Skip to comments.84th Annual Academy Awards [LIVE THREAD]
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 ...
What winners are you talking about?
It’s not the films. It’s the people.
I hadn’t noticed. I’m in the next room, listening for the jokes and the occasional old clip. I don’t pay attention to speeches.
Don’t know who they were but it was 4 men or 5. Several before and on or two after. Back about 20 min ago.
It’s been a fairly apolitical bunch of speeches as far as I can recall.
Another win for “Hugo.”
Most of the people who get Oscars are technicians.
The two on the left are NOT GUILTY!
“Its been a fairly apolitical bunch of speeches as far as I can recall.”
Well, I like Billy Crystal but he did make some joke about GOP Candidates being a Dark Knight, an American Psycho and a Charismatic Crack Addict.
forgot the rest...’You’ll get to choose one on Super Tuesday’.
Everyone laughed a little too heartily I think.
So far we've had puppets and acrobats.
We're a pony away from a Bat Mitzva
That's funny stuff.
They should just make Billy the permanent host.
Sorry I missed it all, I was removing the bumper off of my 68 Javelin. God Speed Hollyweird!
That was a good line but, sadly, Billy Chrystal has been a little disappointing. He looks awful and is not up to his standards of the past.
The opening number was not botched, it was perfect. The sound was botched. Has happened to me and my groups hundreds of times.
It can be many things from technical to accoustics, etc. etc.
Basically that’s what I said in my first post: Billy was funny but the sound guys messed up.
Maybe you missed reading it.......
And I did expect near perfect sound from the opening number of the Oscar broadcast. Maybe I expect too much from “the best.”
Gotta applaud the top of the column, Bender2, you should win an academy award for that!
I do hope Woody Allen wins for Midnight in Paris, that movie was really beautiful.
Loved the music.
Near the start of the show, Billy Crystal made a veiled reference to Kodak’s financial condition.
He called the theater the “Chapter 11” theater.
Later on, he referred to the theater as the “Your Name Here” theater.
Oscar night...a televised event that is equally as boring as a speech by Obama. Celebrated by people who are equally as self-centered and phony. How anyone can watch these greedy, mostly unhappy, immoral, Hollywood egomaniacs pay homage to one another is beyond me.
Most of the audience and award winners are technicians.
SING ALONG = THEY SUCK IN HOLLYWOOD
Still puzzled why so many here make a fetish out of despising film.
Yet here you are, wasting precious time and energy on it.
Isn't there a thread about a balanced budget, high gas prices or a hot high school teacher doing one of her male students that would be more worthy of your time and attention?
I’m hoping that Gary Oldman wins Best Actor for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”.
Likewise, I was disappointed that the same movie didn’t win for Best Adapted Screenplay.
I heard that... I assume it's because Kodak (the film company) is going through Chapter 11?
Gorgeous theater... we've stood up on that stage, and sat in the front-row seats (on the Kodak Theater tour a few years ago, LOL).
Look at a list of the awards they give. Two male actors, two female actors and the rest are editors, photographers, designers, sound mixers, composers...
I hope Oldman wins as well, but I won't hold my breath. "Tinker Tailor..." seems to have been ignored so far.
I admit I did like Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" as well. I didn't care much for the woman co-star though (forgot her name).
I hope the overrated George Clooney doesn't win for "The Descendants", a movie that wasn't much better than a made-for-TV movie, IMO.
ARE they going to give out any more awards??? Tonight??
Wait a couple of years and you’ll be able to buy some of these Oscars at the Santa Monica Salvation Army store.
They don't think. They give stereotypical kneejerk reactions.
Most of us do not despise film. We despise many of the left wing aholes in Hollywood.
I co-produced a film - HILLARY! UNCENSORED
The Oscars are almost always free of that sort of thing.
If they gave an Oscar for sounding like a broken record, you would need to clear a space off of the fireplace mantel for it.
Who’s despising film? And who’s worshipping the silly award shows, where the awards are decided by a buncha senile citizens at a Burbank old actors home?
oh my.... the MOST FAMOUS Freeper, ever...
Good to be on a thread with Doug... :-)
I’m with you Doug.
But it’s not the “film.” It’s the actors.
Did you pay any attention to this anti-American jackasses at Oscar time when Bush was in office?
when they finally get around to giving awards.. I predict, The Artist, will collect a BUNCH of them.
I don’t know about that but thank you.
Clooney was NOT that awesomw in The Descendants... good movie, but... NOT because of Clooney. It was the kids who made it
Most of them were documentary filmmakers using their only moment in the spotlight to make a name for themselves...either that to the usual gang who’s thoughts were a surprise to no one.
Tony Snow was a FReeper as well as Barbara Olson and Battalion Commander John Moran; Mark Levin also
I’m responding to the same sort of comments so naturally my response wouldn’t change.
well.... I think you're still the ONLY one I ever heard on the radio. :-)
You’ve obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a damn.
Ok... ONE, of the most famous... LIVING.. Freepers..
I remember trading barbs with Mrs. Olson... she was awesome on here..
BTW> TOLD YOU!! Re: Clooney.. the dude from The Artist was FAR better.
Thank God, Clooney didn’t win.