rxwine
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February 27th, 2017 at 12:47:03 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

so it will be very interesting to hear the fallout at Price Waterhouse Coopers and whether they retain the Academy Awards as a client.



Nothing like screwing up on the biggest award of the night when they had all those others to choose from.
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February 27th, 2017 at 1:04:19 PM permalink
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Opening it up to possibly having 10 a year is too many. It dilutes the prestige of the award.



I think the reason was with only five nominees the Academy was picking too many obscure foreign movies that few people saw. Not only have I never seen Moonlight, I've never even heard of it before today. The other five were supposed to give movies the masses actually saw a nod.
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February 27th, 2017 at 1:15:06 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

I thought he was messing around trying to be comedic when he took a 2nd look in the envelope...but he was looking at a card that said "Emma Stone/La La Land" (the winner of the Best Actress Award announced immediately before Best Picture) and didn't know what to do. Faye then mistakenly thought he was joking around and just read out La La Land,. This is on the Academy or PWC, and I think it is the latter, so it will be very interesting to hear the fallout at Price Waterhouse Coopers and whether they retain the Academy Awards as a client.



If PWC gave him that envelope, and who else would have, then they deserve the lion's share of the blame. Nevertheless, at least one of two presenters should have paused and said that something wasn't right. Especially after the Steve Harvey incident, which showed such mix ups are possible.
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RonC
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February 27th, 2017 at 3:48:38 PM permalink
They are talking about PWC and the process right now on TV...the thought seems to be that they will not be retained after this mistake.
reno
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February 27th, 2017 at 3:50:19 PM permalink
"Citizen Kane" lost to "How Green Was My Valley" so this year's upset certainly wasn't the most egregious in the Academy's history.

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My long time followers know that I have been betting the Academy Awards since 2004. My strategy is simple -- bet the big favorites.... I'm glad I completely forgot to both bet and watch the awards yesterday. A few times in the day I said to myself that when I get to my computer I need to bet. However, every time I got there, I just forgot.



You dodged a bullet this year, congrats!

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Not that anyone asked, but I'm planning to sit out betting in the Oscars this year. I'm sick of risking $5,000 to end up winning $50.



That quote is from February 26, 2016.

Have you learned your lesson? Are you going to bet next year? With a low stakes bankroll (less than $100 or $200) I could see it being entertaining. It's hard to justify betting $5,000 to win $50, since upsets (while rare) aren't impossible.
Ibeatyouraces
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February 27th, 2017 at 3:52:21 PM permalink
The only one of these shows that would matter to me are the people's choice awards. That's the only one where it's not the same people just patting themselves on the back.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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February 27th, 2017 at 6:39:50 PM permalink
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Not that anyone asked, but I'm planning to sit out betting in the Oscars this year. I'm sick of risking $5,000 to end up winning $50.



I totally forgot I said that. Thanks for the reminder. The reason I won only a little last year was losing on an upset in some minor category most people don't care about. Had I bet this year, I would have stuck to just the big six.

Quote: reno

You dodged a bullet this year, congrats!



Thanks. Just goes to show what I sometimes say -- when in doubt, don't bet.

Quote:

Have you learned your lesson? Are you going to bet next year? With a low stakes bankroll (less than $100 or $200) I could see it being entertaining. It's hard to justify betting $5,000 to win $50, since upsets (while rare) aren't impossible.



Certainly not planning to at this point. Someone please remind me of this after the Super Bowl, when I normally start to think about betting the Oscars.
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February 27th, 2017 at 8:30:46 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

... Someone please remind me of this after the Super Bowl, when I normally start to think about betting the Oscars.

AFTER the Super Bowl? After the SB beating you took this year to squeak out a tiny profit, I think you might want us to remind you about THAT in about 11 months.

But why wait 11 months? I'll remind you now: I got your check. Thanks for the speedy payoff. (I meant to tell you two weeks ago.)
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March 1st, 2017 at 11:18:14 PM permalink
It was a comedy show :D Next year award winner is this year ceremony

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