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so what are you doing for the OSCARS?

madnezz

TRIBE Member
You know, I've always wanted to have or go to an oscars party!!!! It's such a big, stupid event, so why not celebrate?? *Grin* plus, you get to watch all the pretty dresses.....

So who's having a party? Does anyone have any yearly Oscar traditions?

btw- where does one find a complete list of the nominees? (im too lazy to hunt)

adios
Laura
 

Lurch

TRIBE Member
Nothing........why should I pay more attention to a bunch of rich people that have it made in the shade!?!??! Thats like having an awards show for people that won the lottery!!!!
 
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futronic

TRIBE Member
I'm definitely not watching them. I don't see the point. I'd rather spend my TV time watching something entertaining.

-- Jay aka Fut
 

Aphrodite

TRIBE Member
it was cool to see Hillary Swank win BA for Boys Don't Cry. wow she was right when she said we've come a long way!

and Angie Jolie in that white suit was nice too.. but every other second was a big waste of time!
 

Klubmasta Will

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by basic
The Oscars are such a load of crap - The good movies never win.
c'mon, kev, that is SUCH an over-exaggeration. here's a list of the best picture winners from the last 30 years.

2000 Gladiator, R
1999 American Beauty, R
1998 Shakespeare in Love, R
1997 Titanic, PG-13
1996 English Patient, The, R
1995 Braveheart, R
1994 Forrest Gump, PG-13
1993 Schindler's List, R
1992 Unforgiven, R
1991 Silence of the Lambs, The, R
1990 Dances with Wolves, PG-13
1989 Driving Miss Daisy, PG
1988 Rain Man, R
1987 Last Emperor, The, PG-13
1986 Platoon, R
1985 Out of Africa, PG
1984 Amadeus, PG
1983 Terms of Endearment, PG
1982 Gandhi, PG
1981 Chariots of Fire, PG
1980 Ordinary People, R
1979 *Kramer vs. Kramer,
1978 Deer Hunter, The, PG-13
1977 Annie Hall, PG
1976 Rocky, PG
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, R
1974 Godfather: Part II, The, PG-13
1973 *Sting, The, PG
1972 Godfather, The, R
1971 French Connection, The, R
1970 Patton, PG

in that entire list, i disagree with THREE of the choices. in 2000, i thought TRAFFIC or CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON should have won. in 1998, it should have been SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. and in 1981, it should have been RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

how many of the above do you disagree with?

despite what critics say, the academy awards have been pretty bang-on when it comes to giving awards to the most deserving films. it's not perfect and true, there are some unfortunate politics involved, but people always exaggerate when they attack the oscars.
 
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Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
I always watch it... bad habit picked up in theatre school I guess... and every year I yell at the TV... it's actually rather enjoyable. I mean, you get to have one night of ridiculousness to scream out all your frustration built up over a full year of filmic trash. And theatre students watching the Oscars while drinking can get very catty, and we know how much fun cattiness is! And three is always one or two good movies that get recognized in some regard, so there is a little hope.

God, I forgot those were this month! My first Oscars sicne graduating--I better start finding a party!
 

Libradragon

TRIBE Promoter
waste of time or not, you'll all be watching the red carpet.

let's face it, we're all just jealous canadians laughing at their industry, but if we could be a part of it, we would.
 

silver1

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Klubmasta Will



how many of the above do you disagree with?

Off the top of my head, 1994:

"Shawshank Redemption" should have won (IMO).

and I agree with your 2000 assesment Will.
 

madnezz

TRIBE Member
shawshank redemption over forest gump??

nawwww... forest gump was one of the most original movies of that year!! *S* although shawshank was fantastic too

adios
Laura
 
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silver1

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by madnezz
shawshank redemption over forest gump??

nawwww... forest gump was one of the most original movies of that year!! *S* although shawshank was fantastic too

adios
Laura
Roger Ebert sums up very well how I generally feel about Shawshank, and why I think it was the better film.
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
If you ask me the 2001 Best picture should have been Traffic, not Gladiator (I would have been OK with Crouching Tiger as well)

I could go on and on and on though, so I better just not start.
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lurch
Nothing........why should I pay more attention to a bunch of rich people that have it made in the shade!?!??! Thats like having an awards show for people that won the lottery!!!!
Word.
I guess people like to live their lives vicariously through stars because their lives are pathetic.
I can't justify watching an award show for a bunch of movies that aren't the best of the year...they're just the ones that have the $$$$ to back them up.
 

ThePlunger

TRIBE Member
Fargo instead of the English Patient
As good as it gets instead of Titanic
Traffic instead of Gladiator
Raging Bull instead of Rocky (correct me if I'm wrong on this one)

..that's about it, IMO.

Matt
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lysistrata
If you ask me the 2001 Best picture should have been Traffic, not Gladiator (I would have been OK with Crouching Tiger as well)

I could go on and on and on though, so I better just not start.
I can see not wanting to give Gladiator the nod because it was the most accessible movie out that year, but I think Traffic failed to get across the message that Requiem for a Dream did. Then again, showing that drugs are a systematic issue and not just an emotional one is more the focus of Traffic.

