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01.06.2012

And so, Oscar time is once again on the approach. The Golden Globes are only a week and a half away, and already, the front-runners for the Oscar nominations seem locked and loaded. George Clooney (for THE DESCENDANTS), Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST), Viola Davis (THE HELP), Meryl Streep (THE IRON LADY), and others all seem destined to shore up the nominations, although as to who actually walks away with the prize is anyoneís guess at this point.


But is it just me, or are the awards this year a little, obvious? For evidence, look no further than the always boring Golden Globes. I know, I know- folks are only watching it to see Ricky Gervais take the piss out of Hollywood (something the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to be all too aware of). This year, there arenít any real whoppers, like last year when ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE TOURIST walked away with nominations, but itís still a boring slate. How does Leonardo DiCaprio get nominated for the average J.EDGAR, but a guy like Michael Shannon gets ignored for TAKE SHELTER, or Demian Bichir for A BETTER LIFE. And why is Jessica Chastain raking up all these nominations for her goofy role in THE HELP, when she was probably the least memorable person in the film. This begs to be addressed, as it seems obvious campaigning and not merit is responsible for this- which is particularly shocking as Chastain actually deserves to be nominated in that category, but for two other films; TREE OF LIFE, and (especially) TAKE SHELTER.


Chastainís not the only case where a performer seems to be getting recognized for the wrong film. How is it that the Globes listed Ryan Gosling as a nominee for both THE IDES OF MARCH and CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE, while overlooking the best performance he gave this year- DRIVE. Speaking of that film, itís inevitable that DRIVE is going to get shut out of most major categories (except Albert Brooks, who seems a lock for a Best Supporting Actor nod), when itís one of the best reviewed movies of the year. That said, I donít think the Academy has the stones to nominate it for Best Picture or Best Director for Nicolas Winding Refn, even though itís well-deserved.

Granted, the Globes are a joke- but a lot of these questionable choices are bound to be repeated at the Oscars, which is why Iím writing this article. Shouldnít the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ignore the heavy studio campaigning, and seek out the films and performers who truly deserve to be nominated? Take TYRANNOSAUR. Anyone whoís seen that film will tell you that two of the finest performances of the year came from Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman for that film. Will they be nominated? Not a snowballís chance in hell. The dog from THE ARTIST has a better chance of getting nominated.


Even someone like Brad Pitt in MONEYBALL, while excellent, seems like a stretch for the Best Actor nomination heís bound to get. I mean, the Oscarís are supposed to represent the five BEST of the year. Does he really deserve a nomination more than Shannon in TAKE SHELTER? Or Gosling in DRIVE?

Another performer I desperately want to see nominated is Elizabeth Olsen for MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Granted, the best actress race is tight this year (tighter than Best Actor actually), but she needs to be looked at. Carefully.

But, enough of my complaining. I turn the argument over to you dear reader. Who/what do you think is going to be overlooked by the academy this year? Make your case, and strikeback below!

Extra Tidbit: I think WARRIOR's a lost cause at this point, but I'd still like to see Nick Nolte get nominated.
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3:59PM on 01/08/2012

The first thing I thought when I saw this was

Drive. I bet they'll fucking mention Drive again - which is just as obvious a pick only according to a different audience; I saw it coming on each of this site's top ten for the year lists. My opinion is that Drive was a hollow strain for artsy pop-iconography, and it bored the hell out of me. Again: just my opinion, but that makes you just as obvious and pat as The Oscars to this guy; just because Drive is edgier than The Descendants doesn't mean it's any less obvious to this community, or
Drive. I bet they'll fucking mention Drive again - which is just as obvious a pick only according to a different audience; I saw it coming on each of this site's top ten for the year lists. My opinion is that Drive was a hollow strain for artsy pop-iconography, and it bored the hell out of me. Again: just my opinion, but that makes you just as obvious and pat as The Oscars to this guy; just because Drive is edgier than The Descendants doesn't mean it's any less obvious to this community, or any more inspired or worthy a best picture choice.
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8:26PM on 01/08/2012
Agreed & I would say the exact same thing about Warrior.
Agreed & I would say the exact same thing about Warrior.
9:16AM on 01/09/2012
I agree. I enjoyed Warrior, but I'm amazed by how insistant people are that it's Amazing or whathaveyou.
I agree. I enjoyed Warrior, but I'm amazed by how insistant people are that it's Amazing or whathaveyou.
5:09PM on 01/09/2012
you're just pissed because tracy doesn't really love you.
you're just pissed because tracy doesn't really love you.
1:54AM on 01/08/2012

