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Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 06:47 PM
Will you be watching?? Ill be rooting for Scorsese....

Buck
02-25-2007, 06:48 PM
If Scorsese/The Departed doesn't win its rigged.

Sully
02-25-2007, 06:50 PM
If Scorsese/The Departed doesn't win its rigged.

That's not true, this is a VERY close race this year. I wanted to root for The Departed... but I really think Iwo Jima is gonna take it.

noa
02-25-2007, 06:51 PM
I'll be rooting for Penelope Cruz's dress to fall off while she accepts the Best Actress award.

Count Alex's Losses
02-25-2007, 06:52 PM
Carrie Underwood should sweep these awards - including best director.

Buck
02-25-2007, 06:53 PM
That's not true, this is a VERY close race this year. I wanted to root for The Departed... but I really think Iwo Jima is gonna take it.

Ahh, I didn't see that one. I saw Letters from our Fathers, which I guess is the American Version, and it wasnt Oscar Worthy.

tommykat
02-25-2007, 06:53 PM
Never saw a movie this year, however you can bet it will be "Black History" month....:):clap:

noa
02-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Ahh, I didn't see that one. I saw Letters from our Fathers, which I guess is the American Version, and it wasnt Oscar Worthy.

That's probably why it wasn't nominated

Buck
02-25-2007, 06:55 PM
That's probably why it wasn't nominated

I just figured that they were very similar. By the way whenever I see your Avatar I crack up.

unothadeal
02-25-2007, 06:57 PM
RAP SONG!

L.A. Chieffan
02-25-2007, 06:57 PM
Departed is the one film I wouldn't want scorsese to win for. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas all of those were better movies but since he's been passed over so many times they'll probably give it to him. Kind of like a lifetime achievment award.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 06:58 PM
Too bad Three Six Mafia isn't up for an Oscar again; it was fun as hell seeing people's panties get twisted up here last year.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-25-2007, 06:59 PM
I'm just wondering how you go about getting "official" status for your threads. Is there paperwork involved?

Sully
02-25-2007, 06:59 PM
Too bad Three Six Mafia isn't up for an Oscar again; it was fun as hell seeing people's panties get twisted up here last year.
That movie just came out on cable last week, so I watched it. What a POS movie. I can't see at all what the hype was.

Buck
02-25-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm just wondering how you go about getting "official" staus for your threads. Is there paperwork involved?

Usually it involves putting three asterisks in front and behind the thread title name. Therefore this thread really isnt official.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 07:01 PM
Usually it involves putting three asterisks in front and behind the thread title name. Therefore this thread really isnt official.
Truth.

kstater
02-25-2007, 07:02 PM
If Scorsese/The Departed doesn't win its rigged.


See the Grammy's? Awards shows aren't really about the best it's about who knows the people deciding the awards.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 07:03 PM
That movie just came out on cable last week, so I watched it. What a POS movie. I can't see at all what the hype was.


Are you talking about Hustle and Flow? That was a great movie.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Are you talking about Hustle and Flow? That was a great movie.
I thought so, too.

Miles
02-25-2007, 07:11 PM
Amusing post from a football blog on Scorsese.

http://kissmesuzy.blogspot.com/2007/02/f-k-you-award-me.html

DaneMcCloud
02-25-2007, 07:16 PM
I've had the Goodyear blimp flying over my house all day. At one point, it looked like it was 20 feet off my back patio.

Loud, too.

Sully
02-25-2007, 07:19 PM
Are you talking about Hustle and Flow? That was a great movie.

I'm the guy that can find good in almost every movie. But for some reason, with that one, I just didn't get the hype.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 07:21 PM
I'm the guy that can find good in almost every movie. But for some reason, with that one, I just didn't get the hype.

Understood...to each his own. IM the guy that thought "Crash" was the most overblown flick in history. Its not a bad movie....its just not great.

Delano
02-25-2007, 07:25 PM
After you see all of the starlets in their skimpy outfits, why continue watching?

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 07:43 PM
hahah...that AL Gore joke went over well.....He will probably win an Oscar tonight.

Sully
02-25-2007, 07:44 PM
I'm a big fan of Ellen. SHe's hil-****ing-arious.

