Anyone watching the Oscars?

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    Feb 23, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    Never ranted before but:
    Is it me or does the band need to stop playing when when the presenters are talking. Hugh told them to stop once already. So freakin annoying. Otherwise, Hugh looks freaking hawt.
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    Feb 23, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    Ok they stopped. I'm happy now.
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    Feb 23, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    Sean Penn got one for milk icon_biggrin.gif
  • Thirdbeach

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    Feb 23, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
    Lemme guess;

    Heath Ledger got one as well?





    Can you actually give something to a dead person?
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    Feb 23, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidLemme guess;

    Heath Ledger got one as well?





    Can you actually give something to a dead person?


    Apparently so, even though I thought his acting was overrated, dry, shallow and not to mention his ANNOYING AS ALL HELL constant lip-smacking got on my last gay nerve. But I'm glad that's the only thing the Dark Knight won. It was a bad movie. The movie had a poorly written, uninteresting script whose plotlines resembled a Picasso and were as hard to follow as a Christopher Rice book. Heath Ledger's constant reference back to Brokeback Mountain ("You complete me!") was more than a little annoying and distracting. The lack of any real action was evident, and the butt-raping of Harvey Dent/Two-Face's character was atrocious in that they allowed him to be on-screen for no more than five minutes after he became evil.
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    Feb 23, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    I thought Heath Ledger was awesome. On the other hand, Christian Bale's batman voice gets worse everytime I watch the movie.
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    Feb 23, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    dowal saidOn the other hand, Christian Bale's batman voice gets worse everytime I watch the movie.
    Its probably from yelling at people on his set icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 8:00 AM GMT
    luvjunkie said
    Thirdbeach saidLemme guess;

    Heath Ledger got one as well?





    Can you actually give something to a dead person?


    Apparently so, even though I thought his acting was overrated, dry, shallow and not to mention his ANNOYING AS ALL HELL constant lip-smacking got on my last gay nerve. But I'm glad that's the only thing the Dark Knight won. It was a bad movie. The movie had a poorly written, uninteresting script whose plotlines resembled a Picasso and were as hard to follow as a Christopher Rice book. Heath Ledger's constant reference back to Brokeback Mountain ("You complete me!") was more than a little annoying and distracting. The lack of any real action was evident, and the butt-raping of Harvey Dent/Two-Face's character was atrocious in that they allowed him to be on-screen for no more than five minutes after he became evil.


    A nice article on why you are wrong about Dark Knight: http://solartap.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/why-no-best-picture-for-rorys-first-kiss/
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:28 AM GMT
    First: Kate Winslet's win reminds me of this:

    [the relevant bit comes at 3:20]

    Second: SolarTap's arguments against the criticisms on The Dark Knight fall flat. A film can be too long if its material does not support its length. A one-dimensional character is not inherently bad, as it can be the spice that supports an otherwise enjoyable film; that one good movie has a one-dimensional character does not mean any other film with one-dimensional characters is going to be good.

    Personally, I didn't think TDK was a particularly good Batman film. It felt like a generic thriller with some light Batman padding (even Gotham got an unnecessary makeover). The Joker's point about him and Batman being the same or two sides of the same coin was hammered in like a moral in a Christian children's cartoon. Two-Face's switch from good guy to villain didn't work for me after enjoying his switch in the Animated Series. [insert even longer rant on how I did not enjoy the film].
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:38 AM GMT
    Actually I try to give no attention to Hollywood or its self-adulation. There are much more important things in our world to pay attention to over actors/actresses.
  • jc_online

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    Feb 23, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
    Heath Ledger deserved to win - he was riveting in his performance, although the movie was not the best.

    Also, I thought the Awards show Sunday was one of the best ever. The sets were beautiful, yet not tacky, and the rearranged order of handing out awards added to the anticipation. It was a good idea to have the gays produce the show.

    The crystal curtain was amazing - and I don't usually get ga-ga over pretty shiny things.

    Well done, boys!
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    Feb 23, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    My bf and I got misty-eyed when the gay guy who wrote the screenplay for Milk won an oscar and gave that speech telling gay teenagers that they were beautiful creatures that God loves unconditionally. Oh, it was a good speech. And he was so handsome!
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    Feb 23, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth said

    ... Dark Knight........A film can be too long if its material does not support its length. A one-dimensional character is not inherently bad, as it can be the spice that supports an otherwise enjoyable film; that one good movie has a one-dimensional character does not mean any other film with one-dimensional characters is going to be good.......


    There was certainly enough material as it sometimes felt compressed to me..... plus the whole philosophy dealing with the nature of vigilanties and fighting terror, while maybe heavy handed in parts, was pretty impressive in what might have been a popcorn movie.

    and yes, it does look like KW got her holocaust oscar... i wonder how she feels about that Extras thing now.

  • Aquanerd

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    Feb 23, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    I thought the whole show was a welcome change of pass. I give Kudos to the producers for trying something knew.

    The use of 5 former winners announce the 5 nominees in the acting categories worked for the most part. The nominees seemed genuinely touched.

    The reworking of the seating at the Kodak Theater was also interesting; and gave the whole show a more casual feel. Though it did accentuate the "Second Class Status"or the secondary nominees; having to walk around the dividers.

    As someone who'd preferred sharing a bong with Spicolli rather than a beer with Sean Penn; his acceptance speech was much better than the mumbling and rambling he did after winning for Dead Man Walking. He must have learned his lesson and gotten a writer to come up with the one liners. Be the way, Robin Wright Penn has too be the hottest actress in Hollywood that doesn't care about being a STAR!

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    Feb 23, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    Hugh looks great, doesn't he? Todd and I were arguing about who was going to get to drink his bathwater! icon_lol.gif

    The thing I liked best was how the past recipients got to say something about the nominees for of the main categories. That was really classy. And Christ, doesn't Sophia Loren look great for 104 years old? icon_lol.gif
  • cityguy39

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    Feb 23, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    I thought the Oscars were great this year! I love the way the best acting awards were presented by previous winners, that was cool as hell!
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    Feb 23, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    Yes dead people can win an Oscar the last person was back in 1976 Peter Finch in Network it also starred Faye Dunaway and William Holden.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidHugh looks great, doesn't he? Todd and I were arguing about who was going to get to drink his bathwater! icon_lol.gif

    The thing I liked best was how the past recipients got to say something about the nominees for of the main categories. That was really classy. And Christ, doesn't Sophia Loren look great for 104 years old? icon_lol.gif


    Sophia is 74 years old. She looks good!!


    I thought the speech by that "Milk" screenwriter was very goood. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    God I cannot believe this. What a waste of time and I'm so sorry I had to give up my sweet sleep just to watch this crap. Ugh! and please, everybody knows Penelope Cruz cannot even act, let alone just stand there and look good. Even Viola Davis and her mucus deserved much better!
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    Feb 23, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    well nobody seems to notice Slumdog Millionaire!! it got 8 statuettes!!