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Thread started 02/10/20 9:40am

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No Oscar Thread - WTF??

Ok, so I don't see an Oscar thread here like I would've any other year on the org, so I'm starting one to say congratulations to Brad Pitt for his solid performance in Once Upon a Time...... Well deserved. I loved movie and found it to be very original. Having said this, I really don't care about the other winners razz lol

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Reply #1 posted 02/10/20 9:59am

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I don't think people put much stock in award ceremonies anymore. The media outlets try and drum up interest every year but increasingly most of us ordinary folk are "m'eh" about them now.

The 'Hollyweird' thing hasn't helped, but I think the Weinstein factor had the biggest impact. A whole heap of the current starlets stood on the Oscar and Golden Globe stages and said what a wonderful man he was; its at best embarrassing, at worst complicit.

Ricky Gervais also did a grand job showing up how pointless the ceremonies really are. I think the Golden Globes thought it was a smart thing getting him to host like he has (and for us watching at home it was) but he pretty much killed their concept and I don't think they've realised it yet.

Having said that, nice to see Parasite get well deserved recognition. Also thought Brad Pitt was great in Once Upon ... as was Linney in Marriage Story. And of course Joaquin in Joker was off the charts amazing.

I thought Avengers: Endgame should have got a Best Picture nom. It was easily as good as Black Panther (better imo) and this year wasn't a particularly strong Best Picture category.

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Reply #2 posted 02/10/20 10:13am

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Empress said:

Ok, so I don't see an Oscar thread here like I would've any other year on the org, so I'm starting one to say congratulations to Brad Pitt for his solid performance in Once Upon a Time...... Well deserved. I loved movie and found it to be very original. Having said this, I really don't care about the other winners razz lol

I was waiting for you to put one up, about time.

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Reply #3 posted 02/10/20 10:15am

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DaveT said:

I don't think people put much stock in award ceremonies anymore. The media outlets try and drum up interest every year but increasingly most of us ordinary folk are "m'eh" about them now.

The 'Hollyweird' thing hasn't helped, but I think the Weinstein factor had the biggest impact. A whole heap of the current starlets stood on the Oscar and Golden Globe stages and said what a wonderful man he was; its at best embarrassing, at worst complicit.

Ricky Gervais also did a grand job showing up how pointless the ceremonies really are. I think the Golden Globes thought it was a smart thing getting him to host like he has (and for us watching at home it was) but he pretty much killed their concept and I don't think they've realised it yet.

Having said that, nice to see Parasite get well deserved recognition. Also thought Brad Pitt was great in Once Upon ... as was Linney in Marriage Story. And of course Joaquin in Joker was off the charts amazing.

I thought Avengers: Endgame should have got a Best Picture nom. It was easily as good as Black Panther (better imo) and this year wasn't a particularly strong Best Picture category.

Yeah what I notice every year is that all the other networks that are not airing the Oscars plays repeats episodes. It's like Hollywood is forcing people to turn into the Oscars.

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Reply #4 posted 02/10/20 10:31am

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Delighted to see Brad Pitt win. Well deserved. But I wouldn't have complained if Joe Pesci or Al Pacino won either. They were amazing in The Irishman.

I was glad that 1917 didn't win Best Picture, as had been predicted by many beforehand. But Parasite would not have been my choice either. For me, both The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood were far better movies.
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Reply #5 posted 02/10/20 10:38am

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People still watch that? lol

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Reply #6 posted 02/10/20 10:46am

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If the Oscars are not about the Best American Picture anymore, then the awards should be reborn as a be-all-end-all International Film Awards.

Congratulations to either The Irishman or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for beign the best american picture of the year; and 1917 the best british film of the year.

Also, sometimes I genuinely think the Academy likes to troll a lil bit, like Avengers: Endgame not winning Best Special Effects.

[Edited 2/10/20 10:49am]

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Reply #7 posted 02/10/20 10:46am

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EmmaMcG said:

Delighted to see Brad Pitt win. Well deserved. But I wouldn't have complained if Joe Pesci or Al Pacino won either. They were amazing in The Irishman. I was glad that 1917 didn't win Best Picture, as had been predicted by many beforehand. But Parasite would not have been my choice either. For me, both The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood were far better movies.

Agreed Emma! Al Pacino is my all time fav actor, but there was just something about Brad in Once Upon a Time that really grabbed my attention (maybe it was when he took his shirt off while on the roof). Kidding aside, I loved the movie and glad to see him take home his first acting Oscar.

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Reply #8 posted 02/10/20 10:50am

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Empress said:

EmmaMcG said:

Delighted to see Brad Pitt win. Well deserved. But I wouldn't have complained if Joe Pesci or Al Pacino won either. They were amazing in The Irishman. I was glad that 1917 didn't win Best Picture, as had been predicted by many beforehand. But Parasite would not have been my choice either. For me, both The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood were far better movies.

