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if peele doesn't win for original screenplay . . . Evil or Very Mad



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if peele doesn't win for original screenplay . . . Evil or Very Mad


He might, but I suspect it will be Gerwig.


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if peele doesn't win for original screenplay . . . Evil or Very Mad


Get Out should win all the awards, but it probably won't



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Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.



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Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


I haven't seen it, but most disagreed with you. It was very well reviewed and made a lot of money. According to Metacritic, it is both the best reviewed and highest-grossing of the BP nominees.


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Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


toad, could you try it again? (i know - shouldn't be like taking medicine!) not unlike "saving private ryan," it showed an aspect of war we'd never seen. i've told friends it's not really a "war movie" in the traditional sense. until some other stellar competitors came along, i figured "dunkirk" easily had the oscar. oscar loves films like this. but there have been some really good, original pieces this year.



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pilight wrote:
sambista wrote:
if peele doesn't win for original screenplay . . . Evil or Very Mad


Get Out should win all the awards, but it probably won't

My wife introduced this movie to me. It literally knocked my socks off! If you want to watch something that is fun and very different from the norm then you have to watch this movie! Very Happy Very Happy



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PostPosted: 01/25/18 7:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


I'm with you. It is the only time I've watched a war movie and been bored to tears.
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toad455 wrote:
Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


I'm with you. It is the only time I've watched a war movie and been bored to tears.


I've seen Get Out, The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, 3 Billboards, Molly's Game Mudbound, Wonder Women. My vote goes to 3 Billboards. Got tired of the guy running. (Dunkirk) TSOW, only thing good about that movie is Michael Shannon. Molly's Game didn't get nominated but should have. Get Out was FUN!!!! One of the most original movies I've seen in years. Will not win. The great Denzel Washington won't win. Frances Mac should win. Gary Oldman will win. I'm done.

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"get out" crosses over into so many buckets of goodness, i'm afraid that will be its downfall. for its originality, i figured original screenplay would fit, but no. it surpasses all the categories as traditionally defined. it deserves a special "outside the box" award.



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"get out" crosses over into so many buckets of goodness, i'm afraid that will be its downfall. for its originality, i figured original screenplay would fit, but no. it surpasses all the categories as traditionally defined. it deserves a special "outside the box" award.


It should win Best Picture. It won't, of course, because it's exactly the kind of movie most of the Academy despises. They'd much rather honor a war movie that's not really a war movie, a Coen brothers wannabe, or a sexy fish.



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toad455 wrote:
Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


I'm with you. It is the only time I've watched a war movie and been bored to tears.


I didn't find it boring or terrible as much as confusing. I get the idea of telling the story from multiple viewpoints but it seemed as though they were jumping around in time as well. Also, it was too narrow in focus dealing only with a handful of participants in it, while kind ignoring the big picture.


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Randy wrote:
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toad455 wrote:
Dunkirk? I thought that movie was terrible.


I'm with you. It is the only time I've watched a war movie and been bored to tears.
...I get the idea of telling the story from multiple viewpoints but it seemed as though they were jumping around in time as well...


It took me a while to figure out that the land part of the story took place over a week, the sea over a day, and the air over an hour.

That being said, I think it was the best movie this year.


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pilight wrote:
sambista wrote:
"get out" crosses over into so many buckets of goodness, i'm afraid that will be its downfall. for its originality, i figured original screenplay would fit, but no. it surpasses all the categories as traditionally defined. it deserves a special "outside the box" award.


It should win Best Picture. It won't, of course, because it's exactly the kind of movie most of the Academy despises. They'd much rather honor a war movie that's not really a war movie, a Coen brothers wannabe, or a sexy fish.


You don't even know how many fishmen tried out for that part? There were some really sexy fishmen who were terrible actors, and some fishmen who were great actors but weren't very hot, or sounded like Gilbert Gotfired, Del Toro really lucked out when that sexy, talented, fishmen walked through the door.

PS I also think Get Out should win, and that type of movie almost always gets the best original screenplay as a consolation prize, and it might, but Ladybird also falls into that "we should really give the people behind this movie something, for making a cool, modern movie, but its not going to win best picture" category.


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Kobe Bryant is an oscar winner.

Congratulations to Jordan Peele.



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Genero36 wrote:
Kobe Bryant is an oscar winner.


#MeToo, #TimesUp, a celebration of women in Hollywood...

Hey, I know! Let's give Kobe an Oscar.

At least it wasn't Woody Allen, Casey Affleck, or Roman Polanski...



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Genero36 wrote:
Kobe Bryant is an oscar winner.


#MeToo, #TimesUp, a celebration of women in Hollywood...

Hey, I know! Let's give Kobe an Oscar.

At least it wasn't Woody Allen, Casey Affleck, or Roman Polanski...


What is Kobe guilty of? Just asking. Not trying to divert the thread with a back and forth.



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Genero36 wrote:
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Genero36 wrote:
Kobe Bryant is an oscar winner.


#MeToo, #TimesUp, a celebration of women in Hollywood...

Hey, I know! Let's give Kobe an Oscar.

At least it wasn't Woody Allen, Casey Affleck, or Roman Polanski...


What is Kobe guilty of? Just asking. Not trying to divert the thread with a back and forth.

