will eat a shoe.

Call me a pessimist, but I seriously doubt Up will be nominated in anything outside of Best Animated Feature and the technical categories.
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