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Old 04-15-05, 03:24 PM
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Can we get Johnny Depp an Oscar, please?

I'm starting to think Mr. Depp is becoming due for some recognition. thoughts?
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I hear the new Hitchcock picture may take home Best Director, finally.

...fuck the Academy.

-JP
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
I hear the new Hitchcock picture may take home Best Director, finally.
wuzzat?

i'm wondering if depp is too bad boy to get an award. but really, he seems to have done it all.
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Deserved a nod (and win, IMO) for Edward Scissorhands.
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He can have mine.. I don't use it much anymore...



(he's good...he'll get his.)
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Originally Posted by pdinosaur
I'm starting to think Mr. Depp is becoming due for some recognition. thoughts?
I think it is obvious Depp is one of, if not the most diverse & talented actor alive. But why do people care if he has an Oscar? Who gives 2 shits. The Oscars are such self-congratulatory, PC, marketing B.S., that I have no clue why people feel the need for an actor they like to have an Oscar in order to validate that person's abilities. If the Oscar's meant anything, he would have one for Fear & Loathing.
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He will, he's just been unlucky enough to get nominated in the years that there is some better actor nominated.
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Originally Posted by conscience
Deserved a nod (and win, IMO) for Edward Scissorhands.
Yeah, he did a great job in that role. One of my all-time favorites.
Old 04-15-05, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
He will, he's just been unlucky enough to get nominated in the years that there is some better actor nominated.
Who ... Sean Penn and Jamie Fox?

I'll take Johnny Depp over both.
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We need to get Ian McKellen and Martin Scorsese one first. These next statements make me sick. Ron Howard has a Best Director Oscar and Martin Scorsese doesn't. Roberto Benigni has a Best Actor Oscar and Ian McKellen doesn't.
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Cary Grant never won an Oscar.
Toshiro Mifune never won an Oscar.
Akira Kurosawa never won an Oscar.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar.
Stanley Kubrick never won an Oscar.

Personally, I'd rather be on the list of people that didn't win an Oscar.
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neither does...

alfred hitchcock or cary grant
Old 04-16-05, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Cary Grant never won an Oscar.
Toshiro Mifune never won an Oscar.
Akira Kurosawa never won an Oscar.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar.
Stanley Kubrick never won an Oscar.

Personally, I'd rather be on the list of people that didn't win an Oscar.
Guess what... you are!
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As much as I like Depp I'd rather first give Oscars to Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney.
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I'm still wondering how Sean Penn won for Mystic River or how Whoopie won for Ghost or how Kim basinger won...for whatever she won it for or how Cuba Gooding won for Jerry Mguire or how Daniel Day Lewis didn't win for Gangs of New York..............

Yeah, F*** the oscars
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
He will, he's just been unlucky enough to get nominated in the years that there is some better actor nominated.
I call bullshit. The only reason he doesn't win is because the actors who are nominated campaign for the award.

Johnny has stated a few times he is honored to be nominated, but doesn't give two shits about winning, so he doesn't bother to campaign. He'll just keep showing up at the awards show dressed in his best smoking jacket, look sexy for a few hours, and then he leaves to have a smoke and a drink with whoever he's shacked up with at the moment.

To borrow a line from Zaphod, he's so hip he has trouble seeing over his own pelvis. He's so cool, you can keep a side of beef in him for a week.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Cary Grant never won an Oscar.
Toshiro Mifune never won an Oscar.
Akira Kurosawa never won an Oscar.
Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar.
Stanley Kubrick never won an Oscar.

Personally, I'd rather be on the list of people that didn't win an Oscar.
Are you Martin Scorsese?
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From an article that came out a couple of weeks before this year's Oscars:

Johnny Depp isn't looking forward to the Oscars next month because he hated attending the ceremony with his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis.

The actor, who received a Best Actor nomination for his role as JM Barrie in Finding Neverland on Monday, admits he wasn't looking forward to hearing his name mentioned - because he didn't want to return to the Oscars after his experience last year.

He recalls: "All Vanessa and I could think of was, 'When and where can we go smoke?' and 'Where can we get a drink?' and 'When is it over?' and 'Please don't let me win.'

"It was such a shock, to get the news that I'd been nominated. My first reaction was 'Why?' On one level I was flattered, but it's not what I'm working for.

"When I didn't win the thing - oh, I was ecstatic. Absolutely ecstatic. I applauded the lucky winner and said, 'Thank God'."
Anyway, the Academy seems to have finally decided that Depp is one of their favorite actors, so they'll probably nominate him for everything from now on, and he'll win soon enough. If he can get nominated for his completely unremarkable work in Finding Neverland over far more deserving contenders (Paul Giamatti in particular), then it shouldn't be a problem.
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Originally Posted by island007
Who ... Sean Penn and Jamie Fox?

I'll take Johnny Depp over both.
I take it you didn't see Ray
Old 04-17-05, 01:24 PM
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Meh. Ray interests me about as much as the toenail clippings in my bathroom.

Actually, the only nominated for best picture movie last year I was even remotely interested in seeing was Finding Neverland. It was every bit as good as I thought it would be.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Akira Kurosawa never won an Oscar.
I'd consider the Best Foreign Language Film for Dersu Uzala winning an Oscar.
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Originally Posted by ReservoirDog45
I take it you didn't see Ray
I did. He gave an average performance in an average movie.
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..and the Oscar goes to:

Johnny Depp: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Johnny Depp portrays Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, save his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
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Personally I think Don Cheadle shouldn've won best actor last year, but I do think Depp deserved one for some of his other performances.

He's still relatively young and he has plenty of time. He knows how to choose good roles so the Miss Cleo in me forsees a future win.
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Originally Posted by Njl
I'd consider the Best Foreign Language Film for Dersu Uzala winning an Oscar.
I suppose. But I don't recall him actually getting a trophy. The backers in Moscow got them.

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