Personally the cinematography in Traffic got on my nerves.
 
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kurtz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Libradragon
waste of time or not, you'll all be watching the red carpet.

let's face it, we're all just jealous canadians laughing at their industry, but if we could be a part of it, we would.

you hit the nail on the head !
my biggest critique of canadians who always just sit back and diss american (non)culture, is that at least americans are creating somthing original.. inheriently theirs.. whereas Canadians just sit back and absorb what others are doing, and then throw in their two cents.. which is worthless!

americans dont even know we exist and i can offer you an analogy on how they think and feel... for an american to listen to a canadian it would be like someone from thunder bay coming to toronto to critize how we 'sountherns' live... you might pay attention for a second... but my and probably your response would be, 'shut up, youre fom fuckin' thunder bay.'
and in the eyes of america, we are all from thunder bay :D
 

Gizmo

TRIBE Member
Will! I disagree with your call on '81, Chariots of Fire was an awesome flick.

I liked Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I preferred Chariots of Fire (I was five at the time)


I haven't really followed the oscars all that much in the last couple of years. However, I think one of the first years Billy Crystal hosted it, they had put together a special bunch of clips from 60 years of flicks all over this really inspiring music. Dead good.
 

LoopeD

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Klubmasta Will


c'mon, kev, that is SUCH an over-exaggeration. here's a list of the best picture winners from the last 30 years.

2000 Gladiator, R
1999 American Beauty, R
1998 Shakespeare in Love, R
1997 Titanic, PG-13
1996 English Patient, The, R
1995 Braveheart, R
1994 Forrest Gump, PG-13
1993 Schindler's List, R
1992 Unforgiven, R
1991 Silence of the Lambs, The, R
1990 Dances with Wolves, PG-13
1989 Driving Miss Daisy, PG
1988 Rain Man, R
1987 Last Emperor, The, PG-13
1986 Platoon, R
1985 Out of Africa, PG
1984 Amadeus, PG
1983 Terms of Endearment, PG
1982 Gandhi, PG
1981 Chariots of Fire, PG
1980 Ordinary People, R
1979 *Kramer vs. Kramer,
1978 Deer Hunter, The, PG-13
1977 Annie Hall, PG
1976 Rocky, PG
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, R
1974 Godfather: Part II, The, PG-13
1973 *Sting, The, PG
1972 Godfather, The, R
1971 French Connection, The, R
1970 Patton, PG

in that entire list, i disagree with THREE of the choices. in 2000, i thought TRAFFIC or CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON should have won. in 1998, it should have been SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. and in 1981, it should have been RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

how many of the above do you disagree with?

despite what critics say, the academy awards have been pretty bang-on when it comes to giving awards to the most deserving films. it's not perfect and true, there are some unfortunate politics involved, but people always exaggerate when they attack the oscars.



Driving Miss Daisy was the best film of 89? That must have been one bad bad year for flicks.

Gladiator was a good movie. So was Traffic, but about an hour could and should have been cut out. Havent seen CTHD but isnt it subtitled? Then shouldnt it have won best foreign film? Actually, didnt it? Thats still a great honour, but the movie probably didnt affect as many audiences as it could have because of the subtitles - many people hate them.

As Good As it Gets over Titanic? Who on drugs said that? Though the first half was a sappy lovey-duvey thing, the sink was some of the craziest cinematics ever created. Just for that it deserved to win. IMO As Good was the single most overrated film of the 1990's. Well, that and the English Patient.:D

And Shawshank had the misfortune to be against Forrest Gump - both are stellar pics and could have gone either way. However, Gump had the cinematics AND the performances, so I think more people contributed to its greatness, while Shawshank was all in the acting.

Unforgiven won in 92? Bad call, unless that was another bum year for movies. I think that was more of a big ass-kiss to Clint Eastwood than an actual good movie.


Opinions, opinions!



:)d
 

Klubmasta Will

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Stormshadow
Word.
I guess people like to live their lives vicariously through stars because their lives are pathetic.
yes, that is exactly why i watch the oscars.

Originally posted by ThePlunger
Fargo instead of the English Patient
As good as it gets instead of Titanic
Traffic instead of Gladiator
Raging Bull instead of Rocky (correct me if I'm wrong on this one)
all debatable. except RAGING BULL being better than ROCKY (what're you, nuts?)

my point is that, even if you don't agree with every single choice the academy makes (it's only natural that you'll disagree with many of them), they do a pretty good job of recognizing the best movies and the best performances each year. to say that "the best movies never win" or "only the movies with $$$ to back them up get considered" is just wrong.
 

LoopeD

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Klubmasta Will



and in 1981, it should have been RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.



A truer sentence was never spoken. My hat goes off to you, and my boot goes swiftly into the ass who made the decision.






:)d
 
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