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84th Annual Academy Awards [LIVE THREAD]
American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) ^ | 2-26-2012

Posted on 02/26/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by Bender2

Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse

Actor in a Leading Role: Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt

Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams

You lost me there, Mr. Peabody. A Wayforward... machine?

(Excerpt) Read more at oscar.go.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: academy; academyawards; awards; oscar; oscars; yawn
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To: Bender2

Hollywood just doesn’t care what Americans want. That is one reason why the awards they give each other are irrelevant.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/23/academy-awards-the-unpopular-and-unprofitable/


101 posted on 02/26/2012 8:21:45 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Bender2; All

Is it me - or was someone’s DAMN cell phone goin’ off A LOT during the telecast ???


102 posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:04 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: dfwgator

Did you see that a doc about Islamic treatment of women also won. Nice!


103 posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:26 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
You're boring and repetitious.

Find a new schtick.

104 posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:32 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: tumblindice
You’ve obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a damn.

well.... you DID post on the Oscar thread...

Surely, there is a birther thread somewhere???

105 posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:58 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: hole_n_one

Then ask more interesting questions.


106 posted on 02/26/2012 8:25:29 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I predict.. Viola.


107 posted on 02/26/2012 8:26:35 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Borges

I predict.. Viola.


108 posted on 02/26/2012 8:26:53 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

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109 posted on 02/26/2012 8:27:38 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Lmo56
Is it me - or was someone’s DAMN cell phone goin’ off A LOT during the telecast ???

It's Regis Philbin's........

I've been crank calling him all night.

110 posted on 02/26/2012 8:27:46 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Borges

No surprise...Meryl Streep wins.


111 posted on 02/26/2012 8:30:09 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: hole_n_one

then againg, them old white men DO LOVE Meryl...


112 posted on 02/26/2012 8:30:34 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: hole_n_one

then again, them old white men DO LOVE Meryl...


113 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:21 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: dfwgator

She is right....half of America did moan....”Oh, No not her”


114 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:59 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: SomeCallMeTim
then againg, them old white men DO LOVE Meryl...

Streep could simply fart and win an Oscar.

115 posted on 02/26/2012 8:32:41 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Before tonight she hadn’t won an Oscar in thirty years.


116 posted on 02/26/2012 8:39:51 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Second year in a row a non-Hollywood produced film gets Best Picture.


117 posted on 02/26/2012 8:41:57 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TBP

If Hollywood wants to make movies that people want to see, they should ask Tyler Perry for advice.


118 posted on 02/26/2012 8:44:11 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: dfwgator

and it was filmed in L.A. too!


119 posted on 02/26/2012 8:45:06 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Before tonight she hadn’t won an Oscar in thirty years.

Not exactly... she won in 1998.

And, she's been nominated like 7 or 8 times since then.

120 posted on 02/26/2012 8:45:57 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: dfwgator; Bender2
Thank God, Clooney didn’t win.

Ugh, I agree! Clooney and that movie "The Descendants" was soooo overrated IMO.

I'm glad Jean Dujardin won for "The Artist", although I thought Gary Oldman's performance in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" was also Oscar-worthy.

121 posted on 02/26/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Borges
Before tonight she hadn’t won an Oscar in thirty years.

In that case, Streep should introduce more beans into her diet.

122 posted on 02/26/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Borges

ah. no, you’re right... Just NOMINATED... about a dozen times.


123 posted on 02/26/2012 8:47:17 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Cedar

Take it back about Billy Chrystal. He ended up doing a really nice job.


124 posted on 02/26/2012 8:51:16 PM PST by altura
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To: nutmeg

I am happy for The Artist. Great movie!!!!!!

I agree about The Descendants. It is very overrated.


125 posted on 02/26/2012 8:52:52 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: altura

Either I’m confused or you are...

Billy did a great job; I said it from the beginning. But the sound technicians had problems.

Okay....so what are you talking about that I should take it back?


126 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:46 PM PST by Cedar
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To: moviefan8

A very French Oscars, The Artist, Hugo, Midnight in Paris...the War Horse, took place in WWI France.


127 posted on 02/26/2012 8:55:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Cedar

I’m quite often confused.

However, I had posted earlier in the thread that I was disappointed in Billy and I was saying, I take it back to that.

I ended up really liking the job he did.


128 posted on 02/26/2012 8:57:30 PM PST by altura
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To: All

David Cameron blasted the Iron Lady Film:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083022/David-Cameron-blasts-Margaret-Thatcher-film-The-Iron-Lady.html

The Thatcher family declined to attend the screening:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jan/04/thatcher-family-iron-lady-invite

The Iron Lady is a controversial film and full of Left wing propaganda (Friends and family have dismissed the drama as a “Left-wing fantasy”):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/8889476/The-Iron-Lady-Meryl-Streep-is-cashing-in-on-Thatcher-say-friends-of-former-PM.html


129 posted on 02/26/2012 9:00:00 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Mozilla

It was badly reviewed too and flopped at the box office. Streep’s performance was the only thing people liked.