Sully
02-25-2007, 07:46 PM
First call... I predict:

Pan's Labyrinth

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 07:50 PM
Ellen did a good job with the opening.

Nzoner
02-25-2007, 07:53 PM
I quit watching the Oscars when Ellen Burstyn(Requiem For A Dream)lost out to Julia Roberts(Erin Brokovich).

As I recall Burstyn all but swept the rest of the awards except Oscar,I gave up.

memyselfI
02-25-2007, 07:53 PM
The best part of the evening is over...

the red carpet arrivals are sooo much fun.

I thought Reese Witherspoon looked the best. She looked phenomenal. As did the far from sex symbols Helen Mirren and Jodie Foster.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/reese-thumb.jpg

As far as the worst: Celine Dion wore a nice gown from the Vlassic Kosher Dill collection. And Meryl Streep wore vintage Salvation Army.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/celine-thumb.jpg

Best 3/4 dressed goes to Penelope Cruz who looked exquisite until the below the bump area when her dress turned into peach colored Puffs. Quite handy should her allergies start acting up.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/penelope-thumb.jpg

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 07:56 PM
Ellen did a good job with the opening.


I thought she did horrible. She seemed uncomfortable out there.

And it looked like she was winging it the whole time.

Sully
02-25-2007, 07:57 PM
Makeup prediction:

Pan's Labyrinth

Sully
02-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Homeboy had some friggin cokebottle glasses.

chief2000
02-25-2007, 08:00 PM
Jack Black = known for nothing but his stupid standup guitar act.

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:00 PM
Sully, who are your predictions for best actor, actress and best picture?

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:01 PM
Sully, who are your predictions for best actor, actress and best picture?

I'm just predicting as I watch.
First was special FX, 2nd was makeup.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 08:06 PM
I thought she did horrible. She seemed uncomfortable out there.

She was funny.

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:07 PM
She was funny.



Oh, alright. Its ok to be easily entertained.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 08:09 PM
Jack Black = known for nothing but his stupid standup guitar act.
Perish.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Holy Shit!!!

That's amazing...
(sound effect choir)

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Sound editing prediction:

I'm going with Iwo Jima.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:16 PM
3/3 bitches!!!!!


I need help

milkman
02-25-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm watching this, and thus far I am highly unimpressed with the show.

Michael Irvin was more entertaining.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 08:16 PM
Sound editing prediction:

I'm going with Iwo Jima.
Powerball numbers?

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Sound editing prediction:

I'm going with Iwo Jima.


Why wasnt Iwo Jima and Flags considered the same movie?? Eastwood made them at the same time? That was strange to nominate them both for the same award......

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Powerball numbers?

I'll let you know Thursday... hang on, can't type... Jessica Biel.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Why wasnt Iwo Jima and Flags considered the same movie?? Eastwood made them at the same time? That was strange to nominate them both for the same award......

I only saw one, but as I understand, they are completely different films.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Prediction:

Dreamgirls

memyselfI
02-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Bump for any other women who might want to comment on their best/worst dressed...

The best part of the evening is over...

the red carpet arrivals are sooo much fun.

I thought Reese Witherspoon looked the best. She looked phenomenal. As did the far from sex symbols Helen Mirren and Jodie Foster.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/reese-thumb.jpg

As far as the worst: Celine Dion wore a nice gown from the Vlassic Kosher Dill collection. And Meryl Streep wore vintage Salvation Army.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/celine-thumb.jpg

Best 3/4 dressed goes to Penelope Cruz who looked exquisite until the below the bump area when her dress turned into peach colored Puffs. Quite handy should her allergies start acting up.

http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/penelope-thumb.jpg

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Damn!

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Damn!!!!!

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:20 PM
Damn!!

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Rachel Weisz and her two friends...

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 08:21 PM
HERE WE GO, ARKIN

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 08:21 PM
I only saw one, but as I understand, they are completely different films.


True, but the same crew made both films at the same time. AS far as the technical aspect of it goes, its not like one would have been lesser.....like sound, special effects....etc...

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:22 PM
Supporting Actor:

rooting for Whlberg
predicting Hounsou

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 08:22 PM
Kelly Leak was robbed!

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 08:23 PM
YES, BITCHES

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Missed my first one.
Arkin was great, though.

