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New OSCARS Category: "Popular Film"

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Mike Frezon, Aug 8, 2018.

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  1. TJPC

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    With our method, you are scanning through and can stop whenever you want if something looks interesting.
     
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    Ironic, no? :laugh:
     
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    How long into the broadcast will it take for one of the Avengers to explain that they're there because Thanos snapped the host out of existence?
     
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    Villanch is gonna steal that joke.
     
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    I think the way they would get away with using the Avengers is to not actually use them, but to use something like "The Getter Backerers"

    Hosts will be Aluminum Guy, Corporal Canada, Natasha Stroganoff aka Black Window, Thorp, The Incredible Sulk, Scarlet Snitch, Nurse Normal, Pink Panther and Coffee Machine. All in costume.
     
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    First of all, I don't think the idea is to use them as The Avengers. It will just be the cast of the Marvel films appearing as themselves presenting awards. This has happened before at the 2013 Oscars when Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo presented Best Cinematography. It will just be a larger group of them this time, probably presenting multiple awards throughout the evening.



    But if they actually wanted to use them in character as The Avengers, that could probably be arranged. The Oscars air on ABC, which is a corporate sibling of Marvel since they are both owned by Disney. Plus, any such appearance is a de facto bit of free publicity for Endgame, so I'm sure Disney and Marvel would be fine with that.
     
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    Uhhh. Ok.
     
  9. Jake Lipson

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    I'm not really sure how to respond to this.

    I wasn't saying I believe they actually will ask them to appear in character -- I don't -- just that Disney would probably sign off on it to help something airing on their network if the Academy really wanted to do it in-character. But I doubt that very much.

    I see no reason to expect it to be any different than the clip above.

    They are not hosting -- there is no host. They are just a group of celebrities who are being asked to present together because the films which they made together are extremely poplar and the Academy believes their appearance will generate interest in the telecast.

    Nowhere does it say that they're only going to get Avengers either. I suspect any Avengers they do get will be paired with each other, but I suspect the idea is to get as many huge stars to participate in the evening as possible in order to compensate for the lack of a host. The Avengers cast will do their bits, and they'll probably have others doing bits too.

    Also, frankly, I doubt the producers even know exactly what they're going to do yet, because proceeding without a host is a rare situation and they're probably still in the midst of nailing down all the details. We'll just have to see what happens.
     
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    My post was meant to be a bit of a joke post, and you took a piece of what I said and responded to it as if I was serious. Not sure how my obvious joke flew over your head and caused you to go into research mode.

    It was a joke.
     
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    Fair enough. Jokes and sarcasm sometimes don't come off as clearly in print as they would in an actual verbal discussion and I guess this was one of those cases for me. Also, it was late while I was responding and I was probably tired.
     
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    No worries, I can completely relate, believe me. :chatter:
     
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    It's once a year, so I have no problem with the show running 4 hours. I've never heard anyone say the Super Bowl takes too long. When you think about it, the Super Bowl is 5-10 seconds of action, followed by 35 seconds of standing around, over and over and over. Plus time outs, team introductions, halftime show, etc.

    As for the speeches, for many of them it will be the only time in their life that they get that opportunity. So if takes an extra 30-60 seconds than the allotted time for them to do that, then so be it. For those who just want to see the stars and see who wins, I would suggest just watching the red carpet show and then going to bed and reading the winners list in the morning.
     
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    Exactly :thumbsup:
     
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    Well maybe you should have added a :)

    Didn’t seem obvious or like a joke to me either,sorry.

    Text is notorious for fouling up humor. :D
     
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    Well it looks like Green Book is the front runner now to win Best Picture after winning both the Golden Globe and PGA award last night.

    Oscar Nominations are announced this Tuesday morning between 8-9 AM Eastern time.
     
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    I dunno - I have a feeling the controversies about Peter Farrelly will dent it too much.

    If I have the timeline right, those issues became news after votes would've been in for earlier awards, so the issue wouldn't have affected them.

    In the current climate, I think it's gonna be tough for Oscar to embrace a filmmaker with "MeToo"-style issues in his past...
     
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    The PGA has a terrific track record predicting BP winners,including last years winner The Shape Of Water. I would still say that makes it the front runner. We’ll see.
     
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    Difference is that the Super Bowl kicks off at 6 and the networks have learned how much time to allot to the broadcast, so it doesn't go over the scheduled timeslot too much. The game itself is over around 10 PM.

    Oscars start at 8:30, and usually run so long (midnight or later) that they overshoot not only their own timeslot on the TV guide, but also the local news that follows.
     
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    Actually, the irony would be that Black Panther's effects weren't that good. It was obvious that the majority of the backgrounds were greenscreen, and the CGI was subpar. Not to mention that they didn't do a good job hiding Serkis's missing arm. You could tell they just wrapped it in green or blue and erased it in post production.
     

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