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(The Hollywood Reporter)   An oral history of the biggest screw-up (other than Crash winning Best Picture) in Oscar history, one year later   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2018-02-28 09:09:50 PM  
other than Crash winning Best Picture

Pardon me, subby, I believe you mean "Mad Max: Fury Road not winning Best Picture".
 
2018-02-28 09:37:11 PM  
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2018-02-28 11:30:59 PM  
This is the21st century!! Why even use envelopes? Just put the names on a teleprompter. The CPAs can follow along and make sure no errors occur.
 
2018-03-01 12:48:45 AM  

Sid_6.7: Pardon me, subby, I believe you mean "Mad Max: Fury Road not winning Best Picture".


For me to poop on
 
2018-03-01 12:49:49 AM  
Crash winning was great because at least one person hired the David Cronenberg one by mistake
 
2018-03-01 12:54:48 AM  
goddam, that movie was such a pandering piece of shiat.
 
2018-03-01 12:56:20 AM  

Sid_6.7: other than Crash winning Best Picture

Pardon me, subby, I believe you mean "Mad Max: Fury Road not winning Best Picture".


Sorry, I think you mean Singin' in the Rain getting only 2 nominations and winning nothing at all. Screw year, It was the best movie of its decade.
 
2018-03-01 01:08:03 AM  
Two Towers should have won.
 
2018-03-01 01:09:15 AM  
I remember the attendees being interviewed and all of them saying variations of "It was the worst thing to ever happen in the history of ever".
That was the worst thing ever to these people who all just got an Oscar gift bag, the contents of which is worth more than most of the world population earns in a year.
 
2018-03-01 01:11:15 AM  

Neeek: Sorry, I think you mean Singin' in the Rain getting only 2 nominations and winning nothing at all. Screw year, It was the best movie of its decade.


didn't make me laugh
 
2018-03-01 01:17:55 AM  

Neeek: Sid_6.7: other than Crash winning Best Picture

Pardon me, subby, I believe you mean "Mad Max: Fury Road not winning Best Picture".

Sorry, I think you mean Singin' in the Rain getting only 2 nominations and winning nothing at all. Screw year, It was the best movie of its decade.


I will remove myself from your lawn post-haste.
 
2018-03-01 01:28:39 AM  
Crash? I liked that movie the first time I saw it. When it was John Sayles' "City of Hope."
 
2018-03-01 01:34:58 AM  
I didn't bother reading TFA because there's no way the contents can be more interesting than the header image. Anne. Matt. The Rock. Streep! So much to love.
 
2018-03-01 01:48:27 AM  
what about forrest gump winning best picture over shawshank redemption
 
2018-03-01 02:05:02 AM  
Have we forgotten about Marissa Tomei winning, already?
 
2018-03-01 03:14:00 AM  
One year after the craziest, most improbable and downright embarrassing moment in Academy Awards history, 29 key players open up (many for the first time) about the onstage chaos, backstage bickering and who's really to blame for Envelopegate and the two minutes and 23 seconds that 'La La Land' beat 'Moonlight.'

The really telling this is that nobody talks about these movies anymore even though it has apparently just been a year.

/I remember that they were musicals.
//Don't remember a damn thing else.
 
2018-03-01 03:58:59 AM  

LoneWolf343: One year after the craziest, most improbable and downright embarrassing moment in Academy Awards history, 29 key players open up (many for the first time) about the onstage chaos, backstage bickering and who's really to blame for Envelopegate and the two minutes and 23 seconds that 'La La Land' beat 'Moonlight.'

The really telling this is that nobody talks about these movies anymore even though it has apparently just been a year.

/I remember that they were musicals.
//Don't remember a damn thing else.


Moonlight wasn't a musical; although The Stroke was featured prominently
 
2018-03-01 05:27:07 AM  
Raging Bull and Goodfellas losing Best Picture to Ordinary People and Dances With Wolves.
 
2018-03-01 05:30:39 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Have we forgotten about Marissa Tomei winning, already?


Horseshiat. People still remember her performance 25 years later. Most people, including movie buffs, couldn't even name another nominee that year.
 
2018-03-01 05:33:11 AM  
Martin Scorsese having as many Oscars as Suicide Squad
 
2018-03-01 05:38:27 AM  

Hendawg: Martin Scorsese having as many Oscars as Suicide Squad


FFS, let it go.
 
