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(Yahoo)   Should the Academy Awards include an Oscar for 'casting director'? Woody Allen thinks so as he nebbishly stammers his support of a new category   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 23
    More: Interesting, Oscar, Woody Allen, Academy Awards, casting directors, Hollywood, Dianne Wiest, Ed Koch, Patricia Clarkson  
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2013-11-01 09:11:40 AM
Another speech from someone nobody apart from a few industry insiders cares about? No thanks. I enjoy the Oscars, even often have a little get-together for it, but sometimes I'm just thinking "Yes, the sound in the film was very good, now say 'Thank you' and get off the stage."
 
2013-11-01 09:27:52 AM
Ellen Chenoweth would win it every year. Seriously, her casting decisions are ridiculously good.
 
2013-11-01 10:13:50 AM
Nebbish- a new word for me
 
2013-11-01 10:43:34 AM
Woody Allen is ruined forever for me. Creepy jerk.
 
2013-11-01 10:47:21 AM
I think in these days of gender equality, they should do away with the Best Actress category and just have Best Actor for both guy and gal thespians.
 
2013-11-01 10:51:04 AM
Finally... an opportunity to recognize the selection of Ben Affleck as Batman!
 
2013-11-01 10:54:13 AM
Personally I think the industry needs a 'Directors That Shouldn't Be Left Alone With Children' award.
 
2013-11-01 10:56:57 AM
This is a very good documentary film on this topic, on HBO (and on demand) right now.
 
2013-11-01 10:57:53 AM
I have to get into show business.

Imagine winning an Oscar for banging noob actresses on my couch!

/I'm the head writer. I'm the head writer. I'm the head writer.
 
2013-11-01 11:02:24 AM
I've often said that a good script only needs a good casting director to make an Oscar winning movie.
 
2013-11-01 11:36:11 AM

The Dynamite Monkey: This is a very good documentary film on this topic, on HBO (and on demand) right now.


It is excellent, and, after seeing it, I can't believe they ignore these people:  The right casting can make/break a movie, no matter how great the script.
 
2013-11-01 11:56:14 AM
The Oscar for Best Casting should be a thing. The Academy Awards recognize ever other technical and artistic aspect of film making and casting is a massively important part of the process.

enik: Personally I think the industry needs a 'Directors That Shouldn't Be Left Alone With Children' award.


That would get very boring after a few years what with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski trading it back and forth.
 
2013-11-01 12:09:51 PM

The Dynamite Monkey: This is a very good documentary film on this topic, on HBO (and on demand) right now.


Tom Donoghue just visited my school to show the doc and talk about casting and the process. Very cool stuff, and Marion Daugherty was awesome.


Sybarite: Another speech from someone nobody apart from a few industry insiders cares about? No thanks. I enjoy the Oscars, even often have a little get-together for it, but sometimes I'm just thinking "Yes, the sound in the film was very good, now say 'Thank you' and get off the stage."


Sorry, but you have no idea what you're talking about.  Casting is an art that deserves to be recognized.
 
2013-11-01 12:29:26 PM

Snatch Bandergrip: The Dynamite Monkey: This is a very good documentary film on this topic, on HBO (and on demand) right now.

Tom Donoghue just visited my school to show the doc and talk about casting and the process. Very cool stuff, and Marion Daugherty was awesome.


Sybarite: Another speech from someone nobody apart from a few industry insiders cares about? No thanks. I enjoy the Oscars, even often have a little get-together for it, but sometimes I'm just thinking "Yes, the sound in the film was very good, now say 'Thank you' and get off the stage."

Sorry, but you have no idea what you're talking about.  Casting is an art that deserves to be recognized.



Yes, and I'm sure all of those technical achievements deserved to be recognized, but the Academy smartly has a nice little separate ceremony for them, shows a highlight reel, and has all of them stand up together so we don't have to sit through a bunch of people the general public neither know nor cares about thanking a bunch of other people we neither know nor care about. The number of awards presented at the televised ceremony needs to decrease not increase. Sure, recognize the achievements, but tighten up the televised event and eliminate a third (or more) of the awards currently being handed out onscreen. Ninety-five percent of the viewing audience cares about maybe 7 or 8 of the categories, and that's being generous.
 
2013-11-01 12:36:04 PM

kbronsito: Finally... an opportunity to recognize the selection of Ben Affleck as Batman!


Casting directors don't hire the stars. They hire the supporting cast.
The leads are hired by the studio or the director.
 
2013-11-01 03:19:37 PM

Snapper Carr: The Oscar for Best Casting should be a thing. The Academy Awards recognize ever other technical and artistic aspect of film making and casting is a massively important part of the process.

enik: Personally I think the industry needs a 'Directors That Shouldn't Be Left Alone With Children' award.

That would get very boring after a few years what with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski trading it back and forth.

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Hai guyz! Wats going on in this thred?
 
2013-11-01 03:23:22 PM

mysticcat: Nebbish- a new word for me


Really?
 
2013-11-01 06:46:05 PM
Really? It took a casting director to tell you about Patricia Clarkson? She has an emmy, and oscar nomination and was in highly regarded films like The Station Agent and Far From Heaven.
 
2013-11-01 10:09:18 PM
There are too many awards as it is. I'd start watching again if they cut it back to:
Best Director
Best Musical Score
Best Movie
Best Actor/Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Special Effects
Best Extra
 
2013-11-02 01:33:34 PM
No Award for Best Boy?

Best Caterer?

Best Location Scout?

Best Boob adjuster?

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2013-11-02 02:36:40 PM
You know, I like his films except for that nervous fellow who's always in 'em.
 
2013-11-02 07:49:27 PM

enik: Personally I think the industry needs a 'Directors That Shouldn't Be Left Alone With Children' award.


Why?

/knows the answer, and knows you're wrong.
 
2013-11-02 07:50:15 PM

Sybarite: speech from someone nobody apart from a few industry insiders cares about?


Well, they are industry awards.
 
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