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April 5, 2022 at 3:40 pm #1204905423
I’m going to very blunt….
For the people that said the Oscars was not the place for this……Had this happened at the BET Awards or the Image Awards I don’t think MANY people on here would care as much. The fact of the matter is the Oscars is historically a group of mostly white voters honoring mostly white creatives and artists. So in essence Will doing that in front of a room full of white people is what really did him in.
And I know the rebuttal is going to be well everyone watches the Oscars, but its still mainly a white institution….and if violence is wrong at the Oscars it should be wrong on ANY stage.
You’re right; it doesn’t belong on any stage. I have to say I wouldn’t care what stage it was on, but I completely get your point.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm #1204905418
Grace of Monaco; considering that people thought initially that it could get Nicole Kidman a second Oscar and then ended up being a TV-Movie in the US. I guess it still got nominated for an Emmy; but it was a weak year.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm #1204905151
Then there’s actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who’s said, “On Twitter, a lot of us were like, ‘y’all sit this out for your protection,’ because when we need to have a conversation, we’re gonna have it.’”
She continued. “If you put your nose in something Black people need to discuss amongst ourselves, it happens. I am from East Cleveland, I would like to say that I’ve seen harder slaps at family Spades tournaments than what happened on that stage.”
Tiffany added: “I think it is utterly ridiculous to center this in the opinions of white folks. This is just about what happened there. The jumping-off point should not be, ‘Oh, but what might the white people think about it?’”
So there you have it: according to Tiffany Cross and Yvette Nicole Brown: White people aren’t allowed to have an opinion on the incident.
But Tiffany’s most peculiar comment came when she said:
“There’s a level of disrespect that every person can handle. Some people use their words, some people use their hands. It is what it is. In the black community we understand that.”
So, there’s a black person actually claiming that the black community are more understanding of the need for some people to resort to physical violence when their disrespect level threshold has been breached.
Surely this take is completely reductive? Violence is violence and unnecessary full stop? It has no place on the Academy stage.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 4, 2022 at 2:04 pm #1204903963
Chris Tucker should’ve been nominated for playing Ruby Rhod in The Fifth Element. It was an incredibly vivid, memorable, and difficult role, and he deserved recognition for that, comedic or no.
This, this, this!! Chris Tucker is insanely good in that film.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 4, 2022 at 6:15 am #1204903237
Gwyneth Paltrow should absolutely not have won (or even been nominated for that matter) but Shakespeare in Love is a great movie and deserved its best picture win over Saving Private Ryan.
I just pretend she won for The Talented Mr. Ripley! 😂
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 4, 2022 at 3:15 am #1204903056
Couldn’t really rank them, but here are my Best Picture line ups for the 90s:
Reversal of Fortune
Beauty and the Beast*
Thelma & Louise
The Silence of the Lambs
A Few Good Men
Scent of a Woman
And the Band Plays On
In the Name of the Father*
The Age of Innocence
What’s Love Got to Do with It
Bullets Over Broadway
The Lion King
The Shawshank Redemption*
Dead Man Walking
The Bridges of Madison County
Secrets & Lies
The English Patient*
As Good as It Gets
Good Will Hunting
Miss Ever’s Boys
The Fifth Element
American History X
Gods and Monsters
The Truman Show*
Eyes Wide Shut
The Green Mile
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 3, 2022 at 1:59 pm #1204897594
Sean Penn deserved his Oscar for Milk; I don’t know if this is really unpopular generally, but on this forum I’ve seen some people say they didn’t like his win.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 2, 2022 at 5:51 pm #1204894800
I assumed they were real considering they kept using Nicole Kidman and Jessica Chastain’s reactions and apparently they were the only big names there during the presentation of the below the line categories.
Glad that both Jessica and Nicole went to the below the line presentation. They’re two people who you can tell really care about their craft.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 2, 2022 at 4:41 pm #1204894719
Unpopular round here anyway; after watching Being the Ricardos again tonight – Nicole Kidman really deserved her Oscar nomination for Being the Ricardos.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 2, 2022 at 4:36 pm #1204894717
I mean I’d go as far as saying hair loss for any woman is is a big deal- I don’t think there’s any especially about it for a woman of any race.
The situation and result of the investigation isn’t gonna please everyone. He’s resigned from the academy etc.
Nothing drastic will happen and I don’t know why anyone would be surprised; it’ll be another instance of rich people behaving badly and getting away with it. It’s just the way it works- the world won’t end, it hasn’t ended- we’ve all had our opinions on it and our opinions don’t matter at all in the grand scheme of things. Smith has apologised (or his publicist has, whatever.) and he’s removed himself from the Academy. It’s done.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 1, 2022 at 4:56 pm #1204893462
I have literally NEVER heard anyone say she was a bad actress. ever….
I have to say, I’m not overly keen on her as an actor – but I guess it’s personal taste.
To be honest, I think he’s done the right thing. Hopefully, they will keep him off the invite list for a couple of years and then in a couple of years things would have blown over and ‘punishment’ would have been served.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 1, 2022 at 12:16 pm #1204893138
The only noms that I’m not overly keen on are The Iron Lady, Into the Woods and Julie & Julia.
My personal noms for Meryl are:
1978: The Deer Hunter (Winner: Maggie Smith “California Suite”)
1979: Kramer vs. Kramer
1981: The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Winner: Susan Sarandon “Atlantic City”)
1982: Sophie’s Choice
1983: Silkwood (Winner: Shirley MacLaine “Terms of Endearment”)
1985: Out of Africa (Winner: Whoopi Goldberg “The Color Purple”)
1988: A Cry in the Dark (Winner: Glenn Close “Dangerous Liaisons”)
1995: The Bridges of Madison County (Winner: Nicole Kidman “To Die For”)
1998: One True Thing (Winner: Angelina Jolie “Gia”)
2002: The Hours
2002: Adaptation. (Winner: Stockard Channing “The Matthew Shepherd Story”)
2006: The Devil Wears Prada (Winner: Cate Blanchett “Notes on a Scandal”)
2008: Doubt (Winner: Angelina Jolie “Changeling”)
2013: August: Osage County (Winner: Emma Thompson “Saving Mr. Banks”)
2017: Florence Foster Jenkins (Winner: Viola Davis “Fences”)
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"April 1, 2022 at 11:42 am #1204893096
Kidman’s nom for Just Go With It is so stupid- she was easily the best thing about that film.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"March 31, 2022 at 1:28 pm #1204891783
Eddie was so deserving of a win for Dreamgirls.
"I'm not mad at you Helga. I'm mad at the dirt!"Not now