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Old 02-22-15, 10:38 PM
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So far my favorite part Was Lady gaga I love metal but also love her
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Old 02-23-15, 11:39 AM
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So back in the day I used to love the Oscars... now, not so much. I watched but found myself flipping back and forth between other channels. Lady Gaga, always a good performer. I liked all the musical numbers - the Tim McGraw's number made me cry (my father died of Alzheimers). I could care less about the actors winning this or that but some of the speeches were sweet and geniune. It's really sad that the fashion is the most important part of the night... BTW of the movies, have not seen a one... never even heard of Whiplash...
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Old 02-23-15, 11:45 AM
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Every other week there's one of those awards shows on eating up space. Every other week I keep surfing for something interesting to watch while on the bike trainer.
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Old 02-23-15, 01:11 PM
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Didn't watch the Oscars. Didn't see a single movie that won anything. Don't really care about a bunch of over-paid, self-important people who get paid to pretend to be something else. I get tired of these people giving speeches as if what they do really makes a difference. Then they try to throw in their political BS...I quit watching these celebrity award shows a long time ago.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
It's really sad that the fashion is the most important part of the night... BTW of the movies, have not seen a one... never even heard of Whiplash...
My wife's really into movies, so we watch the Oscars. Two comments for you....

First, the fashion stopped being such a big deal, I made a comment to my wife that I didn't hear the hateful "who are you wearing?" question once (made me happy). She let me know that the actors were fed up with it being about clothing and not the movies/actors.

Second, there were three movies that were nominated and won a ton of Oscars that are great (recommended watching): Boyhood, Birdman, and The Grand Budapest Hotel (my favorite movie in years).

Third (okay, I said two, but ...), Neil Patrick Harris as host got very old, very fast.

I don't blame anybody for skipping the televised awards, it's almost better to just read the results the next morning, add the winning movies to your Netflix queue (or don't), done.
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Old 02-23-15, 02:06 PM
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I have liked other Wes Anderson movies. And I liked Birdman, which my wife didn't. My wife saw but didn't like Grand Budapest Hotel so now I figure I need to time it so I can watch it when she's doing something else.
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Old 02-23-15, 02:34 PM
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Who could watch the Oscars when the Hallmark channel was playing the Hart to Hart movie?
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Old 02-23-15, 03:29 PM
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I work for a theater that's playing Birdman. I was interested in finding out if there would be a bump in the number of people seeing it now. But as I left work today, snow was coming down and Little Rock was at a standstill. So I doubt that there will be an immediate affect.
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Old 02-23-15, 03:55 PM
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parts of the intro number was good and yeah who knew ladywutzhername could sing like that. good tribute tho
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Old 02-23-15, 04:05 PM
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[QUOTE=Hypno Toad;17578661]Third (okay, I said two, but ...), Neil Patrick Harris as host got very old, very fast.

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This... more than anything turned me off. He is talented and can sing and dance and he is witty but his wit is totally off color... starting with his first joke about everyone being white... I cringed everytime he was on...

I like movie too but don't go to theaters anymore... can't stay to be around jerks and idiots... so have to wait until the films come out on netflix or ondemand. Not certain if I will watch Birdman... just the outtakes annoy me. But will see the Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood.

I did flip around before the Oscars and did hear the dreaded "who are you wearing" question... if the actors are angry about this question why do they spend so much time and money on jewelry and couture... anyway, its all so superficial and silly and political... gosh all the political messages turned me off. Like actors really have a clue... equal rights for women... I suspect Ms. Arquette makes far in excess of most women or men...
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Old 02-23-15, 04:24 PM
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Basic Cable .. Watched One flew Over the Cocoo's nest, again, Instead ..
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Spent the night reading --- who wants to watch a bunch of pretenders give themselves awards?
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Old 02-23-15, 04:37 PM
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We recently watched the Oscar nominated shorts at a local Indy theater, so I was interested to see which of those won. But I mostly read while my wife watched. Both winning shorts were quite good IMO.
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Old 02-23-15, 09:14 PM
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I also saw all the nominated shorts, all were good and I agree with winners, except animation. I thought the animated short winner was the worst of the bunch.
American Sniper won for sound editing, that's about right.
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