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Old 01-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #46
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Personally I loved Little Miss Sunshine to bits. I'm not one to find movies funny and they never make me laugh (but for some reason tv shows do e.g. office, curb, a.d., house etc..) but there were moments in this movie were I was really laughing out loud and then the next scene it would be a bit of a downer. The movie was refreshing and honest, simple yet complex.
There are so many little awkward & humorous scenes that just kill me. Overall I think it's an excellent film about family that doesn't seem forced and rightfully deserves to be nominated.

I'm not very impressed whatsoever with the list of nominees. The majority of those movies feel like they were only made to win awards. Children of Men was completely snubbed.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:38 AM   #47
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So happy (and a bit amazed, to be honest) over Little Miss Sunshine. I never thought I'd see the day Mark Wahlberg would be nominated for an Academy Award. An American Idol "reject", too, no less.

I just watch the show for the spectacle. I could really care less in the end who wins, because as past years have shown the best films usually don't get the recognition they deserve.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:11 PM   #48
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I love Little Miss Sunshine, but the only person I found irreplaceable (as in, no one else could've played the role as well) was Alan Arkin. Honestly he gave me more laughs than the little girl.

I haven't seen many of the other movies so my picks are really based on previous experiences watching the actors.
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Was anybody else here surprised that "united 93" didn't get some recognition? I thought that was hands-down the best movie of the last year!!
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The Pursuit of Happyness is a dead ringer, rumor has it.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:15 PM   #51
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for what?
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I could easily have put United 93 in the Best Picture race instead of Little Miss Sunshine. At least he was nominated for director.
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How United 93 does not get a Best Picture nomination defies logic, to me.

Agreed on the earlier post that the best part of Babel was the part of the story taking place in Japan.

I think that if Scorcese wins, it's because of the film, and not life-time achievement. That film was highly praised by critics and most people I know that saw loved it. (I wish Gangs of New York got more love when people mention it...Daniel Day Lewis's performance alone makes it worth watching, and I think the first 90 minutes are fairly riveting, but that's just me).

Rooting for Children of Men to win for cinematography, some of the scenes were insanely gripping and all of the film was amazing to look at. Wonder how many people on the Academy even friggin saw it.

I don't even typically watch the Academy Awards, and I live in LA...but I think I'll watch this year, sonce I've seen just about every film that's nominated in a major category (No dreamgirls yet).
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I love living on the west coast because the Oscars are the one thing we get to see live. We don't have to bow down to the mighty east coast and their bazillion viewers ... they have to stay up until after midnight if they want to watch the whole thing.

I love being able to go to bed at 10 after it's done. Bliss!

I hadn't really wanted to see Babel, but that and Letters From Iwo Jima are the two Best Picture nominees I haven't seen, so I might have to go see them before the awards.
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I'm so excited to see Little Miss Sunshine be recognized. Like elevation2u, it takes a lot for me and my mom to laugh out loud at a movie, but we're were almost dying during some parts, especially the dance scene

I haven't seen most of the others, but I've heard great things about most of them.
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I could easily have put United 93 in the Best Picture race instead of Little Miss Sunshine. At least he was nominated for director.
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All of you in the states are really lucky to be able to see it at all, since here in Britain, they only showed it on some Sky channel after talking it off the BBC It was on here for everyone to see for a few years before that, so god knows if we'll get it this year


Plus here it finishes at about 5 am
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I saw Babel and enjoyed it, but, do not think it was one of the best films of the year. Not at all....but, this is a highly subjective thing, of course, and I do know a lot of people who deemed the film oscar-worthy.

That might be the best thing about the Oscars...that it ends early out here.

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for what?


For the Best Picture.
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For the Best Picture.
I didn't think it was Oscar Good, but still good.

If anything, Children of Men belongs in the Best Picture category.

Has anyone seen Letters from Iwo Jima? Or Peter O'Toole in Venus?

Because I think Clive Owen got shafted.

So did Snakes on a Plane
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