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by tootpadu
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: 88th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscar Winners
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Honorary Oscar Winners

I'm not up on my knowledge of film producers so I can't really say who is overdue among them for recognition. Are there any that are "Thalberg-worthy" that have been overlooked? Probably Kathleen Kennedy qualifies. At 62, she's not precisely "young"... And after NINE unsuccessfu...
by tootpadu
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: 87th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Awards to O'Hara, Miyazaki, Carriere, Belafonte
Replies: 30
Views: 1911

Re: Honorary Awards to O'Hara, Miyazaki, Carriere, Belafonte

The AFI does, however, have a strict rule that the recipient must show up. The only winner who didn't was Irene Dunne who became ill at the last moment. Even Katharine Hepburn showed up for that one. I think you mean the Kennedy Center honors and not the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, as neither D...
by tootpadu
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Michael Cacoyannis
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: R.I.P. Michael Cacoyannis

Because that's when he died, almost three years ago, on July 25th 2011 to be exact.
by tootpadu
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Picture and Director 2000
Replies: 24
Views: 3965

Re: Best Picture and Director 2000

I think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Traffic were the best directed of the nominees, but this is my only chance to vote for Billy Elliot so my vote goes to Stephen Daldry for what is likely to be the only one he gets. Daldry stands at four votes for now, which means that two people other than...
by tootpadu
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Cheryl Boone Isaacs elected AMPAS president
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Cheryl Boone Isaacs elected AMPAS president

A nice choice, even if the election of such a Hollywood insider certainly won't be breaking news.
by tootpadu
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Notable Firsts or Records
Replies: 14
Views: 3093

Re: Notable Firsts or Records

Name all performers who have a perfect record of Oscar wins-to-nominations, where the total nominations > 1. All these performers are a perfect 2 for 2. Helen Hayes Luise Rainer Vivien Leigh Hilary Swank Melvyn Douglas Kevin Spacey Christoph Waltz Melvyn Douglas got another nomination in Lead for I...
by tootpadu
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: 85th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 2012 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 216
Views: 9784

Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations

Has there been a time when an Academy associated human (president or something) was nowhere to be found on nominations morning? Academy president Hawk Koch was actually present at the announcement, as he was seated next to Stone who came from the audience to do her presentation. Maybe he decided to...
by tootpadu
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: The First Century
Topic: The Iron Petticoat resurfaces
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: The Iron Petticoat resurfaces

The history of this film's legal battles sounds way more interesting than the movie itself.

I was able to watch The Iron Petticoat on german TV some twenty years ago and it must've been the butchered, blowtorched version as all I remember is actually a disastrously unfunny cold war tale.
by tootpadu
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: 84th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Facts and Trivia
Replies: 21
Views: 5923

Re: Facts and Trivia

Hugo is the biggest tech-only (= no Top 8 ) winner since Star Wars , who won six. It is the second biggest tech-only winner in Oscar history, as there are lots of movies with four Oscars, like recently The Matrix and many Spielberg movies, but only Hugo managed to get five, just behind the all-time...
by tootpadu
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: 84th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: César Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: César Awards

Not really unexpected as Intouchables was a huge popular success here (nine times more admissions than The Artist ) and Omar Sy was the most probable way to honor the movie, as it was obviously not going to win Best Picture. I think The Artist did just fine and the Dujardin loss doesn't represent an...
by tootpadu
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: 84th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Honorary Oscars
Replies: 26
Views: 3761

Re: Honorary Oscars

For the record, I'd put James Earl Jones somewhere in a limbo between Bellamy/Wallach level and the genuine legend group represented by O'Toole. Jones, too, has put in about half a century, though it's been more diffuse -- his most famous work remains onstage or as a voice behind animation (Lion Ki...
by tootpadu
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Seven Makeup Finalists
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Mister Tee wrote:Some were calling Black Swan a hopeful here. Its first disappointment of the season.

Maybe the effects were too CGI heavy for this rather old fashioned branch ?
by tootpadu
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: 83rd Predictions and Precursors
Topic: National Society of Film Critics Winners
Replies: 29
Views: 2986

Big Magilla wrote:I don't know why Vincere is ineligible. It could be as simple as the producers not filing the requisite paperwork for consideration.

Apparently, Vincere's Oscar ineligibility is due to its distributors policy to release the film simultaneously in theatres and on VOD.
by tootpadu
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: Lost, Broken or Tarnished Oscars
Replies: 6
Views: 613

The plaster Oscars were given out during the war years, but if I remember correctly, they were replaced by ordinary ones, once things got back to normal, metalwise.
by tootpadu
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: The People
Topic: Sam Mendes & Kate Winslet
Replies: 31
Views: 1110

Big Magilla wrote:Julia Roberts (from Lyle Lovett)

Didn't Roberts attend the Oscar ceremony with her then boy-friend Benjamin Bratt and hadn't she divorced from Lyle Lovett a long time before that ??

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