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by Heksagon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: Final Nominations Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 827

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: 219

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: 219

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: The 10th Decade
Topic: Golden Globes Predictions Contest
Replies: 39
Views: 813

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...
by Heksagon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: 91st Academy Awards
Topic: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....
Replies: 72
Views: 1527

Re: The Host of the 91st Academy Awards Is....

I'm not sure if I've ever even heard of him before. Does he have a TV show or something?
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31477

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

This Sunday Brasil votes for a new president. Heavy favorite to win is Jair Bolsonaro, a far right candidate with a speech 10x worse than Trump. Interesting times... And so it has come to pass: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/28/jair-bolsonaro-wins-brazil-presidential-election Jair Bolso...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Will Vinton
Replies: 0
Views: 963

R.I.P. Will Vinton

Will Vinton, the clay animator, who received five Oscar nominations and won once - Best Animated Short Film for 1974, Closed Mondays - died on October 4th, at the age of 70.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Vinton
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2018 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: 2018 Nobel Prizes

The Physics Prize is historical for a couple of reasons. Donna Strickland becomes only the third woman ever to win the Physics Prize - physics being a male-dominated field, to the point of notoriety (Ironically, the first woman ever to win any Nobel Prize did so for physics). Secondly, at the age of...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31477

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process is probably the worst nadir for the Supreme Court since the Dred Scott ruling. And the chances are, it's only going to get worse in the coming years. The current system for appointing judges is not appropriate when the court has become so politicized as it is cur...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: European trip
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: European trip

I hope your trip is going well, Precious Doll :)
by Heksagon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Shinobu Hashimoto
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: R.I.P. Shinobu Hashimoto

Many times I have heard people mistake Harakiri for a film directed by Akira Kurosawa, but only now do I realize that the film shared a screenwriter with several of his films.
by Heksagon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31477

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Greg wrote:Trump's recent SCOTUS pick has written that a sitting President should never be indicted. How convenient.

Don't worry, I'm sure Kavanaugh will reverse his opinion on that issue eventually - that is, as soon as a Democratic president is elected.
by Heksagon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: World Cup 2018

Well, that was a curious tournament, with a lot of oddities in the form of own goals, penalties and goalkeeper howlers (in the final match even) and England making it so far with a team that looks so unimpressive on paper. The many entertaining matches (only one goalless draw) made it memorable also...
by Heksagon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: World Cup 2018

It's been an entertaining World Cup so far. Unfortunately there's no way we'll ever get to a part of this tournament, at least not in my lifetime. I usually end up sympathizing France since we often spent our holidays there when I was a kid, so I have fond memories of the country for that reason. I ...
by Heksagon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 732
Views: 31477

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The way in which the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed is not functioning properly in this political environment. No one predicted how partisan and politicized the court would become. Appointed-for-life offices don't belong to this century either. After the Electoral College, that's the seco...

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