cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The Oscars

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 19,506
Thanks: 482
Registered: ‎12-08-2007

The Oscars

It's Oscar night tonight in Hollywood. We have a few good chances of getting an Oscar this year in a number of categories. Our best chance is with 1917 which is nominated in 9 categories. If you've not seen it yet treat yourself to an exciting and very moving night out.

We have a fantastic film industry here in the UK and it's good to see it recognised.

.

18 REPLIES 18
Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 10,417
Thanks: 2,031
Fixes: 14
Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: The Oscars

I doubt many would agree with me but I see little point in things like this, it's simply a industry congratulating it's self on how well it has done, sure some of these actors and directors are excellent but like many people they are doing a job and in some cases getting well paid for it.

There are many people doing highly skilled work we never hear about and to me self congratulation is no congratulation at all.

😀

Highlighted
Seasoned Champion
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 1,341
Registered: ‎21-11-2018

Re: The Oscars


@gleneagles wrote:

I doubt many would agree with me but I see little point in things like this, it's simply a industry congratulating it's self on how well it has done,


I agree with you, load of luvvies patting themselves on the back for making millions... Is there enough diversity this year - will Ricky Gervaise be ripping into the smug woke movement ? 

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 19,506
Thanks: 482
Registered: ‎12-08-2007

Re: The Oscars

Oh dear the old diversity cry. There is critisism that there is no female director nominated. Tell me a film directed by a female good enough and can challenge 1917, The Joker etc.

.

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,013
Thanks: 1,591
Fixes: 2
Registered: ‎23-09-2010

Re: The Oscars

Yes of course it's just self congratulating but it can be damn entertaining all the same, and that's what it's all about isn't it.

 

 

Highlighted
Aspiring Champion
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 442
Fixes: 5
Registered: ‎25-07-2007

Re: The Oscars

Lost interest when Gandhi took all the awards E.T should have won....

Highlighted
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,285
Thanks: 4,238
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: The Oscars

The way they pontificate when up on stage they'd be far better off having a pulpit to speak from rather than a podium. What is it with these people that they have to preach political correctness.

@Champnet 

You jest of course. ET was good, but nowhere near as thought provoking as Close Encounters or as magnificent as Ghandi. 


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Highlighted
Aspiring Champion
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 442
Fixes: 5
Registered: ‎25-07-2007

Re: The Oscars

Sorry but I go to the cinema to be entertained not educated....

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 19,506
Thanks: 482
Registered: ‎12-08-2007

Re: The Oscars

Neither Ghandi or First Encounters were up against ET for an Oscar.

ET was directed by Spielberg and despite making some very good movies he was not 'flavour of the Academy' for a long time. They took to him eventually thougth.

.

Highlighted
Aspiring Champion
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 442
Fixes: 5
Registered: ‎25-07-2007

Re: The Oscars

Both Gandhi and E.T were nominated for best picture & director, but not best actor 😊

Highlighted
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,285
Thanks: 4,238
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: The Oscars

@Champnet 

Nothing wrong with both or either.

Personally,  I like a bit of each. 


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Highlighted
Aspiring Legend
Posts: 12,285
Thanks: 4,238
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎04-11-2014

Re: The Oscars

Well it was all white on the night but hey, at least Mahershala Ali got to present Laura Dem with her Oscar. Y'can't win 'em all y'know. 

What a stitch up... or not.

And what's an EGOT award, is that something new?


Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who somebody else is today
Highlighted
Seasoned Champion
Posts: 1,807
Thanks: 1,341
Registered: ‎21-11-2018

Re: The Oscars


@Minivanman wrote:

 

And what's an EGOT award, is that something new?


Probably short for EGOTism   award

OR maybe E'GOT an award but she didn't

Highlighted
Community Veteran
Posts: 19,506
Thanks: 482
Registered: ‎12-08-2007

Re: The Oscars

Someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

.

Highlighted
Hero
Posts: 3,256
Thanks: 1,207
Fixes: 9
Registered: ‎05-09-2016

Re: The Oscars

I watched Gandhi and ET on consecutive days; I watched ET sitting behind a woman with a French-speaking child to whom she translated pretty much all the dialogue; during Gandhi a young Indian man sitting behind me provided lengthy explanations of the film to his (English?) female companion.

Ghandi was in my view the better film, but it's hard to compare since they are very different types of film.