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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 1:35PM #1
Merope
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I'm fully aware that I'll have to change the title of this thread later tonight after the ceremonies Tongue Out

But until then, what are your picks?  Who are your faves?  What's the buzz?
     

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 2:01PM #2
mountain_man
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I predict the movie I watch tonight will be far more interesting. I just can't get into the Oscars. Some get more worked up over them than the Super Bowl. To each their own.


But I hear "The Artist" is going to do well. I don't think so though. It's a little short on dialog.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 4:49PM #3
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I enjoyed a successful basketball game this afternoon. That's enough excitement for one weekend.

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 11:02PM #4
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So far, it looks like "The Artist" is sweeping the biggies...

Billy Crystal is keeping this show alive...

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2012 - 11:40PM #5
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I've never cared about "The Oscars" or "The Grammies" or NASCAR or The SuperBowl or The NBA Final Four or Tiger Woods' Golf Game and Mistresses ....

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 9:30AM #6
TemplarS
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Feb 26, 2012 -- 11:40PM, teilhard wrote:


I've never cared about "The Oscars" or "The Grammies" or NASCAR or The SuperBowl or The NBA Final Four or Tiger Woods' Golf Game and Mistresses ....






Here's the deal.


I enjoy a good movie; I like watching football, and I enjoy watching (and playing) golf. 


But in any case- treating these people like they are some sort of superhumans is over the top.  Tiger Woods is a great golfer, Eli Manning is a great quarterback, Meryl Streep is a great actress, Scorsese is a great director.  I can appreciate great talent without having to get excited about everything they do in their private lives; way too much attention.  Beyonce and JZ had a baby; well, great, so did about 10,000 other people that day.   These people do not walk on water.


 

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 11:49AM #7
Ebon
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The last time I cared about the Oscars was when Mickey Rourke was robbed of Best Actor (for The Wrestler).

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 1:57PM #8
Merope
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LOL I guess this thread isn't too popular Tongue Out


Well, for folks interested in such things, here's a complete list of winners, courtesy of the HuffPo:


Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, Hugo

Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, The Artist

Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, The Iron Lady

Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, Hugo

Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, Hugo

Best Documentary: Undefeated

Best Animated Feature: Rango

Best Visual Effects: Hugo

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, Man or Muppet

Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash,
The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Live Action Short: The Shore

Best Documentary Short: Saving Face

Best Animated Short: The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Picture: The Artist

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 2:08PM #9
Ebon
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From what I've heard about The Iron Lady, it's not half damning enough.


Then again, Meryl Streep would have had to behead kittens on camera for it to be damning enough.


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3 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 5:02PM #10
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Feb 27, 2012 -- 1:57PM, Merope wrote:




Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady




Merope I am very happy Meryl Streep got this.SmileBTW I watched it on a German channel this morning.


Shirley

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