Oscars/Etc. in Today's World

This is the way I've always looked at awards & films, and I think because I'm also a huge sports fan, I can always keep this philosophy in mind:

In sports, there is a champion. In whatever sport it is, each team comes out at the beginning of every season with the same goal: To win the championship. And by the end of the season, every single team except for 1 didn't reach their goal. And make no mistake: That IS the goal. They make have star players or high attendance or get in the playoffs,
This is the way I've always looked at awards & films, and I think because I'm also a huge sports fan, I can always keep this philosophy in mind:

In sports, there is a champion. In whatever sport it is, each team comes out at the beginning of every season with the same goal: To win the championship. And by the end of the season, every single team except for 1 didn't reach their goal. And make no mistake: That IS the goal. They make have star players or high attendance or get in the playoffs, but there's only 1 unforgettable payoff: To win it all.

Films are not like that. I would say 5% of films being made (if that) going into a production thinking "Let's go out and make the Best Picture winner of the year." And because of that, films can sustain such longer success & relevance even if they don't win "major" awards.

I know I'm stating the obvious, but I think most powerful directors (Nolan, Fincher, Scorsese, etc.) or actors (Bale, Pitt, Downey, etc.) don't really care about the whole Oscar/awards circuit. Would they like an Oscar? Sure. Are they more interested in making films that will stand the test of time, and be remembered & watched 10-20 years down the road? Definitely. To me, THAT is the real award. And like history has shown, so many of these "Oscar-winning films" live & die during awards season, and never get touched again. Not all, but so many.

I remember reading a quote from Matt Damon saying that awards should be given out 10 years later, sort of like when MLB votes on the Hall of Fame (although they do it 5 years after someone retires). If you looked back at 2000, for instance, would people still vote "Gladiator" Best Picture over "Almost Famous," or "Requiem for a Dream?" Maybe, maybe not. But again, a shelf life is much more valuable than a statue these days.
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10:57AM on 01/08/2012
Love everything you say here, and I dig Matt Damon's idea - and I bet Good Will Hunting would still have won for screenplay 10 years later.
Love everything you say here, and I dig Matt Damon's idea - and I bet Good Will Hunting would still have won for screenplay 10 years later.
8:36PM on 01/07/2012

Shame should win the acting oscars

but it wont
but it wont
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4:06PM on 01/07/2012
I guess I don't understand the argument.... Is The Artist not something unique and different with new faces in and around it?

While I don't agree with every nomination or win, I certainly just don't think it is worth bemoaning so much over. Looking at the last couple best pic winners, King's Speech was a movie that looked different from others and told a story that many generations could appreciate. Hurt Locker starred no name actors and took a unique perspective on a war movie. Slumdog
I guess I don't understand the argument.... Is The Artist not something unique and different with new faces in and around it?

While I don't agree with every nomination or win, I certainly just don't think it is worth bemoaning so much over. Looking at the last couple best pic winners, King's Speech was a movie that looked different from others and told a story that many generations could appreciate. Hurt Locker starred no name actors and took a unique perspective on a war movie. Slumdog is an amazing movie from start to finish that again, had no "typically hyped" names attached to it.

While I think the whole spectacle of the award show is absurd and annoying, the only reason nominations are hyped or popular or expected to win is because of columns like this that say "this movie is expected to win." Or, maybe movies that get "hype" are liked by a lot of people. Crazy notion, I'm sure.

