Started by life_boy, January 15, 2003, 12:32:44 AM
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QuoteThis was a year of firsts for Paul Thomas Anderson (second row, tenth from right) and Julianne Moore (second row, ninth from right), whose nominations for Boogie Nights in Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, kicked off many more.
Quote from: wilberfan on April 24, 2021, 12:34:06 AMThe 10 Longest Oscar Dry Spells10. Deborah Kerr, 0/6.9. Amy Adams, 0/6.8. Thelma Ritter, 0/6. 7. Robert Altman, 0/76. Richard Burton, 0/75. Mike Leigh, 0/74. Wes Anderson, 0/73. Glenn Close, 0/72. Peter O'Toole, 0/81. Paul Thomas Anderson, 0/8
QuoteWho is hosting the Oscars?The Oscars haven't had a host since 2018. This year will continue that new practice — the academy has enlisted a number of Hollywood stars to present awards and other segments during the show: Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.
QuoteIt's too much of an effort for me to even put into words why the Oscars are still important to me. I understand how you and many people feel. For me it's more wrapped up in the memory and legacy of our family and the love of storytelling, good or bad. That love was passed on to us and then to our girls, so much so that both of them are passionate about expressing themselves through storytelling in some form or another.I'm just going to watch without judgement and know that mom and dad will be there with me. Movies and any form of art will always change and evolve to reflect the society that creates it. It's all a dance and to me a beautiful expression of a human's ability to create.
Quote from: wilberfan on April 25, 2021, 05:42:51 PMSmash cut to the year 2011 when "The Artist" is nominated for 10 Oscars, and wins 5--including Best Picture. Barf. The first sign (well, maybe not the first--but one that sticks in my mind) that something is starting to go wrong with AMPAS. Or Hollywood. Or both.
QuoteAnd now we're back with King, introducing the best adapted screenplay nominees. And it's the same format. It's like being a party, being introduced to other people because the person you're currently talking to has grown bored of you. I sort of hate it.
QuoteAnd we're up to our first commercial break. I think, so far, that the best we can hope for tonight is brevity. There is somehow even less atmosphere than the remotely-conducted Baftas tonight, and it might be a mercy for everyone to get this wrapped up in an hour or so.
QuoteNow it's best supporting actor. And OH NO Laura Dern is introducing the nominees one by one like she's doing a bunch of wedding vows. This is 100% going to be the least-watched Oscars ever. This format means that I'm toying with the idea of bailing, and I'm being paid to watch it.
QuoteDaniel Kaluuya wins best supporting actor For Judas and the Black Messiah. He can't be funny here, because he's literally standing in a train station. Instead, he just thanks loads of people.I will note, though, that the cutaways to other nominees are particularly brutal this year. There's no audience to hide behind, so you just get their full-blast simmering resentment. Leslie Odom Jr in particular seems like he's going to storm off.Kaluuya is being long-winded, but did at least end his speech by mortifying his entire family by explaining how his parents had sex and created him.Don Cheadle is here now. Maybe he has a train to catch.Oh, wait, he's presenting best hair and makeup. Easy mistake to make.
QuoteA weird moment now. Usually Best Picture is the culmination of the night. But now it's being quietly chucked out third from last. That's a strange choice, isn't it? What's going on?