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(HitFix)   10 Oscars we bet the Academy wishes they could take back. Yeah Roberto Benigni. We're talkin' about you   (hitfix.com) divider line 149
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2013-02-20 07:49:38 AM
 
2013-02-20 07:52:17 AM
He had a fun acceptance speech.  (didn't click yet)
 
2013-02-20 07:53:26 AM
1. Say what you will about Golden Compass, at least I could tell what was going on at any given moment. The fight scenes in Transformers were an unwatchable mess.

8. Even if you didn't care for Fellowship, you can't deny the beauty of the cinematography, and the Academy will always favor big, sweeping camera work over smaller more intimate camera work no matter how good the latter may be.

9. Citizen Kane just pissed off the wrong man.

10. 2001 was a victim of the fact that even science fiction literature hadn't fully shed its pulp image in the public consciousness, so Kubrick even being nominated was quite a coup.
 
2013-02-20 07:58:59 AM

Sybarite: 1. Say what you will about Golden Compass, at least I could tell what was going on at any given moment. The fight scenes in Transformers were an unwatchable mess


I still am trying to figure out what happened in those movies
 
2013-02-20 07:59:04 AM
They forgot Gladiator, American Beauty and Forrest Gump.

Oh and Golden Compass crushed Transformers in the VFX department so replace it with Titanic beating Staship Troopers.
 
2013-02-20 08:02:32 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Sybarite: 1. Say what you will about Golden Compass, at least I could tell what was going on at any given moment. The fight scenes in Transformers were an unwatchable mess

I still am trying to figure out what happened in those movies


Millions of Americans paid $12 a ticket to watch Micheal Bay jerk-off into wads of $20 dollar bills.
 
2013-02-20 08:03:11 AM
No mention of Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan???
 
2013-02-20 08:03:46 AM
5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.
 
2013-02-20 08:08:10 AM
Best Cinematography - Amelie for sure.
 
2013-02-20 08:12:52 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I still am trying to figure out what happened in those movies


I suggest getting some help from the guys at Rifftrax.
 
2013-02-20 08:14:00 AM
Um, The Full Monty did not come out in 1988.

Check yer typos, article writer.
 
2013-02-20 08:16:17 AM

doczoidberg: Um, The Full Monty did not come out in 1988.

Check yer typos, article writer.


The  70th Academy Awards didn't take place in 1988 either so at least they are consistent.
 
2013-02-20 08:17:32 AM
I can rewatch Gandhi anytime because Ben Kingsley was mesmerising. Like George C. Scott as Patton, Kingsley WAS Gandhi.
 
2013-02-20 08:21:04 AM
List fails without Marisa Tomei.
 
2013-02-20 08:21:10 AM
this movie should have won the award for best makeup in 1993:
trouperproductions.com

but it wasn't even nominated.  you know what won best makeup that year?  mrs. doubtfire.  now don't get me wrong, mrs. doubtfire did have some nice makeup i guess, but how can you even compare it to the ridiculous makeup effects in this movie?  freaked was totally robbed.
 
2013-02-20 08:21:39 AM

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.


Care to discuss this while comparing each other's business cards?
 
2013-02-20 08:21:51 AM
Year: 1969
Nominees: Stanley Kubrick ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), Gillo Pontecorvo ("The Battle of Algiers"), Anthony Harvey ("The Lion in Winter"), Carol Reed ("Oliver!"), Franco Zeffirelli ("Romeo and Juliet")
Who won: Carol Reed
Who should have: Stanley Kubrick


Actually, it's Pontecorvo who should have won for The Battle of Algiers.
 
2013-02-20 08:23:29 AM
Any year that Alan Rickman was never nominated for an Oscar.
 
2013-02-20 08:30:28 AM
List fails without Forrest Gump winning over Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption.
 
2013-02-20 08:32:04 AM
Thanks, elvisaintdead.

No way Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was better directed than "Oliver". If one hadn't read the book, one didn't know what the hell was going on in "Space Odyssey". And to call "Oliver" "the weakest contender of the bunch" over "The Battle of Algiers", "The Lion in Winter" and Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" is asinine. Sorry Mr. Movie Snob, they got this one right. Oliver was a great little film, for a family movie musical it was a near perfect adaptation of Dicken's classic.
 
