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"The Passion of the Christ" to win "Best Drama" at People's Choice Awards
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Posted on 01/09/2005 2:08:17 PM PST by crushkerry

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We already know Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 will win "Favorite Picture" at the People's Choice Awards tonight. But Passion for Fairness can confirm that The Passion of The Christ will win BEST DRAMA at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards. And Mel Gibson WILL attend the ceremony.

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1 posted on 01/09/2005 2:08:17 PM PST by crushkerry
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To: crushkerry
Non sequitor. From my perspective, who cares The Passion wins a People's Choice award or even an Oscar? An award from the industry that represent's much of what is wrong with this nation?

It's just not relevant what Libs think in regards to The Passion.

2 posted on 01/09/2005 2:12:48 PM PST by Fury
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To: crushkerry

I was watching the football game and kept seeing clips about the People's Choice Award show.

I was wondering why they were flashing Mel Gibson's face on the screen during the commercial.

This explains it.


3 posted on 01/09/2005 2:13:35 PM PST by dawn53
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To: crushkerry

Live show?


4 posted on 01/09/2005 2:15:43 PM PST by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: crushkerry



This got me thinking about crucifying Michael Moore. How big a cross would that take?


5 posted on 01/09/2005 2:20:30 PM PST by msnimje
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To: crushkerry

From today's Page Six column in the NY Post:

Lefty filmmaker Michael Moore has been tipped he's going to win the People's Choice Award tonight, Tom O'Neil reports at goldderby.com. This is the first year these awards - which insiders have long suspected notifies winners in advance - resorted to online voting instead of a Gallup poll.

Tinseltown has been buzzing about organized campaigns on behalf of Moore's Bush-bashing "Fahrenheit 9/11," which goes up against the likes of "Spider-Man 2" and "The Incredibles" for favorite movie, as well as for Mel Gibson's equally controversial "The Passion of the Christ," which is up for best drama.

Moore's flacks didn't return Post movie critic Lou Lumenick's calls, but sources confirmed he is snubbing tonight's New York Film Critics Circle awards to attend the Hollywood ceremony, where polar opposite Gibson is also expected to make an appearance.



6 posted on 01/09/2005 2:24:08 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: crushkerry

The fix is in.


7 posted on 01/09/2005 2:24:25 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Space for rant. Only used twice.)
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To: crushkerry

Seesm to me, that total viewership (or total boxoffice take) should be the deciding factor. That would, by definition be the "people's choice" AND the "people's favorite."


8 posted on 01/09/2005 2:32:07 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Fury
"It's just not relevant what Libs think in regards to The Passion.

Agree. These self anointed "Celebrities" can spend all of their time exchanging awards until Hell freezes over for all it really means. Getting an award from these Takers is akin to getting an endorsement for your Presidential bid from Al Gore - Pointless, irrelevant and time consuming.

9 posted on 01/09/2005 2:32:53 PM PST by drt1
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To: crushkerry
"The Passion of the Christ" to win "Best Drama" at Polarized People's Choice Awards
10 posted on 01/09/2005 2:34:57 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (With God, I will never be alone again.)
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To: msnimje
I would rather put him through a wood chipper and give him an posthumous award for best use of human remains as mulch.

of course I am being sarcastic, as I cannot imagine the smell Moore Mulch would give off as heat hits it.

11 posted on 01/09/2005 2:38:21 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: crushkerry

They want to have both "red" and "Blue" state watchers tune in.

Everything within rebels at the idea of watching an awards ceremony full of Leftist egotistical celebrities that would rather support Saddam's right to remain in power, than their own President.

Usually I wouldn't give it a thought. Except, if Mel is there to accept an award for the Passion I feel I should support that. I'll tune in when I know he's about to be up, then tune back out. Refuse to watch any other second.


12 posted on 01/09/2005 2:38:48 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Fury

From my perspective, who cares The Passion wins a People's Choice award or even an Oscar?

For a lot of these Hollywood types, receiving awards is a validation of their worldview. To them, having to give a movie like "the Passion" an award is a serious blow.


13 posted on 01/09/2005 2:40:22 PM PST by Sterrins
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To: Fury

If I were Gibson, I would decline the award.

