Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Data Holmes, Oct 1, 2012.
Anybody know how the ratings were?
Up in younger viewers, up in overall viewers. Second highest Oscar ratings since 2005. Rating numbers based over the length of the show come out Tuesday.
Why would you have a problem with the awards being spread out? Isn't that a sign of Academy actually awarding the deserving winners, rather than just the voters voting for their favorite movie in every possible category? Instead, they made the choices that actually made sense, like visual effects and cinematography for Life of Pi, sound mixing for Les Miserables, etc. (Although I wonder if it was an incredible stroke of luck , or rather good sense, that stopped Affleck from getting the director's Oscar, as actors-turned-directors so often do when their movies are popular, by fortunately keeping him away from the director's nomination...)
I will agree Zero Dark is a bit overrated, but I still thought it was fascinating to watch how all the pieces were put together to find Bin Laden, and all the resources and dedication such a thing required.
Much like with the excellent United 93 movie, just the fact it's chronicling such a huge and important event makes it more than riveting enough. At least for me.
Yeah, it just baffles me why they insist on having so many endless "musical tributes" on this show. People are tuning in to see the stars and awards, and to laugh at a few jokes. We don't need all this other crap.
I think the producers chose the "music in film" theme just so they could focus on Chicago. One of them produced that movie.
I also hope they bring Seth back next year as I think he did a good job.
I can understand the musical tributes to the current Oscar contenders like Les Mis and Skyfall (the latter of which they botched with lousy sound), but to drag Chicago and Dreamgirls out again years after they were in theaters is just stupid and pointless filler, even if the producer of the Oscar telecast worked on them (in fact, that's a better reason to not use them).
Yeah, as much as I enjoyed Chicago, it was a bit much seeing it pop up again and again on a 2013 Academy Awards ceremony. The Bond performance by Shirley Bassey was just sublime, though. She's still got it!
As for Seth, I love the guy, and hope he comes back next year. Whether you (general you) like his humor or not, the man really appreciates all forms of the performance arts, and it shows.
Plus, once more, the scene that nearly made me piss myself with laughter:
^ Yep. There's that joke.
I misread your comment about Canadians being excluded, sorry about that. You're definitely right that Argo has done nothing that other best pictures have done; it's a much better film than many best picture picks, actually. I just wish the Academy would do better but that's a silly hope, I know.
I don't even know if I dislike Argo. I liked it when I saw it but I liked it less and less as time went on which is the exact opposite of what happened when I saw The Master which I liked but didn't love and now love. Many people hate The Master so it might just be that I have odd taste in films.
The Oscar's may have been meh but the backstage stuff and things we didn't see were more entertaining
Nicholson hit's on Jennifer Lawrence
Robert Downey Jr is the only person clapping LOL
FYI he's five rows behind Jack Nicholson
^ Everyone is smitten with Jennifer it seems. And she looks at Jack and says... "You're being rude!" She doesn't hold back.
I think she was saying that with her tongue in her cheek.
Ha! All their movies are belong to us geeks.
I wish I could agree, but whereas United 93 gave us several valid and important perspectives - the hijackers, the air control staff, the passengers - ZDT only shows us a small corner of the hunt for bin Laden. There was a whole team of guys trying to track him for several years, which I believe Bush shut down at some point, and which never got a mention, I think. And the whole project was originally conceived as an account of how he got away during the initial invasion of Afghanistan, which wasn't mentioned either. It sort of wanted to be a kind of character study, a la Zodiac, but they couldn't really say anything about the protagonist, since so much about her is off-limits. The Abbotabad raid was great, and very United 93-like, but the rest just felt awkwardly and hastily patched together.
Poor Christopher Plummer! He's done great movies (and some not-so-great ones) and he'll be remembered for "The Sound of Music."
While I like the film--and he was the first movie crush I ever had--it's not necessarily what an actor would want to be remembered for.
I don't know, the film is pretty epic, and holds a big place in the hearts of fans and Hollywood alike. I could only hope to do so well.
It's considered (and rightly so) to be one of the best films of all time.
Yeah, it's not as though he's being remembered for LEPRECHAUN 3-D: FOUR CLOVER MASSACRE or something.
For years he despised the movie. He drank on set(hes drunk during the stage performance scene) and called it "the sound of mucous"
Seth has said that while he had a great time hosting, he will not do it again. He has also said, on twitter, that hosting the Oscars is like the Kobayashi Maru test.
that's awesome. I guess it is.
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