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Old 02-22-09, 05:06 PM
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

So looking at the schedule, one just needs to tune in to the first 20 minutes or so (want to see if In Bruges gets some love, in addition to the supporting actress) and then catch the last 40minutes or so. And I don't get putting best actor in a supporting role in the middle as it is a foregone conclusion and it should be done with supporting actress. I suppose it is to wake people up when the award is given out? (as there will no doubt be a spontaneous standing ovation)

So after takin a few hour nap, should I just assume the last few major awards will be ~40-60 minutes behind schedule?

(Damn I'm cynical or am I just a realist? )
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Old 02-22-09, 05:24 PM
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Just what I think/hope will happen
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I think Frost/Nixon will sweep most including Picture, Directing & Actor and Slumdog will be shut out of the big ones. Brolin in Milk (not Ledger), Tomei in Wrestler, Langella in Frost/Nixon.
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Anyone watching one of the multitude of Red Carpet shows?

Phoebe Cates still looks DAMN GOOD. She doesn't look like she's aged a bit. Kevin is freakin' lucky. Damn him... damn him all to hell
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Phoebe Cates still looks DAMN GOOD. She doesn't look like she's aged a bit.
Why are they interviewing her? She hasn't appeared in a film in 15 years.
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Why are they interviewing her? She hasn't appeared in a film in 15 years.
maybe her husband kevin kline is presenting an award?
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

reminder too, CNN is having a oscar red carpet special at 7pm et in HD so to drool over the hot chicks
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Why are they interviewing her? She hasn't appeared in a film in 15 years.
Don't know, don't care. Just seeing again makes me all happy in my pants
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I'm still pissed that Wings beat out 7th Heaven.

Yeah but that win got Sir Paul knighted so it's all good.


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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
reminder too, CNN is having a oscar red carpet special at 7pm et in HD so to drool over the hot chicks
Aren't they sending the presenters through the back door so you have to watch the show to see their outfits?
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Old 02-22-09, 06:12 PM
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
reminder too, CNN is having a oscar red carpet special at 7pm et in HD so to drool over the hot chicks
CNN seems to believe that if you put huge bars on the side of the screen with the letters HD on them then it's automatically HD. I guess they stopped giving a shit after the election.
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Aren't they sending the presenters through the back door so you have to watch the show to see their outfits?
unfortunatly its not in hd, and Walters has what seems like an endless interview with the Jonas Brothers
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I'm watching the Barbera Walters special for the sole reason to see Mickey Rourke, because Mickey Rourke is the best interview you could ask for. But I turn it on and she opens with the fucking Jonas Brothers. I'm confuzzled.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

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I'm watching the Barbera Walters special for the sole reason to see Mickey Rourke, because Mickey Rourke is the best interview you could ask for. But I turn it on and she opens with the fucking Jonas Brothers. I'm confuzzled.
he would obviously be at the end bc he is the draw this year. the Stupid Bros. are just to skew to a young audience who don't even know who the hell Walters is.
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he would obviously be at the end bc he is the draw this year. the Stupid Bros. are just to skew to a young audience who don't even know who the hell Walters is.
i like how walters is going over Anne Hathaways career and skipping over her first foree in most of our minds for "Havoc"
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

Hopefully Rourke gives Walters the Ram-Jam.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
i like how walters is going over Anne Hathaways career and skipping over her first foree in most of our minds for "Havoc"
I hated that movie, but I liked her boobs.
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i like how walters is going over Anne Hathaways career and skipping over her first foree in most of our minds for "Havoc"
it seems all she wants to get at are the buttons that send the emotions into overdrive. if an interviewee doesn't cry, i think she thinks, she has failed.
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I hated that movie, but I liked her boobs.
i think we all did (wasn't she nude in Brokeback too?)
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Old 02-22-09, 06:25 PM
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.

the Rourke interview is next i think
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^ Yes, but Havoc was the first movie where she wanted to stop being the Disney actress and show her rack.
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Uh... Angel Heart was a "bad choice"? That film rules.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
the Rourke interview is next i think
surprising he isn't slated last.

anyway, t-minus 60 minutes!
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Uh... Angel Heart was a "bad choice"? That film rules.
My thoughts exactly. It also showed fucking 9 1/2 Weeks as a bad decision. Rourke wasn't a joke by 1990; that was when you could tell he was slipping. But whatever, 'cause Rourke is still so damn awesome. Seriously, there isn't a pretentious bone in this dude's body.

But I liked how Anne Hathaway seemed almost like a normal person in this interview. At that Oscar roundtable she was at with Pitt, Rourke, Hawkins, Langella and Downey, she seemed like she was giving answers she thought people wanted to hear, and Downey just kind of looked at her the whole time with this "just shut UP already face." This was way better.
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"You can't eat it, you can't fuck it and it won't get me into heaven"

I bet Walters wanted to call him a potty mouth.
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he would obviously be at the end bc he is the draw this year. the Stupid Bros. are just to skew to a young audience who don't even know who the hell Walters is.
Oh, I knew he wasn't going first. I just want to know what they hell they're doing on the Oscar special. I bet they're presenting, and they're going to do it in that shitty "oh my God people are famous here! And not our kind of fame; real fame! Let's try to make an awkward joke now" thing that they do, and it will make the Oscars even worse.
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