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by OscarGuy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: The Academy Award Bracket Face-Offs
Replies: 0
Views: 90

The Academy Award Bracket Face-Offs

Sometime in April, I will be rebooting the Friday Face-Off game on my site. I started the Friday Face-Off on Dec. 30, 2011. This first attempt didn't quite focus well enough on its strengths and, after 85 weeks, I pulled the plug. I restarted it on Aug. 9, 2013. We are now only about three weeks awa...
by OscarGuy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Campaign 2020

I know she probably won't run, but would a Claire McCaskill have any shot?
by OscarGuy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 879

Re: Campaign 2020

Two questions:

1) What do you think about Stacey Abrams who is currently mulling a run?

2) How do the Keys currently play out in this presidential election year? I know the guy kept hemming and hawing between Clinton and Trump two years ago, but I wonder if they would be more obvious this year.
by OscarGuy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 780
Views: 33031

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Sabin, I don't think it will be an issue for the black community. The Republicans (and Sanders supporters) tried the "apex predators" line of attack on Hillary and it didn't work. Anita Hill is the only part of that that could since women are one of the reasons why the midterms swung so fa...
by OscarGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Felicity Huffman Criminally Charged

If colleges really wanted to stymie this kind of thing, which they don't, they could just say that anyone who donates over X amount will have their children barred admission. That, said, they won't. However, not all folk who build buildings do so to get their kids into the school. My alma mater has ...
by OscarGuy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: The 20th Annual Who'll Be Back?

I once thought Elle Fanning would be here one day, but it seems like her roles are too eclectic to be taken seriously by the Academy. Unlike Saoirse Ronan, Fanning doesn't appear to care if she takes on roles the Academy would ignore.
by OscarGuy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Katherine Helmond
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: R.I.P. Katherine Helmond

She played the dingy wife Jessica to Robert Mandan's Chester Tate. Mandan himself died in April of last year.
by OscarGuy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

We are on a private message board, Harry. I will NOT give abusers a platform to continue their abuse.
by OscarGuy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

More specifically, it's like someone who's mentally abusive constantly beating on the target and then showing egotistical lack of remorse or acknowledgement of the role they played in the abuse. Having an opinion is one thing, berating others for theirs and insisting that only YOU have the correct a...
by OscarGuy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: 91st Oscars: Sound Editing

There are two primary categories at the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards that explain the entirety of Sound Editing.

Sound Effects and Foley and Dialogue and ADR (automated dialog replacement)
by OscarGuy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

Sometimes, you put up with something for long that you reach a breaking point.
by OscarGuy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Ceremony
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: 91st Oscars: Ceremony

I tried to reach out to him, but haven't heard back. I think it's safe to say that another great poster was driven away by egocentric absolutism.
by OscarGuy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: In Memoriam
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: 91st Oscars: In Memoriam

Finney did enough work in America to be well known. Olmi, who's name I recognize, isn't that familiar to me personally.
by OscarGuy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: In Memoriam
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: 91st Oscars: In Memoriam

The problem the Academy is facing isn't one of too many too include. It's too many unfamiliar, non-Americans to include. As I was typing those names out during the in memoriam section, I was struck by just how many unfamiliar ones were foreign-born artists. It was almost as if they forced themselves...
by OscarGuy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: 91st Oscars: Best Directing
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: 91st Oscars: Best Directing

Denys Arcand does not have the Oscar for The Barbarian Invasions in his possession, so it's definitely not the director's to keep.

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