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(NYPost)   Best director Oscar snubs for "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" send a clear message: make a movie in which Americans act heroically against Islamic enemies of the United States, and you lose   (nypost.com) divider line 153
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2013-01-11 03:31:55 PM  

WalkingCarpet: These assholes get butthurt about everything these days.

Sheesh, chill out already, sometimes a duck is just a farking duck and not some vast liberal conspiracy to shiat on America.


Butthurt you say...

www.barenakedislam.com
 
2013-01-11 03:32:47 PM  
Yeah, nothing says "We hate our American troops" quite like The Hurt Locker.
 
2013-01-11 03:33:19 PM  

gilgigamesh: kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: I'm just pissed they snubbed Django Unchained.

It's nominated for best picture and Christolph Waltz is nominated for best supporting actor. How is that a snub?

Its a snub because I'm an idiot.

You're right; I heard Tarantino didn't get a best director nod and must have misunderstood.


Tarantino SHOULD have received a best director nod, though. Every time he makes a movie I come out of the theater swearing he has the American zeitgeist locked in his basement, where he beats it until it tells him exactly what we all want, deep in our black little hearts, to really see.
 
2013-01-11 03:34:21 PM  
At least QT isn't going to get it. The actors save his ego stroke movies.
 
2013-01-11 03:34:40 PM  

gopher321: The main lead actress said something like she was hired by the CIA right out of high school, it was her first job.


That's certainly not impossible, or at least it didn't used to be. They used to recruit some people based on who they were related to. Even those people had to pass certain tests, though.
 
2013-01-11 03:34:51 PM  
didn't Bigelow already sweep a few Oscars for The Hurt Locker? isn't ZDT basically its sequel (yeah, I know, not directly, but still)?
 
2013-01-11 03:38:29 PM  

make me some tea: We've tortured people and have gotten some actionable intel from doing so.


[Citation Needed]
 
2013-01-11 03:38:35 PM  
Israeli propaganda films, in our Hollywood?
 
2013-01-11 03:39:00 PM  
I saw Argo and while I don't claim to be any kind of judge on what denotes "good direction", I wasn't all that impressed with the movie. I mean, it's a good story and all, but the movie left me feeling unsatisfied.
 
2013-01-11 03:39:28 PM  

gilgigamesh: I'm just pissed they snubbed Django Unchained.


That's OK. Just wait for the next movie in the revenge fantasy trilogy. First the Jews, then African Americans, who haven't we picked yet...hmmmmm... Chinese!

Get ready, for 'ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET'. Starring Jet-Li as Calgon , a lowly railroad construction worker, who after a long day of building the railroad must get the overseer's shirts soft and silky.

HERE! Here's your ancient chinese secret mutherfarker!!! HIIIIIIIIIIYAAHHHHHHHHH!

/and Oscar.
 
2013-01-11 03:42:07 PM  
I thought that Zero Dark Thirty was a thinly-veiled propaganda piece aimed at boosting the Failure in Chief's sagging poll numbers during the last election season? Make up your minds conservatives, I can't keep up.
 
2013-01-11 03:43:36 PM  
People keep freaking out about the movies that were nominated for Best Picture but not Best Director. Hint: There are 5 movies up for Best Director, and 10 for best picture. I don't understand how people don't get it.
 
2013-01-11 03:45:26 PM  
weren't both nominated for best picture?
 
2013-01-11 03:46:45 PM  
Didn't Hurt Locker just win a couple years ago? Are republicans going to take to the streets to demand that every year the Academy must award the oscar to a Team America movie?
 
2013-01-11 03:46:49 PM  

Pertifly: People keep freaking out about the movies that were nominated for Best Picture but not Best Director. Hint: There are 5 movies up for Best Director, and 10 for best picture. I don't understand how people don't get it.


People are mostly stupid and whiny. It follows that people seek out stupid reasons to whine.
 
MFL
2013-01-11 03:47:16 PM  
Lincoln will win. It should win. DDL was amazing.

That being said we all know what comes after this dog and pony show.....another wave of media sycophants attempting to use Lincoln and Obama in the same sentence as many times as possible.
 
2013-01-11 03:48:50 PM  

Shaggy_C: I thought that Zero Dark Thirty was a thinly-veiled propaganda piece aimed at boosting the Failure in Chief's sagging poll numbers during the last election season? Make up your minds conservatives, I can't keep up.


Nope, it was heavily veiled Obama attack piece.

Zero? as in 0bama

DARK? as in... well, 'nuff said.

Come ON!!!
 
2013-01-11 03:51:16 PM  

MFL: Lincoln will win. It should win. DDL was amazing.

That being said we all know what comes after this dog and pony show.....another wave of media sycophants attempting to use Lincoln and Obama in the same sentence as many times as possible.


Yeah I mean it is not like they were both from Illinois, both widely unpopular with southerners, both had an opposition party that considered their election to presidency illegitimate or that both did not have to deal with the raising sentiment of succession from the southern states.

