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Old 01-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #76
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I don't think that Brad Pitt deserves a Best Actor nod by any stretch.
Me either.
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Me either.
Me three. He was fine. He was good! One of the best performances of the year? Eh.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #78
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I still think he did more than he's being given credit for, and that interview with Fincher that I posted goes into much more detail about his contributions.

Not saying it's one of the five best, but he's up there, and I doubt someone like Del Toro even had a chance.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:36 PM   #79
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I will take small consolation that it could have been worse: Miley Cyrus could have gotten a nomination with a Bruce snub.

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I hope that Milk getting a Best Picture nod will mean it will finally start showing at more than one dumpy little theater in Seattle. Hel-LO, time to put it at the multiplex, people!
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I hope that Milk getting a Best Picture nod will mean it will finally start showing at more than one dumpy little theater in Seattle. Hel-LO, time to put it at the multiplex, people!
Agreed. I have to wonder why, I did read something about the marketing of that movie and some sort of issues surrounding that. My suburban multiplex got Brokeback Mountain and no one died as a result...We got the trailer for Milk numerous times but still no movie.

How much better was Brad Pitt than Dev Patel?
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I don't think Dev Patel was any better than Brad Pitt. He did a nice job, but I don't think he was the best thing in that movie.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #83
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I'm surprised at the Best Pic nomination for The Reader - apart from that I'm not too surprised. I'd like to have seen Bruce up for 'The Wrsetler' - but he has an Oscar already. No biggy.

What I am pissed off about is the snub to 'Australia'. So OK I'm not surprised by the no acting or director nominations (though the boy who played Nullah was great) - I am absolutely stunned that it didn't get a Best Cinematography, Sound or Sound Editing nomination. The sweeping look of the film, the absolutely awesome photography and some of the most vivid sound mixing I've ever heard in a cinema were just absolutely dismissed because the film stiffed in the USA. Yeah it was a three hour long cliche - but it looked and sounded amazing.
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Something interesting about Slumdog is that it's the rare Best Picture frontrunner without any acting nominations. The last two to win without one were the two LOTR sequels, which you could argue had a nom for McKellen in the first film.

Before that you have to go all the way to The Last Emperor from 1987, which this film is certainly not.

So this might not be as big of a lock as everyone thinks.
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Something interesting about Slumdog is that it's the rare Best Picture frontrunner without any acting nominations. The last two to win without one were the two LOTR sequels, which you could argue had a nom for McKellen in the first film.

Before that you have to go all the way to The Last Emperor from 1987, which this film is certainly not.

So this might not be as big of a lock as everyone thinks.
Milk and Benjamin Button have just as much of a chance as Slumdog, I think.
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I would be a little bummed if Milk won. It's just so by-the-numbers, really doesn't do anything very unique stylistically, unless you consider that awful telephone scene innovative.
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I would be a little bummed if Milk won. It's just so by-the-numbers, really doesn't do anything very unique stylistically, unless you consider that awful telephone scene innovative.
I've been a douche bag saying that for the past 2 months amongst my friends, but you know the Brokeback guilt is so predicable that it may actually happen.

Oh, and Nothing But the Truth (aka All the President's Women) absolutely delivers.
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It would be a shame because Brokeback was 10x the film Milk could ever hope to be, and Ledger gave one of those all-time great performances you see once in a generation. It wasn't my favorite of the year (that would be 2046 and The New World) but out of the films nominated it should have been no contest.

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Brokeback was definitely the superior film, but of those three this year I'd still like to see Milk win. I've already voiced my issues with Button, and while I enjoyed Slumdog, I really don't think it deserves the amount of praise it's gotten. Milk, while fairly conventional hit me as the most fully accomplished of the three just the same.
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With Hugh Jackman as host I thought I'd point out hosts that were not American.


The last solo host that was not American -

Lawrence Grant (British) 1931


Some of the recent co-hosts that were not American -

Paul Hogan (Australian) 1987

Dudley Moore (British) 1983

Robert Shaw (British) 1976

David Niven (British) 1974

Michael Caine (British) 1973




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