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February 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm #1202782840
Episode Title: “A Whisper of Desire”
Synopsis: Johnny suspects that Ted’s mom is attracted to him; Moira can’t resist getting involved in a local musical production.
Discuss.February 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm #1202782805
Get it, BRADLEY COOPER! Better late than never, or nothing. I’m struck by what one of those “anonymous voters” said about Cooper than his success will be held against him for pretty much the duration of his career until the Academy has no choice but pick him like they did with DiCaprio. Over the moon about that win all the same and my favorite of the field by a mile. Colman over Close … hmmm. I thought “The Favourite” would upset for BP after its initial tallies, but I’m happy for “Roma” all the same. It made me think will the Academy really want to see Alfonso Cuarón give four of his boring ass speeches on Sunday night. The man’s a genius and visionary, but overkill is overkill. Also very glad for Regina King, Sandy Powell, and Spike Lee and co. for Adapted Screenplay. Sad that “Black Panther” was completely shut out. At least give it Score or something. Score should have been between Britell and Göransson. Mostly expected winners from what it looks like.February 20, 2019 at 11:05 am #1202782704
Justice Dept. preparing for Mueller report as early as next week
McCabe: “I think it’s possible” Trump is a Russian asset
Bernie Sanders raises nearly $6 million in 24 hours after 2020 launch, campaign says
Beto O’Rourke weighing presidential and Senate runs, plans to decide by end of February
Trump’s loyalty obsession could lead to obstruction case
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/20/politics/donald-trump-russia-matt-whitaker-robert-mueller/index.htmlFebruary 20, 2019 at 9:36 am #1202782594
If Grant actually pulls through to win, what a moment that will be! Usually these ballots are always the outliers, but wishful thinking is nice sometimes.February 20, 2019 at 4:49 am #1202782361
Phylicia Rashad was everything I hoped she would be and then some! Also surprisingly moving was Cael Lumbly as Beth’s father. With maybe one more scene, I’d say nominate both of them. Rashad is in my Emmy predictions regardless. Beth’s backstory was long overdue, and Susan Kelechi Watson nailed everything given to her. The story had to be a good one to make this far-fetched ballet dream fly, and it was. This was one of the best episodes of the season so far.February 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm #1202782109
Wow! I was the exact opposite haha. I dislike Musto’s writing (and thus his wording of his questions). I thought the “voter” was handling the strange questions as best he could.
The questions aren’t “strange.” This voter needed to own up to why he was defending a “Green Book” line vote as a retaliatory FU to the “smear campaigns,” like just not bring up that the co-writer bought into Muslim conspiracy theories of cheering on the 9/11 hijackers, and maybe that’s not the best person to give an Oscar to for penning a reductive film about race relations in the 1960s. That “voter” is exactly the kind of useless, backwards voter the Academy needs to rid itself of, either through attrition or continuing to diversify its membership.February 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm #1202781871
The Daily Beast “anonymous voter” was hella obnoxious, eye-rolling, and cynical, but that’s your classic Academy voter through and through. Meh.February 19, 2019 at 6:54 am #1202781398
I honestly was disappointed with that video- I’m tired of OscarsSoWhite. I think its great that the Academy is being more and more diverse but Halle Berry’s Oscar win was an extremely memorable and monumental deal. No victory in a struggle for equality and fair treatment is absolute- of course people still have work to do. But the Academy took a step to acknowledge what it viewed as a great performance and it was not only because she was black. She was showing range people didn’t expect of her on the big screen and she was proving all those naysayers wrong by showing her integrity as an artist was something worth fighting for. White people need to stop getting on their high horse and minimalizing every step in the right direction simply because it didn’t solve all of the problems of race that we have in this country in one fell swoop .If it wasn’t for victories like Halle Berry’s a lot that is happening today wouldn’t have happened. She really did open the door for progress no matter how slow. There is still a lot of work to do but all of the cynical hand wringing by white people is just to assuage white guilt.
Halle’s win was excellent and historic. It shouldn’t be placed as the diversity torchbearer though. That’s too high a burden to place on it. It would have been nice to see other POC winners in lead actress before and after her, but neither have anything to do with her. Regardless of the choices Halle’s made post-win, that doesn’t discredit her win in any way. The diversity “strides” that the Academy has and hasn’t made post-2001 is on that flawed and disreputable institution, not to mention the widespread barriers of the industry as a whole. It’s not on Berry.February 19, 2019 at 6:45 am #1202781390
Episode Title: “Our Little Island Girl”
Synopsis: Beth’s trip home to care for her mother sparks an unexpected realization.
Guest Star: Phylicia Rashad
Discuss.February 19, 2019 at 6:31 am #1202781377
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Most innovative.
Under what circumstances would you boycott watching the Oscars?February 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm #1202780733
After posting, instead of going back to the thread, I’m getting a blank posting box instead. I have to then go back to the forum link to get back to the thread topic. It’s very cumbersome.February 18, 2019 at 11:24 am #1202780586
“Black Panther.” Thrilling and iconic film that will be remembered for years to come.
Last five songs you listened to (any method) or purchased?February 18, 2019 at 10:15 am #1202780472
Queen? Seriously? That’s such obvious and obnoxious pandering at play that I can’t. They certainly won’t be stifled by 90 seconds of performance time. Disgusting.February 18, 2019 at 4:51 am #1202780233
And now Emmy Rossum’s exit storyline is coming into focus. Fiona self-destructs on alcohol, is kicked out of the family house, and then goes to rehab? I hope that’s as final as it gets with Fiona’s departure.