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ThatDonGuy
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February 23rd, 2019 at 2:15:00 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Leftywood will give it to VICE


If that was true, then Brokeback Mountain would have won instead of Crash (or, as Jack Nicholson said it when he read the winner, "Crash...heh").

Don't be so focused on national politics that you overlook Hollywood internal politics.
EvenBob
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:12:41 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I just watched Roma on Netflix last night. For the first 30 minutes, I .



That's longer than I lasted. B/W bores me,
we don't live in B/W, why would a movie
made in it be good. I love what they
do with the new colorization techniques.
It takes an otherwise lifeless movie and
makes it jump off the screen.

And don't get me started on subtitles. I
don't care who are, without the actors
voices in your language, you miss half
the movie.
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TigerWu
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:33:22 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob


And don't get me started on subtitles. I
don't care who are, without the actors
voices in your language, you miss half
the movie.



I agree. I used to be a subtitle snob, but then I realized I was wasting time reading instead of actually watching and enjoying the scene. I almost feel like it's insulting to the people who made the movie that instead of appreciating their craft, I'm concentrating on some subtitles some minimum wage editing monkey typed into a computer years after the fact.

I'll watch subtitles if that's only version available, though.
aceofspades
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:35:11 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I hope they do. It was brilliant acting. Stands alone without you throwing political shade.




I rest my case
TigerWu
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:44:21 PM permalink
If Hollywood wants to be artsy fartsy, it's going to be Roma.

If Hollywood wants to be political, it's going to be BlackKKlansman.

If Hollywood wants to be safe, it's going to be Bohemian Rhapsody.

If Hollywood wants to be popular, it's going to be Black Panther.

If Hollywood wants to be edgy , it's going to be A Star is Born.

If Hollywood wants an upset, it's going to be Creed II.
rxwine
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:45:33 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I But it also has beautiful cinematography



I don't have Netflix but I watched a trailer on youtube for it, and first thing I noticed.
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EvenBob
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:52:48 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu



I'll watch subtitles if that's only version available, though.



Not me, never seen one all the
way thru. I get tired of having
to pay soooo much attention
so I miss nothing. It takes any
enjoyment away. I've always
felt people who say they like
subtitles are fibbing because
they think it makes them cool.
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ThatDonGuy
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February 23rd, 2019 at 3:55:07 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

If Hollywood wants to be artsy fartsy, it's going to be Roma.

If Hollywood wants to be political, it's going to be BlackKKlansman.

If Hollywood wants to be safe, it's going to be Bohemian Rhapsody.

If Hollywood wants to be popular, it's going to be Black Panther.

If Hollywood wants to be edgy , it's going to be A Star is Born.

If Hollywood wants an upset, it's going to be Creed II.


If Hollywood wants to add fuel to the "The Oscars are rigged" fire, it's going to be either Creed II or Death of a Nation, neither of which are nominated for Best Picture.

The "quick" version of how Best Picture nominees are really determined:
Every member of the Academy is asked, "Name your choice for Best Picture - yes, there are 10 lines on the ballot, but we're only really interested in your first choice."
Every movie that got votes from at least 5% of the voters is nominated.
There's a complicated procedure for what to do if either fewer than five or more than 10 get 5%, but that has never happened since the 5% rule was adopted.

And here's Sunday's TV schedule (all times Pacific):
10:30 AM - ABC's pre-pre-pre-show (what are they going to show - people actually installing the carpet?)
1:00 PM - after a 30-minute American Idol special, a lot of ABC affiliates will be airing KABC Los Angeles's pre-pre-show coverage (in Vegas, it will start at 1:30)
3:30 PM - ABC's pre-show
5:00 PM - "Okay, everybody, let's try to keep the Oscars to under three hours this year!"
EvenBob
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Thanks for this post from:
aceofspades
February 23rd, 2019 at 3:58:48 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

I rest my case



The awards are all about politics, it's
why the winners make statements
sometimes. Remember when Brando
sent the Indian out?

Oscar and Politics Over the Decades

https://variety.com/2018/vintage/news/oscar-politics-controversy-marlon-brando-jimmy-kimmel-1202711409/
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ThatDonGuy
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February 23rd, 2019 at 4:13:35 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The awards are all about politics, it's why the winners make statements sometimes.
Remember when Brando sent the Indian out?


IIRC, the Academy immediately established a "no proxy recipients" rule after that. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is when Jane Fonda accepted her father's Oscar for On Golden Pond.

And of course politics is involved - especially in the Documentaries. I wonder what's going to be brought up if RBG wins.
I'm just saying that it's not the driving force behind determining the winners...although it would explain how, in 2009, Sean Penn won for Milk over Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler.

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