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(Entertainment Weekly)   The BAFTA winners have been announced, giving us a preview of the Academy Awards   (insidemovies.ew.com) divider line 25
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2012-02-12 10:39:51 PM  
The Artist will be the most overrated Oscar winner in a long line of overrated Oscar winners if it wins for best picture.
 
2012-02-12 10:43:40 PM  
BAFTA = big assed farking titties association
 
2012-02-12 10:50:59 PM  

9beers: The Artist will be the most overrated Oscar winner in a long line of overrated Oscar winners if it wins for best picture.


I really liked it. It was a throwback, but incredibly enjoyable to watch. Of all the movies I've seen, it was the best apart from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I really liked Drive, too, but as for the Oscar nominees, The Artist was the best of those I've seen, although I quite liked Midnight in Paris. It's a poor list overall. I got dragged to Extremely loud and thought it the most insultingly cynical attempt at an Oscar grab ever.
 
2012-02-12 10:51:54 PM  
I have to say, I'm hoping Rango takes the Animated Oscar. The references, visual style, and acting alone has made it one of my favorite animated movies in the last few years.

/loved the Artist
 
2012-02-12 11:07:56 PM  
so is The Artist really that good a movie or just so different everyone is getting a woody over it?
 
2012-02-12 11:12:29 PM  
BAFTA best documentary: Senna

Not Oscar nominated.

why?
 
2012-02-12 11:27:26 PM  

GungFu: Senna


Because F1 isn't big in America.

Only reason I can think.
 
2012-02-12 11:32:29 PM  

9beers: The Artist will be the most overrated Oscar winner in a long line of overrated Oscar winners if it wins for best picture.


Bull. I already know you're full of it because obviously you haven't seen "The Hurt Locker". And for that part you probably haven't seen The Artist either, which is a pretty solid film.
 
2012-02-12 11:33:35 PM  
Somehow I don't think the Academy is going to go as gaga over a silent film as the Brits. Just a hunch.
 
2012-02-12 11:33:45 PM  

r1niceboy: 9beers: The Artist will be the most overrated Oscar winner in a long line of overrated Oscar winners if it wins for best picture.

I really liked it. It was a throwback, but incredibly enjoyable to watch. Of all the movies I've seen, it was the best apart from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I really liked Drive, too, but as for the Oscar nominees, The Artist was the best of those I've seen, although I quite liked Midnight in Paris. It's a poor list overall. I got dragged to Extremely loud and thought it the most insultingly cynical attempt at an Oscar grab ever.


Does seem like a weak year so I can see Artist getting it as one of those throwback "we're going to pick an Oscary film" years.

I do like that Daniel Radcliff called out the Oscars for putting Extremely Loud into the running and not HP ever. Mind you, HP would never have a shot at winning, but with this group of nominees, it could be included.

What would have been really interesting is if Pixar had released anything but Cars 2 this year? This would have been the year that there could have been really genuine outrage when it lost.
 
2012-02-12 11:36:24 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: so is The Artist really that good a movie or just so different everyone is getting a woody over it?


More B than A. But the performances (esp. Dujardin) are so solid that it seems like a greater movie than it actually is. It's not bad at all, but it's not amazing.
 
2012-02-12 11:48:54 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: so is The Artist really that good a movie or just so different everyone is getting a woody over it?


Yes. Go see it.
 
2012-02-12 11:53:14 PM  

skinink: Bull. I already know you're full of it because obviously you haven't seen "The Hurt Locker". And for that part you probably haven't seen The Artist either, which is a pretty solid film.


I've seen both. I liked The Hurt Locker but think it was overrated too. Up in the Air would have been my choice for the Oscar.

The Artist was a huge bore and the novelty of it wore off in about 5 minutes.
 
2012-02-13 12:05:24 AM  

Metalman71589: GungFu: Senna

Because F1 isn't big in America.

Only reason I can think.


