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    Yeah, I've always thought the lot were a mess. You never know what they are into. But I've liked Leo since he appeared on Growing Pains. I don't run out and see everything he's done. I don't even know that I've ever seen one of his movies. I did try to sit through Grape. So I can't rate his acting. And it's not his looks. It's a Cindy thang, I guess.
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    Grape? You mean What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Love that movie!
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    Yeah the whole boycott thing and the obligatory rant from Chris Rock kept us from watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiaBrown View Post
    Grape? You mean What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Love that movie!
    Yes, and I couldn't get into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I watch the oscars about as often as I go to the theater. Rarely. But I do usually have a favorite from trailers (I know, but it is what it is). And I was glad to learn that Leo won for The Revenant. Hope Netflix offers it in due time.
    The last movie I saw and paid money for was Titanic.
    (back in 1996) so Leo is the best.
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    why are people acting like this "diversity" shit is new???? Actually its complete BS- one person says something & we all have to follow......
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    They all take themselves entirely too seriously. I wouldn't be able to stand being in an industry where everyone thinks they're the best thing that ever happened to the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCourt View Post
    They all take themselves entirely too seriously. I wouldn't be able to stand being in an industry where everyone thinks they're the best thing that ever happened to the planet.
    That's how they got where they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    why are people acting like this "diversity" shit is new???? Actually its complete BS- one person says something & we all have to follow......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany View Post
    why are people acting like this "diversity" shit is new???? Actually its complete BS- one person says something & we all have to follow......
    And now Jada Pinkett Smith will go down in history as the chick who did it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCourt View Post
    They all take themselves entirely too seriously. I wouldn't be able to stand being in an industry where everyone thinks they're the best thing that ever happened to the planet.
    I haven't watched a hollyweird award show in quite some time. It's a circle jerk for themselves. If I think a movie is good enough I'll buy the DVD later on.
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    I haven't watched this shit show for a very long time. There is no difference between the actors anymore to me. Certainly is not like it use to be. I will continue to watch my older movies when acting was acting and beautiful and handsome meant something. The 'diversity' bullshit has been going on forever. My take....do some extraordinary acting and you might win one, other than that sit down and STFU. Jada Pinkett-Smith is a joke and she mad cause she can't act her way out of a paper bag if she tried.

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    2017 Oscar nominations now out. I can definitely tell La La Land is this year's Oscar darling.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lis...ns-2017-960046
    Didn't know that was a thing...

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    I'm so happy Viggo Mortensen is nominated, he has not had the recognition he deserves.
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    The Oscars have become a joke. Look everybody we are really diverse this year ! Bullshit, diversity should include ALL races, and not just a group that are always whining. I'm surprised Jada isn't on a rant about Will not being nominated for Collateral Beauty.
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    I'm only in this for the massive laundry list that is the In Memoriam segment (and even then, I'll just stumble across an HD version posted on the internet anyway).

    Otherwise, I'm (mostly) out. This year's awards show seems even more predictable than before, what with the Academy handing out awards to La La Land like candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyouya Ohtori Ouran Host View Post
    I'm only in this for the massive laundry list that is the In Memoriam segment (and even then, I'll just stumble across an HD version posted on the internet anyway).
    Haven't watched it in years, it always pisses me off they will leave out several people in the In Memoriam segment. They claim it's to keep it on schedule but there are so many lame ass dance and music numbers they could afford to cut.

    I could get that snooze fest down to 2 hours including commercials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWrath of MadelineKahn View Post
    Haven't watched it in years, it always pisses me off they will leave out several people in the In Memoriam segment. They claim it's to keep it on schedule but there are so many lame ass dance and music numbers they could afford to cut.
    Considering how many people we've lost in 2016, I fear the worst when it comes to how many names might be cut.
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    I'm only there for the In Memoriam they should shave the speech before so they can include more.

    As for the awards La La Land will make out fantastic

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    Florence Henderson/Garry Shandling/Doris Roberts and Robert Vaughn were a few left off the In Memoriam list

    http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/02/27/...riam-left-out/
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    They always leave out people in the list for the year, so the living can give longer speeches and the host can tell more crappy jokes. Everyone should have been included, and celebrated for their contributions to the industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Florence Henderson/Garry Shandling/Doris Roberts and Robert Vaughn were a few left off the In Memoriam list

    http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/02/27/...riam-left-out/
    These aren't really snubs. The Oscars are for movies, not TV. (The article you link actually acknowledges this point, and then lamely concludes that these people should be on the list anyway because they appeared in "at least one" movie.)