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Supporting Actor:

rooting for Whlberg
predicting Hounsou



Doh....

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:24 PM
True, but the same crew made both films at the same time. AS far as the technical aspect of it goes, its not like one would have been lesser.....like sound, special effects....etc...

Didn't the majority of Flags take place back in America? I don't know, that's just the impression. So maybe the battle scenes were filmed at the same time, but Iwo Jima was almost all battle, and my impression is that it was only a fraction of Flags.

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Al Bore.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 08:37 PM
Al Bore.


Hes starting to push for NFL offensive lineman status....

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:39 PM
The Oscars will be going green.

Right, most all of them will be driven in big limos.

JBucc
02-25-2007, 08:40 PM
Is it me or does Al look kinda like Carl?

Wa-Z
02-25-2007, 08:43 PM
Wow she looks incredible.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:44 PM
Prediction

Happy Feet

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:44 PM
Im surprised Jenson isn't here, hes a big motion picture buff.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:44 PM
The animation in that movie really is amazing.

Bootlegged
02-25-2007, 08:45 PM
The Gayscars. 7ft gay black man doing fashion, Al Gore, Penguins, Ellen and Melissa Etheridge.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 08:45 PM
The Gayscars. 7ft gay black man doing fashion, Al Gore, Penguins, Ellen and Melissa Etheridge.
And no one gives a damn but you.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 08:45 PM
Wow, George Miller finally won an Oscar.....

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:46 PM
The Gayscars. 7ft gay black man doing fashion, Al Gore, Penguins, Ellen and Melissa Etheridge.



I noticed that also. Sad actually.

BucEyedPea
02-25-2007, 08:46 PM
As soon as they politicized it by announcing it as officially going green I turned it off. I will NEVER watch it again.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:49 PM
As soon as they politicized it by announcing it as officially going green I turned it off. I will NEVER watch it again.

You mean Hollywood finally went political?

Way to take a stand!!!!

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 08:50 PM
I'd love to see Borat win here.

I'll go with The Departed.

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:50 PM
Best screenplay prediction:

Departed

memyselfI
02-25-2007, 08:51 PM
baaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa...

anti-war message slipped in by Borat. ROFL ROFL ROFL

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 08:51 PM
WE SUPPORT YOUR WAR OF TERROR

Sully
02-25-2007, 08:53 PM
I glanced away... was that Nicholson completely bald?

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 08:55 PM
WE SUPPORT YOUR WAR OF TERROR



You might want to turn off your Caps lock key.

memyselfI
02-25-2007, 08:56 PM
You might want to turn off your Caps lock key.

I could be wrong but I think that was a special effect...

you know, this being the Oscars and all. :hmmm:

unothadeal
02-25-2007, 08:57 PM
I love Tom Hanks.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:00 PM
Best Costume prediction:

Dreamgirls

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 09:00 PM
Two hot babes...whoo whoo!

BucEyedPea
02-25-2007, 09:05 PM
You mean Hollywood finally went political?

Way to take a stand!!!!
Seems much more so in this one. Not just one, but several.

Bootlegged
02-25-2007, 09:05 PM
And no one gives a damn but you.


Right. Take the balls off your eyes and wake up.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:07 PM
HOLLYWOOD IS TRYING TO MAKE ME GHEY

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:09 PM
You might want to turn off your Caps lock key.

And why would I do that?

Bootlegged
02-25-2007, 09:09 PM
HOLLYWOOD IS TRYING TO MAKE ME GHEY

Trying?

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 09:10 PM
HOLLYWOOD IS TRYING TO MAKE ME GHEY



I think its already accomplished.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:12 PM
Trying?

Don't worry about me! Save yourself!

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:12 PM
I have no prediction here...

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 09:15 PM
ROFL

Miles
02-25-2007, 09:19 PM
Nice to see Pan's Labyrinth winning some awards.

Fairplay
02-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Nice to see Pan's Labyrinth winning some awards.



I want to see that movie before it gets out of the theaters.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Visual FX prediction:

Pirates.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:24 PM
Pan's Labyrinth'll win Best Foreign here.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:24 PM
No prediction for foreign language...

(Why was Iwo Jima not nominated?)

Miles
02-25-2007, 09:27 PM
Pan's Labyrinth'll win Best Foreign here.

