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The 86th Annual Academy Awards thread - March 2nd, 2014 7pm EST
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Posted on 03/02/2014 11:34:36 AM PST by Perdogg

• Best Picture o American Hustle o Captain Phillips o Dallas Buyers Club o Gravity o Her o Nebraska o Philomena o 12 Years a Slave o The Wolf of Wall Street

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1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:34:36 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:35:31 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Gravity will take best picture. I’m going out on a limb to say the one upset will be Amy Adams for Best Actress.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:41:27 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK
Gravity will take best picture.

You really think the Slave movie won't get it?

4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Won’t watch it. I expect Ellen Degenerate to drown us with homosexual snide remarks and propaganda all throughout. Any woman who refuses to dress like a woman, and hates men enough to pretend she’s married to a woman, has no place in my house.

I don’t give a flying rat’s ass who wins, nor who or how many OSCAR winners approach the podium and insult America and all it stands for.

I hope the viewership drops a lot this eve.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 11:44:50 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Perdogg

American Hustle o Captain Phillips o Dallas Buyers Club o Nebraska

All Good movies.
I have not seen the others.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:01 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Perdogg; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Woo, hoo! The Mutual Admiration Society Festival! Gotta watch and feel envy, y’all!


7 posted on 03/02/2014 11:48:00 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Perdogg

Was Hillary nominated for her performance in “What Difference Does It Make?”


8 posted on 03/02/2014 11:49:21 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

LOL!


9 posted on 03/02/2014 11:49:38 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise

If you miss it this time there’ll be the Country Music Mutual Admiration Society event soon enough.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:00 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is Dustin Hoffman going to receive a lifetime achievement award tonight for Tootsie, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Ishtar?

Will the Hollywood Reds mourn the passing of Shirley Temple Black?

Will there be any Ted Cruz jokes told tonight? Too hip for the room? How about Sarah Palin jokes?


11 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Revolting cat!

If you want to boycott the Oscars but still watch 2 hours of celebrity back patting, horrible music revues, and Ford car commercials, tune into youtube for the Rolling Stone Magazine 10th anniversary special from 1977!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSz07mB5GuI

What you can expect to see:

claymation Jimmy Carter

Magical Mystery Tour with jazz hands

All singing-all dancing Helter Skelter with dancing Jimi Hendrix and Patty Hearsts.

Rubber masked Nixon and Kissinger ‘singing’ Back In The USSR

A rubber masked Carter impersonator singing Mother Nature’s Son

The Teri Garr/Steve Martin ‘scholarly’ look at the 60s seems as true as ever

The Coasters sing a song with Heavy Metal-ish animation

Duet between Jerry Lee Lewis and Bette Midler

Lou Rawls for Budweiser

Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen on the Viet Nam war

Two hours of my life I’ll never get back

Peter Graves for Natty Light

Keith Moon discusses trashing hotel rooms

A glam and glitter version of Life In The Fast Lane...

Pioneer high fidelity electronics (and Burgess Meridith) celebrate drum solos...

Capped off by a lengthy concert from Gladys Knight & The Pips, capped off with Art Garfunkel joining to sing A Bridge Over Troubled Water.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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Woo Hoo!

Less than $3.3k to go!!
GIT-R-DONE!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

13 posted on 03/02/2014 12:05:44 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: laweeks

BIG DITTOS!


15 posted on 03/02/2014 12:09:50 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: M Kehoe

I thought Texas hold ‘em was tough! :)


16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:11:19 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: CaptainK
Gravity will take best picture.

Really? I watched it last night with hubby; and, it was a good movie; but, I don't think it was the "best" movie I have seen this year. Maybe I needed to have seen it on a big screen to be more awed by the special effects. Sandra Bullock was great, though.

17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:17:45 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Perdogg
I would strongly urge conservatives to boycott this indulgent self-congratulatory narcissist-fest. You know all it's going to be is conservative-bashing pro-homo agitprop, all ultimately going to salute a bunch of people who hate everything we stand for.

There's no reason to watch this pap. You'll hear about endlessly in the next few days anyway. So why give ratings to our enemies?

