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Film Discussion => News and Theory => Topic started by: life_boy on January 15, 2003, 12:32:44 AM

Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: life_boy on January 15, 2003, 12:32:44 AM
Does anyone here give a damn about the Oscars?  I like trying to predict the nominations and the winners but I still feel the whole show is a crock.  What does anyone else think?

PS:  I still think there should be a 'best acting ensamble' catagory.  I can't believe there isn't one yet.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: sphinx on January 15, 2003, 12:38:55 AM
nominees and results are obviously geared towards mainstream audiences.  i'm tired of hearing 'the oscars are an outrage' stuff, they're just pieces of paper in envelopes that have opinions on them---or perhaps it's the amount of attention and respect that the oscars get because of these opinions.  i just don't know anymore :\
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 15, 2003, 12:42:15 AM
Quote from: life_boy
Does anyone here give a damn about the Oscars?  I like trying to predict the nominations and the winners but I still feel the whole show is a crock.  What does anyone else think?


I agree. It kind of irritates me at first when somebody gets screwed, but then I take a moment and remember that its the Oscars. Its fun to guess who will win and all, but when it comes to accurate awards, I dont think so.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 15, 2003, 12:59:46 PM
Quote from: sphinx
just pieces of paper in envelopes that have opinions on them


Yeah, but... you can't say they're not influential. I think anyone who cares about the future of movies has a right to be frustrated with the Oscars and care about the result, no matter how meaningless it really should be.

 :bad-words:
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Satcho9 on January 15, 2003, 03:42:51 PM
I love movies and all, but when you look at it objectively...Its an event where actors and filmmakers get together and reward themselves for insignificant achievements. Funny when you think about it. Western culture is fucked up.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: life_boy on January 15, 2003, 04:08:50 PM
It's also all for money.  The studios put up money for parties and promotion for their films.  This, in turn, will generate "Oscar buzz" which will, in turn, make the general public anxious to see these 'award winning' movies.  No Best Picture winner in the past 15 years has been a box-office flop.  The question is do the awards make the box office or the box office make the awards?  A little of both I think.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Victor on January 16, 2003, 05:05:20 PM
fuck the oscars
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: xerxes on January 16, 2003, 07:07:16 PM
every one of you would love to get one
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Redlum on January 17, 2003, 03:46:11 AM
I enjoy watching the show. Sometimes there will be a catergory where I think somebody 'has' to win but apart from that Im not bothered about the awards. Last year they had that really great sketch by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson for the costume design award, where they dressed stiller up like a "frickin ZZ top troll boy" . Its the nominations that count.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: budgie on January 18, 2003, 08:30:19 AM
I loved watching the Oscars last year (the first time I had been able to). Tom C. coming on like royalty and like no one else could. The shots of Lynch and Altman like a pair of old queens looking cynical and bitching away when they announced the Director award! Taken for what it is, I think it's great entertainment, and put it this way, if PDL gets nominations then it will make more money. What was great last time was watching our BAFTA ceremony and comparing it to the Oscar one. We just try to get things over and done with as quickly as possible, and the overall embarrassment is painful to see, whereas if nothing else you Americans know how to put on a show and enjoy it. Good shots of Baz Luhrmann looking extremely pissed off though.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Redlum on January 18, 2003, 09:42:11 AM
If PDL gets nominated it will become like cheering for a side in a football game.

Poor Baz.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 18, 2003, 10:54:29 PM
..i ennjoy the telecast ...ffor the most part i agree w/their nnnominatioons and i think they choose/nominate  non-mainstream sh*t also(i.e. burnnstyn for requiem).....which is cool.....

its the grammy's that suck.....
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Kal on December 18, 2003, 11:05:51 PM
I really like the Oscars... the whole voting process and nominees and all that always sucks because many of the voters lack of good judgement and have other interests involved in their decisions... but the overall feeling of the Oscar nominations and then the show and all that is really cool...
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: nix on December 18, 2003, 11:13:34 PM
I bitch about who got snubbed for eleven months out of the year, but when March (Febuary this year) rolls around I always get excited.

I do feel like the best picture oscar has gone to undeserving movies for the past three years in a row, and many, many years prior. The last movie that I think totally deserved it was American Beauty. Then again, there were about ten other deserving movies that year as well.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Kal on December 19, 2003, 12:33:09 AM
as long as no dumb fuck like michael moore starts bitching around it should be a great show this year... and i hope LOTR wins a lot of awards...

too bad The Matrix will get shit :(
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Pubrick on December 19, 2003, 01:53:16 AM
as long as i win, i'm happy.
Title: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: nix on December 20, 2003, 09:54:17 PM
I'd love it if Micheal Moore Crashed the party, and I'm glad that the Matrix won't get shit. It doesn't deserve shit.
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Reelist on March 04, 2018, 07:01:41 PM
I predict that ‘Get Out’ will win best original screenplay tonight
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: jenkins on March 04, 2018, 10:03:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVmuTIQBoio
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: samsong on March 04, 2018, 10:12:05 PM
knew greenwood wasnt going to win but when i saw who was presenting, i had a bit of hope.  what i wouldve given to see chris walken awkwardly hand an award to the equally emaciated weirdo.
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Drenk on March 04, 2018, 11:02:23 PM
Awful Oscars this year. Awful.
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: ono on March 04, 2018, 11:15:29 PM
Glad I missed it.  The Shape of Water is so badly written but so well made... For what it is.  Not the best picture of the year.  I would be okay with Phantom Thread not winning if they at least picked something as subversive as Get Out.  And this coming from someone who hasn't even seen it but has heard enough to know enough about it.  That's the only thing that makes it okay that it bested Phantom Thread for original screenplay.
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: jenkins on March 05, 2018, 01:45:10 AM
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph Ask Are the Oscars Too Black Now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8hpFbW1gUY
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Sleepless on March 05, 2018, 08:47:38 AM
^ That was the highlight of the night for sure :D
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 05, 2018, 03:14:59 PM
Guys, the night ended with Mark Bridges on a goddamn jetski. I have no complaints.
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: wilberfan on March 05, 2018, 03:33:09 PM
And the way things work, that's what he'll be famous for the rest of his life...
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: wilder on March 06, 2018, 02:37:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuC2r8OMt0c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWjm7Xr_zV0
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Sleepless on March 06, 2018, 10:36:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7DssfaYi5w
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: jenkins on March 06, 2018, 01:58:34 PM
i got into those
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Sleepless on March 07, 2018, 03:40:51 PM
decent read: Progress in Moderation: A Night of Conflict and Compromise at the Oscars (https://www.theringer.com/oscars/2018/3/5/17081462/2018-oscars-academy-awards-ceremony)
Title: Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 12, 2018, 09:28:33 PM
Mark Bridges is giving away his jetski :(

https://www.avclub.com/phantom-threads-costume-designer-is-giving-away-his-jet-1823717139 (https://www.avclub.com/phantom-threads-costume-designer-is-giving-away-his-jet-1823717139)