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  • Manuel Colon
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    I was watching Titanic the other night, and i was just thinking about it winning 11 Oscars. To me, those awards were very much deserving, the techs were a total marvel.

    Let’s discuss the multipe Oscar winning film, were they deserving of those awards? Should they have won something else? Shouldn’t they have won that much? Post the cagetories you think were rightfully given and the ones that were not!

    Titanic
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Gravity
    Ben- Hur 
    Gone With The Wind
    And many more! 

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    tennisfreak
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    #204317

    Ben Hur apart from its tech awards was probably over rewarded. I mean it’s like a filmed quaalude. Knocks me out every time. The others I feel that for their year it’s about right.

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    benutty
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    Slumdog Millionaire should not only have not won a single one of its Oscars, but it never should have been nominated for them in the first place. Of its fellow nominees, here is who should have won:
    Picture: Milk
    Director: Van Sant
    Adapted Screenplay: Doubt
    Original Score: WALL-E
    Original Song: WALL-E
    Sound Mixing: WALL-E
    Cinematography: The Dark Knight
    Film Editing: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    That being said, the 81st Academy Awards are one of the most embarrassing of all time. The entire line-up of nominees is dreadful and in almost every single category the wrong person won, except Heath Ledger.

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    Monty
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    The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King is my favourite movie of all time. I think all the awards awards are well deserved with the exception of screenplay. I wonder why it wasn’t nominated for sound editing. If it did, it will win sound editing as well because most of the academy members can’t distinguish between sound editing and sound mixing.

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    Monty
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    Slumdog Millionaire should not only have not won a single one of its Oscars, but it never should have been nominated for them in the first place. Of its fellow nominees, here is who should have won:
    Picture: Milk
    Director: Van Sant
    Adapted Screenplay: Doubt
    Original Score: WALL-E
    Original Song: WALL-E
    Sound Mixing: WALL-E
    Cinematography: The Dark Knight
    Film Editing: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    That being said, the 81st Academy Awards are one of the most embarrassing of all time. The entire line-up of nominees is dreadful and in almost every single category the wrong person won, except Heath Ledger.

    To me, 71st Academy Awards is the worst.
    Shakespeare in Love winning over Saving Private Ryan is a travesty.
    Gandalf and Galadriel were snubbed in the same year in favour of Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow, who will remain to be one of the worst winners of their category ever.
    Dame Judi Dench should have won at least two Oscar, but not for Shakespeare in Love.

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    KyleBailey
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    Yeah Slumdog was given a little too much same with The Hurt Locker the year after (6 wins) 

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    Asgaroth
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    Those 8 oscars for Slumdog Millionaire are a total joke. Insane. I don’t dislike the movie, it’s quite good, enjoyable and well executed, but 8 oscars were just too much.

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    The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King is my favourite movie of all time. I think all the awards awards are well deserved with the exception of screenplay. I wonder why it wasn’t nominated for sound editing. If it did, it will win sound editing as well because most of the academy members can’t distinguish between sound editing and sound mixing.

    After reading his novels (so freaking long ago….lol) I’d have to say the writing team did a stellar job adapting them. All three of them. I’m glad they ‘extended’ the Aragorn and Arwen arcs, for example. And some of the dialogue coming out of Sam’s and Gandolf’s mouths are iconic now. It’s a rip-roaring tale of good vs evil and a long ways from the linguistic exercise Tolkien made of his novels. They’re terrific in themselves but I’m not convinced that they would have translated as exceptionally as they did without that writing team.

    Jmho.

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    tennisfreak
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    Those 8 oscars for Slumdog Millionaire are a total joke. Insane. I don’t dislike the movie, it’s quite good, enjoyable and well executed, but 8 oscars were just too much.

    See I thought it was Eurocentric, racist bullshit. Any nominations were far too much.

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    babypook
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    [quote=”Asgaroth”]

    Those 8 oscars for Slumdog Millionaire are a total joke. Insane. I don’t dislike the movie, it’s quite good, enjoyable and well executed, but 8 oscars were just too much.

    See I thought it was Eurocentric, racist bullshit. Any nominations were far too much.
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    This. Also, I hated that film sooooo much. And Danny Boyle especially….I’ve said this before, right? Lol.

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    benutty
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    Wow I hope Tom doesn’t knock on this door and see us gagging over how much we hate Slumdog Millionaire.

    *runs away* 

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    babypook
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    Wow I hope Tom doesn’t knock on this door and see us gagging over how much we hate Slumdog Millionaire.

    *runs away* 

     

    Lol! He knows already…..he hates Nashville too, along with Tree of Life, calling them “unwatchable”. Personally, Nashville is one of my all-time favorite films!

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    tennisfreak
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    See I liked Nashville but hated Tree of Life. But I can see where someone would watch Nashville and intensely dislike it.

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    Mladen Vukcevic
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    The cultural impact of movies like Titanic or ROTK is undeniable and when it translates to Oscars, you get something like this – a bit overblown story. But, let we not kid ourselves, reahing $1 billion at box office in 1997 and 2003 respectively was a much difficult job than it is today. I don’t think that things are so linear and that most Oscars = best movie, but it does speak how impactful those movies were that year.

    I am not huge fan of The Hurt Locker. It simply wasn’t my cup of tea… Same goes for Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and American Sniper. It borders with propaganda movies, and if I hate  anything, that is propaganda in movies…

    As for LOTR screenplay, I have to say it was one of the most cinematic adaptations ever. Simply, everything worked on big screen and the changes were absolutely amazing. 

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    babypook
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    The cultural impact of movies like Titanic or ROTK is undeniable and when it translates to Oscars, you get something like this – a bit overblown story. But, let we not kid ourselves, reahing $1 billion at box office in 1997 and 2003 respectively was a much difficult job than it is today. I don’t think that things are so linear and that most Oscars = best movie, but it does speak how impactful those movies were that year.

    I am not huge fan of The Hurt Locker. It simply wasn’t my cup of tea… Same goes for Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and American Sniper. It borders with propaganda movies, and if I hate  anything, that is propaganda in movies…

    As for LOTR screenplay, I have to say it was one of the most cinematic adaptations ever. Simply, everything worked on big screen and the changes were absolutely amazing. 

     

    Omg! I wouldnt put it as tactfully as you but, there it is!

    Come to my table. I’ve got fresh baked pies, cakes, muffins, and whatever else your heart desires.

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