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John Popa
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I used to see everything as well, I think I lost my interest in that when they expanded to 8-10 nominees.  Now it's like work.  

But I generally love idea of the Oscars and love that there's still a place for something other than blockbusters to be acknowledged.  
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 12:23am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Called it regarding visual effects. No way were ILM going to win, yet
again.
Depressing really.
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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 9:31am | IP Logged | 3 post reply



Great to see Brad Pitt awarded, although I still think he was the main character
in the film and not supporting!

I haven't seen PARASITE, but now it has rocketed to the top of my must see
list.

I did see an evening of all the short documentary features, and I was thrilled to
see LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL)- every
scene in that film was wonderful.

Best presenters were Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph - pitch perfect and laugh
out loud funny.



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Rick Senger
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 12:22pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I'm sure a lot of Netflix queues had PARASITE added in the number one slot last night.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 12:52pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

PARASITE was the only movie from the Best Pictures nominee list that I had seen. 
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Playing The Joker as a step towards winning an Oscar (unless you're Jared Leto). Who would have thought? 

That's two times now, which is two times more than any other superhero or villain. 
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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 7:52pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The votes are gonna be pretty divided among quality films like Scorsese's and Tarantino's (and apparently Mendes' 1917 is pretty good too) so I'm keeping my hopes up for a surprise win for PARASITE which is in my opinion, and by far, the year's best film.

... and surprise win indeed!

Seeing PARASITE win the big one made me happy for them but then it got me thinking... it's the first time in my lifetime that my favorite film of the year wins Best Picture at the Oscars!

It's kinda worrisome to have the same taste as the Academy... does that mean I'm old now? 

I don't think JOKER's gonna get much though, except for probably Best Actor for Phoenix and possibly Best Original Score.

Not a betting man but maybe I should consider it next year... 

Kidding aside, both very deserved as well. The next guy to play the Joker's gonna have a lot of pressure on his shoulders.


The ceremony itself was incredibly boring though, the show's in desperate need of some new ideas.



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Tim O Neill
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Just saw a news item that Tim Conway, Rene Auberjonois, and Luke Perry were
left out of the "In Memoriam" list.

Conway's Disney movies may have seemed trite to AMPAS, but I liked them a
lot as kid. I suppose I can understand Perry and being excluded as he was
predominantly TV, but Conway deserved to be included. It bothers me when
comedians don't get their due.

And I don't get Rene Auberjonois being excluded at all. He did supporting
parts, but that defined him as a character actor.


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Rodrigo castellanos
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 11:04pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Incredible.

Luke Perry was in one of the nominated films THIS YEAR.

How could they "forget"?
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 15 February 2020 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

"Great to see Brad Pitt awarded, although I still think he was the main character
in the film and not supporting!"
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I can just about accept the argument that Leo was the star, Tim. (Though it's definitely a stretch, given how much Pitt dominates the climax.)

However Tom Hanks, nominated as a supporting actor for his portrayal of Mister Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'?

The whole damn movie's about Mister Rogers!!

That one's just beyond baffling...
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Shaun Barry
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I haven't seen the film, Jason, but the ads lead me to believe that the main character is the reporter who is assigned to interview Mr. Rogers.



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Tyler Kloster
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Posted: 17 February 2020 at 12:57pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

That's very much the case. Mr. Rogers is not the main character of the film, and while he is obviously a vital presence, he does not have nearly as much screen time as Matthew Rhys does as the journalist.

From what I remember, we only ever experience Fred Rogers through the perspective of the journalist. Someone may correct me if I am wrong, but the film has many scenes of the journalist without Rogers but none the other way around.
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