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85th Academy Awards

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Konstantin K, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    Nominees:

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Master"
    Robert De Niro, "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Alan Arkin, "Argo"
    Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Sally Field, "Lincoln"
    Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"
    Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Helen Hunt, "The Sessions"
    Amy Adams, "The Master"

    Best Director:
    David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
    Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
    Michael Haneke, "Amour"
    Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

    Best Actor:
    Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"
    Denzel Washington, "Flight"
    Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
    Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

    Best Actress:
    Naomi Watts, "The Impossible"
    Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"
    Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
    Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"
    Quvenzhané Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

    Best Picture:
    "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
    "Silver Linings Playbook"
    "Zero Dark Thirty"
    "Lincoln"
    "Les Miserables"
    "Life of Pi"
    "Amour"
    "Django Unchained"
    "Argo"

    Glad to see Django get the nod for Best Picture, even if it is a bloated category and it won't win anyway. I guess a Best Director nomination was too much to ask for.

    Other categories: http://oscar.go.com/nominees
     
  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Not one. I have not seen a single one of those movies. The only one that even looks interesting is, of course, Django.

    EDIT: No Avengers in any of those lists is a fucking disgrace and shows why I can't take this shit seriously.
     
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  3. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    Django is a must-see in my opinion. I really enjoyed Argo too. Lincoln, Flight, and The Master were all fine movies but didn't blow me away. I'm looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty. I keep hearing people say Silver Linings Playbook is good but I can't work up much interest for it.

    Well, it got a Visual Effects nomination, which puts it in the same illustrious class as Snow White and the Huntsman. So there's that.
     
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    I predicted that Lincoln would win 8 Oscars when I saw the very first trailer for it. Still haven't seen the movie but my prediction is certainly on track. Spielberg/Kaminsky/Kushner/Williams/Day Lewis - it's Oscar porn.
     
  5. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    And again there's no reason to give a shit about these awards.
     
  6. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    You're kidding, right?
     
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    LilJimmyRbinson Best muppet ever

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    I haven't seen any one of the best picture nominees. However, unlike most years, I actually would like to watch a good portion of them. Only ones I have no desire to see are Life of Pi, Amour, and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
     
  8. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Billy Crystal has a new character this year. That's must see TV.
     
  9. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    No, it deserved at least best director and Picture nods. Argument could be made for RDJ getting a nod as well.
     
  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I still read your posts in Colin's voice.
     
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  11. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    No there couldn't be.

    And I really liked The Avengers. But there's no conceivable argument I can think of that RDJ deserved a nomination for Tony Stark. Though I would have given Avengers a nomination for one of the sound awards.

    I'm beginning to think I am the only person on Earth who didn't suck his own dick over Lincoln.

    I'm disappointed Holy Motors guy didn't get nominated for Best Actor. Though good, I didn't think Arkin was that notable in Argo. And I'm surprised DeNiro and Weaver got nods for Silver Linings.

    I still need to see Amour and Zero Dark Thirty. But I can't say that the Oscar nominations shock me in the slightest this year.
     
  12. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Here's what Liddy needs to see.

    The Sessions
    Life of Pi
    Amour
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    The Impossible
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Frankenweenie
    Paranorman
    Anna Karenina
    Hitchcock

    I was planning to see Zero Dark Thirty and Amour anyway. Beasts of the Southern Wild I just heard great reviews but don't know much about. Depending on what's acquirable, I could probably knock these off in a week. Pretty lame Oscar list this year.

    Also, how did Skyfall get best cinematography over something like The Master?
     
  13. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    Ooh, I won a wackbet! Better luck next time, Gigli!

    I don't remember what else we bet on LiddyRules I think I had a notion that TDKR would get the trilogy nomination similar to LOTR, but apparently the rest of the outside world shares my opinion of that movie.

    I don't remember hearing word one about this "Amour" movie, so I think that's a bit of a shocker, no?

    BIV I count Avengers as either my favorite or second favorite movie of all time, but it's simply not the type of movie that gets nominated for these awards. If you were really expecting nominations, you're as adorable as Absolutely.
     
  14. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    Avengers deserving of a Best Picture nom? You've lost it now...
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Wackbet? Which Wackbet? And I think we're going to do an Oscars Wackbet this year.
     
  16. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    I don't think we actually finalized the bets, but I remember you making Affleck your early pick for Best Director, and was just chuckling he didn't even get nominated. I don't remember which thread that was...Lone Ranger, maybe? That would certainly be an odd place to be discussing the Oscars...
     
  17. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Expect it? Not at all. It's still bullshit. The genre bias is enraging. Most of the shit on that list is only on there so they can stroke each other's cocks. I mean, look at that collection of drivel.
     
  18. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    Found it. We're a couple of silly geese:


    I'm hoping to see a few of these before the ceremony, but right now it looks like they're going for a giant dick slobbering sweep for Lincoln.
     
  19. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Internet consensus seems to be that no Ben Affleck nod is the biggest upset out of all of this.
     
  20. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Not necessarily. Things got heated about The Lone Ranger between us, so it would make sense for us to start puffing our chests there.

    I still think Affleck deserved a Best Director nomination. He did terrific with Argo.

    I'm not saying that I agree with everything nominated, but I don't have a problem with Avengers not getting the nomination. And Robert Downey Jr? Are you kidding me?
     
  21. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    No doubt at all what wins best original song:

     
  22. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Maybe not him specifically, but the acting in that film was so great that one of them should have got at least a supporting.

    And I disagree, Avengers may be the best film of the year. It should at least be in the top five.
     
  23. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    Avengers won the only award that really matters for that type of movie:


     
  24. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I can't even imagine how much the next one is going to make.
     
  25. Pigdango

    Pigdango Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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    I've spent (too much) time thinking about the box office trajectory for Phase II. Phase I:

    Iron Man: $318
    Hulk: $134
    Iron Man 2: $312
    Thor: $181
    Cap: $176
    Avengers: $623

    If you look at the fact that IM2 dropped off from the first one, and that Thor and Cap were kind of borderline hits, that $623 really came out of nowhere. When Avengers came out, there was an enormous spike in DVD sales for Cap and Thor, and to a lesser degree, Hulk - so I think the expectation is that Phase II will be much stronger assuming the movies themselves deliver. From everything I've seen it looks like they're on the right track with everything, although I still question the decision to make Guardians of the Galaxy, and make Thanos the big villain in Avengers 2.

    My gut feeling on Phase II:
    Iron Man 3: $450
    Thor 2: $250
    Cap 2: $235
    Guardians: $155
    Avengers 2: $700

    I would have preferred Ant Man to come before Guardians, with the focus of Avengers 2 being the creation of Vision with Ultron as the villain. They appear to be saving that for Avengers 3, which could make sense, as it's likely RDJ won't be around by the time they get around to making that. So it makes sense that they could have him and probably Hulk leave after Avengers 2, with Ant Man, Wasp and Vision joining for Avengers 3.
     

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