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18th December 2005 2:45  #1

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
78th Academy Awards Considerations
From Comingsoon.net


7 Films in Competition for the FX Oscar
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences December 16, 2005


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films in consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 78th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Batman Begins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds

Fifteen-minute clip reels from each of the seven films will be screened for the Visual Effects Award Nominating Committee on Wednesday, January 25. At this screening the members will vote to nominate three of the seven films for Oscar® consideration.

All nominations for the 78th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST.



I'm really excited about this. I predict Star Wars, King Kong, and War of the Worlds will be nominations, but I suspect Star Wars to will win. Anyways, I'll keep posting considerations for awards from different websites.

18th December 2005 3:07  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
If the last two years that a Star Wars movie was nominated are any indication, then it won't win. Both The Matrix and LOTR: The Two Towers won the visual effects Oscars in 1999 and 2002, more or less based on the overwhelming opinion that they were much better movies overall than either of the first two films in the prequel trilogy. I could see the same result happening this year.

18th December 2005 3:46  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Alright, I know this might seem a lot, but I found three articles, all from Comingsoon.net:

Ten Films to Compete For Animation Oscar
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences November 17, 2005


Ten films will compete in the Best Animated Feature Film category in the 2005 Academy Awards® competition.

The 10 films have been accepted as eligible to compete by the executive committee of the short films and feature animation branch of the Academy, which has recommended to the Academy's Board of Governors that the category be activated and the Award be given for this year. The board has approved that recommendation.

Films that have not yet been released in Los Angeles County must fulfill all of the general release qualifying rules before the end of the year.

The eligible films are:
Chicken Little
Gulliver's Travel
Hoodwinked
Howl's Moving Castle
Madagascar
Robots
Steamboy
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Valiant
Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Under the rules for this category, a maximum of three films can be nominated in a year in which the field of eligible entries numbers at least eight but fewer than sixteen.

Films submitted in the Best Animated Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other areas, including Best Picture, provided they meet the rules criteria governing those categories.

The 78th Academy Award® nominations will be announced at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST.



I think the three films to be nominated are Howl's Moving Castle, Wallace and Gromit, and Corpse Bride... with Howl's Moving Castle winning


15 Films in Competition for Documentary Oscar
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences November 15, 2005


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Eighty-two films had been eligible in the category.

The 15 films from which the five nominees will be selected are listed below in alphabetical order:

After Innocence
The Boys of Baraka
Darwin's Nightmare
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Favela Rising
Mad Hot Ballroom
March of the Penguins
Murderball
Occupation: Dreamland
On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report
Rize
Street Fight
39 Pounds of Love
Unknown White Male

Eligible documentaries were screened by the Documentary Branch Screening Committee, made up of members of the branch who serve on a volunteer basis. The above films were chosen after a preliminary round of screenings.

The nominated films will be announced along with nominations in 24 other categories on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 a.m. PST.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 PM PST.


I think that the movies that will be nominated will be Murderball, Rize, March of the Penguins, Mad Hot Ballroom, and 39 Pounds of Love... with Penguins winning.



8 Documentary Shorts in Competition
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences October 13, 2005


In an indication that the 78th Academy Awards season is officially underway, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Short Documentary entries has been winnowed to eight films from which three to five nominees will eventually be selected.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order:

- Abused
- The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
- Dimmer
- God Sleeps in Rwanda
- Mr. Mergler's Gift
- The Mushroom Club
- A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
- Positively Naked

The 78th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST, preceded by a half-hour arrival segment.


I don't know any of these releases, so I can't tell which one to pick from.

18th December 2005 4:50  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'd be surprised if Kong does not win.  I still haven't seen Kong yet, but all reviews seem to agree that Kong is a quantum leap over Gollum.

18th December 2005 7:09  #5

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
I think Philip Seymour Hoffman should get nominated for best actor as Truman Capote
Brokeback Mountain should get best screenplay or picture

18th December 2005 14:13  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Adrian wrote: I'd be surprised if Kong does not win.  I still haven't seen Kong yet, but all reviews seem to agree that Kong is a quantum leap over Gollum. King Kong was really good, you should see it.

Tigerclaw wrote: I think Philip Seymour Hoffman should get nominated for best actor as Truman CapoteIt should win the best picture award for everything I heard good about it.

19th December 2005 7:15  #7

Liran Marom Member Join Date: April 2004 Location: Israel Posts: 98
I think the three finalists will be King kong, Star Wars and Narnia in that order. King kong's effects were a bit over the rest (especialy Andy Serkis's performance, who has the advantage over the others).

