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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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Mr. Peabody... what are you doing?

Since the Oscar telecast is so long and boring... we are going to shake things up--

Geepers, how... are you going to do that?

By adjusting the Wayback Machine... into a Wayforward Machine--

A Wayforward Machine? How... will it work?

Watch... and learn, Sherman!

1 posted on 02/26/2012 5:23:33 PM PST by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ..
Bendy? Bendy, are we there... yet?

As our announcer, let me say... Leslie, if you will shut up, we shall get there!

Okay, okay, Orson! Just glad I got somewhere to go... now that I am all dress up--

Yes, Fellow Freepers... we are in... HOLLYWOOD!

For the Academy... Awards--

And to get right to it, y'all give it up for your host Billy... Crystal!

Here we are again, folks... two hours late--

Since Oliver Stone and Sean Penn are back in rehab, to present the Oscar for Best Actor... we have a substitute--

A big hand for... the one and only Doctor--

Zoidddddddddddddddddddddddddddd... berg!

The nominees for Best Actor are Demian Bichir... for immigrant tree climbing in A Better Life.

Georgeous George Clooney... for flip-flopping in The Descendants.

Jean Dujardin... for going black, white and mute in The Artist.

Gary Oldman... going old school British in Tinker Tailor Soldier Drag Queen Spy.

Brad Pitt... for going boring talking economics in Moneyball.

And lastly, our old pal Bendy... for telling the truth in his starring role in the epic 6 hour cut of All My Free Republic Postings in the 2012 NFL Live Thread: The Friggin' Movie!.

And the Oscar... goes to--

Bender! Bender... BENDER!!!!!

They like me! They really... like me!!!!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hummm... It seems we momentarily lost our satellite feed, but it appears... The Better Life crowd is not happy that Demian Bichir lost.

Nor are the fans of Brad Pitts'... Moneyball

Or are British soccer hooligans... for Gary Oldman--

Those fans that came with The Artist actor Jean Dujardin... are not looking pleased either!

Yet all of George Clooney's past girlfriends... are very pleased he lost.

Meanwhile... elsewhere--

Gadzooks! I love it when a plan... and booze comes together!

Oh, Bendy! I am so glad someone from the real world... finally won!

Way to go, Bender, old sport! With my Oscar track record... next year I'm going the blackmail route myself--

Peter, how can you condone... Bender's cheating to win an Oscar?

Cheating my arse, George! Bender won fair and square and take this... for not believing it!

2 posted on 02/26/2012 5:25:31 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

They decided to postpone the Daytona 500 so I put in my Ben-Hur DVD. I hope the commie libs all have fun at their awards show tonight and may they all receive a giant “swag” bag full of carbon credit certificates.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 5:31:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Bender2

Good Grief! You sure invested a lot of time on this. I would rather have a prostate exam than watch the Academy Awards.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 5:33:09 PM PST by Lucas McCain (The day may come when the courage of men will fail, but not this day.)
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To: Bender2

I used to live in a city where a lot of Hollywood and people in the music industry resided. I find Hollywood “types”to be very vapid except those in the music industry.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 5:33:59 PM PST by U-238
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To: Bender2; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Alright, here's the annual FR Academy Awards live thread. Thank you, Bender2! :-)

Oscar ping to some FRiends who may be interested...

6 posted on 02/26/2012 5:34:11 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


7 posted on 02/26/2012 5:34:35 PM PST by EveningStar
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Execept for Jay Leno. He was always very fun to be with


8 posted on 02/26/2012 5:36:03 PM PST by U-238
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To: Bender2

rofl

^5


9 posted on 02/26/2012 5:38:28 PM PST by amom
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What nominated films this year do you object to?


10 posted on 02/26/2012 5:40:33 PM PST by Borges
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m watching an old episode of Colombo. Much more entertaining.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 5:43:55 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Bender2
Best line of the night is:

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

First Oscar, Cinematopography goes to a guy that needs a haircut.
Hugo

12 posted on 02/26/2012 5:45:39 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Bender2

Go Hugo!!!


13 posted on 02/26/2012 5:47:27 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: U-238

The Oscars are mostly for technicians. Only four of the awards go to actors.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 5:48:34 PM PST by Borges
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To: Bender2

Nice job with the graphics. Funny!!

As to the awards... who cares? I’d rather spend the time FReeping and getting some education.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 5:48:34 PM PST by upchuck ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclas. 10:2)
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To: Bender2

Billy Crystal pretty much summed it up in the opening. There’s nothing in these depressed economic times better than watching millionaires hand little gold statues to other millionaires.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 5:49:17 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: upchuck

Part of the purpose of the Oscar ceremony is to educate the public about the craft of filmmaking.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 5:49:22 PM PST by Borges
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To: fatnotlazy

Some Middleman is playing.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 5:49:29 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: upchuck
"and getting some education"

Watching these libtards is an education.
This is one of the best comedys of the year.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 5:51:30 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Bender2

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the Oscars was tonight was, who gives a s@&t.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 5:52:27 PM PST by Afterguard
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To: AGreatPer

You do know that Oscars are mostly for technical people right? Only four of the awards go to actors.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 5:52:46 PM PST by Borges
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To: Bender2
Nice job, Bendy...quite creative. They should have you help write the show (although the Billy Crystal intro was pretty good...almost as thrilling as the Super Bowl)).

Thanks for the ping...

22 posted on 02/26/2012 5:54:49 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: dfwgator
Re: Go Hugo!!!

