No 2010 Oscars thread?

I'm stuck in L.A. at my parents' house

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And there ain't no Internet here.  Hell, I'm lucky those old farts have indoor plumbing. I'm typing this from a public library. 

I did watch the Awards show at a watch party to which my sister forced me at gunpoint to go to.  I liked Martin and Baldwin.  

Could anybody at last night's award show mention anything about that fucking Precious without tearing the hell up?  No way am I going to see that film.  Bleech.  If I want to see a toxically dysfunctional family in action, I'll just stick around my parents' house until my brother and sister come down.  And that will be in quadrophic 3-D with enhanced bass, let me tell you. 

I do have to see The Hurt Locker now.  I saw enough clips last night to know that things blow up in that one.  Blow up real good. 

I am not purprised The Hurt Locker won...

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Best Picture


  • Avatar Avatar -- Good but too hollywood.  The effects are great but without them the film wouldn't carry.  I assume it won in enough of the other categories so that'll keep everyone happy. James Cameron and Jon Landau View Nominee Info
  • The Blind Side The Blind Side -- I don't know anything about this film, a friend saw it and said it was mediocre, but that Sandra looked fantastic as a blond.  The fact that no one is saying much about it says why it wasn't picked. Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson View Nominee Info
  • District 9 District 9 -- Good but it's a sci-fi flick.  Can a sci-fi flick win best picture?  I suppose it's been done in the past.  And the socio-political implications are cool, but even the film's director claimed that wasn't what he was going for. Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham View Nominee Info
  • An Education An Education -- Don't know mutch about this one.  See above comments. Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey View Nominee Info
  • The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker  -- This wins because it shows soldiers in Iraq, and everyone will want to respect that.  Except for the actual soldiers who don't think it portrays them correctly (true) and the soldier that's suing the creators for ripping off his life story. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro View Winner Info | Thank you cam | View Acceptance Speech
  • Inglourious Basterds Inglourious Basterds -- This is about soldiers too, why didn't this win?  Because butchering history that involves zazi's a Isrealitis is a subject that will enfame too many people. The Weinstein Company name is the first thing flashed on the screen at the films start, this leads me to believe that they are trying to say that Jews in fact do approve of this,and were involved in the makiong of the picture.  Nevertheless, there are too many Jews that will not appreciate history not told correctly. Lawrence Bender View Nominee Info
  •  Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire -- If this won too many peopl would say it got the black sympathy vote.  It won in enough of the other categories so that'll keep everyone happy. Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness View Nominee Info
  • A Serious Man A Serious Man -- I know nothing about this one, see above statements.  Oh yeah, they won last year. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen View Nominee Info
  • Up Up -- Good but it's a kid's filmso it can't really win. Jonas Rivera View Nominee Info
  • Up in the Air Up in the Air -- Okay but not enough meaning tied into it.  Not enough resolutiuon at the end.  We hope George's character changes his life, but there's no inkling as to what will happen. Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman

In the end, The Hurt Locker offends the least amount of fans in winning, EXCEPT THAT and I truely emphasize this, the sad part is that bomb squads may have been offended in stating that soldiers in a squad don't count the amount of bombs they diffuse (it's considered taboo,) and always work together, they NEVER showboat.  Now that's just a shame.  Sure, civilians don't know that, and so they gain respect for the soldiers and what they do, but if the soldiers themselves get offended by it than what's the point?


Bored, are we?

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Take a drive through Compton. You'll find the mausoleum-like atmosphere back in the 'rents' basement kinda nice after that.

Failing that adventure, hit a Downey mall.

Oh, wait. You've been grounded, haven't you?

Dood, I LIVE in Compton.

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As long as you've known me, and we've even met, and you didn't know I was raised in the 'hood? I'm just a brother underneath thin veneer of white skin, dripping with soul. 

Oh wait, that wasn't me.  That was somebody else. 

Never mind.

Seeing Ben Stiller made up like a Navi' was the high point

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That should tell you how much I "enjoyed" the show

Could Doogie Howser get any gayer?

I like Jeff Bridges and I gronk Maggie but there ain't no way in hell I'm gonna see a movie about country music!

Precious : I thought it was a sequel to Lord of the Rings about Gollum. Ain't no way in hell I'm gonna see that tear jerker! Just like I do when choosing a book, if Oprah likes it don't buy it.

Think I'd see Alice in Wonderland before I'd see The Hurt Locker


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I made a lengthy Oscar post, and it apparently was sent to the administrators for moderation.  WTF?!?!?



If it was ququed you'll never see it again

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I don't think the "administeators" really check what's in there and there's no rhyme or reason why it was snatched away.

Musical Queues

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We have the Doe Queue, the Ray Queue, the Me Queue.  I'm pretty sure his post was sent to the Fah Queue. 

Well that really sucks.

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It was a rather lengthy post; I'm not gonna retype it all.  But in short: 

*Martin and Baldwin were okay hosts - mostly they were stuck with weak jokes.  The snuggie bit was cute.  My dream host: Jim Carrey.  Or hell, bring back Billy Crystal!

*I made an initial post back in late Jan or early Feb where I correctly predicted all the major category winners except for Best Actress (I predicted Streep, and I still think she *SHOULD HAVE* won).

*I'm glad Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director, but The Hurt Locker did not deserve Best Original Screenplay.  That would be, um, Inglorious Basterds - the most original WWII film in years.



Maybe Coaster deleted it

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He's mad with power don't ya know

Coaster is bathed in the dim light

RidingFool's picture

of his parent's basement, and subject to being grounded for the slightest of infractions. Since house rules prevent computer access until all homework and chores have been completed to their satisfaction, Coaster must sneak out through the basement window in his bedroom.

The local library is fronting his computer access.

The unlocked basement window is filled with former female classmates anxious to reaquaint themselves with the dark recesses of his bedroom.

The milk and cookies being forced upon one and all by his mother is causing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Double post

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Dreaded double post

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Coaster, if you're in the library, don't be checking this out.

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In some places in America, it could be considered porn.

By now, Coaster is probably fed up living in the 'rents basement

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Have I got an idea for him!!!

Hot off the press, and all it involves is a few air miles.

I wish I had thought of that years ago.

Can you believe the following actors have NOT won acting Oscars?

HS's picture

In no particular order:

Johnny Depp (an audience favorite, he WILL win in the next ten years)

Gary Oldman (has never even been nominated)

Tom Cruise

Peter O'Toole (been nominated at least six times!)

Vincent D'Onofrio (though he mostly does TV now)

Harrison Ford (though he's very hit-or-miss)

John Travolta

Samuel L. Jackson

Paul Giamatti (though he has a tendency to overact)

Alan Rickman

Colin Firth

John Malkovich


And the women:

Glenn Close (though she mostly does TV now)

Sigourney Weaver (the most prolific actress of the 1980s - and a three-time nominee - she now does mostly supporting work in indie films, Avatar notwithstanding)

Joan Allen

Alfre Woodard

Michelle Pfeiffer

Julianne Moore (nominated four times)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (I predict she's next on this list to win)

Naomi Watts


Discuss.  And feel free to add to the list.



Henry Fonda didn't get one til he was about dead

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Many actors go unappreciated

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