Should be a lock.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:31 PM
I don't understand.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:31 PM
This guy did 'Downfall?"
That movie, though irresponsibly long, is pretty damn good.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 09:31 PM
No prediction for foreign language...

(Why was Iwo Jima not nominated?)

Im guessing because it was American Made and Hollywood produced?

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Im guessing because it was American Made and Hollywood produced?

I thought it won that same category at some of the other award shows.

But, obviously, I don't know the rules to the deal.

HolmeZz
02-25-2007, 09:34 PM
HERE WE GO, BRESLIN

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:35 PM
Best Supporting Actress prediction;

Barazza or Kikuchi should get it, but Hudson will...

Miles
02-25-2007, 09:36 PM
Pretty surprised by that one.

VonneMarie
02-25-2007, 09:36 PM
JENNIFER HUDSON!!!!!

HELLZ YEAH!

:clap: :clap: :clap: PBJ PBJ PBJ

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 09:38 PM
She blew the roof off in that flick. Well deserved.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:38 PM
She blew the roof off in that flick. Well deserved.

She was good, very good.
I don't know that she was better than the other two I mentioned.

VonneMarie
02-25-2007, 09:40 PM
She was good, very good.
I don't know that she was better than the other two I mentioned.
Yes she was.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 09:41 PM
Yes she was.
Kikuchi was really, really good, though.

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:42 PM
Yes she was.

:shrug:

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:42 PM
mmmmm... Eva Green.

Here's a pic before the comment...

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:47 PM
I haven't seen any of these docs, but I'll still predict "An Inconvenient Truth."

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 09:50 PM
Here comes Al Gore to announce his 2008 presidental run!

Dartgod
02-25-2007, 09:51 PM
Does this thread have to be moved to the DC forum now?

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Hard to believe Clint is so "respected" now.

This is the guy who made "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Pink Cadilliac"

Sully
02-25-2007, 09:55 PM
Here's Baby Lee's composer.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:07 PM
I'll predict for original score:

Babel

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:13 PM
Best screenplay (original) prediction:

Tough one... I'll say "Iwo Jima," as the snowball begins.

(Tough not to vote "Sunshine" here)

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:14 PM
Like I said... tough to argue "Sunshine." Great story.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:25 PM
That was just a bunch of screaming.

noa
02-25-2007, 10:27 PM
That was just a bunch of screaming.

This segment has completely verified why I had absolutely no interest in this movie.

JBucc
02-25-2007, 10:27 PM
She could have at least popped out a boob for all that jerking and gyrating around.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:28 PM
This segment has completely verified why I had absolutely no interest in this movie.

Not a bad movie. Not my type of singing... but not a bad movie.

Reaper16
02-25-2007, 10:28 PM
That was just a bunch of screaming.
Hollywood's trying to make me black.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Hollywood's trying to make me black.
ROFL

VonneMarie
02-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Dreamgirls

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Best original song prediction:
"Love you I Do"- Dreamgirls

VonneMarie
02-25-2007, 10:30 PM
What a crock of gayness.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:34 PM
Nice Sonic Commercial.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 10:35 PM
Best Song = Most pointless Oscar category

Miles
02-25-2007, 10:42 PM
Best Song = Most pointless Oscar category

Couldn't agree more.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:44 PM
And the best use of the word "Panoply" goes to.....


this broad.

Phobia
02-25-2007, 10:45 PM
Jodie Foster looks better than ever.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:46 PM
Jodie Foster looks better than ever.

I'm not sure she isn't Melissa Etheridge.
Have we seen the two of them together?

Phobia
02-25-2007, 10:46 PM
She could have at least popped out a boob for all that jerking and gyrating around.

I averted my eyes. Nobody good ever has wardrobe malfunctions.

Phobia
02-25-2007, 10:47 PM
I'm not sure she isn't Melissa Etheridge.
Have we seen the two of them together?

I don't think that dude looks anything like Ms. Foster.

Thig Lyfe
02-25-2007, 10:48 PM
I really want Little Miss Sunshine to win the big prize.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:49 PM
I don't think that dude looks anything like Ms. Foster.

IMO, the best she ever looked was in "Maverick." And even then, she was only topping out the meter at around a 6.5. :shrug:

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:51 PM
I have no idea what that commercial was selling....

