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Golden Globes Prefer 'Kinsey' to Gibson's 'Christ'
newsmax.com ^ | Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 9:01 | newsmax

Posted on 12/13/2004 8:29:58 AM PST by crushelits

Hollywood Foreign Press Association today failed to nominate Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in any categories for its Golden Globes, which often forecast the race for the Academy Awards. Instead the group nominated another biopic for best drama: "Kinsey," which whitewashes sex researcher Alfred Kinsey's interest in pedophilia.

Also nominated for best movie drama: "The Aviator," starring Bush-bashing actor Leonardo DiCaprio; "Closer," starring Bush-bashing actresses Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman; "Finding Neverland," starring Bush-bashing actor Johnny Depp; "Million Dollar Baby," starring Bush-bashing actress Hillary Swank; and "Hotel Rwanda," about the African genocide that Bill Clinton and U.N. boss Kofi Annan did nothing to stop.

Nominated for best movie comedy or musical: "The Incredibles," "Ray," "Sideways," "Phantom of the Opera" and the tedious "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

Among the anti-Bush actors and actresses who received nominations from the small and obscure but powerful HFPA: Roberts, Swank, Depp, DiCaprio, Portman, Annette Bening, Ashley Judd, Renee Zellweger, Laura Linney and Meryl Streep.

Noted conservatives nominated: zero, but libertarian-leaning Clint Eastwood did get recognized for directing "Million Dollar Baby."

The one bit of good news: HFPA finally stopped nominating the increasingly crummy Democrat fantasy series "The West Wing" in the television categories.


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1 posted on 12/13/2004 8:29:58 AM PST by crushelits
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To: crushelits

A shame really. Although they did do the right thing by "Deadwood" and Ian McShane. "Deadwood" is as good as, and is sometimes better than "The Sopranos", and McShane plays "Al Swearingen" to perfection. He's even sometimes better than James Gandolfini playing "Tony Soprano"


2 posted on 12/13/2004 8:39:52 AM PST by crushkerry (Visit www.crushkerry.com to see John Kerry's positions filleted))
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To: crushelits
Also nominated for best movie drama: "The Aviator," starring Bush-bashing actor Leonardo DiCaprio; "Closer," starring Bush-bashing actresses Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman; "Finding Neverland," starring Bush-bashing actor Johnny Depp; "Million Dollar Baby," starring Bush-bashing actress Hillary Swank; and "Hotel Rwanda," about the African genocide that Bill Clinton and U.N. boss Kofi Annan did nothing to stop.

Among the anti-Bush actors and actresses who received nominations from the small and obscure but powerful HFPA: Roberts, Swank, Depp, DiCaprio, Portman, Annette Bening, Ashley Judd, Renee Zellweger, Laura Linney and Meryl Streep.

Noted conservatives nominated: zero, but libertarian-leaning Clint Eastwood did get recognized for directing "Million Dollar Baby."

Hollywood is sending conservative America a message and I'm hearing it loud and clear.

Stop sending us your money!

Will comply, beginning immediately!

3 posted on 12/13/2004 8:40:24 AM PST by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: crushelits

Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- the best of the Euro-weenies in Hollywierd. Why anyone pays attention to this group of ex-patriot cheese and snail munchering body waxers amazes me.


4 posted on 12/13/2004 8:41:29 AM PST by pikachu (The REAL script)
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To: crushelits

"Among the anti-Bush actors and actresses:" Just about everybody in Hollywood, no?


5 posted on 12/13/2004 8:42:16 AM PST by dangus
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To: crushelits

They also failed to nominate "Dodgeball" or "Envy" for best picture.

So what??


6 posted on 12/13/2004 8:42:48 AM PST by StoneColdGOP (Name a shrub after me - something prickly and hard to eradicate.)
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To: crushelits

No surprises.