Who needs awards from the enemy when you are doing God's work?


14 posted on 01/09/2005 2:41:55 PM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: dawn53
"I was wondering why they were flashing Mel Gibson's face on the screen during the commercial."

Me too...

Interesting to see and hear the respective crowd reaction to both Moore and Gibson winning.

15 posted on 01/09/2005 2:42:10 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: crushkerry

From post: "We already know Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 will win "Favorite Picture" at the People's Choice Awards - "

It is strange that the people voted to elect Bush and now select Michael Moore's film as their favorite picture - Goes to show perhaps that - Truth is stranger than fiction at times - as in turn of events -

What a nation -


16 posted on 01/09/2005 2:47:09 PM PST by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: msnimje

Not so "How big a cross would that take? " to hold Michael Moore as how big a hole it would take to hold the cross up. At least 20 feet deep.


17 posted on 01/09/2005 2:55:32 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: mountaineer
This is the first year these awards - which insiders have long suspected notifies winners in advance - resorted to online voting instead of a Gallup poll.

Then they were very stupid and have made itself just one more lefty Hollywood awards show no longer worth watching, not that I have since I was 12 anyway. We will not discuss how long ago that was though.

18 posted on 01/09/2005 2:56:07 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

"It is strange that the people voted to elect Bush and now select Michael Moore's film as their favorite picture - Goes to show perhaps that - Truth is stranger than fiction at times - as in turn of events - "

Please!!!
Online poling on controversial issues is notoriously un-reliable and easily hijacked by organized efforts by people with agendas.


19 posted on 01/09/2005 3:15:22 PM PST by Jonah Johansen
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To: Jonah Johansen
Give me a break. The "people's choice" for favorite film is "voted" on by the people who buy tickets.

In 2004, the No. 1 movie was "Shrek 2" from DreamWorks with $437 million in domestic ticket sales. Followed by Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 2" ($373 million) and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" ($370 million), one of the highest-grossing independently produced movies of the modern era.

The fat slob's "film" made only $120 million. How does that make it the favorite film?

20 posted on 01/09/2005 3:19:41 PM PST by John Thornton ("Appeasers always hope that the crocodile will eat them last." Winston Churchill)
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To: crushkerry

The awards show is still disingenuous. They put "The Passion" in there only as a means to blunt the barrage of criticism they will no doubt receive for giving the high honor to Michael Moore.


21 posted on 01/09/2005 3:30:27 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Ping.


22 posted on 01/09/2005 3:53:20 PM PST by Alberta's Child (It could be worse . . . I could've missed my calling.)
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To: Fury

nor does it matter what they think of Michael Moore--or
anything else they are so passionatly decieved about.


23 posted on 01/09/2005 3:56:09 PM PST by StonyBurk
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To: Fury
From my perspective, who cares The Passion wins a People's Choice award or even an Oscar? An award from the industry that represent's much of what is wrong with this nation?

I would disagree. This is an important gauge of the struggle that is going on for the collective soul of our nation. It's not about a movie winning an award. It's about good winning out over evil in American hearts and minds.

There is a contest going on. It is the same contest that has gone on ever since man first woke up to the nature of God and the fact of sin in the world.

24 posted on 01/09/2005 4:04:38 PM PST by Phsstpok ("When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring.")
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To: Alberta's Child; NYer; Northern Yankee; kstewskis; rachel

Well, it's a recognition and that's good.


25 posted on 01/09/2005 4:05:47 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: crushkerry; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
Passion for Fairness can confirm that The Passion of The Christ will win BEST DRAMA at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards. And Mel Gibson WILL attend the ceremony.

Passion of the Christ bump!

Catholic Ping - please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


26 posted on 01/09/2005 4:14:14 PM PST by NYer ("In good times we enjoy faith, in bad times we exercise faith." ... Mother Angelica)
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To: crushkerry

Who here didn't like the Passion?

I ran right out and got a copy when they first went on sale.

Watched and said now that I've seen it I have no desire to see it again.

My brother bought my Mom a copy for Christmas and I watched it with her and her reaction was the same. Didn't want to watch it again. Actually she turned away many times and asked that I tell her when it was over.