While you are at it, complain about a studio not spending enough money to get a movie like Warrior marketed better and in front of more people's eyes. Or maybe complain that not enough people like a niche movie like Drive. Or complain that a movie like Take Shelter is something that is completely unknown to anyone who doesn't visit JoBlo.com.
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2:11PM on 01/07/2012
The Oscars completely lost me when "Zodiac" was snubbed in 2008. Easily one of the 3 best films released that season. That, and the fact that Gary Oldman has never even been nominated for an Oscar. Disgusting.
The Oscars completely lost me when "Zodiac" was snubbed in 2008. Easily one of the 3 best films released that season. That, and the fact that Gary Oldman has never even been nominated for an Oscar. Disgusting.
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11:14AM on 01/07/2012
I'll also say (yesterday my thoughts weren't exactly collected on this issue) that win, lose, or draw, they don't amount to a hill of beans with regard to the quality of a film (unless, perhaps, there is an upset). What pissed me off last year wasn't The Kings Speech winning Best Picture, but David Fincher losing Best Director. Split-ticket wins can be annoying, but sometimes they are justified. Also, unless you are a member of The Academy, then don't lament your favorite not winning. There are
I'll also say (yesterday my thoughts weren't exactly collected on this issue) that win, lose, or draw, they don't amount to a hill of beans with regard to the quality of a film (unless, perhaps, there is an upset). What pissed me off last year wasn't The Kings Speech winning Best Picture, but David Fincher losing Best Director. Split-ticket wins can be annoying, but sometimes they are justified. Also, unless you are a member of The Academy, then don't lament your favorite not winning. There are so many awards shows now (like the Independent Spirit) that offer alternatives to the same-old. My hope is always that they find enough reasons to entertain us (Kirk Douglas delivering Best Supporting Actress was classic, and the best thing out of last year's ceremony). The Schmoes should right many of the wrongs of the Academy, but, as some have noted, the awards aren't quite as cut-and-dry as you make out (yet). Give a few more awards ceremonies and I'll be able to call everything but the short subjects.
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10:28AM on 01/07/2012
One of the problem with these awards shows is cathering to the hype of certain movies. I agree Hollywood should seek out all the movies of the year, not just the major star movies. I think a lot of good quality performaces are over looked because its easy to vote for the obvious. I would rather see Michael Shannon then George Clooney..cause you can look though the whole list of canidates and know right away who will win. It just seems to me that Hollywood needs look beyond their narrow view and
One of the problem with these awards shows is cathering to the hype of certain movies. I agree Hollywood should seek out all the movies of the year, not just the major star movies. I think a lot of good quality performaces are over looked because its easy to vote for the obvious. I would rather see Michael Shannon then George Clooney..cause you can look though the whole list of canidates and know right away who will win. It just seems to me that Hollywood needs look beyond their narrow view and expand themselves into looking at "the non obvious" choice.
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6:33AM on 01/07/2012

GLOBES, OSCARS ...

... who really gives a damn. TIME and audience are ultimate jurors of film's quality, and those little statues loose value quickly and rapidly, because they represent opinion of the few who are influenced by current hype/wibe. I don't watch/care about these traditional award gratification and satisfaction ceremonies, I'll rather spend few hours watching some new movies, enjoying them and learning something useful from them if I'm lucky they are that good.
... who really gives a damn. TIME and audience are ultimate jurors of film's quality, and those little statues loose value quickly and rapidly, because they represent opinion of the few who are influenced by current hype/wibe. I don't watch/care about these traditional award gratification and satisfaction ceremonies, I'll rather spend few hours watching some new movies, enjoying them and learning something useful from them if I'm lucky they are that good.
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4:54AM on 01/07/2012
I personally think it would both funny & ironic if The Artist wins Best Picture. A silent movie winning would show how weak 2011 was for movies.

Imagine the shit fit the site will have if its beloved Drive or Warrior does not get a single nomination? Also for the love of God i hope Bridesmaids does not get a screenplay nom like EW is saying in it's current issue.
I personally think it would both funny & ironic if The Artist wins Best Picture. A silent movie winning would show how weak 2011 was for movies.

