2008 Oscars®

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  1. shecky Guest

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    very pleased to see these:

    especially schnabel getting a nod for best director.
     
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    I thought "Michael Clayton" was a fantastic film.

    George Clooney was great, but Tom Wilkinson was fantastic. Glad to see both of them got nominated.

    I would really like to see Ellen Page win, but I have a feeling Cate Blanchett will.
     
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    I expect Mr. Depp to finally get what he deserve but he's up against some good actors with great performance this year.



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    Juno is a great movie.

    I guess Transformers is almost as good, since it got only one less nomination than Juno!
     
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    I'm very happy about Juno getting nominated for all of those... the rest were pretty expected but it was off the wall enough that I didn't expect if to be nominated for the big ones (best director, best actress, best picture).
     
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    The worst part of this is the fact that Eastern Promises only got one nomination. Oh, and the fact that Juno was a best pic movie is shocking. I can deal with Ellen Page for her best actress nomination, but Best Picture is pushing it too far for Juno, even for the Oscars.
     
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    Don't leave out Julie Christie. She's a former winner herself, but won hers before Blanchett was born (and when Page's mother was rather young herself, I'm sure). She's a tremendous actress and gave a great performance in Away From Her.
     
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    I never thought the guy whose legs I hugged would end up being nominated to an Oscar Award! :D
     
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    Don't worry. Comedies don't win for Best Picture. "American Beauty" in 1999 was humorous, but not really a comedy. Musicals like Chicago can win, but that's rare. I couldn't think of a comedy that won Best Picture so I looked it up, and I see that "The Apartment" won for 1960. Was that a comedy? Even if it was, that kinda proves my point.
     
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    Have you watched "12"?? If not urgently recommend you to watch it!
    If someone has already watched, please, share your impressions with us! :)
     
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    So another big storm is hitting LA tonight so the red carpet might be a little soaked.
     
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    So the show is officially at 5PM PT; does anyone know when the actual announcements start?


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    I am watching it! hopping that some of my predilect movies win :D
     
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    Usually the first awards will start right after the opening act. But don't expect to see everything at once. They are gonna drag it out to 4-5 hours.
     
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    Ah, right. Never have really sat down to watch the Oscars. Thanks!


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    There have been people that have said that comedians should get more credit. The Academy seems to frown upon comedy performances even tho a lot of great roles have come from comedians. I would love to see a best comedy category.
     
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    Me too. We know there are good actors who do comedies. We see that most clearly when they do dramas. Examples: Dan Aykroyd in Driving Miss Daisy, Whoopie Goldberg in The Color Purple, and Robin Williams in many films.
     
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    I think it is harder to be funny on cue than to be dramatic.
     
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    I just saw (24 minutes ago) No Country for Old Men, and I'm still shocked by Javier Bardem's acting. I worked with him a few years ago, and couldn't imagine him looking so... cold. :eek:
     
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    SNL had fun last night making fun of Bardem's character and a few others from the Best Picture nominees.
     
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    I really can't stand the glamour side of Hollywood. It's such bull****.



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