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The Oscars...Anyone watch?

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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About the only real surprise winner for me was the Supporting Actress category. I didn't see that one coming.

As for the hosts...what the heck? James Franco was a snooze when he wasn't being downright rude ("Congratulations Geeks")... His joke delivery fell more than flat. Anne Hathaway was great (and beautiful), but Franco really dragged it down.

King's Speech was a big winner, with other awards being sprinkled to the other best picture noms....

The opening skit was funny (the two hosts going through different movies)




posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Hey Gazrok, not to be a bubble burster or anything, I don't really enjoy a bunch of folks showing
off their shallow glam in these economic times. So, I watched "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Patriot".
It was a double feature with not too many commercials fortunately.

I've always been a movie fan, but Hollywood doesn't really turn my wheels these days.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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I did watch. I loved the opening too It was great! There were a few movies that were nominated that i had never even hear of hahaha I guess im really behind on the movie scene!



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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It's all about the advertising...if the movies didn't advertise, hard to expect that people have heard of them (let alone went out to see them).

I'm really looking forward to renting King's Speech when it's available.

Sure, I know it's hard to see a bunch of folks in Versace and Valentino, etc. patting themselves on the back, but at the same time, it's a rare time that those behind the scenes also get their moment in the spotlight...and the first major award winner of the night...supporting actress...was refreshingly surprised to get the win...and that was a great TV moment right there....



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Nope. I didn't watch the Hollywood lobotomy machine celebrating itself.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Sorry, never bother with that useless, hedonistic farce...
I prefer to watch real Cinema, at Sundance FF, Venice, Cannes, Toronto, Vancouver, or NYCFF...

Just for the record, the LaLa Land, Loony-Toon awards, don't represent the Film Industry, nor the best movies of the year, nor even American Cinema...they are just internal awards of a few studios, and distribution companies.
A very small fraction of the Film Industry, although very rich and powerful...

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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Yep, I forgot..cultured people never actually go to "normal" movies...they just rent them on DVD and secretly enjoy them at home, for fear of being seen by their friends doing something "normal"...my bad.

Personally, I like having my cake and eating it too..I can enjoy both normal and out there films. I was one of the first people to see the subtitled Pan's Labyrinth before anyone had ever heard of it. I was one of only 5 people seeing it in the theater...weeks later, the film was the talk of the town after the Oscars....so kind of hard to say the Oscars don't celebrate other than mainstream films. There are entire categories devoted to such "artsy fartsy" fare...for those feeling the need to look down their noses at us, the humble, but ignorant masses. While we must shield our eyes from your radiance upon thy pedestal, we can at least entertain ourselves with our meager box office blockbusters....

Besides, the majority of the 10 movies up for Best Picture are far from box office successes, and are chosen for artistic merit.
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