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The Oscars

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Avery, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Anyone else watch 'em? Thankfully, they moved pretty briskly this year at just under 3:15. I thought the best film of the year won the award and deservingly so. Sideways was good and I thought The Aviator was a little long even by Scorsese standards.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Regardless of political swayings... they did a good job of shutting out "The Passion of the Christ"...

    "Million Dollar Babies" is a VERY good film... and should have won via the field... I just hate it when they don't give ALL the best films a shot... just my .02...

    I always take a peek here and there at the Oscars... but they officially "jumped the shark" when they awarded "The English Patient" the Oscar for "Best Film"... ;)
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Nope didn't watch 'em. Just peeked in here and there. Enuff to hear Beyonce sing and a couple of acceptance speeches. I was tracking it on yahoo. How'd Chris Rock do as the host?
  4. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Anyone know where I can find a streaming video of Chris Rock's opening monologue? That was really the only part I wanted to see and I missed it. :angry2:
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Congrats to a very deserving Eric Bishop aka Jamie Foxx. I watched Ray over the weekend and just knew there was no way he could lose.
  6. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    That is why I didn't watch them. To take them serious, they would have had to include "The Passion of the Christ". I saw all the movies that were up for best picture and NONE compaired to "The Passion of the Christ". The actual best picture of the year wasn't nominated, so how can it be taken seriously.

    I watched the english patient that year... or at least the first half hour of it... I fell asleep twice while trying to watch it... should have never won....
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I can not sit through those award shows....many of them are so bogus IMO....The Grammies are the worst.
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I agree....I only watched the last 30 minutes. All I wanted to see is if Jamie Foxx would win.
  9. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    I think it's a shame Martin Scorcese hasn't won an Oscar with all the great films he's made, but I guess you can't just give him one to make up for past mistakes, even though I actually liked The Aviator.

    This year was pretty weak as far as Oscar caliber movies, and it seemed like the million dollar baby wasn't really talked about until recently. The Oscars is probably the only awards show I watch, and I think its one of the few respectable awards you can get, they atleast try to give it for the "art" of the film instead of its box office.

    They also should have probably put The Passion in there, it could have won, but was it the film itself that made it so attractive or the subject, but it did have a personal impact on many people etc so I would give it BP, its just so intertwined with politics I think they wanted to avoid all that.

    I feel like there were probably a lot of people who only watched the oscars to know what to be enraged over the next day, they also cut some jokes and comments. I think theyre desperate to avoid all the letter writing, talk radio, blogger, cable news talk show type controversy that is so popular these days over anything.

    I also think they shouldnt try so hard to shorten it, giving awards in the aisle etc on some of the lesser awards, and trying to liven it up so much etc, I don't want it to turn into the mtv awards.
  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    It is a time honoured tradition (on another board) that I give my takes on the Oscars the day after so here goes.

    Couldn't Hillary Swank have shown some skin in the front? As an aside, was her dress missing the back or was it intentional?

    How would you like to be Hillary Swank's husband, be an actor but only be known as Hillary Swank's husband?

    Halle Berry has all the fame and money she could want but she can't find a decent hairstylist?

    Now that people know who Don Cheadle is, will he still have to do NFL playoff commercials?

    Is there a better looking young actress than Scarlett Johanson (sp)?

    As an aside, could Scarlett breathe in that dress?

    Why did Penelope Cruz dress like a Chiquita Banana?

    What was with the standing ovation for Chris Rock? Do actors hate Fox News and Matt Drudge so much that they give standing ovations to the hosts?

    Chris Rock must like Fahrenheit 9/11, half his monologue was about that movie.

    Did Renee Zellwegger think it was Valentine's Day or Christmas? She looked like Santa's helper without the hat.

    Drew Barrymore's career must be in the toilet, she has been reduced to introducing song nominees at the Oscars.

    Cate Blanchett was also dressed by Chiquita Banana. Queen Amidala was robbed and rumour has it Darth Vader was going to pay Cate a visit.

    What is up with Kirsten Dunst's albino hair dye job?