A hundred and fifty years later and the southern states are spewing the same shiat all over again.
 
2013-01-11 03:51:27 PM  

theknuckler_33: Shaggy_C: I thought that Zero Dark Thirty was a thinly-veiled propaganda piece aimed at boosting the Failure in Chief's sagging poll numbers during the last election season? Make up your minds conservatives, I can't keep up.

Nope, it was heavily veiled Obama attack piece.

Zero? as in 0bama

DARK? as in... well, 'nuff said.

Come ON!!!


Best part of ZD30... 0bama wasn't in it!!!
 
2013-01-11 03:52:17 PM  

make me some tea: Correct. I think many people see it as black and white, and it's not. We've tortured people and have gotten some actionable intel from doing so.


But not in this case- the movie is wrong, though not by any deliberate measures on the part of the people who made it. The reason the Senate is investigating is because a lot of this movie was made in close collaboration with CIA sources, and the Senate Intelligence Committee wants to know if the CIA deliberately lied to the producers of this movie to justify their torture program.

Basically, a bunch of senators with bipartisan cred thinks the CIA was deliberately trying to distort the popular perception of the historical record to make themselves and their torture program look good.
 
2013-01-11 03:52:24 PM  

MFL: Lincoln will win. It should win. DDL was amazing.

That being said we all know what comes after this dog and pony show.....another wave of media sycophants attempting to use Lincoln and Obama in the same sentence as many times as possible.


And we all know how much conservatives hate the idea of comparing today's politicians to a well-loved politician from the past.
 
2013-01-11 03:53:28 PM  
Brick-House:
Best part of ZD30... 0bama wasn't in it!!!

Yes he was.  For about five seconds, but he was in it.
 
2013-01-11 03:53:53 PM  

you are a puppet: Didn't Hurt Locker just win a couple years ago? Are republicans going to take to the streets to demand that every year the Academy must award the oscar to a Team America movie?


Well, this year, it's entirely possible, even likely, that they'll give Best Picture to a movie glorifying French Socialists.
 
2013-01-11 03:53:55 PM  

Brick-House: theknuckler_33: Shaggy_C: I thought that Zero Dark Thirty was a thinly-veiled propaganda piece aimed at boosting the Failure in Chief's sagging poll numbers during the last election season? Make up your minds conservatives, I can't keep up.

Nope, it was heavily veiled Obama attack piece.

Zero? as in 0bama

DARK? as in... well, 'nuff said.

Come ON!!!

Best part of ZD30... 0bama wasn't in it!!!


Where's the picture?
 
2013-01-11 03:55:06 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: make me some tea: We've tortured people and have gotten some actionable intel from doing so.

[Citation Needed]


I'm sorry, that information is classified.
 
2013-01-11 03:55:59 PM  

cptjeff: Basically, a bunch of senators with bipartisan cred thinks the CIA was deliberately trying to distort the popular perception of the historical record to make themselves and their torture program look good.


Hmm. Well I'll be interested in seeing what they come up with.
 
2013-01-11 03:57:38 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: MFL: Lincoln will win. It should win. DDL was amazing.

That being said we all know what comes after this dog and pony show.....another wave of media sycophants attempting to use Lincoln and Obama in the same sentence as many times as possible.

Yeah I mean it is not like they were both from Illinois, both widely unpopular with southerners, both had an opposition party that considered their election to presidency illegitimate or that both did not have to deal with the raising rising sentiment of succession secession from the southern states.

A hundred and fifty years later and the southern states are spewing the same shiat all over again.


fify
 
2013-01-11 03:58:20 PM  
Looking forward to seeing ZDT this weekend.

I LURVE me some Tarantino - but I didn't disagree with his lack of a nod for Director: Django needed about 30 minutes less. Walz was just the sniznit and should walk away with the award - but it would be a serious horse race if the egregious oversights of no Samuel L Jackson and DiCaprio weren't left off. (Walz would still probably have the edge - but it would be close if those two hadn't been completely ignored.)

(Seriously - Leo had to have killed a buttload of Academy member puppies to get the routine snubs he's on the wrong end of!)
 
2013-01-11 03:59:51 PM  
I'm going to make a movie about whiny, butthurt "conservatives."

I'll just leave a camera to record for 90 minutes or so in the presence of any these "conservative media" babies.

Seriously, can these guys do anything but biatch and moan?  Grow the fark up.
 
2013-01-11 04:03:06 PM  
While I do think Ben Affleck deserved the nomination, snubs happen all the time. I'm sure the millions he's made from that film alone will be more than enough to soothe his hurt pride. Besides, the film got nominated for best film and best supporting actor. A lot of filmmakers/actors would love to have even one nomination.
 
2013-01-11 04:25:48 PM  

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Les Miserables really didn't need to be made...since it had been already done.
 