"It", being the blood. Too much blood!


27 posted on 01/09/2005 4:16:05 PM PST by PFKEY
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To: PFKEY

It is very hard to watch, no doubt. But, worth it for the believer, to try and picture how much He endured for us...


28 posted on 01/09/2005 4:19:42 PM PST by frog_jerk_2004
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To: Fury

I'm glad to see that Mel Gibson is attending the ceremony. He's been kind of a recluse since "The Passion" came out.
But I'm also disguisted to see F 9/11 winnning "Best Picture." The people have spoken and they chose Dubya over Michael Moore. Usually, they have a Gallup-type poll but this year it was an online vote. We all know how good liberals are at flooding those online polls. When I saw the list of nominees for best picture "The Passion of the Christ" was not listed. What a bunch of crock.


29 posted on 01/09/2005 4:20:02 PM PST by mowkeka
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Absolutely right... we'll take the recognition.


30 posted on 01/09/2005 4:20:27 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier!)
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To: Fury

Because we've got to start imposing our values on Hollywood. I'm sick of it being the other way around.


31 posted on 01/09/2005 4:20:53 PM PST by mowkeka
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To: Fury
No, but even Hollywood has it's non-liberals. Remember that it was the Oscar balconies that booed Moore when he won for Bowling for Columbine.

Also, the People's Choice awards are done by voting/surveying of the general public. Last year by Gallup survey, this year by online vote. What's helping Moore is that no one has really seen the films that the critics and other small groups are picking. While his film didn't do Passion numbers, it still did much better than the this year's batch of contenders, many of whom have barely been seen outside of LA and NYC.

I'll give the People's Choice organizers credit -- they know that plenty of Moore and Gibson will deliver controversy AND ratings. ABC can only hope that the Academy delivers both films for Best Picture nominations in a few weeks.

32 posted on 01/09/2005 4:24:03 PM PST by LenS
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To: PFKEY

I don't believe I can watch it again. And I don't know if the proper question is if it's a movie one can "like." The blood wasn't the problem; I've seen a great many films with more blood. For me, it's the agony that Christ went through that I can't see again.


33 posted on 01/09/2005 4:24:07 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Fury
From my perspective, who cares if The Passion wins a People's Choice award or even an Oscar? An award from the industry that represents much of what is wrong with this nation?

The People's Choice Awards are voted on by the people -- meaning us -- you and me and others. Therefore, it's the only one that has any relevance. It is NOT an industry award. All the other award shows are industry awards, where they pat themselves on the back endlessly -- Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, etc etc etc.

34 posted on 01/09/2005 4:25:54 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: crushkerry

An Internet poll?????? Give me a break. It's meaningless.


35 posted on 01/09/2005 4:30:30 PM PST by jackbill
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To: Victoria Delsoul

That's right. Though, Mel Gibson would probably say the movie doesn't need any recognition from Hollywood anyway.


36 posted on 01/09/2005 4:33:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child (It could be worse . . . I could've missed my calling.)
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To: NYer

Did you really believe that a bunch of Hollywierd sicko's would who have supported the far left have any inkling of what they are talking about?? Anyone that would give Michael Moore anything but a Match to burn his trashy movie
is of questionable character or just stupid!

Hollywierd is a Porncapitol, always taking it beyond any sense of decency or common sense. It's a cesspool! Very few really decent movies make it through to the public. Once or twice a year, but you can bet it will always have a little twist or dig at God or anything that is decent.


37 posted on 01/09/2005 4:35:11 PM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum,Ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum! per ómnia saecula saeculórum)
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To: Pastnowfuturealpha
It is strange that the people voted to elect Bush and now select Michael Moore's film as their favorite picture - Goes to show perhaps that - Truth is stranger than fiction at times - as in turn of events -

What a nation -

Actually mooreon made a public appeal to his kook base to skew the voting.

Most Bush voters, IMO, aren't interested in the People's Choice awards.

38 posted on 01/09/2005 4:41:35 PM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: msnimje
"This got me thinking about crucifying Michael Moore."

Moore's Jewish name is Barabbas.

