Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby flipp525 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:31 am

I don’t think Lucas Hedges is “in the club” enough at this point to get that honor. They should go for a recent Best Actor winner or maybe someone unimpeachable like Tom Hanks.
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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am

Getting back to the original question, though, I think the ideal substitute for Casey Affleck would be his Manchester by the Sea co-star and co-nominee Lucas Hedges, who would almost certainly be presenting the Best Actress award to either his on-screen mother in one film or his on-screen girlfriend in another - either Frances McDormand or Saoirse Ronan, of course.
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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:08 am

Reza wrote:Ridiculous? To say the least. And it gets more and more absurd without any end in sight.


Not that I disagree with James Franco being removed from the cover of Vanity Fair, but would this have happened a year ago?

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby Reza » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:46 am

Big Magilla wrote:The only smart thing about Affleck withdrawing is saving himself the embarrassment of not being invited by AMPAS.

Are there any A-list actors who are safe any more? Maybe all awards shows should go the way of the SAG awards and use guys only to introduce clips so they don't have to interface with possible female winners who might be offended by something they heard about someone and make a scene. Either that or have men only present awards in which all the nominees are male. It's gotten ridiculous.


Ridiculous? To say the least. And it gets more and more absurd without any end in sight.

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:35 am

Big Magilla wrote:The only smart thing about Affleck withdrawing is saving himself the embarrassment of not being invited by AMPAS.

Are there any A-list actors who are safe any more? Maybe all awards shows should go the way of the SAG awards and use guys only to introduce clips so they don't have to interface with possible female winners who might be offended by something they heard about someone and make a scene. Either that or have men only present awards in which all the nominees are male. It's gotten ridiculous.


Couldn't agree more Magilla. I do think the Academy should move to male presenting to male/female presenting to female in the acting categories. In the cases where someone is nominated the year after they have won, they can switch with the lead/supporting actor/actress.
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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:07 am

The only smart thing about Affleck withdrawing is saving himself the embarrassment of not being invited by AMPAS.

Are there any A-list actors who are safe any more? Maybe all awards shows should go the way of the SAG awards and use guys only to introduce clips so they don't have to interface with possible female winners who might be offended by something they heard about someone and make a scene. Either that or have men only present awards in which all the nominees are male. It's gotten ridiculous.
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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby Bog » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:54 pm

Kind of a bummer...such a rare honor and for a performance so richly deserved, in my opinion. Maybe it is for the best, but unless Jimmy took it upon himself to "go there" during introduction...sure seems like it would have come and gone damn quickly and onto a likely powerful speech.

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby Uri » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:10 pm

Sabin wrote:Smart move. For Casey. Why would he risk being put in his place by Frances McDormand if for whatever reason the notion enters her head?


Why on earth would she do such a thing? Aren't you confusing her with the characters she plays?

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:04 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42827210

Casey Affleck won't be presenting Best Actress this year. Any thoughts on who they bring in to present? Tom Hanks? Denzel? Jeff Bridges? Sidney Poitier, the earliest living winner, would be cool.


Since he's nominated this year anyway, why not Christopher Plummer? :lol:

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Postby Sabin » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:52 pm

Smart move. For Casey. Why would he risk being put in his place by Frances McDormand if for whatever reason the notion enters her head?

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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:55 pm

Especially considering who the women nominated are. I'm pretty sure they all would think he's scummy, especially the likely winner.
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Re: Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby The Original BJ » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:29 pm

Probably for the best. I don’t see any upside for him to presenting — of all categories — Best Actress this year.

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Casey Affleck Not Attending the Oscars

Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42827210

Casey Affleck won't be presenting Best Actress this year. Any thoughts on who they bring in to present? Tom Hanks? Denzel? Jeff Bridges? Sidney Poitier, the earliest living winner, would be cool.
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