2018-03-01 05:49:00 AM  

stoli n coke: Raging Bull and Goodfellas losing Best Picture to Ordinary People and Dances With Wolves.


Also:
Around the World in 80 Days over The 10 Commandments.
Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.
Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction.
The Greatest Show on Earth over The Quiet Man.
Driving Miss Daisy over Do the Right Thing.

It happens a lot.
 
2018-03-01 07:02:14 AM  
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call should have won best picture.
 
2018-03-01 07:10:27 AM  
the lego movie should of won best animated picture over big hero 6
 
2018-03-01 07:18:20 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Have we forgotten about Marissa Tomei winning, already?


Marisa Tomei should win an Oscar just for the way she delivered the last line of Spider Man: Homecoming.  And for being hot.

As for the rest of the Oscars, haven't seen any of the Best Picture candidates this year.  Don't care if I ever do.  Don't plan on watching a second of that self-righteous, high-school drop out Circle Jerk.

/ Only one of the "big award" movies that I'm actually interested in seeing is The Florida Project.
 
2018-03-01 08:09:38 AM  

LoneWolf343: One year after the craziest, most improbable and downright embarrassing moment in Academy Awards history, 29 key players open up (many for the first time) about the onstage chaos, backstage bickering and who's really to blame for Envelopegate and the two minutes and 23 seconds that 'La La Land' beat 'Moonlight.'

The really telling this is that nobody talks about these movies anymore even though it has apparently just been a year.

/I remember that they were musicals.
//Don't remember a damn thing else.


Execpt for the art direction, La La Land was rubbish.
 
2018-03-01 08:45:21 AM  

khitsicker: the lego movie should of won best animated picture over big hero 6


Like we're going to listen to someone who says, "should of"
 
2018-03-01 09:46:40 AM  

khitsicker: the lego movie should of won best animated picture over big hero 6


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2018-03-01 09:47:52 AM  

Neeek: Sid_6.7: other than Crash winning Best Picture

Pardon me, subby, I believe you mean "Mad Max: Fury Road not winning Best Picture".

Sorry, I think you mean Singin' in the Rain getting only 2 nominations and winning nothing at all. Screw year, It was the best movie of its decade.


I believe you mean Henry Fonda not winning Best Actor for his portrayal of Tom Joad in Grapes of Wrath.
 
2018-03-01 10:13:31 AM  
First I've heard of it, which means I successfully avoided the subject of the oscars for an entire year. Where's my prize?
 
2018-03-01 10:15:44 AM  

Neeek: Sorry, I think you mean Singin' in the Rain getting only 2 nominations and winning nothing at all. Screw year, It was the best movie of its decade.


I wanted to argue with you, but then I looked at what actually won that year.  I got nothing.
 
2018-03-01 10:18:47 AM  

ZMugg: stoli n coke: Raging Bull and Goodfellas losing Best Picture to Ordinary People and Dances With Wolves.

Also:
Around the World in 80 Days over The 10 Commandments.
Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.
Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction.
The Greatest Show on Earth over The Quiet Man.
Driving Miss Daisy over Do the Right Thing.

It happens a lot.


Oliver over 2001.
 
2018-03-01 11:30:51 AM  
It's weird how much people care about this. It's a farking awards show for movies. So they made a mistake. It's not like they accidentally nuked a city.
 
2018-03-01 11:43:47 AM  
Everybody seems to be jumping over each other to bury Faye Dunaway there.
 
2018-03-01 11:48:13 AM  

RevMercutio: Everybody seems to be jumping over each other to bury Faye Dunaway there.


That's Hollywood -- give the people what they want to see...
 
2018-03-01 12:09:18 PM  
ZMugg:
The Greatest Show on Earth over The Quiet Man.

I attempted to watch The Quiet Man once - the acting by the supporting players was so over-the-top broad and awful I was waiting for Joel and the Bots to show up in the bottom right corner of the frame. I had to turn it off after 45 minutes.
 
2018-03-01 01:16:59 PM  

ZMugg: Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.


Forgot about that travesty. To this day I haven't met anyone who has actually watched Shakespeare in Love, or at least nobody who will admit to it.
 
2018-03-01 01:28:28 PM  

Gleeman: ZMugg: Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.