    If you look at the people in the montage, they are all either a) known MAINLY for movies; or b) specifically connected to the Oscars.

    An example of b) would be Mary Tyler Moore: she's mostly remembered for TV, but was also nominated for an Oscar for "Ordinary People." (They show a short clip from the movie in the montage. Ted Knight is nowhere to be found.)

    This is also why Prince - who won an Oscar for the "Purple Rain" soundtrack - is shown, and David Bowie isn't.
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    I may be one of the few people here who has never watched the Oscars. I do watch the highlights the next day, which takes all of 5 minutes, but it's rare for a movie to come out that I want to see. I remember the last time I went to the theater I paid $10 for the ticket, and $20 for nachos and a soda. At home I got a 65" TV, surround sound, Netflix & Amazon, popcorn and nachos I can make for 50 cents, same for the soda, and a couch that reclines. Guess I'm too old or too cheap for the theater experience. Anyways, what were we talkin about... Oscars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude View Post
    By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death.... He that dies this year is quit for the next.
    --William Shakespeare!

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    I stopped watching the Oscars a long time ago. Usually, most of the movies nominated are such pretentious pieces of crap- I have no interest in seeing them.
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    I love the way sets and the stars' outfits harken back to Old Hollywood this year.
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    I like the pre and post show bullcorn. Debra and I will look at one of many red carpet rants. We have more fun making our own. The usual gripes from the usual rotating suspects. There is ALWAYS something wrong with each award show. The "Solidarity" thingy is Black Clothes for an after5 event. Shocking. Plus a wee orange flag. I wanna see real commitment, Glasgow Smiles, Ritual Scaring, something you can't toss off afterwards. Mouths sewn shut would be ideal.
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    What's the orange flag about?
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    Let's see, what did I learn tonight? Oh, Trump bad, borders bad, sovereign nations bad, everyone come; nothing of course mentioned about ruining it for the rest of us non-millionaires who don't have well-guarded gates to keep out criminals, nor escorted motorcades, planes and helicopters to escape to a second, third or fourth home. And so it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurkyWaters View Post
    Let's see, what did I learn tonight? Oh, Trump bad, borders bad, sovereign nations bad, everyone come; nothing of course mentioned about ruining it for the rest of us non-millionaires who don't have well-guarded gates to keep out criminals, nor escorted motorcades, planes and helicopters to escape to a second, third or fourth home. And so it goes.
    Let's see, you sound like one Fox news person trying too hard to be outraged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurkyWaters View Post
    Let's see, what did I learn tonight? Oh, Trump bad, borders bad, sovereign nations bad, everyone come; nothing of course mentioned about ruining it for the rest of us non-millionaires who don't have well-guarded gates to keep out criminals, nor escorted motorcades, planes and helicopters to escape to a second, third or fourth home. And so it goes.
    The studio suits keep blaming "online piracy" and "content theft" for declining profits and audiences, but it's because the truly creative people have been drummed out or gone overseas. There are far more interesting and original films coming out of Europe than Hollywood. When I see a foreign film it feels like it's based on real life, emotions and situations, not retreads of Sixties sitcoms or endless reboots of DC and Marvel comic book superheroes. There may be a few original talents left but they've long since caved to political correctness or keep their true feelings hidden in order to survive ("stop me before I make another sequel!").

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    Agree on the falling profits. They turn out fresh crap, or recycled crap. The best movie of the year is about a Women boinking The Creature from the Black Lagoon. (snort) The smaller independent films are getting better. I've seen some Indie stuff on You Tube better than what Hollywood is squeezing out.
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    Let's see, you sound like one Fox news person trying too hard to be outraged.
    Let's review, you sound like a philosophical masochist which eventually will take greater finances than I intuit that you possess when you decide to take a reverse course, unlike the show business folk who light their pot with currency.

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    Chill out MurkyWaters and thisotherlondon.
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    I've seen 4 of the films nominated for best picture this year. All streaming online, you can get just about anything these days if you look around. I wouldn't waste my money on half the crap made these days.
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