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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

Barack Obama lands first Oscar nomination

Source: consequenceofsound.net

Barack Obama is now an Academy Award nominee.

Americaís 44th president landed his first-ever Oscar nomination for American Factory, an original documentary distributed by Barack and Michelle Obamaís Higher Ground Productions in partnership with Netflix.

American Factory chronicles the shuttering of a General Motors factory in Dayton, Ohio and the impact it hand on the local community.

The documentary has been widely praised, with a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 86 out of 100.

On Monday morning, the Academy added to the filmís legacy by naming it one of five finalists for Best Documentary Feature.

Read more: https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/01/barack-obama-oscar-nomination-american-factory/



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Reply Barack Obama lands first Oscar nomination (Original post)
sandensea Jan 13 OP
dalton99a Jan 13 #1
sandensea Jan 13 #7
LakeArenal Jan 13 #2
Me. Jan 13 #3
pandr32 Jan 13 #4
CTyankee Jan 13 #13
lunatica Jan 13 #22
CTyankee Jan 13 #30
lunatica Jan 13 #31
CTyankee Jan 13 #33
lunatica Jan 13 #37
pandr32 Jan 13 #40
Ohiogal Jan 13 #5
calimary Jan 13 #16
Ohiogal Jan 13 #18
lunatica Jan 13 #32
captain jack Jan 13 #6
dweller Jan 13 #12
C Moon Jan 13 #15
tirebiter Jan 13 #8
Heartstrings Jan 13 #9
SKKY Jan 13 #10
CaptYossarian Jan 13 #11
calimary Jan 13 #17
CaptYossarian Jan 13 #28
calimary Jan 13 #36
CaptYossarian Jan 13 #38
Maxheader Jan 13 #14
lunatica Jan 13 #34
Maxheader Jan 13 #42
calimary Jan 13 #19
geardaddy Jan 13 #20
CTyankee Jan 14 #50
geardaddy Jan 15 #52
CTyankee Jan 15 #53
lunatica Jan 13 #21
riversedge Jan 13 #23
geardaddy Jan 13 #26
stillcool Jan 13 #24
Dukkha Jan 13 #25
Talitha Jan 13 #27
CaptYossarian Jan 13 #29
MFGsunny Jan 13 #35
Grins Jan 13 #39
Zorro Jan 13 #41
Hulk Jan 13 #43
RussBLib Jan 14 #48
NCProgressive Jan 13 #44
Judi Lynn Jan 13 #45
sandensea Jan 14 #49
Totally Tunsie Jan 14 #46
manhattan123 Jan 14 #47
sheshe2 Jan 14 #51

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:11 PM

1. Pussy Grabber is insanely jealous

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:14 PM

7. I can imagine

"Can't we arrest him!"

"No, Mr. President. Not without a court order."

"Well? Where's all those judges I put in when you need them!"

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:12 PM

2. Hope he wins.

Mostly cuz I love Obama.
But the idea of trumps angina attack makes me a bit giddy!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:13 PM

3. Uh Oh

1. We're headed for war for sure now

or

2. It in the WH, will get busy working on the documentary that Giuliani is making

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:13 PM

4. Well deserved nomination! Congratulations former Pres. Obama!

Please, someone, tell the Oval Office usurper! That ought to help speed up another health-related event

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:28 PM

13. If he wins, I wonder who will accept his Oscar for him...

Probably one of the producers of the documentary. The Hollywood audience will burst at the seams with applause...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:21 PM

22. Hopefully President Obama would accept it

He and Michelle joined Netflix to do this kind of documentary and other forms of entertainment. It isnít a fluke that he was nominated. And the documentary isnít about him, itís about the automobile industry. He would accept it in honor of the American people and the makers of the documentary and the American automobile workers.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:32 PM

30. I guess he could, remotely. But I meant at the show itself.

I doubt that the Oscars venue itself is equipped to provide the security needed for an ex-president. I could be wrong, though, but just a thought.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:38 PM

31. Wouldn't it be great if Meryl Streep accepted it in his stead?

Trumpís brain would explode!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:40 PM

33. She's my idol. His brain would explode but all you would hear is a little pop...

Obama also has a Nobel Prize. The Oscar would finish Trump off for good...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #33)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:14 PM

37. His win would bring down the house

with a very long standing ovation with cheers, whistles and other generally approving sounds.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:31 PM

40. I agree!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:13 PM

5. Oh this ought to really drive the Asshole insane!

Now heíll start tweeting about how he deserves an Academy Award too!! He is so jealous of Obama!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:40 PM

16. Hey, how 'bout for that "Home Alone" movie?

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:41 PM

18. Hahahaha!

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:39 PM

32. LOL!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:14 PM

6. I suspect soon enough he'll get an Oscar and Pulitzer each morning with his breakfast at 11am-ish.

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Response to captain jack (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:05 PM

12. it will be packed

in his Happy Meal


✌🏼

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Response to captain jack (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:37 PM

15. HA HA HA!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:27 PM

8. He'll have been up since @5am running, bodysurfing, shootin' hoops and getting caught up on the news

And his morning intel briefing.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:32 PM

9. Fake Oscars!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 12:45 PM

10. I can only imagine how much this stings POTUS...

...and I freaking love it!!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:01 PM

11. And how many did Reagan get?

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:41 PM

17. At least he WAS an actor. By profession.

And not just in the White House.

