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Vash01
02-26-2012, 02:45 AM
Because this kind of stuff comes around every time Streep is nominated, no matter what the role. "OMG, Meryl is nominated again, but she's sure to be robbed by another actress, whose performance cannot possibly hope to match that of the World's Greatest Actress!"

I think you are overreacting. Streep does not deserve to win everytime she is nominated, but she does not get nominated for poor performances the way a few actors/actresses do. There have been several occasions when she did not win while an undeserving person won. I am not saying that her performance cannot be matched, but that there have been times when inferior performances by others have been rewarded. If you see The Iron lady with an open mind, and still don't like her performance, I am OK with that. It just irks me when someone criticizes anyone (not just Streep) without seeing the performance. I can even accept "I have heard that.........." but that's not how you came across in that post.

Vash01
02-26-2012, 02:49 AM
Vash Streep did not give the best performance of the year she was just mimicking tatcher did not get under the skin of her like Michelle Williams that was an embodiment and Streep will not win Davis has the oscar in the bag.

I have to disagree here. Streep did go deep into Thatcher's mind. Otherwise how do you think she portrayed the aging politician with dementia? Nobody has seen Thatcher like that other than her close family. I was less impressed with Williams performance, which was very good, but if you take away the wig and the costumes, how much of Marilyn was there? From what I read, Marilyn Monroe was a very unhappy, very complex character. The movie gives an excuse that it was just one week in her life, so it's not the whole Marilyn. Don't get me wrong. I think MW is a very good actress. If she (or even Viola) wins, it's not a robbery, like some other years.

immoimeme
02-26-2012, 03:14 AM
i predict the artist sweeps in evyth xcept best sup actress

Vash01
02-26-2012, 03:37 AM
i predict the artist sweeps in evyth xcept best sup actress

Actually I would love to see Bejo win the supporting actress Oscar. Nothing against Octavia, but Bejo just seemed so charming in that role.

To be honest, I did not understand the raves over Artist as a movie. I think the producers deserve a lot of credit for their courage in creating a B&W movie that is silent, at this time when almost everyone is using special effects, color, sound to the max. However, to me it seemed like the movie dragged in parts, and the story did not move until much later. The acting was great, and the B&W cinematography was fabulous, but I liked a few other movies better than this, when it comes to enjoying a movie and being absorbed in it. A lot of the hoopla over the Artist is due to its uniqueness- B&W silent movie, but it does not necessarily mean it's the best movie of the year. However, I won't complain if Artist wins best picture. It's not like Shakespeare in love winning over Saving private Ryan, or Crash winning over Brokeback mountain.

BigB08822
02-26-2012, 06:02 AM
However, I won't complain if Artist wins best picture. It's not like Shakespeare in love winning over Saving private Ryan, or Crash winning over Brokeback mountain.

:eek: I thought Brokeback Mountain was a horrible movie. Horrible. The funny thing is that the one movie that year that I thought was worse was...Crash. :lol: I was really out of touch with the Academy that year.

screech
02-26-2012, 06:12 AM
I enjoyed The Artist. I wasn't gaga over it, though I definitely appreciated it. Jean Dujardin was so perfect for the role and did such a great job not overdoing it with his expressions. I think he deserves the Oscar and can't wait to see what is sure to be his charming acceptance speech. Though I wouldn't hate it if Gary Oldman pulled the ultimate upset. And I'd rather Brad Pitt win than Clooney. Clooney is bugging me these past few months in his bid to win - seeming really phony with how he's been presenting himself.

My biggest 'wuzrobbed' this year is Kirsten Dunst for Melancholia. She did such an amazing job in that film. I have a feeling that if it weren't for Lars Von Trier she would have been nominated, but because of his controversy it ruined her chances. She has won multiple critics awards this year for her role. And Melancholia as a film, while not a movie to see for 'enjoyment' sake, was a brilliant piece work and should have received some recognition. I would have much rather had Kirsten nominated instead of Rooney. I didn't think she did that great of a job in Girl... especially seeing it compared to Noomi Rapace for the original (I know it's not really possible to compare the two, but still!) she was really lacking in comparison and I found her performance highly overrated.