Imagine the shit fit the site will have if its beloved Drive or Warrior does not get a single nomination? Also for the love of God i hope Bridesmaids does not get a screenplay nom like EW is saying in it's current issue.
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5:33AM on 01/07/2012
So silent films are.. weak ?
So silent films are.. weak ?
7:02PM on 01/08/2012
Here's hoping they do get nominated to see the shit fit YOU'LL give.
Here's hoping they do get nominated to see the shit fit YOU'LL give.
8:25PM on 01/08/2012
Hey i just call it like i see it but i simply won't care either way what gets nominated. Warrior was good but NOT great as it's constantly praised on here.
Hey i just call it like i see it but i simply won't care either way what gets nominated. Warrior was good but NOT great as it's constantly praised on here.
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2:41AM on 01/07/2012
The Oscars have diminished for me. The older I've become, along with the more knowledge in film I've accumulated over the years the less i care for the Academy. I've come to respect many Schmoe's opinion more than the i do the Academy's. However i'd like the Academy to not play things so safe, & industry biased. I do take a special note on best foreign film, to hopefully find a hidden gem.
The Oscars have diminished for me. The older I've become, along with the more knowledge in film I've accumulated over the years the less i care for the Academy. I've come to respect many Schmoe's opinion more than the i do the Academy's. However i'd like the Academy to not play things so safe, & industry biased. I do take a special note on best foreign film, to hopefully find a hidden gem.
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4:55AM on 01/07/2012
ya except when movies like Drive & Warrior are shoved down our throats. According to JoBlo you do not know movies if you did not think those 2 movies were great!
ya except when movies like Drive & Warrior are shoved down our throats. According to JoBlo you do not know movies if you did not think those 2 movies were great!
7:03PM on 01/08/2012
Having phivalva's opinion shoved down our throats is just as horrible.
Having phivalva's opinion shoved down our throats is just as horrible.
12:27AM on 01/07/2012
These days I start to view these award shows as being the equivalent of the wwe slammy awards. Nothing more needs to be said on that statement.
These days I start to view these award shows as being the equivalent of the wwe slammy awards. Nothing more needs to be said on that statement.
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9:33PM on 01/06/2012
I feel like a tired businessman who just got home from a long day of work because I just don't care anymore. For years, I would get furious at the Oscars and I'm not joking when I say that for the first time, I cried that a film I wanted to win didn't (Exit Through the Gift Shop for Best Doc.) The Oscars are a joke and are lead by a bunch of senior citizens that only allow the films to win are the ones that only appeal to them. Drive probably won't get a nod Best Pic but who gives a damn?
I feel like a tired businessman who just got home from a long day of work because I just don't care anymore. For years, I would get furious at the Oscars and I'm not joking when I say that for the first time, I cried that a film I wanted to win didn't (Exit Through the Gift Shop for Best Doc.) The Oscars are a joke and are lead by a bunch of senior citizens that only allow the films to win are the ones that only appeal to them. Drive probably won't get a nod Best Pic but who gives a damn?
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6:43PM on 01/06/2012

Should have had the Muppets hosting.

Or NPH. Or both.
Or NPH. Or both.
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5:26PM on 01/06/2012
Most likely because this was a little bit of down year for hollywood in terms of big names making big movies so you'll see Leo for J.Edgar and Pitt for Moneyball. But as for Drive, I hope it gets shut out of most nominations. One of the most overrated movies i've ever seen.
Most likely because this was a little bit of down year for hollywood in terms of big names making big movies so you'll see Leo for J.Edgar and Pitt for Moneyball. But as for Drive, I hope it gets shut out of most nominations. One of the most overrated movies i've ever seen.
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7:04PM on 01/08/2012
How's that lawsuit coming along?
How's that lawsuit coming along?
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5:18PM on 01/06/2012
I was actually thinking that the race is a little bit more open this year. Can't we usually predict at least 17 or 18 of the 20 acting nominees by this time of the year? It seems like critics aren't calling out anyone in particular. I agree that taking more risks in nominating films like Tyrannosaur would be great to see, but some films just don't get decent enough distribution to be on that Oscar-level of attention (I live in the UK and I had to travel to a small theatre in London to see it
I was actually thinking that the race is a little bit more open this year. Can't we usually predict at least 17 or 18 of the 20 acting nominees by this time of the year? It seems like critics aren't calling out anyone in particular. I agree that taking more risks in nominating films like Tyrannosaur would be great to see, but some films just don't get decent enough distribution to be on that Oscar-level of attention (I live in the UK and I had to travel to a small theatre in London to see it myself).

