[PO] Penelope's Elimination Game

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Postby Zahveed » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:09 am

OscarGuy wrote:No offense meant, Zahveed...I can also send you categories that anything you picked would probably be a better choice than what was made (like Best Picture 1995...). I just think it will add flavor if we're not sending to the same people every time.

I like the bizarre stuff, keeps me on my toes.
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Postby Penelope » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:40 am

OscarGuy wrote:And Penelope, I think we should do the same in a new thread but remove nominees instead and then when all the categories have new slates, we can then select winners. :) Or perhaps have the other one as an "empty" slate of nominees and each person, in rotation, adds a nominee to the list until we have 5 in each category.

That's an interesting suggestion; but also in-depth--perhaps we can finish this game, and then try that after this year's Oscars.
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:32 am

No offense meant, Zahveed...I can also send you categories that anything you picked would probably be a better choice than what was made (like Best Picture 1995...). I just think it will add flavor if we're not sending to the same people every time.

And Penelope, I think we should do the same in a new thread but remove nominees instead and then when all the categories have new slates, we can then select winners. :) Or perhaps have the other one as an "empty" slate of nominees and each person, in rotation, adds a nominee to the list until we have 5 in each category.
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Postby Zahveed » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:03 am

OscarGuy wrote:How often are we going to change up the order? Because I'm gonna get stuck sending categories to someone who's tastes I don't know very well, which means I'm going to have to lob him bizarre categories I don't care about...

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Postby Penelope » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:44 am

Let's have dws and rudeboy take their turns, then we'll change the order; then, we'll change the order every 3rd round.
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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:50 am

How often are we going to change up the order? Because I'm gonna get stuck sending categories to someone who's tastes I don't know very well, which means I'm going to have to lob him bizarre categories I don't care about...
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Postby rudeboy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:26 am

I'll play.

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Postby Penelope » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:15 am

Akash wrote:So do I have to go back to the top of the list? I'm counting on you Pen.

Actually, dws is next, and then I come after him. Do you still want Best Director '89 for him?
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Postby Akash » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:17 am

Ooh good one Eric. I like both Scorsese's film and De Palma's film, but hopefully Foster will keep her Oscar for Lambs in this game -- and anyway Laurie is more deserving -- so I'll go with Piper Laurie in Carrie.

Hmm, this game involves a minimal amount of cool strategy since you have to also "know" the person you're passing a category off to (if it's something you yourself would like to see "changed").

So do I have to go back to the top of the list? I'm counting on you Pen.

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Postby Eric » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:09 am

Okri wrote:Eric, Best Cinematography for 1997.

I almost swapped Titanic out for Gattaca because I was so sure it was nominated, but it was not. I haven't seen Kundun in its entirety so, even if what I have seen of Deakins' work checks out pretty good, and even if I'm very much a non-fan of the film itself, I have to give it to Spinotti for L.A. Confidential.

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Postby Penelope » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:04 pm

dws1982 wrote:Can I get in on this at some point? It sounds fun.

No problem! :D

You're now after Akash.
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Postby dws1982 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:54 pm

Can I get in on this at some point? It sounds fun.

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Postby Okri » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:32 pm

Looks like I'm gonna have to use a pass. I'm not switching to Firth (he's leading and sabatoged by Lumet) or Guinness. I never got through more than thirty minutes of The Turning Point. So, I'm sticking with Robards - he's just someone I love to watch. I wish I could've seen his stage work.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:57 pm

Wow, this is a tough category. I am not a Vivien Leigh lover (although this is probably her best work), and I'm not going to waste a pass on her. Parker and Winters are both excellent, but are also both supporting roles. I will probably have to go with Hepburn.

So, I replace Vivien Leigh with Katherine Hepburn (giving one of her sweetest performances).

Okri, since we haven't had a Best Supporting yet, Best Supporting Actor 1977.
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Postby Bog » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:17 pm

So I guess...is this something you have a beef with?? hell, I don't know what's going on with this category, but I don't wanna use a pass on this song, I'm going with replacing The Thomas Crown Affair with Star!

ok, FilmFan...let's go with Best Actress 1951


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