20th December 2005 1:45  #8

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I actually feel a little sorry for the Star Wars prequels, like them or not, the special effects in each film move leaps and bounds above other work, and actually led to some of the effects that beat them. Without Jar Jar, there'd be no Gollum or Kong. The all digital sets are becoming more and more common now. I honestly think they have added more to the effects world than any film in the past ten years including The Matrix and LOTR films. Perhaps some kind of all encompassing award is in order.

20th December 2005 5:02  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
The problem with the Star Wars movies is that you notice the effects as effects.  To me, the remarkable thing about the Lord of the Ring series is that you don't notice the effects.  The unfortunate thing for Lucas is that he never learned that effects were just one part of a movie.  To him, they are the entire movie.  If Lucas had concentrated on just the effects and hired an actual scriptwriter and director, his special effects would have gotten more recognition.  He may have created the digital character, but it was Peter Jackson that gave one an actual life.

28th December 2005 22:53  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
311 Feature Films Vie for 2005 Oscar
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences December 28, 2005


311 feature films will compete for the Academy Award® for Best Picture of 2005, it has been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Marking a 16.5% increase from 2004, the 2005 total of eligible features marks the first time in 32 years that as many as 300 motion pictures have contended for the Best Picture award.

Academy Credits Coordinator Howard Loberfeld attributed the sharp jump partly to an increase in the number of feature-length documentaries playing theatrically (35 versus 15 in 2004), and partly to some distributor reorganizations which led to the release of an unusual number of long-delayed projects.

Nomination ballots and the Reminder List of Eligible Releases – the list of 2005 motion pictures eligible for Oscar consideration – will be mailed tomorrow (December 29) to voting members of the Academy.

According to Academy rules, to qualify for consideration a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or a qualifying digital format. A film must open in a commercial theater, for paid admission, in Los Angeles County between January 1, 2005, and midnight December 31, 2005, and run for seven consecutive days. Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards® in any category. Official screen credits and copies of the main and end title credits must have been submitted to the Academy by December 1, 2005.

Entries in the Foreign Language, Animated Feature, Documentary and Short Film categories are subject to special rules and are viewed and selected by voting panels of Academy members. The entry deadlines in all of these categories have already passed.

Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST.

29th December 2005 2:01  #11

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Adrian wrote: To me, the remarkable thing about the Lord of the Ring series is that you don't notice the effects.

And there you really do speak for yourself. Did you even see the bit with Legolas mounting the horse in TTT? Or the Battle of Pelennor Fields? Shudder...

29th December 2005 21:13  #12

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I thought the SPFX on Narnia was really well done except for the blue screen shots of the actors against say a mountain scape - the haze around the actors looked definatly 90's

29th December 2005 22:56  #13

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris wrote: Adrian wrote: To me, the remarkable thing about the Lord of the Ring series is that you don't notice the effects.

And there you really do speak for yourself. Did you even see the bit with Legolas mounting the horse in TTT? Or the Battle of Pelennor Fields? Shudder...


A few bad shots among hundreds is still quite an accomplishment.  There's hardly a special effect shot in the new Star Wars that doesn't scream out, "Hey look at me!  I'm a special effect shot!"

6th January 2006 13:03  #14

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Here's a piece of news to tell who's hosting the Oscars:


Jon Stewart to Host Oscar Telecast
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences January 5, 2006


Jon Stewart has been set to host the 78th Academy Awards telecast, producer Gil Cates announced today. This will be Stewart's first stint as Oscar host.

"My wife and I watch him every night," Cates said. "Jon is the epitome of a perfect host — smart, engaging, irreverent and funny."

Academy President Sid Ganis echoed Cates' enthusiasm. "I'm very excited," he said. "Stewart is a superb choice — witty, current, intelligent and charming. What a terrific addition to our roster of great hosts!"

The host of Comedy Central's multiple Emmy- and Peabody- winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Stewart has transformed "The Daily Show" into one of America's most influential and popular television shows. Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show" also authored "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction at the end of 2004". The book, which was recently awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor, was a staple on The New York Times best sellers list for 46 consecutive weeks, including 15 consecutive weeks in the #1 position.

"As a performer, I'm truly honored to be hosting the show," said Stewart. "Although, as an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can't help but be a little disappointed with the choice. It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal."

Stewart has appeared in several motion pictures, including Death to Smoochy, Big Daddy, The Faculty and Playing by Heart.