As for the nature of the awards, obviously I'm never gonna agree with every choice they make so there's no point in whining about that. I just hope that the week before the ceremony each winner isn't boringly obvious as usual.
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5:12PM on 01/06/2012
Tom Hardy for Warrior and Dominic Cooper for The Devils Double both deserve noms.
Tom Hardy for Warrior and Dominic Cooper for The Devils Double both deserve noms.
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4:46PM on 01/06/2012

THE IMPORTANT ONE

The only awards I care about are the Golden Schmoes!
The only awards I care about are the Golden Schmoes!
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4:29PM on 01/06/2012
Oscar nominations (and even [link] are the real prize, I feel. Never mind the winner (because they probably aren't your pick). That's my view anyway. I loved Drive, but Gosling DOES NOT deserve a nomination for it. He was great, but he wasn't "Believer" great, or "Lars and the Real Girl" great. He was Movie Star great. Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaacs, and Albert Brooks were award-worthy, I thought. I agree about Chastain, and feel Bryce Dallas Howard is being really snubbed for that one. Other
Oscar nominations (and even [link] are the real prize, I feel. Never mind the winner (because they probably aren't your pick). That's my view anyway. I loved Drive, but Gosling DOES NOT deserve a nomination for it. He was great, but he wasn't "Believer" great, or "Lars and the Real Girl" great. He was Movie Star great. Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaacs, and Albert Brooks were award-worthy, I thought. I agree about Chastain, and feel Bryce Dallas Howard is being really snubbed for that one. Other than A Better Life (and maybe even Everything Must Go) I haven't seen a whole lot of award-worthy movies likely to be snubbed. In good news, Demian Bichir did get nominated for SAG and Indie Spirit. If a few worthy individuals get recognized by the Oscars, then my condolences to those who got overlooked, and may the best nominee win (we hope).
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4:08PM on 01/06/2012
Isn't The People's Choice Awards the Special Olympics of Oscars?
Honestly, there's enough awards out there that they really just don't seem to mean that much anymore. So forgive me if I show apathy towards whatever movie wins the Crisco-Trojanz Best Picture nomination.
Isn't The People's Choice Awards the Special Olympics of Oscars?
Honestly, there's enough awards out there that they really just don't seem to mean that much anymore. So forgive me if I show apathy towards whatever movie wins the Crisco-Trojanz Best Picture nomination.
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3:52PM on 01/06/2012

true

but why the hard on for drive? it was good, very good, but oscar worthy?
but why the hard on for drive? it was good, very good, but oscar worthy?
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3:28PM on 01/06/2012
Yeah. I agree. There needs to be an "Olympics" version of the Academy Awards where international is on the same playing field. There are some amazing actor performances from foreign films that are amazing. Bruno Ganz from 2004's Downfall vs. Jamie Foxx's Ray? That's real competition. The current awards model served for another era and is now outdated.
Yeah. I agree. There needs to be an "Olympics" version of the Academy Awards where international is on the same playing field. There are some amazing actor performances from foreign films that are amazing. Bruno Ganz from 2004's Downfall vs. Jamie Foxx's Ray? That's real competition. The current awards model served for another era and is now outdated.
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2:43PM on 01/06/2012
Great "C'mon Hollywood." I hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.
Great "C'mon Hollywood." I hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.
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3:29PM on 01/06/2012
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a JoBlo editorial post to dramatically shake things up in Tinseltown.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a JoBlo editorial post to dramatically shake things up in Tinseltown.
8:27PM on 01/06/2012
I mean the message in and of itself. JoBlo aren't the only movie lovers who think Oscars need to recognize A LOT more films/performances.
I mean the message in and of itself. JoBlo aren't the only movie lovers who think Oscars need to recognize A LOT more films/performances.
2:28PM on 01/06/2012
Gosling WAS good in those two movies. He made them bought great. With Drive he didn't really say much moreso did things. I guess in Hollywood's eyes you need to do a lot of talking. I don't know why Brat Pitt got nominated or why Jonah Hill did as well. The movie really wasn't that great. My pick for best actor has to go to Michael Fassbender. His performance was the best out of any actors this year. Shame was excellent. No offense to people who love Drive, but I loved Shame. Clooney was top
Gosling WAS good in those two movies. He made them bought great. With Drive he didn't really say much moreso did things. I guess in Hollywood's eyes you need to do a lot of talking. I don't know why Brat Pitt got nominated or why Jonah Hill did as well. The movie really wasn't that great. My pick for best actor has to go to Michael Fassbender. His performance was the best out of any actors this year. Shame was excellent. No offense to people who love Drive, but I loved Shame. Clooney was top notch in The Descendants and I still haven't gotten around to seeing The Artist, but Michael Fassbender deserves to win at least the Golden Globe. Powerhouse right there.
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1:45PM on 01/06/2012

