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And the (Oscar) award didn't go to Hollywood (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Los Angeles Times ^ | February 25, 2008 | John Horn

Posted on 02/25/2008 2:29:43 AM PST by Zakeet

Hollywood took on a new role in Sunday's 80th annual Academy Awards: bit player.

In a series of startling upsets and a few expected triumphs, almost all of the top Oscars were handed to foreigners and iconoclastic show business outsiders. Every one of the evening's winning actors came from beyond American borders, and the ceremony's dominant film -- best picture winner "No Country for Old Men" -- was created by a pair of filmmaking brothers from Minnesota who have never made a mainstream movie in their three-decade career.

In an era when overseas revenue accounts for more than half of a movie's income, the percentages were tilted far more heavily toward foreigners throughout the awards show, with an especially strong showing from Europe.

Best actor Daniel Day-Lewis of "There Will Be Blood" lives in Ireland, while "La Vie en Rose" surprise best actress winner Marion Cotillard makes her home in Paris. Spain's Javier Bardem was named best supporting actor for "No Country for Old Men," and Scotland's Tilda Swinton won best supporting actress for "Michael Clayton." Many of the evening's lower-profile awards -- for art direction, makeup, costume design and animated short among them -- went to non-American filmmakers and designers.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dbm; hollywood; liberalism; msm; oscar
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We can't waste time making good movies because we're too busy trying to impeach Bush, stop the war in Iraq, fight AIDS, combat global warming, and loving ourselves.

1 posted on 02/25/2008 2:29:45 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
We can't waste time making good movies because we're too busy "Loving" ourselves, trying to impeach Bush, stop the war in Iraq, fight AIDS,, and combat global warming.

There fixed it, you had their priorities out of order.

You could have added: Getting coked up, engaging in meaningless diatribes on the MSM, supporting style over substance, and generally just making a nuisance of themselves.

2 posted on 02/25/2008 3:10:23 AM PST by verga (I'm not an apologist I just play one on TV)
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To: Zakeet
best picture winner "No Country for Old Men" -- was created by a pair of filmmaking brothers from Minnesota who have never made a mainstream movie in their three-decade career.

I don't know about that... O Brother Where Art Thou seemed to be a mainstream movie to me...

3 posted on 02/25/2008 3:24:00 AM PST by paudio (Conservatism: like it or not, it's a word with many meanings.)
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To: Zakeet

When even the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admits that Hollywood sucks, you would think they would start to take notice.


4 posted on 02/25/2008 3:27:10 AM PST by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 7, 2008.)
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To: Zakeet

I didn’t watch them because I was not home, but they had over 30 million people watch which is quite a bit. I guess you expected numbers from the Titanic days. Well they did not have a “Titanic” type movie in the nomination this year which is why they did not have those numbers. When they bring out another epic type movie as superior and outstanding as Titanic than numbers will go up again. Juno just ain’t gonna do it. Plus you should be happy an anti abortion movie did so well at the Oscars. What a uninformed person you are to spout out about anti-Bush movies when they were not even nominated. I think Juno would be a movie that this website would praise. I guess I got the one poster who is not conservative today...damn!


5 posted on 02/25/2008 3:30:58 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Zakeet
La Vie En Rose is a superb film, and Mlle. Cotillard was simply astonishing in the lead role.

Hollywood doesn't make films like that anymore.

6 posted on 02/25/2008 3:31:19 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: napscoordinator
What a uninformed person you are to spout out about anti-Bush movies when they were not even nominated.

No doubt you missed the Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking category.

7 posted on 02/25/2008 3:33:28 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

Ping. Awaiting Neilsen overnights for TV ratings. Nikki Finke yesterday cited rumors that numbers would be down. I did my part by NOT watching...

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/best-to-expect-the-worst-oscars-ever/

“I hear that ABC dramatically lowered expectations about tonight’s TV ratings to advertisers. It will be interesting to see the Nielsen’s, as the rain-postponed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Auto Club 550 race in Fontana is just about to restart at Lap 20 with a total of 300. After that there is another NASCAR race, the Nationwide series - Stater Bros 300, that is 200 laps. Will America tune out NASCAR to watch the Oscars?”


8 posted on 02/25/2008 3:37:55 AM PST by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: Zakeet

I haven’t watched that phony POS since the late 60s, when the best film ever made (Just my opinion), The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly didn’t garner one nomination for anything. I haven’t seen one film that was nominated, nor have I seen anything in the top ten movies this week.


9 posted on 02/25/2008 3:56:06 AM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Ohio & Texas-cross over & vote Obama! LEAVE NO DOUBT! TAKE THEM OUT!)
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To: Zakeet

why should anyone care what these people do


10 posted on 02/25/2008 4:17:49 AM PST by jrd
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To: Petronski; Zakeet

No doubt you missed the Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking category.

Please don’t tell me I am wrong and an anti-Bush movie got some recognition. That means two things. Ugh on the Oscars and two, I have to apologize to the poster I posted to earlier.


11 posted on 02/25/2008 4:26:56 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Taxi to the Darkside beat out three other anti-Bush films and a film on African tribal dancing. The director called on America to "return to the light," or some such blather.

This occured right after American soldiers, via satellite, were used to announce the nominees in Best Short Documentary and award the Oscar to a film about same-sex marriage.

12 posted on 02/25/2008 4:30:18 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Petronski; Zakeet

Good God those folks are sick. Sorry to Zakeet for my post. I was clearly the misinformed.


13 posted on 02/25/2008 4:36:07 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I watched about 20 minutes of the “gala” and managed to capture one precious moment (Marion Cotillard accepting for Best Actress) and the aforementioned anti-American orgy.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 4:38:47 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Petronski

Well you saved me from watching it. The retelevise it and I was going to take a look at it, but you just saved me four hours of my life. Thank you!!! lol.


15 posted on 02/25/2008 4:40:05 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Zakeet

I drink your milkshake!

I drink it up!


16 posted on 02/25/2008 4:53:24 AM PST by period end of story
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To: period end of story

WOW! What a hunk! Loved him in Last of the Mohicans! Didn’t want that movie to end!


17 posted on 02/25/2008 5:24:29 AM PST by nfldgirl (Tribe Member: 'Runs with Rush')
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
"The Good......"

"When you have to shoot, you don't talk, you just shoot." I don't know about all-time best movie, (although one of my favorites) but certainly best movie score ever. Ennio Morricone was a musical genius.

18 posted on 02/25/2008 5:28:27 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Zakeet

“No Country for Old Men.” ........... Boring body count movie that ended with room for a sequel.


19 posted on 02/25/2008 5:30:00 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: napscoordinator
They would not have given the Oscar to the "Titanic" type movie even if there had been one this year.

Three problems with that type of movie.... it made money, people went to see it in droves and liked it and there were no anti-republican or anti-Christian politics screaming at you throughout the movie.

20 posted on 02/25/2008 5:58:47 AM PST by Lady Heron
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