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The 90th Academy Awards --> 2018 Awards Show Discussion

Old 03-05-18, 12:05 PM
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Re: The 90th Academy Awards --> 2018 Awards Show Discussion

I also watch the Oscars live every year been doing it so since I was a kid, I used to watch it with my parents. Nowadays its my wife and I tradition, its our Superbowl. We used to have pizza and wings or cooked something extra special, sometimes even watching it on a projector.

Its also cool watching all these more independent films that without the award nomination I probably wouldn't seek out or hear about it by myself
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they should have Rockwell investigate what happened
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Originally Posted by nando820 View Post
I also watch the Oscars live every year been doing it so since I was a kid, I used to watch it with my parents. Nowadays its my wife and I tradition, its our Superbowl. We used to have pizza and wings or cooked something extra special, sometimes even watching it on a projector.

Its also cool watching all these more independent films that without the award nomination I probably wouldn't seek out or hear about it by myself
Lucky you. I watch it alone.
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Originally Posted by PatD View Post
The powerful and important anthem "This is Me" losing to the forgettable, generic "Remember Me" is one of the great Oscar mistakes of all time. But, hey, Pixar practically owns the Oscars.
Let's not lose our mind over this. I like it better as well, but unlike many previous winners, at least Remember Me is a decent song and prominently featured in the movie. Not just a pop song included to get airplay on Radio Disney, it's very much part of the story here. Not my favorite song but a totally defensible choice.
Old 03-05-18, 12:28 PM
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The Lonely Island claim to have been asked to write a song for the 2018 Oscars, but when they presented the proposed performance, they were told it would be “financially and logistically impossible” to put on. Now, they’re sharing a storyboard of what they had in mind.

A demo of the new song, “Why Not Me?,” was uploaded to YouTube along with accompanying visuals. The song would have supposedly been performed by actors who weren’t nominated for an Oscar this year. At one point, Thor and Wonder Woman sing: “We both face death it’s true/ But at least Lady Bird got into NYU…”

Here’s what the Lonely Island have to say about the song:

Hey everyone,

We were asked to write a song for this year’s Oscars … Unfortunately, it wasn’t chosen because it was “financiall and logistically impossible,” so for fun we thought we’d share the rough storyboards of what would have been a fully shot, star-studded music video of exorbitant cost.

All vocals and visuals are temp, so please use your imagination and enjoy!

-The Lonely Island

<iframe width="598" height="336" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x7DssfaYi5w" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Old 03-05-18, 12:32 PM
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Second year in a row I did not watch the Oscars, after 40 years of not missing a show. The ceremony starting going downhill once they went from celebrating films to celebrating celebrities. The final nail in the coffin is when they did away with the honorary Oscar during the telecast.
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Originally Posted by ManfromCyrodiil View Post
I love how the left wants AR’s banned yet they approve of military holding AR’s outside of their precious little self congratulating show.
Um, because it's the military that was holding them, no one is calling for them to be banned for use by the military. Don't you realize how ridiculous your statement is?

Originally Posted by dom56 View Post
J-Law look like a giantess standing next to Jodie Foster.
My wife asked me if J-Law is really tall or Foster is really short.


Really wasn't feeling it this year, but was happy that Oldman and Del Toro won Oscars.

And yeah, next year bring on John Oliver as host, he would be great!
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Originally Posted by James T. Kirk View Post
I only really care about Best Picture, Best Director, the acting categories and the screenplay categories.
Right. That's how most of my friends are - Best Picture, Best Director, and the four acting categories. And a lot of people aren't going to spend 4 hours waiting to see those categories revealed when they're surrounded by skits, politics, songs, and categories like Best Sound Mixing and Best Live Action Short. You can just wake up the next morning and watch the 6 speeches you cared about, saving 3.5 hours of your time.
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Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
Second year in a row I did not watch the Oscars, after 40 years of not missing a show.
I haven't even been alive for 40 years.

The final nail in the coffin is when they did away with the honorary Oscar during the telecast.
I knew something was missing.