18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:33:18 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

You are only giving ratings if you have a Nielson or Arbitron rating device. I agree with a lot of your sentiments, however, I posted this in the interest of the ping list, which I am one of the holders.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:42:02 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: LibertarianLiz

The subject of Gravity was so much better than the two other nominees I saw. They were about losers, greedy losers. I sure hope the Wolf of Wall Street nor American Hustle wins. American Hustle was at least an enjoyable plot, unlike the terrible Wolf.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 12:43:20 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: IronJack

If you don’t like watching the Oscars, then don’t watch.

I love it and I watch it every year. I have watched it wherever I am, on flickering little hotel TVs, and homesick in Europe where every speech was quickly dubbed over my beloved American twang into French or German. Even if it’s bad I still watch. I love the whole scene of it.

And remember, if there is an FR thread, that makes snarking possible. We take the liberal losers and conservative it up by our snarking!

If you won’t watch liberals, don’t watch any sporting events either. Or any TV shows. And get off that internet. You’d best wash your hands after using Microsoft or apple, my friend! With rubbing alcohol!


21 posted on 03/02/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: a fool in paradise

Will the Hollywood Reds mourn the passing of Shirley Temple Black?


They had better.

Also there was a campaign to recognize the death of a crew member this year, maybe get the ball rolling for such sad losses. She was the girl who held up the scene clapper, and she was hit by an oncoming train somewhere on location. Tragic. Let’s see if that makes the show.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 12:50:47 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: LibertarianLiz

I think GRAVITY is a brilliant movie that should win on merit, but the Oscar will go to the slave movie because Black Trumps Just About Everything. However, Gay Trumps Black so the two actors playing the guys with Aids in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB will win those categories. The bony Somali chick will win her category, and Cate Blanchett’s hyper-emoting in that bad Woody Allen movie will win too.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 12:53:14 PM PST by Argus
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To: laweeks

You forgot that Bette Midler is supposed to sing. As if they needed to give me another reason not to watch.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 1:03:38 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: CaptainK

The pull of the earths’s axis cannot overpower Hollywoods love of a good slave or aids movie.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 1:05:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: laweeks
I hope the viewership drops a lot this eve.

That would be nice, but there are far too many idol-worshipping sheeple out there.

27 posted on 03/02/2014 1:07:54 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: a fool in paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdN27HzoyO4


28 posted on 03/02/2014 1:09:34 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: morphing libertarian
The pull of the earths’s axis cannot overpower Hollywoods love of a good slave or aids movie.

And yet Hollywood overlooked Team America at Oscar time.

29 posted on 03/02/2014 1:19:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

One of the great classics!


30 posted on 03/02/2014 1:22:55 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Perdogg
Won't be staying up for this will get all the results in the morning. Predictions:

Matthew McConnaughey
Cate Blanchett
Bradley Cooper
Lupita however-you-spell-her-name
Alfonso Cuaron
Gravity....

31 posted on 03/02/2014 1:45:38 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: laweeks

Who can sit through three hours of Ellen DeGeneres?


32 posted on 03/02/2014 1:47:41 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dfwgator
You really think the Slave movie won't get it?

I know slavery was bad, I don't need a movie to beat me over the head with it. I hope it doesn't win...

33 posted on 03/02/2014 1:49:47 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: laweeks
I hope the viewership drops a lot this eve.

Oh, I think it will.

34 posted on 03/02/2014 1:51:47 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mylife
I have seen only Nebraska. It was so depressing.
35 posted on 03/02/2014 1:52:59 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

It was depressing but Bruce Dern was outstanding in his performance.
I wanted that old guy to get his money so bad.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 1:54:24 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Perdogg

Oh boy, the Oscars. Navel-gazing writ large.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 1:54:55 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Duet between Jerry Lee Lewis and Bette Midler

Now, that I would watch!

38 posted on 03/02/2014 1:55:23 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Perdogg
I haven't watched the Academy Awards in years, decades I guess. When they started nominating Art House movies no one had seen and became such a totally insiders party of Liberal Hypocrite's etc., I just gave up. No class , no nothing. I guess the last time I watched a good bit of one was when Johnny Carson was hosting.
I will say this I hope Bruce Dern wins, he has had an amazing career and probably should have won for “Coming Home” many years ago. Another Icon from my youth, Good Luck Bruce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
39 posted on 03/02/2014 1:55:30 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Rummyfan

The two-broadcast is at that link. Someone found it on an old betamax tape they bought at a flea market.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 1:58:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

What art house films?