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Response to calimary (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:50 PM

28. I threw that out there for the traditional pre-Tea Party Rethugs.

They still think the scourge of the 80s should be on Mt. Olympus (emphasis on pus).

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:05 PM

36. A lot of the bad shit we're dealing with now started with reagan.

Especially the deregulation of broadcasting. THATís what led to shit shows like limbaugh and Pox Noise and the proliferation of hate radio all across America.

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Response to calimary (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:27 PM

38. I remember it all. My first time voting was 1980.

Been obsessed with politics since I was 13 and watching the Watergate trials. Not your typical kid.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:34 PM

14. Stumpy gonna cry...

Time for a tweeter rant about how many accomplishments its made..how great the economy is...

bow wow...woof woof...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:42 PM

34. He'll say, "some say I deserve an Oscar."

That guy named Some is a true fan of Trumpís! He always come through and is really, really loyal!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 07:07 PM

42. (laugh)


cheetox will take anything to boost its self image...including mental masturbation...

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 01:43 PM

19. LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Beat THAT, Stumpy!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:06 PM

20. Maybe Barack can EGOT!

or whatever EGOT + Nobel prize is.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:37 PM

50. Does he have an Emmy?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:07 AM

52. I don't think so.

I was half kidding, but I believe he could actually do it.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #52)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:33 AM

53. Oh, yes! let it be so!!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:15 PM

21. I hope he wins the Oscar!!



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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:31 PM

23. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OBAMA'S

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Response to riversedge (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:05 PM

26. To the Obama's what?



Sorry, that should be "to the Obamas"

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:35 PM

24. wow...good for them

best thing I've read in days. Hope springs eternal.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:40 PM

25. Too bad there's no category for Best Twitter Tantrum.

The orange anus would get a lifetime achievement award.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:48 PM

27. I hope 'American Factory' wins!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:55 PM

29. Some Mitt Romney-type will just shut it down again and send the jobs overseas.

The Oscars are probably made in Douche-bagistan too.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:45 PM

35. Poetic Justice for the deserving Obamas and ....

.... and deserved bit*hin' karma for the pestilent MF45.

Even if minor in the greater scheme of all things global,
it's a darn good feeling today.

Hope "American Factory" wins the Oscar.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:29 PM

39. He can put it on the mantle next to his Nobel!!!!

And his cover photo on Time Magazine!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:40 PM

41. I hope people actually watch this documentary

It's a revealing and sobering look on how a segment of the US labor force is being forced to adjust to lower wages to be competitive in the global market. The Chinese factory's celebration of their company and its CEO is both amazing and disturbing.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:12 PM

43. Just watched it on Netflix

And this is what the fascist party is so proud of...record unemployment, where American family bread winners are employed at $14 an hour. Proud. Such asinine claims.

Of course when you average it out with the $200k jobs, it looks like everyone wins.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:55 PM

48. Trump has built a huge edifice of lies

And with Fox assisting him, it's hard to break through. Poor suckers.

I know not all of them are suckers. There are plenty of racists, fascists, haters and assholes to give Trump maybe 20% of the vote.

All we have to do is peel off 1 to 2% to beat the dickhead in November. Unless he resigns first.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:45 PM

44. Not surprising

Obama is brilliant and talented. His inner curiosity makes him study each task in detail. He will succeed and excel at anything he does.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:21 PM

45. What a beginning! Thanks, sandensea. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:58 PM

49. You're welcome, Judi.

I know it's a subject near and dear to Obama's heart, from his days as a community organizer in southside Chicago neighborhoods hard hit by factory closures.

Not unlike a lot of what you see in the suburbs around Buenos Aires, since the early '80s when MartŪnez de Hoz and his Chicago Boys caused a wave of factory and business closures.

The goal? Concentrate the economy (and thus, the believed, political power) in the hands of banksters and big landowners. That's the basis of modern right-wing economics, sadly.

And then as now, middle-class snob appeal is used to get people to go against their own interests. Cheeto's proving to be a real pro at that.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:29 PM

46. BOOM! (went Chump's head) n/t

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:45 PM

47. In fairness...

Joker, the story of an evil sociopathic clown who wears a lot of make-up was also nominated, so Trump got a nod too.

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Response to manhattan123 (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:43 PM

51. Lol.

Good one!

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