Vash01
02-26-2012, 07:09 AM
:eek: I thought Brokeback Mountain was a horrible movie. Horrible. The funny thing is that the one movie that year that I thought was worse was...Crash. :lol: I was really out of touch with the Academy that year.

That is really funny.:lol:

IceAlisa
02-26-2012, 07:12 AM
I am out of touch with the Academy for life. I only watch for the fashions anyway.

Cheylana
02-26-2012, 09:06 AM
I haven't seen The Descendants so I feel like I can't comment on which movie should win BP since that movie is supposed to be a big front-runner. I tried to watch as many movies as possible over the last week, but I've run out of time. But I saw The Artist (:cool:), Midnight in Paris (:hat1:), , Warrior (:yikes:), The Help (:yawn:) and Tree of Life (:yawn::yawn:).

I can't get over the song category only having two nominees, though I imagine this has already been discussed elsewhere.

michiruwater
02-26-2012, 04:25 PM
I finally saw Hugo yesterday, and it was wonderful. I'd place it 4th on my list of favorite films of the year (behind TOL, Descendants, and Artist), but, like I said earlier, it's rare that I really think four films hit it out of the park in one year.

And that Chloe Moretz is a serious talent. Wow. I don't think she necessarily should have been nominated, but I see many nominations in her future.

I'm really curious to see who ends up winning tonight, except that I don't have cable :wuzrobbed I knew when I made that decision that this night would be the one where I regretted it. Oh well.

Vash01
02-26-2012, 06:02 PM
And that Chloe Moretz is a serious talent. Wow. I don't think she necessarily should have been nominated, but I see many nominations in her future.

I'm really curious to see who ends up winning tonight, except that I don't have cable :wuzrobbed I knew when I made that decision that this night would be the one where I regretted it. Oh well.

I really liked her too. I hope she develops into something great.

Aren't the Oscars going to be on mainstream TV this year? I do have cable, so it's not a problem for me, but i am so used to seeing them on the regular networks.

Fergus
02-26-2012, 06:10 PM
My predix: "Artist", Davis, Plummer, Spencer, Hazanavicius, and.......

.....upset of the night: Pitt :)

Vash01
02-26-2012, 06:17 PM
My predix: "Artist", Davis, Plummer, Spencer, Hazanavicius, and.......

.....upset of the night: Pitt :)

I hope not. Pitt was good in Moneyball, but not great (although I liked his understated performance in Moneyball). I actually felt that he should have been nominated for Tree of Life. I thought he was great in it; a completely different character- quietly threatening and yet loving in his own way. It was a complex and layered character.

I hope Dujardin wins the best actor Oscar. If not, I may be OK with Pitt. I have not seen A Better life, so I don't know about that actor. I see Oldman as a long shot because the movie has not received a lot of publicity (like A better life).

I hope Clooney does not win tonight. Although I liked the Descendants as a movie, Clooney looks/sounds the same in every movie. When I look at other actors that give great performances, they look so different in every movie and outside the movie- they are distinct. I don't see that in Clooney, so I think he is pretty limited in his acting skills.

Allskate
02-26-2012, 06:50 PM
I was under the impression that The Artist was the frontrunner for Best Picture. It's cleaned up with other awards. I haven't seen it yet, so I have no idea whether it deserves to win or is getting a lot of praise because it's a silent movie. Of the movies I have seen, The Descendants probably was my favorite, though I did really like The Help.

Of the actors I have seen, I thought that George Clooney was really good, but that Demian Bashir was just as good in a Better Life. The frontrunner seems to be the guy from The Artist, but Clooney hasn't won a lead actor Oscar and he is very popular, so he might end up with it.

For Best Actress, I think Viola Davis will win. She was very good. I have no idea if Meryl was better because I haven't seen her movie, but I think Meryl will lose. It's not just a lot of the public, but also the voters, who want to share the Oscar wealth. I'm probably in the minority, but I didn't think that Rooney Mara was brilliant in her movie. I think the nomination was more for her bravery in taking on the role and doing some of those scenes (as well as her physical transformation).

I think Octavia Spencer will win for best supporting actress. I'm guessing Christopher Plummer will win in what is probably the least interesting of the acting categories.

KikiSashaFan
02-26-2012, 06:50 PM
I still think Shilanne Woodley should have gotten a supporting actress nod for the Descendents. She stood out to me more than Clooney did.