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2014 Oscar Nominations
The Oscars ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 01/16/2014 6:05:25 AM PST by C19fan

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; oscars
Oscar nominations are out. Typical year where the Best Pictures nominated nobody outside LA and NY has seen. Looks like another crappy ratings for the award show.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 6:05:26 AM PST by C19fan
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The only movie with any sort of mass appeal was Gravity.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 6:07:19 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

More Hollywood garbage I haven’t seen and won’t see.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 6:07:52 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: C19fan

I will probably watch Gravity at some point but I make it a practice to avoid films with Steep, Hanks, and Roberts.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 6:09:17 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: fatnotlazy

The animation nominees as a group are better with Frozen, a Miyazaki flick, and Despicable Me 2.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 6:10:10 AM PST by C19fan
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To: fatnotlazy

Y-A-W-N.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 6:10:32 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: heylady

Streep and Hanks I avoid. Why should I avoid Roberts? Not saying I shouldn’t but its hard to keep up with these lefties.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:11 AM PST by Mercat
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To: C19fan

That’s not a bad bunch in the BP group...no embarrasing pop films to get teens interested.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:16 AM PST by Borges
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To: C19fan

For the category of worst Oscars host:

The winner is ........Ellen D.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 6:14:28 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Mercat

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.

Julia Roberts


10 posted on 01/16/2014 6:17:13 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Huskrrrr

12 Years a Slave will win everything except Best Actress. Judy Dense will win that for most Anti-Catholic role.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 6:19:23 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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12 posted on 01/16/2014 6:23:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: C19fan

A Jackass film got an Oscar nomination. This further reinforces my opinion that the Oscars are irrelevant.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 6:24:52 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: C19fan

Time to give Leonardo the Oscar.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 6:32:52 AM PST by sarasota
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To: C19fan

A limited number of quality films this past year IMO. My favorite by a pretty good margin was ‘Rush’ which unfortunately suffered from the ‘racing movie’ tag, followed by ‘American Hustle’. The effects in ‘Gravity’ were good, but the screenplay seemed like something a film student would come up with.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 6:36:26 AM PST by Stevenc131
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To: heylady

It was pretty good to watch in 3D.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 6:44:16 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: sarasota
Time to give Leonardo the Oscar.

Time to give Bruce Dern the Oscar.

I do think DiCaprio is a pretty good actor though.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 6:44:56 AM PST by Drew68
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To: C19fan

Jennifer Lawrence stole the show in “American Hustle”.

Special effects were the only thing “Gravity” had going for it. A predictable bore.

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18 posted on 01/16/2014 6:45:44 AM PST by Mears
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To: C19fan
I've seen exactly one of these movies. Its was nominated for best sound mixing.

Definitely three hours I'll be doing something else.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 6:49:40 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Mercat
You're found in the dictionary between repugnant and retarded. Republican.
20 posted on 01/16/2014 6:56:14 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: sarasota
Fat chance. Wolf on Wall Street has been seriously denounced for its extreme raunchiness (you either love or hate the movie with a passion), and I see Academy voters selecting a more "safe" film like 12 Years A Slave for the Oscar nods.
21 posted on 01/16/2014 6:56:36 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: C19fan
Well, I think a LOT of people have seen "American Hustle." It's a great picture. I'm stunned that Christian Bale didn't get the actor nomination over Bradley Cooper, who was better in "Silver Linings Playbook." Both female leads in AH were fantastic, and Jennifer Lawrence will go down as THE leading actress of this new generation, sort of a Liz Taylor.

Don't care about 12 Years a Slave, and haven't seen Nebraska, but I am pleased that Bruce Dern, a great actor all his career, got a nomination.

22 posted on 01/16/2014 6:57:17 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS

Er, check that, Bale WAS nominated, I missed the “Supporting Role/Leading Role.” I think they got this right. “Gravity” was NOT best picture. It was ok. Bullock was great, but not as good as Amy Adams or Jenny Lawrence. Haven’t seen “Captain Phillips” yet but will.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 6:58:57 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: C19fan
Oscar nominations are out. Typical year where the Best Pictures nominated nobody outside LA and NY has seen.

I like movies and usually get around to seeing most of the big releases. Like many Americans, I watch them at home on my high-def/surround sound big screen from the comfort of my recliner. I rarely go to the theaters these days. I wait for Redbox or if I'm really impatient, On-Demand.

Hollywood screwed themselves by moving the award ceremony from April to February --before many of the nominated films are available to watch at home. I believe this has cost them viewers. People don't just care about films they haven't yet gotten to see. There's no vested interest. Hollywood really needs to get with the times and shorten the lag time between the theatrical and home release dates of movies.

24 posted on 01/16/2014 6:59:12 AM PST by Drew68
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To: LS

The acclaim for American Hustle is puzzling to me. It’s a rambling bore. David O. Russell admitted that he didn’t care about the plot mechanics and only wanted to focus on the characters...who were none too interesting. In a film about scams and con men you have to establish some sort of narrative clarity.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 7:01:41 AM PST by Borges
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To: C19fan
Well, that's simply not true. "American Hustle" grossed, so far, $100m at a meager cost of $40m (by Hollywood standards). That's before foreign release, DVD, rights. The movie will probably NET $150m by the time it's done. I'd call that "mass appeal."

For sure "Gravity" has done better, grossing $250m with a slightly higher budget of $55m, and will net easily $400m.

