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Title: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on December 12, 2009, 11:22:58 AM
I hope once again that they give the right people the awards and the right movies that awards they deserve.

I want to share this article released by moviescitynews their list of nominees.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=29972

I want to take out - INVICTUS, UP IN THE AIR, NINE I don't think these movies deserves the awards. Yes, go ahead nominate them if they want to, but why they excluded THE ROAD?

The Road should be in the contender list.

Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 12, 2009, 11:50:53 AM
Inglorious Basterds is easily one of the best films of the year. Just friggin' outstanding. Tarantino deserves a Best Director and Best Screenplay nomination as well.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on December 12, 2009, 01:39:37 PM
When is the list going to be released? I am talking about the actual list of the nominees.

Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 12, 2009, 01:45:30 PM
February 2010.
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Post by: the_sorcerer on December 12, 2009, 07:22:13 PM
MY GOD THE ROAD ISN'T IN THE RUNNING?!?!?! How could this travesty be allowed? It's by FAR the best film of the year, IMHO.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on December 12, 2009, 09:31:22 PM
MY GOD THE ROAD ISN'T IN THE RUNNING?!?!?! How could this travesty be allowed? It's by FAR the best film of the year, IMHO.

Let's wait for the actual list of nominees. I am kind of pissed too at the list above. They have UP IN THE AIR, but not THE ROAD. WOW!!!
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 12, 2009, 11:37:25 PM
Dude, have you even seen Up in the Air? wth?
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on December 12, 2009, 11:45:22 PM
Dude, have you even seen Up in the Air? wth?

 ;D - Nope. And have not intentions to watch it. George Clooney is on the screen again. I am truly disappointed. Clooney's arrogance and self-awareness are clearly conveyed in all his roles. He is without a doubt the most overrated actor in Hollywood. His acting is mediocre at best. Whenever he is on film, I never truly believe that he is the character in the film--but rather George Clooney playing the character in the film and knowing he looks good portraying that character.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 21, 2010, 04:17:43 PM
The movie is directed by Jason Reitman, who is an up and coming excellent director.  Not only is it a well made movie, but has huge cultural relevence with the economy and job market the way they are.  Rohan, I understand what it's like to have one of your favorite movies snubbed, but there are other people out there who make decisions about what they think is best also.  Plus, give it time until the official nominations come out, you know they expanded the list to include more films.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: marco on January 22, 2010, 08:40:30 AM
I remember how they considered Gran Torino last year and I also remember the 8 ( :o) Oscars to The Millionaire.Nothing else to say  ::)
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on January 22, 2010, 11:21:25 AM
I'm just waiting for the list of actual nominees. I take my words back on whatever I stated about INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, QT deserves the award, but THE ROAD is a movie that should not be ignored.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 22, 2010, 04:10:47 PM
Marco, do you have an issue with Slumdog Millionaire and Gran Torino?
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: marco on January 23, 2010, 06:37:23 AM
Yes indeed.Gran Torino was one of the best movies of 2008 and it was totally ignored.On the other side,the 8 Oscars to Slumdog Millionaire were a bit too much.Of course,my opinion  ;)
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on January 23, 2010, 12:34:57 PM
Yes indeed.Gran Torino was one of the best movies of 2008 and it was totally ignored.On the other side,the 8 Oscars to Slumdog Millionaire were a bit too much.Of course,my opinion  ;)

I agree with you. 8 Oscars for Slumdog and movies like that been made before in India, but in Bollywood form. The story and theme was totally something new and heart breaking for the western audiences and since Danny Boyle was on the director's seat he directed very well. I think he deserved the oscar for best director, but 8 oscars was not important at all. The music composer AR Rahman also won oscar, but he made several good music for other Indian films, but many times they ignored his talent. Now he is a big deal in India since he got an oscar.

Gran Torino is also a good movie and was ignored at the oscars. It deserved the nominations.


Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 25, 2010, 04:21:27 PM
Oh, I agree, with both your comments about Gran Torino and Slumdog Millionaire.  A.R. Rahman did a good job, but James Newton Howard should have won the oscar for best original score that year.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on January 25, 2010, 05:29:04 PM
Oh, I agree, with both your comments about Gran Torino and Slumdog Millionaire.  A.R. Rahman did a good job, but James Newton Howard should have won the oscar for best original score that year.

JNH? - I totally forgot about him I am sorry can you remind me what movies he worked for last year? - TDK? -  thanks..

Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 26, 2010, 03:47:21 PM
That year he did Mad Money, The Happening, The Dark Knight, and also, what he was nominated for but did not win-Defiance (an absolutely gorgeous score).
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on January 28, 2010, 09:14:14 PM
That year he did Mad Money, The Happening, The Dark Knight, and also, what he was nominated for but did not win-Defiance (an absolutely gorgeous score).

Defiance score is awesome. Love it.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on January 29, 2010, 09:11:08 AM
Yeah, I agree, an outstanding score, and it should have won.  You know James Newton Howard doesn't have a single oscar to his name, but I know he's one of the best because he is one of the most used composers in all of hollywood.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on January 29, 2010, 11:14:58 AM
soon...

I have a feeling the LAST AIRBENDER score could be it for him.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on January 30, 2010, 02:17:02 AM
soon...

I have a feeling the LAST AIRBENDER score could be it for him.

Hopefully. JHN deserves a nomination and an award.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 01, 2010, 03:57:56 PM
He's gotten nominations, just never an award.
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Post by: marco on February 02, 2010, 11:55:48 AM
Wow,Clint Eastwood ignored one more time...At least they put The Hurt Locker.However,I can't say so much because I haven't seen most of the nominated movies.I'm glad for Coraline in the animation,but probably the Oscar will go to Up.
We have to wait till March the 7th for the winners.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on February 02, 2010, 01:32:08 PM
I am happy for THE HURT LOCKER with 9 Nominations and hope it wins the best picture and director. I'm upset that THE ROAD was not even nominated while it deserves the best picture, best actor and best cinematography definately. In a way Weinstein is one I blame here for delaying the movie over and over.

Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 03, 2010, 03:49:55 PM
Yeah, when I looked at the nominations I had a feeling you would be ticked off about the Road not getting any nominations.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on February 03, 2010, 06:18:45 PM
Yeah, when I looked at the nominations I had a feeling you would be ticked off about the Road not getting any nominations.

Yep. I go for THE HURT LOCKER and as far as THE ROAD is concerned - it is one of the best films ever made. It doesn't get any depressing and dark than the THE ROAD.

I'm surprised that DISTRICT 9 in nominated. It is a good movie and I love it.
 
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 04, 2010, 10:00:09 AM
I knew it would get nominated for special effects, but I guess with the expansion of the best picture category it got in there too.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 05, 2010, 03:40:56 PM
There was an article on yahoo movies about actors and films that didn't get nominated and should have, Viggo Mortensen from The Road was one of them.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on February 06, 2010, 02:23:19 PM
There was an article on yahoo movies about actors and films that didn't get nominated and should have, Viggo Mortensen from The Road was one of them.

I could not find that article on Yahoo movies, if you have the link can you paste it here?

Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 11, 2010, 04:11:07 PM
http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/blog/38-surprising-snubs-from-the-oscar-nominations

Here you go Rohan.  ;)
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Rohan on February 11, 2010, 06:39:15 PM
http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/blog/38-surprising-snubs-from-the-oscar-nominations

Here you go Rohan.  ;)

Thanks a lot for the link. Sometimes, I don't understand Academy Awards in our opinion some deserves the award, but they never get the nod.
Title: Re: OSCARS: All Discussions.
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 12, 2010, 03:51:05 PM
Yeah, I know.