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£ukasz D wrote: BoBoi wrote: Meryl Streep always is the funniest part of any award show. That stare on the night was the comic highlight of the night!

Oh! and The Departed didn't deserved Best Picture. But that's life and Marty deserved an Oscar and now he's got it. Poor Peter O'toole! I thought Helen Mirren's speech was exceptionally wonderful and surprisingly Whitaker wasn't as panic as the Globes/SAG, his speech was also great!

Jennifer Hudson didn't deserved the win. Give it to Rinko damn it!

Ellen did a great job running the show.

Hope next year Depp will have something to say coming awards season. Sweeney Todd and keep mine fingers cross!

amen men Happy

You should read this: http://www.oscarwatch.com/forums/showthread.php...

and the forum will make sense of the Oscars...
BoBoi wrote: Meryl Streep always is the funniest part of any award show. That stare on the night was the comic highlight of the night!

Oh! and The Departed didn't deserved Best Picture. But that's life and Marty deserved an Oscar and now he's got it. Poor Peter O'toole! I thought Helen Mirren's speech was exceptionally wonderful and surprisingly Whitaker wasn't as panic as the Globes/SAG, his speech was also great!

Jennifer Hudson didn't deserved the win. Give it to Rinko damn it!

Ellen did a great job running the show.

Hope next year Depp will have something to say coming awards season. Sweeney Todd and keep mine fingers cross!

amen men Happy
Meryl Streep always is the funniest part of any award show. That stare on the night was the comic highlight of the night!

Oh! and The Departed didn't deserved Best Picture. But that's life and Marty deserved an Oscar and now he's got it. Poor Peter O'toole! I thought Helen Mirren's speech was exceptionally wonderful and surprisingly Whitaker wasn't as panic as the Globes/SAG, his speech was also great!

Jennifer Hudson didn't deserved the win. Give it to Rinko damn it!

Ellen did a great job running the show.

Hope next year Depp will have something to say coming awards season. Sweeney Todd and keep mine fingers cross!
It would've been nice seeing Children of Men win anything, or Pan's Labyrinth taking Best Foreign Film, but those are my only complaints. All the other winners were what I expected.
The announcer did, not the filmmakers, but yes.
Mal
I never got to see the Oscars as it was on satellite TV here, but did they really say that Infernal Affairs was Japanese?
£ukasz D wrote: could i ask which were your top 3 Gabe ???
Children of Men, Pan Labyrinth, and The Fountain.
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Great that Scorsese's finally won. Of the closest contenters to rival The Departed I would have to say that Babel was it, although I haven't seen Babel to comment whether it should have won or not.

As for winning Best Director, I'm not so sure. Again, fantastic that Scorsese finally won one but the award is for Best Acheivement in Directing. Scorsese isn't really breaking a sweat, I wouldn't have thought, directing The Departed. As far as achievement goes, I think Paul Greengrass should have won for United 93. Discuss. Or not.


Agreed, Greengrass did the more impressive job in this particular year.  Apparently his film just wasn't watched in America, as people felt unable to watch it at this time.  Doesn't help with the voters if they haven't seen your film.

Overall, I'm happy enough with the awards though, with the possible exception of the Visual Effects award...
If anyone besides Scorsese should have won, Alfonso Cuarón should have.
Great that Scorsese's finally won. Of the closest contenters to rival The Departed I would have to say that Babel was it, although I haven't seen Babel to comment whether it should have won or not.

As for winning Best Director, I'm not so sure. Again, fantastic that Scorsese finally won one but the award is for Best Acheivement in Directing. Scorsese isn't really breaking a sweat, I wouldn't have thought, directing The Departed. As far as achievement goes, I think Paul Greengrass should have won for United 93. Discuss. Or not.
This is the first time since I was born that my favorite film of the year won best picture. Sweet. DEPAH-TED!!!! WICKED AWHSOME!
Nothing for O'Toole. I didn't watch the broadcast, life's too short, did he get any acknowledgement at all?
could i ask which were your top 3 Gabe ???
At least Babel didn't steal anything. I guess I would've been alright with best supporting actress for Rinko Kikuchi.

I didn't actually see Crash, but I did make some comparisons from what I'd heard in my Bable review.

Honestly, The Departed and Babel were the only two nominees I saw, but I think I'm satisfied. The other films didn't interest me, and my top 3 weren't nominated. Whatever.
YES! SCORSESE AND THE DEPARTED!!! It'd be a great night if Jennifer Hudson hadn't won...

Well, I'll agree that he didn't win for The Departed but for EVERYTHING he's done. And no it's not sad. Babel was Crash (overrated) with violence (as I think Gabe pointed out in his review, my apologies if misinterpreted). The Queen wouldn't have won anyways.

And anyways, yes, it's the Academy Awards, they award AMERICAN films (mostly), so there shouldn't be any surprises there.

Sorry £ukasz, I didn't see your message until now and I wasn't near a computer anyways. Maybe next year. Happy
almost there Happy.....Cheddar if u use msn than maybe we could talk while watching...??

terrible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! once again a big BIG joke Academy........
1. Scorsese directed many far bether film than this...he should have get one for all-round...not for this

2."The Departed" is by far the worst of 5 nominated movies....but once again AMERICAN Academy chose americna c**p-film over great, strong films like "The Queen" or "Babel"......"The Deperted" is way worse than oryginal "Infernal Affairs" and way worse than many Scorsese film.

Just sad.
Woo. 5:12 now...
Marky Mark for Best Supporting Actor.... Hell f**king YES!
Nic Mall wrote: Why why why why why is Borat listed? Why? WHY WHY WHY

I agree.  Best adapted screenplay?  Very odd choice.
Why why why why why is Borat listed? Why? WHY WHY WHY
It's a shock that they nominated Leo for Blood Diamond over The Departed...

Letters from Iwo Jima showed how much the Academy love Clint, this film was ignored by the HFP and Guilds and news is Marty could lose this big time, he was the favourite ever since, but could lose DGA and the Oscars too...

Well, Maryl Streep made history didn't she? 14 Noms, 11 Lead and 3 Supporting compare to Hepburn 12 Lead Noms

By far Djimon Hounsou is one of the worst noms of the year, his performance in Blood Diamond was rather nothing more than mediocre...

Big YAY! for Abigail Breslin, way to go for Little Miss Sunshine...

I tip this year oscar to be the repeat of the Million Dollar Baby's Year, and the fact that The Departed lost varous acting nominations could severely damage Marty chances of glory...
May Children of Men strike down all its competition!
my predictions are:

Best Film: "Letters From Iwo Jima"
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker
Best Actres: Meryl Streep
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Animated: "Monster House"
Best Supporting Actor: Djimon Hounsou
Best Supporting Actres: ----
Best Visual Effects: "POTC: Dead Mens Chest"

Happy
Oscar nominations announced
Interesting how Letters From Iwo Jima got more nominations that Flags Of Our Fathers...

http://oscar.com/nominees/?pn=list