Prior to taking over "The Daily Show" in 1999, Stewart's television credits included a one-hour HBO comedy special, Jon Stewart: Unleavened, and a recurring role as himself on HBO's series-within-a-series, The Larry Sanders Show. He also hosted The Jon Stewart Show on MTV, which went on to be nationally syndicated.

Stewart has recently been featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes.

The ceremonies honoring 2005 achievements in motion pictures will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006. The 78th Annual Academy Awards Presentation will be broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland by the ABC Television Network, beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST.

6th January 2006 13:26  #15

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I am on the fence as to whether the wide use of CGI should be considered animation or special effects. Large chunks of many films are now computer generated. I agree with some of the comments above regarding GGI, I notice it in nearly every scene and every picture it is used. The film that probably qualifies most for a "special effects" award based on its use of miniatures and old-fashioned movie making is "Batman Begins." I agree with Gabe that George Lucas' work has advanced movie-making technology to a point that films like "Lord of the Rings" and "Chronicles of Narnia" could be made. However, this technology is allowing many movie-makers to produce images "on the cheap" as opposed to creating sets and shooting on location.

9th January 2006 21:33  #16

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Ahh Tony. Now I see what these forums are all about. Cutting and pasting the work of others to increase your post count. Tee hee. Plus there seem to be quite a few people anxious about the Oscars this year. I'm rivited to my keyboard on this thread.

Will the thread have the staying power to go all the way to Oscar night with up to the minute feedback and punditry on who won what? I hope so. In the meantime lets all stroke our chins awhile and wonder.

9th January 2006 23:49  #17

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: I am on the fence as to whether the wide use of CGI should be considered animation or special effects.

They should be animation. The actual feat of achieving CGI imagery has become so ubiquitous that really the only difference is in how skillfully an animator animated it. I think the special effects category has lost most of its meaning altogether.

10th January 2006 1:46  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Ahh Tony. Now I see what these forums are all about. Cutting and pasting the work of others to increase your post count. Tee hee. Plus there seem to be quite a few people anxious about the Oscars this year. I'm rivited to my keyboard on this thread.Oh god, if you didn't read at the top, it says "From comingsoon.net"... whatever I'm posting on here, it's from that website.

11th January 2006 13:52  #19

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
I know you copied it from Comingsoon but why do that? It's tedious. Anyway Tony, see quotes that didn't make it and please accept my apologies for 'having a go at you'. Time of the month, you know how it is. Take care out there. (And in here of course). Ponce Out.

12th January 2006 1:22  #20

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: I know you copied it from Comingsoon but why do that? It's tedious. Anyway Tony, see quotes that didn't make it and please accept my apologies for 'having a go at you'. Time of the month, you know how it is. Take care out there. (And in here of course). Ponce Out.I'm sorry too... the reason I did the quotes was I wanted to give my personal opinion while with it, as you can see under the articles.

18th January 2006 0:15  #21

Ian Schultz Banned Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 407 Send a message via MSN to Ian Schultz
Sin City is gonna be robbed!!!!!!!!!

18th January 2006 14:42  #22

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Go Reese!!

I do really hope she wins...Happy

31st January 2006 21:31  #23

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Here are the OFFICIAl nominees:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Crash
Good Night, And Good Luck.
Munich

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller - Capote
Paul Haggis - Crash
George Clooney - Good Night, And Good Luck.
Steven Spielberg - Munich

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
David Strathairn - Good Night, And Good Luck.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench - Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman - TransAmerica
Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron - North Country
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Clooney - Syriana
Matt Dillon - Crash
Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt - A History of Violence

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams - Junebug
Catherine Keener - Capote
Frances McDormand - North Country
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana - Brokeback Mountain
Dan Futterman - Capote
Jeffrey Caine - The Constant Gardener
Josh Olson - A History of Violence
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth - Munich

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco - Crash
George Clooney & Grant Heslov - Good Night, And Good Luck.
Woody Allen - Match Point
Noah Baumbach - The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan - Syriana

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Don't Tell
Joyeux Noel
Paradise Now
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days
Tsotsi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
Howl's Moving Castle
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
Good Night, And Good Luck.
Art Direction: Jim Bissell
Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Art Direction: Stuart Craig
Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
King Kong
Art Direction: Grant Major
Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Simon Bright
Memoirs of a Geisha
Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau
Pride & Prejudice
Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood
Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Batman Begins
Wally Pfister
Brokeback Mountain
Rodrigo Prieto
Good Night, And Good Luck.
Robert Elswit
Memoirs of a Geisha
Dion Beebe
The New World
Emmanuel Lubezki

