[PO] Penelope's Elimination Game

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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:41 pm

well, after she finishes work on her debut Studio Album, she'll be appearing in Winged Creatures (2008) and Sex and the City: The Movie (2008). I know you'll scoff, Akash, but you implied she wasn't getting work, but it appears she's got two films set for next year and her album is due out Q1 2008.

She's also in talks to star as Aretha Franklin in her biopic and has expressed interest in appearing in the remake of the Jackie Robinson Story.
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Postby flipp525 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:40 pm

Penelope wrote:Barazza gave the best performance--at least she offered up a range of emotions, even if it all didn't make any sense.

Barraza was phenomenal in last week's episode of ER. She played a cleaning woman who was falsely accused of being responsible for a man's arm getting mangled in a piece of machinery which consequently led to its amputation. The man's son went after her son and killed him. It was a heartbreaking and affecting performance.




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Postby Akash » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:28 pm

The more I think about it, the more I despise everything Inarritu does in Babel. But yes, by default, and at least Barraza is an otherwise real actress. Speaking of which, what has Miss Hudson done since her Oscar win? Oh right...



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Postby Penelope » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:08 pm

Eric wrote:Yeah, I was pretty much in Barazza's corner by sheer default.

I suppose I was, too. I couldn't get excited about any of the nominees (Blanchett, especially, seeing that she was in the wrong category); and while Kikuchi has the best story in that silly movie, Barazza gave the best performance--at least she offered up a range of emotions, even if it all didn't make any sense.
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Postby Zahveed » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:55 pm

At least the noms are being blasted and not me. It's like being grazed by a bullet.
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Postby rudeboy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:09 am

Yup, supporting actress last year was surely an all-time low. Hudon's sweep would have irritated me a lot more in any other year, with another contender or two I could at least have gotten behind. Blanchett was probably my favourite, and I never thought I'd say that. I guess Barazza did what she could, but the acclaim for Kikuchi is beyond me.



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Postby Eric » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:30 am

Yeah, I was pretty much in Barazza's corner by sheer default.

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Postby Akash » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:37 am

Zahveed wrote:Let's see. I don't want to use a pass yet, so I'm going out on a very thin and unstable limb here - I eliminate Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and replace her with Rinko Kikuchi (Babel).

Oh, now I remembered why I stopped caring about Hudson's win. All the other nominees sucked hard too.

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Postby Bog » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Eric wrote:Man, talk about nailing it. This is probably one of the two or three most difficult categories for me to pick a winner for the supremacy of multiple candidates.

That's what I was going for, Altman perfection and similar to Aakash's thoughts, I hope that Kubrick and Fellini are honored with our game as well, so if Eric had chosen them, it would have been gratifying as well

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Postby Zahveed » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:52 pm

Let's see. I don't want to use a pass yet, so I'm going out on a very thin and unstable limb here - I eliminate Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) and replace her with Rinko Kikuchi (Babel). I wonder how that pill goes down...

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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:29 pm

Shit, we're making each other mad in certain circumstances. *glares at Akash*
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Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:06 pm

Poor Zahveed, he is being drawn into all the heated debates. He will make friends and enemies real quick around here:)
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Postby Penelope » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:00 pm

Akash wrote:Zahveed: Best Supporting Actress 2006. Why not?

This will be interesting; another case of where does Zahveed stand on the divide....
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Postby Akash » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:27 pm

So am I still doing Best Director 1980? I love Scorsese and I'd love to give it to him here, but hopefully he'll get it elsewhere (please PLEASE someone give me the chance to do Director 1988) and besides, I have to make sure Lynch gets something. So David Lynch for The Elephant Man

Zahveed: Best Supporting Actress 2006. Why not?

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Postby Penelope » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:41 pm

That's ok, Eric. I woulda passed on that, too. Now, it'll be interesting to see how somebody else will go.



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