Agreed Emma! Al Pacino is my all time fav actor, but there was just something about Brad in Once Upon a Time that really grabbed my attention (maybe it was when he took his shirt off while on the roof). Kidding aside, I loved the movie and glad to see him take home his first acting Oscar.

I'm ok with Pitt winning a secondary award after 30 years of acting, but not if the competition is Pacino AND Pesci.

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Reply #9 posted 02/10/20 11:22am

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I was sure someone would mention Janelle Monae wearing an outfit very much in the style of Prince's 1985 Academy Award outfit (the hooded cloak).

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Reply #10 posted 02/10/20 12:20pm

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Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig managed to squeeze U Got The Look in their costume design medley. Pretty funny.

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Reply #11 posted 02/10/20 12:24pm

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I was sure someone would mention Janelle Monae wearing an outfit very much in the style of Prince's 1985 Academy Award outfit (the hooded cloak).


They harkened it back to 70s Grace Jones. But Prince did it justice with the twirl.

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Reply #12 posted 02/10/20 12:58pm

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I'm on the left but Phoenix and his litany of causes was a bit much. Why not bring us together?

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Reply #13 posted 02/10/20 1:06pm

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Se7en said:

I was sure someone would mention Janelle Monae wearing an outfit very much in the style of Prince's 1985 Academy Award outfit (the hooded cloak).

There were many purple references...

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Reply #14 posted 02/10/20 1:10pm

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Janelle was nervous. She sang sour at the beginning.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #15 posted 02/10/20 1:25pm

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Se7en said:

I was sure someone would mention Janelle Monae wearing an outfit very much in the style of Prince's 1985 Academy Award outfit (the hooded cloak).


Except for having a hood, her dress was nothing like Prince's outfit.

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Reply #16 posted 02/10/20 1:27pm

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Nobody told me anything razz

Post the outfits........

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Reply #17 posted 02/10/20 1:49pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

I'm on the left but Phoenix and his litany of causes was a bit much. Why not bring us together?


Yeah, he rambled a bit ... you'd think after the amount of winners speeches he's given lately he'd have had it down biggrin I thought his final line about River was incrediby touching though.

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Reply #18 posted 02/10/20 2:49pm

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People still watch that? lol

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Just a bunch of self-important limousine liberals patting themselves on the back.

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Reply #19 posted 02/10/20 4:49pm

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Se7en said:

I was sure someone would mention Janelle Monae wearing an outfit very much in the style of Prince's 1985 Academy Award outfit (the hooded cloak).

She sure was, only in a different color.

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Reply #21 posted 02/10/20 7:33pm

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Didn't even realize that shizz was on. Power series finale was on ๐Ÿ™‰. Haven't seen any of these films, but have always enjoyed Joaquin n have been dying to see Joker n The Irishman. Pesci lost ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜›, wanna c Brad in Tarantino movie also.
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Reply #22 posted 02/11/20 5:46am

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I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.

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Reply #23 posted 02/11/20 8:01am

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Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.



It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.



I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli movies but the best animated movies of all time come from Disney and Pixar.
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Reply #24 posted 02/11/20 8:29am

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Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.

It's not Japan

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[Off topic snip - luv4u]

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Reply #26 posted 02/12/20 8:55am

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Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.

That and the fact the Academy totally blanked the horror / thriller work coming out of Asia in the late 90s/early 2000s ... Ring, Audtion, Oldboy, A Tale of Two Sisters, etc ... I think a couple of the films from that era were actually better than Parasite, but the Academy didn't even acknowledge them!

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Reply #27 posted 02/12/20 11:14am

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Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.


I really love the animation in Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells. Along with The Tale of Princess Kaguya, I may not have known about any of them had they not been nominated for Academy Awards. And they were so good, I later bought them all on disc which I was not motivated to do for the animated feature winner that year, Big Hero 6 (although I did like that one too).

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Reply #28 posted 02/13/20 12:42pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.

I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli movies but the best animated movies of all time come from Disney and Pixar.

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Reply #29 posted 02/16/20 6:48am

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EmmaMcG said:

Fauxie said:

I was delighted to see 'Parasite' do well, as someone who watches a lot of non-English language films and series (ok hundreds and hundreds of Japanese, but plenty from many other countries too, including Korea). I could never go back to just watching US and UK films. It's great to get something just a little different. Also, I just really liked the movie 'Parasite', so I'm happy for all involved that they were rewarded for putting together such an interesting film.

It's always been particularly ridiculous that fantastic non-US animated movies have lost out on several occasions to inferior US fare. Especially that year neither Kaguya or Song of the Sea won. I think we all know where the best animation has come from for 30 or 40 years now, but results down the years definitely don't reflect that.

I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli movies but the best animated movies of all time come from Disney and Pixar.

Really? I don't think it's even close. There's probably 4 or 5 Japanese animated movies I love for every 1 by Disney or Pixar. The US just doesn't really create stuff that covers as much ground as, say, The Wind Rises, Tokyo Godfathers and A Silent Voice, to name just 3 brilliant but very different Japanese anime movies.

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