... but I'm buying.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:53 PM
Best Actress prediction:
Maybe it's not my brain talking, but I'm saying Cruz.

(could be Mirren)

Thig Lyfe
02-25-2007, 10:55 PM
Who gives a sheet about Indian hand readers?

Believer
02-25-2007, 10:55 PM
Best "Brokeback Mountain" imitation"

GoChiefs tailgating with other guys.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 10:56 PM
Helen Mirren looks good for 60...Id hit it.

Sully
02-25-2007, 10:58 PM
I love these I-phone commercials.

|Zach|
02-25-2007, 10:58 PM
The show me international film festival was in Springfield this weekend. I did some work for the missouri film alliance so the threw me some passes.

Saw some amazing short films, lots of good work being done. A few cool animations as well.

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:02 PM
Best Actor prediction:
If it's anyone other than Whitaker, then it's a joke.

|Zach|
02-25-2007, 11:02 PM
Best live action short film
Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)
Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)
Helmer & Son
The Saviour
West Bank Story

West Bank Story is cool as hell.

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:04 PM
Absolutely the right pick. Last King of Scotland was great, and he owned it.

KCFalcon59
02-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Yeah Forrest Whitacker!!!!

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Absolutely the right pick. Last King of Scotland was great, and he owned it.



Wow, hes come a long way since Fast Times and Good Morning Vietnam..

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:07 PM
Best Director Prdiction:
TOugh, between Eastwood and Scorsese... but I think Scorsese will get it, with best picture going to Iwo Jima.

Thig Lyfe
02-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Finally!

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:09 PM
Hell yea!!

Thig Lyfe
02-25-2007, 11:09 PM
Wow, hes come a long way since Fast Times and Good Morning Vietnam..

I think you're thinking of Platoon.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:10 PM
I think you're thinking of Platoon.

He was in that one too..

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:10 PM
I think you're thinking of Platoon.

He wasin Good Morning Vietnam.

SnakeXJones
02-25-2007, 11:11 PM
He wasin Good Morning Vietnam.

Yeah he was.

KCFalcon59
02-25-2007, 11:12 PM
It's about time Scorsese won it.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:12 PM
Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, and Scorsese on the same stage.....Awesume.

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:12 PM
Yes he was.

I know. Thanks.

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Prediction:

Going with Iwo Jima, but wouldn't be surprised with any of them.

SnakeXJones
02-25-2007, 11:14 PM
Damn! Nicholson has a werid looking head.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:15 PM
Sweet!!!

I dont have to go Postal since Little Miss Sunshine didnt win....

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:16 PM
I'm happy that "Departed" got it. It was my favorite movie of the year. I just didn't think it was going to pull the votes of Iwo Jima did. But I LOVED that movie, and I'm ecstatic for Scorsese to finally get his statue.

Thig Lyfe
02-25-2007, 11:16 PM
I wanted Little Miss Sunshine to win. But I want to see The Departed, and I'm sure it deserved it.

dirk digler
02-25-2007, 11:16 PM
Departed was a very good movie and I am happy for Scorcese

irishjayhawk
02-25-2007, 11:31 PM
Overall, I was surprised. I thought a lot of nominations shouldn't have been nominations while other movies got hosed.

Children of Men didn't pick up any Oscars, for which I am disheartened. It's ahead of its time and it shows. Sad.

Departed was good, but I didn't think it was the BEST picture of the year. Close, but I thought other films (Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth and some others) were better. Little Miss Sunshine was the best film for over half the year. It's just like 4-5 films came in the 4 months after that hurt it's chances.

Happy Feet over Cars?! WTF?

I would have liked to see Djimon Honsou win Best Supporting but cannot complain about Alan Arkin. Both were exceptional.

Scorsese obviously.
Whitaker obviously.
Mirren obviously.

noa
02-25-2007, 11:37 PM
Overall, I was surprised. I thought a lot of nominations shouldn't have been nominations while other movies got hosed.

Children of Men didn't pick up any Oscars, for which I am disheartened. It's ahead of its time and it shows. Sad.

Departed was good, but I didn't think it was the BEST picture of the year. Close, but I thought other films (Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth and some others) were better. Little Miss Sunshine was the best film for over half the year. It's just like 4-5 films came in the 4 months after that hurt it's chances.