2013-02-20 08:38:26 AM

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.


Plus if they gave it to Ghostbusters it should have gone to Huey Lewis.
 
2013-02-20 08:38:31 AM
thornhill : Actually, it's Pontecorvo who should have won for "The Battle of Algiers".


I have never seen "The Battle of Algiers" but now I will be looking for it.
 
2013-02-20 08:41:12 AM

varmitydog: Thanks, elvisaintdead.

No way Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was better directed than "Oliver". If one hadn't read the book, one didn't know what the hell was going on in "Space Odyssey". And to call "Oliver" "the weakest contender of the bunch" over "The Battle of Algiers", "The Lion in Winter" and Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" is asinine. Sorry Mr. Movie Snob, they got this one right. Oliver was a great little film, for a family movie musical it was a near perfect adaptation of Dicken's classic.


The Lion in Winter is an absolutely incredible movie.
 
2013-02-20 08:43:20 AM
List fails without upload.wikimedia.org


Brokeback Mountain crushed this POS everywhere but with the Academy.
 
2013-02-20 08:43:55 AM

johnnyboog: Best Cinematography - Amelie for sure.

There's basically nothing about that movie that isn't beautiful.
 
2013-02-20 08:47:12 AM
This one should also probably have been included:  i.huffpost.com
 
2013-02-20 08:48:48 AM
List loses all credibility in its' first slide. Transformers? Really? That movie was a mess, and actually made my kids angry. They wanted to see the Transformers fight, what they got was cluttered close-ups of CG metal. The effects were awful in that they made the movie even less watchable than the plot and the actors. Who were terrible, too.

Ebert's review of the second on is fun to read:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090623/R EV IEWS/906239997
 
2013-02-20 08:57:38 AM
No mention of that movie that Harvey Weinstein hornswaggled the Academy into voting for because he launched a blitzkrieg marketing campaign perfectly timed right when everybody stopped talking about the other top Oscar contenders but there was still a couple of weeks left during voting?
 
2013-02-20 08:59:32 AM
Slumdog Millionaire absent.
 
2013-02-20 09:02:38 AM

picodenico: No mention of Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan???


THIS
 
2013-02-20 09:07:17 AM

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.


varmitydog: Thanks, elvisaintdead.

No way Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was better directed than "Oliver". If one hadn't read the book, one didn't know what the hell was going on in "Space Odyssey". And to call "Oliver" "the weakest contender of the bunch" over "The Battle of Algiers", "The Lion in Winter" and Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" is asinine. Sorry Mr. Movie Snob, they got this one right. Oliver was a great little film, for a family movie musical it was a near perfect adaptation of Dicken's classic.


I saw 2001 when it was released when I was 5 years old & I knew what was going on.
It's not that complicated

/I am significantly stupider nowadays
 
2013-02-20 09:07:53 AM

Sybarite: 8. Even if you didn't care for Fellowship, you can't deny the beauty of the cinematography, and the Academy will always favor big, sweeping camera work over smaller more intimate camera work no matter how good the latter may be.


That's a ridiculous list for that year, though; any of those five winning would have been just fine.
 
2013-02-20 09:22:35 AM

picodenico: No mention of Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan???


This right here. Plus many other of the Mirimax jammed-down-our-throat wins.
 
2013-02-20 09:24:36 AM

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.


Not to mention, Ray Parker, Jr. was sued by Huey Lewis over Ghostbusters.  It was settled out of court but generally agreed that Parker ripped off "I Want a New Drug".
 
2013-02-20 09:26:30 AM
Oscar nominations:
John Goodman - 0
John Torturro - 0
Steve Buscemi - 0
 
2013-02-20 09:27:31 AM
Am I the only person who had absolutly no trouble picking out what was going on in transformers? Or do to many people not have proper attention spans?

Seriously at no point when I watched it in theatres did I not know what was going on in the film.
 
2013-02-20 09:30:06 AM

varmitydog: Thanks, elvisaintdead.

No way Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" was better directed than "Oliver". If one hadn't read the book, one didn't know what the hell was going on in "Space Odyssey". And to call "Oliver" "the weakest contender of the bunch" over "The Battle of Algiers", "The Lion in Winter" and Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" is asinine. Sorry Mr. Movie Snob, they got this one right. Oliver was a great little film, for a family movie musical it was a near perfect adaptation of Dicken's classic.