Originally Posted by TheHive08 View Post
Right. That's how most of my friends are - Best Picture, Best Director, and the four acting categories. And a lot of people aren't going to spend 4 hours waiting to see those categories revealed when they're surrounded by skits, politics, songs, and categories like Best Sound Mixing and Best Live Action Short. You can just wake up the next morning and watch the 6 speeches you cared about, saving 3.5 hours of your time.
I did. Bored the living SHITE out of me!
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Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
Second year in a row I did not watch the Oscars, after 40 years of not missing a show. The ceremony starting going downhill once they went from celebrating films to celebrating celebrities. The final nail in the coffin is when they did away with the honorary Oscar during the telecast.
Same here. I couldn't have said it better myself. Also, the political stuff is another reason I quit watching. If a celebrity doesn't like Trump, they need to go on Meet the Press or Face the Nation and leave that kind off stuff off award shows. Make it more about the movies and I will tune back in.
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Same here. I couldn't have said it better myself. Also, the political stuff is another reason I quit watching. If a celebrity doesn't like Trump, they need to go on Meet the Press or Face the Nation and leave that kind off stuff off award shows. Make it more about the movies and I will tune back in.
I'm sorry, where were all the celebrities talking about politics? Maybe diversity, but I never heard any political discussion at all besides a couple of tame Kimmell jokes in the monologue.
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i stopped watching. Celebrities telling us how to live when they cant even turn in their own is stupid. Fuck off
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Yeah, this year was unusually devoid of that, well, mostly. I think they got sick of it too
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Yeah, this year was unusually devoid of that, well, mostly. I think they got sick of it too
hell yeah they did... because they were busy talking to Seacrest like nothing happened. Not to mention the billboards outside calling them hypocrites.
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Only 21 people stopped to talk to Seacrest:

Diane Warren, nominee for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
Miguel
Gael García Bernal
Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos
Allison Janney, nominee Best Supporting Actress for “I, Tonya”
Christopher Plummer, nominee for Best Supporting Actor for “All the Money in the World”
Andy Serkis
Richard Jenkins, nominee for Best Supporting Actor for “The Shape of Water”
Bradley Whitford, Lil Rel Howery, Betty Gabriel from Best Picture nominee “Get Out”
Donald Sutherland, honorary Oscar winner
Rita Moren
Eiza Gonzalez
Mary J. Blige, nominated Best Supporting Actress for “Mudbound”
Andra Day and Common, nominate for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
Taraji P. Henson, presenter
Whoopi Goldberg
Tiffany Haddish
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Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
Celebrities telling us how to live when they cant even turn in their own is stupid.
Sounds like the average person doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
At this point, there's practically zero difference between the Academy Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.
Thats because Hollywood doesn't give money to anything but franchise movies anymore.
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On another Oscar related note, I was watching the opening monologue from 1980, and it was 100% a static shot of Johnny Carson with no reaction shots from the audience whatsoever. What that not invented yet or what?
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That Lonely Island song would have been great on the show.
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Originally Posted by Inhumans99 View Post
If Logan or Wonder Woman were up for Best Picture I bet the ratings would have been higher...
No way... everyone knows they wouldn't have a chance of winning.
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Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Only 21 people stopped to talk to Seacrest:

Diane Warren, nominee for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
Miguel
Gael García Bernal
Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos
Allison Janney, nominee Best Supporting Actress for “I, Tonya”
Christopher Plummer, nominee for Best Supporting Actor for “All the Money in the World”
Andy Serkis
Richard Jenkins, nominee for Best Supporting Actor for “The Shape of Water”
Bradley Whitford, Lil Rel Howery, Betty Gabriel from Best Picture nominee “Get Out”
Donald Sutherland, honorary Oscar winner
Rita Moren
Eiza Gonzalez
Mary J. Blige, nominated Best Supporting Actress for “Mudbound”
Andra Day and Common, nominate for Best Original Song for “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
Taraji P. Henson, presenter
Whoopi Goldberg
Tiffany Haddish

only..
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Sounds like the average person doesn't it?
not really no... the average person doesnt have the platform or audience.
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Originally Posted by ManfromCyrodiil View Post
I think it’s the lowest rated in 9 years. I had forgotten it was on. I’ll pass on the #metoo bullshit hypocrisy and the “let them win because they are black or women” bullshit”. I love how the left wants AR’s banned yet they approve of military holding AR’s outside of their precious little self congratulating show.
It's Hollywood. Hypocrisy abounds.
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not really no... the average person doesnt have the platform or audience.
I'm referring to the sticking up for their own part.
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I'm referring to the sticking up for their own part.
true but nothing like throwing shade on the best directors for others fuck ups.

or the countless times people kept kissing harveys ass when the rumors of his shit were all there.

or the general hypocrisy of best pictures for movies no one really sees. How is that a general best picture when no one sees it.

or the pedo issues plaguing the industry yet still people throw a blind eye.

they all had the platform but its all about the flavor of the month.

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