A safe bet is always...safe.

But I'm done with the Oscars.
I used to love the surprises.
But I'm done with the Oscars.
I used to love the surprises.
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1:40PM on 01/06/2012

All awards are a joke aside from the ones you personally give

Problem solved. I don't get why people still hold the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, etc. in such high regard. It's the opinion of some people none of us even know but we're told over and over again that they're really smart and what they say is good is really good and that's the bottom line... can't we all just grow up already and realize that's not true?

Well, I mean... it's really not. What's good is what an individual thinks is good, and vice versa with bad. I don't give a shit if they
Problem solved. I don't get why people still hold the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, etc. in such high regard. It's the opinion of some people none of us even know but we're told over and over again that they're really smart and what they say is good is really good and that's the bottom line... can't we all just grow up already and realize that's not true?

Well, I mean... it's really not. What's good is what an individual thinks is good, and vice versa with bad. I don't give a shit if they say blahblahblah is the best picture of the year, because it's happened before and it's happened again where I disagree with it.

People don't NEED to agree with it though, they just NEED to realize that it's really not that important. It's just an overhyped, over-publicized opinion, no more right or wrong than your own. Your opinion on the best performance, best movie, best score, whatever is just as valid as 'the academy's' or whoever's opinion gets broadcast on national TV (which is the only real difference between theirs and your own)
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2:36AM on 01/07/2012
I agree with you completely, i think the novelty that we all cling too is simply that people would like the films we enjoy most, be recognized and rewarded in their own rite. But it will forever be to each his own, and in the end thats all that should matter.
I agree with you completely, i think the novelty that we all cling too is simply that people would like the films we enjoy most, be recognized and rewarded in their own rite. But it will forever be to each his own, and in the end thats all that should matter.
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11:13AM on 01/06/2012
I'd agree but I don't give a shit anymore. It's not like it has any affect on which films and performances I enjoy each year. Do yourself a favor and don't let anyone else dictate your Best Picture.
I'd agree but I don't give a shit anymore. It's not like it has any affect on which films and performances I enjoy each year. Do yourself a favor and don't let anyone else dictate your Best Picture.
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10:52AM on 01/06/2012
oh yeah, Elizabeth Olsen definitely needs to be looked at a little closer.
oh yeah, Elizabeth Olsen definitely needs to be looked at a little closer.
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9:31AM on 01/06/2012
BALLSY TOPIC (pun is very intended, hehe)! I watch Oscar every year and I absolutely agree with you. Oscar needs to grow a pair. Sure, movies I cheer win some and lose some. But yeah, I suppose Oscar list is going to be Very different from, say, Joblo's list and so on. The reason, in my opinion, is a difference in target audience. If you change all the Oscar committee with us Joblo readers, you'd have a totally different Oscar nomination lists. Just saying.
BALLSY TOPIC (pun is very intended, hehe)! I watch Oscar every year and I absolutely agree with you. Oscar needs to grow a pair. Sure, movies I cheer win some and lose some. But yeah, I suppose Oscar list is going to be Very different from, say, Joblo's list and so on. The reason, in my opinion, is a difference in target audience. If you change all the Oscar committee with us Joblo readers, you'd have a totally different Oscar nomination lists. Just saying.
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9:20AM on 01/06/2012
the oscars is safe and entirely politically motivated...i havent watched it since i was like 14 years old and realised i would rather chase and get rejected by girls than watch a camp overblown piece of shit like the oscars. i think the awards given on this site have much more relevance.