7 posted on 12/13/2004 8:42:56 AM PST by Reagan Man ("America has spoken")
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To: cowboyway

>> Hollywood is sending conservative America a message and I'm hearing it loud and clear.<<

When they make a bad movie, or a movie that promotes liberal politics, I stay home. When they make a good movie that espouses the better things, I watch. I don't really give a **** about what an idiot cast member says; what matters is what the movie says.

I recommend highly anything Pixar has done. Some days, I think Roger Ailes got into the movie business. "Finding Nemo," for instance, is a wonderful assertion of the value of a family. (National Review just today caught onto its pro-life orientation.) I don't give a rat's @$$ that Ellen is a DeGeneret.


8 posted on 12/13/2004 8:47:14 AM PST by dangus
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To: crushelits
uhmmmmm!


9 posted on 12/13/2004 8:51:37 AM PST by crushelits
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To: crushkerry
Although they did do the right thing by "Deadwood" and Ian McShane. "Deadwood" is as good as, and is sometimes better than "The Sopranos", and McShane plays "Al Swearingen" to perfection.

I wholeheartedly agree. The first season of "Deadwood" was far better than the latest season of "The Sopranoes." McShane is a big part of it. In some ways, he has surpassed Gandolfini - Swearingen is an even crueler character than Tony Soprano, and yet McShane always manages to present him as somewhat sympathetic. I've had enough of the psychiatrist subplot on "The Sopranoes" too.
10 posted on 12/13/2004 8:56:23 AM PST by Egregious Philbin
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To: dangus
When they make a good movie that espouses the better things, I watch. I don't really give a **** about what an idiot cast member says; what matters is what the movie says

You're missing the point. By supporting these actors with your hard earned money, you help provide them the bully pulpit from which they spout all the things that are anathema to conservatives.

A boycott is what I'm advocating here.

11 posted on 12/13/2004 8:58:49 AM PST by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: crushelits

The TEDIOUS Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? I just saw this Friday and I loved it. At least it made you think, not like most of the crap they put out these days.


12 posted on 12/13/2004 9:13:42 AM PST by Hildy ( The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue)
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To: crushelits

The only votes that matter are at the box office.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


13 posted on 12/13/2004 9:17:17 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: crushelits

Of course they would.


14 posted on 12/13/2004 9:19:36 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: crushelits

If Hollywood takes its cue from the Golden Globes and Cannes regarding "Kinsey" or "Farenheit 9/11" for Best Picture. As opposed to "The Passion Of The Christ".

Hollywood will be cutting its own throat. And suffer a HUGE financial downward spiral from those pesky "Red States".

Just my opinion.

Jack.


15 posted on 12/13/2004 9:23:47 AM PST by Jack Deth (When In Doubt.... Empty The Magazine!)
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To: cowboyway

No, it's the producers, the award shows and the Hollywood-obsessed TV shows (like E! or ET) that give them their platforms. None of those groups care how much money a movie took in. Actresses like Julia Roberts don't make movies like "Full Frontal" for the money.

Some of the most talked about, scandalous movies of my lifetime:

Full Frontal, $2.2 million (for a movie with Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts)
The Last Temptation of Christ, $8.3 million
Kinsey, $4.4 million
Sex Lies and Videotape, $24.7 million
Priest, $4.1 million
Truth or Dare, $15.1 million
Wild at Heart, $14.5 million
Wild Orchid, $11.1 million
Hideous Kinky, $1.2 million

Now look at the most famous "flops" in my lifetime:
Howard the Duck, $17 million
Ishtar, $14 million
The Postman, $18 million
Cocoon: The Return: $19 million

So who gave Martin Scorcese such a platform for his movie? People paying for tickets? No, Entertainment Tonight, People, CNN, etc. Boycott those shows. When a star or a producer actually makes something good, reward them for doing good.


16 posted on 12/13/2004 9:25:34 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

... I should mention that some flops were hardly even flops: Waterworld made $81 million, and DIck Tracy made $101 million!


17 posted on 12/13/2004 9:29:57 AM PST by dangus
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To: crushkerry

Incredible show.


