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2013-02-24 08:09:13 AM  
Who cares about the Awards anymore?

They were a grand event for a glamourous industry that killed itself off by attempting to reach out and grab a broader audience.
 
2013-02-24 08:41:40 AM  
I don't even know who I'm rooting for.
 
2013-02-24 08:44:59 AM  
Eh, so long as the New England Patriots lose I don't care.
 
2013-02-24 09:19:04 AM  
A thread about the Oscars and a thread about the Daytona 500. They both start with someone having to tell us how much they don't care about it, as is the way with every "event" type thread.

I guess they were disappointed they didn't have a chance to do the oh-so witty comment "People still watch SNL?" last night since it was a rerun.
 
2013-02-24 09:37:44 AM  
I hope Tarantino wins for Django. I don't know if it was the best picture but he deserves it for getting snubbed for Pulp Fiction.
 
2013-02-24 09:38:56 AM  
I actually like watching the Oscars every year. It's a cultural touchstone, innit?

Kinda pissed I'm gonna miss 'em this year.

Y U no livestream Oscar?!
 
2013-02-24 09:56:24 AM  
I have a ballot filled out because we are going to a party, but I really didn't care much for any of the nominated films this year. Perhaps my favorite of the bunch, Silver Linings Playbook, ended up being a fun movie but totally an actors film.
 
2013-02-24 10:05:09 AM  
The only awards I'm interested in are Picture (Lincoln), Actor (DDL), Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), and Original Song (Skyfall).  I won't even be watching; I'll wait for someone to mention it on Twitter.  The show is too long anyway, and the last time I tried to watch the entire program, I fell asleep halfway through.
 
2013-02-24 10:58:08 AM  

Mugato: I hope Tarantino wins for Django. I don't know if it was the best picture but he deserves it for

getting snubbed for Pulp Fiction.

Things like that are exactly why I don't care about the Oscars.
 
2013-02-24 11:05:34 AM  
I won't be around for the thread, but...


Does Lincoln have a shot at Best Picture?


Not a chance.  The "Ben Affleck didn't get nominated, so this means WAR" backlash is all but going to guarantee an Argo Best Picture win.


Lord of Allusions: A thread about the Oscars and a thread about the Daytona 500. They both start with someone having to tell us how much they don't care about it, as is the way with every "event" type thread.

I guess they were disappointed they didn't have a chance to do the oh-so witty comment "People still watch SNL?" last night since it was a rerun.


Oy, how about it?
 
2013-02-24 11:17:14 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Eh, so long as the New England Patriots lose I don't care.


www.troll.me
 
2013-02-24 11:21:49 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Not a chance.  The "Ben Affleck didn't get nominated, so this means WAR" backlash is all but going to guarantee an Argo Best Picture win.


This seems like a bizarre thing to believe, since the people who choose the nominations are part of the pool of the people who vote for the winner.

I do think Argo deserves to win, but this won't be why.
 
2013-02-24 11:25:54 AM  

DamnYankees: This seems like a bizarre thing to believe, since the people who choose the nominations are part of the pool of the people who vote for the winner.


I think it was purely by accident that Affleck didn't get the nomination.  And now, they're looking to correct that oversight.

All the guild awards seem to point that way.  And this seemed like a contest that once had Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty as its possible frontrunners, but all that jazz changes like the flip of a coin.


DamnYankees: I do think Argo deserves to win, but this won't be why.


Fair enough, aye.
 
2013-02-24 11:27:59 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The "Ben Affleck didn't get nominated, so this means WAR" backlash is all but going to guarantee an Argo Best Picture win.


Sad but true.

Argo was great but Lincoln deserves the win.
 
2013-02-24 11:31:48 AM  

quatchi: Sad but true.


I wish that weren't how these things were decided, but... here we are.


Argo was great but Lincoln deserves the win.

I still have yet to see Amour.  I've heard good things about that, especially what is supposed to be a shattering performance from Emmanuelle Riva.

And I think you can count that film out, since no film in an entirely different language has ever won Best Picture.
 
2013-02-24 11:39:47 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I still have yet to see Amour.  I've heard good things about that, especially what is supposed to be a shattering performance from Emmanuelle Riva.


Yes, the CBC did a great piece of that film the other day and it really sparked my interest.

So many movies, so little time.
 
2013-02-24 11:40:27 AM  

One Bad Apple: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Eh, so long as the New England Patriots lose I don't care.