Forgot about that travesty. To this day I haven't met anyone who has actually watched Shakespeare in Love, or at least nobody who will admit to it.


Meh, okay yea, back in the day, in a theater.  I think the spectacle of it attracted the voters... one leg is intellectual Shakespeare period piece, one leg is pure romcom, and, uh, a third leg is a... winking... nod to modern times, like Knight's Tale.

Probably Knight's Tale is the better movie.

/Penis
 
2018-03-01 01:36:19 PM  
Was the Rock photoshopped in to that picture? Does anyone have the original?
 
2018-03-01 01:39:48 PM  
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2018-03-01 01:49:11 PM  
elvindeath : As for the rest of the Oscars, haven't seen any of the Best Picture candidates this year. Don't care if I ever do.

Call Me by Your Name: Loved it despite wanting it to be 20 minutes shorter
Darkest Hour: I'm a total Anglophile, no interest in seeing this rehash of history
Dunkirk: Didn't like it at all, really bored of Nolan's style
Get Out: Loved it, will probably win Best Picture, great job by Jordan Peele > more from him please
Lady Bird: Will see it when it's on cable
Phantom Thread: Nope, no interest in another Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar bait film
The Post: ZZZZZZ, worked at a newspaper, nothing to see here
The Shape of Water: Need to see this in a theater
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Will see it when it's on cable

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

Only saw Loveless, was disappointed despite being a fan of the directors other movies. Any recommendations for the others, thanks.

Don't plan on watching a second of that self-righteous, high-school drop out Circle Jerk

Me either, though that's because I loathe awards shows in general, not just this one.
 
2018-03-01 01:53:47 PM  

ZMugg: stoli n coke: Raging Bull and Goodfellas losing Best Picture to Ordinary People and Dances With Wolves.

Also:
Around the World in 80 Days over The 10 Commandments.
Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.
Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction.
The Greatest Show on Earth over The Quiet Man.
Driving Miss Daisy over Do the Right Thing.

It happens a lot.


Gweneth Paltrow over Cate Blanchete
Nic Cage over Anthony Perkins, Richard Dryfuss, and Sean Penn
Cher over Meryl Streep and Glen Close
Chicago over Gangs of New York
The English Patient over Fargo
And the Academy constantly ignoring Comedy.
 
2018-03-01 01:58:12 PM  

jigoro: Gleeman: ZMugg: Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.

Forgot about that travesty. To this day I haven't met anyone who has actually watched Shakespeare in Love, or at least nobody who will admit to it.

Meh, okay yea, back in the day, in a theater.  I think the spectacle of it attracted the voters... one leg is intellectual Shakespeare period piece, one leg is pure romcom, and, uh, a third leg is a... winking... nod to modern times, like Knight's Tale.

Probably Knight's Tale is the better movie.

/Penis


You've made me want to see Shakespeare in Love; I, too, have a winking third leg
 
2018-03-01 02:58:52 PM  
Darkest Hour is a decent film. If it wins Best Picture, I shall not be offended.
 
2018-03-01 03:01:09 PM  
Tommy Lee Jones over Ralph Fiennes
 
2018-03-01 03:24:44 PM  
It is a travesty that can only be remedied by a remake starring Scarlet Johansson and Chloe Grace-Moretz. Start a petition!
 
2018-03-01 04:06:40 PM  
Me reading the headline: But...Crash didn't win Best Picture. That was Brokeback. It was a huge upset, doesn't subby remember?

Me consulting Wikipedia: WTF?! Goddamn timeline always changing on me, somebody turn down the LHC!
 
2018-03-01 05:05:53 PM  

Mole Man: ZMugg: stoli n coke: Raging Bull and Goodfellas losing Best Picture to Ordinary People and Dances With Wolves.

Also:
Around the World in 80 Days over The 10 Commandments.
Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan.
Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction.
The Greatest Show on Earth over The Quiet Man.
Driving Miss Daisy over Do the Right Thing.

It happens a lot.

Oliver over 2001.


I love 2001, but no movie that requires you to read a supplementary novel should be Best Picture. 2001 wasn't self-contained and had poor sound mixing in the middle part to boot.

Better choices than both of them:
Planet of the Apes
Rosemary's Baby
The Thomas Crown Affair
 
2018-03-01 09:57:47 PM  
I see nobody remembers Titanic won a whole bunch of shiat.
 
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