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  • dannyboy.
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    #58116

    It appears he is in semi-retirement.. Was For Your Consideration a commercial failure and he cannot find financing now? Watched all four of his films consecutively and would love for a fifth.. What is the likelihood of it happening? I actually do believe O’Hara was Oscar-worthy for FYC, albeit in the Leading category..

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    Scottferguson
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    Suggestion – add something to the thread title

    It didn’t seem likely, but one of the implications with nothing else is that he had died

    Thx    

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    babypook
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    dannyboy, my heart almost came out my throat when I saw this thread, because I thought he had passed away.

    I think Guest is still working.  Wasnt he part of the Oscars this year?

    Loved his “Waiting for Guffman”. And yes, FYC and O’Hara were Oscar noteworthy, imo.

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    Tye-Grr
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    dannyboy, my heart almost came out my throat when I saw this thread, because I thought he had passed away.

    I think Guest is still working.  Wasnt he part of the Oscars this year?

    Loved his “Waiting for Guffman”. And yes, FYC and O’Hara were Oscar noteworthy, imo.

    Me too! I seriously got upset for a second.

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    Scottferguson
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    #58121

    so that’s three of us, all reasonably smart people and familiar with threads here, who had the same reaction

    it’s not quite the same as though it were Luise Rainer or Olivia de Havilland, but it’s a natural response.  

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    dannyboy.
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    Ha! Should I change the title? Just finished the fourth today.. Anyone think certain aspects of his films were Oscar-worthy?

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    dannyboy.
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    Changed. How morbid a thought! Why is that the knee jerk reaction?!

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    Morgan Henard
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    ^What was the original title that had everyone in an uproar? LOL

    Staying on topic, Catherine O’Hara was massively snubbed of a nomination for FYC.

    -Morgan 

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    Scottferguson
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    Dannyboy – it’s a reaction because when it has happened in the past people have mentioned that this was their first thought, and there have been cases where a thread about someone’s death has initially just been the name

    Innocent mistake, if it was even that. Thx for changing it.  

    Morgan – the title was at first just “Christopher Guest”  

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    dannyboy.
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    It appears, in a brief research, that Fred Willard was the closest cast member to receive a nomination for Best in Show.. He won a few of the city critic’s awards in 2000 including Boston and Las Vegas. He came in second for the National Society of Film Critics Awards and third place for NYFCC. Christopher Guest of course was nominated for his song ‘A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow’ for A Mighty Wind. Catherine O’Hara won the National Board of Review Award in 2006 for Supporting – I suspect category placement screwed her over that year (though it didn’t hurt Blanchett). Overall it seems Best in Show was the most successful award-wise as it was nominated for Best Picture Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes.

      

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    Spenser Davis
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    ^What was the original title that had everyone in an uproar? LOL

    Staying on topic, Catherine O’Hara was massively snubbed of a nomination for FYC.

    -Morgan 

    Now I’m really curious. I can only imagine titles like “Christopher Guest is No More” or “Christopher Guest Now Visiting the Big House in the Sky.”

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    rockstitution
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    Yeah, I’m awaiting his return. Also, where is David Lynch and when is he gonna make his next film?

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    Yeah, I’m awaiting his return. Also, where is David Lynch and when is he gonna make his next film?

    I love David Lynch. It probably isn`t a secret by now, but I would watch any movie that he had coming out. Lynch has a very unique style, and he isn`t suited for some, but I love him as both a writer and director.

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    Scottferguson
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    Lynch has given hints that he is through with filmmaking. He has recently been working on an album and also has been overseeing the opening of a new restaurant in Paris.

    Sometimes people don’t make announcements. Gene Hackman, for me the best American actor (gender neutral) of the last 50 years, retired eight years ago and did so without telling anyone much other than his agent.  

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    awardskel
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    It appears, in a brief research, that Fred Willard was the closest cast member to receive a nomination for Best in Show.. He won a few of the city critic’s awards in 2000 including Boston and Las Vegas. He came in second for the National Society of Film Critics Awards and third place for NYFCC. Christopher Guest of course was nominated for his song ‘A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow’ for A Mighty Wind. Catherine O’Hara won the National Board of Review Award in 2006 for Supporting – I suspect category placement screwed her over that year (though it didn’t hurt Blanchett). Overall it seems Best in Show was the most successful award-wise as it was nominated for Best Picture Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes.

      

    Don’t forget, Christopher Guest had a small part in the Oscar-nominated Best Picture contender A Few Good Men. 

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