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Vin Diesel thinks Fast Five has a shot at an Oscar

05.10.2011

In a related story, Vin Diesel might be losing his mind.

Let's be clear about one thing: I loved FAST FIVE. I had barely seen any of the previous four movies, couldn't give two shits about cars but still went in and had an absolute blast with FAST FIVE. I spent a good 30 minutes talking on this week's podcast about how I thought it was the perfect summer movie; a meticulous blend of legitimately badass action and the insanely ridiculous. It worked. Critics and audiences enjoyed it and it's making Universal very happy. Case closed? Not so much.

We all know that FAST SIX or whatever they'll call it is a certainty but that's not enough for Vin Diesel. In an interview with the LA Times, Diesel said, "I wouldn't be surprised if there is some Oscar talk around this."

Diesel admits he's mostly going off the suggestion of some TV personality from "Channel 7" (very likely Sandy Kenyon of NYC's ABC affiliate) but it's also likely that suggestion was made in jest (or at least tongue-in-cheek). Not every great, enjoyable movie needs to aspire to an Oscar nomination. I mean, THE KING'S SPEECH won the Oscar last year and many people agreed that was not the Best Picture. So who cares? We love FAST FIVE and let that be that. Let's not get too carried away with ourselves, Vin.

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7:29PM on 05/11/2011
lmao
lmao
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2:37PM on 05/11/2011
Vin Diesel's white t-shirt finally getting an oscar nomination?
Vin Diesel's white t-shirt finally getting an oscar nomination?
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1:24PM on 05/11/2011

Vin is on crack

Whatever he was smoking while filming in Brazil has clearly f**ked up mind to make a statement like that.
Whatever he was smoking while filming in Brazil has clearly f**ked up mind to make a statement like that.
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12:03PM on 05/11/2011
If The Blind Side can get an OSCAR nom, why can't this??? Heck, it isn't like peoples standards haven't dropped by a lot already.
If The Blind Side can get an OSCAR nom, why can't this??? Heck, it isn't like peoples standards haven't dropped by a lot already.
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9:43AM on 05/11/2011

Oh Vin Diesel...

Oscar Winner you are not...
Oscar Winner you are not...
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8:04AM on 05/11/2011
And the nominees for best motion picture are:-

Fast Five
The Hangover Part II
Transformers The Dark of the moon
Something Borrowed
And the nominees for best motion picture are:-

Fast Five
The Hangover Part II
Transformers The Dark of the moon
Something Borrowed
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2:46AM on 05/16/2011
if those movies where actually nominated in this reality i would give my vote to The Hangover Part II..and i would bury The Dark(Side of Bay)of the Moon in a volcano or just blasted to Neptune or something
if those movies where actually nominated in this reality i would give my vote to The Hangover Part II..and i would bury The Dark(Side of Bay)of the Moon in a volcano or just blasted to Neptune or something
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6:27AM on 05/11/2011
if he said an Oscar nomination, even if it was a loooooong shot, it could be possible, now winning an actual oscar of the best whatever, thatīll be the day :D :D :D

i think heīs been pumping too much iron :P
if he said an Oscar nomination, even if it was a loooooong shot, it could be possible, now winning an actual oscar of the best whatever, thatīll be the day :D :D :D

i think heīs been pumping too much iron :P
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2:04AM on 05/11/2011
Mr. Vincent Dieselmen also thinks he can act.
Mr. Vincent Dieselmen also thinks he can act.
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1:56AM on 05/11/2011
I knew this guy was a douche bag! The Furious Franchise is a Pile Of Sh*t!!!
I knew this guy was a douche bag! The Furious Franchise is a Pile Of Sh*t!!!
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5:28PM on 05/12/2011
..no, no... you are.

LAWYERED!
..no, no... you are.

LAWYERED!
9:44PM on 05/10/2011

Oscar for what...

maybe for effects. But THOR had incred effects too.
maybe for effects. But THOR had incred effects too.
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5:25PM on 05/10/2011
If "Alice in Wonderland" can take TWO Oscars, why the hell not?
If "Alice in Wonderland" can take TWO Oscars, why the hell not?
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4:51PM on 05/10/2011
Hahahah. The part where they're talking about his dad always doing a BBQ on Sunday?
Hahahah. The part where they're talking about his dad always doing a BBQ on Sunday?
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4:45PM on 05/10/2011
well why not get nominated, think he meant technical awards, but why the oscars are so overrated.
well why not get nominated, think he meant technical awards, but why the oscars are so overrated.
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5:42AM on 05/11/2011
Geez, Over analyze much??
Geez, Over analyze much??
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3:57PM on 05/10/2011
in what context?? Surely he isnt thinking any acting nominations or best picture or anything? Perhaps he meant in the tech categories, Sound and even editing are not far fetched, that was a fast paced flick and a big part of the movie moving at the pace it did and not ever feeling boring was it's editing.

but perhaps Diesel messed up and meant MTV Movie Award?!
in what context?? Surely he isnt thinking any acting nominations or best picture or anything? Perhaps he meant in the tech categories, Sound and even editing are not far fetched, that was a fast paced flick and a big part of the movie moving at the pace it did and not ever feeling boring was it's editing.

but perhaps Diesel messed up and meant MTV Movie Award?!
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4:47PM on 05/10/2011
overanalyze much
overanalyze much
10:49PM on 05/10/2011
"Surely he isnt thinking any acting nominations or best picture...."

No, but Jordana's hotness deserves an award. And don't call me Shirley. :P
"Surely he isnt thinking any acting nominations or best picture...."

No, but Jordana's hotness deserves an award. And don't call me Shirley. :P
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3:36PM on 05/10/2011
Wait...What??? HAHAHA!
Wait...What??? HAHAHA!
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3:23PM on 05/10/2011
I think he would have specified acting, direction or best picture, etc. if that's what he meant. He must mean technical awards. I mean the way he said it sounded like he was referring to acting, directing, etc. but there's no way that happens, ever. Hell will freeze over before a Fast and Furious movie gets a major Oscar nod.
I think he would have specified acting, direction or best picture, etc. if that's what he meant. He must mean technical awards. I mean the way he said it sounded like he was referring to acting, directing, etc. but there's no way that happens, ever. Hell will freeze over before a Fast and Furious movie gets a major Oscar nod.
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2:40PM on 05/10/2011
SFX and Sound guys, not best picture sheesh. How can you be that naive?
SFX and Sound guys, not best picture sheesh. How can you be that naive?
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2:34PM on 05/10/2011
Yeah, definitely for sound effects editing. But the chances of getting any serious awards like best screenplay went from mission impossible to mission in-freaking-sanity.
Yeah, definitely for sound effects editing. But the chances of getting any serious awards like best screenplay went from mission impossible to mission in-freaking-sanity.
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2:31PM on 05/10/2011
It will get one of the awards only us movie geeks talk about.
It will get one of the awards only us movie geeks talk about.
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2:18PM on 05/10/2011
I think he's going to have some serious competition from Kevin James in The Zookeeper.
I think he's going to have some serious competition from Kevin James in The Zookeeper.
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5:25PM on 05/10/2011
Hahaha!!
Hahaha!!
2:17PM on 05/10/2011
If Norbit can get an Oscar nomination, anything can.
If Norbit can get an Oscar nomination, anything can.
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2:16PM on 05/10/2011
He could be talking about Sound and Sound Effects Editing. I mean Salt was nominated for the latter last year, so who knows. Plus, bring on Fast 6. These movies are awesome.
He could be talking about Sound and Sound Effects Editing. I mean Salt was nominated for the latter last year, so who knows. Plus, bring on Fast 6. These movies are awesome.
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