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by OscarGuy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: New Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: New Forums

I'm probably going to do a lot more consolidating than what's on here already. It's expansive and hard to find some topics.

Anyway. I have a shell setup and I was wanting to possibly get some guinea pigs to test it out.
by OscarGuy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: New Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 59

New Forums

We have been using phpBB for about 6 years now and while there's nothing specifically wrong with it, I am frustrated by the lack of ability to easily alter the graphics and visual styles of the board itself. As such, sometime this year, I plan on rolling out a new UAADB forum that's built INTO the C...
by OscarGuy
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Cannes 2017

Beasts of No Nation also played theatrically in the UK. It was distributed through Curzon Cinemas on Oct. 16, 2015.
by OscarGuy
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Cannes 2017

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix) ran for two weeks in 2015 @ 31 theaters the first week, 21 the next. Manchester by the Sea (Amazon) ran for 21 weeks last year and this in a peak of 1,213 theaters. They do release their films theatrically, otherwise they would be ineligible for Oscars. I'm not saying t...
by OscarGuy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Dream Projects
Topic: Doris Day Update
Replies: 12
Views: 6054

Re: Doris Day Update

Godard did not refuse the award, he simply refused to attend the ceremony. His excuse was that airlines don't permit passengers to smoke anymore, so he couldn't smoke on the flight.
by OscarGuy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: New Oscar Rules
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: New Oscar Rules

They do. That's the problem. All categories give one Oscar to each nominated producer, makeup designer, etc, but if you choose to submit a three-plus person team as a group for Original Score, they'll receive one Oscar. So, if The Beatles were still alive and were nominated now and won, instead of g...
by OscarGuy
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: New Oscar Rules
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: New Oscar Rules

As in the Academy gives the winning film ONE Oscar. It's up to the members of the group of composers to decide who gets to keep it.
by OscarGuy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: New Oscar Rules
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: New Oscar Rules

The difference, BJ, is that the three Original Score nominees share a single credit and win a single Oscar statuette to share between them. In all other categories with more than three recipients being eligible, the individuals each get a statuette. That's why the score change seems idiotic.
by OscarGuy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: New Oscar Rules
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: New Oscar Rules

The fact that they eliminated scoring of films for animation and went to popularity gives films that have wider viewership more options. The question is, and I haven't read the rules, whether or not the members of this committee (of non-animation professionals, why?) are required to watch all the fi...
by OscarGuy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Oscar Statistics
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Oscar Statistics

I am contemplating a new weekly feature (possibly monthly, depending on inspiration) on my site called Oscar Statistics where I look at various data points associated with the Oscars. Facts and figures can be interesting, obviously. While I have my first few ideas set out in my head, I'm curious wha...
by OscarGuy
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Rename "Life Under Trump"
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Poll: Rename "Life Under Trump"

Really detest that name. I don't care if we're using the term ironically, it's a phrase that has nationalistic connotations, which should not be at all involved in polite conversations.
by OscarGuy
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1872

Re: Trivia

I recently read two reviews of revivals of titles you mentioned. West End has a revival going now of Virginia Woolf starring Imelda Staunton that was very well praised and, largely thanks to Staunton's performance. Then there's a Broadway revival of Glass Menagerie that wasn't well received with lig...
by OscarGuy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Announcements
Topic: Forum & Site Downtime
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Forum & Site Downtime

Thursday evening (if all goes according to plan), my site host is going to be migrating my entire site to a newer server as I had briefly had problems with the old one. This means that the site may not keep all of your posts made that evening. When I get confirmation on when it will start, I will lo...
by OscarGuy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: Best Picture
Replies: 32
Views: 596

Re: 89th Oscars: Best Picture

You never read ours, Inky. On Cinema Sight, all four of us had Moonlight down as the runner-up prediction.
by OscarGuy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 99
Views: 1872

Re: Trivia

While we hardly have a consensus, it's interesting to me that three straight people say it's a gay movie and we have two gay people who say it isn't. Maybe it's all a matter of perception in terms of gay identity and how a film like Midnight Cowboy, if it is an actual gay movie, is utterly disempowe...

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