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« Reply #150 on: January 27, 2004, 03:04:49 PM »
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When they say 'your vote counts', believe me, it does. A lot of the films that members wanted represented would have made it if more people sent in ballots. Some of 'em snubbed because of difference of 1 or 2 votes.
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« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2004, 03:05:11 PM »
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Alll The Real Girls, Gerry, and Elephant were all over my ballot. These are some pretty safe noms.
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« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2004, 03:09:35 PM »
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Next year's Xixax awards will most likely be months later.

i hope not.  months from now, i'll be into the next years movies and will hardly remember what i though of the previous.  if people are so concerned with seeing certain movies they will have to make an extra effort when they come to their town even for a week or two.  especially around now when a lot of the 'award' films are being re-released in many theatres so people can see them, it shouldnt be a problem.  but more people should've nominated period.  regardless of what they havent seen, they'd still seen a years worth of movies, so out of what they HAD seen they should've voted.
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« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2004, 03:11:43 PM »
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Next year's Xixax awards will most likely be months later.

i hope not.  months from now, i'll be into the next years movies and will hardly remember what i though of the previous.  if people are so concerned with seeing certain movies they will have to make an extra effort when they come to their town even for a week or two.  especially around now when a lot of the 'award' films are being re-released in many theatres so people can see them, it shouldnt be a problem.  but more people should've nominated period.  regardless of what they havent seen, they'd still seen a years worth of movies, so out of what they HAD seen they should've voted.


As much as I don't want to, I have to agree.
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« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2004, 03:20:45 PM »
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If we're all so unhappy about it, why don't we just ask to do the nominations over.  "Demand a recount!"  Seriously.  We get the word out to all the people of the site, and give it more time.  I believe this event was way too close to the Dekapenticon for people to give it the attention it deserved.  These nominations obviously aren't representative of the people of Xixax, so why not?

If the admins don't want to count them again, which I totally understand, hell, I'll do it.  Or at least help whoever else doesn't mind doing it again.

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« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2004, 03:23:16 PM »
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people have had weeks and weeks for this.  there's no way in hell the admin's want to RE-COUNT all those fucking votes!  people need to pay attention,  it's not like they werent reminded.  they're just going to have to make due with these nominations and make sure their votes are heard that way.
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« Reply #156 on: January 27, 2004, 03:24:20 PM »
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If the admins don't want to count them again, which I totally understand, hell, I'll do it.  Or at least help whoever else doesn't mind doing it again.

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« Reply #157 on: January 27, 2004, 03:35:29 PM »
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I agree with modernage, just becuase we're all moaning now doesn't mean we should start nominations again. This is obviously what we all voted for, like it or not. But that's what voting is. Doesn't always go your way.

Just out of interest, how many people actually voted for the nominees?

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« Reply #158 on: January 27, 2004, 03:38:35 PM »
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You know, I was looking over the list again, re-reading the oscar noms, and you know what?  I'm actually kinda okay with it, a lot moreso after first browse.  Sure, there might be some left field picks, but the Xixax list picked up a lot of the stuff the academy didn't (21 Grams, Kill Bill, Scarlett, Astin, etc.).  I'll be the first one to admit I had LIT and KB pretty much down for everything, but in typical awards fashion, my other votes were pretty out there (was I the only one giving props to 'Spider'?) and cancelled some other stuff out.  Oh well.  That's how these things work.  I'm definitely curious to see the results.

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« Reply #159 on: January 27, 2004, 04:46:27 PM »
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no one can really bitch. jeremy and others warned ppl countless times that they should get their nominations in. (i myself forgot at the last minute)

our nominations aren't that bad. (i really don't understand kill bill for best screenplay, but whatever) it'll be fine. awards are supposed to be fun, otherwise why do 'em. ppl take them too seriously.

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« Reply #160 on: January 27, 2004, 05:21:12 PM »
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The choices are solid, defying conventional wisdom, mainstream does not equal crap. Art movies can be over-estimated as mainstream movies can be under-estimated.

All The Real Girls is a good example of this.
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« Reply #161 on: January 27, 2004, 05:51:35 PM »
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CITY OF GOD was one of the best pictures of the year. i cant believe its not in the top five.  :shock:

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« Reply #162 on: January 27, 2004, 05:53:55 PM »
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CITY OF GOD was one of the best pictures of the year. i cant believe its not in the top five.  :shock:


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« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2004, 06:18:27 PM »
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When I finally see "City Of God," it better live up to and be worth all this hype.
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« Reply #164 on: January 27, 2004, 06:23:01 PM »
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When I finally see "City Of God," it better live up to and be worth all this hype.

haha, uh oh.  well, it wasnt one of the best flicks of all time, but it was certainly one of the best of last (crappy) year.  it's in my top 3.  its very very good though.
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