    Why did every The Aviator winner suck Scorsese's ***?

    When did Buckwheat become lead singer for the Counting Crows?

    Where was Catherine Zeta-Jones? Gotta love live tv.

    Sidney Blumet's daughter showed more tit than the actresses, what is up with that? The whole reason to watch the Oscars is to see cleavage.

    Nice pimp/gangsta outfit for Spike Lee. I thought he wanted to break stereotypes, not reinforce them.

    Damn Beyonce, I know you like jewellery but that necklace weighs more than you do. While I am at it, next time, wear more eye shadow and mascara, I could still see your eyes.

    Beyonce, second song, nice mermaid dress, made your hips look like the size of the Russian Steppe.

    Why was Prince there, was he hoping to receive at long last an award for Purple Rain?

    When did hippies like Chris Landreth start to win awards? Oh well, at least he is Canadian.

    Kate Winslet is one of the few chicks out there who arguably looked better when fatter.

    Is there such a dearth of Spanish male vocalists that they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel and use Antonio Banderas?

    Darth Vader is very upset Queen Amidala showed so much cleavage last night, modesty please.

    Did Annette Bening style her hair by sticking her finger in a light socket?

    Did Melanie Griffith have a botox injection right before the show? Damn her face didn't move when she smiled.

    Jamie Foxx had to win one award, he would have been suicidal if he lost both. Unfortunately, he is the only guy to be a winner and a loser on the same night.

    Now that he has won an Oscar, will the Wayans brothers be next?

    Were Hillary Swank and Julia Roberts separated at birth or do they just use the same cosmetic dentist?

    Barbra Streisand didn't just forget her glasses, she gained a ton.

    Clint rules, although we already knew that didn't we.

    Good job by Chris Rock, especially for giving the band crap for cutting that one guy off.
  11. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I agree. It's pretty pitiful and when you present yourself as "the end all be all" of movie awards and you don't even nominate the best film it's pretty much a waste of time and effort. But then, I don't expect much from the Hollywood elitests anyway so I'm not disappointed. Pretty much S.O.P. for them.
  12. CanadianCowboysFan

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    I saw Passion and liked it but according to most critics, it really was not a good movie, bad dialogue etc.

    Was it better than those nominated, I don't know as I didn't see the five nominated (young babies at home will do that to you). I am sure it was partially political but there is also merit that the Passion just was not a good movie.

    I do know what you mean though, in 1997 when Titanic won mostly because 15 year old girls went 200 times each to have a good cry at the end, there is no way it should have beaten Amistad which is an incredible movie. It was the same in 1986 when Platoon beat The Mission.

    Such is life.

    As an aside though, how can anyone ever complain when a Clint Eastwood movie wins, that man rules, pure and simple.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Don't get me wrong. I think Clint is great. Not my point. It's just that it taints the whole thing when one of the most watched and most dramatic films doesn't get nominated.
  14. jamez25

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  15. Jester33

    Jester33 New Member

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    Thought million baby got everything it deserved. Eastwood is showing that not only can he act but direct as well. The casting for this film was great!!
  16. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    No offense, but I always thought that most guys who watch the Oscars aren't really into women's cleavage. NTTAWWT. :D
  17. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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    I saw Melanie Griffith on the pre-Oscar thingy and she is looking like the damn Joker now.She used to be hot as hell and now she is just a joke.
  18. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I learned long ago the Oscar are a complete joke. Come on Out of Africa over the Color Purple; Shakesphere in Love over saving Private Ryan. This to name a few there our tons more along this line.

    It is all about who suxs whos (censord word) and nothing else.

    I have not watched the oscars because the rewards are jokes at best.

    It is like wow I got this garbage award here.
  19. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I think it's kind of sad that the image stuck in my head is of Adam Duritz's (Counting Crows). He has the most ridiculous hairstyle in the history of the world. A word has not been invented that can summarize how ridiculous it is.
  20. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    That was the lead singer for Counting Crows? I thought is was Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons in the flesh... :huh:

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