*** Official Post-Oscar Discussion Thread

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Okay folks...
    What did you like?
    What did you dislike?
    Did you guys hate Whoopie as much as I did?
    Look forward to hearing your remarks.
    I wasn't very happy about the show.
    Whoopie was a horribly unfunny host whose
    comedy material was tainted with the usual
    amount of racial remarks. I can't believe
    that the Academy still chooses her to host
    these shows.
    I think the Academy tried to please everyone
    this year. They gave awards to just about
    every film, instead a heap of awards to one
    or two.
    While Denzel Washington deserves a
    best actor award, it is not for TRAINING DAY.
    The award was simply one that was due. It's
    the same thing as in past years with other actors
    who are due, such as Al Pacino. Did he
    really deserve an Oscar for SCENT OF A WOMAN
    when there were greater performances in THE
    GODFATHER and DOG DAY AFTERNOON?
    Halle Berry deserved a Best Actress award, but
    it bothers me that she was whispering to the Press
    that if a black person didn't win this year, that
    it would show Hollywood is prejudice. Whether I
    agree is not the point -- it's the fact that she
    had the nerve to say such things before the awards.
    Save that rhetoric till after you lose.
    Of course I was upset with A BEAUTIFUL MIND
    walking away with BEST PICTURE. It certainly was
    a great film, but there have been so many films
    like this before. Nobody, but NOBODY immersed
    themselves in a film like BAZ LUHRMANN did for
    Moulin Rouge. Say what you will, but
    Moulin was the most creative, Director-driven
    movie in recent memory. The fact that Baz didn't
    even get a nomination for Best Director is a crime.
    It just felt like a cheap year at the Academy
    Awards. For all the mud-slinging and hopes of
    a unexpected surprise -- there were none. The
    awards were very predictable this year for the
    most part, sans the lost award for Ian.
     
  2. Ryan Peter

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    I was also hoping for *anything* but ABM. Yawn... [​IMG]
     
  3. Seth Paxton

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    15 right

    4 2nd picks which included Denzel that I had winning for the longest time...shoulda stuck with my reasoning that repeats are too freaking hard with tough competition.
     
  4. Ryan Peter

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    Whoopi sucked, too.
     
  5. Matt Stone

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    I understand it's selfish, but just once I'd like to have my favorite film win. Not saying anything against ABM...just dissapointing for me.
     
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    I thought the funniest part of the night was the Ben Stiller costume skit.
     
  7. Tomoko Noguchi

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    All I can say is that the Academy Awards better right this wrong next year and choose LOTR: The Two Towers as best picture. A Beautiful Mind was good but not epic and not nearly as good as LOTR.
     
  8. Matthew_Millheiser

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    Whoopie: About as stimulating as Novacaine...
    She had two... count 'em, TWO funny lines. The rest was collossally long, unfunny, and about as joyous as a sledgehammer to the sack.
    I liked two... count 'em, TWO bits: Cirque du Soleil and John Williams.
    And someone put Halle Berry back on her meds.
     
  9. Seth Paxton

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    No Man's Land - hard to be an upset when it won the Golden Globes (and is a damn fine film BTW)

    Berry was a favorite after SAG

    Denzel was a favorite unitl SAG

    So those 3 aren't upsets.

    Only 2 big surprises at all really, Newman finally winning over Sting and Paul (even he was suprised) and Editing going to BHD instead of Guild winner MR or indy fav Memento as an acknowledgement award.
     
  10. Doug Bull

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    I thought the award was for Best Actor not Best Behaved.

    Yet another Oscar joke.

    I really don't know why it is held in such high regard.
     
  11. Matt Stone

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    Not a fan of Whoopi...

    Not a fan of A Beautiful Mind...

    Not a fan of LoTR only winning Technicals...

    ...and once again, not a fan of the Oscars

    ...I know it's selfish, but hey
     
  12. John_McKittrick

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    The Fellowship of the Ring was robbed of 3 Oscars. This was a night of redemption, not a night of honoring the years best films and their categories. Plus, Nicole was seriously robbed too. Oh well, all that matters is the DVD of your favorite film. LOTR will have 3 releases and ABM will have 1. Just goes to show you which one will have the most longevity.

    John
     
  13. Matt Stone

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    Also, a question...do they ever release voting tallies?
     
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    LOTR beatdown - Highest category was Best Cinematography
     
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    saw ABM last night, and have seen LOTR 4 times. They are completely different films, and I have no problem with ABM as best picture, it was a great film, IMHO.

    I thought Ian McKellan should have won for supporting actor, and I thought Crowe should have won for actor.

    I think all awards are well deserved.

    And I agree about the Stiller/Wilson skit, funniest part of the night..
     
  16. Tomoko Noguchi

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    Speaking of redemption: Next year LOTR: The Two Towers had better win because I see nothing coming that will even come close.
     
  17. Patrick Sun

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    Good night, all! I have to be up in 4 hours! Ack!
     
  18. Ryan_M_M

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    Must have been difficult for Russell Crowe losing out on that Best Actor award whenever the film got best film and best director.
     
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  20. Walt Riarson

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    I've seen better shows (and I definitely disliked Whoopi as a host) but at least Lord of the Rings lost. So I'm okay.
     

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