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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009, 08:50:03 AM »
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Garbage. Not so much the nominations, but the actual movies of the year. It's been a shit year.

Why wasn't Let The Right One In nominated for Best Foreign Language Film? Did it not qualify or was it just snubbed?

Dark Knight should have gotten a nod for Picture and screenplay. Sure, the movie falls apart at the end and get's too ambitious, but if Eric Roth got a nomination, then DK should get the WIN.

Slumdog has this all wrapped up. It'll be the icing on the cake of shit that is this year in filmmaking.

At least 2009 looks promising.
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2009, 09:02:58 AM »
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Why wasn't Let The Right One In nominated for Best Foreign Language Film? Did it not qualify or was it just snubbed?


if i recall correctly it wasn't even submitted as sweeden's film. i don't remember all the details of the new foreign rules but i remember seeing the list of 60 finalists and let the right one in wasn't included. biggest snub of the year in my opinion.

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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009, 09:14:44 AM »
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Yeah, a few surprises as usual like those Frozen River nods but other than that, almost all are either safe picks or very predictable.

Good.
- Richard Jenkins.
- Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei.

Bad.
- TDK snubbed.
- No more love for The Wrestler.
- Wolverine hosting.

Winners.
- Me and stefen cuz we'll see Kate Winslet again, which btw I don't think she has it locked.

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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009, 09:31:35 AM »
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I hope Kate wins. I haven't even seen The Reader, but like Fernando, I REALLY enjoy looking at her. Plus, Angelina is a shitty actress, Meryl Streep is too safe and predictable, Anne Hathaway = BRIDE WARS and Melissa Leo is probably just happy to be nominated.

I like Kate's choices over her career. Also, none of these actresses have ever worked with PTA and beggars shouldn't be choosers.

And the lack of love for The Wrestler and Let The Right One In is a travesty.
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2009, 09:50:49 AM »
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I'm upset I never rented the Visitor, though it did catch my eye. Will have to check it out as soon as I can.

I completely agree with everything said here (except I haven't seen the Reader, so I don't know if it's worthy or not).

TDK snub is pretty awful, and I can't fucking believe two goddamn songs from Slumdog are here. Yay for Michael Shannon and Josh Brolin, that category turned out ok, actually.

This will be the first time in a long time that I do not watch the Oscars. I really, really do not give a shit about any of these movies winning (except Heath and Kate [btw, stefan and fernando, you are not alone]).

And I am most definitely not going to that AMC 5 Best Pictures movies in a row deal. Seeing Button again would make me claw my fucking eyes out.
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2009, 10:06:07 AM »
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Herzog's first Oscar nomination, right?
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2009, 10:28:04 AM »
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- Richard Jenkins  :yabbse-thumbup:

- No love for Revolutionary Road, Leo/Kate, Sam Mendes. Weird.

- Michael Shannon on the other hand,  :yabbse-thumbup:

- I've been listening to The Wrestler song quite a lot and it's a great song. Weird that it was not nominated. The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack is also very good and I was wondering why it didn't get nominated (as best song) at the Golden Globes, so whatever. The WALL-E song is also not bad.

- TDK got snubbed, but still got a ton of nominations in other shitty areas so its getting enough recognition.

- Haven't seen The Reader and I still have zero interest even after all these noms. Frost/Nixon I do want to see.

- I did not hate Benjamin Button when I saw it, but I did think of all the fucking similarities to Forrest Gump and as I found more and then read about others it pisses me off. I cannot believe they're nominating that screenplay.

- Melissa Leo? WTF

- I thought "Tear this heart out" would have been nominated for Best Foreign.


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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2009, 11:24:44 AM »
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most of these are yawns, and some are just downright infuriating. ahh nothing like some fucktarded oscar noms to bring out your inner cynic.

i'll see the reader i guess, but from what i hear it's pure dreck. stephen daldry must be sleeping with like half the academy. dude could film midget porn of the third reich and still land a best director nod.

no nomination for bruce for the wrestler is inexcusable. i've always wanted the academy to just dump the best song category. the songs and performances there of perpetually blow, not to mention its soul purpose is just an excuse to pad the show with musical numbers (as if it weren't long enough). but then the boss comes around and writes a beautiful song that so perfectly concludes a beautiful movie. who wouldn't want to see this performed at the oscars? oh right, the entire goddamn academy. FAIL.

the more i think about benjamin button the less i like it. i know i said the forrest gump comparisons didn't bother me at the time but i do drink a lot. that video that was put together just... wow.

i was really excited about slumdog until the backlash came, and then there was the inevitable backlash against the backlash and i got excited again, but now i'm pretty sure that, judging by what many of you and some friends i trust have concluded, it's going to be manipulative and contrived and fun but ultimately not worthy.

wall E is really the only thing to get excited about.


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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2009, 11:27:25 AM »
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Yeah, it was a bad year in general.  You can't win 'em all, I guess.

Mirroring what most have said except I can't believe that anyone thought a movie like The Dark Knight would ever get nominated for best picture.  Sure, it was great... my favorite of the year, but I was pretty certain there would be no Best Pic for it.  It's just not Oscar's Thing.  If Ledger had lived, they probably would have snubbed him for actor too.

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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2009, 11:40:00 AM »
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I agree with RK. How can you guys be so surprised by the TDK snub?
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 12:02:51 PM »
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I don't see how The Dark Knight is any different than something like Gladiator, which I believe won Best Picture. The only difference is DK is alot better and more creative and made more money. Usually the Academy rewards movies that make alot of money even if they aren't very good. I thought for sure DK would get a Best Picture nod and maybe a nod for Nolan. To get shut out is very surprising to me.
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2009, 12:16:56 PM »
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Damn, what a bore...

So, if my hunch is right Revolutionary Road is really great, that would explain the snubb...

All the best pic nominees look boring...

TDK snubbed...whatever but it's pretty stupid when a huge critical and box office success don't make the cut, given that they get lower ratings each year.

I'm happy for the underdog actors. Jenkins, Shannon, Tomei...IT's cool Downy got the nod for Tropic Thunder.

And Herzog.

But I just won't waste my time watching the most boring oscars ceremony in ages.
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2009, 12:34:42 PM »
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2009, 01:22:52 PM »
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Certainly one of the most predictable set of noms I've seen. Should I even bother seeing "the reader"?
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Re: The 81st Annual Academy Awards
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »
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Herzog's first Oscar nomination, right?

for such a weak movie!

what about to reprise?
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