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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

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To: Beowulf9

What winners are you talking about?


51 posted on 02/26/2012 6:42:13 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

It’s not the films. It’s the people.


52 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:36 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: Beowulf9

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.


53 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:21 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: AGreatPer; lainie

Evenin Everybody!


54 posted on 02/26/2012 6:55:31 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Borges

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.


55 posted on 02/26/2012 6:56:10 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

It’s been a fairly apolitical bunch of speeches as far as I can recall.


56 posted on 02/26/2012 6:58:04 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Another win for “Hugo.”


57 posted on 02/26/2012 6:58:12 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Most of the people who get Oscars are technicians.


58 posted on 02/26/2012 6:58:50 PM PST by Borges
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To: GreatRoad
This was the extent of what you could see, it was really nothing, but I'm sure it will be the "Talk of the Town" tomorrow, sheeeze ...


59 posted on 02/26/2012 7:06:34 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

The two on the left are NOT GUILTY!


60 posted on 02/26/2012 7:10:32 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Borges

“It’s 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.


61 posted on 02/26/2012 7:10:39 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

forgot the rest...’You’ll get to choose one on Super Tuesday’.

Everyone laughed a little too heartily I think.


62 posted on 02/26/2012 7:12:10 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: dfwgator
Crystal:

So far we've had puppets and acrobats.
We're a pony away from a Bat Mitzva

That's funny stuff.

63 posted on 02/26/2012 7:12:28 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

They should just make Billy the permanent host.


64 posted on 02/26/2012 7:13:29 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bender2

Sorry I missed it all, I was removing the bumper off of my 68 Javelin. God Speed Hollyweird!


65 posted on 02/26/2012 7:13:29 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Harley

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.


66 posted on 02/26/2012 7:17:06 PM PST by altura
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To: Cedar
"the opening number could get botched."

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.

67 posted on 02/26/2012 7:19:06 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

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.”


68 posted on 02/26/2012 7:24:49 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Bender2

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.


69 posted on 02/26/2012 7:25:54 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: nutmeg

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.


70 posted on 02/26/2012 7:25:54 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Bender2

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.


71 posted on 02/26/2012 7:33:28 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: CitizenM

Most of the audience and award winners are technicians.


72 posted on 02/26/2012 7:36:38 PM PST by Borges
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To: Bender2

SING ALONG = THEY SUCK IN HOLLYWOOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdC2hiQHcPE


73 posted on 02/26/2012 7:41:09 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

Still puzzled why so many here make a fetish out of despising film.


74 posted on 02/26/2012 7:43:44 PM PST by Borges
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To: CitizenM
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.

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?

75 posted on 02/26/2012 7:45:20 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

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.


76 posted on 02/26/2012 7:50:51 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation; Bender2; NautiNurse
Near the start of the show, Billy Crystal made a veiled reference to Kodak’s financial condition.

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).

77 posted on 02/26/2012 7:52:42 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Borges

Union guys?


78 posted on 02/26/2012 7:58:42 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: FlingWingFlyer

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...


79 posted on 02/26/2012 8:00:23 PM PST by Borges
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To: MplsSteve; Bender2
I’m hoping that Gary Oldman wins Best Actor for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”.

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.

80 posted on 02/26/2012 8:03:09 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Borges

ARE they going to give out any more awards??? Tonight??


81 posted on 02/26/2012 8:05:16 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Bender2

Wait a couple of years and you’ll be able to buy some of these Oscars at the Santa Monica Salvation Army store.


82 posted on 02/26/2012 8:05:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Borges; doug from upland
Still puzzled why so many here make a fetish out of despising film.

They don't think. They give stereotypical kneejerk reactions.

83 posted on 02/26/2012 8:06:17 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges

Most of us do not despise film. We despise many of the left wing aholes in Hollywood.

I co-produced a film - HILLARY! UNCENSORED


84 posted on 02/26/2012 8:06:35 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

The Oscars are almost always free of that sort of thing.


85 posted on 02/26/2012 8:08:00 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

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.


86 posted on 02/26/2012 8:08:59 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Borges

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?


87 posted on 02/26/2012 8:10:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: doug from upland

oh my.... the MOST FAMOUS Freeper, ever...

Good to be on a thread with Doug... :-)


88 posted on 02/26/2012 8:11:40 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: doug from upland; Borges

I’m with you Doug.
But it’s not the “film.” It’s the actors.
They suck.


89 posted on 02/26/2012 8:12:25 PM PST by tumblindice (The Oscars: Hollyweird's Annual Mutual Appreciation, Self Congratulations & Backslapping Society)
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To: Borges

Did you pay any attention to this anti-American jackasses at Oscar time when Bush was in office?


90 posted on 02/26/2012 8:13:18 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: tumblindice

when they finally get around to giving awards.. I predict, The Artist, will collect a BUNCH of them.


91 posted on 02/26/2012 8:13:50 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I don’t know about that but thank you.


92 posted on 02/26/2012 8:14:32 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

Clooney was NOT that awesomw in The Descendants... good movie, but... NOT because of Clooney. It was the kids who made it


93 posted on 02/26/2012 8:16:49 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: doug from upland

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.


94 posted on 02/26/2012 8:16:57 PM PST by Borges
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Tony Snow was a FReeper as well as Barbara Olson and Battalion Commander John Moran; Mark Levin also


95 posted on 02/26/2012 8:17:08 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: hole_n_one

I’m responding to the same sort of comments so naturally my response wouldn’t change.


96 posted on 02/26/2012 8:18:03 PM PST by Borges
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To: doug from upland
I don’t know about that but thank you.

well.... I think you're still the ONLY one I ever heard on the radio. :-)

97 posted on 02/26/2012 8:18:38 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

You’ve obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a damn.


98 posted on 02/26/2012 8:20:24 PM PST by tumblindice (The Oscars: Hollyweird's Annual Mutual Appreciation, Self Congratulations & Backslapping Society)
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To: doug from upland
Tony Snow was a FReeper as well as Barbara Olson

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.

99 posted on 02/26/2012 8:21:24 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Thank God, Clooney didn’t win.


100 posted on 02/26/2012 8:21:45 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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