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Gabriella Pescucci
Memoirs of a Geisha
Colleen Atwood
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Sandy Powell
Pride & Prejudice
Jacqueline Durran
Walk the Line
Arianne Phillips

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Darwin's Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
March of the Penguins
Murderball
Street Fight

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Cinderella Man
Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
The Constant Gardener
Claire Simpson
Crash
Hughes Winborne
Munich
Michael Kahn
Walk the Line
Michael McCusker

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Howard Berger and Tami Lane
Cinderella Man
David Leroy Anderson and Lance Anderson
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Dave Elsey and Annette Miles

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
(ORIGINAL SCORE)
Brokeback Mountain
Gustavo Santaolalla
The Constant Gardener
Alberto Iglesias
Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
Munich
John Williams
Pride & Prejudice
Dario Marianelli

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES
(ORIGINAL SONG)
"In the Deep" - Crash
Music by Kathleen “Bird” York and Michael Becker
Lyric by Kathleen “Bird” York
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow
Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard
"Travelin' Thru" - TransAmerica
Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Terry Porter, Dean A. Zupancic and Tony Johnson
King Kong
Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek
Memoirs of a Geisha
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell, Rick Kline and John Pritchett
Walk the Line
Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Peter F. Kurland
War of the Worlds
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ronald Judkins

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
King Kong
Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wylie Stateman
War of the Worlds
Richard King

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Dean Wright, Bill Westenhofer, Jim Berney and Scott Farrar
King Kong
Joe Letteri, Brian Van’t Hul, Christian Rivers and Richard Taylor
War of the Worlds
Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman, Randy Dutra and Daniel Sud**k

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
God Sleeps in Rwanda
The Mushroom Club
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Badgered
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
9
One Man Band

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Ausreisser (The Runaway)
Cashback
The Last Farm
Our Time is Up
Six Shooter

1st February 2006 1:05  #24

Adam K Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 247
Frankly, I'm quite glad 'Brokeback Mountain' has been doing so well. OK, well, sure, I haven't seen the movie (because it hasn't come here yet :'(   ) but simply because it's a different movie and I dunno, it's hard to explain, but it's just one of those movies I want to root for. Hopefully I hope it sweeps the Oscars and wins everything it was nominated for.

1st February 2006 1:19  #25

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
u know why "Brokeback Mountain" is nominated..and will must surely win......not becouse it is great movie...but simply becouse it's a movie about homosexual people.....that is all...another stupid call form The Academy..but hey..no suprise I think.

P.S. not that I have something against homosexual people...i think it is normal and ok ..just try to say that it shouldn't be a reason to win Oscar

1st February 2006 2:04  #26

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I lost faith in the academy when in 1998 Rushmore didn't get any noms and Shakes. In Love won best picture over Saving Private Ryan. Then in 2000 Julia Roberts won best actress over Ellen Burstyn. It's all about politics.


..and how the hell does ROTS get a nom in make-up, but not SFX? There's not really very much make-up in the film...

1st February 2006 2:07  #27

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
£ukasz D wrote: u know why "Brokeback Mountain" is nominated..and will must surely win......not becouse it is great movie...but simply becouse it's a movie about homosexual people.....that is all...another stupid call form The Academy..but hey..no suprise I think.

P.S. not that I have something against homosexual people...i think it is normal and ok ..just try to say that it shouldn't be a reason to win Oscar
Umm... that is something that you shouldn't say around this forum... and what does the homosexuals have to do with it? I know straight people that saw the film (my cousin for one), and they said it was very good. And the actual actors are straight. So don't discriminate the film just because that the main characters play as homosexuals.

1st February 2006 4:50  #28

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'm gonna stick my neck out and interpret that £ukasz means that it'll probably win simply because it's a breakthrough movie centered on being gay.

I think there may be some validity to that. I havent seen it, so I can't judge, but the academy is known for awarding oscars to movies and actors simply because of popularity in some circles, crossed with prepackaged and bought media campaigns.

1st February 2006 7:57  #29

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
It's going to be a very political Oscar night, be prepared for a few rants from the usual uninformed stars.

1st February 2006 11:17  #30

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
I'm a bit surprised by the nominations. I really need to catch up, too. I was really hoping for atleast Constant Gardener to get a Best Picture nom. And I'm glad Enron got in there, but absolutely no love for Grizzly Man or Inside Deep Throat. Agreeing with Gabe, the Academy Awards have been a real let down in recent years.
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