[www.troll.me image 550x690]


Lol, nice one.
 
2013-02-24 11:42:53 AM  
My only prediction is that Seth MacFarlane will suuuuuuuuuuck!

And I like Seth MacFarlane.
 
2013-02-24 11:45:33 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: going to guarantee an Argo Best Picture win.


If there is anything Hollywood loves more than anything, it's a movie where Hollywood is involved.
 
2013-02-24 12:00:21 PM  

Lord of Allusions: If there is anything Hollywood loves more than anything, it's a movie where Hollywood is involved.


Mmhmm, got that right.

A film where a filmmaking production saves the day? GO US!


quatchi: Yes, the CBC did a great piece of that film the other day and it really sparked my interest.

So many movies, so little time.


The movie aficionado's dilemma, as it were.

It's equal parts journey AND destination.
 
2013-02-24 12:37:28 PM  
Here are the wins I'd most like to see:

Moonrise Kingdom for Best Original Screenplay
How to Survive a Plague for Best Documentary
Life of Pi for the technical awards
 
2013-02-24 12:42:14 PM  
Usually there's at least one or two things that I'm rooting for, but I just don't care who wins this year. I'll be watching to see how many people Seth pisses off and that's it.
 
2013-02-24 12:44:26 PM  

DamnYankees: Life of Pi for the technical awards


I think you're going to see more than a few of these for Pi, yeah.

I don't see it winning the big jazz like Best Picture or Director or Screenplay, so it's going to rack up more than a few technical awards.  It'll be just like Hugo last year.
 
2013-02-24 12:45:45 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DamnYankees: Life of Pi for the technical awards

I think you're going to see more than a few of these for Pi, yeah.

I don't see it winning the big jazz like Best Picture or Director or Screenplay, so it's going to rack up more than a few technical awards.  It'll be just like Hugo last year.


I had Life of Pi as my #1 movie of the year, so I'd love to see it win the major awards, also. It won't though.
 
2013-02-24 12:47:44 PM  

DamnYankees: I had Life of Pi as my #1 movie of the year, so I'd love to see it win the major awards, also. It won't though.


The possibility exists for a Best Director upset, but I don't think that the Academy could resist throwing a third one to Spielberg this time around.
 
2013-02-24 12:48:01 PM  

Cuchulane: My only prediction is that Seth MacFarlane will suuuuuuuuuuck!

And I like Seth MacFarlane.


Well, honestly, they're probably going to keep him from doing the kind of humor he does best. So he just may well suck as host.
 
2013-02-24 12:52:52 PM  
I don't know what 5-Hour Energy reinvests their profits in, but it isn't commercials.
 
2013-02-24 12:56:10 PM  

Lord of Allusions: I don't know what 5-Hour Energy reinvests their profits in, but it isn't commercials.


"Wanna know what I did in the last five hours?"

"Unless it involved catastrophic cardiac failure, no."
 
2013-02-24 12:57:46 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Cuchulane: My only prediction is that Seth MacFarlane will suuuuuuuuuuck!

And I like Seth MacFarlane.

Well, honestly, they're probably going to keep him from doing the kind of humor he does best. So he just may well suck as host.


yeah, it's not going to be open-mic night for Seth, he's going to be reading the words that Bruce Vilanch wrote... so it'll be jokes about Viagra and Octomom, and maybe something edgy about the BP oil spill.
 
2013-02-24 12:59:39 PM  

calbert: FirstNationalBastard: Cuchulane: My only prediction is that Seth MacFarlane will suuuuuuuuuuck!

And I like Seth MacFarlane.

Well, honestly, they're probably going to keep him from doing the kind of humor he does best. So he just may well suck as host.

yeah, it's not going to be open-mic night for Seth, he's going to be reading the words that Bruce Vilanch wrote... so it'll be jokes about Viagra and Octomom, and maybe something edgy about the BP oil spill.


I don't know - he was relatively edgy in the nominations ceremony. Lets see what he brings and not pre-judge.
 
2013-02-24 01:05:45 PM  
Not watching the Oscars this evening. Despise the unfunny, no talent assclown that is hosting.
 
2013-02-24 01:14:00 PM  

albert71292: Not watching the Oscars this evening. Despise the unfunny, no talent assclown that is hosting.


You could always record Steve Martin soundbites from previous Oscar years and play them over a muted TV.

