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It's the Oscars....this year you get one if no woman was raped during the making of the movie......So there might be lots of commercial breaks.

On stage they will be going for so many 'I'm a good person' points that God himself might just decide the second coming is unnecessary.

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 25 Feb 19 6.30am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

I'm always fascinated by the huge press coverage given to it in the UK as well as the large number of people that watch the presentation live despite the fact that they probably haven't seen any of the films and don't go to the cinema anyway.

Of the nine films nominated last year for Best Picture I still haven't heard of seven of them and watched Shape of Water a few weeks ago.

The speeches are generally cringe worthy and Halle Berry was one of my all time favourite females until her Oscar speech which made me realise that I was madly in love with some of the characters she played and not the person herself.

Not Oscar related but in recent years I have often thought that Emily Blunt was the woman that I would most like to marry and then she appeared on the Graham Norton Show and was all giggly and "look at me" and it put me right off her

 

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With streaming services such as Netflix making so much content now I can see the Oscars becoming very quickly irrelevant.

We forget they were invented for the ONLY media at the time; movies, since which TV and streaming have gained a far larger part of the industry and the social consciousness.

I give the awards 10years tops

 


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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I'm always fascinated by the huge press coverage given to it in the UK as well as the large number of people that watch the presentation live despite the fact that they probably haven't seen any of the films and don't go to the cinema anyway.

Of the nine films nominated last year for Best Picture I still haven't heard of seven of them and watched Shape of Water a few weeks ago.

The speeches are generally cringe worthy and Halle Berry was one of my all time favourite females until her Oscar speech which made me realise that I was madly in love with some of the characters she played and not the person herself.

Not Oscar related but in recent years I have often thought that Emily Blunt was the woman that I would most like to marry and then she appeared on the Graham Norton Show and was all giggly and "look at me" and it put me right off her

May I recommend Olivia Colman as the antidote to your disappointment, she seems grounded and witty.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 25 Feb 19 1.17pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

The Oscars used to be The Thing, for actors and directors.
downloading and internet have made them almost redundant. It used to be a big thing to put your hands in wet concrete next to a gold star.
Everything has it's moment.

I've seen some very good films at the cinema in the past few months. I'm falling back in love with cinema again. (mainly because it affords me 2 hours of entertaining the wife, whilst she refrains from talking, and still has a good time)

Good acting. Well done. That's your job

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 25 Feb 19 1.19pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I'm always fascinated by the huge press coverage given to it in the UK as well as the large number of people that watch the presentation live despite the fact that they probably haven't seen any of the films and don't go to the cinema anyway.

Of the nine films nominated last year for Best Picture I still haven't heard of seven of them and watched Shape of Water a few weeks ago.

The speeches are generally cringe worthy and Halle Berry was one of my all time favourite females until her Oscar speech which made me realise that I was madly in love with some of the characters she played and not the person herself.

Not Oscar related but in recent years I have often thought that Emily Blunt was the woman that I would most like to marry and then she appeared on the Graham Norton Show and was all giggly and "look at me" and it put me right off her

Yep, Graham Norton has shattered many a delusion we have had about actors. Truth is always better though and It's nice though when someone comes through it and you still like them.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 25 Feb 19 2.00pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I'm always fascinated by the huge press coverage given to it in the UK as well as the large number of people that watch the presentation live despite the fact that they probably haven't seen any of the films and don't go to the cinema anyway.

Of the nine films nominated last year for Best Picture I still haven't heard of seven of them and watched Shape of Water a few weeks ago.

The speeches are generally cringe worthy and Halle Berry was one of my all time favourite females until her Oscar speech which made me realise that I was madly in love with some of the characters she played and not the person herself.

Not Oscar related but in recent years I have often thought that Emily Blunt was the woman that I would most like to marry and then she appeared on the Graham Norton Show and was all giggly and "look at me" and it put me right off her

I 'would' though, Midlands, even if you 'wouldn't'.

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

The Oscars used to be The Thing, for actors and directors.
downloading and internet have made them almost redundant. It used to be a big thing to put your hands in wet concrete next to a gold star.
Everything has it's moment.

I've seen some very good films at the cinema in the past few months. I'm falling back in love with cinema again. (mainly because it affords me 2 hours of entertaining the wife, whilst she refrains from talking, and still has a good time)

Good acting. Well done. That's your job


Edited by Forest Hillbilly (25 Feb 2019 1.21pm)

Football isn't immune from this, of course.

Man of the match players player goal of the month manager of the month team of the week footballer of the year PFA player of the year manager of the year ballon d'or best matchday pie....

 


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Originally posted by YT

Football isn't immune from this, of course.

Man of the match players player goal of the month manager of the month team of the week footballer of the year PFA player of the year manager of the year ballon d'or best matchday pie....

 


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Originally posted by YT

Football isn't immune from this, of course.

Man of the match players player goal of the month manager of the month team of the week footballer of the year PFA player of the year manager of the year ballon d'or best matchday pie....

Indeed , it is everywhere ^^^^

I am minded of the saying,..."Employee of the Month award makes you a winner,...and loser simultaneously. "

 


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View Part Time James's Profile Part Time James Flag 25 Feb 19 4.15pm Send a Private Message to Part Time James Add Part Time James as a friend

I think they ought to replace the whole scheme with long service awards/loyalty rewards.

"Well done, you've been in the film industry for 30 years and made one film that sold a few DVDs, you can pick either a golf ball with your initials on, or a faux leather briefcase with a combination lock."

Scrap the awards, these people make too much money to get all competitive with each other about who did the best acting.

 




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Originally posted by Part Time James

I think they ought to replace the whole scheme with long service awards/loyalty rewards.

"Well done, you've been in the film industry for 30 years and made one film that sold a few DVDs, you can pick either a golf ball with your initials on, or a faux leather briefcase with a combination lock."

Scrap the awards, these people make too much money to get all competitive with each other about who did the best acting.

I don't care about any awards what I object to is that they think the rest of us do. Personally I would lock all celebrities in a room for a day and force them to watch something like the:

The Office awards e.g.

Best use of a photocopier
Best stapler
Best presentation on corporate culture
Best pointless story told by the boring bloke that sits next to you
etc.

See how they like that.

 


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