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  • Beyond Beyonce: Why I Boycotted The Oscars-(profound critique of "Follywood's" self-absorption)

    03/11/2005 7:34:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,071+ views
    Well, I didn't exactly boycott the Oscars, that's a bit too grand. I merely didn't watch the show this year. It was the first time since I was 4 years old, when I dreamed of becoming an actress, that I didn't look forward to the awards in thrilled anticipation. A friend from DC emailed me the next morning. She wrote, "Okay you were right...the Oscars were really boring!" Then because I live and work in Hollywood, she then asked if I knew why Beyonce sang practically all of the nominated songs?" I admitted I hadn't attended any gossipy Oscar watching...
  • Only in the Movies - (Oscars ignore Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ)

    02/26/2005 4:53:32 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,164+ views
    Raise your hand if you’re shocked that The Passion of the Christ wasn’t nominated for any major Academy Awards. Yep, that’s what I thought. Of course, you could make the argument that The Aviator, Ray, Million Dollar Baby, Finding Neverland, and Sideways were all so great that they deserved to be nominated for Best Picture, so there just wasn’t any room for The Passion. It might even be true. In any case, I wouldn’t be able to argue back, because I haven’t seen any of them. (At least I’m not alone in that. A recent headline in USA Today read,...
  • The Oscars: Giving Best-Picture Nod to 'The Passion of the Christ is Almost...

    10/21/2004 10:24:12 PM PDT · by crushelits · 47 replies · 1,540+ views ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | NewsWeek
    Unthinkable, say Industry Insiders There's a Lot of Animosity Toward This Film That Is Very Real,' says One Oscar-Campaign Vet; but Snub Could Lead to Boycott of Awards Most Believe 'Fahrenheit' Nomination Tied to the Election NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite shattering box-office records and dominating headlines for months, "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" face real obstacles in the race for an Oscar nomination for best picture. As Senior Writer Sean Smith reports in the current issue of Newsweek, many of the high-placed studio executives, producers, Oscar strategists, publicists and Academy members interviewed think that...
  • Moore going for BEST PICTURE Oscar

    09/07/2004 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Ronzo · 33 replies · 854+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2004 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Michael Moore says he won't submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for consideration as best documentary at this year's Academy Awards . Instead, he's going for the bigger prize of best picture. Moore's critically acclaimed film slams President Bush's War on Terror as ill-advised and corrupt. The movie has cheered Democrats but enraged the president's supporters, who booed Moore when he visited the Republican National Convention last week.