Why would Marty name a kid's flick... for me?

Shut your French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist mouth up... Victor! It is a friggin' movie!!!!

23 posted on 02/26/2012 5:55:41 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Hot chicks! Lame gig!

24 posted on 02/26/2012 5:56:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Bender2

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


25 posted on 02/26/2012 5:58:59 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Borges

Here is my bit of trivial education. The Oscar statue figure is standing on a film reel if you ever get to see one in person. From the horizontal view it just looks like a circular stand which is how it is most often seen.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 6:00:31 PM PST by xp38
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To: AGreatPer

Did you catch Jlo’s nipple show? She must need publicity.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Afterguard
I have a choice tonight I can watch mindless Zombies terrorize the USA which is broadcast live on ABC OR I can watch the "Walking Dead" on Cable Channel AMC.

I'll go with the "Walking Dead" being its a better show and waaaaaay more intelligent programming

28 posted on 02/26/2012 6:01:32 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Cedar; Bender2; NautiNurse
Billy’s opening song was funny, but the sound guys had the music too loud...could not hear all the words he was singing.

I had the same problem. Glad to learn it wasn't my TV...

Does anyone know who the flamingly gay "Expedia" guy was on the Red Carpet show before the Oscars show started? Ugh, hubby was getting physically sick listening to the guy. It's so disgusting that Hollyweird celebrates these no-talent degenerates.

Robin Roberts was more masculine than the Expedia guy, btw.

29 posted on 02/26/2012 6:06:08 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Bender2

I saw a lot of the movies. I liked The Help & Warhorse, but loved Moneyball. ArtIst was charming, but not the best IMO.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 6:07:47 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: xp38

In further pursuit of knowledge I went to the official Academy website and found this description.

Design: A knight holding a crusader’s sword, standing on a reel of film. The film reel features five spokes, signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers).

A Crusder’s sword? I wonder if a certain group are offended?


31 posted on 02/26/2012 6:08:02 PM PST by xp38
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To: GreatRoad

I wonder if the South Park guys wore J Lo’s dress this time as well.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nutmeg
Well, Hollywood has gone with Obama's dream: an Oscar... and an atomic bomb for Iran--
33 posted on 02/26/2012 6:10:02 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

That film was a shoe in-—best reviewed film of the year.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 6:10:37 PM PST by Borges
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To: Mad Dawgg
Yep, Hubby and I will also be watching The Walking Dead.
35 posted on 02/26/2012 6:12:33 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Bender2

Bravo! Much more entertaining than the Oscars have been in years.


36 posted on 02/26/2012 6:14:43 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: exit82

I think so too.


37 posted on 02/26/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Borges

Smokin’ some really good stuff, ain’t cha :)


38 posted on 02/26/2012 6:20:04 PM PST by upchuck ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclas. 10:2)
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To: Bender2

George Clooney as a Best Actor nominee? Really? He’s average at best.

Come on,now.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 6:24:20 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Borges

Think I remember in previous posts you work/have worked in the film industry. I have a question...

Don’t they have a technician(s) watching the actual TV broadcast in real time as the rest of the public? I expected the music accompanying Billy’s song to be adjusted lower after the first 15 seconds, but it never happened. Don’t they have someone watching a regular TV (what the public sees and hears) so they can make the necessary adjustments quickly?


40 posted on 02/26/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by Cedar
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To: nutmeg
As a musician and writer I found the opening mono fantastic.

OK, admit there was a sound balance problem that I can't figure out.

Just observing the people in the audience is a hoot.
I would love to be one of them.
That would mean I have money.

41 posted on 02/26/2012 6:27:14 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Cedar

I’ve never worked in the industry. I’ve never even been to California. I assume the director and engineers are in charge of how its mixed. Must have been a botch job based on comments.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 6:29:02 PM PST by Borges
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To: Cedar
Re: Don’t they have a technician(s) watching the actual TV broadcast in real time as the rest of the public?

They are supposed to... but as they say in Iran: "Shiite Happens!"

43 posted on 02/26/2012 6:30:23 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: GreatRoad
Did you catch Jlo’s nipple show?

I missed it - any pictures so I can get up to speed on this controversy?
44 posted on 02/26/2012 6:31:34 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lucas McCain
Re: I would rather have a prostate exam than watch the Academy Awards.

That... can be arranged!

45 posted on 02/26/2012 6:33:43 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: AGreatPer; Bender2
I would love to be one of them. That would mean I have money.

Same here, FRiend. ;-)

My stepson lives about 2-3 miles from the Kodak Theater, where this Oscar celebration is taking place. He works in "the industry", but as a writer for television.

46 posted on 02/26/2012 6:34:41 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: GreatRoad

Holy montgomery glands batman I missed it


47 posted on 02/26/2012 6:38:36 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Bender2

So far what I notice is the majority of the men are homosexual and the rest of the nominees and winners seem to be very liberal.


48 posted on 02/26/2012 6:38:49 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Bender2; Borges

Thanks for the replies. Just was curious how something so important as the opening number could get botched.


49 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:01 PM PST by Cedar
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To: GreatRoad
Did you catch Jlo’s nipple show? She must need publicity.

Yes, I did, but she doesn't need publicity, she's on American Idol, it's huge, just to skimpy a dress I guess, but she kinda looked hot ...
50 posted on 02/26/2012 6:42:04 PM PST by Scythian
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