Topic: Oscars 2017

Does anyone give a flying fuck?

Anyone have any horses in the race? Predictions? Who woz snubbed? Comments on the Razzies? Not enough vs too much diversity? Obvious Oscar baits?

It's a lame year.

As a prank, Best Cinematography should go to Chivo again (who isn't even nominated this year) just to see the reactions of the others.

And just like that...

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At this point I'm watching solely because I need to see La La Land get beaten by Moonlight for Best Director (I'm resigned to the inferior film winning Best Picture), Manchester by the Sea for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay, and Jackie for Best Actress and Original Score. I'm already irritated that it got fourteen nominations, but fourteen undeserved wins will have me actually seething. Which is a shame, because I liked the movie well enough even in spite of its bland songs and the stupid "Fusion isn't real jazz!" subplot.

Also, the fact that Silence was almost universally shut out is mind boggling. I can see why Scorsese is doing his next picture with Netflix, who needs this bullshit.

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When Moana loses for song, I will not be furious at La La Land.

When Moana loses for song, I will not be furious at La La Land.

When Moana loses for song, I will not be furious at La La Land.

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^ If La La Land has to win, it had better at least be for "Audition" and not fucking "City of Stars".

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Looks like the bookies are giving 8:1 odds for City of Stars, and a tied 1:8 for Audition and How Far I'll Go.

1. They don't know what happens in the future, who knows what happens in the future?

2. Zero hope.

Teague Chrystie

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avatar wrote:

Obvious Oscar baits?

You can't get more obvious than La La Land (as I mentioned in my rant a month ago).

8 nominations for Arrival is a chance for the sci-fi genre to get its foot in the door again. Unfortunately, it's probably the melodrama aspect of this movie that got the Academy's attention (more typical sci-fi/fantasy stuff pretty rarely gets out of the genre ghetto). It still doesn't stand much chance of winning for Best Picture or Best Director IMHO sad

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I'm out of the game at this point, but if someone wants to do some research and figure out how many of the definitely-sci-fi movies that have gotten a solid showing at the Oscars relied on Unnecessary Emotional Horseshit as a plot point, that may be interesting.

...Murph.

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avatar wrote:

Does anyone give a flying fuck?

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I want to see what wins for Best Animated Feature and Short. Those are generally the only two categories I give a crap about. Sadly, I've only seen two of the nominations this year for feature, and while I liked Zootopia I'm always a little upset that we so rarely have a decent animated drama win over the general-audiences talking-animals stuff.

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SUICIDE SQUAD and FANTASTIC BEASTS now have more Oscars than THE WITCH, CAROL, and David Lynch. Fuck me.

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Don't do anything drastic, Teague.

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OH MY FUCKING GOD THAT JUST HAPPENED MOONLIGHT YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTaRDS

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One lousy technical Oscar for Arrival. Star Trek Beyond lost to Suicide Squad.
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On the bright side, Zootopia won and the Best Picture announcement almost turned into The Naked Gun 33 1/3  lol

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I am not pleased that Zootopia won. While I enjoyed the film, it's pretty common that the 'animated feature' category is populated with animated equivalents to Goodfellas, 2001, Schindler's List and Apocalypse Now, but the winning film is the equivalent to Home Alone or Hook. The category was made to prevent animated films from winning for Best Picture, but what it's become is a platform for Disney / Pixar / Dreamworks to have a pissing contest while all of then grind their heels into anyone working in animation outside of the big studios. If you don't work at Disney/Pixar, then you have no chance of winning Best Feature or Short.

Piper was literally the worst possible choice for Animated Short (with possible exception of Borrowed Time, which doesn't feel like a complete story). Blind Vaysha was my obvious pick, but Pearl was at least as good as your typical Disney-style animated crap as far as the story and emotional manipulation.

I didn't see Pear Cider & Cigarettes, tho, so I can't say if that shouldn't have won or not...

But for feature, I haven't seen Zucchini or The Red Turtle, but I'll guarantee you that you can watch either of them and be like "Wow, that's a way better movie". That shit happens every year. The category is a joke.

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The Oscars are kind of a joke. It's an elite class of people that have specific tastes in movies and I don't buy into the fiction that the general public should give a shit what they think. A lot of you guys like the kinds of movies that the Academy does, and that's fine, but I and many others do not.

Am I glad that Jungle Book got VFX? Quite. But it's still a party that Hollywood throws for itself that it tells everybody else they should care about.

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Boter wrote:

The Oscars are kind of a joke. It's an elite class of people that have specific tastes in movies and I don't buy into the fiction that the general public should give a shit what they think. A lot of you guys like the kinds of movies that the Academy does, and that's fine, but I and many others do not.

Am I glad that Jungle Book got VFX? Quite. But it's still a party that Hollywood throws for itself that it tells everybody else they should care about.

That's my feeling as well. Being on the outside of that world makes it difficult to really appreciate all the goings on that make it all happen.

So, it's hard for me to feel that these awards are important because they rarely line up with the films I enjoy. I mean, I understand recognition and the hard work that goes in to the films, but it's still not for me.

However, congratulations to all the winners.

God loves you!

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I found that the best way to handle [filmmakers] was to hang medals all over them. … If I got them cups and awards, they’d kill themselves to produce what I wanted. That’s why the Academy Award was created.

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A pat on the back to all who deserve it, I'm in favour of... the pompous ceremony though, is not needed.

Hurroo

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But what is Hollywood without a bit of sociopathic back patting.

Hurroo

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Regan wrote:

... the pompous ceremony though, is not needed.

That's why they don't just have one pompous ceremony, but an entire season of them.

And just like that...

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