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The Lego Movie not even getting nominated was the real tragedy of the Best Animated Feature award.

 

Was it eligible given the live action bits?

That's why i presumed it wasn't nominated.

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I would also guess that a big factor working against it is that, no matter how good it turned out to be, it was first and foremost a naked, movie-length advertisement for a toyline. I can't imagine many in the Academy would want to legitimize something like that.

Probably not a coincidence that it got snubbed in the same year the Best Picture was a rebuke to blockbusters based on comics and toys and whatnot.

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Fox is hilariously apoplectic about American Sniper being "snubbed" this morning. Blaming Mexicans, Clint's GOP convention speech, the poor persecuted white Republican masses, etc.

 

Grifters gotta grift.

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RE: Oscars and injustices. When has something won that really should have won? They seem more miss than hit these days.

 

No Country For Old Men and The Departed was the last time I remember people on this board saying "Hey, the best movie of the year actually won Best Picture!"

 

Maybe around these parts, but elsewhere you had a lot of people stumping for 'There Will Be Blood' over NCFOM.

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I didn't watch the show, so I'm catching Lady Gaga's Sound of Music montage now.  She did a great job.  There are quite a few current pop singers with some good pipes.

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I just want to note that I watched Tegan and Sara and that was about it. My mind is still blown seeing T&S on the Oscars.

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I watched that this morning and the damn song has been stuck in my head all day. They had to be overjoyed to get the Lego Oscar Oprah look. I can't imagine how confused the 50% of America without young kids were by that whole sequence.

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I didn't watch the show, so I'm catching Lady Gaga's Sound of Music montage now.  She did a great job.  There are quite a few current pop singers with some good pipes.

 

Her performance was really good, but it was such an unnecessary segment. The show was already going long at that point and I don't care if it's 50 years old, The Sound of Music has not exactly held up at being particularly important, beyond its popularity at the time. It was a really badly plotted out segment too; here's a couple minutes clip of medley of songs from the movie, followed by a few minutes of Gaga singing a medley of those very same songs.

 

And honestly, after the performance of Glory not too long before (and the moving "I'm Not Going to Miss You" earlier in the telecast), it came off as being kind of trite. If they were going to do it, it should have been earlier in the telecast. Or they could have played up the "escaping tyranny" aspect of the plot, instead the clips made the film appear to be about a flighty lady with some particularly cheerful children. Including the line "and then you're married and you belong to him" in the clips was a huge mistake in 2015.

 

I was pretty surprised to go online when I was home and seeing it raved about in multiple places. Everyone I was in the room with when it was on spent the whole time making dismissive fart noises.

 

In summation; Gaga, great voice in a misplaced segment.

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:mellow:

 

I was just complimenting Gaga, not giving socio-political commentary.

 

*slowly backs away from computer*

 

Oh I know, I was mostly just quoting you since you brought her up today. In my own roundabout way, I too was trying to compliment her. I just think the segment smelled wrong.

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Okay, about Birdman, did anyone who's seen it have a read on Keaton's superpowers?  Am I alone in thinking they represented the character's acting ability?

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My God. You can almost see her skin actually crawling.

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I love that Travolta is an unabashed wig enthusiast. Everybody knows he has no hair, and he doesn't even try to hide it.

I can only hope I will be so bold one day.

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And honestly, after the performance of Glory not too long before (and the moving "I'm Not Going to Miss You" earlier in the telecast), it came off as being kind of trite. If they were going to do it, it should have been earlier in the telecast. Or they could have played up the "escaping tyranny" aspect of the plot, instead the clips made the film appear to be about a flighty lady with some particularly cheerful children. Including the line "and then you're married and you belong to him" in the clips was a huge mistake in 2015.

 

 

Sounds like such a fun loving bunch you watched this with.  How anyone could find that line as controversial or worthy of pearl clutching is beyond me.  I'd rather watch the Oscars with Cotton Mather's corpse.

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In that one moment of that one picture, I kind of wish she still had use of more than 10% of her brain and could Lucy the fuck out of him.

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My favourite thing of the night was Creepy Travolta, be it the Johansson pic, the face-touching, or this one that popped up in the comments on Deadspin

 

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The discrepancy between Travolta and Julie Andrews is telling.

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So apparently that WAS Will Arnett in the Batman suit during Everything Is Awesome

Oh and the suit he was wearing - Val Kilmer's suit from Batman Forever

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And honestly, after the performance of Glory not too long before (and the moving "I'm Not Going to Miss You" earlier in the telecast), it came off as being kind of trite. If they were going to do it, it should have been earlier in the telecast. Or they could have played up the "escaping tyranny" aspect of the plot, instead the clips made the film appear to be about a flighty lady with some particularly cheerful children. Including the line "and then you're married and you belong to him" in the clips was a huge mistake in 2015.

 

 

Sounds like such a fun loving bunch you watched this with.  How anyone could find that line as controversial or worthy of pearl clutching is beyond me.  I'd rather watch the Oscars with Cotton Mather's corpse.

 

 

We have a low tolerance for schmaltz, which other than this and the usual overblown speech from the Academy president, this year's ceremony was mercifully low on. We were also impatient, because it was 10:30 and there was still 4 awards to give out (maybe 6, can't remember if they had given out the writing awards yet) and we just wanted them to hurry the fuck up.

 

That line is my own personal beef. You have an entire movie to pull clips from and that's one you deem absolutely necessary? It's a terrible sentiment.

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I think the Gaga thing would have been better if they had tied it into the memorial section, then cut the Jennifer Hudson song.

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I'm on record as being the one human being that hates The Sound of Music and I still thought the Gaga segement was one of maybe 4 moments worth seeing on this whole show.

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I got dragged to an Oscar party with a bunch of 70 year olds from my girls parents church and their baffled reaction to Everything is Awesome is probably he greatest thing I've ever seen.

Oh and the Tim McGraw song was basically a heart punch to every one of them. I don't think a single one of them wasn't crying by the end.

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Plus the Sound of music is in the top three of movies box office when you adjust for inflation.  The Jennifer Hudson thing was so unnecessary; take half of her time, and devote it to in memoriam, so we can have clips, not that idiotic portraits, and then cut the running time down. I'm in the mountain time zone, so it wasn't to late, but your poor bastards in the east. . .  was it on until midnight?

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