Just thinking of this because of the nominations and the 50+ threads RollTide has started on them lately.
Sign me up with Juaquin Phoenix.
I put more stock in to the Roscoes than I do the Oscars. Hell half of them are like 70-80 years old and probably 5,900 of the 6,000 are white. Meatloaf and Pee Wee Herman are members for gods sake.
They pick favorites so every year you pretty much know before the movies are released who half the nominations will be. Life of Pi with 11 nominations this year? Really? How about you nominate some movies people actually really like, not because Ang Lee directed it. Last year HUGO, yes freaking HUGO, tied for the most wins
I mean I LOVE me some Martin Scorsese, but cmon, the movie was average at best. And im trying my best not to talk about Woody Allen. War Horse, Midnight in Paris, freaking HUGO, get best picture nominations... But lets say a movie like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, who everybody loved? Pffttfpff, BITCH PLEASE. Meryl Streep, great actress. But OMG is that a picture a paparazzi took of Meryl Streep taking a crap?? Give her an Oscar for that!
OLMLandshark mentions Ben Affleck getting no respect, I mention Leo Dicaprio. Take a guess at how many Oscar nominations Leo has. Not wins. Just nominations...
He was nominated for Supporting Actor in Whats Eating Gilbert Grape and Best Actor for The Aviator and Blood Diamond. The Titanic is tied for the most nominations AND wins ever. 11 and 14. Maybe im wrong but Leo was the main character in the movie, he and Kate Winslet. Everything about the movie got a nomination or won, Kate Winslet for Best Actress included. Leo? Not even a nomination. The Departed, Best Picture, check. Martin Scorsese, Best Director, check. Mark Wahlberg, Best Supporting Actor nomination WTF?, check. Leonardo Dicaprio, who? Gangs of New York, literally every major category nominations except, you guessed it, Supporting Actor. Nothing for Inception, Shutter Island, Catch Me if You Can, Body of Lies, J Edgar (not a great movie but great acting, and the Academy loves some Eastwood and biopics)... Nothing.
How often do these guys get it right though? %50 tops? Thats being lenient.
I guess the simple question is: Do you care about the Oscars or put any stock into them?
This post was edited on 1/10 at 12:11 pm