Steve Martin's antagonism of Russell Crowe during the 2001 Oscars was the greatest thing EVER.  You could look into Crowe's eyes and determine that he wanted nothing more than to bumrush the stage and strangle Martin.
 
2013-02-24 01:16:21 PM  

DamnYankees: calbert: FirstNationalBastard: Cuchulane: My only prediction is that Seth MacFarlane will suuuuuuuuuuck!

And I like Seth MacFarlane.

Well, honestly, they're probably going to keep him from doing the kind of humor he does best. So he just may well suck as host.

yeah, it's not going to be open-mic night for Seth, he's going to be reading the words that Bruce Vilanch wrote... so it'll be jokes about Viagra and Octomom, and maybe something edgy about the BP oil spill.

I don't know - he was relatively edgy in the nominations ceremony. Lets see what he brings and not pre-judge.


I'm saying Bruce Vilanch is a hack, and his words will be what Seth MacFarlane will have to work with. Seth may be able to sneak a quip in under his breath, but I'm sure the Academy is keeping him on a tight leash, and there'll be a time-delay of 'just long enough for someone to Google Seth's comments'.

besides, with the broadcast at roughly 4 hours long, that's not enough time for a typical Seth MacFarlane gag.
 
2013-02-24 01:21:51 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DamnYankees: I had Life of Pi as my #1 movie of the year, so I'd love to see it win the major awards, also. It won't though.

The possibility exists for a Best Director upset, but I don't think that the Academy could resist throwing a third one to Spielberg this time around.


I would so much prefer Ang Lee to win over Spielberg but I'm thinking you are correct here.
 
2013-02-24 01:35:39 PM  

albert71292: Not watching the Oscars this evening. Despise the unfunny, no talent assclown that is hosting.


I don't know, I'm in the minority here but Billy Crystal was farking obnoxious. And then there was the abortion that was Catwoman and the Green Goblin. How bad can Seth be?
 
2013-02-24 01:49:01 PM  

Mugato: albert71292: Not watching the Oscars this evening. Despise the unfunny, no talent assclown that is hosting.

I don't know, I'm in the minority here but Billy Crystal was farking obnoxious. And then there was the abortion that was Catwoman and the Green Goblin. How bad can Seth be?


I still think Jon Stewart did a helluva good job but apparently I am all but alone in that sentiment.
 
2013-02-24 01:49:36 PM  

quatchi: I still think Jon Stewart did a helluva good job but apparently I am all but alone in that sentiment.


I don't think I saw that one but he was probably good.
 
2013-02-24 01:50:52 PM  

quatchi: I still think Jon Stewart did a helluva good job but apparently I am all but alone in that sentiment.


I thought he did a solid job, but I'd love to see Steve Martin get another crack at it.
 
2013-02-24 01:56:37 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: quatchi: I still think Jon Stewart did a helluva good job but apparently I am all but alone in that sentiment.

I thought he did a solid job, but I'd love to see Steve Martin get another crack at it.


Especially if he brings his banjo.

/When he's a'pickin, I'm a'grinning.
 
2013-02-24 02:00:48 PM  

quatchi: Especially if he brings his banjo.

/When he's a'pickin, I'm a'grinning.


All five Best Song nominees played by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers?

BEST.  RATINGS.  EVER.
 
2013-02-24 02:22:20 PM  

Mugato: I hope Tarantino wins for Django. I don't know if it was the best picture but he deserves it for getting snubbed for Pulp Fiction.


Pulp Fiction defiantly was not the best picture that year. Don't get me wrong, it was really great, a classic.

But The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump were far better.

IMHO, until Tarantino drops the homages/ pop culture references to other movies in his own movies... And creates something completely original-he's not gonna ever win.
 
2013-02-24 02:24:13 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: quatchi: Especially if he brings his banjo.

/When he's a'pickin, I'm a'grinning.

All five Best Song nominees played by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers?

BEST.  RATINGS.  EVER.


Newsletter, jib, all that.
 
2013-02-24 02:30:30 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DamnYankees: This seems like a bizarre thing to believe, since the people who choose the nominations are part of the pool of the people who vote for the winner.

I think it was purely by accident that Affleck didn't get the nomination.  And now, they're looking to correct that oversight.

All the guild awards seem to point that way.  And this seemed like a contest that once had Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty as its possible frontrunners, but all that jazz changes like the flip of a coin.


DamnYankees: I do think Argo deserves to win, but this won't be why.

Fair enough, aye.