That's possible.

Ok, then explain this:

rushthecourt.net
 
2012-02-13 12:10:31 AM  

"The Artist was a huge bore and the novelty of it wore off in about 5 minutes."


I see comments like this all the time about movies: "About five or ten minutes in I was bored with the movie and yada yada..."

So did you leave? You stayed and watched the rest of the movie instead of asking for a refund or different movie ticket? And how can you get bored after only ten minutes of a two hour movie? And did you even know it was going to be a b/w silent movie?


From what I remember, the first tem minutes was just the main actor having the ending of his film play, then he comes out on the stage for an audience encore and a funny bit involving his wife and dog. That's it. And after seeing that small ten minute section, you were bored and the novelty wore off?

 
2012-02-13 01:42:15 AM  

varmitydog: BAFTA = big assed farking titties association


Now theres an award show id watch
 
2012-02-13 04:44:24 AM  

varmitydog: BAFTA = big assed farking titties association


Beureau of Alcohol Firearms Tobacco and Tits

/every time I see it
//coolest dept ever.
 
2012-02-13 06:40:07 AM  

TheManofPA: r1niceboy: 9beers: The Artist will be the most overrated Oscar winner in a long line of overrated Oscar winners if it wins for best picture.

I really liked it. It was a throwback, but incredibly enjoyable to watch. Of all the movies I've seen, it was the best apart from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I really liked Drive, too, but as for the Oscar nominees, The Artist was the best of those I've seen, although I quite liked Midnight in Paris. It's a poor list overall. I got dragged to Extremely loud and thought it the most insultingly cynical attempt at an Oscar grab ever.

Does seem like a weak year so I can see Artist getting it as one of those throwback "we're going to pick an Oscary film" years.

I do like that Daniel Radcliff called out the Oscars for putting Extremely Loud into the running and not HP ever. Mind you, HP would never have a shot at winning, but with this group of nominees, it could be included.


LotR got a bunch of Oscars through RotK. Sad that HP didn't get the retrolove.

It'll be Glenn Close getting the Oscar over Streep.

And yes, "The Artist" is getting overhyped.
 
2012-02-13 06:59:34 AM  
Entertainment Weekly should just go ahead and switch its name to Oscar Weekly.

Why everybody gets so excited about a group of people giving themselves awards, I dunno.
 
2012-02-13 08:04:56 AM  

varmitydog: BAFTA = big assed farking titties association


Keeley Hawes won again?
 
2012-02-13 11:24:39 AM  

varmitydog: BAFTA = big assed farking titties association


Does the FBI (Female Body Inspectors) ever investigate the BAFTA?
 
2012-02-13 12:44:50 PM  
It won best screenplay.

A film with no lines won best script.

[shouts at cloud]
 
2012-02-13 02:49:04 PM  

Bungles: It won best screenplay.

A film with no lines won best script.

[shouts at cloud]


Next up, a DH wins the Cy Young.
 
2012-02-13 10:18:17 PM  

Bungles: It won best screenplay.

A film with no lines won best script.

[shouts at cloud]


Silent films still have a script. Or do you think the actors just went in front of the camera and just did whatever they wanted?

A silent script actually has to be better than the others because the writer had to make sure the audience understood what was going on without being able to have exposition explaining everything.
 
2012-02-14 12:08:12 AM  

Flint Ironstag: Bungles: It won best screenplay.

A film with no lines won best script.

[shouts at cloud]

Silent films still have a script. Or do you think the actors just went in front of the camera and just did whatever they wanted?

A silent script actually has to be better than the others because the writer had to make sure the audience understood what was going on without being able to have exposition explaining everything.




I'd love you to tell me how you know - for the purpose of an award for script writing - how you know in a silent film what is the product of a script rather than the director, improvisation, the cinematographer, or the editors. In a film with words, screenplay awards are given because of the words, not because of the stage directions that may or may not being in a script.
 
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