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Daytripper 02-22-09 10:50 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by Boba Fett (Post 9284982)
Wow, a smug political statement and then a condescending "props" to Rourke.

Huh!? Just how was that condescending? I thought it was very nice. He didn't even acknowledge the other actors.

Coral 02-22-09 10:50 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
The safest director in the world presenting... does that mean the film by the 2nd safest director in the world (Ron Howard) will win?

My Other Self 02-22-09 10:50 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by BravesMG (Post 9284991)
I cannot fathom anyone but Rourke as Randy the Ram.

Could you imagine if Aronofsky had went with Cage instead?

Mr. Cinema 02-22-09 10:50 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Slumdog 8 (after it wins Picture)
Button 3
Milk 2
TDK 2
The Reader, Wall-E, everything else 1

Doubt 0/5
Frost/Nixon 0/5

Perkinsun Dzees 02-22-09 10:51 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
WTF, somebody really f'ed up and got footage from other movies mixed in with the best picture nominees.

pridesticks06 02-22-09 10:51 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 (Post 9284998)
And the winner is Frost/Nixon! (Everyone in audience shits pants)

I certainly would. It's my favorite, but it has no chance.

DGibFen 02-22-09 10:51 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Wow, a Braveheart clip in the Harvey Milk montage. Talk about opposites.

My Other Self 02-22-09 10:51 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Good Will Hunting for some reason...

Patrick_N 02-22-09 10:51 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by mcfly (Post 9284993)
No, we just appreciate better performances by an actor more deserving of a win.

I don't like Sean Penn. I didn't like Milk.

But you point out that u didn't like neither the actor nor the movie.

You don't like it, that's fine. But it doesn't make your choice better.

BravesMG 02-22-09 10:52 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by mcfly (Post 9285004)
Could you imagine if Aronofsky had went with Cage instead?

If that did happen, obviously The Wrestler wouldn't have been more than a blip on the radar.

I think it's a shame that it's possible Rourke's 'persona' might have swayed voters in any way, his performance was unbelievable and I think he earned it.

Autotelik 02-22-09 10:52 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees (Post 9285006)
WTF, somebody really f'ed up and got footage from other movies mixed in with the best picture nominees.


Those were previous best pic winners too.

My Other Self 02-22-09 10:52 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by Patrick_N (Post 9285011)
But you point out that u didn't like neither the actor nor the movie.

You don't like it, that's fine. But it doesn't make your choice better.

Sure it does. Most people tend to agree.

Rourke's performance in The Wrestler was miles over Penn's in Milk.

wirefan 02-22-09 10:52 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by BravesMG (Post 9284991)
I wouldn't call him undeserving, just less deserving than Rourke. I know the Academy are suckers for a biopic, and I did think Penn was great, but he had a template of a real character to build off.

I think what Rourke created was more difficult and impressive. I could see someone else pulling off a very strong Harvey Milk performance (not as good), but I cannot fathom anyone but Rourke as Randy the Ram.

Completely agree... it's not that Penn wasn't deserving, many (including me) thought Rourke was better and it was the politics of the film which gave him the nod. I would not be stunned to hear MILK right now (though slumdog will probablt get it)

The Cow 02-22-09 10:52 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 (Post 9284540)
HAHAHAHAHA... YEah all those songs sound great mashed up together!!!!!!
Im watching the Oscars high from now on every year

Weird, I figured you were doing that this year.

Zen Peckinpah 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 

Originally Posted by dx23 (Post 9284995)
Penn should defend that award at Wrestlemania in a ladder match

Nice.

Personally, I'd KILL to see a movie where Penn and Rourke in an epic Heat-like crime saga. THAT would rule.

Still, it's probably Rourke's dramatic return to the mainstream that will solidify his placement there. He's not getting trapped in DTV hell any time soon.

P.S.: I thought the Academy would grow a pair of balls after last year's ceremony where every winner deserved it. They just set everything back to the early 90's. Jesus.

My Other Self 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Slumdog Millionaire. Who'da thunk it?

Mr. Cinema 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Slumdog 8/10.

Daytripper 02-22-09 10:53 PM

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WHAT!?? What an outrage.

ha

Rypro 525 02-22-09 10:53 PM

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the big surprise of the night :lol:

Patman 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Slumdog completes its magical sweep with 8 Oscars.

Perkinsun Dzees 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Slumdog Millionaire. I called it.

BravesMG 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
Cue more Slumdog hate?

Still thought it was a very good movie, not epic, but deserving over the other nominees. I still think The Dark Knight and The Wrestler were robbed.

wendersfan 02-22-09 10:53 PM

Re: The 81st Academy Awards 2008 Awards Show Discussion.
 
And there it is. :shrug:

Chad 02-22-09 10:53 PM

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http://www.tvworthwatching.com/blog/...-2008-Osca.jpg

pridesticks06 02-22-09 10:54 PM

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I'm so surprised.


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