the defining moment of the oscars in history for me was when eminem won the oscar for best song...that was a fucking tragedy...the moment my idol sold his soul. hes not had a good album since. just goes to
the oscars is safe and entirely politically motivated...i havent watched it since i was like 14 years old and realised i would rather chase and get rejected by girls than watch a camp overblown piece of shit like the oscars. i think the awards given on this site have much more relevance.

the defining moment of the oscars in history for me was when eminem won the oscar for best song...that was a fucking tragedy...the moment my idol sold his soul. hes not had a good album since. just goes to show the oscars will only award to the people who will serve them best in the future...sorry about spelling etc but im high
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9:16AM on 01/06/2012
I'm not even interested in watching this year. Not if Drive or Hardy and Nolte won't be nominated. I'll stick to Golden Globes just for Ricky this year and leave the mutual ass kissing to the fine people at the Kodak Theatre
I'm not even interested in watching this year. Not if Drive or Hardy and Nolte won't be nominated. I'll stick to Golden Globes just for Ricky this year and leave the mutual ass kissing to the fine people at the Kodak Theatre
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9:21AM on 01/06/2012
hell....yes
hell....yes
8:54AM on 01/06/2012

@bluemookie

i liked it..

joe nice to meet you.

just wanted to negate your comment. carry on
i liked it..

joe nice to meet you.

just wanted to negate your comment. carry on
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8:46AM on 01/06/2012
Jesus Christ, guys! A lot of people, myself included, think that Drive was one of the worst movies of the year, if not the worst! It doesn't matter if a few people thought it was okay. A lot of people hated it. In fact, I've not met ONE person in real life that will admit to liking that long, drawn out music video! Please, give up on that piece of shit!
Jesus Christ, guys! A lot of people, myself included, think that Drive was one of the worst movies of the year, if not the worst! It doesn't matter if a few people thought it was okay. A lot of people hated it. In fact, I've not met ONE person in real life that will admit to liking that long, drawn out music video! Please, give up on that piece of shit!
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3:31PM on 01/06/2012
You might want to switch to decaf, bro. It's just a movie, not an assault personally directed at you.
You might want to switch to decaf, bro. It's just a movie, not an assault personally directed at you.
8:09AM on 01/06/2012
Seeing drive nominatd for best picture would be awesome, and weird. "We Need To Talk About Kevin" should get some Oscar love. Drive was a cool movie but...Gosling showed 2 facial expressions in the entire film. Serious, and pissed off. Why nominated a guy for that? I mean, does he really have a better driving face, than Jason Stathom?
Seeing drive nominatd for best picture would be awesome, and weird. "We Need To Talk About Kevin" should get some Oscar love. Drive was a cool movie but...Gosling showed 2 facial expressions in the entire film. Serious, and pissed off. Why nominated a guy for that? I mean, does he really have a better driving face, than Jason Stathom?
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7:49AM on 01/06/2012
I think the Oscars are going to play it extremely safe this year. I mean, they're going back to Billy Crystal to host. Yeah, he's still funny, but he's very "safe" and won't ruffle feathers or pretend to be interested (while clearly being disinterested).

But what the fuck to I know. I don't even watch these shows.
I think the Oscars are going to play it extremely safe this year. I mean, they're going back to Billy Crystal to host. Yeah, he's still funny, but he's very "safe" and won't ruffle feathers or pretend to be interested (while clearly being disinterested).

But what the fuck to I know. I don't even watch these shows.
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