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by Heksagon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 770
Views: 32292

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

It's too early to say which way the Democratic Party is headed in. One part of the candidates seem to be intelligent opportunists who are willing to say what it takes to get elected but whose actual competence and interests are difficult to determine. Another group consists of populists who appear t...
by Heksagon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2406

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

It feels insane that they figured that cutting 10-15 min of the broadcast would be worth the inevitable backlash. It's particularly odd that they're trying it this year when Best Picture nominations for Black Panther , Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born mean that the ratings are going to go up in ...
by Heksagon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1659

Re: Reactions

I'm not sure Free Solo counts as an IMAX documentary, but if it does, does this make it the first IMAX documentary nominated for documentary feature? By coincidence, I just noticed that there's Fires of Kuwait , which received a nomination for Documentary Feature back in 1992 - in spite of being un...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 770
Views: 32292

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I'm slightly confused about how the famously complex U.S. health care system actually works, so it's not actually clear what they are proposing here, or why, or how serious they are about their propositions. My confusion is not because of lack of interest, or because of lack of effort about learning...
by Heksagon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Death of Hugo Chavez
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Death of Hugo Chavez

HarryGoldfarb wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:He's not that bad. R.I.P.


No, he wasn't "that bad"... He was WORST than bad, probably the worst thing that ever happened to Venezuela...


Perhaps Anonymous was only anticipating what things were going to be like with Maduro.
by Heksagon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 893

Re: Final Nominations Predictions

Here's my predictions for the main categories (I may add more categories later). The awards themselves have gotten more and more predictable each year, but the nominations usually have at least some surprises, and this year's competition seems to offer a lot of opportunities for those, as some of th...
by Heksagon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

Technically, the Academy doesn't consider foreign language nominations as nominations for the director, but conventionally they are viewed that way. Everyone, including the Academy and the organizations on whose "behalf they accept", treat the directors as if they were the nominee. There a...
by Heksagon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

You're missing the obvious big one - if Alfonso Cuarón gets nominated for Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Foreign Language Film, he would tie Walt Disney's record for most nominations in a single year, with six nominations. At least in theory, he could break Disne...
by Heksagon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globes Predictions Contest
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Golden Globes Predictions Contest

Drama: A Star Is Born Comedy: Green Book Director: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Actor Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Actress Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife Actor Comedy: Viggo Mortensen, Green Book Actress Comedy: Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns Supp. Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book Supp. Actre...
by Heksagon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 72
Views: 1615

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

I'm not sure if I've ever even heard of him before. Does he have a TV show or something?
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 770
Views: 32292

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This Sunday Brasil votes for a new president. Heavy favorite to win is Jair Bolsonaro, a far right candidate with a speech 10x worse than Trump. Interesting times... And so it has come to pass: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/28/jair-bolsonaro-wins-brazil-presidential-election Jair Bolso...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Will Vinton
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

R.I.P. Will Vinton

Will Vinton, the clay animator, who received five Oscar nominations and won once - Best Animated Short Film for 1974, Closed Mondays - died on October 4th, at the age of 70.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Vinton
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2018 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: 2018 Nobel Prizes

The Physics Prize is historical for a couple of reasons. Donna Strickland becomes only the third woman ever to win the Physics Prize - physics being a male-dominated field, to the point of notoriety (Ironically, the first woman ever to win any Nobel Prize did so for physics). Secondly, at the age of...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 770
Views: 32292

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process is probably the worst nadir for the Supreme Court since the Dred Scott ruling. And the chances are, it's only going to get worse in the coming years. The current system for appointing judges is not appropriate when the court has become so politicized as it is cur...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: European trip
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: European trip

I hope your trip is going well, Precious Doll :)

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