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by OscarGuy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

And they said he'd be back in a week, but even if it were just a blood clot in the eye as originally announced, he would have been out for several weeks.
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 1054

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Well, Sabin, I guess we can hope. And this whole use of bad test screenings as a litmus test for Oscar consideration or quality of final product, need to remember that Scrosese's Goodfellas had two notoriously bad test screenings. It is considered one of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s. Other ...
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 1054

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Although you're being charitable to Logan, I notice that you don't put either Patrick Stewart or Hugh Jackman on the list. Granted, Logan will only boost Jackman's profile for The Greatest Showman, but a case could be made for a career tribute to Patrick Stewart. Of course, that would require the Ac...
by OscarGuy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto
Replies: 49
Views: 1054

Re: Oscar Predictions & Race Discussion Thread - July to Toronto

Not that it isn't a volatile topic in certain situations, but age of consent (sexual consent) in the United States varies by state. 10 states require the participants to be 18 years or older. 8 additional states require 17 or older. 16 is the legal consent age in the remaining 32. Then there are clo...
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1637

Re: Cannes 2017

There is no "percentage of English" rule. I quoted the exact passage from the 90th Oscar rules that just says "predominantly." And I'm pretty sure that exact wording has been in place for decades. To my knowledge, they've never set an exact percentage. The foreign language commit...
by OscarGuy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 80
Views: 2217

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

No, Dolores Hart would be a BAD example. She was one of the ones who would likely have needed a waiver from the acting branch leadership to avoid being pushed to emeritus status. Yes, Hackman wouldn't count because nominees are automatically granted lifetime status. The point still stands that you m...
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Halfway Through 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Halfway Through 2017

"A large number of us haven't seen it yet." That's what I said, Anonymous. Don't make it sound like I said "none of us" have seen it.
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 80
Views: 2217

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

Well, you have misunderstood. The only ones forced to move to emeritus status are those who haven't worked in at least 3 different ten-year periods. It's a convoluted thing, but someone like Gene Hackman, who hasn't worked in more than ten years now would still be eligible to vote because he had wor...
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Halfway Through 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Halfway Through 2017

No one's forgetting it. The high proportion of gay members on this board suggests it's bound to be a hit. The reason none of us are talking about it is that a large number of us haven't seen it yet. It's played three festivals so far: Sundance, Berlinale, Sydney. None of us have attended those (well...
by OscarGuy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 80
Views: 2217

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

You keep talking about Darkest Hour being an Oscar winner, but reference Best Picture. No one said it was anything even remotely close to a Best Picture contender. Maybe for a nomination, but it doesn't even need that to be an Oscar winner for Gary Oldman, which is the entire debate you've been argu...
by OscarGuy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!
Replies: 80
Views: 2217

Re: Psychic Oscar Predictions Contest!

You might want to check your opinion of Wright at the door because opinion matters not with Academy voters. You may hate him, but the Academy doesn't. Anna Karenina received four nominations. Yes, they were all tech categories, but that's four for a film that had a 63 metacritic score. Pride & P...
by OscarGuy
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 307
Views: 7628

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I watched the first few seasons (before they went to Celebrity Apprentice). He was a jerk, but it was also very clear that he let everyone else do the work and he took the credit.
by OscarGuy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1637

Re: Cannes 2017

The Academy rules essentially say predominantly non-English. There is no strict definition listed, so it would be up to the branch to determine eligibility. Here is the exact rule from the Academy's site: "4. The recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be ...
by OscarGuy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1637

Re: Cannes 2017

I'm guessing length. IMDb says it's 142 minutes. Either that or they are angling for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and maybe the only way to do that is to cut English dialogue?
by OscarGuy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: 2017 Oscar Invitees
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: 2017 Oscar Invitees

Same with Sharon Gless, BJ. It's all a matter of optics. They invite aging TV stars in to make it look like they are progressing with new female members, who then turn around and die in 5 to 10 years (or likely less in White's case).

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