2013-01-11 04:30:39 PM  

gilgigamesh: kronicfeld: gilgigamesh: I'm just pissed they snubbed Django Unchained.

It's nominated for best picture and Christolph Waltz is nominated for best supporting actor. How is that a snub?

Its a snub because I'm an idiot.

You're right; I heard Tarantino didn't get a best director nod and must have misunderstood.


And be better well farking get it.
 
2013-01-11 04:32:20 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: [www.freewebs.com image 600x325]
Agrees


He should have gotten a supporting actor nom for Cloud Atlas, just for the writer character alone.
 
2013-01-11 04:34:51 PM  

Brick-House: 0bama wasn't in it!!!


i guess i don't get the 0bama thing. do you use a zero instead of an 'o' because you think the president is an "empty suit?" just curious.
 
2013-01-11 04:38:08 PM  
This thread went full of derp when it went green, I just realized it's in the Politics tab. I feel dirty now.
 
2013-01-11 04:38:55 PM  
The film is nominated best picture, that is not a snub.
 
2013-01-11 04:42:12 PM  
Jebus Christ some people can't ever switch off the partisan asshole circuit in their brains even when watching farking movies. People like that ought to drink bleach and stop mucking up the political process for the rest of us.
 
2013-01-11 04:44:52 PM  

bongmiester: kronicfeld: Christolph Waltz is nominated for best supporting actor

and deserves to win


Indeed. Dude got snubbed for that other huge film he did. You know the one I'm talking about. Yup.

Green Hornet
 
2013-01-11 04:46:52 PM  

FlashHarry: Brick-House: 0bama wasn't in it!!!

i guess i don't get the 0bama thing. do you use a zero instead of an 'o' because you think the president is an "empty suit?" just curious.


"0bama" is so old school.  Now the patriots (freepers) just call him zero.

By the end of this term hell be  -
 
2013-01-11 04:47:08 PM  
Sometimes my day is just kind of "meh", nothing exciting, but nothing bad either. Then I realize that some conservatives are working up a full-blown poutrage fest over a movie (one which I hope to see, btw). And immediately my day is improved, simply by the existence of their butthurt.

Thanks, smits!
 
2013-01-11 04:51:45 PM  
Since when does anyone give a shiat about the Oscars. Oh noes, our Hollywood movie didn't get nominated into the circle jerk of the year award! What does it mean!??!?!
 
2013-01-11 04:55:33 PM  

bongmiester: kronicfeld: Christolph Waltz is nominated for best supporting actor

and deserves to win


If it were up to me, I would have given the nomination to Dicaprio. His performance was just as good, if not better than Waltz's, and he gets extra points for degree of difficulty.
 
paj
2013-01-11 04:56:37 PM  
Zero Dark Thirty kinda sucked. There, I said it. Not that it was horrible, just that it wasn't good. Shallow performances, stock characters, etc. Politics aside it just wasn't that good a film.
 
2013-01-11 04:57:16 PM  
So the producers of these film weren't snubbed since they get the statues for Best Picture. Can I assume the article was written by a hack?
 
2013-01-11 04:57:44 PM  

MFL: Lincoln will win. It should win. DDL was amazing.

That being said we all know what comes after this dog and pony show.....another wave of media sycophants attempting to use Lincoln and Obama in the same sentence as many times as possible.


Need to just rename Best Actor Award to "Daniel Day Lewis, Or A Temporary Fill In Since DDL Didn't Make A Movie This Year" Award.

Yet another reason the 90s sucked? Tom Hanks was that decades Daniel Day Lewis.
 
2013-01-11 05:00:31 PM  
FTFA: And Affleck? His film about the Iranian hostage crisis of 1978-1979 begins with a prologue blaming successive US governments for the political conditions inside Iran that led to the anti-American depradations of the Ayatollah's handmaidens.

My favorite part: even the ACTUAL CIA admits Operation Ajax did exactly that, asshole:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-11 05:13:58 PM  
Eh, people will think any action or inaction is anti-whatever-the-hell-they-are-in-favor-of if they squint at it hard enough.

I'm probably the anti-Americanest-anti-American ever in their book because I skipped both films but watched Wreck-It Ralph, ParaNorman, and part one of The Hobbit twice each.
 
2013-01-11 05:15:05 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Tom Hanks should have 4 Oscars. He's just that damn good.


Yeah, he is.
 
2013-01-11 05:19:23 PM  

paj: Zero Dark Thirty kinda sucked. There, I said it. Not that it was horrible, just that it wasn't good. Shallow performances, stock characters, etc. Politics aside it just wasn't that good a film.


I haven't seen it, but I have noticed that my friends who have are decidedly, "yeah, it was pretty good, I guess."
 
2013-01-11 05:20:41 PM  
I'm just pissed that 'An Unexpected Journey' didn't get a nomination for Best Documentary Feature!
 
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