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by Heksagon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The 10th Decade
Topic: The 2019 Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: The 2019 Honorary Oscars

Lynch is obviously deserving, I'm not so sure about the others.

Studi feels way too much like an ethnic token. Wertmüller feels like she's getting an Honorary Oscar for getting an Oscar nomination, which is kind of weird.
by Heksagon
Fri May 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: New Developments III
Replies: 2137
Views: 93229

Re: New Developments III

You only need two things for printing money (or whatever you want to call it) to become a real policy - an incompetent President and an incompetent Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. So I'd say with Donald Trump we're about halfway getting there. And Trump is certainly working his way to get...
by Heksagon
Wed May 01, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: Oscar Face Offs
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: Oscar Face Offs

Voted.

But no chance to vote for Music ? or Visual Effects?
by Heksagon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. John Singleton
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: R.I.P. John Singleton

John Singleton's career was the most extreme example of starting at the top and making his way to the bottom that I can think in Hollywood, at least in recent decades. I wonder if there is now going to be some effort to re-evaluate some of his less successful work. The youngest Best Director nominee...
by Heksagon
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest
Replies: 42
Views: 1394

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Best Picture: Roma Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Best Actress: Glenn Close, The Wife Best Supp. Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book Best Supp. Actresss: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best Original Screenplay: The Favourite Best Adapted Screenpl...
by Heksagon
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Your best picture ballot
Replies: 35
Views: 1515

Re: Your best picture ballot

I just barely managed to see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards are handed out. I almost wish I hadn't as this is definitely my least favorite line-up since I started regularly following the Oscars in the late 90s. BlacKkKlansman and Roma were the only films I really liked, and neither ...
by Heksagon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 34327

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

It's too early to say which way the Democratic Party is headed in. One part of the candidates seem to be intelligent opportunists who are willing to say what it takes to get elected but whose actual competence and interests are difficult to determine. Another group consists of populists who appear t...
by Heksagon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Details of the February 24th Presentation
Replies: 112
Views: 2835

Re: Details of the February 24th Presentation

It feels insane that they figured that cutting 10-15 min of the broadcast would be worth the inevitable backlash. It's particularly odd that they're trying it this year when Best Picture nominations for Black Panther , Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born mean that the ratings are going to go up in ...
by Heksagon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Reactions
Replies: 88
Views: 1736

Re: Reactions

I'm not sure Free Solo counts as an IMAX documentary, but if it does, does this make it the first IMAX documentary nominated for documentary feature? By coincidence, I just noticed that there's Fires of Kuwait , which received a nomination for Documentary Feature back in 1992 - in spite of being un...
by Heksagon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 783
Views: 34327

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

I'm slightly confused about how the famously complex U.S. health care system actually works, so it's not actually clear what they are proposing here, or why, or how serious they are about their propositions. My confusion is not because of lack of interest, or because of lack of effort about learning...
by Heksagon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Death of Hugo Chavez
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Death of Hugo Chavez

HarryGoldfarb wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:He's not that bad. R.I.P.


No, he wasn't "that bad"... He was WORST than bad, probably the worst thing that ever happened to Venezuela...


Perhaps Anonymous was only anticipating what things were going to be like with Maduro.
by Heksagon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 931

Re: Final Nominations Predictions

Here's my predictions for the main categories (I may add more categories later). The awards themselves have gotten more and more predictable each year, but the nominations usually have at least some surprises, and this year's competition seems to offer a lot of opportunities for those, as some of th...
by Heksagon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

Technically, the Academy doesn't consider foreign language nominations as nominations for the director, but conventionally they are viewed that way. Everyone, including the Academy and the organizations on whose "behalf they accept", treat the directors as if they were the nominee. There a...
by Heksagon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Potential Stats and Records for This Year's Oscars

You're missing the obvious big one - if Alfonso Cuarón gets nominated for Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Foreign Language Film, he would tie Walt Disney's record for most nominations in a single year, with six nominations. At least in theory, he could break Disne...
by Heksagon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Golden Globes Predictions Contest
Replies: 39
Views: 901

Re: Golden Globes Predictions Contest

Drama: A Star Is Born Comedy: Green Book Director: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Actor Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Actress Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife Actor Comedy: Viggo Mortensen, Green Book Actress Comedy: Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns Supp. Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book Supp. Actre...

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