But "Captain Phillips" was made for a paltry $25m and has already grossed over $100m, which is a nice profit for any investor---it will likely go $200m net, and if it wins an Oscar, perhaps $300m net.

26 posted on 01/16/2014 7:03:21 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: RayChuang88

I’m not talking about the film but rather Leo’s performance. The first half of the film gives us the bravado; the second half gives us the desperado.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 7:05:59 AM PST by sarasota
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To: massgopguy
Judy Dense will win that for most Anti-Catholic role.

I haven't seen the movie, but radio host Hugh Hewitt says the film is NOT "anti-Catholic"....in fact, he says the main character is deeply spiritual, and the film is a testimony to her faith.

HH's about as strongly pro-Catholic as anyone I've heard in media. If he says it? On this subject, I believe him.

28 posted on 01/16/2014 7:09:56 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Mercat
She's also kind of disgusting in her personal habits, having grabbed a younger married boy toy from another woman and making a big deal about intimidating her into a divorce--Roberts using her money and power. Not that the wife isn't better off for having offloaded a gigolo…

but Pretty Whore behaved rather embarrassingly. Kind of Sleeping With the Enemy.

29 posted on 01/16/2014 7:10:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: LS
Jennifer Lawrence will go down as THE leading actress of this new generation, sort of a Liz Taylor

I REALLY like Jennifer.... She went to school with my son, and her grandparents attend my church. But, I was not thrilled her performance in AH. I thought she did as well as she could (and, she HELPED the movie) but... she was mis-cast. I wasn't buying her for that part. Just, TOO YOUNG. Had a hard time getting past that.

Supporting Actress is not the strongest category this year though... so, she might still win!

30 posted on 01/16/2014 7:16:18 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: C19fan
Typical year where the Best Pictures nominated nobody outside LA and NY has seen

I've seen all the films nominated for Best Picture except Philomena, Her, and Nebraska. I probably will see two of those in the next week or two.

Gravity deserves to win every TECHNICAL award... but, the movie, as a whole, was just so-so.

I liked American Hustle the best, with Captain Phillips a close second. HATED Dallas Buyer Club. UGH!

12 Years a Slave was "ok"... but, wow... it's WAY over done. It's visual porn. I wouldn't recommend it.

Wolf is similar... it's an interesting movie.. but, keeps hitting the SAME THEMES, over and over... ENOUGH already. IMO, it would have be much better with about 20-25 minutes REMOVED.

31 posted on 01/16/2014 7:23:00 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Borges

And I thought it had great “narrative clarity,” with everyone scamming everyone. Different strokes. It did have an anticlimactic ending.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 8:10:22 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Well, I guess you have to suspend SOME belief right at the outset that Christian Bale with his comb-over could attract EITHER Amy Adams or Jenny Lawrence. But, I’ve seen stranger pairings.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 8:11:22 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: C19fan

Hmmmmm...which movie will win? I give equal odds to the movies about slavery/white oppression; anti-Catholicism; and gays during the initial AIDs epidemic (bonus points for the transvestite).


34 posted on 01/16/2014 8:21:23 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Huskrrrr
For the category of worst Oscars host:

The winner is ........Ellen D.

She'll have to work pretty hard to beat David Letterman in this category.

If anything, Ellen D. is the Academy playing it safe after Seth MacFarlane last year (who I thought was great). She'll probably crack a few non-offensive jokes that elicit quiet chuckles from the audience. I predict she won't be terrible but she won't be memorable either.

35 posted on 01/16/2014 8:28:21 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Where is the anti-Catholicism?


36 posted on 01/16/2014 8:59:17 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Judy Dench’s movie was riddled with anti-Catholicism.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 10:12:55 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Drew68

I thought they moved the Oscars up to February as to not have to compete with the Olympics. That’s they way I understood it anyway.

I’ve seen none of these movies, just haven’t had the same passion for films as they seem to get less interesting the older I get.


38 posted on 01/16/2014 11:07:02 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


39 posted on 01/16/2014 11:44:04 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: C19fan

Might as well give it to “12 Years a Slave” now.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 11:44:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr
For the category of worst Oscars host: The winner is ........Ellen D.

Not even close, the worst was Whoopi Goldberg, by far.

And I actually thought Seth McFarlane wasn't bad at all.

41 posted on 01/16/2014 11:45:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mamzelle

The last time I saw a mouth like Julia Roberts’ it had a hook in it.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 11:48:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan; All

I have a friend who has a copy of the first film McConaughey ever made (DAZED AND CONFUSED). He and Ben Affleck signed it. It’s more than likely McConaughey’s first autograph since he signed it in 1992 way before he got anywhere near fame. Affleck had done a few things before but this is basically his first movie, too.

So, if McConaughey wins the Oscar, the script will have the autographs of two Oscar winners, both signed when they were just getting started.

My friend is thinking about putting it on ebay. First of all, should he wait until the Oscars to see if McConaughey wins? And, how much do you guys think he can get for it. A dealer offered him $1,100 a few years back.

He also has the sun glasses the “coach” wore in the film that he would include in the deal.


43 posted on 01/16/2014 1:24:17 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: dfwgator

Not even close, the worst was Whoopi Goldberg, by far”

OK, you got me there.


44 posted on 01/16/2014 2:57:50 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

That’s not what I heard. Hugh Hewitt apparently didn’t think so.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 7:04:08 AM PST by Borges
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To: Drew68

Dern is 100x better than DiCaprio.


46 posted on 03/01/2014 6:40:11 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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