Well, he was charged with rape, and while it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the situation he was in was at least as fucked up as many of the targets of the #MeToo movement.

https://jezebel.com/kobe-bryants-oscar-win-reminds-us-that-time-is-not-up-f-1823506004



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The early ratings for ABC's telecast of the 90th Oscars are down from last year and may be an all-time audience low.


http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-oscar-ratings-20180305-story.html
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Well, he was charged with rape, and while it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the situation he was in was at least as fucked up as many of the targets of the #MeToo movement.

https://jezebel.com/kobe-bryants-oscar-win-reminds-us-that-time-is-not-up-f-1823506004


Got it.

Just wanted to know your exact take cause Polanski and Woody are considered pedophiles.



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Well, he was charged with rape, and while it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the situation he was in was at least as fucked up as many of the targets of the #MeToo movement.

https://jezebel.com/kobe-bryants-oscar-win-reminds-us-that-time-is-not-up-f-1823506004


Got it.

Just wanted to know your exact take cause Polanski and Woody are considered pedophiles.

Yeah, sorry about that. Was just going for a list of the "usual suspects" that Hollywood likes to honor. Didn't even think of that aspect of it and should have been more careful.

On a different note, while I thought Jimmy Kimmel did a very good job, I would kill to see an entire awards hosted by Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph. They were one of the absolute best parts of last night, IMO. They play off each other perfectly.



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justintyme wrote:
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Kobe Bryant is an oscar winner.


#MeToo, #TimesUp, a celebration of women in Hollywood...




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pilight wrote:
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"get out" crosses over into so many buckets of goodness, i'm afraid that will be its downfall. for its originality, i figured original screenplay would fit, but no. it surpasses all the categories as traditionally defined. it deserves a special "outside the box" award.


It should win Best Picture. It won't, of course, because it's exactly the kind of movie most of the Academy despises. They'd much rather honor a war movie that's not really a war movie, a Coen brothers wannabe, or a sexy fish.


You don't even know how many fishmen tried out for that part? There were some really sexy fishmen who were terrible actors, and some fishmen who were great actors but weren't very hot, or sounded like Gilbert Gotfired, Del Toro really lucked out when that sexy, talented, fishmen walked through the door.

PS I also think Get Out should win, and that type of movie almost always gets the best original screenplay as a consolation prize, and it might, but Ladybird also falls into that "we should really give the people behind this movie something, for making a cool, modern movie, but its not going to win best picture" category.


So Jordan Peele and Get Out did win the you're a little too cool to win best picture consolation prize of Original Screenplay, still glad it won something.


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Frances McDormand left her oscar sitting someplace at an after party and somebody picked it up and almost walked out with it. He apparently walked around a bit with it before leaving. They said on TV that "Wolfgang Puck's photographer" (Puck caters the event) saw him and didn't recognize him as a winner and followed him.

He had already posted video on Facebook of himself with the trophy, so he probably would have been caught even if he managed to get out of the party unseen.


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Clearly, Hollywood has lost the plot. #MeToo was about the victims of sexual predation speaking out together. #TimesUp is about women getting better jobs in Hollywood.

#MeToo is victims taking a stand against their abusers and the systems that sustain abuse. Hollywood, clearly, has been such a system. And it will likely remain one because it is succeeding now in its effort to change the subject from Harvey Weinstein and the resulting fallout to anything else.

Why would that not naturally extend to changing the subject off the troublingly resonant #MeToo movement?

So now this is about diversity? I get it. More women in power means less sexual abuse and exploitation of women. In theory. For the already dialed-in women of Hollywood, like any we see on an Oscar stage, what makes perfect sense is that more power be given to them and their peers.

But what does #TimesUp really do for all the tens of thousands of women who were set upon by men in Hollywood over the many decades, the vast unknowable numbers who quit their dreams of show business success because they were presented with a choice, give up the goods or go home?

And what does it do for all the others who threw their bodies at show business success in a system they thought would actually reward them for doing so? As I've said before, on the westside of Los Angeles, these women exist in numbers that practically establish them as a demographic.

What #TimesUp does is change the subject, off of those women, and move them and their stories farther and farther from the spotlight.

#MeToo is Hollywood’s movement. It was born in the immediate aftermath of the Weinstein revelations. It’s the movement Hollywood doesn’t want and from what I've seen represented from the Golden Globes to Sunday night's Oscar telecast, it will require great effort to keep the focus on the true victims here.

One other thing. As much as I respect the Times' reporters Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein story wide open in the Times and that incredible follow-up on his network of enablers, Ms. Kantor was at the awards show the other night and tweeted something about her wondering why there were separate acting categories for women and men. Jesus.

She's an investigative reporter for the New York Times. Her beat is now Hollywood and uncovering the breadth and width of this massive story of women being turned into sexual supplicants by powerful men and their mechanisms in this industry. Stay focused without tweeting something that sounds like you have the kind of bones to pick with Hollywood a junior feminist might have. I found that to be incredible coming from a reporter of such obvious quality.

She can think those things, of course. But don't now become an identity politics warrior. Stick with presenting yourself as an impartial investigator who exposes truly bad things to the light of public awareness.


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