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Oscar snubs Michael Moore, Mel Gibson
Netscape Movies/ Reuters ^ | 01/25/05 | Dean Goodman

Posted on 01/26/2005 4:46:47 AM PST by outlaw1_2003

LOS ANGELES, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Michael Moore's attempt to turn voters against U.S. President George W. Bush failed and on Tuesday he lost his gamble as well for a coveted best-picture Oscar nomination for his incendiary documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."

The omission from the coveted category marks a major misfire for the liberal firebrand who withdrew his anti-Bush polemic from contention in the documentary category, which he won two years ago with "Bowling for Columbine," in order to focus on the big prize. No documentary has ever won the best picture Oscar.

Conservative filmmaker Mel Gibson, who performed a miracle by turning an Aramaic-speaking Jesus into a worldwide box office star with "The Passion of the Christ," also was shut out of the major award categories.

The Biblical saga generated zero buzz among Oscar prognosticators, and Gibson declined to campaign for the film he directed and funded with his own money after all the studios passed. It did, however, land three minor Oscar nominations for makeup, cinematography and score.

Earlier this month, "Passion" won a lowly People's Choice Award for best film drama to go with the two Oscars Gibson won in 1996 for producing and directing "Braveheart."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: thepassion
We need to watch something else when the Oscars are on Television that night.
1 posted on 01/26/2005 4:46:47 AM PST by outlaw1_2003
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To: outlaw1_2003

Who watches the Oscars anymore?


2 posted on 01/26/2005 4:53:53 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: outlaw1_2003
Mel knew the risks. When he did Braveheart, he had a lapel pin made that looked like Wm. Wallaces sword and he wore it on every talk show in the country.

He also won the Oscars.

This time he decided to eschew all the promotional work, release his film in February instead of November or December, and then avoid doing any promotional work to get nominations.

Fine, he doesn't want to play the game the way everyone else does, then he has to live with the results.

Just like Michael Moore.

3 posted on 01/26/2005 4:54:33 AM PST by Military family member (Go Colts!)
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To: outlaw1_2003

Fear not, the Golden Globes Awards viewership dropped 40% from last year's viewers. I suspect the Academy Awards will drop again this year. Millions of folks saw "The Passion of the Christ" and are ticked off that Mel Gibson and the movie has been snubbed by the Academy. Hollywood is slowly getting the message, maybe? Michael Moore was dropped like the bad habit he is. I suspect a few years from now he'll be hanging around McDonald's stuffing his ugly pie hole with cheeseburgers and fries. Or maybe better yet, he'll become Hillary Clinton's campaign manager along with Barbara "treason/traitor" Boxer!!!


4 posted on 01/26/2005 4:56:51 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: outlaw1_2003

I think Mel Gibson cares about the Oscars about as much as most of us do.

I don't think The Passion was meant to be in contention as if it was another Hollywood picture. It was meant for something far greater. Snubbing it is the treatment it deserves. It is far too great for that bunch.


5 posted on 01/26/2005 4:57:19 AM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: outlaw1_2003
Its a contest for best film....

The 'Rat Hollywooders snubbed Michael Moore out of fear of losing money, and snubbed Mel Gibson to ease their 'Rat consciences. The Passion is the only film I paid money to see. The rest, I'll wait until their on cable, except Michael Moore, I'll be hiding his at the store, near the pet rat food.
6 posted on 01/26/2005 4:57:29 AM PST by evolved_rage (Sign the 180 Johnny F'ing Kerry Heinz)
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To: shubi

Certainly anyone who's a major fan of that shining example of humility and good taste: Mr. Chris Rock, our host for the evening!


7 posted on 01/26/2005 4:59:33 AM PST by Mariposaman
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To: outlaw1_2003

The Passion wasn't snubbed by the Oscars, it didn't even qualify for best picture because it is in Aramaic.

Mel doesn't see it as a big deal. He didn't campaign for it and he frankly doesn't care.

If Mel doesn't care why should anyone else? Why do movie goers need an Oscar on the film they like to validate their film?


