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Old March 8 2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards - discussion thread

Surprised there isn't already a thread for this yet (and if I've just missed it somehow, forgive me), so I thought I'd start one.

I had fun with the ongoing discussion of last year's Oscars in the TV & Media forum, and I look forward to more this year! So feel free to use this thread to celebrate the victories of your favourite 2009 movies or complain about how undeserving the winners are. But whatever might happen, hopefully you'll enjoy the show!
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Old March 8 2010, 02:00 AM   #2
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I might join this thread tonight. The Oscars are really the only time West Coast people can enjoy a discussion thread and for some reason I'm looking forward to the show tonight. As for some predictions on who I want to see win (I'm not going to list nominees or will win, should win, just who I think should win)

Best Picture: Inglorious Basterds
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side (Just saw it today)
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart, even though I wouldn't mind if Jeremy Renner pulled out the upset
Best Actor, Supporting: Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
Best Actress, Supporting: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air (Haven't seen Precious yet)
Best Animated: Up
Art Direction: Avatar
Directing: Bigalow, The Hurt Locker, even though if pattern Holds, I should be rooting for Tarantino
Make-Up: Star Trek
Visual Effects: Avatar
Original Song: Down in New Orleans, The Princess and the Frog
Original Score: The Hurt Locker, but I liked the Sherlock Holmes score as well.
Sound Editing: Star Trek
Sound Mixing: Star Trek
Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker
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Old March 8 2010, 02:06 AM   #3
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Re: The 82nd Annual Academy Awards - discussion thread



The look on Jake Gylenhaal's face was priceless as he waited to give a short interview.. you can almost read the "My god.. when will this shit be over and why do i have to do this?" off his face

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Old March 8 2010, 02:19 AM   #4
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Re: The 82nd Annual Academy Awards - discussion thread

Jennifer Lopez looks like she's going to trip in that dress.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:19 AM   #5
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I think this will be the first live delecast of the Oscars I've watched in a long time. Should be starting soon.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:23 AM   #6
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Jeff Bridges is the first person they've interviewed that I've actully been interested in.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:24 AM   #7
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anyone know how I can stream it? I went to oscar.com but that site made me sick, it's all red carpet crap. if you can stream from there, I wouldn't know where to look.

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Old March 8 2010, 02:34 AM   #8
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You know, I actually would watch Neil Patrick Harris as the host of the Oscars.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:40 AM   #9
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No one can do better with a musical opening done by a gay actor (NP Harris).
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Old March 8 2010, 02:41 AM   #10
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^ Same here. I like how the best actor and actress nominations first to appear. Very nice.

I'm quite sure I just saw Zachary Quinto in the crowd.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:44 AM   #11
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What the hell is with the George Clooney thing?
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Old March 8 2010, 02:45 AM   #12
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Calling it for Waltz right now. Nobody else even has a chance.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:46 AM   #13
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BTW, my picks/predictions:

Best Film: Hurt Locker
Best Director: Katherine Bigelow
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock
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Old March 8 2010, 02:46 AM   #14
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Calling it for Waltz right now. Nobody else even has a chance.
Indeed. I'll be very surprised if it's someone other than Waltz.

ETA: And he's got it. Well, I've got no complaints: he managed to be memorably creepy and amusing at the same time, which isn't easy to pull off. Kudos to Christoph Waltz.
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Old March 8 2010, 02:49 AM   #15
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Yup! It's Waltz. Very well deserved. His performance was astounding.

Haha! He said Bingo!
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