18 posted on 12/13/2004 9:31:56 AM PST by mict42
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To: Jack Deth

They've already cut their throat. Compare Pixar's grosses with Disney Studios:

PIXAR
The Incredibles, $232M+
Finding Nemo, $340M
Monsters, Inc., $255M
Toy Story 2, $245M
A Bug's Life, $163M
Toy Story, $192M

DISNEY STUDIOS
Home on the Range, $50M
Brother Bear, $85M
The Jungle Book 2, $47M
Lilo and Stich, $147M
Return to Never Land, $48M
Atlantis, $84M
The Emporer's New Groove, $89M
Tarzan, $171M
Mulan, $121M
Hercules, $99


19 posted on 12/13/2004 9:44:21 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

Pixar is owned by Disney.


20 posted on 12/13/2004 9:59:30 AM PST by Borges
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To: crushelits

Hollwood is the democrat church, and these dimwitted "stars" are their idols.

The reality is that the majority if not all of hollywoods acters and actresses are not the brightest people in the world. In fact most of them haven't finnished grade school.
They then get detached from reality and live in an alternate reality, Hollywood's secret society. Drinking and smoozing and an assortment of pills and nose candy.


21 posted on 12/13/2004 10:07:10 AM PST by Nuzcruizer
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To: crushelits
Hollywood Foreign Press Association today failed to nominate Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in any categories for its Golden Globes, which often forecast the race for the Academy Awards. Instead the group nominated another biopic for best drama: "Kinsey,"

Pathetic.

"The Passion of the Christ" is the only adult DVD our family owns (outside of movies we buy for the kids).

22 posted on 12/13/2004 10:09:02 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Borges
Pixar is owned by Disney.

The Incredibles was the last of a series of movies that Pixar was obligated by contract to make movies for Disney. That contract has since expired and wasn't renewed.

Pixar Says 'So Long' to Disney - 1/29/2004

23 posted on 12/13/2004 10:16:55 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: Borges
Not true.

Pixar had a contract to produce for Disney.

No Longer.

24 posted on 12/13/2004 10:17:54 AM PST by crushelits
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To: Borges

No, it is not. Pixar is an independent film studio, founded by a grup of people including Apple founder Steve Jobs. They merely have a contract with Buena Vista, the distribution arm of Disney, Inc., to distribute their films. That contract has already been set to be terminated after the release of "Cars."

However, I did specify "Disney STUDIOS" to prevent confusion between studios and distributors, since Pixar studios does use Disnsey's distributor.


25 posted on 12/13/2004 10:18:00 AM PST by dangus
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To: Jack Deth
Hollywood will be cutting its own throat. And suffer a HUGE financial downward spiral from those pesky "Red States".

Which may be what Hollyweird is looking to do. They're releasing this extreme left-wing filth like Kinsey hoping it will spark outrage and boycotts from the "hayseeds" in the Red States. This outrage is then used to generate buzz to stimulate a larger box office take from the "progressives" in the Blue States and (most importantly) in Europe.

These studios are probably expecting (and may be even hoping) that the movies lose money here in the US, only to more than make up for that loss overseas. They'd consider domestic losses to be marketing for their true audience. That way they get to make the perverted, lying garbage they like, and laugh at us rubes all the way to the bank.

26 posted on 12/13/2004 10:23:37 AM PST by CFC__VRWC (It's not evidence of wrongdoing just because Democrats don't like the outcome.)
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To: crushelits; All

Passion of the Christ:

A MOVIE THAT TERRIFIED HOLLYWOOD.

DROVE CRITICTS TO CRINGE IN HORROR.

MADE THE SUITS IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITE SCREAM WHEN THEY SAW THE BOX OFFICE RETURNS.

and

MADE OSCAR VOTERS CROUCHING IN A CORNER BABLING OVER AND OVER IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY, IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY,IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY, IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY, IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY, IGNORE IT AND IT WILL GO AWAY...


27 posted on 12/13/2004 10:27:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: dangus
Wild at Heart, $14.5 million

why include this? enjoyable flick. Nick Cage hilarious and you get to see him beat someone until their brains leak out and Willem DeFoe's head get blown off.

