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Old 01-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #4201
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Wait, what am I saying? Affleck wasn't nominated, this means nothing.
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For the first time I can remember, Best Picture Oscar might be between three movies.
Which ones? I'm thinking Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Life of Pi.

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Argo has a fighting chance. Life of Pi is losing steam... although it will dominate technical awards.
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I don't agree with their choice. Kathryn Bigelow should have won. BUT... The Oscars snubbed him and he has won awards since. It makes them look bad.
Or maybe it makes the HFPA look bad. They jumped the gun and gave the award to the movie which seemed like a big deal in October rather than the one which is in the lead now. Besides, the HFPA are notorious star****ers, of course they're going to give the award to the A-list actor turned director rather than the lowly behind the scenes people he was up against.

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In what universe is Les Miserables better than Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom?

(Les Miserables just won Best Comedy or Musical.)
This is the organization which gave that award to Sweeney Todd over Juno in 2007, they're partial to musicals.
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They jumped the gun
OR maybe the Oscars f--ked up. Everyone nominated Ben Affleck, even the VERY important Director's Guild. And now, he has won two awards in less than a week. The Oscars are sweating this. They will never hear the end of it.
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Ben Affleck wins Golden Globe for Best Director. The Oscars must be sweating right now. They blew it big time.
My thoughts exactly. But also, good for Ben Affleck. After seeing ZDT, I may not neccessarily agree, but he at least did a justifiably great job with Argo.

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In what universe is Les Miserables better than Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom?

(Les Miserables just won Best Comedy or Musical.)
Well...mine. The Moonrise Kingdom part, at least.

But really, was it THAT much of a surprise?
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OR maybe the Oscars f--ked up. Everyone nominated Ben Affleck, even the VERY important Director's Guild. And now, he has won two awards in less than a week. The Oscars are sweating this. They will never hear the end of it.
God forbid anyone should have an independent opinion.
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God forbid anyone should have an independent opinion.
The Oscars don't have the best track record with "independent" thinking. I'm surprised you're on the Oscars side. Do you really hate Ben Affleck that much?! I don't think he deserves the wins. Kathryn Bigelow is getting screwed because Zero Dark Thirty is too controversial. But I also don't think Affleck should have been snubbed. If Affleck, and Argo, continue to win awards, it's gonna reflect badly on the Oscars. They're definitely keeping a close eye on the Producers and Directors Guild Awards. Those two have the potential to taint this years Oscars. The Screen Actors is probably the only one Argo won't win. That one is a sure bet for either Silver Linings or Les Miserable.
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The Oscars don't have the best track record with "independent" thinking. I'm surprised you're on the Oscars side. Do you really hate Ben Affleck that much?! I don't think he deserves the wins. Kathryn Bigelow is getting screwed because Zero Dark Thirty is too controversial. But I also don't think Affleck should have been snubbed. If Affleck, and Argo, continue to win awards, it's gonna reflect badly on the Oscars. They're definitely keeping a close eye on the Producers and Directors Guild Awards. Those two have the potential to taint this years Oscars. The Screen Actors is probably the only one Argo won't win. That one is a sure bet for either Silver Linings or Les Miserable.
Argo is alright, but I feel like the five nominees they did pick were more deserving (granted, I haven't seen Amour yet, but Hanake is an important filmmaker who deserves to finally be recognized). Spielberg was getting in no matter what. Russell did a great job keeping SLPB together while Lee and Zeitlin both made visual extravaganzas that transcend whatever problems might exist in the respective scripts their working with. If someone was going to displace one of those five I would have rather it been Bigelow or even Tarantino than Affleck, I have problems with ZDT, but she brought more to the table than Affleck did to Argo. In short, there just wasn't room for Affleck in the lineup, that's what happens when you make a good but not great movie like Argo.
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In short, there just wasn't room for Affleck in the lineup
I guess we'll let history decide.
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History's a fickle b*tch, can't we ask someone else?
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I think all these award shows are pretty much trying to differentiate themselves from each other with their nominees and winners. Oscar is king, and they're trying to gain interest to dethrone him.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #4216
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I'm not saying he should definitley win, but most people surely have to agree that Ben Affleck has been snubbed. There's no way around that.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #4217
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He is consistent in his ability to put together descent films. that's for sure.
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He is consistent in his ability to put together descent films. that's for sure.
Agreed. I have loved Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo. Three very strong films.

This year clearly isn't going to be his year, but I think his year will come.
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I remember seeing that. Looked like he was bored out of his mind. Maybe it was just past his bedtime.
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I think all these award shows are pretty much trying to differentiate themselves from each other with their nominees and winners.
The real issue is that 2012 had no standout film. How can their be a true front runner when no movie left a lasting impression? Argo is doing well with critics because it's a celebration of Hollywood. Initially, it was thought that industry awards would honor Argo for those same reasons, which is still possible, but the combination of Ben Affleck as director and George Clooney as producer is too much to handle in a competitive business. If Lincoln wins the top prize at the Oscars it'll be by default and not because it did anything special.
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Last night's Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, had the highest ratings for a Globe ceremony since 2007. Either these two will return next year OR the Oscars are gonna steal them away. The pressure is now on for Seth MacFarlane to top them.
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They are very good together they should definitely be co-hosts more often.
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They did a good job of dissing everyone without being mean about it.
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The pressure is now on for Seth MacFarlane to top them.
Soooo, he's going to have to do a good job so people dont retroactively not watch it?
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