82nd Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:04 pm

Precious was at 20% to Up in the Air's 40%
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Postby Jeffrey » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:48 pm

UP IN THE AIR was the favorite to win this category.

Does anyone still have Entertainment Weekly's Oscar predictions issue? The one with Johnny Depp on the cover? The heading is, "Oscars Our Fearless Predictions."

I'd be interested to know how the magazine accessed percentages to each nominee in this category. Did they have Precious as the 2nd favorite & weighted at what percentage?

(I would look it up myself here at the library, yet I'm in Lexington, Kentucky where Johnny Depp's mom lives. Someone seems to have stolen this issue of EW.)

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Postby FilmFan720 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:22 am

anonymous wrote:QUESTION: Is Geoffrey Fletcher the first African-American screenplay winner?

Yes. In all the Kathryn Bigelow media hoopla this has been overlooked.
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Postby dylanfan23 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:33 pm

This was the most dissappointing moment of the evening....not that i liked bullocks performance more than the precious screenplay. But Up in the air was the best film of the year for me and it not winning here meant it coming up empty...and i liked precious as a film but the screenplay didnt' even deserve a nomination in my opinion. Its a real shame.

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Postby bettestreep2008 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:56 am

I too thought there was an upset brewing when Precious won Best Screenplay Adaptation.

I thought has Oprah managed to sway enough voters to vote for Precious for Best Film???

Remember her huge campaign to get Crash to win - and boy is the Academy regretting that choice!

Worst screenplay this decade? Well toss up between A Beautiful Mind and Crash.

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:48 am

It was a breathtaking speech. As in: "the orchestra will start.......NOW...oh wait....NOW"

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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:29 am

Sabin wrote:QUESTION: did Geoffrey Fletcher write the worst screenplay to win an Oscar this decade?

ANSWER: of course!

Even worse than Crash or A Beautiful Mind?

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Postby Sabin » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:53 am

QUESTION: did Geoffrey Fletcher write the worst screenplay to win an Oscar this decade?

ANSWER: of course!

Poor Up in the Air.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:18 am

QUESTION: Is Geoffrey Fletcher the first African-American screenplay winner?

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Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:43 pm

This could have been one of the best moments of the evening. It didn't turn out that way.

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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:28 pm

Yes.
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Postby Snick's Guy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:24 pm

Reza wrote:Does this mean that Up in the Air is going away emptyhanded tonight?

looks that way

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Postby Reza » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Does this mean that Up in the Air is going away emptyhanded tonight?

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Postby dws1982 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:56 pm

There's your first upset of the night. Don't know that it'll portend a Best Picture upset, but I wonder if some of the Gabourey Sidibe upset talk might mean something. Hilarious that they used the clip of her stealing the fried chicken. I'll bet Armond White was throwing things at the TV.



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Postby OscarGuy » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:56 pm

You guys did want surprises tonight.
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