Give us Barabbas ... and he was released (to make more films)
39 posted on 01/09/2005 4:42:55 PM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: nicmarlo
I don't believe I can watch it again. And I don't know if the proper question is if it's a movie one can "like." The blood wasn't the problem; I've seen a great many films with more blood. For me, it's the agony that Christ went through that I can't see again.

I'm like you. I saw it once and was moved more than any other movie I've ever seen. However, I didn't go see it again and I bought the DVD months ago and haven't watched it yet.

40 posted on 01/09/2005 4:46:11 PM PST by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Dane

Interesting - but it just pushes up the shorts when one thinks about it - a 'people award' going to someone like that guy - My moans are heard all the way to the gates - :)


Thanks for the info though - Have a good day -


41 posted on 01/09/2005 4:48:37 PM PST by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: Fury

I feel the same as you do over this.


42 posted on 01/09/2005 4:49:38 PM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: AAABEST

before I went to see the movie, I had planned to go every weekend, as long as it was playing, to show support for Mel Gibson. But after watching it, I just couldn't see it again. But, I would, of course, highly recommend that everyone see it, at least once. It is a very moving film.


43 posted on 01/09/2005 4:51:24 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: NYer

In my opinion, "The Passion of the Christ" has already won the peoples choice award ( small letters, big message). Any movie which has been seen by as many people worldwide as this one needs neither plaques nor statues from some presumptuous band of Hollywood idiots. The real people have spoken on this subject. "The Passion of the Christ" is the best motion picture of 2004, period.


44 posted on 01/09/2005 4:56:12 PM PST by wmileo
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Some unusually ‘good’ things on this earth may be spiritually inspired (a guess: maybe .001% of what we humans consider ‘good’) …. and the rest is simply man trying to do his human best (99.999%).

Pitting ‘The Passion’ against the rest of Hollywood’s ‘best picture’ nominees is like choosing a sketch (any sketch) by Rembrandt and pitting it against a ‘creation’ by Charles Schultz or Garry Trudeau in a ‘best illustration’ category. Or taking a vote on whether Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ or Masta Killa’s ‘Last Drink’ is better music.

Some planes were never meant to intersect.


45 posted on 01/09/2005 5:48:42 PM PST by joanie-f (God rest ye merry, gentlemen. Let nothing you dismay ...)
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To: crushkerry

Box office receipts show the real people's choice. "The Passion" clobbered F-911 by more than 3:1 on that basis. So how can F-911 even be considered?


46 posted on 01/09/2005 5:51:07 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

can gibson be that stupid in thinking Jews eat bread on passover . didn't he ever hear of matzoh?


47 posted on 01/09/2005 7:10:15 PM PST by avitot
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To: AAABEST
and I bought the DVD months ago and haven't watched it yet.

Me neither. I had it mailed to me, arriving the day of the release. It's sitting on my shelf waiting for me to watch it again.

I will. When I'm ready.

48 posted on 01/09/2005 7:51:08 PM PST by kstewskis ( you have to have a mind before you lose it....)
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To: avitot

there is such a thing as unleavened bread.


49 posted on 01/09/2005 7:53:08 PM PST by kstewskis ( you have to have a mind before you lose it....)
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To: Northern Yankee; Victoria Delsoul; NYer; Alberta's Child; AAABEST; xzins; lonevoice; ...
Okay, I just got finished watching the awards show. Most of it, self congratulatory garbage. I literally had to shut the TV down and walk out of the room for the few minutes when they were announcing "Favorite Movie."

(I won't even stain this thread with the name of the mockumentary)

Anyway, I must hand it to the folks who put on this show. They left the best for last. Instead of having his award mushed in the middle of "best crest smile award" and "best reality TV" award, they cut to a commercial, and had the Best Movie Drama award at the very end.

Mel got a huge ovation. I think he was really touched, especially when he said "when you have to circumvent the system" to get an award like this, "this means more to me" than any of the rest.

He ended it with "God Bless" and off he went off the stage.

Good job Mel. The people have indeed spoke.

50 posted on 01/09/2005 9:07:52 PM PST by kstewskis ( you have to have a mind before you lose it....)
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