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Old 01-22-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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The Great Interland Oscar Thread!

With the Oscar announcement coming tomorrow morning, and most of the other major award ceremonies over, who do you think will take the awards?

I think Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, and Eddie Murphy are basically shoo-ins at this point.

But the Best Picture race just got alot more interesting:

Little Miss Sunshine won the Producer's Guild Award last night, and is now a favorite to win Best Picture.

I love that movie, but I doubt it would happen.
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I love a good upset on Oscar night, but I don't think it'll come in the Best Picture race.

I predict Scorcese for Best Director (finally!), Mirren for Best Actress, probably Whitaker for Best Actor, but maybe there's the spot for the big upset. DiCaprio, maybe?

I love the awards season!
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Here's to hoping Sacha Baron Cohen fills in one of the DiCaprio nomination spots

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Definitely with Mirren, Whitaker, Hudson and Murphy...

Best Picture nods: Babel, Dreamgirls, Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen...

I think Babel or Dreamgirls could take it, but I'm rooting for The Departed or Little Miss Sunshine. This is probably the best race of the year. It really could go any way.
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I want and hoping Scorcese finally get's his oscar.

Hudson (amazing from American Idol, to Oscar winner)

Forrest Whitikar
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If Scorsese wins it's for his entire filmmaking career and not the Departed, which is just wrong on so many levels. However, if he does win at least we won't have to listen to his fans constantly whining about him being robbed every year.
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HELLY MIRREN

THE BRITISH ARE COMING!!!!
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I think the only movie that I've seen from the bunch mentioned so far is 'Little Miss Sunshine'. I really need to get out
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If Scorsese wins it's for his entire filmmaking career and not the Departed, which is just wrong on so many levels. However, if he does win at least we won't have to listen to his fans constantly whining about him being robbed every year.
I'd like him to win for this one, if only so I can be relieved he wasn't given the "here, sorry we snubbed your earlier, better work" for either The Aviator or Gangs of New York. The Departed is far better than either of those movies.

It's like when they gave Whoopi Goldberg the supporting actress Oscar for Ghost. It was like "Hey, sorry we snubbed you for The Color Purple. Here's an Oscar."
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I'd like him to win for this one, if only so I can be relieved he wasn't given the "here, sorry we snubbed your earlier, better work" for either The Aviator or Gangs of New York. The Departed is far better than either of those movies.

It's like when they gave Whoopi Goldberg the supporting actress Oscar for Ghost. It was like "Hey, sorry we snubbed you for The Color Purple. Here's an Oscar."
Yeah, and it's a slap in the face to those who really deserve it imo. The Departed was a by the numbers remake of a pretty average foreign flick. It wasn't even the best film released that month let alone year.

I love a lot of Scorscese's earlier work but this was just ... very ordinary. I do agree with you saying that it's better than Gangs... and Aviator though. But then that's like saying I'd prefer to be mauled to death by pitbulls rather than contract the Ebola virus.
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Come on Helen!!!!
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I'd like him to win for this one, if only so I can be relieved he wasn't given the "here, sorry we snubbed your earlier, better work" for either The Aviator or Gangs of New York. The Departed is far better than either of those movies.

It's like when they gave Whoopi Goldberg the supporting actress Oscar for Ghost. It was like "Hey, sorry we snubbed you for The Color Purple. Here's an Oscar."
Same thing happened to Paul Newman.
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I hate the "pity" award. If you earned it, you should get it.

Sean Penn was nominated 4 times for Best Actor, and won it on the 4th for 'Mystic River'. I liked the movie, but I thought 2 of the other 3 roles were so much better. I didn't see 'Sweet & Low Down' so I can't opine about that one. But the other two were for "Dead Man Walking" and "I Am Sam".

In 2003:
Johnny Depp -- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl {"Jack Sparrow"}
Ben Kingsley -- House of Sand and Fog {"Behrani"}
Jude Law -- Cold Mountain {"Inman"}
Bill Murray -- Lost in Translation {"Bob Harris"}
* Sean Penn -- Mystic River {"Jimmy Markum"}

In 2001, he lost out...
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Russell Crowe -- A Beautiful Mind {"John Nash"}
Sean Penn -- I Am Sam {"Sam Dawson"}
Will Smith -- Ali {"Muhammad Ali"}
* Denzel Washington -- Training Day {"Alonzo"}
Tom Wilkinson -- In the Bedroom {"Matt Fowler"}

I didn't care for Training Day at all, so I was pissed when Denzel won, not that he isn't a good actor.

In 1999...

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Russell Crowe -- The Insider {"Jeffrey Wigand"}
Richard Farnsworth -- The Straight Story {"Alvin Straight"}
Sean Penn -- Sweet and Lowdown {"Emmet Ray"}
* Kevin Spacey -- American Beauty {"Lester Burnham"}
Denzel Washington -- The Hurricane {"Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter"}

Kevin Spacey was great in American Beauty, and I think he was the fave to win that year. But Russell Crowe was great in 'The Insider'; he didn't get his due til 'Gladiator'.

In 1995...
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
* Nicolas Cage -- Leaving Las Vegas {"Ben Sanderson"}
Richard Dreyfuss -- Mr. Holland's Opus {"Glenn Holland"}
Anthony Hopkins -- Nixon {"Richard Nixon"}
Sean Penn -- Dead Man Walking {"Matthew Poncelet"}
Massimo Troisi -- The Postman (Il Postino) {"Mario"}

Not a fan of "Leaving Las Vegas", so I think Penn was robbed here. Dreyfus was great too.

And that's my two cents. For now.
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Bill Murray should've won in '03.

That's really all I have to say.

Look at the Best Picture race in '95:

* Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption

I've seen all but Four Weddings, but Shawshank definitely is my favorite out of any of them, and Forrest Gump has aged the worst out all of them too.

Oh, and Ed Wood should've been there over Four Weddings, don't care if I've seen it or not, it's Tim Burton's best.
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I hope Michael Sheen gets a nom for his role in The Queen...he seems to be getting overlooked with Helen Mirren getting all the attention but I think he did a superb job
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