8 posted on 01/26/2005 5:04:25 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Kids are starving in China and you're walking around with a sombrero full of peanuts.)
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To: Mariposaman

You know, I am not sure who Chris Rock is or what he does for a living. LOL


9 posted on 01/26/2005 5:06:43 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: outlaw1_2003

So pond scum didn't vote Mel's picture, but most everyone else loved it. = Victory!


10 posted on 01/26/2005 5:07:15 AM PST by odoso (Millions for charity, but not one penny for tribute!)
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To: JudyinCanada
I think Mel Gibson cares about the Oscars about as much as most of us do.

Well said. Why would he want an award from the very folks he split from by financing his own film?

"You tell your king, that William Wallace will not be ruled. Nor will any Scot while I'm alive."

11 posted on 01/26/2005 5:11:29 AM PST by Textide
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To: outlaw1_2003

Can't believe that some enterprising Network would not have an awards show the same evening. For instance, the People's Choice award, that would give Mel Gibson his just dues.....a bigger and better trophy for Mel from the American People! Total conservative lineup with conservative entertainers and nominees. We know they're out there.


12 posted on 01/26/2005 5:12:23 AM PST by smiley
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To: outlaw1_2003

It's the other way around. Gibson snubbed the Oscars.


13 posted on 01/26/2005 5:15:38 AM PST by Katy_Katarina
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To: outlaw1_2003
The correct word for mm (or pig boy) movie is " Mocumentry" or better yet $hat !! Since they don't have category's for either he was and still is out of luck. ;-)

And I sure would want my taxes in order for the next 4 years at least if I was him ;-)

14 posted on 01/26/2005 5:22:31 AM PST by Deetes
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To: outlaw1_2003

Gee, more Reuters open bias!

The Fat Boy's film is totally snubbed and gets mentioned first, but the headline?

Oscars snub Mel Gibson!!!

Which, technically is not even correct because his film was nominated ofr (IIRC) 3 Oscars.

How about,

Oscars snub Moore, grudgingly approve Mel!

That would be VERY close to the truth, so I guess thats out of the question for Rooters.


15 posted on 01/26/2005 5:25:29 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate ((This space for let))
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To: JudyinCanada

I think that Mel Gibson sincerely measures the value of his movie in the hearts it has changed, not the accolades it might or might not win from those with whom he has little in common. This movie was a spiritual journey for him and he has steadfastly held to that purpose by all appearances.


16 posted on 01/26/2005 5:30:37 AM PST by wiley
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To: outlaw1_2003

Maybe the Oscars should join forces with the Nobel Peace Prize gaggle and they could issue a combo Oscar Peace Prize, or another with the Lenin prize as a super house combo without anchovies.

Or maybe PC = Practically Communist


17 posted on 01/26/2005 5:32:27 AM PST by 8mmMauser (I slam Islam)
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To: wiley

Agreed.

Mel reminds me somewhat of President Bush.

President Bush (according to recent Time article, and I'm paraphrasing) measures whether or not he is on track by listening to the screeching and whining from the left.

I think Mel Gibson considers it a sign that he is "ok" when he is snubbed by the Hollywood crowd.

It is a great tracking device...the degree of disdain your "enemy" has for you.


18 posted on 01/26/2005 5:36:35 AM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: outlaw1_2003
Oscars snub Mel Gibson

Please do not change titles.

19 posted on 01/26/2005 5:40:18 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: shubi
Who watches the Oscars anymore?

Who goes to the movies anymore?

20 posted on 01/26/2005 5:50:20 AM PST by Pit1
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To: 8mmMauser

It's been scientifically proven that only 12 heterosexual Americans care about or watch the Oscar crap. That being said, Mel Gibson made a timeless movie that will be watched over and over through every Easter season from this point forward. It is the story of God's love for all of mankind vividly portrayed for all to see.

Michael Moore, on the other hand, produced nothing more than a political bumper sticker which archaeologists will find stuck under the seats of Subarus in junkyards years from now - right there with the half-eaten burgers and the condom wrappers left by the car's owners.


21 posted on 01/26/2005 6:22:33 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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