Personally, I think it will be between Lincoln and Les Miserable.

Lincoln was the kind of movie that everyone loved. It was historic, epic and incredibly well acted. It touched on themes that dealt with politics and humanity.

Argo will be Ben Afflecks Goodfella.
 
2013-02-24 02:38:19 PM  

quatchi: Newsletter, jib, all that.


*tips hat*

Cheers!


Darth_Lukecash: Personally, I think it will be between Lincoln and Les Miserable.

Lincoln was the kind of movie that everyone loved. It was historic, epic and incredibly well acted. It touched on themes that dealt with politics and humanity.

Argo will be Ben Afflecks Goodfella.


If it comes down between those two, then it's Lincoln, easily.  It has the two most important nominations: Best Director and Best Editing.

Best Editing, in particular, is crucial here.  No film has won Best Picture in the past 30 years without getting an accompanying nomination for Best Editing (a win isn't necessary in the category).

This year's Best Editing nominees are Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

One of those five movies will win Best Picture, and I'm inclined to say that it will be Argo with Lincoln as a runner-up by the narrowest of margins.
 
2013-02-24 02:46:26 PM  
What are the Vegas odds of an Al-Qaeda attack taking out Hollywood's elite tonight?
 
2013-02-24 03:08:25 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Mugato: I hope Tarantino wins for Django. I don't know if it was the best picture but he deserves it for getting snubbed for Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction defiantly was not the best picture that year. Don't get me wrong, it was really great, a classic.

But The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump were far better.

IMHO, until Tarantino drops the homages/ pop culture references to other movies in his own movies... And creates something completely original-he's not gonna ever win.


I guess you could argue for The Shawshank Redemption even though I'd disagree but Forrest Gump was just pointless and horrible.
 
2013-02-24 03:20:46 PM  

Mugato: Darth_Lukecash: Mugato: I hope Tarantino wins for Django. I don't know if it was the best picture but he deserves it for getting snubbed for Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction defiantly was not the best picture that year. Don't get me wrong, it was really great, a classic.

But The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump were far better.

IMHO, until Tarantino drops the homages/ pop culture references to other movies in his own movies... And creates something completely original-he's not gonna ever win.

I guess you could argue for The Shawshank Redemption even though I'd disagree but Forrest Gump was just pointless and horrible.


I watched Forrest Gump with the Idea I would HATE it. It was Tom Hanks that made the concept work. The movie had incredibly dark themes, but balanced out with some genuine funny and tender moments. And the darkness wasn't cruel or malicious.
 
2013-02-24 03:47:11 PM  
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
5:45:09 PT
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
5:54:06 PT
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
5:56:18 PT
CINEMATOGRAPHY
6:05:13 PT
VISUAL EFFECTS
6:07:43 PT
COSTUME DESIGN
6:14:53 PT
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
6:17:14 PT
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
6:30:40 PT
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
6:32:59 PT
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
6:41:32 PT
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
6:48:07 PT
SOUND MIXING
7:08:52 PT
SOUND EDITING
7:14:17 PT
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
7:19:12 PT
FILM EDITING
7:31:00 PT
PRODUCTION DESIGN
7:47:02 PT
INTRO IN MEMORIAM
7:56:45 PT
IN MEMORIAM PACKAGE & PERFORMANCE
8:00:15 PT
ORIGINAL SCORE
8:08:13 PT
ORIGINAL SONG
8:17:16 PT
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
8:22:42 PT
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
8:25:16 PT
DIRECTING
8:32:33 PT
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
8:39:57 PT
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
8:46:29 PT
BEST PICTURE
8:53:29 PT
 
2013-02-24 03:51:11 PM  
Oh, that's why the Simpsons is a rerun.
 
2013-02-24 04:45:28 PM  
My prediction:

Hugh Jackman will get best actor, David o. Russell will get best director,  Argo will be the underdog wildcard that gets best picture, Naomi Watts will get Best Actress, Best Supporting actor is a tough one because all the nominees are previous winners (then again, Hoffman doesn't have a Supporting statue), but since Lincoln needs to get something, Tommy Lee Jones will win,.Jacki Weaver will be the "who?" who gets Supporting Actress,  Zero Dark Thirty Best orig screenplay,  Silver Linings Playbook or Lincoln for best adapted.  And MacFarlane will be approved by a wide audience to be the New Host.

None of this is based on my preference, I'm just cynical.
 
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