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  • FilmGuy619
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    #185804

    It seems almost every year, there is at least one acting win that has people scratching their heads that has some kind of political influence. But what if there was a year where all 20 acting nominees decide to make a pact not to campaign and let the performances speak for themselves? Would you guys support that decision or are you hardly affected by the politics that can influence the Oscars? Why or why not?

     

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    24Emmy
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    That could be an interesting premise for a comedy movie. Then one by one they slowly break their promise and campaign harder than ever before.

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Mmmmm I see.  Y’all get your panties in a twist when one person does it, but when when they all do it, y’all suddently cool wit it?

     

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    babypook
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    Interesting in theory but how does one implement this?

    One way would be to put the nominees, all of them, into cold storage. It would have to be voluntary, or else the politics would hit the fan.

    That could be about a year, perhaps longer, for many of the nominees to be out of conscience commission.

    But then, other than this, the two are interconnected and can not be cleaved independent of the other.

     

    But for fun let’s say that they ALL agree to “no” campaigning, even with their mother. Let the performance stand on it’s own do we?

    So, will there be a consensus on which perfs (lucky enough to be nominated) are the true worthiest deserving?

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    24Emmy
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    Interesting in theory but how does one implement this?

    One way would be to put the nominees, all of them, into cold storage. It would have to be voluntary, or else the politics would hit the fan.

     

    Leave some extra space for Harvey and all the bloggers that campaign for their favorites.

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    Tye-Grr
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    That could be an interesting premise for a comedy movie. Then one by one they slowly break their promise and campaign harder than ever before.

    Written and Directed by David O. Russell

    Starring:

    As the Best Actress Nominees: 

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Amy Adams
    Naomi Watts
    Lily Tomlin
    Patricia Arquette

    As the Best Actor Nominees:

    Bradley Cooper
    Christian Bale
    Mark Wahlberg
    Jason Schwartzman
    Ben Stiller

    As the Best Supporting Actress Nominees:

    Melissa Leo
    Jackie Weaver
    Elizabeth Rohm
    Virginia Madsen
    Tea Leoni

    As the Best Supporting Actor Nominees:

    Robert DeNiro
    Jeremy Renner
    Jude Law
    Shea Whigham
    Louis C.K.

    In a shocking move, the Oscars nominate every single cast member. Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Melissa Leo, and Robert DeNiro win their respective categories. David O. Russell finally wins screenplay and director Oscars, and it takes Best PIcture. Goldderby implodes. 

     

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    seabel
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    Even not campaigning is campaigning.

    Ask Amancio Ortega, ZARA founder. 

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    Tonbone
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    As someone not living in Hollywood I really don’t know this campaigning consists of. Is it just ads in magazines or do they give luncheons and speeches? I am all in favor of the performances speaking for themselves by the way. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    If everyone didn’t campaign, it would be pretty heavy on the precursors. I also feel like it would end up with the Best Picture frontrunner having a sweep of the acting categories. It’s a fun thought in theory, and I would love to watch that movie, even for one category. In practice though, it wouldn’t work at all.

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    Why is it so cool “not to campaign”? It’s only taking away the attention from you and the movie you were in. I mean Hollywood is all about campaigning. Campagning for ideas, lifestyles, political views, cultures and so on. I’m so against this “not campaigning” thing. I mean of course everyone is campaigning and going for shows to talk about their movies. It’s in their contracts. Also you would be stupid not to care about your own movie in public. Like damn stupid. This whole Monique “it can be about the performance” itself was campagning. I mean she kind of told every newspaper about it – so why is that different? And don’t tell me that politics don’t play part in the whole Oscar season. You are overdue. You are black. You are white. You are pink. You are an old granny. You are a beautiful woman. You are a character actor. You are a veteran. it’s you comeback. You were shit, now you are good. You played a famous person. You came from TV. You were gay in your film. You were racist in your film. You were a sadistic mother in your film. You were the leader of a big cause and so on. It’s all about politics. It’s all about campaigning.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    I’m sick and tired of the notion that Mo’Nique didn’t campaign.

    SHE DID CAMPAIGN AND SHE DID IT IN A VERY INTELLIGENT WAY.
    She was very public about not campaigning, but this was exactly what she was doing by stating it.
    And of course, she attended every televized show and delivered speeches. She had FYC ads.
    I don’t know if she did the late night shows circuit (maybe she didn’t, most likely she didn’t), but she gave interviews.
    So how didn’t she campaign??

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    I’m sick and tired of the notion that Mo’Nique didn’t campaign.

    SHE DID CAMPAIGN AND SHE DID IT IN A VERY INTELLIGENT WAY.
    She was very public about not campaigning, but this was exactly what she was doing by stating it.
    And of course, she attended every televized show and delivered speeches. She had FYC ads.
    I don’t know if she did the late night shows circuit (maybe she didn’t, most likely she didn’t), but she gave interviews.
    So how didn’t she campaign??

    Child you’re preaching to the choir.  

    But I’ll also add that all the hoopla about her “not campaigning” gave her even more press than if she did “campaign”.  So at the end of the day, was her non-campaign really a… campaign?    

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    Patrick
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    I think there’s nothing wrong with doing talk shows and being interviewed by news outlets when you’re in contention. It’s natural. Usually all that’s talked about is the film, the actor/actress’s experience making the film, a little about themselves, a clip/trailer (on talk shows), and then sometimes funny anecdotes that happened while making the film. These are all things that I personally enjoy hearing about. I don’t see this as, “GIVE ME THE OSCAR!” I see it as light promotion of one’s film, one’s role, and oneself. It is technically campaigning, but I usually find it so subtle that I don’t really see it as openly campaigning to win an Oscar. Studio-sponsored “For Your Consideration” ads are just expected. They want their films to win as many awards as possible. Putting out your own FYC ads though like Melissa Leo for “The Fighter”? That’s taking it a little too far in my opinion. I understand wanting to win, but I thought those ads were tacky and unnecessary. I understand why she did it, but I don’t think she needed it to win. I mean she did win so who cares now? I still thought it was a little ridiculous. But hey, I don’t have an Oscar and she does, so props to Melissa Leo.

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    babypook
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    I’m sick and tired of the notion that Mo’Nique didn’t campaign.

    SHE DID CAMPAIGN AND SHE DID IT IN A VERY INTELLIGENT WAY.
    She was very public about not campaigning, but this was exactly what she was doing by stating it.
    And of course, she attended every televized show and delivered speeches. She had FYC ads.
    I don’t know if she did the late night shows circuit (maybe she didn’t, most likely she didn’t), but she gave interviews.
    So how didn’t she campaign??

     

    Well of course she ‘campaigned’, in her, non-campaigning, gross way. She’s smart at it; the rest of us are stoopid.

    So why the backlash I wonder?

    She’ll survive…same as Michael Fassbender.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    Fassbender is a man, so they won’t hold it against him. And what a man he is!! 
    But truth be told, he was more of a non-campaigner. He was nearly absent from the entire season.
     

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