June 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm #103160
Should have Moulin Rouge win more Oscars than it did, spefifically Best Picture, and Best Actress, and do you think Ewan McGregor deserved a nomination?
*Personally I think it deserved the winsJune 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm #103162
Nicole would have been a great winner but Halle was a great winner as well imo.June 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm #103163
Of the BP nominess I’ve seen from that year Moulin Rouge is my favorite. I also think McGregor was very desrving of a nomination as was Luhrmann for director and ScreenplayJune 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm #103164
Well, I’m likely in the minority but Moulin Rouge is not one of my favorite films, even for Baz. The Costume Design win is good, but for Art Direction my bias is for TLOTR. The Editing category is strong that year but, I think the eventual winner was deserving. (Black Hawk Down). I’m far from a fan of the BP winner that year and, I’d rather have seen this one take the statue, although it’s still fourth for me.
I’m somewhat of a dolt in trivia but, has anyone other than Liza Minnelli won Lead for a musical? (unless we count Judy Garland’s and Shirley Temple’s Juvenile Award )
The film is a visual treat and everyone is good. I’d love to see Ewan get some high-profile recognition because, he’s terrific in everything imo. But, I’m just not a fan of tragedy, generally speaking.June 14, 2013 at 2:25 am #103165
^Streisand for Funny Girl is one.June 14, 2013 at 5:18 am #103166
Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins too.
I love MR! a lot and Nicole would have been a great winner. Though personally I would have given her the win for “The Others”.
McGregor should have been nominated! He really surprised me the most. What a great voice!June 14, 2013 at 6:13 am #103167
Kidman should have won (well technically I thought Halle was great too so maybe a tie)June 14, 2013 at 7:32 am #103168
I hate Moulin Rouge. Everything in this movie is pompous and bizarre.June 14, 2013 at 10:21 am #103169
I, unfortunately, despite movie musicals being one of my favorite things in the world, do not care for Moulin Rouge. I think it has some great, breathtaking moments, and I applaud its creativity and uniqueness. However, I think most of the movie is ruined by insane overediting. Those musical numbers would have been glorious if I could actually see what was happening. I just think of “Roxanne” and the amazing musical arrangement and stunning visuals and how it would have been 100 times better if they got rid of maybe just 15% of those cuts.
Also, contrary to popular belief, a musical is nothing without a story. And, while MR has one, it just isn’t one that personally excited me I can see why other people love it, though.June 14, 2013 at 10:31 am #103170
I resaw the Luhrmann MR before I saw TGG. Not a good film IMO, maybe Luhrmann’s least interesting for me.
Previous Moulin Rouge history:
Academy Awards, USA Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s) 1953 Won Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
Best Costume Design, Color
Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Film Editing
Best PictureJune 14, 2013 at 11:14 am #103171
I think Luhrman should’ve been nominated, I would have gladly taken his nomination over the BP one. But I don’t know who I would take out from that director lineup considering I still would’ve wanted people like Wes Anderson nominated.
Moulin Rouge is great, but people (specially in recent years) tend to adore things because they’re different, original or are a huge spectacle, but don’t bother to look deeper where you will find reasons not to reward it BP, the screenplay being one of those reasons for me. Cases like Les Miserables, Avatar, Titanic, Chicago, Dreamgirls and others come to mind.
Kidman was a great nominee that year but I also would have considered The Others, not to mention that Berry was a nice winner too.June 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm #103172
I think the 2001 MOULIN ROUGE won the oscars it deserved.
I do think that Baz Luhrmann deserved to be the 9th nomination
for that film.June 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm #103173
Moulin Rouge should not have won Best Art Direction or Best Costume Design. There, I said it. It undeniably had in-your-face flash, but if I was voting on the merits of the nominated films that year and not looking back in hindsight to see what would happen two years later, both categories belonged to Fellowship of the Ring, hands down. The set design in Fellowship was incredible, the detail and scope–before there was an over-reliance on computer technology as there was for The Hobbit. And the detail in the costumes, extraordinary. Both artistic disciplines were truly exemplary in the film, more so to me than the sound design or cinematography or other technical categories (except score). I know it finally took Return of the King to win those categories, but I think the first film deserved to be acknowledged right from the get-go and it remains the best of the trilogy (Return of the King is very flawed). Moulin Rouge deserved its nominations. It’s probably Luhrmann’s most successful execution of his vision, but I’m not sure I can say he should have had a spot in the direction category over the nominees (Jackson and Lynch being the two best in the category).June 16, 2013 at 9:11 am #103174
At the time, Moulin Rouge was my preference but as of lately, while I still like it, I don’t know if I would consider it worthy to actually WIN Best Picture. Of the nominees, I have grown to appreciate Gosford Park and In the Bedroom more over the last decade (I did not like A Beautiful Mind then or now and LOTR just isn’t my cup of tea though I respect it for its efforts). The best movies from that year weren’t even nominated (Mulholland Dr, Ghost World, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Amelie, and The Royal Tenenbaums….and to a lesser extent, Black Hawk Down, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and Shrek).
I still would consider giving the Oscar to Kidman, but only because my personal choice wasn’t even nominated: Naomi Watts.
June 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm #103175
No, but after rewatching it for a class a few months ago, I do have an appreciation for the catalogue musical approach (David Bowie’s haunting “Nature Boy” is brills!) and the lead performances (who does Ewan McGregor has to sleep w/to get Oscar attention. The man is a great actor.).
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