41 posted on 03/02/2014 2:09:43 PM PST by Borges
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To: a fool in paradise
Youse guys can have your Oscars (named for a body part of Betty Davis' first husband) (no, really), I'll wait for my Banjo & Accordion Hall of Fame Extravaganza, and I'll certainly be sure to post a thread when that happens.


42 posted on 03/02/2014 2:20:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'll wait for my Banjo & Accordion Hall of Fame Extravaganza, and I'll certainly be sure to post a thread when that happens.

You missed it. They aired it LAST night. Here's a photo from the opening number.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 2:30:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Perdogg

Unfortunately we already have a pretty good idea of what is winning. My wife and I saw EVERY movie nominated for best picture and every movie that has an actor or actress attached to a movie nominated.

The following is my take on the movies:

The Wolf of Wall Street - A typical Leo movie that was overblown but kinda fun.

Her - interestingly weird and a bit disturbing

Nebraska - Way better than I though. It was a cute little movie

Philamena - A good movie…fair too all sides. I was nervous about the Catholic part of the movie but they portrayed them fairly and it is a true story.

Dallas Buyers Club - This movie could have been cancer, parkinson’s, any disease movie could have worked.

Gravity - Most boring movie ever! Hated every minute of it.

Blue Jasmine - Very disappointed. I was not thrilled about it.

Captain Phillips - Luckily I saw this on Amazon Instant Video for a one day rental, I started the film, watched 51 minutes and then fast forwarded it to the last 20 minutes. Saw enough and was not overly impressed.

American Hustle - Fun movie but so many movies have been made of the same vain.

August Osage County - Very disappointed in this film. Bunch of people yelling at each other. Typical Streep movie

12 Years a Slave - Good Lord the best movie of the year. It was intriguing and interesting and kept my interest throughout. Deserves every award it was given.

I hope that 12 years a slave win Best Movie. Matthew as Best Actor. Jered Ledo as Supporting Actor. I would love Jennifer to get her second oscar in a row but the possibility is going down. 12 Years a slave actress will most likely win it….her role was much harder to do then Jennifers by a long shot. I would love Amy Adams to win the Best Actress, but it will go to Cate Blanchett for SOME REASON unknown to me.

The rip off of the year was Saving Mr. Banks….My wife and I loved this movie so much. I would say second to 12 years a slave. I don’t know why they didn’t pick this film. I didn’t want to go but we were late for another film and ended up having to see this one. So glad that we did. Outstanding!!!!!

Biggest correct decision of the year. Leaving The Butler out of the nominations. Next to 12 years a slave, it made The Butler look like a high school performance. Oprah was awful. I don’t even know why they were even whispering such nonsense.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 2:31:19 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: CaptainK

I hope you are wrong about Gravity….worst film of the year. Boring and dull. However your guess about Best Actress I could live with for sure. Cate Blanchett’s movie was not that great. American Hustle was much better.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 2:32:29 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dfwgator

You really think the Slave movie won’t get it?

Let’s hope! Well deserved!!!!


46 posted on 03/02/2014 2:32:55 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: laweeks

I hope the viewership drops a lot this eve.

It will drop for sure because everyone was so excited about Seth McFarlain last year. However, everyone bitched and moaned about how he pushed the envelope that they said never gain and picked a safe person in Ellen. She won’t be spouting homosexual stuff. She didn’t the other two times she hosted.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 2:34:37 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Perdogg

If you’ve got any kid in you then Pacific Rim was by far the best movie out this year.
Gravity was average at best, same with Captain Phillips.
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock have jumped the shark. There was no character in either character.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 2:35:13 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Maybe I needed to have seen it on a big screen to be more awed by the special effects. Sandra Bullock was great, though.

Nope it was still a drag. Love Sandra Bullock but this tripe was awful. I wanted her gone forever into space never to be seen again….the character no Sandra.


49 posted on 03/02/2014 2:36:47 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Come on everybody, we’ve got quilting to do...”

Funniest line, ever.


50 posted on 03/02/2014 2:36:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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