Happy Feet over Cars?! WTF?

I would have liked to see Djimon Honsou win Best Supporting but cannot complain about Alan Arkin. Both were exceptional.

Scorsese obviously.
Whitaker obviously.
Mirren obviously.


I agree with you. I wish Children of Men had at least won for Best Editing for that long take that was just a single shot at the most climactic point.

I was really disappointed when Babel was nominated for Best Picture over Children of Men. I thought Babel was far inferior, and actually a very frustrating experience, while Children of Men had that same tone of desperation but it was also pretty entertaining.

I was also pretty surprised that Iwo Jima and Clint didn't win. I thought it would pick up either Best Director or Best Picture. I guess they figured Clint had already won enough and needed to spread some love to Scorsese.

Sully
02-25-2007, 11:39 PM
Cars was good, but the animation in Happy Feet was just amazing. The stories were about equal, but the animation gap did it for me.

Deberg_1990
02-25-2007, 11:40 PM
Happy Feet over Cars?! WTF?

.

Yea, i was kinda shocked by that too.......but it was probably a little more innovative with the motion capture stuff than Cars was.

Cool to see George (Road Warrior) Miller get an Oscar..

irishjayhawk
02-25-2007, 11:47 PM
Cars was good, but the animation in Happy Feet was just amazing. The stories were about equal, but the animation gap did it for me.

I thought the Coca-Cola ads had better animated penguins than Happy Feet.



On a side note, someone on another board mentioned this:
Was it only me, or did Jack Nicholson say "I'm joking," after he announced The Departed as best flick and then look somewhat nervous quickly afterwards. Then the whole thing seemed a little confusing as the camera chopped back and forth...

Now that I remember the moment, it did seem extremely awkward with the camera cuts and stuff. Not saying it shouldn't/didn't win, but it did seem odd.

irishjayhawk
02-25-2007, 11:50 PM
I agree with you. I wish Children of Men had at least won for Best Editing for that long take that was just a single shot at the most climactic point.

I was really disappointed when Babel was nominated for Best Picture over Children of Men. I thought Babel was far inferior, and actually a very frustrating experience, while Children of Men had that same tone of desperation but it was also pretty entertaining.

I was also pretty surprised that Iwo Jima and Clint didn't win. I thought it would pick up either Best Director or Best Picture. I guess they figured Clint had already won enough and needed to spread some love to Scorsese.


I thought CoM had to win either Editing or Cinematography. I loved Pan's but it didn't deserve the Oscar for Cinematography. Oh well.

Babel was an over-ambitious but politically charged, global "Crash (2005)". It was good, but it wasn't nearly one of the top 5 films.

Jenson71
02-26-2007, 12:38 AM
Well, it was really Scorsese's night. And you know, he would have just been glad that his dear friend Thelma got another award for Best Editing. He deserved it here, there are no "gets it for the times we missed him" excuses. The Departed was a great film. It's a great thing to see a man so great at his art be honored for it by others in his profession.

Ennio Morricone's tribute, I think Clint Eastwood really butchered that introduction, and I don't see why Celine Dion had to sing words over Once Upon a Time in America. I would have preferred a montage of his films, and JUST OUATIA's score. But I shouldn't complain too much.

Halfcan
02-26-2007, 01:12 AM
This was just a gimmie for Marty. The Defarted had a stoopid ending, lame script and should have lost to Letters and Eastwood, a far better film on every level.

Glad I didn't waste my time watching this political crap.

Delano
02-26-2007, 07:08 AM
Ennio Morricone's tribute, I think Clint Eastwood really butchered that introduction, and I don't see why Celine Dion had to sing words over Once Upon a Time in America. I would have preferred a montage of his films, and JUST OUATIA's score. But I shouldn't complain too much.

Absolutely. Clint's vanity prevented him from wearing glasses and prevented him from properly recognizing Morricone's geniuos. The way they did the translation was very awkward as well. Use some subtitles or something.

Delano
02-26-2007, 07:11 AM
OMG! The psychic twins predicted all of this on Dr. Keith Ablow!

Bootlegged
02-28-2007, 10:58 AM
Gay, gay, gay.