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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:00 PM
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Poll question: Which film do you think will win Best Picture at the Academy Awards?
And the nominees are:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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TInCanCommunications Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:05 PM
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1. How about the all important, Don't Care
What kind of person gives a shit about Hollywood;s self-fellatiio excercise?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:09 PM
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2. What kind of person would reply to a thread just to insult the OP?
All these films contain very powerful social and political messages, so I think the subject is highly relevant.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:12 PM
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4. Someone who cares enough to give the very worst?
:silly:
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:13 PM
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5. By George, I think you've got it!
:D
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TInCanCommunications Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:22 PM
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10. I would
A bunch of schmaltz ...
Hollywood blows.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:14 PM
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25. That's your opinion.
Fine, whatever.

The OP was NOT asking "Do you hate the Academy Awards"? The OP was asking which film will win Best Picture. And there's quite a bit of interest here...Skinner (you know, one of the administrators of Democratic Underground) has posted an Oscar Pool in the Lounge. Some people, including myself, have entered that pool. There is interest and enthusiasm for the Oscars. Maybe you should hide all threads related to the Academy Awards if the subject disgusts you.

When I see a post that doesn't interest me, I don't reply in it. But I guess that's just me.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:53 PM
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18. Same type that answers a one question poll with "I don't know" -
why did they bother participating?
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:17 PM
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26. What kind of person replies just to insult the OP?
A wanker.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:10 PM
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3. Well, it's not life and death.
But several of these movies (I don't know a thing about Crash) are culturally interesting, to say the least. I'm eager to see the reaction if Brokeback Mountain wins.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:23 PM
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:27 PM
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15. Then don't
I don't recall anyone holding a gun to your head to watch them (or to respond to this post).
See...it's this wonderful thing called choice.
You can choose to watch the Oscars...or not.
You can choose to respond to this post...or not.
And I really don't know why it is particularly relevant to respond to you with this (but I feel it is)
You can choose to have an abortion...or not.
You can choose to be gay...or not.
Nobody is forcing you to do ANYTHING.

Sooo...I really don't understand what the problem is. :shrug:
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TInCanCommunications Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:31 PM
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16. I won't
Don't care just seems like a good option, and since I can't start threads ...
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:15 PM
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6. If You Don't Care, How About Not Posting?

I think (and hope)that "Brokeback Mountain" takes it....
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TInCanCommunications Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:24 PM
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12. Why shouldn't I post
It's a freakin message board.
What better place to air my opinion about the Oscars than in a thread about them?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:59 PM
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20. 35% of the posts in this thread and 6% of your total posts ...
... all because you couldn't care less, huh? Bizarre. :eyes:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:01 PM
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:11 PM
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24. First off, it's not 'math' - it's arithmetic.
Secondly, it obviously doesn't take much time for someone who went to grade school before the age of cheap calculators - my math degree not withstanding. :shrug:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:16 PM
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8. I enjoy the Oscars, we have a party every year
Half the time I haven't seen half of the films, but someone in the crowd will have, and I get a quick review ahead of spending the time or money. It's become a tradition, an opportunity for a lighthearted get-together, so I look forward to them.
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TInCanCommunications Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:25 PM
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13. That's cool
Any excuse for a party is a good excuse, if you ask me.
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Nightjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:15 PM
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7. I love the Academy Awards
Yeah, it's pretentious at times and a definite 3 hour self gratification fest- but I am a huge film buff and I really enjoy most of it!!!
Note: Only 1 percent of Americans see all 5 nominated movies. I am one of those geeks.

Best picture: Brokeback
But Crash and Goodnight and Goodluck were better!

Best Actor (A LOCK) Phillip Seymore Hoffman-Capote

Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon-Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actress: (A LOCK) Rachel Weiss -Constant Gardner

Best Supporting Actor: Matt Dillon -Crash
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:17 PM
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9. Crash is the only one I haven't seen.
I'm gonna though real soon. Brokeback was my favorite of the ones I've seen. Hoping it gets the Oscar.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:26 PM
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:56 PM
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19. I'm picking Francis McDormond for Best Supporting Actress.
She won last in 1997 for 'Fargo' and this is her FOURTH nomination. Her role in 'North Country' was THE challenging character role in that movie - and one that almost showed her considerable talents. (Of course, I loved her in 'Fargo.') While I adore Charlize Theron, she was surely typecast for her role - it wasn't a 'stretch' for her.

Rachel Weisz's character in 'Constant Gardener' was very lovable, but the role itself just wasn't that challenging. It takes a "money scene" to win the Oscar - and she didn't have one in that movie. (Think about Helen Hunt's thank-you-note-writing soliloquy in 'As Good As It Gets' to see what I mean about a "money scene.") She merely had to play lovable - and that's probably type-casting. (At least as far as I'm concerned.) This is her FIRST nomination in a career that's been internationally uneven.
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Nightjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:51 AM
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31. I loved that analysis!
But I disagree with your overall conclusion of Weiss.

I think she CARRIED that movie on her back and held it together!
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:40 PM
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17. I think Crash is overrated. I found it to be very spoonfed, predictable,
look-at-how-racist-eveyone-can-be movie. Spike Lee has made many movies with less money that were much better.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:01 PM
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21. Brokeback Mountain, but I wouldn't be upset if any of the 5 nominees won.
An excellent crop of Best Picture nominees this year. I suspect the momentum is behind "Brokeback" (usually the Golden Globes, which "Brokeback" won, is a good indicator).
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:07 PM
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23. Brokeback = The Color Purple?
I have this bad feeling this will be the "Color Purple" of 2006...for those who don't remember, this movie, based on a book written by Alice Walker, and Steven Spielberg directed film, starring Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, had 9 Oscar nominations but did not win in any of those categories. (I can't imagine it had to do with a predominantly Black cast....)

I want to think the Academy has learned from that outcome.

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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:18 PM
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27. Here's my picks
Best picture: should be Capote but will be Brokeback Mt

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (absolutely stunning performance)

Best Actress: Probably Reese Witherspoon but some say should be Felicity Huffman

Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weiss but could be Michelle Williams

Best Supporting Actor: I have no idea (I didn't see Crash)

This year I saw most of the films in contention. I was disappointed in Good Night and Good Luck, amazed by Capote, less than overwhelmed by Brokeback Mountain but I did appreciate a lot of it, esp. direction and cinematography. Munich was actually pretty good but very violent (and will prob. not get any Oscars because of its dicey political message). I was also not overwhelmed by Walk the Line, tho it was an agreeable experience.



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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:25 PM
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28. I selected Crash. I thought it a very powerful film, although my favorite
is Good Night And Good Luck. In my opinion, Brokeback Mountain is highly overrated.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:30 PM
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29. Brokeback Mountain (nt)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:32 PM
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30. Two of my cousin's movies got nominations this year.
My (second) cousin is Rick Carter - Production Designer for both 'War of The Worlds' and 'Munich'. (Actually it's his wife that's my cousin. It's been many years since I saw her last.) He's done some terrific work with both Spielberg and Lucas.
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