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January 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm #212302
Wow, it’ brilliant. Margaret Sixel should win editing, what an Outstanding job!January 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm #211727
The Wrap asked readers for suggestions on how to improve the
Academy. And this is what an Academy member posted by the name Robert L.
“Sharon, as an Academy member I am absolutely stunned that you
would ask your readers to recommend people for membership to the Academy!! The
Academy is more than capable of doing this without the suggestions of people
who know less about films and the people who make them than they do.
Personally, I’m one of the members who believes this whole controversy is a
crock! Each year 6300 individual members vote and I believe most of them take
their voting as seriously as I do. Two years with no Black nominees? So what?
If the performances out there aren’t as good as the ones selected so be it. It’s
called VOTING. There were also white actors and directors left out this year-
Steve Carell, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, ect. That’s just the way things
happen. Two years ago Twelve years a Slave won Best Picture, among various
other awards. And personally, although a good movie about an important subject,
I didn’t think it was a Best Picture or the Best Picture. But apparently enough
other members did. The same members who didn’t vote for any Black actors this
year. As I said, it’s called VOTING. The Academy has rigorous standards in each
branch for membership invitations- based on the quality of someone’s word in
the industry over a period of time. There are certainly minorities who fit this
criteria and have been and continue to be offered membership. But to lower the
standards to increase the number of Blacks and other minority members is
terribly wrong and would diminish the honor that Academy membership is.”January 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm #212300
Did you guys see the 12x sped up version of Fury Road that’s making rounds on the Internet right now? You can basically still comprehend the what goes on. Sixel needs to win editing.
Where can I see it??January 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm #212311
It should be about the quality of the work not the color of their skin.January 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #212307
No. It is between Christian Bale and Mark Rylance, probably the latter.January 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm #212298
Thank you! A film that will be talked abour for decades to come
The film is a masterpiece, and the videos show every detail about the production of the film. Watching the videos made me appreciate the film even more.January 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm #211790
Why is Spotlight the frontrunner? It is an HBO movie. This is Boyhood all over again, and Boyhood was a much better film.January 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm #211724
The Academy shouldn’t fix anything. The problem is the industry, and I hate how people be bitching about this on Oscar time. Jada Pinkett and Will Smith both have a lot of money they should start producing great stuff for black people. If they want to change the system that’s how they start doing it, not acting like victims by boycotting the Oscars. What they are doing is forcing the Academy to vote for black films to prove a point. And I don’t get why there’s comparison between the Emmys and the Oscars. This year we saw the Emmys acknowledge black people because television is more broad and there is more quality work for black people there. Again this argument proves that the problem is the industry not the Oscars. So even if the Oscars expand their membership and include more black people, the problem is going to persist.January 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm #210239
Mad Max also got a nod from BAFTA for costume. The only single movie that is not a period film.
I realize many people here do not know how to handle Fury Road. It’s the first time that an action flick with hellish costumes from, literally, scraps gets nominated…and you all act surprised. If you watch it again, the costumes are actually very detailed. They dressed up an entirely made up civilization – with each character having unique personalities.
Fury Road sticks out like a sore thumb from the bunch of nominees and that is why it WILL/SHOULD win.
I hope so, and for the reasons you cite.
C’mon Academy! Havent you rewarded enough period pieces? (although, this one is futuristic)
Yes. And the costume design that has been awarded the most so far this awards season is Mad Max Fury Road.January 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm #211810
Freeman is the only one with this right wing bullshit about mad max and the revenant.January 20, 2016 at 8:25 am #210231
Yeah the Mad Max vote here just seems like members checked off as many boxes as they could for it. They’re fine but not something to throw awards at.
Well, it won the critics choice for Best Costume. I believe it is in the top 3, and could pull an upset.January 19, 2016 at 7:41 am #211543
The only person of color who was snubbed was Idris Elba. How many white people were snubbed? like 50.January 19, 2016 at 7:26 am #210747
That’s because the BET and Image awards nominate anyone just because they’re black. If your film is the worst reviewed of the year , as long as your black- you’re a nominee. That’s also because there’s never enough to choose from to begin with. So to get 5 nominees they just nominate all the black Movies. And that’s why they become less notable.
Again if the black community wants to be recognized for stellar work, start putting out stellar projects. Stop backing people like Tyler Perry and Kevin Hart that will continue to clown your image. Start finding more prestigious scripts and get stellar actors to perform them.
And yes it does boil down to who votes for the material. As Will Smith once pointed out years ago (and this isn’t a word for word quote): “If you live in France you can expect the majority of your film nominees to be from that country. In America, black people are still minorities.”
That’s true. Last year NAACP gave Tiraji P. Henson a best actress award for a film that was panned by critics as one of the worst films of the year.January 19, 2016 at 7:22 am #210745
Spike Lee has been doing shitty films for years now. I don’t know why he’s complaining so much.