130 posted on 02/26/2012 9:05:08 PM PST by Borges
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To: altura

Thanks for clearing things up!

Billy had a few slow moments but overall did good. Some people might think he took no risks compared to other hosts. But the Academy is probably satisfied and even relieved with his “steady” hosting tonight.


131 posted on 02/26/2012 9:07:30 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Borges

There was a live thread?? I looked for one but didn’t see it. Missed you all!


132 posted on 02/26/2012 9:07:42 PM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t care for War Horse at all. I like Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tin Tin more.


133 posted on 02/26/2012 9:07:52 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: TBP

http://www.cracked.com/article_19012_5-hollywood-secrets-that-explain-why-so-many-movies-suck.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_15876_5-ways-hollywood-tricks-you-into-seeing-bad-movies.html

http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-obnoxious-assumptions-hollywood-makes-about-women/

http://www.cracked.com/article_19549_5-old-timey-prejudices-that-still-show-up-in-every-movie.html

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tv-executives-admit-taped-interviews-193116


134 posted on 02/26/2012 9:20:45 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Cedar

I missed the opening...and then realized it was probably good coming from Billie C.

can I find it somewhere?


135 posted on 02/26/2012 9:21:16 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Bender2
Oh well, I was hoping that The Artist would remain a cult classic, as it's too good for the cellphone ringing mobs and their hissing at politically incorrect scenes.
136 posted on 02/26/2012 9:22:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bender2

Funny!! Ha ha ha ha! You need to be on the AI thread!


137 posted on 02/26/2012 9:23:23 PM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: Revolting cat!

Last year’s Best Picture: An English dude who couldn’t speak.

This year’s: A French dude no one could hear.


138 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:13 PM PST by Borges
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To: AGreatPer

Here we are at the Chapter 11 Theater (Kodak).


It was very funny.


139 posted on 02/26/2012 9:25:38 PM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: Cedar

Billy’s opening song was funny, but the sound guys had the music too loud...could not hear all the words he was singing.


Did they? I thought it was just my baby “chatting” in her bouncer. I couldn’t hear well either, even at volume on 27!


140 posted on 02/26/2012 9:27:40 PM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: Borges

Sounds like A Hollywood thing to give her a Oscar then.


141 posted on 02/26/2012 9:28:52 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Yaelle
Here we are at the Chapter 11 Theater (Kodak).

It was very funny.

Not to the folks at Kodak /sarc ...

142 posted on 02/26/2012 9:31:39 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Bender2

I was AMAZED when I saw that “Undefeated” had won the Oscar for Documentary, thinking how on earth could the Academy have voted for Sarah Palin’s movie. Then I saw that it was about some sports team. Bah.


143 posted on 02/26/2012 9:34:15 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: goodnesswins

She is right....half of America did moan....”Oh, No not her”


Yep. I was one of them. I hear the thatcher movie was more about her slipping into Alzheimer’s than her historic partnership with Reagan to bring down the evil empire. She might have been good but she probably was happy to downplay why thatcher was important. It wasn’t because she could stand up to the boys. It was because she had a worldview of freedom and put her worldview into action.


144 posted on 02/26/2012 9:34:24 PM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: Mozilla
Sounds like A Hollywood thing to give her a Oscar then.

Haven't seen the flick - just clips ...

BUT, I have a Brit friend who says that Streep's portrayal of Thatcher's mannerisms were spot-on and some of the historical scenes were TOTALLY accurate ...

HOWEVER, the script DID portray her INACCURATELY in many spots ...

He did say that Streep DID deserve the Oscar for having TOTALLY embodied Thatcher - kind of like Helen Mirren in The Queen ...

145 posted on 02/26/2012 9:40:37 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Mountain Mary

Most likely it is posted on Youtube by now. Hopefully, it’s not blocked by ABC network.

Youtube.com is the best place to look for videos.


146 posted on 02/26/2012 9:42:29 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Mozilla

Interesting... thanks for those “Iron Lady” links in #129, Mozilla.


147 posted on 02/26/2012 9:52:08 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: moviefan8; Bender2; Dr. Scarpetta; NautiNurse; dfwgator
I am happy for The Artist. Great movie!!!!!!

I really liked "The Artist". I'm still not convinced it was "Oscar-worthy", but I liked it. Really liked Jean Dujardin in the film... I thought he deserved the Oscar.

Anyone see the snarky Oscar comments on this website?

http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/advisory-nikki-finke-live-snarking-oscars/

I don't know anything about this site - got it from a Drudge link. Some pretty interesting stuff posted there.

148 posted on 02/26/2012 9:58:22 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Mozilla

A person with any class would have declined the role.

What did she need it for - her big break?

Her award was for lending her star name to their sick propaganda.


149 posted on 02/26/2012 10:44:17 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: Borges

Not me hoss

My fetishes run more the lines of Louboutins...thigh highs...and elbow length satin gloves

Maybe a nice hat too or a Venetian mask

I should a been Helmut Newton

Get my drift?


150 posted on 02/26/2012 11:00:42 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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