I don't mind Space Odyssey losing to Oliver for best direction. Directing large swaths of people  to dance in-sync is much harder than telling a single actor to "stare at the camera for 10 minutes" while intercutting trippy lamp effects. Plus the Hollywood mantra of "kids are hard to direct in movies"...Remember that Hollywood awards prizes not only based on the finished product, but also based on an insider's knowledge of how hard it was to make that product.

I can see an argument of best picture (in hindsight, of course), but not really with the director award.
 
2013-02-20 09:31:25 AM

sjmcc13: Am I the only person who had absolutly no trouble picking out what was going on in transformers? Or do to many people not have proper attention spans?

Seriously at no point when I watched it in theatres did I not know what was going on in the film.


I thought it was overly simple if anything.  If you ask me, the fight scenes are about the only thing they did right.
 
2013-02-20 09:34:01 AM
I would have to give it to Oliver! for Jack Wild alone.

Anything that was a stepping stone towards H.R. Puffinstuff can't win enough awards IMHO.
 
2013-02-20 09:34:30 AM
No Annie Hall over STAR FARKING WARS?
 
2013-02-20 09:34:50 AM

sjmcc13: Am I the only person who had absolutly no trouble picking out what was going on in transformers? Or do to many people not have proper attention spans?

Seriously at no point when I watched it in theatres did I not know what was going on in the film.


Now we know Michael Bay's Fark handle.

The first two were horrible when Autobots and Decepticons were fighting: just blurs of metal and mayhem with no idea of what was going on.

Things got better in the 3rd film when Bay calmed the fark down. I think the 3D forced him to take a chill pill.
 
2013-02-20 09:36:18 AM

enderthexenocide: this movie should have won the award for best makeup in 1993:


but it wasn't even nominated.  you know what won best makeup that year?  mrs. doubtfire.  now don't get me wrong, mrs. doubtfire did have some nice makeup i guess, but how can you even compare it to the ridiculous makeup effects in this movie?  freaked was totally robbed.


Mrs Doubtfire wasn't directed by Bill S Preston esq.

/yes, that is how the Academy thinks
//fully believes Ben Affleck was snubbed because they could't get past his Gigli/Bennifer/Daredevil era
 
2013-02-20 09:36:23 AM
Titanic over LA confidential

Shakeapeare in Love over anything
 
2013-02-20 09:36:23 AM
My Fair Lady beat Dr. Strangelove for best picture. But by all means, let's whine about Transformers getting screwed.
 
2013-02-20 09:39:37 AM

JasonOfOrillia: 5 Best original song in '85.
What won: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
What should have: "Footloose" or "Ghostbusters"

Disagree.  Against All Odds by Phil Collins is a song that still holds up.



Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums.Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to "Land of Confusion". In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as, uh, anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like "In the Air Tonight" and the aforementioned "Against All Odds". But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is "Sussudio", a great, great song, a personal favorite.
 
2013-02-20 09:40:19 AM
gunga galunga:
//fully believes Ben Affleck was snubbed because they could't get past his Gigli/Bennifer/Daredevil era

You forgot Pearl Harbor in that list.

But I think he has to pay a 10 year penalty for that; so he's still "in jail".
 
2013-02-20 09:44:53 AM
I stopped taking the article seriously when it said ET or Tootsie should have won over Gandhi.


/that's should HAVE, not should OF, people
 
2013-02-20 09:45:35 AM

mjohnson71: picodenico: No mention of Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan???

This right here. Plus many other of the Mirimax jammed-down-our-throat wins.


Why the Stoppard hate?

Shakespeare in Love is one of the greatest scripts ever written. And one of the finest casts ever assembled.  It's so godamm good you can completely ignore  the female lead (like nearly the entire ensembles does)  and it kicks even more ass. I am probably biased because its also the most realistic depiction of producing a new play ever put on film but its still a great movie.


WhoIsWillo:

The Lion in Winter is an absolutely incredible movie.

it's a great cast more than a great movie. But that's kind of nitpicking.
 
2013-02-20 09:50:31 AM
I am just here to mention that I enjoyed the picture chosen from Lady in Red
 
2013-02-20 09:54:33 AM
No mention of Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction?

/hated that farking movie
//Forrest Gump that is
 
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