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  • lynelhutz
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    Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post


    The Oscars are a Hollywood circle jerk. The only fun to be had is if a host is willing to mock the overpaid and pretentious system showing off that evening.

    Maybe we could get Ricky Gervais to host another awards show... Or if he were a few years younger, Mr. Warmth himself.
    I can't stomach the "love in" atmosphere and the notion that actors are accomplishing something akin to heart surgery.

    If a 9 year child can be nominated, then maybe something other then pure hard work and talent is being recognized.

    Besides how do you compare "art" in a first to the finish line type competition

    The Revenant was such a very different movie from Spotlight, I'm not sure you can say one is "better" than the other.



    As for the protestors, sorry Spike Lee you might have been robbed with Do the Right Thing but "Chi-Raq" sucked

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  • Daemon of Decay
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    Originally posted by Steve573 View Post
    I agree, the Oscars blow. I've never been a fan, although when it was the one movie award show per year I sometimes watched (maybe it was because at that time there were decent movies to choose from too). I don't get much pleasure watching a bunch of millionaires pat each other and themselves on the back for making so much money making garbage movies, and I don't appreciate them using the show as a political soapbox. Would they listen if a politician told them how to make a movie? Actors should stick to acting and keep their opinions about politics among their family and friends, and stop using public forums to try to influence politics.
    As far as the Oscars being somehow racist because there just happen to be no black nominees in the major categories, I feel that the same could be said for a lot of other things: I feel that whites are badly underrepresented in the NBA and NFL and we need to have some of the current players released so the racial balance can be more in line with the general population. The NBA needs to be at least 60% white, so pack your bags most of the current players. Makes just as much sense to me as forcing people to nominate black actors regardless of whether they deserve it, strictly based on race.
    The Oscars are a Hollywood circle jerk. The only fun to be had is if a host is willing to mock the overpaid and pretentious system showing off that evening.

    Maybe we could get Ricky Gervais to host another awards show... Or if he were a few years younger, Mr. Warmth himself.
    Last edited by Daemon of Decay; 02 Mar 16, 18:14.

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  • Steve573
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    Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
    I haven't watched the Oscars in a long time, maybe 10 years. The humor is only funny at the beginning, then its tiresome and played. Besides I'm a huge sore loser - my favorite movies never win anyway. What's the point?

    I am more open to the Oscars when the older comedians are on, but I'd Youtube it. I'm not watching the whole thing. Chris Rock was never going to have mass appeal. Maybe its just me, but Robin Williams was always funny. Billy Crystal was always funny. I think Johnny Carson or Bob Hope would have been great, but they were before I could stay up that late.
    I agree, the Oscars blow. I've never been a fan, although when it was the one movie award show per year I sometimes watched (maybe it was because at that time there were decent movies to choose from too). I don't get much pleasure watching a bunch of millionaires pat each other and themselves on the back for making so much money making garbage movies, and I don't appreciate them using the show as a political soapbox. Would they listen if a politician told them how to make a movie? Actors should stick to acting and keep their opinions about politics among their family and friends, and stop using public forums to try to influence politics.
    As far as the Oscars being somehow racist because there just happen to be no black nominees in the major categories, I feel that the same could be said for a lot of other things: I feel that whites are badly underrepresented in the NBA and NFL and we need to have some of the current players released so the racial balance can be more in line with the general population. The NBA needs to be at least 60% white, so pack your bags most of the current players. Makes just as much sense to me as forcing people to nominate black actors regardless of whether they deserve it, strictly based on race.

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  • Biscuit
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    I haven't watched the Oscars in a long time, maybe 10 years. The humor is only funny at the beginning, then its tiresome and played. Besides I'm a huge sore loser - my favorite movies never win anyway. What's the point?

    I am more open to the Oscars when the older comedians are on, but I'd Youtube it. I'm not watching the whole thing. Chris Rock was never going to have mass appeal. Maybe its just me, but Robin Williams was always funny. Billy Crystal was always funny. I think Johnny Carson or Bob Hope would have been great, but they were before I could stay up that late.

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  • SRV Ron
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    Apparently, a lot of people turned it off.
    http://deadline.com/2016/02/oscars-t...bc-1201711309/

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
    What's this? Rubbing a little basalt in the wound?

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  • TactiKill J.
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    If anything he made fun of black people for protesting the Oscars. But, I guess even comedy has to remain politically correct now as not to offend anyone with thin skin.

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  • Skoblin
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    Originally posted by Charger View Post
    Also can we stop calling him Rock? He is Chris Rock. There is only one Rock...
    When I was growing up, this was the Rock

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  • Charger
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    Also can we stop calling him Rock? He is Chris Rock. There is only one Rock...

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  • wolfhnd
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    This isn't really a race issue, wait until the underprivileged whites get into the act then we will really have something to worry about. The only question is do they shop off the heads of the liberal elites first or the conservative money changers.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I started out watching the Oscars last night, but only a few minutes into Rock's intro, I tired of his constant racial remarks and racial slurs and switched it off. Obviously, Rock's solution to pressure not to host the Oscars was solved by his pandering to the racist movement and insulting whites at every opportunity. I kept expecting white actors to get up and walk out in protest, but, of course, whites don't do that.

    If this is where America is heading, I don't like it.
    You have my sympathies...

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    I liked his suggestion for new categories: Best Black Friend.

    I should note that I watched him on YouTube. I don't watch the Oscars.
    Last edited by Arnold J Rimmer; 29 Feb 16, 11:03.

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  • Charger
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    It was pretty sickening. This country is in a weird place with these newly-invented racial issues. I think these people are insane.

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  • Snowygerry
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    He even made the radio news over here, it was somewhat funny,

    this part in particular :

    Itís the 88th Academy Awards. Itís the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times. O.K.?

    You gotta figure that it happened in the 50s, in the 60s ó you know, in the 60s, one of those years Sidney didnít put out a movie. Iím sure there were no black nominees some of those years. Say Ď62 or Ď63, and black people did not protest.

    Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time, you know? We had real things to protest; you know, weíre too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.

    You know, when your grandmotherís swinging from a tree, itís really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.
    Full text here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/29/mo...ogue.html?_r=0

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