28 posted on 12/13/2004 10:28:03 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

I wasn't doing a scientific study of which movies were most controversial, just looking up names of movies which I remember massive protests about. It is possible I had it partly confused with Wild Orchid.


29 posted on 12/13/2004 10:43:23 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

What, "Alexander" isn't on the list?! I'm shocked, shocked!


30 posted on 12/13/2004 10:48:43 AM PST by Ciexyz (I use the term Blue Cities, not Blue States. PA is red except for Philly, Pgh & Erie)
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To: All

1) Entertainment Tonight is stinky, low-brow television. Don't bother to watch it---it's badly produced, the interviews are just plain stupid, and no one says anything worthwhile. Pick up a good book for a half hour instead.

2) Personally, if a film is good or an actor/director is worth seeing, I will applaud that person's efforts outside of his/her political views. If I disagree with that person's views, I simply disagree----I don't usually boycott his/her work. The only exception for me is Woody Allen---I think he's a genius, but his slimeball personal life is too much for me to get past, so I simply don't see his films anymore. Woody is now dead to me. Pick your own villains and act accordingly. Conversely, I'm not sure where Joan Baez is politically anymore (though I can likely guess); still, I bought her last CD which is beautiful.

3) We can't expect nominations for films just because they're made by people we agree with politically. If you don't agree with the awards ceremonies, don't watch them. I usually don't. Frankly, I haven't seen the recent Clint Eastwood film mentioned; however, remember that he WAS roundly nominated for "Mystic River." He can't be nominated all the time--nobody is.

4) If you have the connections or money or talent to get films, CDs or books made, do so! Support those artists you belive in, in every way you can.






31 posted on 12/13/2004 11:04:10 AM PST by julymoon (Influences)
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To: crushelits
The one bit of good news: HFPA finally stopped nominating the increasingly crummy Democrat fantasy series "The West Wing" in the television categories.

LOL

32 posted on 12/13/2004 11:08:47 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: dangus

I had heard they were planning to stick around after The Incredibles but that's just hearsay. Actually Pixar started life as the special effects division of George Lucas's ILM. He sold it to Steve Jobs as part of his divorce settlement in the early 1980s.


33 posted on 12/13/2004 11:09:30 AM PST by Borges
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To: crushelits

Mark my words. Fahrenheit 911 will win best picture at the Oscars.


34 posted on 12/13/2004 11:11:20 AM PST by SaveTheChief ("It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech." - Senator Zell Miller)
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To: crushelits
Hollywood Foreign Press Association today failed to nominate Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in any categories for its Golden Globes

I recall GWB's primary debate response of 'Jesus Christ' as favorite philosopher drew howls and guffaws from the left.

No shock or suprise.

35 posted on 12/13/2004 11:29:48 AM PST by DaveMSmith (Grateful I'm spending Christmas '04 in a red state.)
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To: crushelits

Hmmm...For Ashley Judd, beauty is only skin deep.

Wish I could find that pic of Ashley at the DC Baby-Killer March with her neck veins all sticking as she yells for murdering children.

I'll have to do a search and see if I can dig it up (unless somebody beats me to it)


36 posted on 12/13/2004 11:58:36 AM PST by hattend (Christ is the reason for the season)
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To: dangus
No, it's the producers, the award shows and the Hollywood-obsessed TV shows

Whatever. You just keep on giving those hollywood commies your money so that they can keep making anti-American movies and use their fame to influence their adoring followers.

"Well, jeez, if Michael Moore put it in a movie, then I guess it must, like, be true. I am so gonna vote for whoever Michael tells me to........."

Keep giving them your money, numbnuts.

37 posted on 12/13/2004 12:37:22 PM PST by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: crushelits

Ping to self for possible pingout.


38 posted on 12/13/2004 1:51:13 PM PST by little jeremiah (What would happen if everyone decided their own "right and wrong"?)
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