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Old 03-25-2002, 08:46 AM   #1
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LOTR snubbed!!

I think its pretty sadtimes that LOTR didn't get any of the really big awards like Best Film or Best Director...I thought it was shoe-in...I mean, PJ did the impossible with that film!! Maybe they're waiting for the other movies to come out before they give LOTR the sweep but I still think its sad.

anyway, just me ranting



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Old 03-25-2002, 10:17 AM   #2
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I tink Beautiful Mind set its big ass on top of LOTR, therefore smothering it cause its a true, more touching story that produced tears than a fantasy film that produced big ears..........

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Old 03-25-2002, 10:36 AM   #3
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yeah, i didn't watch the Oscars last night (was busy watching U2 videos with another fan, woohoo!) but reading the list of winners tonite, I was disappointed. Not only was LOTR snubbed but Moulin Rouge also got a terrible rap. Both very ground-breaking and innovative films in their own way, imo. And I'm very disappointed that Amelie was not chosen for best foreign film.
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Actually, this may sound a dumb-dumb question.......but....would it not have been difficult/trouble for LOTR, as its a Trilogy, ending two more Christmases, and having the next two set up for Oscar noms, maybe.....mighta made it a 26 Oscar run..........bit too much, leaving it in danger, blah blah? I dont know.......too much an Oscar win 3 years in a row if it did succeed that!!!!!!!



Im sorry, me so tired and Pub wont let me sleep on his bloody couch.....so I hope someone can make sense of what asked I....?
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Well, I agree that maybe LOTR should have gotten Best Director, because of the way all 3 movies were filmed at the same time, but I don't think it deserved Best Film. I just didn't get that feeling when I saw it.

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Old 03-25-2002, 11:41 AM   #6
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I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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oooooooooooooooooooo WISH I'd been there to bend over and kiss Lurhmans ass for making my year.........

2 awards, me disappointed.........BLOODY MAKE-UP IN MR BLOODY BETTER THAN BLOODY LOTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOTR was a good movie, but I don't know how you could expect it to win when it was going up against movies like A Beautiful Mind and Moulin Rouge, which were better in many aspects.

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LOTR was a good movie, but I don't know how you could expect it to win when it was going up against movies like A Beautiful Mind and Moulin Rouge, which were better in many aspects.

ummm, cuz it was a great movie? Do you think it would have been nominated if it didn't have a chance of winning against the aforementioned films?

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IMO LOTR didn't (and won't) get any major awards simply because it's a fantasy picture and is therefore less "serious" and "important" than a straightforward drama in the minds of many voters. The trilogy thing also works against it (although it didn't stop Godfather I & II winning Best Picture, but then Godfather films didn't have creatures with latex ears and hairy feet running around, )

But I'm glad that "Shrek" won!
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If we're talking about who was snubbed, what about Russell Crowe? I can't believe he didn't win best actor, nobody deserved it more than he did. A Beautiful Mind was an incredible film, mostly because of his amazing acting, so I can't understand how it could win best picture and yet the best actor award went to someone else

Ah, right on time - Oscar highlights are on my TV now

What did everyone think of Halle Berry's acceptance speech? Personally I loved it, but from what I heard not everyone did.
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Do you think it would have been nominated if it didn't have a chance of winning against the aforementioned films?
To be honest, I'm surprised it got nominated. I mean, don't get me wrong.. I love the movie & the books but A Beautiful Mind and Moulin Rouge are superior films, hands down. although I would have to agree with Saracene that since it is a fantasy film, it gets treated differently.

Halle Berry's acceptance speech was cute. *lol*

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The real snub was ben kingsley
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by mad1: its a true, more touching story that produced tears than a fantasy film that produced big ears.........
Try to take take offense from this, but its ignorant statements like that which are the reason LOTR didn't win the big awards.
People assume just because there are fantasy creatures in the movie that it has no moral story. Well, thats bullshit, LOTR has just a good, "touching" message as ABM. It brought tears to my eyes - and thats something.

The themes of friendship and loyalty are SO strong in this book...its very powerful. Like when Sam runs out into the river and almost drowns just because he made a promise never to desert his friend.

And the whole idea that the whole world puts its trust on a little "insignificant" creature when there are huge powerful beings out there who say that they could never do this task - very powerful, if you ask me. A message we could all hear more often in this age.

Anyway, sorry for this rant!

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The Lord of the Rings was a movie I never saw, so I can't comment on the worth of the film. However, based on what I know about the Oscars, I never believed it would win best picture. It may be a terrific film. Forget that it's a fantasy. It got great reviews and made a lot of money. Two things that don't necessary guarantee an award, but certainly help its chances.

The reason the Academy wouldn't award this installment of the triology or any of the other parts yet to come is simple. If "Star Wars" couldn't do it, LOTR won't do it. Star Wars was nominated and lost to Woody Allen's "Annie Hall". "Empire Strikes Back" was never nominated for best picture, and neither was "Return of the Jedi". Anyone who thinks that "The Two Towers", "The Return of the King" will win in their respective years will be greatly disappointed. This was the year they stood the best chance, and they lost.

Both "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King" will be essentially the same quality of film as "Fellowship of the Ring". Oscar voters will probably snub those films and never even nominate them, much like the Star Wars Triology.

And least you can say I've been wrong before.
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Originally posted by Basstrap:
Try to take take offense from this, but its ignorant statements like that which are the reason LOTR didn't win the big awards.
People assume just because there are fantasy creatures in the movie that it has no moral story. Well, thats bullshit, LOTR has just a good, "touching" message as ABM. It brought tears to my eyes - and thats something.

The themes of friendship and loyalty are SO strong in this book...its very powerful. Like when Sam runs out into the river and almost drowns just because he made a promise never to desert his friend.

And the whole idea that the whole world puts its trust on a little "insignificant" creature when there are huge powerful beings out there who say that they could never do this task - very powerful, if you ask me. A message we could all hear more often in this age.

Anyway, sorry for this rant!

I agree. From all the talk of the critics I got the impression that LOTR was just kinda dismissed, or not taken as seriously, because of the fantasy genre it belonged to. But, I do think that the fact it was only the first installment had something to do with it as well.

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