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by Reza
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Post-Festival Landscape
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: The Post-Festival Landscape

An excellent analyses, Mister Tee. I keep refering to it but a tad annoying to scroll down. So here's a summary (with a few additions) of the contendors of 2018: Best Picture Roma The Favourite A Star is Born First Man If Beale Street Could Talk Widows BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Can You Ever Forgi...
by Reza
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Web of Sex Scandals
Replies: 200
Views: 5905

Re: Web of Sex Scandals

I know that some here won't agree - they CAN'T - but like it or not ideas can also be judge (by many) based on those who most passionately represent them - and undertandably so. A movement is defined not only by the principles it adheres to, but also by the people who lead it. And there's always so...
by Reza
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 26
Views: 999

Re: 2018 Emmys

She also lost for her bravura guest performance on SVU. She lost her nom for Blackwater Lightship, her two nominations for hosting the Tony Awards and what undoubtedly should have won her an Emmy (if the SVU stint didn't), her Great Performances appearance on Sweeney Todd. You can criticize the pro...
by Reza
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Cantor's award was for "distinguished service to the film community" and not for his largely undistinguished films. And Charles Boyer got one for establishing the French Research Center in L.A. and not for his career as often mentioned in articles. He was another actor who should have rec...
by Reza
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: The Wife

I would rather see Glenn Close win her Oscar for Sunset Blvd (if they ever get round to filming it) than for this piffle.
by Reza
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

The good thing about the Governor's awards is that compared to the past a more diverse group of people are now being given the award. The Academy looks beyond actors and directors and spreads the gold amongst costume designers, critics, cinematographers, documentarians, composers etc., as well.
by Reza
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Reza, FYI: I wasn't suggesting Rosalind Russell didn't deserve the Hersholt for her humanitarian work. I was just saying it also served as a way to give a statue to a woman who'd been nominated multiple times without winning -- a sentiment I read in the Hollywood trades at the time. Yes, you are ri...
by Reza
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

A list of once very active actors over the age of 60 who are still around, who have never won an Oscar but could get an honorary award - I know some sound rather far fetched Doris Day, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Ann Blyth, Jane Powell, Dean Stockwell, Irene Papas, Catherine Deneuve, Alain Delon, M...
by Reza
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Regarding Tyson or Earl Jones - no, they don't have as rich a filmography as Doris Day or Donald Sutherland - or, one can say, they don't have the filmography they should have but couldn't, because they were black. So yes, being black has something to do with them being honored, but you know what -...
by Reza
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

The first real violation of this pattern I can recall was when the Board voted a special to Mary Pickford in 1975 -- a choice that seemed truly silly, given that most people think the competitive Oscar Pickford won was a travesty. I don't agree that Pickford's honorary Oscar was a silly choice. She...
by Reza
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Greg wrote:
Reza wrote:Ameche was never nominated nor was he ever a critically acclaimed actor but he also had a career that lasted over 50 years and was in many highly successful musicals, comedies and dramas.


Ameche won for his supporting role in Cocoon


Oops yes of course he did.
by Reza
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

The list of overlooked actors down the years is huge. It would be interesting to know who all were considered over the years and why they (Marlene Dietrich and Irene Dunne are just two of many who immediately come to mind) were ignored. Dietrich became something of a recluse in later life. By 1984 ...
by Reza
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Nathaniel, from TFE, always gets down on Oscars given to previous winners. To me, if an actor's total career is more than the sum of it's parts and it's a strong career, that should be celebrated, regardless of if they're an oscar winner or not. I get the reason behind wanting to celebrate the unde...
by Reza
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Okri wrote:What do you guys think Honorary Oscars are for?


A special award to celebrate an actor or film technicians's "big-screen" film career (the honorary Oscar) or humanitarian achievents (the Jean Hersholt) or a "big-screen" film producer's achievements (the Thalberg).
by Reza
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation
Replies: 59
Views: 968

Re: Honorary Oscars Wish Lists and Speculation

Phillip dude, I apologised to you about the "ruby slippers" years ago. Was just pulling your leg on your rants about Designing Women. I'm surprised you are still seething about it 15 plus years down the road.

But I'm now glad you're still pissed off lol

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